Spa Specialist – Duties and Responsibilities

Spa SpecialistIf you are someone who feels satisfied pampering your friends by giving them tips and even going through the entire regime of giving a makeover then it is definitely a brilliant idea to consider a career as a beauty consultant or a Spa Specialist.

The job of a Spa specialist is different and is versatile in nature. Spa specialists can work in health or beauty Spas where they are required to handle clients, and even the day to day running of the entire Spa or beauty salon. In the good old days, spa specialists did not need a formal training, but the entire process has changed. These days, however, it is expected that Spa specialists should be well equipped with the functioning of modern machines, detailed knowledge of the services that they will offer along with a good knowledge of the use of beauty products available in the market. A fair amount of know-how on the allergies and health issues also a basic requirement today.

The job of a Spa Specialist is also that of a marketing manager, a professional beauty expert gelled into one. Apart from the various basic administrative functions, the specialist is also responsible for increasing the existing customer base of the organization that he/she is associated with. It is expected that the Spa specialist will have an expertise in all the areas of the spa business.

Education and training

Many institutes around the globe provide training and basic education to candidates. A candidate envisaging on a career in this field must have a 10+2 degree from a recognized university.

The top colleges in India that provide certificate courses along with post graduate diploma in Spa therapies are:

  1. ISAS International Beauty School (ISAS, Pune)
  2. LTA School of Beauty (LTA Borivali)
  3. Skills Factory Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  4. VLCC Institute of Beauty & Nutrition 

Amongst some of the institutes that offer Certification in Spa Therapy that is recognized internationally are

  • Swasthya Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment and Training Centre, Kannur(Kerala)
  • Jeevaya-SpInstitution of Ayurveda Therapy and Cosmetology, Thiruvananthapuram(Kerala)
  • Sri Narayana Ayurveda and Spa Institute, Kanyakumari(Tamil Nadu)
  • ISTHAA – Spa and Ayurveda Academy, Manipal(Karnataka)
  • Ananda Spa Institute

The Ananda Spa Institute has been recognized as been ranked as the ‘Best Spa Academy’in the Asia Pacific region. It has also been recognized as the ‘Spa Academy of the Year 2011’.

All the Spas provide quality training to produce outstanding therapists. All therapists are trained in both Ayurveda and International Spa processes. The training is a combination of theory, practical and interactive sessions along with hands-on work sessions.

The finer details

The job of a Spa specialist brings in a lot of money along with some amount of freedom of flexible working hours.

A Spa Specialist is one who gets to interact with different kinds of people on a daily basis and help people feel and look their best. Apart from job satisfaction, a Spa Specialist will also have to continuously upgrade oneself with the changing times. Establishing and maintaining interpersonal skills is another key ingredient of becoming a Spa Specialist.

If you are someone who feels satisfied pampering your friends by giving them tips and even going through the entire regime of giving a makeover then it is definitely a brilliant idea to consider a career as a beauty consultant or a Spa Specialist.

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