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Next Steps in Your Beauty Career

The next step in your Beauty Therapy Career

So, you’re qualified in Beauty Therapy and you’re enjoying your career. But you want to know how you can grow in the beauty industry. Here we show you the ways you can enhance your skills and experience and take your beauty career to the next level.

Whether you’re looking for extra qualifications to add more treatments to your repertoire, higher-level study to enhance your prospects, or business skills to set up on your own, we have a range of options to suit you. We also answer some of the frequently asked questions about progressing in the beauty industry and throw in some career advice to help you make the most of your beauty journey.

“Now the studio is open I’m so motivated to bring as many development opportunities to my team as well as other aspiring make-up artists.” Aimee, Make-up Studio Owner

“I’m learning day by day that it’s an industry that provides so many opportunities, whether that’s as a hands-on therapist, tutor, nail technician, bodyworker, administration role, managerial role.” Claire, Beauty Therapist

“With so many different career options available to learners after they complete their apprenticeship, it’s one of the best ways for a young person to get a foothold in what could be a career for life. A Stylist, Beauty Therapist, Barber, Artist or Educator – the world is their oyster.” Tina, Managing Director Apprenticeship provider

What is the highest qualification in Beauty Therapy?

Level 7 qualifications in aesthetics are available, however, they are generally restricted to those with medical backgrounds, and those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

Level 4 & 5 qualifications are more accessible for those wishing to progress to an established career in beauty therapy allowing you to offer a wider variety of treatments, such as laser tattoo removal and advanced blemish removal.

You can search our Higher Level Beauty qualifications to find the best beauty qualification for you.

How do I grow my beauty business?

Qualifications such as the VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management allow you to become a salon manager.

Own business planning, finance, marketing, and building business relationships with VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Set up a New Business

Teach others with VTCT Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. Providing you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to teach, and develop a range of personal qualities and attributes required for teaching, assessing, and supporting learners.

What is the highest-paid job in the Beauty industry?

Some of the highest paying non-medical beauty roles are within the skincare and aesthetics fields. For many of these, you would be using specialised equipment and products for which you would need to be trained.

Of course, the beauty blogger/vlogger career is growing rapidly, with many new influencers appearing on the scene with tips on everything beauty related. Of course, this requires another kind of skill set altogether and it can take a long time to grow a community that could be lucrative for you. But there are opportunities to learn the skills and share your passion for the industry you work in.

How do I set up my own beauty business?

The first thing to consider when starting your own business is your Business Plan. This will be your overall plan for how you will set up and run your business, including where it will be run, how it will be financed and your business goals.

From there, you will need to consider other factors including staffing, marketing, insurance, and product range to mention just a few.

The NHBF have created a useful guide to help you get started, which you can find here.