What's it like to be a Beauty Therapist?
Beauty Therapists provide a range of non-medical face, body and relaxation treatments customised to a client’s needs, and recommend appropriate products and after-care.
Tasks and duties
- Conducting skin analysis, manicures and pedicures
- Performing facial or body massage and treatments
- Removing facial or body hair through waxing or electrolysis
- Applying make-up and advising clients on make-up application techniques
- Making appointments, maintaining client records and handling financial transactions
Some Beauty Therapists may choose to specialise in a particular stream of treatments, however most will perform a variety of tasks during a typical working day.
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.
What can I earn as a Beauty Therapist?
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How to become a Beauty Therapist
- Complete a qualification such as a Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30115) or a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115) at a TAFE institution.
- Gain hands-on work experience, either during a practical component of a TAFE course, or external to study.
- Explore opportunities for further study, such a Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115), and to specialise in a particular stream, or consider moving into a management role.
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