Careers in Beauty

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do!

As a beauty therapist, nail technician or make-up artist your skills will always be in demand – with the flexibility to work for yourself, for others, work from home or provide mobile treatments, plus a world of exciting other opportunities – cruise ships, theatre, TV and film… the list is endless!

Did you know?

The beauty industry in one of the fastest-growing industries, set to grow a further by 20% in the next few years. This means that the availability of entry levels jobs will continue to grow, and the need and opportunities for advanced-level qualified and more experienced beauty professionals will be in abundance!

EMD Beauty learners can check out the Jobs and Careers Boards located in our classrooms in Bradford and Dewsbury!

Career opportunities
EMD Beauty can support you in your career development to help you secure your future as a:

Beauty Therapist


Complementary Therapist


Salon Trainer


Media/Theatre Make-Up Artist


Fashion Make-Up Artist


Cruise Ship Beauty/Spa Therapist


Salon Receptionist


Spa Therapist


Nail Technician


Hospital and Care Home Beauty Therapist

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Freelancing is a great option for many people…

Opening your own salon

Opening your own salon is undoubtedly the most expensive and risky option but is also the dream for many beauty therapists. If you choose to do this, you will be responsible for hiring staff, making appointments and ensuring all the legal rules and regulations are followed. It’s quite a responsibility so make sure you know exactly what to expect.

Renting a chair

Working as a beauty therapist is not always glamorous. Days can be long and tiring, especially if you’re moving around hauling equipment from house to house. If you rather stand on a less risky ground, renting a chair in a beauty salon is almost always a good option. By working this way you would be responsible for your own organisation, accounting and promotion.

Home-based working

Working from home suits all sorts of people and can lead to a part time or full time career! You might want to set up a specific space in the home for providing treatments and you’ll have to buy all of the necessary equipment and products. Public liability insurance is a must in order to cover your clients if there’s an accident. It’s one of the most versatile freelancing option and can be extremely rewarding.

Mobile Beauty Therapist

Mobile beauty therapy is generally not as expensive as the other options as you won’t need to pay rent or commit to a mortgage. However, you may need to pay for certain licenses and must have insurance. When working in other people’s homes, you should also be aware that the space will be very different – there might be other people around, you might only have a small space to work in etc. Focusing on specific niches could be more beneficial if you don’t feel comfortable in certain situations, so before you start it’s good to think about what kind environment you want to work in – family homes is only one option. Care homes,and corporate offices are also in need of your services! Options are numerous and sometimes going niche can actually help you build up even more business.

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