The beauty industry has a never-ending repertoire of beauty-based jobs. With new treatments and techniques being created every day, the industry is one that will continue to move onwards and upwards. So how do you become a beauty therapist? What jobs are available? How much does it all cost? We hear you, and we have the answers!
What is the job of a beauty therapist?
Beauty therapists aid in the aesthetic enhancement of their clients, drawing on a multitude of skills to deliver high-quality treatments. Whether it’s for a wedding day or a self-care moment, it is a beauty therapist’s job to make someone feel their best.
It is important to recognise that the job of a beauty therapist goes beyond that of the physical. Beauty treatments are one of the most effective forms of self-care – a refreshing facial or a dazzling manicure can make a world of difference to someone’s confidence and wellbeing. Beauty therapies give us a space to relax and ground ourselves, taking time to be in our bodies and make sure they get some comfort and care in the hustle culture of modern-day life.
It is vital that estheticians provide a safe, friendly space in which their clients feel comfortable relaxing, and where they trust that they are in good hands. Our British neighbours over at VTCT offer an interesting article on how beauty therapies can enhance our mental health.
But to answer the question of how long does it take to become a beauty therapist? Well, that very much depends upon what career you want to pursue – specialising in a certain area of beauty therapy or training in a wide breadth of skills. That’s why, if you’re interested in becoming a beauty therapist, kickstarting your training ASAP will stand you in good stead.
Careers in beauty therapy
Now for the tricky bit – choosing from the buffet of beauty therapies in which to study. Here are some of the most popular jobs in the beauty industry:
- Makeup Artist
- Lash Technician (e.g. lift and tint, extensions)
- Eyebrow Technician (e.g. wax and tint, lamination, henna)
- Nail Technician
Thinking of following a career in the beauty sector? Take a look at our selection of online short beauty courses to give you a flying start to your career.
Training as a beauty therapist
Financing training can seem like an overwhelming task, and can often be the reason people choose not to expand their studies. Here at New Zealand Beauty School, we recognise the challenges of navigating tuition and course fees, and so we came up with a solution to make following your dreams that little bit more accessible. We offer an interest-free payment plan where you can pay your fees in instalments, paying a small amount per week, or you can receive a discount if you choose to pay your course fees upfront.
One of the biggest expenses in beauty therapy is the cost of tools and equipment. Our beauty therapy courses online come with a custom-designed kit, containing everything you will need to complete your training, sent right to your front door. The kit will have all the necessary gear to give you the best start to your career as a beauty therapist, allowing you to experiment and explore from the comfort of your own home.
And you won’t just be learning about the beauty side of things – we will equip you with the knowledge needed to succeed in the business, such as organising appointments, stock orders, salon management, customer rapport and more.
All our courses come with a downloadable brochure with further information about course content, modules and assessments, accessing your learning online and tutor support. Once you have completed the course you will receive a certificate of attainment, adding that touch of impressive professionalism to offer to potential employers.
Choosing to study an esthetician course online will give you 24/7 access to your studies, giving you the flexibility to work your learning around your schedule and lifestyle.
Enrol in one of our short beauty courses today and learn how to be one of the best in the beauty business.