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Where could you be with a Qualification in Beauty Therapy


When you walk out of a health spa or beauty salon, how do you feel? Refreshed? Revitalised? Ready to take on the world? You might also feel a little grateful to the amazing people who helped you choose the perfect haircut or worked out the sore, tense muscles in your back. The sky's the limit for talented individuals who are working in the high-demand beauty therapy field.

With a career in Beauty Therapy, a whole world of opportunities will be at your fingertips as you explore all the aspects of this multi-faceted industry that continues to thrive and change. Check out some of these great careers and see where this exciting field can take you.

Salon owner/manager
Imagine being your own boss and doing what you love every day. That is how it could be if you opened your own salon or became the manager of an existing salon.

As an owner or manager, you get to call the shots. You are in charge of selecting the right staff members who will help create a positive, soothing environment for your clients. You can choose which services your salon will offer and how much you plan on charging clients, and you can also create special discounts and offers to encourage clients to come back. You get to design the look and feel of the salon, creating an image and stylised motif that your clients will come to recognise and depend on.

Speaking of those clients, this is your chance to become a cornerstone of your community. Like good car mechanic shops, good salons inspire loyalty and trust in their clients. You have the ability to make the men and women of your community feel good about themselves and build their confidence. With a talented team and a clean, well-kept environment, your walk-in customers will become repeat customers, and your repeat customers will swear their allegiances to you.

Spa therapist
When you are looking to unwind and ease up those tight muscles, your spa therapist will become your best friend. In this rewarding career, you can become someone's lifeline, someone who helps others with their bodily pains and provides up to an hour of relaxation and comfort. By the end of the session, you have nearly given someone his or her life back.

A great spa therapist knows how to properly administer amazing massages and body treatments that will both relax and rejuvenate clients. With each guest, the spa therapist is able to listen to the client's needs, effectively communicate back what the therapist believes is needed and then deliver a stellar massage or body treatment to meet the client's requirements. When clients are unsure, the spa therapist steps in to recommend certain treatments and massages that can help the client ease up.

Best of all, spa therapists can work nearly anywhere in or out of the country. Cruise ships employ outstanding spa therapists to provide cruise ship guests with a one-of-a-kind experience that will add to the relaxing ambience on board. In addition to being paid to do what you enjoy, you also get to set sail and open yourself to new worlds and experiences.

Health spa/resort manager
People come from all over the world to relax and rest in the world's best health spas and resorts. With your education in Beauty Therapy, you can help create an amazing experience for every guest and help them get back on their feet.

The best health spas and resorts have qualified managers who know that customer service is of the utmost importance. Their staff are expertly trained and involved individuals who take pride in the work they do. All clients are important, and each staff member works hard to ensure that each client leaves feeling happy.

Your treatments or 'menu' options vary to accommodate all types of guests, and you know your staff members hold the required certifications. With clients, you are using dependable products you know you can trust while at the same time offering them a wide selection.

Additionally, you can also introduce clients to other forms of therapy, such as Indian head massages, hot stone therapy and aromatherapy. Each type can help clients unwind in new ways and see how they can better interpret and treat their bodily aches and pains.

Beauty educator
It is often said that those who can't do, teach. You know, of course, that this is simply not the case. The best and most talented individuals in any industry should be passing down their knowledge to the next generation, allowing them to learn new techniques and improve on existing ones.

As a beauty educator, you will learn how to expertly communicate what you already know and love to a class and help them understand your techniques. You will learn the best methods to help new students acquire skills, and you will also be up-to-date on the latest advancements in the beauty industry. It will be up to you to pass on your craft and show other spa therapists or salon beauty therapists how the job should be done.

Best of all, you get to teach others how to be a therapist. Throughout your career, you have probably seen plenty of salons and spas operating in unclean environments or using the wrong techniques on clients. This is your opportunity to shape the future salon and spa therapists who might be prone to laziness or care too little about the cleanliness of their workstations. This is your chance to break them of those habits before they begin working in the industry.

So long as there are people looking for someone to help them relax, massage their backs and most importantly, feel beautiful, there will always be a demand for individuals in the beauty therapy industry. With the right education, such as a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, you will be on your way to a fantastic career that will bring your loyal clients much needed peace and relaxation.

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