What work opportunities are there in the beauty therapy industry?
Apr 07, 2017
Category: Make-up Courses
Do you enjoy using your creative skills, meeting new people and making them feel fabulous? Imagine, being a qualified beauty therapist and having the opportunity to
- Sail to Alaska on a cruise ship, round the pacific, the Caribbean or even the Mediterranean
- Work in a glamourous nail salon in New York, providing treatments for the rich and famous
- Work in a luxury 5-star spa/resort, that offers tranquillity.
If you study beauty therapy, there are many career pathways within this industry. By studying a broad qualification which encompasses different areas, numerous roles are open to you.
You can become a beauty therapist, skin therapist, day spa manager, salon manager, nail technician, makeup artist, massage therapist, mobile therapist, receptionist, salon owner, cosmetic counter consultant, and even run your own beauty business from your own home salon. It’s a flexible role and you can work as much, or as little as you like.
There’s the option to be full time, part time, casual or contracted. This career path means it can work well around your family and children and fit in with other commitments.
As a beauty therapist you will perform facial, body and nail treatments including reflexology, massages, advanced facials and aromatherapy. Waxing is another treatment, especially in the summer months and incorporates the removal of facial or body hair. Lash and brow treatments which include eyebrow shape, tint and lash lifts have become popular in recent years.
Connecting with your clients
Women like to feel involved and as a beauty therapist, when you are applying make-up, you will be able to advise clients on the selection of products available and what colours suit their skin and the way it should be applied. There’s also the opportunity to sell these products to clients so they can use them at home.
Every beauty therapist can build a rapport with each client, and it’s this relationship which can build over time and make the job more rewarding and satisfying.
If you decide to work in a salon, then you can expect a regular income and can learn from others who work alongside yourself. These colleagues can have many years’ experience which means they can pass on their skills having mastered certain techniques.
Working in a salon, gives you the opportunity to progress within that organisation. You may want to obtain a more senior role and there are always opportunities for promotion. You can work up from a beauty therapist to a senior therapist to a managerial position.
Getting started with a traineeship
Beauty salons and organisations also offer traineeships which is a great way of starting out in this industry. A good traineeship is worth its weight in gold as you will gain invaluable knowledge and receive hands on experience, while studying at the same time. To succeed, you must have the drive, passion and commitment. For those who are prepared to learn and embrace the industry, there is plenty of job satisfaction and career prospects.
TrainSmart Australia offers a variety of courses including the Diploma of Beauty Therapy in Perth and Online. Our trainers have extensive experience in the beauty business, so why not give us a call today to find out more on 1300 855 517