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Beauticians & Related Occupations

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.

Tasks

  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming
  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.

Entry Requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements for entry, although some colleges require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. NVQs/SVQs in Beauty Therapy are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Professional qualifications are also available.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £18,000 per annum and can progress up to £32,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 9,788 employed Beauticians & Related Occupations in the region.

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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/