Beauticians and Related Occupations

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.


New workers

New workers start around £6,965. Normal pay is £13,094 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £23,153.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 60,786 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.

  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed..

  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.

  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.

  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.

  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.

  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.

  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.

  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Manicure

  • Product Knowledge

  • Pedicure

  • Tints And Shades

  • Selling Techniques

  • Upselling

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Product Demonstration

  • Hygiene

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Teamwork

  • Management

  • Cleanliness

  • Advising

  • Aesthetics

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.