The Future of the Beauty Industry

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Along with my initial aims for my DA, I wanted to provide a proper outline of what I expect to accomplish during my DA. Below is my Gantt chart or my production timeline.

Planning, researching, collecting feedback as well as creating content are all important tasks that I hope to ensure are completed throughout the duration of my DA. These 4 main tasks will make up the bulk of my DA. This leads me to explain why my DA will have utility for myself and for others in the near and far future.

Utility

My DA has utility for my future for the simple reason that I hope my future employers find this DA and recognise the dedication and passion I have for the beauty industry. Since my first dance recital, I’ve fallen in love with the process of applying, supporting, collecting, researching and testing beauty products. I hope for my near, after Uni future, in the next 2.5 years, when I begin applying for my dream job roles within the industry, that my DA gives me the extra edge that allows me to stand out amongst other applicants.

For the far future, I hope that I can look back at my DA and recognise the trends, techniques, predictions and even be able to look back on what would be my history and acknowledge the areas and things that brought me closer to the beauty industry. I hope that future students can look at my DA in 1 year, 3 years, or 20+ years and use some of my research, predictions and content to put towards their own predictions.

Predictions and forecasting are important aspects of future studies. Through the development of my DA, the focus will be centred on these 2 aspects. As we progress into the semester, I will also continue to incorporate the weekly topics into my DA development.

Feedback

Upon beginning and creating content, I intend to respond to any feedback and comments I receive on my TikTok and peers as a way to begin a discussion. Discussions are a great way for me to see alternate views and gain more perspective and understanding. With this, I hope to be able to then if required improve my content or style of delivery of the research to ensure I am producing engaging and thoughtful content.

Let’s Begin

As with most things, history often repeats itself such as with fashion trends, but as for my first prediction for my DA, I do not believe that many beauty trends will repeat themselves. There are things we have all gone through or have seen, and have come to the conclusion that we do not want their return. I think rather than returning, history will be reinvented. Thin brows will not be back and nor will the square, blocky brows (been there, done that, instant regret). I also aim to dive into what activism has looked like in the industry for the recognition of African Americans and those with deeper complexions.

The future is beauty-full!

References

Gill, T 2013, Beauty Shop Politics, Google Books, viewed 18 March 2022, <https://books.google.com.au/books?hl=en&lr=&id=Sq7lCQAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=the+future+of+the+beauty+industry&ots=Zq1DlCWm8N&sig=KCkEMvNxicSDY9Q4cFomiDjx8SM&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=the%20future%20of%20the%20beauty%20industry&f=false&gt;

Łopaciuk, A & Łoboda, M 2013, GLOBAL BEAUTY INDUSTRY TRENDS IN THE 21st CENTURY, accessed 18th March 2022, <http://www.toknowpress.net/ISBN/978-961-6914-02-4/papers/ML13-365.pdf&gt;

5 thoughts on “The Future of the Beauty Industry

  1. Hey Olivia! I am an absolute make up and beauty product lover, so I absolutely love the concept of this DA. Looking back on the history and how the hype came about makeup and beauty products will be super interesting, and to predict or see where the future of the beauty industry will go is a super relevant and fun research topic.

    Have you thought about the style or format you will provide your DA in? I did see you mentioned blogs, will you be creating any forms of social media accounts or maybe a podcast or ‘scrapbook’ type vibe to document your findings? I think that would be super cool, I would love to see it.

    I was super into YouTube beauty when I was a teenager, and to see how that has all changed and how most influencers and beauty spokespeople are transitioning into shorter videos in such a small amount of time, less than 5 years, is super crazy.

    I’m eager to see your findings on this one! This article posted in 2018 gives a little more information on the transition of beauty blogging over the years, you might find some good stuff in there.
    https://udou.ph/lifestyle/beauty/the-beauty-industry-and-beauty-blogging/

    Looking forward to the finished product!

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