Beautician or related occupation

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.

Tasks

  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 2% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* This is not likely to lead to a great demand for new workers due to retirement

*This is based on national data

£15,413

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for beautician or related occupation is £15,413

1,379 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,379. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for beautician or related occupation roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £15,413 per year. That is about £1,284 per month or £7.90 per hour. New workers generally start on £12,938, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,235

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,379 people are employed in the region.

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