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Beauticians and related occupations

£11,440 Average salary at age 20
£18,720 Average Salary
36 Average hours per week


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

Main 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.


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.

What Beauticians and related occupations studied in higher education

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What Beauticians and related occupations studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(W2) Design studies19
(L3) Sociology3
(B3) Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being15
(C8) Psychology2
(W1) Fine art5
(W3) Music1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(Q3) English studies2
(L2) Politics1
(N5) Marketing2
(W4) Drama9
(M1) Law by area2
(M2) Law by topic2
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport7
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine4
(P5) Journalism1
(V5) Philosophy1
(N1) Business studies4
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(D6) Food & beverage studies1
(X1) Training teachers2
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(P3) Media studies2
(N2) Management studies3
(V1) History by period1
(L6) Anthropology1
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

88500 Workforce Size
1.03% Predicted decline 2022 - 2027
21348 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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