Beauty therapists offer a head-to-toe experience that includes specialist services, treatments, and advice for clients’ skin, nails, body care, massage and make-up. Beauty therapy has an important therapeutic role beyond cosmetics in supporting an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. It may even help improve the effects of illness and aid in recovery.
Providing treatment to clients requires knowledge in the areas of hygiene, anatomy, physiology, nutritional science, and skin histology. Professional therapists also must know about the ingredients used in cosmetics, and about products, skincare methods and beauty equipment, and how they affect the skin and body. 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 attributes for those working in this field.
Beauty therapists are employed in diverse environments, including large or small salons within leisure and health related organizations, and often work together with fashion, media, hairdressing, and healthcare professionals. With the growing worldwide demand for beauty therapy services and the international mobility of people, beauty therapists face rapidly expanding opportunities.
It has given me so much more confidence. It made me realize that I can do so much more than I thought I could.