So you consider yourself a bit of a cosmetologist already. You follow all the latest trends in the beauty world, watch makeup tutorials, and keep a fully-stocked makeup cabinet at home.
Naturally, enrolling in a beauty course and pursuing a career in beauty therapy seems an obvious choice!
Is beauty therapy right for you? Read on to find out if you’ve got the traits and passion to enjoy a fulfilling and diverse career in beauty therapy!
1) Do you handle challenges well?
You probably have a well-established beauty routine and a signature “look”. We bet that you could perform your entire routine without a mirror, if you had to!
But how good are you at adapting to other people’s “looks”?
As a beauty therapist, you’ll meet and work with a wide range of people, each with their own unique preferences.
This can mean anything from simple procedures to complex treatments that combine:
- Skin care
- Nail therapy
- Hair removal
- Body massages
- … among others!
Each client will be different. In addition to adapting to each one’s preferences and style, you’ll have to constantly adjust your approach and balance multiple (often completely different) tasks.
If you can do this, you’ve got a long career in beauty ahead of you!
2) How good are you at breaking complex ideas into simple, easy-to-understand terms?
Having the skill and knowledge aren’t always enough to find success as a beauty therapist – you’ll also need to have strong customer service game.
In particular, you’ll need to know how to make complex ideas simple. As we’re sure you know, certain conditions in nails, skin, face, and hair can be a bit technical.
As a beauty technician, part of your job is to translate all of this jargon into terms your client can comfortably understand.
In addition to ensuring they’re able to make an informed decision, you’ll also help them maintain their style even after they leave your salon.
3) You’re a rockstar at customer service
Customers are the lifeblood for any business – if you want customers to come back, you’ll have to be very good at serving them!
That’s because being a beauty therapist is about much more than the services you offer – since it’s a customer-facing role, it’s also crucial that you’re a customer service superstar.
In particular, you’ll have to:
- Be a great conversationalist
- Understand what customers want
- Be great at resolving conflicts
- Genuinely care about their needs
4) Are you passionate about making people’s natural features stand out in the best way possible?
It’s one thing to put a lot of effort into your own appearance – do you have the same enthusiasm when it comes to someone else’s?
If you feel the same passion and excitement when helping to improve someone else’s appearance and how they feel about themselves, then you’re set for a long and fulfilling career!
Think of your next customer’s face as a blank canvas, ready for you to bring out their best features!
5) Are you a team player?
At Academia, we train countless budding beauty therapists at our Melbourne campus. Many find work in salons, working alongside other beauty specialists such as hairdressers.
As such, it’s crucial that graduates are able to work effectively in teams.
As a beauty therapist, you’ll have to work alongside other specialists to help clients get the style they want. As such, you’ll need to:
- Have solid communication skills
- Be a good listener
- Know how to take advice
6) Do you love beauty and styling?
This one should be a no-brainer, but it’s important to ask anyway!
If your friends are constantly begging you to do their makeup and you’re passionate about improving people’s self-esteem, a career in beauty therapy sounds pretty perfect for you!
Beauty therapy courses that turn your eye for beauty into a great career!
Are you interested in all aspects of beauty care? Eager to turn it into a career?
Become a certified beauty therapist with Academia!
Combining classroom-based learning with practical workshops and real-world job placements, our beauty courses in Melbourne prepare you for a long and rewarding career in the ever-growing beauty therapy industry.
We offer several courses that cover the entire spectrum of beauty care.
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115)
This course will provide you with the theoretical and practical training needed to provide a wide range of beauty treatments and services, turning you into a well-rounded beauty therapist.
Beauty services include waxing, nail services, massage therapy, applying tanning products, and lash and brow treatments.
Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115)
Whether you are dreaming of building your own salon or would want to manage one, the Diploma is the beauty therapy course for you.
Geared towards students who are gunning for a manager or ownership role, this Diploma focuses on providing you the tools needed to run a salon in addition to the practical aspects learnt in the Certificate IV.
This includes administrative training, business management training and more!
Study beauty therapy in Melbourne with Academia!
Get your career in beauty started by enrolling in our beauty courses in Melbourne.
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