Fabrics, colors, shapes, designs, and trendsthis is just a little bit of what makes up the fashion industry.
If you love exploring different fabrics and styles, you may be well-suited to a career in this field.
As is the case in any beauty career, you must know about the history of you chosen field before you can work in it. Some of your classes focus on fashion history, trends that have shaped the field as it is today, and great fashion designers. Knowing how to turn your mental images into real art is also important. Every semester, you can plan on taking courses in fashion artistry and design. These courses may teach you how to create designs on paper and on the computer.
In general, the fashion industry is fairly stable at this point in time (O*Net, 2016). However, this may change as the economy continues to recover. The job outlook may be better in Tennessees large urban areas, like Nashville and Knoxville. Fashion design can be a financially rewarding field to work in if youre willing to work hard. Per O*Net, the average salary for a Tennessee fashion designer is $56,800 per year.
As you start looking for your first fashion design job, you may want to find out what its really like to make a name for yourself in this industry. Early on, you may prove yourself by working under established designers and working with their creations. This may involve doing tailoring work, tweaking artwork, and marketing designers work. Once you start demonstrating your fashion prowess, you may have the chance to work on your own designs. This involves learning about your demographic group, creating designs that suit their needs, and altering your creations as requested by clients. Networking is one way to make the most of your opportunities. By participating in local fashion shows and touching base with other designers, you may be able to take your career to the next level.
Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
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Nashville, TN 37243-1147
Phone Number: 615-741-2515
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E-mail Address: Cosmetology.Board@TN.Gov
The Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners can answer any questions you may have about obtaining your cosmetology license in Tennessee.