The beauty industry is booming. The field has become very attractive as people have increasingly sought beauty treatments to make themselves look and feel better. With the “Zoom boom”, people are even more conscious about the need to improve their appearance, and demand for beauty therapy has exploded. So what exactly does a beauty therapist do?
What is a Beauty Therapist?
A beauty therapist is a professional trained expert in face and body care. They are certified to provide a range of beauty treatments, although some choose to specialize in a specific field such as facials, massages or waxing. Beauty therapists are required to understand their client’s skin and bodies, and the effects that their treatments and products will have on their clients. Broadly, beauty therapists offer the following services:
- Manicures, nail art and pedicures
- Electrotherapy, exfoliation, microdermabrasion, and peels for the face
- Waxing and threading depilation to remove hair.
- Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
- Massages, such as deep tissue massage, reflexology, stone therapy, and Swedish massage
- Hair & Make-Up
To succeed, beauty therapists and clients must be able to work together in an empathetic relationship. Without empathy, a client won’t be able to open up to their beauty therapist and the beauty therapist won’t be able to understand their client’s needs. Empathy is at the heart of the beauty therapist-client relationship.
Make their Clients Feel Good
Essentially, as a beauty therapist, your job is to make people feel better about themselves than when they walked in. It’s not just about the beauty treatment they receive, it’s about the whole beauty experience, it;s about pampering your clients so they feel like royalty.
Consult with Clients
Beauty therapists perform treatments such as manicures, hair removal, makeup, massage treatments, lash and brow treatments, body treatments and facials. Each treatment plays a role in making a client feel happy. Typically, a client will consult with a beauty therapist to figure out what kind of beauty treatment they should get. That’s why it’s so important to have a good manner and to be able to put your clients at ease. Clients rely on beauty therapists to help them decide on what they should do and what products they should buy.
Analyze Client’s Skin
A beauty therapist will also analyze a client’s skin, to see what treatments and products they need to improve their skincare routine and skin health.
Perform Face and Body Treatments
Beauty therapists also perform a variety of face and body treatments. If you have had aesthetic injector training, which qualifies you to provide injectable dermal services, you can administer injectables such as Botox, and Juvederm to help rejuvenate client skin.
Beauty therapists with dermal training can also provide other services such as laser treatment, skin peeling and micro-needling.
Popular face and body treatments are body wraps, massages, and scrubs.
Sell Skincare and Makeup Products
Beauty therapists don’t just provide beauty treatments. Their understanding of their client’s skincare and makeup needs allows them to sell the right skincare and makeup products for their clients’ needs.