Beauty Therapy

Renata Petreikyte

Code of Practice

The expected standards and behaviour for the professional beauty therapist to follow, which will uphold the reputation of the industry and ensure best working practice for the industry and protect members of the public. Beauty therapy professional bodies produce codes of practice for their members. A business may have its own code of practice.

To deliver a professional product or service that respects the health and hygiene of customers to the highest levels achievable.

Code of Ethics in Beauty industry:

  The therapist is obliged to uphold the dignity of the profession and shall conduct themselves in conformity with good taste and professional decorum.
  The therapist agree to act honourably towards their clients and fellow practitioners.
  The therapist agree to maintain the confidentiality of their clients at all times.
  The therapist must refrain from criticising the work of fellow practitioners.
  The therapist must not undertake treatments which are beyond the scope of their professional training.
  The therapist who do not hold a relevant medical qualification must advise clients to consult a medical practitioner in such cases.
  The therapist must not treat any client for a condition which, to her knowledge, is at the time under the care of a medical practitioner without the knowledge and consent of that practitioner.
  The therapist should enquire before treating a client for the first time if the client is under the care of a medical practitioner.
  The therapist   must not give injections or prescribe pills, ointments or lotions which should be prescribed by a medical practitioner.
  The therapist must not engage in activities which are illegal or immoral.
  The therapist must not work in, or be associated with establishments which offer services which are illegal or immoral.