Career in Beauty Therapy

ISO known as Aesthetician a Beauty Therapist is qualified to carry out a wide range of treatments for face and body. A beauty therapist is in fact a beautician, body therapist and electrolysist all in one. The therapist is concerned with her clients needs in a caring profession. Various treatments are planned to improve skin care under this profession. The work of beauty therapist includes a wide range of electrotherapy treatments for face and body. These all treatments help to improve facial and body conditions. All forms of aesthetic treatments promote feeling of well-being consequently. The aesthetician must be caring, tactful, intelligent and have well-groomed appearance, especially their hands that need to be sensitive and flexible. Aestheticians are fully trained to know when to refer their clients to doctor.

The rapid growing interest in feeling vigorous and looking gorgeous has created growth in opportunities for aestheticians. The infinite proportions of capable therapists are women and there is a swift turnover in job opportunities. It is possible to reach supervisory or management level within two or three years of qualifying. Mobility is an important factor in achieving employment chiefly because geographical location of salons or health resorts is often vital in success.  Various people get training by taking full time courses at a college or in a private school with a good reputation. Entrance requirement is seventeen years old or more. Private schools tend to have a wider age range of students, but beauty therapy is a career where maturity can be an advantage.

Courses at private school tend to be shorter and more demanding. These courses provide opportunity to students to be trained in smaller class numbers and enable student to gain a very high standard of expertise and professionalism. There is no single examination body so it is important that students ensure their course lead to examination approved by one of the following organizations:

  1. CIDESCO (Comite International d Esthetiques et de Cosmetologie). This is a worldwide organization and qualification is accepted in 35 countries worldwide. All schools work on same syllabus worldwide.
  2. CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology), that is the examining body of British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC). All schools work according to same syllabus.
  3. International Therapy Examination Council ITEC
  4. International Health & Beauty Council (IHBC)
  5. Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
  6. Edexcel BTEC and Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA)
  7. City & Guilds (C&G)

The benefits of choosing training like CIDESCO ensures that highest standard in Aesthetic have been attained. If you are selecting a private training then it is very important that potential students are aware of qualifications available. The student must ensure that the teaching standards are excellent; facilities are good and of adequate amount of equipments for use of students. The course work for Aestheticians is normally made up of 30% theory and 70% practical and should include session on public as clients.