If you’re considering a career in beauty therapy, it’s important to understand everything that the role involves. There’s no doubt that beauty therapy careers are some of the most varied and sociable out of all the industries.
But that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone! Most importantly, to be a successful beauty therapist, you need to have a natural passion for all things aesthetics. Otherwise, you could end up building a career in an industry that you have no interest in.
If you want to understand the daily routine, potential earnings and skills required to become a beauty therapist then you’re in the right place. We’ll also delve into the important qualifications you need to boost your career and create a solid foundation in this industry.
What is a beauty therapist?
You probably already have a good idea of what a beauty therapist is if you have a genuine interest in this as a career. But we’ll go into extra detail about the typical day of a beauty therapist and the treatments you can offer.
Mobile vs Salon
A beauty therapist can either choose to work for a salon or themselves. There’s a big difference between working for another brand and running your own salon or mobile business. So it’s important to consider which style of work you would prefer and how you can achieve it. For a comparison of mobile vs salon life read this blog.
The daily routine of a beauty therapist can differ everyday, depending on how many treatments you’re trained in. One minute you could be performing a full body wax, and the next you could be applying some gorgeous Russian eyelash extensions.
The great thing about this career is you can choose which areas you want to specialise in! Plus, there’s fantastic career progression as you can learn more skills and add more services as you gain experience.
Typically, a beauty therapist will be trained in areas such as:
- Lash extensions, lash lift and tint
- Brow wax, thread and tint
- Spray tanning
- Body waxing
As the beauty industry grows, more new trends come out each year so it’s important to stay on top of your game and learn new techniques as they arise. That way, you can boost your client base and earning potential.
Speaking of earning potential, when it comes to choosing a career money is probably one of your top considerations. So you’ll be happy to know that the salary expectations of a beauty therapist are extremely promising.
For example, just from lash extensions alone, a beauty therapist can potentially earn £58,500! (Figures based on 5 x £45 treatments per day, 5 days a week) So not only can you pursue your passion, but you can make a great income from it too.
And it’s not all about the cold hard cash either. Beauty therapists love their jobs because they get to socialise with their loyal and new clients every day! If you love chatting with customers and seeing their confidence grow as a result of your work, then this is the perfect career for you.
How do I become a beauty therapist?
Before you start giving treatments, you need to learn all of the skills and techniques required to become a successful beauty therapist. The best way to do this is by completing an official qualification that’ll give you the confidence to deliver treatments safely and professionally.
As a beauty therapist, you’ll be working on sensitive areas of the body that are susceptible to infection. So you want to make sure you know what you’re doing to avoid any potential nasty lawsuits!
Posh Look Online Courses
If you have no experience or previous qualifications, our online Level 3 Beauty Therapy course is the perfect option to kickstart your career.
Our NEW online learning portal allows learners to gain an official qualification from home. We only ask you to travel to your assigned training centre at the end of the course to complete assessments. Learn more about the benefits of online beauty training in this blog.
All Posh Look beauty therapy students gain access to:
- In-depth video tutorials covering the techniques and skills of a beauty therapist. We divide each area into modules so you can track your progress and practice your skills at home.
- Detailed guides to accompany the tutorials, covering important skills such as health and safety and client care information. You can refer to these guides as often as you like to assist with your learning.
- Full guidance from your assigned tutor. Weekly web calls are held to cover any queries you may have and recap what you have learned throughout the week. We’re passionate about helping each and every student develop their beauty therapy careers.
Our Level 3 Beauty Therapy course is a great foundation that covers the main areas of beauty including – semi permanent lashes, full body massage, indian head massage, tanning.
Work, assessments, practice and revision must be completed at home each week. Evidence of work has to be submitted by the stipulated deadlines to a Level 3 standard in order to gain your qualification.
We provide starter kits throughout the course to aid your learning and help you complete the mandatory units. Any additional products will have to be added at your own expense. You receive massage oils, a lash kit and tan solution.
So, why not take the plunge and begin your beauty therapy careers? Our expert team is here to guide you all the way through, so you can be sure you’re getting the best possible start.
Head to the training page to find out more about our courses and begin our 20 minute enrolment process.