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Beauty Therapist

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.
  • 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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