What do Beauty Professionals do?
Beauty professionals improve a client’s appearance through external methods, like nails, skin care and make up. While the job description of beauty professionals may vary from salon to salon, they all have one thing in common: their job is to make the customer look and feel their best!
What Skills do Beauty Professionals need?
The beauty industry is fast paced. Many students are attracted to the glamorous side of the job and often forget to take into consideration what soft skills they may need to perform their daily tasks.
A Passion for Beauty and Hair
Before you even start your beauty training you should be passionate about beauty issues, looks and trends. You should be spending hours flipping through magazines and Instagram for inspiration on what treatments and looks you could try on your clients.
As a beauty professional it is important to stick to the appointments you have made. Stick to your schedule – or at least try to keep it as close as possible. Delays will occur and it will be up to you to remain calm and not cancel or rush any appointments.
A Good Listener
Clients love to chat to their beautician while they’re being pampered! They will tell you about their work drama, their relationships or their insecurities. You should listen actively and always be ready with the next question to ask to continue the conversation.
The success of your career will depend on how happy or unhappy your clients are. As a beauty professional you must maintain a level of professionalism at all times.
How can I become a Beautician?
To enter the beauty industry you will need some sort of official training.Matric College offers a variety of beauty courses that you can enrol in. The courses cover topics like anatomy and physiology, to financial management and professional salon skills.
The Benefits of Enrolling in our Beauty Courses
Thinking of enrolling into our Beauty Courses, but not sure if it will be the perfect fit for you? Matric College prioritises your education and has looked at various ways to make the experience easier for you!
Study From the Comfort of Your own Home
All our courses are offered via distance learning. This means our students get to structure their studies around their schedule. Study from the comfort of your own home, a local library or a scenic park. The choice is yours! You will also be able to work while you study giving you the opportunity to build your portfolio and clientbase.
Because you are not bound to a classroom or location you can study from all over the country! Many beauty schools are location bound. Often forcing students to uproot their lives to go study there. With Matric College this will not be an issue!
Affordable Monthly fee Structure
Studying is expensive. In fact, it is one of the key factors why many individuals opt to not study at all. At Matric college we believe all students have the right to quality, affordable education. This is why we offer students individual payment plans to help them finish their education. Money should not stand in the way of your dreams!
Do you suffer from exam anxiety? No problem – Matric College has got you covered. Our beauty courses do not have any scheduled exams . You will be assessed on the assignments you submit so make sure you work on them and submit on time.
Students often feel like they have to navigate their studies on their own. At Matric College we offer online study groups to all students. You will have access to tutors and your lecturers – ready to answer any questions you may have.
No matric? No problem! Matric college in collaboration with Skills Academy offers various courses you can enrol into without a matric qualification. Our beauty courses are amongst these. To enrol into our beauty courses you must be 16 years or older, be able write and understand English, and have completed grade 10. Now that you know nothing is holding you back, why not enrol?
What Will my Career Opportunities be?
The biggest perk of the beauty industry? As long as people want to look beautiful you will have a job! The beauty industry is growing and there will always be a demand for beauty service professionals. Here are just a few of your options.
Sometimes referred to as nail technicians, these professionals work exclusively on nails and provide manicures, pedicures, polishing, and nail extensions to clients.
Think you have the magic touch? A massage therapist uses touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Clients may come to you for a variety of reasons, including treating painful ailments, tired muscles, reducing stress, sports injuries, and promoting general health.
Makeup Artists have become increasingly popular with the growth of Social Media. Everyone wants the perfect look! A makeup artist applies makeup and may offer facials as part of their service. There are many career options for makeup artists from commercial photography, television, theatre, movies, fashion shows and so many others
Do you dream of creating your own peaceful getaway? Why not become a spa or salon owner? You will need great management skills. A salon/spa owner is responsible for all salon operations, physical and financial. You will be responsible for keeping clients happy
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Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden, 14 June 2021