Considering a career in Beauty Therapy and unsure what path to take?



Beauty Therapy is a career with endless possibilities. For many people nowadays a trip to the salon is an essential part of life, rather than a luxury. Therefore, it is not surprising that the beauty industry is continuing to grow and offer secure employment. stated ‘98% of salons plan to increase headcount over the next 12 months while 90% are optimistic about business prospects over the coming months’ (April 2016). If you want to capitalise on the growing beauty industry you will need to consider your skills and what qualifications you will need to undertake.


 ‘Is Beauty Therapy for me?’ Hopefully the questions below will help you decide;

  • Do you enjoy making people feel good about themselves?
  • Do you have a passion for beauty?
  • Are you creative?
  • Are you approachable?
  • Are you discreet with information you learn about people?
  • Would you like to work in a job that varies on a daily basis?
  • Do you want flexible hours?
  • Interested in travelling worldwide?
  • Do you want a job which is secure?


As a beauty therapist you could work for yourself, run your own business, work at a luxury spa….the opportunities are endless. To start a career in beauty it is essential that you have the correct qualifications. There are many options, you will be expected to have a Level 2 or 3 Diploma, or you could also earn whilst learn with a Beauty Therapy apprenticeship.

The standard salary for a beauty therapist is between £12,000 – £19,000 per year, with commission, bonuses and tips on top and a Salon manager can earn over £25,000. Source: National Careers Service

Whether you are interested in a career in hairdressing, beauty therapy, Spa, or nail services, Trafford College has the facilities, courses and expertise to help guide you along your chosen path.

For more information on studying for a diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy click here.

If you are interested in the Apprenticeship route please click here for the latest vacancies.


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