Fashion and Beauty

Fashion and Beauty
  • Are you passionate about fashion or beauty?
  • Are you creative?
  • Are you good with your hands?
If you said YES to ONE of these questions – this job sector may interest you. Careers and jobs under Fashion & Beauty usually require you to work mostly indoors. The world’s has gone mad - spending loads of money on looking and feeling good. That’s great news for this sector. More and more people are going to hairdressers, beauty parlours and therapeutic practitioners. The world of modelling opens many doors but it’s a very competitive industry! You have to be hard-working and dedicated to enter this career. If you want more information about careers in Fashion & Beauty, click on the different sectors on the left (or below) to find different and interesting job descriptions.

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Job descriptions

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Aromatherapy is a branch of holistic medicine. Aromatherapists use plant extracts and essential oils to treat conditions such as stress and skin disorders through massage. The physical properties of the oils is vital and the Aromatherapist is well-schooled in which aromatic oils are necessary for each particular treatment.

Ayurvedic Practitioner

An Ayurvedic Practitioner tries to harmonise the functioning of the body, mind and spirit of their patients. They compounds made of herbs, oils, minerals and metals to mix into medicine to treat ailments and to reduce impurities in the body.

Beauty Therapist

A Beauty Therapist (also known as a Somatogists) specialises in beauty treatments for the face and body.


Does the world of Cosmetics, facials, and skin structure fascinate you? The world of Cosmetology might be what you are looking for.

Day Spa General Manager

A Day Spa General Manager generally works in a hotel, resort or safari lodge. They are in charge of the daily running of the spa as well as monitoring and managing staff, ordering stock and making sure that the guests/clients are satisfied with their spa treatments.

Fashion Buyer

Do you enjoy the world of fashion? Does choosing the fashion that will be sold in our retail stores appeal to you? If you have answered yes, why not study fashion and become a Fashion Buyer?

Fashion Designer

If you have a passion for fashion and a creative eye, then Fashion Design may be the career option you’re looking for.

Fashion Editor

If the idea of fashion and creativity excite you – why not think of becoming a Fashion Editor.

Fashion Illustrator/Artist

Are you artistic? Can you draw? Are you passionate about fashion? If you combine these two loves – a career as a Fashion Illustrator may suit you. Fashion Illustrators create accurate images out of ideas for fashion.

Fashion Model

Are you a bit of show off? Are you tall and good looking? Do you have a passion for fashion? Do you have a sense of style? If you have said yes to all 4 questions, a job as a Fashion Model might just be what you are looking for!

Fashion Stylist

A Fashion Stylist is a person with a keen sense of fashion and style as well as a keen eye for detail. They can work for photographers, designers, private individuals or celebrities.

Hair or Beauty Salon Assistant

Hair or Beauty Salon Assistants work in a salon an help the haridressers or therapists with their treatments and make sure the salon is clean and tidy at all times.


Hairdressers cut, colour and style both mens’, womens’ and childrens’ hair. Hairdresser are highly skilled, creative and talented people.

Make-Up Artist

A Make-up Artist works in different fields including applying make-up:( 1) in beauty salons (eg wedding make-up etc) – (2) on movie and television sets (eg celebrities as well as on ‘extras’) – (3) in photographic studios (eg on individuals for portraiture or on fashion models).


Milliners design and make up hats and headgear for fashion events, social functions, theatre or television productions.


Do you enjoy being photographed or showing designer clothes? Are you confident? Then becoming a Model might be the career for you.


A Patternmaker is a skilled artisan who designs and makes patterns or templates. They are often found in the clothing and fashion industries. They could also work in the following industries: like Building (working with carpenters etc), Car and Machinery


Reflexology is a Chinese branch of holistic medicine which is based on the principle that every part of the body corresponds to reflexes in the feet and that working on the feet in a specific way can help to heal those parts of the body.

Salon Manager

A Salon Manager usually has a beauty qualification and has worked in the industry for a few years to get experience before being appointed this position. They are in charge of running the operations of the salon effectively.

Skincare Therapist

A Skincare Therapist specialises in skincare treatments like derma-abrasion, peeling, botox, lymphatic drainage etc. They may even include various massages, facials, hair removal treatments, pedicures and manicures, eyebrow & lash treatments, tanning, tinting and waxing.


A Somatologist (also known as a Beauty Therapist) – specialises in beauty treatments for the face and body.