Ten Things I Love About A Beauty Therapist Salon Career In London

Ten Things I Love About A Beauty Therapist Salon Career In London.

Research shows that home working is no longer meeting all candidates’ requirements for a happy, successful and prosperous beauty career. 

So why is this? There are many positives to working in the beauty salon. However, working alone from home can be more challenging these days. Both professionally and financially.

Watch the video for a reminder of why London beauty salons are welcoming back experienced beauty therapists.

Ready to make the next career move to a beauty salon in London?

We have the perfect beauty job role for you.

Contact Rose Hadley London – Beauty recruitment agency London – if you are a beauty therapist seeking a new beauty job in London. Tel. 0207 584 1990.

Beauty Therapist Interview Questions

Beauty therapist interview questions that we frequently see at Rose Hadley, when beauty salons are recruiting for beauty jobs in London.

Here are common interview questions for a beauty therapist job in London along with sample answers:

What training and qualifications do you have in beauty therapy?

I have completed a Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and hold a certificate in waxing.

What skills do you consider to be the most important for a beauty therapist?

I believe that good communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure are essential for a beauty therapist.

What beauty therapy areas do you specialise in?

My specialise in facials, waxing, and nail treatments.

How do you stay up-to-date with the latest beauty therapy trends?

I regularly attend industry events and read trade publications to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques.

What is your overall aim with a beauty client?

I aim to make them look and feel more beautiful, relaxed and confident than when they came in to the salon.

What personal qualities do you bring to the role as beauty therapist?

I am a highly motivated individual who is passionate about the beauty industry. I have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

What made you decide to become a beauty therapist?

I have always been interested in the beauty industry and enjoy helping people look and feel their best.

What do you like and dislike about this job?

I love being able to help people feel more confident and beautiful. The only thing I dislike is dealing with difficult clients.

How did you hear about this beauty therapist position?

I researched which beauty recruitment agencies covered top London salons and got in contact with Rose Hadley through their beauty jobs website.

How would your salon colleagues describe you?

My colleagues would describe me as hardworking, reliable, and friendly.

Why are you leaving your current job?

I am looking for new opportunities for growth and development.

What hours are you looking for? Full time? Part time?

I am looking for full time / part time,

How many days do you want to work? 5 or 7 days?

2/3/ 5 or 7 days.

Do you have the required permissions to work in the UK?

Yes I am a British Citizen / have EU visa / UK Resident

How soon can you start?

I can start immediately / within a week / with a month notice.

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How To Recruit A Beauty Therapist In London

Important Question – How to recruit a beauty therapist in London?

Here’s your answer.

Contact Rose Hadley London – Beauty recruitment agency London – watch our video if you are a beauty salon or spa seeking to recruit a new beauty therapist or spa staff for a job in London. Tel. 0207 584 1990

The Complete Guide To Beauty Jobs London

Importance of Career Development

Beauty jobs London – Aim to develop the beauty career you always wanted by using the power of a career development plan to guide your steps. Use it to guide you every step of the way, through new experiences, qualifications and training, to promotions and rewards.

It can be like having a satellite navigation for the beauty career journey, rather than travelling without a written plan or guidance on the possible destinations available and how to get there.

Benefits of Career Development

For career beauty therapists, the direct benefits for you include :

  • Career goal achievement
  • Networking opportunities
  • Improved communication skills
  • More productive and positive internal relationships
  • More productive and positive external relationships
  • Greater understanding of the importance of organisational visibility and improve networking, rapport-building and showcasing skills
  • Learn goal-setting techniques to identify career goals and maximise success
  • Enhance time-management and prioritisation skills to create time to work on career goals

How Do You Prepare A Career Development Plan?

  • Learn about potential career options
  • Discover growing job markets
  • Identify careers that match your skills
  • Understand career qualifications
  • Assess salaries and other benefits
  • Compare possible career paths

Formalising A Career Development Plan

Establish SMART goals i.e. specific, measurable, realistic, timed
Develop a career action plan You may be able to set your SMART goals yourself, if you are career minded, have done the background research in your chosen field and have clear vision of what you want to achieve in your beauty career.

Getting A Career Development Coach

Sometimes it is easier and saves time and more productive to reach out to an experienced career coach to help you with your career plan.

You may be able to learn about how your skills and experience can be used to open doors to a particular beauty salon or beauty specialist treatment area. It may be an area you are already aware of, or something completely new. It could also be using your current beauty skills and experience somewhere new in the UK or abroad.

Learn about potential career options and growing markets for your skills and locations where potential salons are seeking your beauty therapist skills and experience.

  • Looking for career opportunities
  • Assess salaries and other benefits
  • Finding the perfect job to match your ambitions

If you are ready to reach out to a beauty career coach, we can help you. Rose Hadley London have over twenty years experience of matching beauty therapist ambitions with career opportunities.

Make contact today.

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Tel. 0207 584 1990

Beauty Career Personalisation -Beauty Therapists Wanted In London

Beauty Therapists In 2022 – Clients Are Seeking Personalisation

Personalised skincare routines and custom makeup may become the new normal for clients seeking beauty products and beauty therapies in 2022.

The lockdown experience has given beauty clients an appetite for personalised products and services and this is something beauty therapists are becoming increasingly aware of and having to adapt to in their mission to meet and exceed client expectations.

As an experienced, professional beauty therapist, you and you alone are the force behind those popular beauty treatments and now beauty personalisation is featuring as important added requirement and skill for success as a beauty therapist in today’s beauty world.

The beauty therapist job is to make clients look and feel beautiful with beauty product recommendations and services such as gel nails, lashes, hot waxing, facials, massage and tanning.

This has never been more important than today, now the lockdowns are over.

Beauty salons in London are experiencing with high demand for beauty treatments and are seeking to recruit experienced beauty professionals who have the skills to deliver what the beauty client is looking for now – a tailored, personalised service, involving beauty products that closely meet their exact skin requirements and their personal preferences

You as a beauty therapist do important work with your beauty treatments and the time you give your clients, helps them look and feel good.

So how can you adapt your role to personalise the beauty therapy service for your clients?

How To Personalise The Beauty Therapy Service For Your Clients?

  • Discuss the client expectations and beauty goals
  • Study the skin requirements for each client
  • Product knowledge – research latest beauty products
  • Keep up to date and develop your beauty skills
  • Provide a quality service
  • Touch people’s lives
  • Building relationships
  • Seek feedback from clients
  • Personalise, personalise, personalise! Products and services for each client

More Reasons To Personalise Your Work

  • Clients have changed their expectations
  • They are seeking a tailored service / personalised cosmetics
  • Meet client expectations
  • Summer holiday season, when demand high – lots of work!

Hello Beauty Therapists

Just as your beauty salon clients need you to personalise beauty products and beauty therapy treatments for them, we aim to do the same for you in your career development.

If you are a qualified Beauty Therapist. we are able to offer you:

  • A personalised career development service
  • A personalised beauty recruitment service

Both are designed to meet your needs and requirements.

Here at Rose Hadley London, we have the latest beauty job opportunities ready for you to start, so get in contact to discuss your requirements.

Looking forward to speaking to you soon.

Rose Hadley London Recruitment

Our Rose Hadley Contact Number is: 0207 584 1990

Ten Things I Love About A Beauty Career In London

Beauty Salons In London Are Seeking Experienced Staff

As an experienced, professional beauty therapist, you and you alone are the force behind those popular beauty treatments.

The beauty therapist job is to make clients look and feel beautiful.

This has never been more important than today, now the lockdowns are over.

Beauty salons in London are open with high demand for beauty treatments and are seeking to recruit experienced beauty professionals.

You as a beauty therapist do important work with your beauty treatments and the time you give your clients, helps them look and feel good.

So how has it been for you as a beauty therapist since lockdown ended? Have you returned to work in a beauty salon or are you looking to get back to a new salon job role?

Being at home can get a bit boring sometimes without a variety of new people to talk to.

Let’s remember the positive side of working in a beauty salon.

Advantages of Working In A Beauty Salon

  • Earning money
  • Keep up and develop your beauty skills
  • Career development
  • Meeting new people
  • Providing a service
  • Touch people’s lives
  • Job satisfaction
  • Teamworking with salon staff
  • Building relationships
  • Seeing London
  • Having fun
  • Social events
  • Don’t forget the flexibility of Temping!

More Reasons To Get Back To Work

  • The successful vaccine roll out with boosters now available – offers extra reassurance
  • Clear route out lockdown set out by Government
  • Summer holiday season, when demand high – lots of work!
  • See your work friends
  • Return to some normality
  • Peace of mind
  • Opportunities to work abroad

Hello Beauty Clients

More importantly, your clients need you as they will be increasingly going back to work and need the beauty treatments to look and feel beautiful again.

Here at Rose Hadley London, we have the latest beauty job opportunities ready for you to start, so get in contact to discuss your requirements.

Looking forward to speaking to you soon.

Rose Hadley London Recruitment

Our Rose Hadley Contact Number is: 0207 584 1990

Beauty Therapist Salary Survey 2021

Salary Survey For Beauty Therapists in London 2021

2021 has been a year when beauty therapists are in big demand (yet again).

Why is this?

This is because beauty salon clients want to look and feel good.

Even when lockdown was with us, this was still important priority for many of the UK population, but salons were shut for a period of time, fuelling demand.

Post lockdown, people can decide what to do with their time and money, without any restrictions.  It’s been shown they are continuing to invest in beauty treatments.

Salons everywhere, especially in London have seen demand soar to unprecedented levels in 2021 as looking good and feeling beautiful, becomes even more important to people after the sacrifices of lockdowns.

With the travel industry opening up again, many beauty salon clients are now planning their treatments for the Christmas holidays.

Some well organised clients are already considering what beauty treatments will be required for the Summer holidays and salons are preparing their staff requirements accordingly for this busy time.

As a qualified beauty therapist, NVQ 3 or higher and some postgraduate experience spent in a busy beauty salon, you are in a strong position to land your dream beauty job.

With this in mind, here at Rose Hadley London, as a leading hair and beauty recruitment agency in London, we are posting the latest salary survey for beauty therapists and beauty salon staff salaries in London.

What is a competitive salary for beauty salon job?

Both beauty therapist candidates and client salons like to keep up to date with salary trends.

Latest salary survey for beauty therapists and hair salon staff.

The latest 2021 salary survey for beauty therapists from Rose Hadley (the leading Hair and Beauty Recruitment Agency in London) is now published as of October 2021.

Salary Snapshot For Beauty Salon Staff

Salaries are reflecting that employers are investing time in looking for hair professionals with a passion to excel in the industry. Rose Hadley London is seeing excellent packages available for candidates that can match the employer’s specific profile requirements.

We are observing beauty salon employers striving to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits and a framework for growth to recruit the best beauty therapist personnel and retain them. Reassuringly they are prepared to invest in quality staff equipped to deliver a quality service.

We have a wide variety of exciting opportunities in both permanent and temporary jobs across the beauty salon industry in London. We are also witnessing an ever increasing worldwide demand in the beauty world.

In addition to a competitive basic salary, commission and attractive benefits are sometimes offered. Outlined below is a representation of the average salary pay scale currently available within the industry in London:

Salary Snapshot For Beauty Salon Staff

• Beauty Therapists 2 years experience plus – from £18,000
• Beauty Therapists 3 years experience plus – from £19,000
• Spa Therapists – from £19,000
• Beauty Temps London £ 12.50-15 per hour.
• Beauty Therapists for Advanced Skin Care – from £23,000
• Head Beauty Therapists – from £24,000
• Beauty Salon Supervisors – from £25,000
• Assistant Beauty Salon Managers – from £26,000
• Beauty Salon Managers (Hands On) from £27,000
• Beauty Salon Managers (Hands Off) from £28,000
• Receptionists from £ 19,000
• Front of House Beauty Managers from £24,000
• Temporary Beauty Therapists £12.50 -15 per hour.
• Aestheticians – from £26,000
• Advanced Beauty Specialists from £26,000
• Laser Technician – from £26,000
• Medical Aesthetician – from £26,000
• Waxing Specialist – from £20,000
• Beauty Trainers from £27,000

In Summary

We hope you find this beauty therapist salary survey useful.

It’s essential to be happy in your work. The philosophy for securing the right job is to be, positive and confident, play to your strengths and embrace your limitations. The hairdressing industry is a multidimensional and resourceful world which offers a broad platform for inspiration and job satisfaction, enabling candidates to express their creativity in many ways.

In turn employers will invest by offering a lucrative salary to reward the right candidate who is able to deliver innovation through their experience and skills.

Wishing everyone success and happiness in their careers and businesses.

The Beauty Recruitment Editor

How To Recruit A Beauty Therapist In London

Important Question – How to recruit a beauty therapist in London?

Here’s your answer.

Contact Rose Hadley London – Beauty recruitment agency London – watch our video if you are a beauty salon or spa seeking to recruit a new beauty therapist or spa staff for a job in London. Tel. 0207 584 1990

How To Specialise As A Beauty Therapist And Earn More Salary

Beauty Therapist Specialists Earn More Money

One common question for both students and qualified Beauty Therapists is whether “To specialise or not to specialise?”

The reason behind this is often a practical one, about wanting to excel at a higher level in a particular beauty category, to get access to promotions and career advancement.

It’s not a secret that another closely related reason for the growth in Beauty Specialist qualifications and jobs is “how can I make more money as a qualified Beauty Therapist?” This is only natural and completely understandable for you to want to grow and be rewarded for your extra training and expertise.

Background To The Industry

The beauty therapy industry is booming in the UK, which is great news for qualified beauty therapists seeking career opportunities as beauty jobs as plentiful especially in and around London in the UK.

Beauty Therapy Qualifications

It’s also an exciting time for students planning to do beauty therapy courses to achieve a beauty qualification such as NVQ Level 2 or 3 Diploma which allows entry to beauty jobs.

What Is A Beauty Therapist?

A beauty therapist is described as a person whose job is to carry out treatments to improve a person’s appearance, such as facials, manicures, removal of unwanted hair, etc and make them feel relaxed and healed with treatments such as massage and holistic beauty treatments. In short, they make their clients feel and look amazing!

One of the questions for both students and qualified beauty therapists is “To specialise or not to specialise?”

What Are Specialists?

A beauty therapist specialist generally works in the commercial sector, offering advanced specialist services and treatments generally in skin and aesthetics.

What Courses Are Available For Beauty Therapists?

A typical beauty therapy course for an NVQ Level 2 or 3 Diploma looks like this:

Introduction To The Beauty Therapy Course:
Unit 1: Facial and Skincare
Unit 2: Eyelash and Eyebrow treatments
Unit 3: Manicure and Hand treatments
Unit 4: Pedicure and Foot treatments
Unit 5: Waxing and Temporary Methods of Hair Removal
Unit 6: Provide Advanced Nail Techniques
Unit 7: Make-Up Application to the Face and Body
Unit 8: Science & Cosmetology
Unit 9: Anatomy & Physiology
Unit 10: Health & Safety
Unit 11: Consultation
Unit 12: Promotions and Retailing
Unit 13: Reception
Unit 14: Career Opportunities and Continuing Professional Development

This type of beauty therapy course gives a general outline of all the beauty specialist areas and allows an NVQ qualification (Level 2 or 3).

Deciding To Become A Beauty Therapist Specialist

Beauty Courses give you the skills and qualifications to become a professional Beauty Therapist. However increasingly, salons and spas and skin clinics are also seeking BEAUTY THERAPY SPECIALISTS with more experience and training in particular beauty areas.

Beauty Skin Specialists
Waxing Specialists
Makeup Specialists
Advanced Nail Specialists
Manicure Specialists
Pedicure Specialists
Spa Specialists
Massage Specialists
Aromatherapy Specialists
Tanning Specialists

These specialists will cover the full range of beauty therapy training, comprehensive overview of salon practices, client care and personal health, but then major in one or more specialist areas.

Why Become A Beauty Therapy Specialist?

The advantages of becoming a specialist in one or more of the beauty specialisms are that you can:
– earn more money
– get access to new career opportunities
– work in top salons, spas and skin clinics
– increase the demand for your skills
– increased flexibility
– improved job security

So How Much Does A Beauty Therapist Specialist Earn?

Average salaries for beauty therapist specialists is up to £26K per Annum, with a further £9K available from beauty product commissions, making up to £33K per year the norm for specialists who are willing to also make product recommendations to their clients during or after their beauty treatment session.

What Beauty Products Will You Recommend?

As a Beauty Therapy Skin Specialist, as well as the anatomy and physiology of skin knowledge and treatment practical skills, experience with the range of skin products available, is essential.

Best Skin Products

– Facial Skin Products e.g. cleansers, toners, moisturisers, face masks, peels, treatments lotions, serums, eye creams, serums, masks.

Best Manicure / Pedicure Products

Best Manicure Products
Best Pedicure Products
– Masks and treatments, soaks and scrubs, moisturising lotions and creams, cuticle care, gloves, socks, hand and foot sanitisers

Best Body Care Beauty Products

– Body butter, lotions and oils
– Body wash and scrubs
– Body wraps and treatments
– Aromatherapy and massage oils

Best Aromatherapy Spa Products

– Aromatherapy oils
– Massage oils
– Body wraps and treatments
– Skincare and spa accessories
– Hot stone treatments

Best Waxing Products

– Hot and strip wax
– Roller wax
– Eyebrow waxing and threading
– Hair removal and bleaching
– Electrolysis

Beauty Product Knowledge

As you can see from this extensive list of beauty product types, it is a massive task for any Beauty Therapist to keep up to date with all these beauty product categories and brands.
In order to achieve a high-level knowledge and experience that today’s beauty clients and salons demands, it perhaps makes good sense for beauty therapists to specialise in a particular area or treatment.

In Summary

Beauty Therapy is an exciting career to be in, with specialists increasingly in demand as clients knowledge and demands are increasing. Salons and spas are responding by seeking Beauty Therapy Specialists to satisfy client demand. If you are looking for career development or skills advancement, consider upskilling in a specialist area, such as all those mentioned above, with Skin looking a particular big growth area.

*Research is taken from interviews with leading beauty and hair recruitment agency owners.

If you require more information about current Beauty Therapist job vacancies or are a Beauty salon or spa looking for new candidates, contact Rose Hadley London. Tel. 0207 584 1990  or  visit our beauty jobs page here: Latest Beauty Jobs

How To Get An Interview For a New Job In Hair and Beauty

New Job In Hair and Beauty

Looking for a new job in hair and beauty? Either as hairdresser or beauty therapist in London or overseas?

Well you’ve come to the right place!

As a new or experienced hairdresser or beauty therapist, looking to develop your career, you may be wondering how best to find your new role and get the interview booked. Here’s what you need to do.

Prepare Your CV

The traditional way is to collate all your job experience, qualifications and career successes within hair and beauty into a CV. Then to send it off to the top hair and beauty recruitment agency in London, Rose Hadley London.

A well presented CV can communicate your suitability for the role and two pages maximum works best.

Contact us if you need a CV template to use for your hairdressing or beauty therapist job application. We are happy to help you with this.

Video CV

Ever considered a video CV?

Some talented candidates we have had over the years have even put together a personal video CV to communicate their qualities and increase their chances of being selected for interview.

Videos that show hairdressers or beauty therapy professionals at work are also popular and can demonstrate your practical skills and experience.

It’s not for everyone, but in the age of Facebook Live and Skype, being video friendly can make you stand out and help land the dream job.

If you are familiar with taking video using a smartphone, it can easier than you think to make one too.

Just introduce yourself and what type of job your looking for. Start with your experience and achievements and finish confidently with a call to action for the hair and beauty businesses with job opportunities to contact you immediately.

Our Video CV is proving to be a powerful recruitment tool. This is a perfect example.

Posted by Rose Marie Hadley on Saturday, 28 September 2013

Interview Time

The first stage of the selection process is usually an invitation to attend an interview.
Once interview day arrives, preparing well in advance for some standard interview questions is advised to make the best impression and allow you to ace the interview!

Example of some useful interview questions for hairdressers and beauty therapists:

Why are you interested in working at our salon?

What attributes or skills can you offer our salon?

Do you have some of your own clients?

What are some newly introduced techniques and trends in hair styling, manicures, pedicures and skincare?

How do you keep up with the latest styles and trends?

How good are your listening skills when the client explains what they are looking for?

How do you suggest treatments, cosmetics and skin therapies to your clients?

How do you greet a client if the salon is fully booked?

How do you decide priorities when scheduling time?

Do you think you are overqualified for this position?

What are your training needs currently?

What type of work environment do you prefer?

Who has impacted you most in your career and how?

Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager?

How do you handle conflict amongst coworkers?

What would your salon colleagues say about you?

How do you handle an unhappy customer?

How do you react to instruction from the customer?

When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?

How do you deal with compromise?

What was the most important task you’ve ever had?

How do you react under pressure?

If you were hired, how long would you plan to stay at our salon?

If you were successful, when are you available to start?

In Summary

Preparation to get your new job in hair and beauty is always time well invested. The CV should be the priority, along with communicating your achievements and practicing how to handle common interview questions successfully.

For those more adventerous or good with technology and wanting to stand out, consider the video introduction CV. We are happy to discuss how to go about it and forward yours to clients to help get you an interview.

For most people the traditional CV Word document or PDF is works well to win the new job in hair and beauty. So are you ready to commence the process of finding a new job in hair and beauty?

Contact Rose Hadley London. Tel. 0207 584 1990