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Beauty Therapist

Beauty Therapists give professional advice to clients to improve their skin and body condition and perform range of treatments including facials, massage, waxing, manicures, pedicures, tinting, spray tanning and makeup application.

Duties and tasks

  • Apply make-up and spray tans
  • Book appointments, answer phone queries and maintain client records
  • Cash handling
  • Evaluate individual clients skin and beauty needs and recommend appropriate treatments
  • Perform a range of beauty treatments including facials, body massage, aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures, eyelash and brow tinting
  • Provide beauty advice to clients
  • Provide high levels of client service
  • Sell cosmetics and other beauty related products
  • Use a variety of specialised equipment

Skills required

  • Attention to Detail
  • Creative Flair
  • Good Dexterity
  • Interpersonal and Relationship Building Skills
  • Neat and Tidy Appearance
  • Sensitive and Caring Attitude

Working conditions

Beauty Therapists may work in a variety of settings such as beauty salons, department stores, from home or via mobile beauty services out of the clients home. Hours are varied and often include evenings and weekends. Beauty Therapists are required to stand on their feet for long periods of time.

Professional associations / Industry information

Service Skills Australia 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Beautician
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Body Artist
  • Hairdresser
  • Nail Technician