How to become a Beauty Therapist

Can you help people feel good on the outside and the inside?

If you think you can then perhaps you should try beauty therapy. As a beauty therapist you need to create the right impression with your clients - professional, courteous and discreet - but still be personable.

Beauty is one of those careers where you start at the bottom but can quickly work your way up. It's not uncommon for salon managers or owners, or for trainers in colleges, to be in their twenties. 

Beauty Therapist qualifications

> Beauty Therapy (3003)
Our certificates and diplomas cover a wide range of skills, from nail technology, photographic make up, facials, waxing and lash and brow treatments, through to body massage, theatrical and media make up, facial and body electrotherapy and spa treatments. Beauty Therapy qualifications are for anyone interested in starting a beauty therapy career, with options to suit people with no previous experience.

> Beauty (3011) (Scotland - SVQ)
Learn the skills and knowledge to work in the Beauty, Nails, Spa and Make-up industry gaining an SVQ qualification will allow you to work within the industry starting from a salon assistant to an Expert Therapist, Nail Technician, Spa or Massage Therapist to a Make-up Artist.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

 

Type of work:
Indoors, one-to-one, skilled, customer-facing.

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Who you could work for:
Salons and beauty clinics, leisure clubs, spas, hotels and health farms - as well as overseas in holiday resorts, on cruise ships and for major airlines.

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Likely hours:
Weekdays but with some evenings and weekends.

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Starting salary*:
Between £9,000 and £11,000.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Interested in beauty and fashion, knowledgeable of human anatomy, friendly and approachable.

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You could even go on to:
Own your own salon. Or maybe you'd like to work on a cruise ship and pop down to the beach on your day off?

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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