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 Salons and spas on board most of the luxury cruise ships offer passengers full service treatments ranging from aroma and aqua-spas, body wraps and mud baths, to facials, massages and hair doís. Even the smaller and older ship are now paying more attention to fitness on board, resulting in an ever growing need for beauty and skin care professionals. Onboard salons and spas are either run in-house or by a concessionaire company who are responsible for hiring of the following cruise ship job positions: hair stylist / hairdresser, beauty therapist / beautician, nail technician,  acupuncturist, massage therapist, and aerobic & fitness instructor. The salons are equipped with the latest in beauty technology and it is the responsibility of the staff to put it to good use promoting treatments and pampering passengers. Hours can sometimes be long, especially on formal nights , which usually fall on a sea day.Cruise ship jobs-Beauty Therapist

   Wages vary according to your experience and area of expertise, but are however, supplemented by tips and commission from product sales.

  • Beauty Salon Manager (oversees entire operations of the beauty salon, accounting and management of the salon staff) - extensive beauty salon and managerial experience required. Salary range: $2400-3800 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

  • Assistant Beauty Salon Manager (manages the day to day operations of the beauty salon as directed by the salon manager) - beauty salon and managerial experience required. Salary range: $2000-2900 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Salon Manager.

  • Beauty Therapist - must have one of the following qualifications: CIDESCO, CIBTAC, IHBC, BTEC, CITY AND GUILDS, NVQ'S, ITEC or IA. For applicants applying outside Europe, an International equivalent will be accepted. Note that a qualification in FACIAL and BODY ELECTRICS is essential. Salary range: $2200-2900 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities and on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Salon Manager.

  • Hair Stylist / Hairdresser - salon experience required. Must have diplomas / certificates from a National college. The education will need to be a minimum of 1 year and hairdressers will need to have an additional 1-year full time work experience as a hairdresser. In addition, hair stylists must be fully qualified in both ladies and men's hairdressing. It is also important that hair stylists can cope with both a busy column and a demanding clientele. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $2200-2900 U.SCruise ship jobs-massage therapist. per month, depending on gratuities and on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Salon Manager.

  • Massage Therapist - professional experience required. Must be qualified in Swedish Massage. Any additional qualifications like Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki Healing or Sports Therapy is a definite plus. Good English Language skills required. Salary range: $2600-3600 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities and on the cruise line.

  • Acupuncturist - a Masterís Degree (or equivalent) in Acupuncture and/or Chinese Medicine reequired. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $2100-2900U.S. per month, depending on gratuities and on the cruise line.

  • Nail Technician - completion of a Nail Technician training course and at least one year full time salon experience required. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $2200-2800 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities and on the cruise line.

  • Aerobic & Fitness Instructor - must have an RSA or YMCA Exercise to Music, or an aerobic qualification, a Step certificate, Resistance Weights, e.g.. BAWLA or NABBA or an international equivalent. At least three months experience in teaching is required. Instructors are required to take a variety of aerobic classes, supervise the gymnasium and also offer Personal Training to guests. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range: $1800-2200 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

  • Alternative Instructor - a limited number of positions are available for Yoga and Tai Chi instructors.

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