Beauty therapist  giving client an LED light facial treatment in beauty salon

Beauty Therapist

Provide skincare and beauty treatments for the face, body, hands and feet.


Beauty therapists provide cosmetic, non-medical treatments that assist clients to maintain their physical appearance and provide the experience of 'pampering' or relaxation. Treatments include skin analyses, facial therapies, massage, laser treatments, hair removal, manicures and pedicures. Advice on products and post treatment care is often provided.

Work is in beauty, tanning or nail salons. Some beauty therapists are mobile or provide services from their own home.

Suitable for people with an interest in the wellbeing of others who have good communication and relationship-building skills.


  • discuss client needs, and analyse skin characteristics
  • advise on suitable skin care, treatments and application of make-up
  • apply cosmetic and corrective make-up
  • perform manicures and pedicures, apply and repair decorative nails
  • perform facial and body treatments such as massages
  • treat unwanted hair through waxing, bleaching, tinting, depilation and electrolysis
  • evaluate beauty therapy processes and products
  • receive bookings, arrange appointments and maintain client records
  • provide advice on and sell cosmetic products.


  • irregular hours
  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
$959 / week
Very strong
Apprenticeships may be available

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