The Benefits of being a Beauty Temp

The beauty industry has started to embrace temping and all the significant benefits that a temporary workforce brings to the workplace; providing cover when staff are off or enabling businesses to cater for peaks in demand. It is not uncommon now to see temping therapists working in exclusive salons and spas around the country.

True, temping hasn't traditionally enjoyed the best PR, being viewed as an inferior route to full time employment. Not so in beauty industry of today where temping is a real career choice for spa and beauty professionals and not something you do whilst biding your time for something better to come along.

Here we explore the benefits of being a beauty temp;


Flexibility - You are fully in control of where you work and the hours you do meaning you can fit work around your home life and commitments rather than the other way around.

Supplements income - A great way of supplementing your main income. Useful if you're planning a wedding or when Xmas is around the corner

Variety - temping allows you to experience what it's like to work in different types of businesses with distinct working practices and varying products. It offers a great way of discovering what work environment you're best suited to. And it doesn't come with the same stigma that a frequent change of jobs would bring.

Offers of permanent work - If you're out of work and looking for permanent opportunities consider temping whilst you look. It will afford you a tidy income, the ability to have an 'in employment status', shows you're proactive and gives you a 'foot in the door' of some top establishments. Impress them and when they next have an opening for perm staff your name could crop up as an excellent candidate.

  • Regular pay - You'll normally be paid weekly and pay is by the hour unlike some full time salaried therapists. The pay can be good and some agencies will offer you further incentives and rewards to work well.
  • New Skills - Take full advantage of any training on offer via your assignment as it will afford you valuable new skills to put on your CV. If you're a newly qualified therapist then the additional experience will also go in your favour.
  • Regular work - Contrary to popular opinion temping can throw up offers of regular work. Some assignments can run over several months. The better you perform the more companies will request you back to work for them and the more inclined the agency will be to give you a ring.

If you would like to give temping a go then have a look at some of the reputable agencies that offer temping vacancies on Apply to the vacancies on offer or contact the agency direct to be added to their bank of temping therapists.

Remember, temping is flexible and provides fantastic career opportunities for a whole variety of people; newly qualified therapists, unemployed jobseekers, employed staff looking to supplement income, mothers looking to get back into work...... Whatever your story, go on give temping a go!

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