What does a Beauty Consultant do?

Beauty consultants work in retail settings where they are responsible for offering customers advice, keeping counters clean and organized, demonstrating product features, and answering inquiries. They utilize their knowledge of cosmetics and skin-care products to help customers look for products to meet skincare needs and represent companies and their products.

Beauty consultants determine customers’ skin types, concerns, and style preferences and recommend products that fit their needs, tastes, and budgets while demonstrating how the products work. They respond to customer questions and complaints, process sales and returns, and maintain a balanced cash register. They design and maintain attractive displays, manage product inventory, and handle administrative and clerical duties including ordering stock and maintaining customer relationships through follow-up calls and email blasts. They plan and participate in in-store events, manage door-to-door sales, and meet quotas and objectives. Beauty consultants need extensive knowledge of beauty trends, skincare products, cosmetics, and experience in sales, retail, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Beauty Consultant jobs?
  • Manage cleaning, re-stocking and moving boxes as part of display maintenance.
  • Maintain excellent store appearance and assist with store merchandising to provide a positive shopping experience for our customers.
  • Maintain a professional store environment and communicate inventory issues.
  • Give honest, tactful feedback and guidance to customers on beauty products.
  • Manage and execute all customer events held at store.
  • Support inventory management and pricing needs within the department.
  • Influence clients by identifying their needs and suggesting products to drive sales.
  • Track sales objectives and create business plan to obtain goals.
  • Build long-lasting relationships with customers who have a passion for the latest cosmetics, beauty and fragrance trends.
  • Recommend and introduce products and services based on customer needs.
What are the typical qualifications for Beauty Consultant jobs?
  • Associate degree in business.
  • Expected to have in-depth product knowledge.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Able to maintain a strong work ethic and positive attitude.
  • May be required to lift, move and transport equipment and/or materials up to 30lbs.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Beauty Consultant make?

Confident
$49,557 /yr
Total Pay
$32,845
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$16,712
 /yr

Additional Pay

$49,557

 / yr
$24K$283K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Beauty Consultant Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
28%
2 - 4
68%
5 - 7
0%
8+
4%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Beauty Consultant Insights

Read what Beauty Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Ulta BeautyUlta Beauty
Prestige Beauty Advisor
Dec 22, 2020

“I love this industry I went to beauty school and it was amazing interacting with customers”

BootsBoots
Beauty Specialist
Jun 11, 2020

“The pay was good for someone my age (£10 per hour) and we also got free makeup”

Sally BeautySally Beauty
Beauty Advisor
Nov 18, 2021

“The customers are fun and I love how self expression and diversity is a top priority”

Estée Lauder CompaniesEstée Lauder Companies
Cosmetics Counter Manager
Aug 12, 2020

“If you weren’t a top 5 account your wins and successes weren’t celebrated or noticed!”

European Wax CenterEuropean Wax Center
Lead Wax Specialist
Jun 17, 2022

“I was very fortunate when I was hired because I was my franchisee's very 1st hire.”

Ulta BeautyUlta Beauty
Beauty Advisor
Dec 11, 2021

“I believe I’m perfect for this position as I’m sociable and always treat my clients warmly and friendly.”

Enjoy TechnologyEnjoy Technology
Fulfilment Expert
Apr 23, 2020

“The pay is good and no day is the same which makes working for Enjoy interesting.”

Hudson's BayHudson's Bay
Beauty Consultant
Jul 25, 2021

“The pay is decent and you get commissions on top of what you get paid already.”

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