Beauty therapy is an interesting sector to work in. Every day is different from another, there are many opportunities to meet new people and the work can be rewarding too.
Training to be a beauty therapist needs careful consideration. The standards in training and learning have changed a lot over time, improving the expectations of knowledge and skill that beauty therapists have. Every new skill is backed up with underpinning knowledge of anatomy and physiology and health and safety. This includes opportunities to develop understanding of pathologies of the body and how they impact the treatments you provide.
There are many aspects to beauty therapy and many professionals choose to study a foundation qualification: a Level 2 Beauty Therapy Certificate or Diploma. These courses tend to include similar elements of:
- Brow and Lash Treatments
- Make up application
To be able to offer specialist treatments, like Lash Lift or Nail Art beauty therapists must first study the Level 2 beauty therapy course or at least the one Brows or Manicure units that are relevant.
Not all beauty therapists want to offer the complete range of beauty therapy treatments. Specialising in one thing suits some people, for instance, specialising in nails and advancing to nail art.
At Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy and Beauty we offer both single unit qualifications as well as the complete Beauty Therapy Specialist training course. In 2019 we will be offering our beauty therapy courses at our Cheltenham centre again. If you are interested in training for a career in beauty call us on 01242 255440 to find out more.