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Become A Skin Therapist

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Working As A Skin Therapist

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Repetitive

  • Make Decisions

  • $40,030

    Average Salary

What Does A Skin Therapist Do At Ulta Beauty

* Essential Functions) Acknowledges and greets all Guests and offers friendly, prompt, and courteous service.
* Utilizes product prescriptions sheets to prescribe professional salon products to all salon guests.
* Meets or exceeds all individual sales and productivity goals.
* Attends all ULTA mandatory education events and workshops.
* Assists in store duties (e.g., filling and Salon retail displays and shelves).
* Adheres to salon dress code and ULTA Salon standards for guest service and cleanliness.
* JOB SPECIFICATIONS Esthetician or Cosmetology diploma, no relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
* Esthetician or Cosmetology license.
* Proficiency with latest salon techniques for performing facials, skin analysis and microdermabrasion.
* Proficiency with use of equipment needed to perform technical work.
* Developed communication skills.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships

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How To Become A Skin Therapist

Massage therapists typically complete a postsecondary education program of 500 or more hours of study and experience, although standards and requirements vary greatly by state or other jurisdiction. Most states regulate massage therapy and require massage therapists to have a license or certification.


Education requirements for massage therapists vary greatly by state or locality. Education programs are typically found in private or public postsecondary institutions. Most programs require at least 500 hours of study for their completion; some programs require 1,000 or more hours.

A high school diploma or equivalent is usually required for admission to a massage therapy program. programs generally include both classroom study and hands-on practice of massage techniques. Programs cover subjects such as anatomy; physiology, which is the study of organs and tissues; kinesiology, which is the study of motion and body mechanics; pathology, which is the study of disease; business management; and ethics.

Programs may concentrate on certain modalities, or specialties, of massage. Several programs also offer job placement services and continuing education. Both full-time and part-time programs are available.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In 2014, 45 states and the District of Columbia regulated massage therapy. Although not all states license massage therapy, they may have regulations at the local level.

In states with massage therapy regulations, workers must get a license or certification before practicing massage. State regulations typically require graduation from an approved massage therapy program and passing an exam.

The exam may be a state-specific exam or the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) licensure exam, offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.

Therapists also may need to pass a background check, have liability insurance, and be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Many states require massage therapists to complete continuing education credits and to renew their license periodically. Those wishing to practice massage therapy should look into legal requirements for the state and locality in which they intend to practice.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Massage therapists need to listen carefully to clients in order to understand what they want to achieve through massage sessions.

Decisionmaking skills. Massage therapists must evaluate each client’s needs and recommend the best treatment on the basis of that person’s needs.

Empathy. Massage therapists must give clients a positive experience, which requires building trust between therapist and client. Making clients feel comfortable is necessary for therapists to expand their client base.

Integrity. Massage therapists often have access to client information such as medical histories. Therefore, they must be trustworthy and protect the privacy of their clients.

Physical stamina. Massage therapists may give several treatments during a workday and have to stay on their feet throughout massage appointments.

Physical strength and dexterity. Massage therapists must be strong and able to exert pressure through a variety of movements of the arms and hands when manipulating a client’s muscles.

Time-management skills. Massage therapists must tailor an appointment to a client’s specific needs. Therapists must use their appointment time wisely to help each client accomplish his or her goals.

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Skin Therapist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Swedish

  • Chinese


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Top Skills for A Skin Therapist


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Top Skin Therapist Skills

  1. Skin Care Products
  2. Dermalogica Skin Treatments
  3. Makeup Application Techniques
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Utilized product prescriptions sheets to recommend professional skin care products for at home use.
  • Advise clients about colors and types of makeup and instruct them in makeup application techniques.
  • Utilize product prescriptions sheets to prescribe professional salon products to all salon guests.
  • Perform customized, result-oriented skin care treatments.
  • Exhibited phenomenal customer service skills.

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