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Beauticians and related occupations

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£11,440 pile of coins

Age 35

£19,240 pile of coins

Age 50

£21,320 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £13,520

What does this career do?

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.

Typical tasks

  • discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body
  • massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning
  • uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair
  • cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions
  • applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques
  • performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies
  • recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate
  • advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming
  • maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.

Current entry requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements for entry, although some colleges require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. NVQs/SVQs in Beauty Therapy are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Professional qualifications are also available.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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