Profession hair removal technician

Hair removal technicians provide cosmetic services to their clients by removing unwanted hair on various body parts. They can use different techniques for temporary hair removal, such as epilation and depilation techniques, or permanent hair removal methods, such as electrolysis or intense pulsed light.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Skin types

    The different skin types, such as dry, normal, oily, and sensitive.

  • Cosmetics

    The various types of substances used to enhance the appearance of the human body.

  • Cosmetics industry

    Suppliers, products and brands in the cosmetic industry.

  • Hair removal techniques

    The various methods used for removing unwanted hair either by depilation, including shaving and trimming, or by epilation, such as waxing, sugaring, lasering, plucking etc.

  • Hair

    Human hair, its composition and interaction with various chemicals, environment factors and health issues.

Skills

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Conform to cosmetics regulatory requirements

    Ensure conformance to regulatory requirements applied in personal care products such as cosmetics, fragrances and toiletry.

  • Advise customers on usage of cosmetics

    Provide advice to customers on how to apply various cosmetic products such as lotions, powders, nail polish or creams.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

Optional knowledge and skills

order supplies manage a small-to-medium business dispose waste monitor stock level perform electrolysis train employees style hair treat facial hair administer appointments maintain professional administration use hair removal lasers use intense pulsed light technology sell cosmetics process payments offer cosmetic beauty advice recommend cosmetics to customers pluck hair wax body parts use threading techniques keep personal administration