How to Get a Job in the Beauty Industry

Job In The Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is thriving, making it a promising job market for those interested in beauty therapy and seeking training as a therapist. Nowadays, there’s excellent training available that allows specialization in specific areas of beauty therapy.

Today, numerous training opportunities exist that weren’t accessible a decade or so ago. This means it’s easier to find your niche today, whether or not you hold an expensive degree. Salons across the country have an increased demand for therapists, making the effort put into training worthwhile.

While undergoing training, you can also gain valuable experience by working part-time in a beauty salon or spa facility. Regardless of your preferred sub-sector within the beauty industry, having a strong foundation in a salon environment will undoubtedly benefit your future job applications for positions as trained and experienced therapists.

For newcomers seeking their first job in the beauty industry, there are strategies to enhance your chances of being hired while undergoing training. Let’s explore some proven tips that have been successful for budding therapists.

Visit Salons in Person

If you reside in an area with several beauty salons or larger spas, consider introducing yourself in person and handing your CV to the salon manager. Tailor your CV to reflect your interest in the beauty industry and highlight your existing training or ongoing courses. Managers might be intrigued to know that you’ll soon be a qualified therapist offering treatments they currently don’t provide but are eager to offer their clientele.

Follow Up With an Email

When visiting salons, gather business cards and contact details. After personally visiting all salons and spas in your area and leaving your CV, follow up with a courteous and amiable email. If possible, email the manager directly. This keeps you fresh in their memory so that if an opening arises, they might consider you and potentially invite you for an interview.

Be Ready to Start From the Bottom

Many beauty salons and spas hire new staff as trainees or apprentices. Initially, this might involve doing various tasks, but it offers valuable insight into the beauty industry’s workings behind the scenes. As you complete your beauty training courses, you’ll be well-positioned to work alongside other therapists and eventually build your client base as you gain experience and establish yourself.


The beauty industry presents ample opportunities for aspiring beauty therapists. With the right training and a proactive approach, entering this flourishing market can lead to a rewarding career. From tailoring your CV to gaining hands-on experience, the journey toward becoming an established therapist involves dedication and a willingness to learn. By seizing every chance to showcase your passion and skills, you can carve a path toward success in this thriving field.

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Danuta Smoluk is a teacher with over three decades of experience teaching both children and adults. She specializes in teaching the Polish language to English-speakers. She has a master's degree in primary and early childhood education from WSP Słupsk (currently Pomeranian University in Słupsk) and had her degree validated by University of Toronto. Aside from education, she also has an interest in real estate and home improvement. She has planned and supervised many house renovations. She loves interior design, cooking, and gardening.

One Comment

  • Ray Cochrane

    Hi, I agree with your article. The beauty industry in the UK is thriving and the job market is hungry for well trained beauty therapy therapist. Doing some hands on task (within and behind the scenes) in a salon/spa whilst doing your course will pay big time as you will be sort of ready when you get a paying job or start your own business.

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