You may be seeing more and more beauticians advertising on social media and wondering to yourself is beauty a good career for you? Maybe you’ve always had a passion for skincare or nails?
Well now is the perfect time to start pursuing a career in beauty!
Beauty therapy has always been a popular career path. However, we are seeing an increase in people going back to education to pursue a future in beauty therapy. As of 2019, the beauty industry was valued at $532 billion and is predicted to continue growing making it a lucrative industry to join.
The London School Of Beauty & Make-Up has been providing quality beauty therapy and makeup education since 1995. Which, we feel, makes us pretty knowledgeable on the subject and the perfect people to answer your questions! It also helps that if we get stuck on any questions, we have VTCT, CIDESCO & CIBTAC qualified tutors on hand!
As you can see above, the financial incentive is there! But there are many more reasons why pursuing a career in beauty is a good choice.
Maybe you have a young family that you need to be there for or a full-time job. A career in beauty can accommodate that. Many beauticians choose to work as freelancers offering their services after hours or even solely on the weekend. Beauty treatments can be carried out from the comfort of your own home. Some therapists do prefer a mobile service in which you can work out of your client’s home. A career in the beauty industry allows those working within it to choose what works best for them and their lives.
It can be very hard nowadays to find a job or industry that allows you to be as expressive as you might like. The beauty industry is not one of those! Being a nail technician encourages the use of your creative flair, combining stunning designs with loud colours!
It seems no matter the state of the economy, people are willing to invest in their hair, skin or nails. We all want to look good! This is seen reflected in the booming state of the beauty industry. Salons are growing and new beauty therapists are continuously entering the market. The knowledge you gain from studying within the beauty industry will stay with you for the rest of your life. Thus providing you with a career for life.
Have you heard the saying that there is no better therapy than sitting in your hairdresser’s chair? Well, it’s not, not true! Those working in the beauty industry provide happiness and relaxation to their clients. So if you enjoy conversing with people and making them feel comfortable, you might make an excellent beauty therapist!
As a beautician, everyday is different! Providing different treatments to different clients everyday. You get to discuss different subjects with every client. The more variety you can offer is also up to you! The more skills and knowledge you have increases the different treatments you can offer.
When choosing a career path within the beauty industry, there is no one size fits all. Everyone has different interests and skills which leads to different career paths within the industry.
Relieve their clients of any tension and pain in their bodies by massaging their muscles and soft tissues. They will also encourage their clients to relax, and improve their circulation. Clients are often those that have been afflicted with sports injuries, health conditions or just need some relaxation in their lives.
As a massage therapist you may specialise in different forms of massage which can include: Indian head massage or Swedish Massage.
To become a good massage therapist you should have great communication skills to be able to listen to your clients’ afflictions. A good understanding of anatomy and physiology to ensure you are not causing more harm than good.
In charge of bettering the appearance of their client’s eyelashes and eyebrows. An eyelash technician may offer lash extensions, eyelash tinting and lifting. An eyebrow technician can offer threading, waxing and even more advanced solutions such as microblading. These are career choices that are growing more popular with clients seeking out treatments that allow them to look perfect without make-up!
A steady hand is needed! Working with such a small area of the face and so close to the eye, it is necessary to be careful so as to not hurt your client. You should also be able to pay close attention to detail so you can achieve even outcomes. No-one wants uneven eyebrows!
They are in charge of the health and maintenance of their clients’ nails on their hands and feet. This will include providing manicures and pedicures, repairing damaged nails, adding nail extensions and creating intricate designs on the nails. Nail technicians can also provide their clients with hand and feet massages to increase their circulation. On average, women in the UK spend about £450 a year on their nails!
It is important to be creative and patient as a nail tech. Clients are coming for you to create something beautiful on such a small canvas so a steady hand is needed.
This is a career path that is growing more popular as technology advances. Well known treatments include: laser treatments such as hair removal and skin rejuvenation alongside chemical exfoliators. Advanced Aestheticians can help their clients with hyperpigmentation, acne and red vein removal.
Knowledge on the latest equipment is necessary as you need to be able to advise clients accurately. It is also detrimental to understand and differentiate the various skin problems that exist.
They are a combination of all the above and have a comprehensive understanding of all things beauty! From facials, pedicures, massages, waxing and electrotherapy treatments. Beauty therapists are experts at most things face and body related.
It is important as a beauty therapist to be customer orientated and attentive to detail. You should also be able to think on your feet as clients can come to you about different issues.
Depending on the career path that most interests you, would help determine the course that is best for you.
If you are interested in going down the massage therapist route, we would recommend:
On the course students will be taught body massages as a module covering Swedish Body Massage and Indian Head Massage. This will enable you to enter the beauty industry as a massage therapist once your studies have finished.
If your goal is to become a Lash or Brow technician then why not consider The VTCT Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma? On the course you will learn how to complete patch tests on your clients. This is to limit allergic reactions and any problems occurring! Eyelash and eyebrow tinting and perming techniques will be taught. Finally, you will learn how to shape eyebrows and how they can compliment your clients face. Students will be taught all the latest techniques which will put them in the forefront of a popular career path.
For those of you who are interested in pursuing a career as a nail tech: The VTCT Level 2 Beauty Therapy Fast Track. On the course students will master the commercial aspects of beauty such as manicures and pedicures. Treatments for broken and damaged skin on the hands and feet will also be taught. This course is the perfect introduction to those who would like to pursue a career as a Nail technician.
To pursue a career in Advanced Aesthetics, our Level 4 Certificate in LASER & IPL Treatments. Students on the course will be provided with a broad introduction into the world of advanced aesthetics. Tutors will focus on the importance of managing safe practices when working with laser equipment and identifying and controlling hazards. On the course you will also be taught how to identify skin and hair conditions. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to practice as an advanced aesthetician.
For those that want to become a comprehensive beauty therapist we have a few options! Firstly The VTCT Level 2 & Level 3 Combination Beauty Therapy Diploma. This course will take you from a beginner to a professional beauty therapist in just 6 months! Modules include: lash and brow treatments, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, face and body electrotherapy and massages.
However, are you interested in using your beauty therapist qualification to travel all over the world? Then check out The CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Diploma! The most prestigious and elite beauty qualification recognised globally. The course is split into 3 qualifications:
Once the course is completed, students will enter the industry as highly employable in over 40 countries!
Simply because we are one of the best beauty schools in the UK!
Having been established for over 25 years, we have secured our position as one of the most prestigious beauty schools. In the UK, we are a students’ first choice for beauty, skin and makeup knowledge. We prepare students for their future profession based on relevant industry expectations.
All of the tutors employed at LSBM are some of the best that the beauty industry has to offer. This is important because they are the first point of contact for our students. The tutors are passionate and determined to see their students succeed, ensuring they work alongside the school to achieve results!
We always keep our class sizes small, which means more one-on-one time with tutors for each student! Small class sizes also allow students’ to work closely with their peers.
The doors of LSBM are open to students from all around the world. We are proud to be an Equal Rights and Non-Discriminative School!
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, we also have the largest onsite commercial salon of any school in London. Students can become fully accustomed to carrying out treatments on paying customers. Which also increases your employability, as you would have completed your necessary work experience!
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