A beauty therapist is a trained individual that is able to provide a number of treatments to their clients, making them look and feel amazing.
Many begin their career working in a salon after qualifying as it allows them to gain valuable experience and potentially specialise in one area of beauty.
However, that’s not to say they can only be trained in one area. Beauty therapists can be trained to carry out a range of treatments, from spray tanning to massages. In this post we’ll look at what those specialisms are, and the products you’ll need to kick start your own career.
What types of beauty treatments are there?
In the beauty industry, there’s quite a selection of different treatments available to train and specialise in, such as waxing, tanning, facials, manicures and holistic therapies. Through your training you’ll be able to explore them all, allowing you to discover which area you are truly passionate about so you can study it further.
In preparation for your beauty studies, we’ve put together some of our top products picks that you’ll find useful to get you started.
Waxing treatments require you to remove excess hair from across the body. This can include legs, arms, backs, bikini and much more sensitive areas such as eyebrows, upper lip and chin.
We stock a range of high quality waxing essentials at extremely low prices. Here’s a few of our bestselling waxing starter kits to get your started:
Spray tans are a popular way to achieve a beautiful tan without putting your skin or your health, at risk. Many girls love having a natural sun kissed glow all year round, and want to enjoy longer lasting, more natural, and beautifully even results. During a spray tan a fine mist is sprayed onto the body to create a natural tan, that usually lasts between 3-7 days. Our bestselling tanning solutions are:
Massage and Facials
For those clients who are visiting the salon for massage and facials, it’s important to make them feel nice and relaxed for them to enjoy their pamper session.
A massage will usually see a beauty therapist press and rubbing the muscles and joints of the body to relieve and tension and stress from the client. This is usually done using the fingers, hands, forearms, elbows or hot stones.
For this treatment, we love the following products:
A facial involves treating the skin through a number of procedures including steam, exfoliation, creams and peels. Why not try our bestselling Kaeso range, made from the finest, natural ingredients with essential treatment formulas to deliver effective and luxurious professional treatments.
Must have products:
A manicure is the cosmetic treatment of hands – often nails – which sees the therapist filing, shaping and sometimes painting their nails and removing cuticles. Nail treatments can be the ultimate pamper for a client.
To get your career as a manicurist started, we think you should definitely try these products:
The tinting of the lashes and brows are very popular treatments! A brow tint takes minutes to apply and will give your clients brows depth and enhance their eyes, lasting up to 3-4 weeks. A lash tint allows clients to ditch the mascara! It lengthens and darkens the appearance of natural eyelashes without coming off.
Here are a number of high quality products you’ll need to offer a great tinting service:
How do I train to be a beauty therapist?
There are two different routes that can lead you to be a beauty therapist – this could be either through studying at a college or beauty school, but also by starting as a beauty apprentice.
Both require studying and training that you’ll need to have in order to become a qualified beauty therapist.
Check back for next week’s blog post in which we will be focusing on which qualifications you will need to be a beauty therapist. Remember to leave a comment letting us know why you picked your chosen specialism!
Also, visit our Facebook and Twitter page for our #BeautyStudentTalk hashtag for more useful hints and tips for you budding beauty therapists.