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.

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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

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The Entry Stage will be sent once an individual has successfully registered for the competition. The deadline for the entry stage is 26 April

Live Qualifier.

The qualifiers are likely to commence the week of 17th June and will be held across England, including the North East, North West, Walsall and South East.

To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC)

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