So you know that you want to get into the beauty business as a therapist or sales assistant, but don’t know where to start? This short guide should help you out.
VRQ Level 2 Beauty Specialist
The VRQ Beauty courses, nationally recognised in the United Kingdom, are some of the most popular, all round, beauty courses that you can enrol in. The course itself covers:
Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting and Eyelash Perming
The above is pretty much everything you will need to know or will be asked by your clients to perform in a salon. The course leads to a qualification which not only improves your chances of finding employment, but also helps your application for licences from otherwise stringent borough councils.
Practical Skills Courses
If you did not want to follow the entire VRQ beauty course, you could also simply study individual modules. This method of learning is particularly useful for those who already work in a salon and just want to learn a few more skills to add to the number of services they can offer their clients.
Practical skills courses for beauty often incorporate health and safety as well as the actual practical subject matter you have paid to learn. Generally these courses range from 1 – 5 days duration and lead to an accredited certificate.
The most popular short, practical and hands-on beauty courses include eyelash extensions, threading, facial treatments and spray tanning.
All of the above treatments are what are called high return treatments ie. treatments that yield extremely high return for barely any initial investment of either time or money on the products themselves.
ITEC Internationally recognised certificates
ITEC qualifications are currently recognised in over 38 countries worldwide. This means your recognition as a professional beauty therapist is seriously expanded when you have an ITEC qualification to your name.
There are well over 100 different ITEC courses to choose from. Courses include beauty therapy, nail technology, massage treatments, holistic therapy and complimentary therapy treatments.
In conclusion, choosing the right beauty course can be difficult but with the right guidance and assistance in choosing the perfect beauty course for your needs, it can be quite enjoyable. When choosing a beauty training course, you should try to select what would suit your needs best. So whether its a nationally or internationally recognised qualification or a practical skills course, make sure you choose the course that will fit into your schedule and deliver the best training you require.