Beauty Therapist Job Description

Beauty Therapist Job Description

A beauty therapist’s job involves many tasks and responsibilities. First of all, he or she must maintain a neat and well-groomed appearance. He or she must also be friendly and kind, and must create an environment in which clients are able to feel relaxed.

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Secondly, a beauty therapist has to perform a variety of beauty services, such as lash and brow tinting and shaping, make-up application, massage therapy, facial skincare, hair removal, and nail care.


Thirdly, a beauty therapist may be required to perform several administrative tasks, such as answering the phones, making appointments, keeping the reception area neat and tidy, offering beverages to clients, and selling beauty products to clients.


Personal attributes required of a beauty therapist

A beauty therapist should have the following personal attributes:


  • Well-groomed appearance

  • Eye for detail

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Communication skills

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Genuine interest in people

  • Tact


These skills and attributes can generally be acquired and improved through practice, rather than through formal training.


Beauty therapy jobs abroad

Although beauty therapy is a competitive field, there are several opportunities for you to work overseas in this industry. If you plan to look for work abroad, you are advised to study a suitable course. While South Africa does not have special training or licensing requirements, other countries may have strict requirements in this regard. You will therefore need to do your research to find out what you need to do to be able to work as a beauty therapist in a foreign country. A career in Beauty Therapy abroad will require hard work, dedication and determination.


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