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Beauty therapy

The field of beauty therapy is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the UK. Beauty therapy includes a range of areas such as:

  • Facials - these include cleansing, massaging and toning the skin
  • Applying and advising people on cosmetic make-up
  • Shaping eyebrows and colouring eyelashes
  • Manicures, pedicures and other nail treatments (extensions, nail art etc.)
  • Hair removal - including waxing, sugaring or electrolysis
  • Electro-therapy treatments to improve body tone and shape
  • Non-surgical skin rejuvenation
  • UV and spray tanning.
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Reflexology

Working in beauty therapy requires a recognised qualification. You can train either at a local college or at private schools - training privately is often shorter and more intensive, but also more expensive.

You need to check that any provider offers recognised qualifications - look for certifications such as:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Beauty Therapy
  • Edexcel National Certificate and Diploma in Beauty Therapy Sciences
  • VTCT Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy

Once you are qualified you will find job opportunities in a variety of locations including a salon, department store, spa, health farm, hotel, fitness club, or even on board a cruise ship.



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