Beauty influencers on TikTok have an average following of over 700,000. Stylists and makeup artists have flocked to the platform to foster local communities and promote their businesses. Because of TikTok’s algorithm, beauty creators might find themselves catapulted to fame overnight.
I am not here to peddle a get-rich-quick scheme or try to sell you a false promise of becoming famous. But for aspiring hairstylists and beauty industry professionals, social media platforms, especially TikTok, offer easy and inexpensive access to marketing tools to jumpstart your career.
It also offers a creative outlet and a chance to show off what you do best. Learn more TikTok marketing tips for beauty school students.
Beauty Influencers: Earning Followers on Makeup TikTok
Most online beauty gurus have well-established platforms on Instagram and YouTube. Only a small number have migrated over to the TikTok arena and have already found more success. Engagement on TikTok has at least doubled for beauty creators, compared to their IG and YouTube counterparts.
Beauty TikTok gets as much as 7.52% engagement from its followers. Beauty experts have found audiences using the following content formats:
- Traditional makeup/hair tutorial videos
- GRWM (Get Ready With Me)
- Featured products (sometimes sponsored)
- Day-in-the-life at the studio
- Long-form livestreams
YouTube still has value as a platform, because it allows for longer videos. This lets creators go into more detail about products and beauty tips. The idea is to give an audience a taste with free educational resources and fun content.
You want to encourage them to come to you for more services. This could translate to visiting you locally at the studio, hiring out for events, or even offering consultations.
Improving Your Chance to Be Discovered
Today, search engines and social media platforms are watching ALL of your search behavior signals and interactions while you are there – this is called search behavior targeting. As an example, you visit a shopping site, leave and then hop over to Facebook and all of a sudden you see an ad from that website you were previously on. How? It’s all about Algorithms! Algorithms on TikTok run on a highly personalized algorithm that hasn’t been seen elsewhere. You spend enough time on the app, and your FYP (short for “for you page”) starts to feel like a mirror. The algorithm learns from user-generated data, and the more data is received from you, the more targeted content comes your way.
You can easily trigger TikTok’s algorithm with your content using such tricks as:
- Trending audio clips link your videos to a larger audience
- Video descriptions using targeted on-trend search terms or coined-phrases
- Audio text as another great tool
The above tips have made TikTok makeup and beauty content soar. Audiences seem especially drawn to watching influencers putting on their makeup, even while they discuss random topics. Creators from every corner of TikTok experience an uptick in engagement when showing makeup-related content, educating followers about product use or why treatments are important and more pro tips.
While you don’t need to be a trained professional to be a “beauty influencer,” for beauty school students, this is your moment to shine. If you put in the work and effort to create high-quality content, this could change your entire career.
Building Your Local TikTok Community
Local relevance refers to how content creators improve visibility locally through geographic markers and targeted keywords (words people typically use to describe what you are demonstrating or talking about. The common lingo also known as SEO). First, you should perform an SEO audit to discover the most popular search terms in your area. You should perform search audits on both Google and TikTok’s search bars.
Including geographical and contact information in your content will make it easy to organically connect with locals. TikTok connects creators to people of similar demographics.
This is why it’s important to be intentional about who your content speaks to and who you interact with, especially if you want to grow a diverse community.
Get an Early Start on Your Successful Career on TikTok
Don’t hesitate to get your platform set up. If you already use TikTok for fun, that’s even better! You have a leg up and know where to start. You can also get loads of other marketing tips for beauty school students by following the most popular beauty influencers on all social media platforms.
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