If you love the idea of making people feel good then look no further. You can carry out both face and body treatments to make you clients feel their best.
- Give a facial by cleansing, massaging and toning a client’s skin
- Give a makeover by applying and advising on make-up
- Shape eyebrows
- Colour eyelashes
- Give a manicure, pedicure or other nail treatments like extensions and nail art
- Remove unwanted facial and body hair
- Give electro-therapy treatments to improve body tone and shape
- Give non-surgical skin improvement treatments
- Offer UV (ultraviolet) and spray tanning
- Offer other treatments, such as massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology.
- Answer the telephone and greet clients
- Book appointments
- Check and order supplies
- Keep notes of clients’ medical histories and treatment programmes
- A friendly and welcoming manner
- The ability to make clients feel relaxed
- The ability to explain procedures clearly to clients
- Tact and diplomacy
- The ability to sell products and earn commission
- A talent for applying nail art and make-up
Qualifications and Training
To become a fully qualified beauty therapist you will usually complete a beauty therapy qualification at level 2 or 3. It may be possible to start working in a salon or spa as an assistant and study for qualifications on the job.
A Beauty Therapist can expect to earn between £12,000 and £17,000 a year.
Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*
The bonus bits…
There’s no job where you can meet such a variety of people
Every day is different; with such as array of treatments you have no idea what you’ll be doing each day
You get to make people feel fantastic
*Figures from the National Careers Service November 2013