Career outlook for beauty therapist
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would give people special treatments for their face and body to help them look their best and feel good.
You’d welcome clients to the beauty salon and chat to them about what they want. You’d tactfully suggest treatments you feel they might like or which might benefit them. You’d help them relax and feel pampered.
- Answer the telephone and welcome visitors to the salon
- Book appointments
- Carry out beauty treatments
- Check and order supplies
- Keep notes of clients’ medical histories and treatment programmes
The treatments you’d provide could include:
- Facials, to cleanse, massage and tone the skin
- Applying and advising about make up
- Shaping eyebrows and colouring eyelashes
- Manicures, pedicures and other nail procedures like extensions and nail art
- Removing unwanted facial and body hair
- Electro-therapy treatments to improve body tone and shape
- Non-surgical skin improvement
- UV (ultraviolet) and spray tanning
You might offer other treatments such as massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology.
Occasionally you might need to refer clients to their doctor, for example, if they have a severe skin problem.
You would earn a commission on any beauty products that your customers buy from you, so good sales skills would be valuable.
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