Beauticians and related occupations

£18,720

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

39

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

1.91%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.

Qualifications

There are no minimum academic requirements for entry, although some colleges require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. NVQs/SVQs in Beauty Therapy are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Professional qualifications are also available.

Typical tasks

  • discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body;
  • massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning;
  • uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair;
  • cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions;
  • applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques;
  • performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies;
  • recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate;
  • advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming;
  • maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.

Common job titles

Artist, body
Consultant, wig
Consultant, beauty
Artist, make-up
Consultant, slimming
Technician, nail
Dresser, wig
Maker, mask (beautician)
Practitioner, sugaring
Consultant, image (beautician)
Electrolysist
Consultant, piercing, ear
Tattooist
Therapist, beauty
Pedicurist
Electrologist
Aesthetician, medical
Beautician
Adviser, beauty
Therapist, spa
Leader (slimming club)
Manicurist
Piercer, body
Analyst, colour
Lecturer, watchers, weight
Specialist, beauty
Cosmetologist

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.