If you are looking for beauty jobs online there are lots of options. The internet has become the most popular and effective way of searching for employment, and there are plenty of beauty jobs advertised.
You'll find employment opportunities in a variety of locations, from high street salons and beauty clinics to hospitals, health spas to hotels, health farms to cruise ships.
How do you get started if you are interested in beauty jobs? For most people the entry point into beauty jobs is a position as a beauty therapist or beautician.
Training is essential for all beauty jobs, even these entry positions, but it shouldn't be hard to find something close to home. Training courses are widely available all over the country - the best way to get started is to contact your local further education college or beauty school to see what they offer.
As with all fields, a combination of skills, qualifications and experience is what will ultimately help you to get a good position, so it's worth considering looking for a part time position while you are training. Even working as a salon assistant, washing hair and sweeping floors, will give you a good understanding of how the business works, and give you a leg up over people with no experience once you have gained your qualification.
Once you have your initial qualification you can increase both your earnings and employability by training in additional skills such as aromatherapy, reflexology, or massage. Other people choose to also become trained hairdressers.
Starting positions as a beautician will find you performing a wide range of treatments on clients including facials, makeovers, manicures, pedicures and hair removal. In addition, you will also be asked to help with a variety of other duties around the salon such as helping out at reception, answering the telephone, checking and ordering supplies, handling money, and keeping the salon clean. This is all good experience in working with customers and understanding how a business is run.
A quick internet search will reveal just how many jobs are out there. There are several websites specializing in this area, each of which has a selection of jobs in different levels and requiring different levels of skills and experience.
There are various training bodies that offer qualifications - you want to be sure that any training you undertake leads to a recognized qualification. For more information on suitable courses, contact the following:
- British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology Ltd (BABTAC)
- Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA)
- Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
- International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC)
You will see that earnings for starting positions will typically range from around £9,500 a year for a newly qualified worker up to £15,000 a year for someone with more experience.