Beauty ConsultantJob Description:
Beauty consultants sell beauty products and help customers choose which ones to buy.Job Category:
What you will do:
In this role you’ll:
- talk to customers and recommend the best products for them
- give advice on how to use and apply products
- meet sales targets
- keep up to date with new product ranges
- monitor stock levels and re-order items (organisational skills)
- keep customer and product records
- handle cash and card payments
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
As well as:
- customer service skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to work well with others (teamwork skills)
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- persuading and negotiating skills
- active listening skills
- the ability to sell products and services
The specific GCSE subjects required to become a Beauty Consultant may vary depending on the employer, job role, and location. However, there are no strict GCSE subject requirements for this career, as it is typically a vocational field that focuses on practical skills and customer service.
That said, having a good educational foundation can be beneficial in this profession. Some useful GCSE subjects that can help you in your career as a Beauty Consultant include:
- English Language: Strong communication skills are essential in this field as you will be interacting with clients and providing them with advice and information.
- Science: Basic knowledge of biology and chemistry can be helpful, especially if you plan to work with skincare products, cosmetics, or provide advice on skin health.
- Maths: Basic math skills can be useful for handling financial transactions and inventory management if you work in a salon or spa.
- Art or Design: Creativity and an eye for aesthetics are important in the beauty industry, so coursework in art or design can be an asset.
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
You could study for:
- Certificate in Beauty Consultancy (Level 2 in the UK)
- Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up and Beauty Consultancy (Level 2 in the UK)
- Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 2 in the UK)
- a general qualification in retail, sales or customer service
You could do an intermediate apprenticeship as a beauty make-up consultant.
This typically takes 12 months to complete as a mix of workplace learning and off-the-job study.
You could work in retail sales then apply for a consultant’s position with a beauty stall in a department store.
You may be able to apply directly if you have experience in a retail sales, beauty therapy or a customer service role.
It will be useful to show a keen interest in make-up and skin care brands.
- follow cosmetics ‘influencers’ on social media
- trial new products and write online reviews
- do your own social media, make-up or skin-care tutorials
Working Hours and Environment:
You could work at a store, on a cruise ship, in a beauty clinic or from home.
You may need to wear a uniform.
Career Path & Progression:
With experience and further training you could supervise other beauty consultants or move into retail management.
You could work as a beauty brand sales representative or start your own beauty business.