What skills do I need to become a Successful Beauty Therapist?

Are you wanting to become a successful Beauty Therapist? Now is the best time to join the thriving beauty industry. Clients spend £100s a month on beauty and aesthetic treatments to ensure they look and feel their best. 

As a beauty therapist, you are qualified to deliver facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing and electrotherapy treatments. What other skills do you need to be a successful beauty therapist?

What Makes A Successful Beauty Therapist

The skills you will need to be a Beauty Therapist:

  • Patience
  • Excellent Customer Service 
  • Friendly Personality 
  • Organisational Skills
  • Fully Qualified Beauty Therapy Training

Patience is vital to becoming a successful Beauty Therapist

Patience is critical for any job that deals with customers, and beauty therapy is no different. Being patient will help you thoroughly understand clients’ concerns and what they want to offer them a better service. Patience is also helpful when you have a customer unhappy with their service or treatment results, as you can quickly de-escalate the situation to ensure that your client leaves feeling content and can come back in the future. 

To exercise Patience, remember to breathe, focus on what the customer is trying to say rather than how they are saying it and deliver a service that will exceed expectations. 

Excellent customer service helps you retain clients

No matter how great your products or services are, your business can succeed only with excellent customer service. When you give your clients good service, they will make that connection with happiness with your services, leading to a long-term relationship. There may be better beauty therapists out there, but if you can treat your clients with kindness and respect, you will stand out in the industry and succeed.

If you’re unsure of your businesses customer service, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you able to answer your client’s questions politely and accurately?
  • Can you accommodate possible client requests?
  • Are you rewarding customers for their loyalty and choosing you repeatedly? 
  • Can you effectively solve your clients’ concerns that would stop them from returning to you?

A friendly Beauty Therapist is more likely to be successful

For many clients, a Beauty Therapist is almost like their therapist. While getting a facial or massage, they may also choose this time to vent about their life stresses or seek advice. 

Presenting yourself as a friendly therapist will make it easier for your clients to open up to you. It will also ensure clients are more comfortable around you, creating a more comfortable environment for the more intimate treatments.

Finally, being friendly as a beauty therapist will make it easier for clients to take your advice and even upsell treatment. As you have more knowledge regarding therapies and products than the client, building a friendly relationship will make them trust you more and understand you are looking out for them rather than just trying to make a profit.

Being organised will help your beauty business operations run smoothly

Not only does being organised make your life easier, but it will also make you a more reliable Beauty Therapist. Make a note of your appointment times to ensure you are always on time to attend an appointment with a client. Clients are likely to get irritated if you run late or have to cancel your appointment, as they would have set the time aside out of their day. Regularly cancelling or running late for appointments will give you the reputation of being an unreliable therapist, and no one will want to book with you. 

Keep your workstation organised and know where all your products are. It will make you look disorganised and unprepared if you search for products during treatments. 

Complete all your qualifications to become a successful Beauty Therapists

Completing an accredited course is the most necessary criterion for becoming a successful Beauty Therapist. To become a licenced Beauty Therapist in the UK, you will need to have completed a Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma from an accredited awarding body.

Here at The London School of Beauty & Make-Up, we offer our students the following accredited beauty therapy courses:

Alternatively, if you want to combine both courses to complete them faster, we offer it as an integrated course. The VTCT Level 2 and 3 Combined Beauty Therapy Diploma runs for 24 weeks, half the time it would take you to complete each course individually. 

On the Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma, you will master the basics of retail beauty therapy, whilst Level 3 will build on these basics and teach you more advanced treatments. After both of these qualifications, students can successfully:

  • Understand the Anatomy & Physiology of the Human Body, covering muscular, skeletal, respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems.
  • Deliver facial and body electrotherapy treatments with vacuum suction, microcurrent and faradic machines.
  • Complete professional Manicures and Pedicures
  • Offer clients Swedish body massage and Indian head massage
  • Wax their clients using both cream strip wax and hot beeswax

All of the above will ensure that you are qualified to join any salon as a thoroughly trained and qualified Beauty Therapist.

How can The London School of Beauty & Make-Up teach you to be a successful Beauty Therapist?

Here at LSBM, not only do we teach you everything you need to know about the VTCT Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy Diplomas to become a skilled Beauty Therapist. In addition, we have the largest commercial salon in London to ensure that you have mastered patience, customer service and organisational skills by the time you’ve finished getting qualified.  

Working alongside our experienced tutors in the LSBM salon will help you encounter real-life scenarios to prepare you to work as a beauty therapist in London or wherever your career takes you. 

If you would like more information about our famous beauty therapy training courses, why not submit an enquiry today? Our helpful course consultant will then be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call us directly on 0203 966 8690 between 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday. 

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