Cover letter for the beauty industry (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for the beauty industry.”

Samples of beauty industry cover letters

To get a position in the beauty industry, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a cover letter for the beauty industry, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1:

“Dear Ms. Carrie Green,

I am writing to express my interest in finding a job within the Cosmetics industry where my knowledge and skills will be of value.

I have always stayed updated with all the latest make-up trends and styles and have a good eye for detail, so I know what suits different types of individuals the best. I have a natural talent for helping people find the best cosmetics for their needs along with the ability to explain how certain products can benefit the user.

My energetic and friendly personality combined with my knowledge of cosmetics help to make me a great candidate for a sales position. I have the ability to give presentations, to help customers pick out the best samples that will enhance their features and to help them apply the products correctly.

I know how to make customers feel good about purchasing cosmetics and I have the knowledge and experience to give simple beauty tips that will help customers get the most from the items they buy. This will generate more interest in the products and help to encourage repeat business.

My knowledge includes a good understanding of skin allergies, so I can help customers with sensitive skin and other problems find the products they can use without worrying about having a serious reaction. My abilities also include setting up displays and maintaining a safe environment for sampling the products.

I am currently enrolled at Louisiana Technical College where I am in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree in business. I hope to find a position with advancement opportunities where my skills are used to create promotional offers that will increase brand awareness and enhance sales.

Please call (555)-555-5555 if you have a position available.



Calvin Goss

Encl: Resume”

Sample 2:

“Dear Ms. Carlson, 

Thank you for taking the time to review my application materials. I was elated to find out that Rose Street Salon is currently interviewing Estheticians, and I can assure you that I bring forth a breadth of knowledge and experience in the beauty and wellness industry. I hold a Degree in Esthiology from Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute, where I was given the opportunity to truly hone my craft and excel among extremely talented professionals. For the last 7+ years I have utilized the skills I gained during schooling while working in high traffic settings as an Esthetician and Beauty Advisor. 

I understand how important hard work and collaboration are in a busy salon environment, and I am very much a team player. I work well independently, but also bring forth a love for supporting others through careful and courteous work. I have a proven track record of keep clients satisfied, happy, and returning for future services. I have remained up-to-date on the latest and most sought after skin services, and I am constantly seeking to learn more. 

Is there a time that would be convenient for you to sit down and further discuss this job opportunity? 

I would love to hear from you. 

Most Sincerely,

Myra Lettig”

Sample 3:

“POSITION: Marketing Intern

To Whom It May Concern:

Hello, my name is [Name] and I am currently a sophomore at UC Berkeley, studying Business Administration.

I am interested in interning at Benefit because of my passion for marketing, the makeup industry, and Benefit itself. As I currently reside in the Bay Area, I wanted to find a makeup brand with a corporate office around here. I came across a few but decided to apply for Benefit, as I am an avid Benefit user (The “They’re Real!” mascara and Benetint are my holy grail products!). I love the products themselves, as well as the witty names they come with. Furthermore, the Benefit work culture seems to fit me well as I believe in having fun while working hard. I encourage such enthusiasm in my workplace as well as in the clubs I lead. The fast-paced environment at Benefit also suits me because as a student motivated to do many different things at once, juggling my time definitely makes my life very fast-paced, but nevertheless, very meaningful.

I believe that through my past marketing and leadership experiences I can bring a lot to the table as a marketing intern. Marketing is something I am quite familiar with as I am a founder and Vice President of Marketing for Pi Sigma Epsilon, Zeta Chi Chapter, a premier co-ed business fraternity focused on sales, marketing and management. I lead marketing and market research projects, spearhead recruitment every semester, and hold marketing workshops. Through partnering with several clubs and non-profits to lead projects, I will be able to successfully lead campaigns for Benefit and strategically choose the partnerships and promotions to be done. I will also be able to conduct good competitive analysis for Benefit, as competitive analysis is a task I am responsible for for the business fraternity.

I am also the marketing and social media coordinator for the UC Berkeley Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, not only marketing their events through social media and conducting market research to reach the target audience of the event or program but also leading monthly meetings on branding, marketing strategies and social media. Acquainted with various social media sites, I will be able to increase Benefit’s social media following and strategically post to seize the most views. I am also familiar with branding; therefore, I will be able to help facilitate brand exposure to Benefit’s target audience..

I hope that I can utilize my marketing and leadership skills in this internship to help further increase Benefit’s product sales and further strengthen the already-popular Benefit brand. I will be free from June to August 2014 to intern every day, any hour.

Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Best Regards,


Sample 4:

“Dear Mr./Ms.[Name of the Store Manager],

It will be a great opportunity to work with a team that shares my dedication to growth and career advancement within the beauty industry. It is my dream to work as a Beauty Consultant with such a team and your company is just right for me. I am confident that my 6 years of experience and knowledge of sales and skin care products will be helpful in improving sales further.

I have a background in sales and a certification in cosmetology. I am knowledgeable and hardworking. My attributes such as creative thinking, excellent communication skills, and problem-solving abilities have always pushed me to perform better. I have worked with beauty salons in improving their customer base and their sales subsequently.

My background includes a sales experience 1 year at major retail stores and the remaining experience I have gained with skincare and beauty products sales. I have always maintained the highest standards of professional approach and customer service. I excel at maintaining a clean workstation, with a visually appealing counter. With these attributes and highlights of my experience, I am sure I will be perfect to be a part of your team. Highlights of my experience are:

  • Being professional in appearance and attitude wise has always attracted customers as they can feel a sense of trust in me.
  • Highly adept in demonstrating products and explaining their uses and applications.
  • Proactive in developing returning customers and developing unique sales relations to supply the product.
  • My knowledge about skin and related issues helps me address the clients’ specific needs and hence recommendations.
  • I have organized events to demonstrate tutorials and techniques-focused presentations to increase sales.
  • To improve the display of products using interior design techniques to improve the appeal.
  • Study in-depth about the product line and materials used in them. This always helps me connect with clients who are aware of how the products are made.

I am sure that my experience will be an addition to your team. My knowledge and experience in sales and services of beauty products are proven and an opportunity to work with you as a Beauty Consultant. Looking forward for a successful career at your establishment.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to discussing my career achievements with you.


[Your Name]”

Sample 5:

“Dear Mrs. Smith,

I have always wanted to help people feel better about themselves. This brought me into the beauty industry. When I saw your company’s open beauty advisor position I knew I would be the perfect candidate for the job.

I graduated top of my class from Cosmetology College. While there I had an internship with a local magazine as a fashion and beauty consultant. I was in charge of choosing the look for the featured “up and coming model” and advised the make-up and hair artists on what to do. After college I worked at a high-end salon as a hair artist. Eventually, I worked my way up to floor manager.

While I managed the salon I grew its reputation as a business on the cutting edge of beauty and fashion. I instituted the newest beauty techniques, and the salon was the place to go for local celebrities and models.

I know I have what it takes to be the beauty advisor for your modeling company. I keep up with the latest trends and continually add to my education. Thank you for taking the time to consider my application, and please contact me with any questions about my qualifications or to set up an interview.”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I write a cover letter for Sephora?

Some key information to include:

  • Your training.
  • Your professional experience.
  • Your key skills.
  • Your language skills.

How do you say you have no experience but willing to learn?

“I am interested in an entry-level position. I know I have much to learn, and I’m looking for an opportunity that will let me build a solid professional foundation.”

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