This position is also called: Esthetician, Beauticians, Cosmetologist
Cruise ships offer passengers the opportunity to be pampered, have fun, and get away from busy schedules. Part of the pampering process is providing personal care services that enable a person to feel good about themselves, which includes the services of a beauty therapist or beautician.
Beauty therapists need to be trained to provide a wide variety of services. This includes facial massage, hairdressing, skin care, makeup application, wax depilation, body massage, detoxification, manicures, sun bed and sauna treatments, and more. Beauticians need to be certified with at least one of the following: CIDESCO, CIBTAC, IHBC, BTEC, CITY AND GUILDS, NVQ’S, ITEC or IA, or the equivalent.
Salon companies often run the salon and do their own hiring. They may also require you to specialize in some form of beauty treatment – for which they will train you. Beauty therapists need to have excellent English, previous experience, and good sales skills because they are often hired on a commission basis. They will need to talk to passengers to get more business.
Compensation: $2,000 – $3,000 a month plus tips
In Focus: Spa Jobs on Cruise Ships