Beauty Therapy: Expert Course

The Beauty Therapy Expert course will give students a wide range of knowledge on beauty related treatments. Students learn about makeup, nails, hair, skincare.

Beauty Therapy Expert Course

Beauty Therapy Expert Course - Subjects

Here are the subjects that you will study:

  • Introduction to business English
  • Professional salon skills
  • Introduction to make up application 1 the anatomy of the face
  • Introduction to make up application 2 the elements of the face
  • Facial skincare theory
  • Facial skincare techniques
  • Lash and brow
  • Nail technician: manicure and pedicure
  • UV Gel nails, acrylic nails, fibreglass nails and decoration

Career Opportunities

Here are your career options when you study the Beauty Therapy Course:

  • Makeup Artist
  • Artistic Director
  • Aromatherapy Specialist
  • Lash Technician
  • Spa Assistant
  • Holistic Therapy Specialist
  • Cosmetic Sales Person
  • Facial Therapist

What Will I Learn?

Introduction To Business English

Here is what you will learn in this module:

  • Non-verbal communication
  • Business communication
  • Communication skills
  • Meetings and presentations

Professional Salon Skills

Here is what you will learn in this module:

  • Introduction to the beauty industry
  • Professional conduct in a salon
  • Client liaison
  • Beauty Therapist behaviour

Introduction To Makeup Application 1

Here is what you will learn in this module:

  • How the face is made up
  • Tools for making up
  • Makeup colours
  • How foundation and concealers are used
  • What contouring is

Introduction To Makeup Application 2

Here is what you will learn in this module:

  • Making up the eyes
  • Making up the lips
  • Make for all ages
  • Making up for special occasions
  • Classics makeup

Facial Skin Care Theory

Here is what you will learn in this module:

  • Anatomy of the skin
  • Skin types
  • Skin tones
  • Skin disorders

Facial Skin Care Techniques

Here are the 10 topics in this module:

  • Hygiene and preparation of the treatment are
  • Face mapping and client consultations
  • Basic/normal facial components
  • Collagen/anti-ageing facial
  • Acne/ deep cleansing facial
  • Light fruit acid peel facial
  • Galvanic facial
  • Oxygen facial
  • Facials for men
  • After-care advice

Lash And Brow

Here are the topics that you will study in this module:

  • Client consultation
  • Brow services
  • Lash services
  • Lash and brow tinting

Nail Technician: Manicure And Pedicure

Here are the topics that you will study in this module:

  • History of nail care
  • The anatomy of the hand and foot
  • The skin
  • The structure of the nail
  • Tools, equipment, materials and products
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures

UV Gel Nails And Decoration

Here are the topics that you will study in this module:

  • UV gel nails
  • Nail decoration
  • Acrylic nails
  • Acrylic nails

Beauty Therapy Course Assessments

There are no assessments in the Beauty Therapy Expert course. You do not write formal exams, your performance is assessed by the assignments that you complete. Provider programmes are created for self-development and skill-building.


You have to complete three assignments for each subject. Each subject should be passed with at least 50%. There are no due dates for your assignments. This means that you can complete and submit your assignments whenever you are ready, as long as it is within your duration date.


There are no exams for this course. You will only submit your assignments through email. After you have passed all the assignments with 50% and more, you will receive your Certificate.

Beauty Therapy courses equip students with the skills and knowledge of improving the outer appearance of the body. Basically, this is done by doing the following:

  • Facials
  • Manicures 
  • Pedicures
  • Removing unwanted hair

To study the Beauty Therapy Short Course, here are the minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English 
  • Be able to study through distance learning

Yes, Beauty Therapy is a good course, here is why:

  • Offers variety
  • You can be your own boss
  • Flexible working hours
  • Offers job security
  • You can work anywhere
  • Allows creativity
  • You can determine your pay cheque
  • Freelance opportunities

Offers Variety

A career in Beauty Therapy offers a variety. Every day is different. You get to meet different people from a variety of backgrounds. When meeting people, you get to discuss a variety of issues. Some issues can even open more opportunities in your life. 

You Can Be Your Own Boss

With a Beauty Therapy Short Course, you also have the opportunity to be your own boss. If you are going to work for yourself, make sure you have a sound business plan that can propel you to greater heights. Instead of becoming an employee, you can become an employer. 

Flexible Working Hours

With a career in Beauty Therapy, you can control the hours that you can work. If you are employed full-time, you can work in shifts. This means that you can work in the morning or in the afternoon. When working for yourself, you can determine the hours that you want to work. This means that you fix your appointments with your clients at times that suit you.

Offers Job Security

The services of a Beauty Therapist are in demand. People are more and more always concerned with the way that they look. This means that your job is secure. People, especially women, are always willing to pay large amounts of money for beauty treatments and their appearance. 

You Can Work Anywhere

A Beauty Therapist can work anywhere. Not only in South Africa, but all over the world. With a Beauty Therapy career, you are not only confined to a salon. You can also work in the television and film industry, modelling world and the events’ industry as a Makeup Artist.

Allows Creativity

A career in the beauty industry allows you to be creative. As a Makeup Artist, Nail Technician, or Hairdresser, you have the freedom to use your creative flair. Beauty Therapists are constantly introducing, for example, new nail designs and techniques to their clients.

You Can Determine Your Pay Cheque

Most Beauty Therapists get basic pay and a commission. This means that the more clients that you see, the higher the amount that you will earn. If you are running your own business, the more that you attend to, the more the money that you will earn. 

Freelance Opportunities

The beauty of a Beauty Therapy career is that you can also work as a freelancer. This means that you can have a full-time job somewhere and practice your trade to make extra income. Most freelancers prefer to work from home, while some visit their clients in their homes.

Here is what makes a successful Beauty Therapist:

  • Master the art of communication – how you communicate with your clients will also show your customer service ability. The career is people-centred. This is why you should possess good communication skills.  
  • Have confidence – When you are confident, you assure your customers that you that you can be dependent upon to do a good job. Your confidence builds trust in your clients.    
  • Time Management skills – Time-management skills are important in this field. Remember, appointments should be on time every time. People always have busy schedules, and sticking to time will assist them in meeting their other plans in time. 
  • Courteous and Friendly – Be polite, be courteous but be positive and be outgoing. These traits will work in your favour. The better your communication skills, the higher your chances of prosperity.
  • Show professionalism – Though it is encouraged to be as friendly as possible with your client, that should not take away the element of professionalism in you.

Here is what Beauty Therapists earn in South Africa:

Entry-levelR 13 200.00
Middle-levelR 22 433.00
Senior levelR 35 000.00

Here are the services that make the most money in beauty:

  • Semi-permanent brows – Especially eyebrow tattooing – Average treatment price R 6 515.00
  • Semi-permanent liner – Average treatment price – R 5 306.00
  • Semi-permanent eye liner – Average treatment price – R 5 306.00
  • Ombre brows – Average treatment price – R 4 864.00
  • Microshading – Fills the brow with tiny pinpoint dots – Average treatment price – R 3 832.00

Why Choose To Study With Matric College?

Here is why you should study at Matric College: 

  • You will study from home 
  • You save time and money 
  • You set your study schedule and study at your own pace 
  • You can work while you study 
  • We have tutors available to assist you with your course assessments every Monday to Friday, 08:00 am to 05:00 pm.

Here is a simple format you can use to write a Beauty Therapy CV:

  • Write a personal statement
  • Write about your work experience
  • State all your education and training
  • List your skills
  • Include a cover letter

Here are the duties of a Cosmetologist:

  • Cutting, styling and colouring hair
  • Providing scalp treatments
  • Applying make-up
  • Performing massages, skin beauty treatments, body hair removals and manicure/pedicures
  • Selling cosmetics and other beauty products 
  • scheduling appointments
  • Maintaining equipment 
  • Ordering material when appropriate
  • Complying with health and safety standards

Here are the duties of an Aesthetician:

  • Providing facial treatments
  • Addressing skincare concerns
  • Advising clients on treatments 
  • Performing face and scalp massages 
  • Removing hair by exfoliation, waxing, threading,
  • Performing makeovers 
  • Performing face and body masks

Here is why sanitiser is needed in Beauty Salons:

  • Maintain safety and hygiene
  • Prevent cross-contamination
  • Improve client experience

The following are the three main types of sterilisation in a salon:

  • UV (Ultraviolet) light
  • Moist heat
  • Dry heat

Here are the top 10 countries famous for cosmetics in the world:

  1. France
  2.  The United States of America
  3. Germany
  4. Ireland
  5. Singapore
  6. United Kingdom
  7. South Korea
  8. Italy
  9. China
  10. Spain

To be an expert in your trade, it is important that you are qualified. You can lick start your Beauty Therapy career by studying the following short course:

Yes, you can study Beauty Therapy online. Online learning is a form of distance learning. This is because with distance learning you use online tools to study. Here are the online tools that you can use to study:

  • Email
  • Whatsapp
  • Website
  • Facebook Groups

Application Process

At Matric College, we have a simple application process that you can follow. You can do this online or through the phone. Here is how you can apply: 

  • Click here to apply for the Beauty Therapy Short Course or fill in the form below
  • Our course experts will contact you and register you for the Beauty Therapy Short Course

How Do I Study The Beauty Therapy Short Course

Upon successful completion of your registration and you receive your study material, here is what you need to do:

  • Study with the help of our tutors and online resources
  • Interact with your tutors 
  • Prepare and write your assignments
  • Get help in areas you are struggling with
  • Get your Beauty Therapy Short Course Completion Certificate

Where Can I Study The Beauty Therapy Course?

You can study the Beauty Therapy Short Course at Matric College. We are a distance learning college, and this means you study from home. You communicate with your tutors through email, calls, and WhatsApp.

When Can I Study The Beauty Therapy Course?

You can start to study the Beauty Therapy course at any time of the year. There is no fixed registration period. You can register any time of the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to, the following are the top 5 countries that import beauty products:

  • Beauty-related skincare products
    • China
    • Hong Kong 
    • USA
    • Singapore
    • Macao
  • Eye makeup
    • USA
    • France
    • China
    • Germany
    • UK
  • Manicure and pedicure preparations
    • USA
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Canada

Any course is as easy or as hard as you make it. Here are a few tips to make your Beauty Therapy course easy;

  • Set a study timetable
  • Stick to your study timetable
  • Submit your assignment in time every time
  • Read widely 
  • Interact with your tutor
  • Ask questions

There are no specific subjects that you need to become a Beauty Therapist. Here are the minimum requirements that you need to study Beauty Therapy:

  • Be at least 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English 
  • Be able to study through distance learning

Here are the duties of a Somatologist:

  • Assessment and treatment of skin
  • Figure out problems of the skin
  • Slimming treatments
  • Dieting advisor
  • Selling cosmetics
  • Application of makeup techniques
  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Tinting of eyelashes

Author: Collin Wilbesi
Date Published: May 5, 2022
Editor: Amy Venter