Wondering How To Get Started In The Beauty Industry?
- October 11, 2017
- Posted by: Shakqoor Shakeel
- Category: Beauty Therapy General
If you’ve often thought that you’d like to work in the beauty industry then why not stop dilly dallying and actually do something about it? After all, life’s too short to be stuck in a job that’s boring and leaves you wanting more.
Training as a beauty therapist is a great place to start in the beauty industry as the job role covers a variety of treatments and techniques. Even better, you don’t need a fistful of qualifications in order to become a beauty therapist. In fact you may be surprised to know that all you need to enter the beauty industry is one qualification and that’s a Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General.
Our 20 week VTCT accredited course in Beauty Therapy General will equip you with all the necessary theoretical and practical skills needed to get you started. Just imagine, in less than 6 months you could be starting an exciting new career. How good would that feel?
But before you decide that becoming a beauty therapist is definitely for you, it’s helpful to know the skills and abilities needed, to determine whether you’re cut out for this line of work.
Necessary personal attributes
• Outgoing bubbly personality
• Good at communicating
• Able to manage your time
• Good hand to eye co-ordination, great colour perception, attention for detail
• Smart appearance
• Willing to work flexible hours
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Creative and artistic
What a beauty therapist actually does
Beauty therapists play a large part in helping people to look and feel better about themselves. So, if you’re the ‘go to’ person responsible for hair and make-up on a girl’s night out, then you’re practically half way there!
Their services are vital for helping people live happier, healthier lives. Whether it’s shaping eyebrows, waxing legs, or carrying out a hot stone massage, it’s all about making a client feel good.
No two days are ever the same when you work as a beauty therapist, which is one of the job’s main attractions. Some of the duties may include:
• Welcoming clients
• Carrying out treatments such as manicures and pedicures, facials, eyebrow shaping, and spray tanning
• Providing massages and body wraps
• Removing hair by electrolysis or waxing
• Offering advice on make-up and cosmetics
• Booking appointments and other admin duties
So now you know what’s involved as a beauty therapist, how can you be sure that it’s right for you?
Well, you’ve got to enjoy pampering people, because after all, this is why clients come to a beauty salon. It’s a chance for them to unwind, relax, and feel special. You also need to have a natural flair for cosmetics.
You’ll also be working with a variety of people from different backgrounds who’ll respond differently to the services that you’re providing. As well as being friendly and outgoing, it certainly helps in this industry to be helpful when it comes to offering advice. That said, you also need to remember that whatever your opinion, the customer is always right ….. In other words, they’re the one who is paying, so let them have what they want.
Other skills that will come in handy
Aside from those we’ve already mentioned, other key skills include:
• Being a good listener
• Ability to explain procedures well
• First class customer service skills
The beauty industry is constantly changing, so it’s a job with plenty of scope for you to learn more and become the best you can be. Once qualified as a beauty therapist you can always specialise in certain areas such as massage, skin care therapy, or make-up artistry by taking additional diploma and CPD courses. The possibilities are endless.
Are you ready to get started?
Enrol for our Level 3 Diploma Course in Beauty Therapy General and take the first steps on a new and fulfilling journey.