A beauty therapist (intermediate) is skilled in the most popular salon treatments offered including waxing, manicure/pedicure, eye treatments, facials and makeup.

The competition focuses on the role and tasks of a beauty therapist. This includes carrying out a range of therapy services which reflect both current and traditional beauty therapy treatments including facial treatments, make-up, manicure, pedicure, lash and brow treatments, health and safety and customer service.

See how competing helped Gold Medallist and Best in Nation Holly-Mae succeed.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Professional demeanour

  • Safe working practices

  • Professional attitude

  • Effective interaction with the client

  • High level of skill and dexterity

  • Management of time allocation

  • Ergonomic working methods.

Entry criteria

  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation but organisations are strongly encouraged to use the pre-competition activity to introduce their competitors to (and prepare them for) competition work and to select their best representatives.
  • This is an individual competition.
  • Entries will be accepted from competitors who are enrolled in a programme of study working towards Beauty Therapy Level 2 in the last 12 months.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies below.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online (where applicable)

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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