Whether you are looking to become a successful beauty therapist or are training up your team members to take on the work, the job role requires the right personality traits.
Successful beauty therapists provide a wide range of treatments, and they fulfill each one to the best of their abilities. These treatments all endeavor to improve a client’s well being or appearance and can be sensitive in nature, so the right personality really helps. Whether you’re applying cosmetics or giving a massage, there is no job to small, and with the right experience and training you can progress to becoming a salon manager.
In the UK, you need to complete at least a level 2 or level 3 qualification in beauty therapy. You can also apprentice at a salon or spa whilst studying full or part-time for your certificates. During your training, the right instructors will help you gain a foundation in beauty skills such as lash and brow treatments, nail technology, and waxing treatments, etc.
Today’s beauty therapy industry is a growing profession with a wide range of niche opportunities out there for those ambitious enough to train hard. Once you’ve graduated you can continue your training on the job as a beauty therapist and discover if you would like to focus your area of specialty on one particular treatment category. From facials and aromatherapy, to laser hair removal and permanent make up, there are now treatment specific training courses for all the niche therapies that are available within the hair and beauty industry.
Already a successful beauty therapist? Have you considered running your own business then? Well, there is no time like the present. You’ve mastered all the treatments, now it’s time to master your own beauty salon business. And all it takes is a short course at NVQ level 4.