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Nail Technician & Beauty Therapist Training

Beauty professionals provide a variety of treatments to help clients look and feel better.

Nail technicians repair, paint and decorate clients’ nails.

In your day-to-day work you may

  • do treatments, like manicures and pedicures
  • clean and file nails
  • apply false nails or extensions
  • decorate nails with coloured varnish, transfers, gems or glitter
  • repair, look after and remove false nails and extensions
  • check for any signs of skin or nail problems before treatment
  • store chemicals correctly and safely and follow strict hygiene rules

Skills you’ll use in this role

  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • active listening skills
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Beauty therapists provide face and body treatments to help clients look and feel better.

In your day-to-day work you may

  • give a facial by cleansing, massaging and toning a client’s skin
  • do a makeover by applying and advising on make-up
  • shape eyebrows and colour eyelashes
  • give a manicure, pedicure or other nail treatment like extensions and nail art
  • remove unwanted facial and body hair
  • do non-surgical skin improvement treatments
  • offer ultraviolet (UV) treatments and spray tanning

Skills you’ll use in this role

  • customer service skills to put clients at ease
  • sensitivity and understanding towards your clients’ needs
  • the ability to work well with your hands for giving treatments
  • excellent verbal communication skills to explain treatments
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
£ 15000
with experience, you could earn upto an average of

Flexible working hours, typicaly working between 35 to 39 hours:

  • including evenings / weekends flexibly
  • as customers demand

How to be come a Beauty Professional

It isn’t a requirement to qualify; however, it will be very desirable to employers. Studying beauty related course will undoubtedly help you stand out against other candidates, particularly if you qualify for a specialist service or treatment. In addition, if you take a qualification, it will improve your chances of landing a job in a high-end salon or spa.

  • You will also need to have gained professional insurance to carry out your services legally to clients.
  • There is a selection of Level 1 and 3 courses that you can study- see our course section below, for more information
  • These courses will give you a solid basis for both the business side and critical skills. In addition, there’s the option to add on practical training, meaning you can put your skills to the test.

If you’re looking for a career that gives you…

  • Flexibility – fitting in and around life commitments
  • Work that lets you book your clients and charge your prices
  • The opportunity to work in a spa or salon environment or you may choose to work freelance or from clients homes
  • A chance to enhance your beauty techniques and make money from your passion

This could be the right career for you…

  • No previous training required
  • Part time learning programme
  • No upfront costs, government funding is available
  • Determined to create a better future your family
  • Looking for financial security in a career you love
  • Have been thinking about studying the Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

Explore our courses

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Learn how to…

  • Create stunning nail art designs using a range of polishes, detailing and brush sizes
  • Build strong gel nails with tips and how to remove them safely without causing damage to the nails
  • Give clients attractive hands and feet with manicure and pedicure treatments using filing techniques, cuticle treatments, removing excess hard skin, massage and a suitable nail finish
  • Build a professional and genuine relationship with your client using confidence tips to fulfil client consultations and to use gently psychology to encourage your clients to try new services and products to keep up in the competitive world of the beauty industry
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic working practice
  • Arrange and position eye-popping displays in your own salon to sell more promotional stock
  • Safely using an electric file to prepare and finish any overlay materials

Explore our Pathway SkillsZone Centres

Pathway SkillsZone Burslem
Duncalf Street
Burslem
Stoke-on-Trent
ST6 3LJ
Pathway SkillsZone Walsall
18 Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1TJ
Pathway SkillsZone Scala House
Scala House

3rd Floor
36 Holloway Circus
Birmingham
B1 1EQ