Beauty Courses

If you dream opening your own day spa, or if you want to be the next up-and-coming beauty blogger, then beauty courses are a fantastic way to gain the skills needed to succeed in this dynamic industry.

Beauty Courses

Why should I work in the beauty industry?

The beauty industry is steadily growing, and it’s a rewarding career path that has many benefits. Working in the beauty industry means you’re helping others look and feel their best.

With flexible working hours, a variety of pathways, and the opportunity to meet a heap of unique people, the beauty industry is ideal for those with a creative streak and who want a fulfilling career. Beauty therapy courses can range from applying eyelash extensions, skincare, spray-tanning and hairdressing, to name a few.

The beauty industry is traditionally female-focused, however, in recent years many men have begun both working in the industry and receiving beauty treatments specifically tailored to them.

What are some beauty careers available in New Zealand?

There are an abundance of careers that you can choose from in the beauty industry and find which one is right for you. Below are just a few of the many pathways you can take in the beauty industry:

  • Eyelash technician
  • Nail technician
  • Makeup artist
  • Beauty therapist

Different roles and levels of experience in the beauty industry earn different salaries, with the average yearly salary in New Zealand ranging from $42K-$60K.

While an experienced lash technician earns around $25 per hour, or $60K per year working full-time, the average nail technician earns an hourly wage of $20, or around $41,5999 each year in a full-time role. However, if you decide to work independently, you are able to set your own prices and wages, so the sky’s the limit!

What qualifications do I need to become a beauty therapist?

Although you don’t technically need a formal qualification to become a beautician, obtaining an education at beauty school will not only refine your current skills, but also boost your job prospects. has a variety of online courses ranging from eyelash extension certificates, advanced nails certificates, beauty therapy and makeup artistry certificates, all taught by qualified beauty professionals.

Certificate-level courses allow you to gain knowledge, confidence and real-world experience in a timely manner.

What skills and qualities should I have for a career in beauty?

Working in the beauty industry, you will be dealing with all sorts of customers. If you’ve had prior experience in customer service or retail or done volunteer/paid work in a hair or beauty salon, you have an advantage. 

Some of the soft skills a beauty therapist should have include:

  • Friendly and personable
  • Organised
  • Time management

Beauty therapists also need to be knowledgeable about the human body and different factors that can affect hair, skin and nails, as well as understand how the beauty treatments they are executing impact their client’s bodies.

If they specialise in an area, such as manicures, they must be knowledgeable and possess the required skills. Furthermore, beauty therapists often sell products to their clients to use at home, so they need to have good customer service and sales skills.

If you think a career in the beauty industry is a good fit for you, enquire about our available beauty courses to find the ideal match and enrol today!

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