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Job Description

Beauty Therapists apply face and body treatments and advise on skin care to help make clients look and feel better about themselves. They will perform face or body massage and aromatherapy treatment this could be in a high street salon, a beauty clinic, health spa, hotel or on a cruise ship

Entry Requirements

There are various ways you can get into this job role and the entry requirements can vary depending on what you choose to do:

A college course

You could study for a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course

The following local colleges offer courses in Beauty:

An apprenticeship

You can do an intermediate or advanced apprenticeship in beauty therapy.

You'll usually need:

  • some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship

Career Path and Progression

With experience you could progress to salon manager.

You could become self-employed and get your own salon, work from home or travel to clients.

You could also move into fashion, theatre or media make-up.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Aromatherapist
  • Beauty consultant
  • Body piercer
  • Massage therapist 

Required Skills

  • A strong interest and flair for health and beauty
  • A friendly and outgoing personality
  • Keen awareness of health and safety
  • Good listener
  • Able to keep client information confidential
  • A professional approach, self motivated

Salary Range

£15,000 to £20,000

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