If you’re aiming to be a successful and leading beauty therapist, and in search of some guidance on how to achieve this, we’ve put together some of the best pieces of advice that will help you on your way.

Gain experience

One of the most beneficial ways to learn about the beauty trade is to gain experience within it. Whether you take up a Saturday job or spend time shadowing a beauty therapist, you’ll have a clear insight into how salons or spas work, how the treatments work and see first hand how good it can make clients look and feel.

Along with this, it also shows future employees, colleges or university that you are determined to succeed within your career and that you’re also passionate and hard working- all of which are vital skills that you’ll need throughout this role.

Listen to your clients

When beginning your career, it’s important to start beginning relationships with clients. You should make them feel welcomed and show that you are interested in them and what they have to say. Try and remember what they like and their beauty treatments or think back to the big event that they mentioned last time they visited- attention to detail goes along way.

You will make clients feel listened too and will retain their interest and custom. And, if they visit the salon and request you for their treatment, then your employee will pick up on this too. It’s important to remember that this industry is based on word of mouth and people will mention the treatment they’ve received to friends and family.

Be passionate

Before beginning a career within the beauty world, you should be passionate and have a love for it. Mix this passion with a desire to be a successful and talented beauty therapist and you will go far. Always be ready to take on new challenges, learn new skills and train or study to improve your knowledge.

Also, remain polite and interested in any client- even if you are tired or aren’t really in the mood to talk. You want to make sure the client is number one and make them enjoy their treatments. After all, they are paying you for this relaxation!

Continue learning

Once you’ve qualified as a beauty therapist, never stop learning. Push yourself on to reach new career goals and even look to take on the role as a salon manager or head beautician. Keep up to date with new looks, trends and products that are available which you could be trying on clients. You can also learn from those around you within the team who might have a range of skills and tips that you can learn from. And in time, you will be able to pass these down to future budding beauty therapists.

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