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Question: How much should I pay a beauty therapist qualified to NVQ Level 3 and working on a casual basis

Asked by JaneHobbs

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Whether she works on a casual, part-time or full time basis, she should be paid according to her skill level. I assume that this will free you from paying health benefits, etc. She obviously works full-time else where. Your only real concern might be whether she will take clients that she gets from your establishment and retains them for her own business or whereever else she might be working? Something to think about.....

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Hi , £6/ £7 a hour. then 20% commission once they have taken 3x in wages.
eg £6.50 x 24 hours = £156 x 3= £468 , if they take under £468 they take home £156 .
Anything over £468 they earn 20% of + £156 .
you could do 2x or 2.5 their wages , but as a business you want to be making money to.
Hope this makes since .


I presume you mean as in to employ them on a casual basis? Really this would depend on what area your are in and what your usual rate is, also if they are getting commisions. I usual find the best to approach this is to ask what there expectation is and work from there. They will give you some idea of what they will work for, and if it is within your budget.

Hope this helps.




Sorry Jane, I thought you were referring to paying for treatments from a therapist working on a casual basis, not actually employing someone..!!


Invest in a good therapist £10.00 per hour for right person


This is something that only you can decide.
I would pay the therapist what you think they are worth. usually just over the minimum wage.


Dependes experience of them, how many years been working in industry, how confident they are.



Well that very much depends on what you are looking for and what results you expect.

For example a facial can be anything from a 30 minute cleanse, exfoliation, mask and moisturise to a deep steam double cleanse, an enzyme peel (or similar) a product based facial massage, an eye treatment, a quality lifting mask (with hand, foot or neck and shoulder masage), a serum application and a good quality moisturise finish..!!

I would ask the therapist what her facial includes and how long the treatment will take. Then decide what you think the facial is worth.

It's not always the level of qualification the therapist has achieved but how confident they are in what they do and how much experience they have gained since obtaining their qualification.

Hope this helps.

MMC Holistic Therapies


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