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Hair and Beauty Salon Assistant

Hair or Beauty Salon Assistants assist Hairdressers or Beauty Therapists by performing routine tasks in hairdressing or beauty salons.

Overview

Hair or Beauty Salon Assistants assist Hairdressers or Beauty Therapists by performing routine tasks in hairdressing or beauty salons.

Day-to-day

  • discusses client needs, analyses skin characteristics and advises on suitable skin care, treatments and application of make-up
  • applies general cosmetic and corrective make-up
  • performs manicures and pedicures such as decorative nail art, application of artificial nails, nail repair, and other specialised hand and foot treatments
  • performs facial and body treatments such as massages
  • treats unwanted hair through waxing, bleaching, tinting, depilation and electrolysis
  • evaluates beauty therapy processes and products
  • receives bookings, arranges appointments and maintains client records
  • provides advice on and selling cosmetic products.

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