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Beauty Therapist

Beauty Therapist

“If you love the idea of making people feel good and look their best, a job as a beauty therapist could be perfect for you.”

Beauty Therapist

Beauty therapists carry out face and body treatments for clients to help them look and feel better.

To work as a fully qualified beauty therapist you need a relevant level 3 qualification. You can also get into this job through an Apprenticeship.

Beauty therapists need to be open and friendly. They also need to be able to make clients feel relaxed and be a good listener.

As a beauty therapist, you could provide a range of face and body treatments and you may offer other treatments, such as massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • hand care
  • skin care
  • pedicure treatments
  • nail enhancements
  • hair removal procedures
  • the ability to make clients feel relaxed
  • the ability to explain procedures clearly to clients
  • business and financial awareness

Your future

  • around 75% of leisure, travel and related personal service occupations will require qualifications at level 2 or above by 2020
  • 35,000 people will be employed within professional services across the South West by 2020. An increase of 37% on 2010 totals
  • 388,000 new jobs will be created nationally in the professional services sector by 2020. A 17% increase. 2,668,000 in total
  • 99% of Beauty and Complimentary Therapies students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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