Beauty Therapists provide skin analyses, facial therapies, skin-care treatments and body treatments such as massage to clients.
A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around half of workers have an Advanced Diploma/Diploma. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.
- discussing client needs, analysing skin characteristics and advising on suitable skin care, treatments and application of make-up
- applying general cosmetic and corrective make-up
- performing manicures and pedicures including decorative nail art, application of artificial nails, nail repair, and other specialised hand and foot treatments
- performing facial and body treatments such as massages
- treating unwanted hair through waxing, bleaching, tinting, depilation and electrolysis
- evaluating beauty therapy processes and products
- receiving bookings, arranging appointments and maintaining client records
- providing advice on and selling cosmetic products