A beauty therapist generally works in the commercial sector, offering specialist services, treatments and advice for the skin, body care, massage and make-up of individual clients.
Beauty therapy also has an important therapeutic role in supporting individual’s self-esteem and confidence. It may help to ameliorate the effects of illness, and can aid recovery. The beauty therapist works in diverse environments, including large or small salons within leisure and health related organizations.
The specialist services and treatments offered by the beauty therapist relate to the: face, body, feet, hands and nails. The beauty therapist may specialize, for example in manicure, pedicure or skin care. Irrespective of this, work organization and management, professional attitude, client care and relationships are the universal attributes of the outstanding beauty therapist.