Beauty consultant apprenticeships - where to start
You can get into this job through
a college course
working towards this role
You could study for a Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Consultancy Services or a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. A general qualification in retail, sales or customer service may also be accepted by some employers.
You'll usually need 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a Level 2 course.
You could do a Level 2 (intermediate) apprenticeship as a beauty make-up consultant.
You'll usually need some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship.
You could work in retail sales then apply for a consultant's position with a beauty concession in a department store.
Beauty consultant apprenticeships - what it takes
Skills and knowledge
- customer service skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to work well with others
- 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
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Beauty consultant apprenticeships - what you'll do
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- recommending products to suit each customer
- meeting sales targets
- keeping up to date with new products
- giving customers a makeover
- monitoring stock levels and re-ordering items
- keeping records
- handling cash and card payments
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 and progression - Beauty consultant apprenticeships
With experience and further training you could move into management.