Beauty 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 do's. The cruise companies are paying a lot of attention to the highest quality beauty salon / spa services and fitness programs on board, resulting in an ever growing need for beauty, skin care and fitness 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: beauty salon/ spa manager, assistant salon/ spa manager, hair stylist/ hairdresser, barber, beauty therapist/ beautician, nail technician, acupuncturist, massage therapist and fitness instructor/ personal trainer. 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.


Beauty Jobs on cruise ships:


Beauty Therapist

The Beauty Therapist aboard a cruise vessel could work as a skin care specialist, body and detox specialist and a holistic therapist.


Nail Technician / Stylist

Completion of a Nail Technician training course required. A nail technician aboard a cruise ship must have a qualification in Manicure and Pedicure equivalent to NVQ Level 2


Hair Stylist / Hairdresser

The Hair Stylist aboard a cruise ship offers the services available in a land based salon for all of types of hair for both ladies and gentlemen


Massage Therapist

The Massage Therapist reports to the ship's Assistant Spa Manager and to the Salon Manager. He/ she offers professional massage and body treatments (Relaxation, Sport and Deep Tissue massages) to passengers.


Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor

The Personal Trainer must be knowledgeable of all fitness offerings at the spa and hold current certifications. Must have a recognised National certification in personal training