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Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy in action

The beauty therapist offers a head-to-toe experience that improves the client’s quality of life by making them look and feel their best.

Beauty Therapy could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Helping people

More about Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy work includes a variety of skills from hair-styling, nail and skin care to body massage and make-up expertise.

Beauty therapists work in close contact with their clients and that relationship is at the heart of the job. In addition to demonstrating a wide range of beauty treatment the role also has a therapeutic element which can help the client’s sense of well-being and self-esteem.

The beauty business is subject to changes in styles and trends so it is important to keep in touch with the latest developments in the industry.

Why choose Beauty Therapy?

It has given me so much more confidence. It made me realize that I can do so much more than I thought I could.
— Lotte van Wandelen, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Recent medallists in Beauty Therapy

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

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    Rebecca West

    United Kingdom

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    Zhenqin Li


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    Youjin Seo


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