Beauty therapy is an exciting, rewarding and constantly changing career for both men and women of all ages.
Most qualified beauty therapists enjoy careers in salons or health spas like Champneys resorts and city spas. But that’s just part of the story. You could also build your future within sports clubs, therapy clinics, department stores, airlines, cruise lines or the world of film and TV. There are also opportunities for career pathways within a hairdressing salon. You could even become a tutor and inspire others to succeed through a beauty therapy teaching job. Because with the transferable skills we’ll give you on our beauty therapy training courses, you can go anywhere you want with careers in beauty.
Whether you’re looking for a full-time job, freelance working or the chance to open your own salon, this is one career where you’re in the driving seat. Below you’ll find different beauty job profiles and more information about post-graduate training.
Qualified beauticians and body therapists are able to carry out a range of beauty treatments to the face and body including:
Facials to improve skincare and condition
Manicure and pedicure
Electrolysis (the permanent removal of unwanted hair)
Basic dietary and exercise advice
Electrotherapy for the face and body
Treatments to promote a feeling of well being
Holistic treatments including Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Lava Shell Massage.
A Beautician specialises in:
Manicure and pedicure
A Beauty Consultant works for a cosmetics manufacturer selling a particular brand, usually in large departmental stores.
An Electrolysist specialises in the permanent removal of unwanted hair, generally on the face. Other parts of the body can also be treated. Electrolysis is often known as electrical epilation. Postgraduate electrolysis courses include laser and intense pulsed-laser hair removal and removal of skin tags, moles etc.
A Body Therapist is able to provide a full range of body treatments:
Manual treatments e.g. massage
Electrotherapy which aids figure control
Figure diagnosis and corrective techniques to improve condition and shape
Body wraps etc
A Masseuse/Masseur carries out body massage only, usually Swedish massage but can develop through postgraduate courses to include:
Therapists can add postgraduate training which enables them to widen their treatment range or specialise in a particular area:
Aromatherapy - a specialised type of massage using a blend of essential oils.
Reflexology - the ancient art of foot massage to restore and maintain the body's own natural balance using reflexology massage techniques and sequences.
Indian Head Massage - an ancient Indian massage technique, which relieves stress and tension found in the scalp, shoulders, neck and face.
Reiki - the simplest and most natural method of healing.
Hot Stone Treatment - using massage in conjunction with hot and/or cold stones.
Hopi ear candles - a soothing and relaxing treatment for ears, face and scalp, used in ancient therapy.
Sports Massage and Sports Injury Massage - a massage specifically developed for working on sports injuries.
Champneys College offers a range of Professional Development (CPD) courses specifically designed for qualified professionals with some experience who are looking to move to the next level in their career through salon management, industry research or moving into teaching.