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Beauty Consultant

Beauty Consultants help with the general running of beauty salons and may assist hairdressers, beauticians and cosmetologists with their treatment of clients as well as the general running of the salon.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 36,100 people are currently employed as Beauty Consultants in Australia. This is set to increase to 42,800 people by 2023, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

32.6% of all Beauty Consultants are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Beauty Consultants is NT, with only 0.6%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 3% of Beauty Consultants being male and 97% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Beauty Consultants is 25-34 years old, with 36.3%. A small percentage (1.4%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Beauty Consultants, with 14% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Full time Beauty Consultants work an average of 42 hours a week. 

Education Level

The majority of Beauty Consultants have a Advanced Diploma/Diploma qualification (49.5%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (37.6%). 87.1% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 12.9% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Beauty Consultant Duties & Tasks

  • Answer phones, respond to e-mails, schedule appointments and call clients
  • Greet clients and notify beauticians and hairdressers that their appointments have arrived
  • Keep the salon and lobby area clean and merchandise stocked and organised
  • Prepare and serve refreshments to clients
  • Shampoo hair and escort clients to hairdressers stations
  • Take payments for beauty treatments and product sales



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.