Beauty salons are quickly becoming some of the most popular hotspots for those that want to keep on top of their aesthetics whilst enjoying a few cosmetic treatments. In the United Kingdom, the salon industry is one of the fastest growing in the country – and with hundreds of new beauty clinics popping up in and around Birmingham, Manchester and everywhere in between each year, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they all offer the same types of services.
If you’re curious to learn a little bit more about these types of facilities and how they operate, then we’ve put a few interesting facts together that you might not have known. Here’s a look.
All practicing therapists need to be licensed
In the past, and before the concept of health and safety was introduced to the industry, it wasn’t uncommon to find salon owners employing members of their family that weren’t qualified to perform therapies within a professional environment. Although this was a fantastic way to learn on the job there were also plenty of risks involved, so this led to a revamp of the industry.
Nowadays, anyone hoping to offer a particular type of beauty treatment in a salon (or as a mobile therapist) will need to possess a variety of certificates to demonstrate their level of education.
No two therapists are the same
Speaking of qualifications and certificates, you might not have known this next fact, but it’s actually one of the most important to consider when booking a treatment at a beauty salon. In a nutshell, each therapist out there will be responsible for their own professional development. This means that some may attend entry-level courses and obtain the minimal certification, while others might pursue higher alternatives.
That’s why you’ll often find information about your therapist included whenever you book a session with them at a beauty centre.
This can and will typically affect the price of a treatment
If you opt for a facial from a therapist that possesses a level 1 NVQ (or national equivalent if they are in Australia, the US, or around Europe), then the treatment will be undertaken by a beautician that’s received the minimum level of certification in their field. If you opt for a level 3 or 4 NVQ holder however, then what this means is that the therapist that you’ve hired will be much more experienced.
This can affect the price due to the fact that the more qualified the therapist, the more experience they can bring to the table – and quality can cost a little more cash.