How to Become a Beautician?
Tips you need to know before start
Do you love hairstyles? Do you have a flair for creativity and like to make a difference in a person's life? Then being a beautician might be the right path for you! But there’s something you need to know before start: the role requires skills, determination, and buckets of personality. But don’t give up! There are many opportunities to become incredibly skilled at a number of beauty treatments – or simply make a name for yourself as a true expert in one or two niches.
First of all, qualifications are required. So it’s important to have up-to-date training and to constantly learn while on the job. You could, for example, gain an entry-level position in a salon and learn on the job, however, to gain the essential skills required and to give themselves professional credibility most beauticians undertake formal qualifications.
What do beauticians do?
- Hair removal (e.g. waxing), and shaping, threading, and plucking hair (e.g. eyebrows)
- Makeovers for events such as weddings
- Spray tanning and sunbeds
- Nail services, such as manicures and pedicures, nail extensions, and acrylic nails
- Aromatherapy, reflexology, and hydrotherapy
- Skin cleansing and toning
- Customer service tasks, such as helping clients choose hairstyles and assisting with makeup applications
- Clerical tasks, such as making appointments and taking payments
It’s very important to possess strong analytical, communication and listening skills. A Beautician should be able to work independently and apply strong decision-making skills in helping clients choose hairstyles or designs. It’s important to be friendly, helpful and positive, and be the kind of individual that clients see as trustworthy and helpful.
The work is often intricate and delicate and as such excellent manual dexterity and precision are highly desirable. There is often a creative element to the work, especially when providing hair styling and manicure services so a level of artistic skills, personal creativity and an eye for details will be very useful during training and indeed throughout your career.
How to become a Beautician?
Most employers require that job candidate posses a high school diploma or equivalent. And if you want to become a fully qualified beauty therapist, you will most likely need to have a level 2 or 3 certifications in beauty therapy. These qualifications are usually done at community colleges, and you can study either full-time or part-time, supplementing this with placements in salons.
To apply for Beautician jobs is crucial that you have a quality resume. Create a Video CV to outline your interest in working in this field and detail your qualifications and what contributions you feel you can make.