Earning Potential as a Beautician School Graduate
How much can you earn working as a beautician?
Well, that depends.
If you work from home, you can earn approximately £200-£500 per week, depending on what treatments you offer. If you work for a beauty parlour, the pay is around £12,000 to £20,000 a year depending on your experience.
If you are a salon manager, your pay can exceed £21,000 a year. Don't forget that you will also receive tips and commission!
The salary of a beauty therapist will differ based on the location of the salon or spa and on your experience. Laser technicians can earn up to £30k a year or even higher.
Once you have a year or two of experience, you may want to open your own beauty salon or laser hair removal clinic. This could earn you up to £1,000 per week. Another option is to become a teacher or an assessor and earn up to £30 per hour.
How to Become a Beauty Therapist
The two most popular options are:
- Attend college full time for 3 years until you achieve the minimum NVQ requirement
- Find a private centre and obtain the same certificate within only 7 weeks
Beauty Therapy Level 2 NVQ
There are about 500 private colleges in the UK and the average price to be qualified for NVQ level 2 is approximately £2,000 plus VAT but with us it is £1,295 inc VAT.
Once you get your NVQ level 2 qualifications, you can start performing treatments on clients. However, you will need to obtain treatment insurance from companies such as BABTAC (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) or t he Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists.
Beauty Therapy Level 3 NVQ
If you want to start performing electrolysis or hair removal, the minimum requirement is Level 3 and it costs with us £1,295.
After your level 3 NVQ, you can study for a Level 4 NVQ in laser/IPL hair removal. You can then run your own business doing laser hair removal treatments.