Job NameBeauty consultant
Job DescriptionBeauty consultants sell beauty products and help customers choose which ones to buy.
Salary Low£14,000 Starter
Salary high:£25,000 Experienced
Typical hours:38 to 40 a week
Typical Hours per Day:evenings / weekends
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How to become a Beauty consultant
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You could study for:
- a Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Consultancy Services
- a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
- a general qualification in retail, sales or customer service
You'll usually need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
You could do an intermediate apprenticeship as a beauty make-up consultant.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could work in retail sales then apply for a consultant's position with a beauty concession in a department store.
You can find out more about careers in beauty consultancy and therapy from the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority.
You can also find out more about working in creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.
What it takes
Skills and knowledge
- customer service skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to work well with others
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- persuading and negotiating skills
- active listening skills
- the ability to sell products and services
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
What you'll do
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- recommending products to suit each customer
- meeting sales targets
- keeping up to date with new products
- giving customers a makeover
- monitoring stock levels and re-ordering items
- keeping records
- handling cash and card payments
You could work at a store, on a cruise ship, in a beauty clinic or from home.
You may need to wear a uniform.
Career path and progression
With experience and further training you could move into management.