Becoming a Beauty Therapist
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Becoming a Beauty Therapist

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Provides skin analyses, facial therapies, skin-care treatments and body treatments such as massage to clients.
Training time 5 months - 2 years
Average pay $30,871
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 8,600

What does a Beauty Therapist do?

  • discussing client needs, analysing skin characteristics and advising on suitable skin care, treatments and application of make-up
  • applying general cosmetic and corrective make-up
  • performing manicures and pedicures including decorative nail art, application of artificial nails, nail repair, and other specialised hand and foot treatments
  • performing facial and body treatments such as massages
  • treating unwanted hair through waxing, bleaching, tinting, depilation and electrolysis
  • evaluating beauty therapy processes and products
  • receiving bookings, arranging appointments and maintaining client records

Specialisations

  • Electrologist (Hair Remover)
  • Manicurist
  • Nail Technician