How to Become a Beauty Therapist

Beauty therapy has many divisions or areas of specialisation, such as: massage therapy, nail care, facial skincare, make-up application, lash and brow services and hair removal. There is no fixed path to follow for becoming a beauty therapist in South Africa. The best option is usually to complete a course in general beauty therapy, or in one of the areas of specialisation, and then to do what you can to gain practical experience. This usually involves working as a volunteer or intern at a beauty salon for a few months. Some educational institutions also offer training courses that include a practical component.

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If you want to become a Beauty Therapist, follow these simple steps:

  1. Study a beauty therapy course to get the necessary theoretical training.
  2. Get some practical experience in your field (by working as a volunteer, intern, or part-time assistant).
  3. Compile a portfolio of your work.
  4. Find a job as a beauty therapist or open your own beauty salon.
  5. Stay up to date with all the new trends, techniques or beauty products on the market.

These steps require dedication and hard work.
You will need as much practical experience as possible to help you develop your skills and to improve your
confidence as a beauty therapist. If you are considering opening your own beauty salon, you will have to combine your business and management skills with your beauty therapy skills if you want to be successful.

Study beauty therapy at The Learning Group

At The Learning Group, we offer a variety of beauty therapy courses via distance learning. By choosing to study a beauty course at The Learning Group, you never have to worry about attending classes or relocating to be closer to a campus. You have the opportunity to study from home, and at your own pace.  You also have the freedom to work while you study.

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