About beauty therapy
Beauty therapists specialise in treatments for the face and body, including electrical treatments. Using a range of technical skills, combined with excellent communication and customer service skills, they help their clients to look and feel good about themselves.
Well trained beauty therapists are in high demand by employers seeking individuals with the ability to walk into a new job and work with clients straight away.
Beauty therapy is a profession that attracts people from all walks of life and a wide range of ages. Roles for professional beauty therapists are varied and creative, ranging from working as a cosmetics consultant in a department store or a make-up artist for film and television to specialising in corneotherapy or electrolysis. International opportunities - like working on a cruise ship or at a luxury resort spa - exist too, as does the opportunity to own your own beauty business such as a clinic or day spa.
Studying beauty therapy
When you study beauty therapy at Ara you learn and work in realistic salon environments. You have access to industry-standard equipment and you'll apply your knowledge of treatments for paying customers.
You'll also be supported and encouraged by our passionate and highly experienced beauty therapy tutors who have extensive industry contacts and are often approached by employers seeking graduate recommendations.
Our full time Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications will equip you with considerable skills and knowledge for the industry. These qualifications come with the option of being assessed for ITEC, a highly regarded international qualification that allows you to work anywhere in the world.
Expand your skills and expertise to become a leader in beauty therapy.
Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work as a beautician, in New Zealand or overseas.
Gain foundation skills for the beauty industry.
Programme Code: NZ3445 Level: 5 Credits: 120 Starts: February
Programme Code: NZ3444 Level: 4 Credits: 120 Starts: February
Programme Code: NZ3442 Level: 3 Credits: 60 Starts: July