The beauty therapist (according to worldskills.org) offers a head-to-toe experience that improves the clients quality of life by making them look and feel their best. Beauty Therapy work includes a variety of skills from hair-styling, nail and skin care to body massage and make-up expertise.Beauty therapists work in close contact with their clients and that relationship is at the heart of the job. In addition to demonstrating a wide range of beauty treatment the role also has a therapeutic element which can help the clients sense of well-being and self-esteem. The beauty business is subject to changes in styles and trends so it is important to keep in touch with the latest developments in the industry. The job duties of a beautician dont vary too much from salon to salon and typically involves the following:greeting customers and providing them with a drink while they wait;answering telephones, arranging appointments and handling payments;providing bespoke facials in line with the client's skin concerns and needs;giving non-surgical treatments including anti-aging and fat removal cures;providing hair removal through laser or waxing;shaping and tinting eyebrows;offering spray tans or UV ray beds;semi-permanent makeup and makeup application for special occasions;giving manicures and pedicures including gel and acrylic;lash enhancement including lash lifting and lash extensions;giving tailor-made skincare routines and establishing treatment plans for clients;ordering supplies and other necessities for the salon;maintaining relationships with clients.
Beauty Therapists may work in a salon or spa. Other job opportunities for Beauty Therapists include working for cosmetic companies in a retail environment, or self-employment operating a private salon or mobile service.
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