Beauty Therapists – The Beauty Profession

February 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Beauty

People of today are very much conscious and keen about keeping themselves beautiful. In fact, today more than ever, people actually spend a great deal of money regularly to keep themselves at their best.

Incidentally, more and more entrepreneurs engage in businesses that, in one way or another, has a connection to making people even more beautiful. Thus, a new breed of professionals was born and formally given their well-deserved niche under the sun. These people are what we now call Beauty Therapists, and their business is Beauty Therapy.

Beauty therapists are the ones we informally called beauticians. They carry out a wide variety of beauty salon services that all ultimately enhance their patron’s look and well-being. These services include facials, massage, hair dressing, reflexology, cosmetic make up, shaping eyebrows, coloring eyelashes, manicure, pedicure, depilation, epilation (hair removal), tanning, and skin rejuvenation, among others.

Aiming to deliver a more professional brand of beauty treatment service, this field of endeavor in countries like the United Kingdom has raised its standard from accepting just anybody who has got the skill or talent to requiring the completion of certain courses and apprenticeship thereafter.

A beauty therapist has several opportunities to choose from in order to be successful in this field. Aside from being employed in a beauty salon as an ordinary employee or as a salon manager, with little perseverance and guts, having a beauty salon just might be the happy ending, or start. There are also some who shift to fashion, theater, advertising, or media make-up.

These professionals earn roughly between 17,000 dollars to 20,000 dollars. On the other hand, salon managers can earn over 30,000 dollars. On top of these, they occasionally receive tips, and commissions for the products they sell. Not bad at all for a career that makes people feel good about themselves.

For starters though, a beauty therapist hopeful will need some skills in relaxing the clients, sporting a friendly and approachable manner, and knowing how to handle situations with tact and diplomacy. As in any other industry, good customer service skills is key to the success of an enterprise.

Launching this career is not that bad especially if it is in a hotel, a beauty spa, in an airline or a cruise ship, or in a beauty salon for the rich and famous. Likewise, career advancement is very much at arms length in the beauty therapy industry particularly in salon management when one has further pursued higher specialized courses.

As a newly-emerging career for those talented individuals out there, beauty therapy has just recently surged ahead in terms of the number of people drawn into it. A good number who have shown interest in taking it seriously have taken a shot at it in schools offering special courses.

Beauty, then and now, has always made quite a stir in our way of life. Now, it has just created a fresh demand for a fairly familiar old job that is made entirely new and alive with this timely need to professionalize the beauty industry.