A beauty therapist is a specialist in skin and body care, massage and makeup. Beauty therapists are able to plan, apply and market face, body, feet and hand treatments and makeup. They can provide advice on how to use colours, find a personal style, look after your skin and body, and how to choose and use skincare products. Beauty therapists' hands are important tools but they also use technical equipment, continually developed by the industry. Beauty therapists also retail skincare and makeup products.
Providing treatment to clients requires knowledge of hygiene, anatomy and physiology, and skin histology. In order to provide quality care for their clients, beauty therapists must know about the ingredients used in cosmetics, and about products, skincare methods and beauty equipment and how they affect the skin and body. Giving advice on skincare requires knowledge of nutritional science, the importance of exercise, skin conditions and hygiene. Beauty therapists must also demonstrate understanding of how electrical devices work in order to avoid endangering customers' health and safety when applying treatments.
Beauty therapists work in close contact with clients from different age groups and backgrounds. Good social and interpersonal skills, discretion and respect for others are important characteristics for those working in customer services and skincare. People working in the beauty industry must also be able to interpret the wishes and needs of those customers who might have difficulty in expressing them.
Beauty therapist professionals work together with fashion, media, hairdressing and healthcare professionals. Beauty therapists follow the industry's developments in their own country and abroad and continuously update and develop their knowledge and professional skills. Learning to become skilled at and lifelong education are crucial in order to develop one's career and skills. These days, a positive attitude towards new technology and its applications is important. A beauty
therapist must be in good health and able to deal with physical stress, particularly on the body's locomotive system. A balanced lifestyle and regular exercise help beauty care professionals to cope with the stresses of their work.
Caring, tactful, intelligent, excellent communication skills and have a well-groomed appearance, knowledge of fashion and love of continuous learning
A beauty therapist is a specialist in skin and body care, massage and makeup. Beauty therapists are able to plan, apply and market face, body, feet and hand treatments and makeup. They can provide advice on how to use colours, find a personal style, look after your skin and body, and how to choose and use skincare products. They are employed in beauty salons, electrolysis studios, spa's and onboard therapist on cruise ships or long haul flights, scalp treatment and hair replacement clinics and other similar establishments and in cosmetic departments of retail establishments such as pharmacies and department stores, or they may be self-employed.
At a Competition
- Working Environment – Hygiene and Safety Requirements
- Professional Attitude and Client Relationships
- Knowledge and understanding of Client Relationships
- Preparation of Client Service Areas
- Spa Pedicure and Spa Manicure Treatments, application of French gel nail product with a liquid gel product and cured by the blue light overlay on a natural nail & glued temporary plastic nails with Nail Art
- Advanced Facial Treatments with Electrical Instruments
- Basic Facial Treatment
- Full Spa Body Treatment and Body Massage
- Bridal and Fantasy Makeup
- Temporary Hair Removal on Lip and Eyebrow
- Lash and Brow Tint