Trainee Beauty Therapist

Beauty therapists provide face and body treatments to help clients look and feel better.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • give a facial by cleansing, massaging and toning a client's skin
  • do a makeover by applying and advising on make-up
  • shape eyebrows and colour eyelashes
  • give a manicure, pedicure or other nail treatment like extensions and nail art
  • remove unwanted facial and body hair
  • do non-surgical skin improvement treatments
  • offer ultraviolet (UV) treatments and spray tanning

Skills required

  • customer service skills to put clients at ease
  • sensitivity and understanding towards your clients' needs
  • the ability to work well with your hands for giving treatments
  • excellent verbal communication skills to explain treatments
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail

Industry qualifications

To become a beauty therapist you will need a Level 2 NVQ Beauty Therapy, which is a full-time one year course offered by UCM.

It is also worth noting that if you are interested in becoming a massage therapist, UCM also offer part-time courses.

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