You will gain sales experience through training as well as on the job. It’s important that you get comfortable with handling money, recording transactions, and running a cash register.
You will need to show compassion and empathy when dealing with customers or other beauty therapists so being able to understand the perspectives of others will help a lot. By doing this, you will be able to build strong relationships, not only with clients but with other health professionals as well.
It’s important that as a beauty therapist, you have a deep understanding of the products you use, whether you work just with nails, makeup, or hairstyling. By being clued up and having a deep knowledge of each beauty product, you will be able to provide your clients with any information, as well as being able to answer any questions they have about the products.
You will need to be organised if you’re to become a beauty therapist, as it’s important to organise your styling and hair products, tools, and equipment. Your area for styling can be kept clean and ready to use with strong organisational skills, especially if you learn how to store and care for your tools properly and the various disinfecting procedures.
Technical and computer skills
You may need to use a computer to manage and book customer appointments, with many salons using appointment-setting applications. By being proficient with basic scheduling software, as well as being able to navigate computer applications, you will have a better chance of succeeding in your career.