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  • REFRESHING: A masseuse works on a student's eyes to ease tiredness at Zhangjiagang City in east China's Jiangsu Province, October 15, 2006. Eyecare studios are mushrooming in the city (TANG WEI)
  • BUILDING BEAUTICIANS: Two workers in SpiderMan costumes clean the outer wall of a building in the Shanghai Daning International Commercial Square, March 19, 2008 (PEI XIN)
  • SPLENDID IMAGE: Xiao Zhou helps bride Chen Jing make up before guests arrive, April 15, 2006. Bridal helper, a new profession that first appeared in east China's Jiangsu Province, helps a bride with image design, etiquette and acts as a consultant, to help a couple have a successful wedding ceremony (YOU LIAN)
  • DESIGN TO ENTERTAIN: An animator draws pictures at a computer animation company in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, August 10, 2005 (HUANG SHENGANG)
  • AVOIDING DANGER: Wu Guangnian, shows his license before he drives for a drunken client in front of a hotel in Hefei, capital of Anhui Province, April 1, 2010. With an increasing number of private cars, China is constantly increasing penalties for drinking drivers, so substitute driving for drinkers has become a profession (LIU BINGSHENG)
  • MANAGING MONEY: Financial advisor Liu Zhao (right) explains money management to a client at the China Jianyin Investment Securities, August 31, 2010. (LIU BIN)
  • FLORICULTURE: A florist works on his craft at the seventh floriculture design competition in east China's Zhejiang Province, June 26, 2009 (LI ZHONG)
  • CGI: 23-year-old Jiang Liping, a 3D model designer at the Beijing Guangyu Huaxia Technology Co. Ltd., designs models by computer, August 27, 2010 (CUI XINYU)
  • SHOWING PERSONALITY: Color consultant Yi Yang (left) helps her client analyze colors, May 10, 2007. Women clients like professional consultants to guide them with make up to match their clothes (CHI HAIFENG)
  •  WINETASTING: Bai Wenhong, a wine taster at Yuma International (Ningxia) Wine Co. Ltd., evaluates red wine, August 26, 2010. He graduated from the viticulture department at the Northwest A&F University (TAN HAISHI)
  • NUTRITIOUS FOOD: Zhang Yu, a nutritionist for public school canteens, advises cooks at the Anying Primary School in Shenyang, capital city of north China's Liaoning Province, November 4, 2009 (ZHAGN WENKUI)
  • HAIRDRESSING: A pet beautician cuts the hair of a puppy at a pet clinic in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, August 3, 2010 (WU HUANG)
  • TRYING FOR LAURELS: A woman pet trainer, with her poodle, waits for judgment from a jury at a pet training competition, April 22, 2006 (LIU HAIFENG)
As social development progresses in China, its people are pursuing higher-level living standards. This has spurred a large number of new professions in the service industry, including pet trainers, wine tasters and "building beauticians'
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