Beauty Therapist

Summary

Beauty therapists apply face and body treatments, and provide advice about skin care and cosmetics.

Duties & Tasks

Beauty therapists may perform the following tasks:

  • carry out skin analysis and give advice about skin and body care
  • perform facial or body massage and aromatherapy treatment
  • analyse body type and advise on exercise programmes and nutrition
  • use a variety of treatments and electrical equipment to treat skin and body conditions
  • remove facial and body hair by electrolysis or waxing
  • provide advice and support to clients following cosmetic surgery
  • recognise problems and refer clients to medical practitioners such as dermatologists, plastic surgeons, endocrinologists, podiatrists, chiropractors and physiotherapists
  • apply make-up
  • perform manicures, pedicures, nail extensions and eyelash and brow tinting
  • perform reception duties (such as receiving bookings and arranging appointments)
  • maintain client records
  • provide advice about and sell cosmetic products and related beauty equipment.

Specialisations

Beautician

A beautician provides waxing, manicure, pedicure, eyelash and brow tinting and make-up application services.

Beauty Consultant

A beauty consultant an experienced senior sales assistant who promotes one or more brands of cosmetic products in department stores and pharmacies by providing advice about the purchase and application of cosmetics.

Personal Requirements

  • neat personal appearance at all times
  • no allergies to beauty products
  • pleasant and tactful when dealing with customers
  • genuine interest in people
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • sensitive when dealing with clients for body and facial treatments.

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