The graduate of this specialization offers beauty, relaxation and cosmetic services and promotes cosmetics and other products that enhance people's appearance. Beauty care is given to the client's face and body, including nail treatment. The skilled beautician offers her clients advice on appearance issues and works towards their amelioration.
RegistrationGraduates of secondary education schools, such as Vocational high schools, Technical high schools, General high schools and Multidisciplinary high schools, are allowed to enroll, according to m.d. 5954.
On completion of their training, graduates receive a Vocational Training Certificate. On the condition that they pass the examination organised by EOPPEP, they receive a level-5 Certificate in Vocational Training in their field.
Duration of studies
IEK studies include 5 terms (semesters). Four of these terms, that is 1,200 hours, are theoretical and laboratory classes, whereas in the 5th term students become interns and apprentices for 960 hours (Training Practice).
A beautician/makeup artist can be employed in beauty salons and makeup studios, as well as in spas and thalassotherapy centres. Cosmetics shops, advertising companies, television channels and the fashion industry also employ makeup artists. Having good knowledge in the field of Cosmetology, artistic skills and being professional and communicative with clients are characteristics of a skilled beautician.