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Beautician

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Beautician
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€20 - 30 
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Last Updated: January, 2014

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Offers both face and body beauty treatments to clients and advises them on beauty care.


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Orla Gallagher
Spa Manager  

Orla Gallagher works as the Spa Manager for the Sirana Spa located in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone. She holds a Social Science Degree and has Diplomas in the following areas; Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Spa Management. She also has an array of complementary health subjects such as Thai Massage, Iridology, Colon Hydrotherapy, Homotoxicology etc. She is also working with the Athlone Institute of Technology in devising the first Spa Management Degree course in Ireland which will be available in September 2009.

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Beauticians provide personal beauty care treatment for their clients, concentrating mainly on the face, hands and feet.  
 
The first thing a beautician does is talk to their client about what they want from the treatment. This will include both how they look and how they feel about themselves. The beautician uses their knowledge of the different types of treatment available.  
 
Beauticians do a lot of facial work - applying face packs, creams and lotions to cleanse and tone the skin, massaging the face to stimulate blood circulation and exercise facial muscles.  
 
Sometimes the client wants facial hair removed. For this the beautician uses heated wax or, with more training, special electrical equipment. Waxing consists of applying the warm substance to the prepared area, allowing it to cool and then removing it, either by stripping, peeling or rubbing it away. Electrolysis is a method of removing hair permanently - the therapist inserts a fine needle into each hair follicle and switches on a low electric current. This destroys the hair root and prevents further growth.  
 
Beauticians also pluck and shape eyebrows, tint eyelashes and apply make-up to enhance facial features. Sometimes they use cosmetic camouflage techniques to cover skin blemishes.  
 
Beauticians do manicure (hand care) and pedicure (foot care). Depending on what the client wants and needs, the beautician files and shapes their nails, removes hardened skin, applies creams, massages the hands and feet and applies nail polish.  
 
Some beauticians also train in hairdressing or special types of treatments in order to extend the range of their services. 


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For a career as a Beautician, it is essential to have a smart, well-groomed appearance and a high standard of personal hygiene. Good health is important, as the work can be strenuous and tiring. Beauticians should be friendly, approachable and have good communication skills.


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