Spa treatments, beauty treatments, massage, manicures, pedicures, make-up, and holistic treatments. Welcome to the fast growing and diverse world of the beauty industry!
The exciting world of the beauty industry has endless career opportunities and pathways. Where would you like to work one day? Health farms, where you work closely with dieticians and fitness instructors, or would you prefer the calm, ambient nature of the spa world where you combine holistic massage therapies, water therapies and products derived from the sea and other natural ingredients.
There are many types of spas: Destination Spas, Day Spas, Resort/Hotel Spas, Medi Spas, Cruise Ship Spas, Spa Towns and Mineral Spring Spas. Beauty treatments are also available on cruise liners, where you have the opportunity to work with other therapists from around the world and even travel whilst working. Some airlines even have the luxury of having a beauty salon on board.
Make-up is one fun and creative side of beauty therapy. As a make-up artist you can work in any salon performing make-up treatments and perform day and evening, bridal and photographic make-up applications.
If you are more interested in skin treatments, there are many skin clinics today offering specialized treatments. There are even cosmetic surgery clinics offering non-surgical treatments that a knowledgeable skin therapist is able to perform.
Beauty, journalism, teaching, franchising, mobile or home-based therapy. The list of possible careers goes on and on. If the above appeals to you, then beauty therapy is definitely the career for you!
by Andrew Johnstone