Beauty and Wellness therapy are both challenging and fascinating careers. Two major elements influence the success of graduates in this expanding industry.
- Their natural personality which should be sympathetic and caring;
- The foundation of a thorough and professional training in all aspects of the beauty and wellness industry.
The Beauty and Wellness industry is high tech, disciplined and business related, yet also a human and caring profession. It can be very demanding, but it is always rewarding. Some examples of career opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Self-Employment – After working with already experienced team members and employers, many graduates choose to set up their own salons or spas. Creativity and organizational skills are however required
- Working in Beauty Salons – As part of your training you will be required to do experiential training at existing Beauty Salons. As employers get to know you, opportunities will open for you to continue working within that environment.
- Luxury Hotels – In today’s stressful environment, more emphasis is being placed on relaxation and leisure. Many prestigious and newly built hotels now offer Beauty and Wellness facilities. Often you will be dealing with a sophisticated clientele who will be well aware of the latest treatments available worldwide.
- Cruise Liners – This is a great way to see the world and the off duty atmosphere is quite often relaxed and informal. Mental and physical stamina, a sense of humour, as well as the ability to work as a close team are of extreme importance. Qualitas Wellness Academy will set up interviews once a year with the recruitment section of the world renowned Steiner Cruise Ships.
- In-Flight Therapists – This is a relatively new concept that is proving to be very popular. At present only positions with Virgin Airlines on long haul flights are available. Upper class passengers receive complementary manicures and a combination of Swedish, Pressure point and Shiatsu massage to relieve tension and jet lag. The ability to work in the confined space available on board is important.
Career Opportunities continued
- Professional Product House Representative and/or Trainer – During your course you will be doing various Professional Product House training. These trainers travel throughout the country teaching young eager students everything they need to know within a specific Product House. You also have the opportunity to become a representative or trainer for one of these companies.
- Lecturing / Managing within Training Institutions – This is an option open to anyone who is willing and able to work with students, teaching them how to become successful therapists. Once you’ve gained valuable experience as a lecturer, managing a training institute is also an option. A minimum of at least two years working experience normally applies.