Beauty Therapist

What do you do for a living?

Beauty Therapist


How did you get interested in what you do?

Through my Mum!


What advice was available to you when you chose this career direction?

Again I got help and advice through parents and friends of the family


What was your journey to reach the role you are in today?

I went to Mary Reid College in Edinburgh for a year and then have done further training with courses over the last 10 years in various beauty treatments.


Talk me through a day in your life... what sorts of things would it involve?

A busy day for my starts around 6.30am with a dog walk, check emails, get to shop for 8.30am start my first client at 9am and break for lunch around 2pm, sometimes when the shop is busy its very hard to even get your break as there are clients booking appointments/ cleaning up to be done!! Finish and leave shop around 9pm 2 – 3 nights per week.


Was it your planned career when you were 18?

No I started working in the Royal Bank of Scotland when I was 16 for the private trust section in accounts which now helps me when doing book work for the shop.


What did your mum and dad want you to do?

They were very supportive of whatever I wanted to do but always taught us a good work ethic.


What advice would you give to someone interested in your career?

Be prepared to work hard and long hours out with normal working hours. It is also a very rewarding job.


What other directions could you go in /work in within your field other than the job you have chosen?

Sports Therapist, Make Up Artist, Holistic Therapist