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Thinking of a Career as a Beauty Advisor/Consultant?

If you’d like to work as a Beauty Advisor or Beauty Consultant beauty salon or retail environment, here is everything you wanted to know about this exciting profession.

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

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  • Beauty Consultant Salary
  • Work Hours
  • Age Groups
  • Education Level
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  • Beauty Advisor/Consultant Careers

The role of a beauty consultant is quite diverse when you’re dealing with customers, performing make-up applications or assisting beauty therapists with the day-to-day running of the shop or salon. 

What careers await you in the beauty and cosmetology industry upon graduating from your Beauty Therapy course? 

  • Beauty Advisor
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Beauty Salon Receptionist
  • Cosmetics Sales Assistant
  • Cosmetics Counter Manager
  • Hair and Beauty Retail Advisor
  • Makeup and Skincare Consultant

Beauty Advisors/Consultants often work in a customer (or client) facing role, such as in a retail store, salon or medispa. Some may also choose to start their own business, work freelance or perform direct sales. 

Retail beauty advisors working in department stores will often operate from a makeup/beauty counter for a cosmetics brand. They may recommend certain beauty products and perform makeovers as part of a deal or promotion. Those working in small retail pharmacies or stores may provide advice across multiple brands and products.  

Salon beauty consultants are often more involved with the daily operations of running the store or medispa. They may assist beauty therapists with tasks such as brow shaping and waxing,  and makeup application.

Beauty Consultant Salary

For more information, view our Beauty Consultant Salary & Job Outlook

Work Hours

Full time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work as a beauty consultant. 

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