With the notion of wellness becoming a fundamental for many; the spa industry is in turn booming and there are numerous possibilities to work within this sector, with roles ranging from holistic therapist on a cruise to spa manager in a wellness centre.

As spa and beauty treatments are no longer an occasional luxury and now a part of a balanced lifestyle, with many also turning to holistic therapy over medicinal treatment, there has never been a more appropriate time to begin learning these lucrative skills. Managerial roles within salons and spas are particularly sought after, allowing you to perform treatments alongside an administrative aspect of the role, amongst many other positional benefits.

Due to the nature of this career path, it is important that those working within spas and salons are aware of the health and safety procedures, as well as hygienic requirements and practical skills, before embarking on a role in this industry. The Beauty Academy offer a wide range of treatments to assist you in launching into this chosen career with the appropriate knowledge. 

Personal attributes for this specific career path include a tactful manner, considerable patience and the ability to work calmly under pressure is essential. To embark on a particular career route including salon or spa managers, it is important that you are able to make both your staff and clients to feel relaxed and welcome in your company.

Excellent managerial skills are essential if you are looking to manage a role like this and maintain a reputable brand identity within your position, ensuring both staff and customer satisfaction within an efficiently run and sustainable business. Interpersonal skills are necessary to successfully network potential clients, as well as a tactful and diplomatic manner in the company of clients to ensure repeat custom. 

You will develop all the appropriate technical skills for this career route during your training, covering the basics of hygiene in the workplace, health and safety factors, contraindications, working to an industry-required standard.   

If you are looking to work as a salon or spa manager, our Level 2 and Level 3 qualification courses are recommended, however this depends on the role that you are considering and its requirements.

It may be in your interest to obtain both Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, widening the opportunities you have in your future career and making you more employable as a fully-qualified candidate in job roles.

Opposed to being self-employed, working in a premises such as a salon or spa enables you to benefit from structured work hours that are typically 9-5 (you may be required to work Saturdays as spas/salons are open over the weekend). Furthermore, you may have further flexibility of hours whilst in a managerial role, and benefit from also completing office work due to the administrative side of the position, giving you more variety of jobs to do. Structured working hours may be desirable to some, however other may find this problematic if they have alternative commitments, such as young children and prefer to be self-employed.

You will earn a regular wage and benefit from a steady source of income to ensure financial stability. It is also good to be aware that the majority of massage and holistic treatments require you to be standing for long periods of time, so it is important you are used to this and have the physical ability to do this.   

Many holistic therapists find their work particularly rewarding, in that they are responsible for alleviating aches, pains or ailments from their clients, improving their mental welfare or state of mind through the treatments that they provide, or simply helping them relax. Furthermore, it is often not just the treatment that client’s look forward to, but they enjoy the overall experience of the massage and having a connection with their therapist during the treatment. 

Once you have had experience in a managerial role within a salon or spa, you may wish to consider opening your own premises. 

Alternatively, with further progression and once teaching qualifications have been acquired, you may also want to advance into teaching students and becoming a Beauty Tutor for private and further education beauty colleges.

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It is important that if you are looking to work as a spa or salon manager in employment, you hold the required qualifications to ensure you have the appropriate skills and knowledge to be considered for these positions. You will need to be working to an appropriate level of practice, including hygiene standards and health and safety factors to avoid incidents within the workplace.

Your training with The Beauty Academy will cover this vital information, along with the required practical skills to assist you in achieving your chosen career within this exciting industry.

(You must have obtained at least a Level 3 qualification to work as a salon/spa manager)

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Our expert team of tutors based across our 10 Training Schools are all qualified to the highest levels, still practising in the industry keeping their skills up to date and with years of industry experience to share with their students. All tutors are friendly and welcoming, making you feel totally at ease whether attending for your very first course or your VTCT qualification assessment days.