Beauty Therapist Beauty Therapist

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.

Job Summary

  • 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

Skills required

  • 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.

Salary Expectations

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