What is BEAUTY THEAPY?
The History of the Beauty Industry
Cosmetics have been used for over 7,000 years. It can be traced back as far back as the Old Testament and Egyptian times. There, castor oil (soap), and skin creams by a beauty therapist were documented.
It is amazing that so many people thought of natural ways to care for their bodies long ago.
WHAT VALUES DOES INDUSTRY OWE?
Each industry has its own values. In sales, the goal is to make the most money, while in healthcare, it is to prioritize the physical and mental well-being of others. Here are our beliefs about beauty:
Beauty Therapist Self Expression
Beauty therapy is about self-expression. Whether it’s a haircut that clients love or a set for special occasions, beauty treatment is all about helping clients express their feelings and creativity.
Beauty Therapist Education
Beauty therapy is a profession that requires you to learn. We love trying new products, treatments, and tools every day. They don’t always work, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t fun!
Learn about the different shapes and colors of your body, including how they look, what you can do to compliment them, and what to wear. Learn the science behind each body part and how to care.
Everyone has the right feel beautiful. This should be respected regardless of whether you are sitting or standing in front of the chair. Beauty therapists who are open to all people, respect and treat everyone equally, are the best.
PROBLEMS IN THE Beauty Therapist INDUSTRY
You can either work for yourself or in a salon if you want to be a beauty therapist. You can’t do freelancing without paying a lot of money so it is better to specialize in something like spa treatments or massages. If you work in a salon, you will need to wear a tunic and comfortable shoes. However, you might need to purchase some equipment.
Massage can be expensive due to the cost of oils and candles, as well as the expense of a massage table. You would also need a lot of space. Treatments like threading, hair removal, and facial masks are much more affordable than those for waxing.
The beauty industry has changed significantly since 3,000 BC. We can’t help but wonder if that was a good thing. Toxic ingredients are often not being noticed because many products haven’t been tested for safety. Phthalates? Formaldehyde? These are terms that the average person doesn’t understand, but they sound strange.
If you work in a salon or freelance, competition isn’t as fierce. There is enough room for everyone to create business. There will be many products to choose from, and competition is fierce. It can be confusing, especially when one considers religion and lifestyle choices such as veganism.
You might also find that the person you have treated doesn’t like your treatment. This can be difficult to reverse.
WHAT DO BEAUTY THERAPISTS DO?
Now that you have a better understanding of the industry and its workings, let’s explain what a beauty therapist does. This information will allow you to make an informed decision about this career path.
Beauty therapists are experts in body and face care and must be able to explain how they work. They must have a good understanding of skin anatomy, cosmetic chemistry and skin biology.
They’ll have to do some housekeeping duties if they work in-house. If they work on their own, they will be responsible selling and marketing the services they offer. They will also promote products. This is especially true if they are a freelancer, as it can be a great way for them to make extra income.
A beauty therapist might offer the following treatments:
- Waxing — The removal of unwanted hair, often with hot wax
- Massage — the rubbing of your muscles to relieve tension or pain.
- Manicures and pedicures — shaping, painting and painting nails and cuticles
- Tanning — using artificial light to darken skin tone
- Eyelash tinting – adding dye to the eyelashes in order to alter their colour
- Threading is a method of removing unwanted hair from your body.
- Facials — Various skin treatments like steaming, exfoliation and massage.
- Makeup — Professional makeup for events such as weddings and birthdays
- Spa treatments include saunas, whirlpools and jet baths.