What is a Beauty Therapist?

Also called an Aesthetician (UK) or Esthetician (USA). A Beauty Therapist specializes in skin and body care treatments. A wide range of treatments such as Facials, Hair removal, Massage, Aromatherapy, Manicures, Pedicures, Body wraps, Eye lash and Eyebrow tinting, and Make-up artistry along with Spa body treatments.
The specialist may complete advanced training in machine operated treatments such as Microdermabrasion, Non-surgical facelifts and Faradic muscle tone, laser hair removal and electrolysis.
The beauty industry is vast and expanding. Alternative and Complementary therapies are often included within the beauty therapy realm such as Reflexology, Reiki, Nail Technology, Acupressure Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Spray Tanning, Ayurveda and Spa treatments. Beauty Therapy can be very broad and constantly changing as certain Beauty Salons and Spas incorporate Complementary Therapies in the pursuit of health and well-being.
Beauty Therapists love their job because they help their clients feel better about themselves. One of the best ways to promote a positive self-image is to help others. As a Beauty Therapist it is part of your job to be well groomed, practice safety and client care.
Treatments are designed to improve the skin and condition, and the work includes a range of electrotherapy treatments for face and body, all designed to help improve facial and body conditions.
Beauty Therapist undergo training in skin structure and its functions, anatomy and physiology, knowledge of cosmetic chemistry, communication, nutritional science, technology and applications of beauty equipment, product sales, and hundreds of hours of practical training.
Beauty Therapists can work in Beauty Salons; Day Spas, Wellness Centres, Destination Resorts and Retreats, or travel the world working on cruise ships; for major skincare and cosmetic brands in many roles such as training, sales or marketing, as a beauty journalist for the growing number of publications and online media, and a Beauty Therapist may go on to manage and own their own successful beauty salons.

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