What does a beauty therapist do?
Beauty therapists carry out treatments on clients’ faces and bodies. As a beauty therapist, you could provide a range of face and body treatments, including:
- facials – cleansing, massaging and toning the skin
- applying and advising about make-up
- eyebrow shaping and eyelash colouring
- manicures, pedicures and other nail treatments, like extensions and nail art
- removal of unwanted facial and body hair
- electrotherapy treatments to improve body tone and shape
- non-surgical skin improvement treatments
- spray tanning
You’ll need to be good with people and have excellent communication skills, as you’ll be working with a variety of clients.
What do I need to do to become a beauty therapist?
To become a beauty therapist, you’ll need to either complete an apprenticeship or a relevant BTEC or NVQ.
- Apprenticeship in beauty therapy
- Or BTEC in beauty therapy
- Or NVQ in beauty therapy
Where could I be working?
Some beauty therapists work for themselves, while others are employed directly either by smaller independent salons or by big chains.