Skip To Content

    18 Things All Beauty Therapists Know To Be True

    "TGIF" means nothing to you.

    1. You can't help but assess the the eyebrows of everyone you meet.

    2. Everyone you know wants in on free massages and hair removal, so sometimes you're doing your job when you're not at work.


    3. Although at the beginning you definitely used them to practise on.

    The perks of having a friend who is a beautician πŸ’πŸΌπŸ’…πŸΌ @elskirbyy

    4. Cleaning a wax pot is the hardest thing ever but the end result is so satisfying.

    5. And cleaning the spray-tan booth always results in this.

    6. "TGIF" means nothing to you because you work weekends at least some of the time.


    7. You've learnt to be patient when waiting for a client to pick their polish colour.

    Loryn Brantz / BuzzFeed

    These things take time.

    8. It's super frustrating when clients don't ring to cancel and just don't show up instead.


    9. But when they call to cancel and were your last person for the day, it's pretty great.


    10. You've experienced the pain of getting tint stains on your freshly done nails.

    11. You've had a few gross experiences, like when you're clipping a toenail and it flicks back onto your face.


    12. You feel smug whenever you do your own eyebrows and they look great.


    13. It distresses you a bit that while you're so good at giving back massages, you can't do one on yourself.

    14. You hate people assuming your job is easy.


    Being on your feet all day, doing hours' worth of massages... in what world is that easy?

    15. You'd think wearing black every day would protect you from stains but it's quite the opposite.

    16. And those all-black outfits get really damn hot during summer.


    17. Around Christmas time you find yourself saying the same thing a dozen times a day.

    Thinkstock / Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    18. But the best part of the job is when you can tell the client feels good about themselves.


    And that's what makes it all worthwhile.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form