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.

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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