Resume Cover Letter

Cosmetic Technician Resume

To de-emphasize many job changes, the writer presents a work history as just one-liners. Design elements of this unconventional resume reflect the applicant's creativity.

Sample Cosmetic Technician Resume

Mary Smith
69 N. Grant Street, Mid Lake City, California 84301 • Cell :( 988) 598-1331 • Email:

Creative, detail-oriented
person with planning,
troubleshooting, and followup
experience needed to
orchestrate successful
events. Proficient
craftswoman with talent for
providing finishing details
that make nice
presentations. Flower
arranging, invitation and
announcement designs, and
color coordination make
accessories festive, elegant,
or just plain fun.

Promotions and Value-added Projects

Increased sales by promoting Country Chic gift shop through teaching design and craft classes. Organized teas and brunches as well as acquired guest speakers on subjects such as quilting, gardening, and cooking. Planned showers from beginning to end for customers, to include invitations, decorations, food, etc.

Remodeled two-story residence to house gift shop.

Created sales brochures, advertising, crafty displays, and backdrops for unique photography studio that produced finished cut-out, stand-up photos mounted on wood.

Conceptualized and implemented plan to convert expensive laser cut-out process to a more cost-effective local operation with laser-like results.

Business Development and Revenue Growth

Restructured failing photo business, taking it from operating in the red to a profit-producing enterprise in only one year. Concentrated effort on marketing, networking, advertising, and recreating props and backdrops. Lowered overhead by researching less-expensive ways to cut out photos.

Utilized previous experience in retail sales and buying to conceive and launch gift-shop business. Used creative marketing ideas to attract customers. Developed business savvy to keep expenses down while increasing profits.

Areas of expertise include strategic planning, business proposals, budget projection and management, employee development, accounting, marketing, building a strong client base, and networking.

Additional Skills

  • Able to relate at any level with people of varied beliefs and backgrounds
  • Talent for building rapport and trust with clients
  • Value organization and time management for efficiency and professionalism
  • Use instructional communication style to relate information
  • Friendly, personable, and approachable
  • Focus on customer needs to ensure satisfaction
  • Open to new ideas and enjoy brainstorming
  • Solve problems effectively and make informed decisions

Employment History

    Cosmetic Technician, Permanent Makeup, Flower, Texas 2002-2007
    Substitute Teacher, Flower ISD, Flower, Texas 2000-2002
    Sales Representative, ChemMate, Centerville, Texas 1999
    Administrative Assistant, Northbrook Life Insurance, Ty, Texas 1998-1999
    Owner, Stand-up Photography Studio, Centerville, Texas 1989-1998
    Clothing Representative, Eastmart Wholesale, Ty, Texas 1989-1991
    Jewelry Department Manager, Sammy's Dept. Store, Ty, Texas 1985-1986
    Owner, Country Favorites, Poppy, Texas 1984-1987
    Manager/Buyer/Designer, Elite Decorating, River Creek, Texas 1984
    Manager, Golden Touch, River Creek, Texas 1980-1983


Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design-Texas Vocational University 1989

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