Six top qualities of a beauty therapist

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You’ll quickly discover that excelling in beauty is about so much more than a love of makeup. To help you put your best foot forward as an up-and-coming beauty pro, we’ve picked out the traits you’ll need to nurture in order to make it to the top.

1: Welcoming

A friendly face every client expects this when they walk into a beauty salon. So make sure you’re always approachable – and conversational when it’s called for.

2: Professional

Undertaking a beauty treatment can involve some intimacy – removing clothes for waxes or tanning, for example. So it’s very important that remain polite and discreet at all times to help your client feel comfortable around you.

3: Meticulous

No two days are alike for a beautician, so it’s important to have a carefully kept diary to make sure you don’t miss a beat. Manage your time to a tee, and your customers will thank you for it.

4: Qualified

Make sure you officially know your stuff before you start seeing clients. Gaining the necessary qualifications will help you to feel comfortable and prepared every time you walk into an appointment. Plus, as many beauty treatments involve using products like chemicals and wax, so it’s crucial to have studied your techniques to protect your clients.

5: Business-savvy

This is particularly important if you’re a freelancer or working towards managing your own salon: it’s just as important to know about business as beauty. If you’re able to take a short course in salon management or general business management, that’s a great place to start. Otherwise, there are also plenty of great books out there that’ll get you up to speed. 

There are new trends, products and treatments landing all the time, so you’ll need to love learning new things! If swotting up on the latest releases sounds like fun to you, that’s a great start.

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