The difference between qualifications. Diplomas vs NVQ/VRQ qualifications.
This depends on what you are looking to do, if you are looking to carry out treatments on friends and family, go mobile or run your business from home then we would recommend our diploma courses accredited by the ABT / CPD.
However, if you are looking to work in a Salon or Spa most would require you to have an NVQ/VRQ qualification. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY TO SEE WHAT THEY REQUIRE.
If you decide on the NVQ/VRQ qualification you will also be required to attend an additional day/s for assessments, further to this you will automatically receive a diploma qualification. More information will be given to you during your practical day at the Academy.
Courses currently available for Level 2 upgrades are:
Eye Lash Perming
Eyelash & Eyebrow Treatments
Courses currently available for Level 3 upgrades are:
Stone Therapy Treatments
The upgrade will cost £150 per treatment for level 2.
The upgrade will cost £200 per treatment for Level 3.
Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not yet beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.
Open to experienced therapists only with one or more of the following qualifications: (depending on course please call to confirm)
Please note - You MUST check with your insurance company to see what qualifications they also require for you to be able to gain insurance cover.
Most of our courses are one day and run from 10-5pm
Some Advanced courses are run over 2/3 days (not consecutive)
Our shorter courses run for 4hrs
Courses are available 7 days a week evenings included
More and more clients are requesting this highly sought-after service as clients who want Individual lash extensions can with maintenance last up to three months. Once trained in this skill you will be a great assist to any business or to yourself who offer this treatment.
On our one-day volume eyelash extensions diploma course you will be able to create volume and luscious lashes like you have never seen before. This layering approach to building lashes in 2d,3d, 4d up to 20d effects. Your clients will be stunned with eyelashes that display a feather type effect with extreme volume which is not achievable with any other lash application method.
(Classic Lash extensions must have been completed first)
This course covers the new eyelash lifting and curl system as we use the silicon curlers that are much gentler on the eyes with a more natural lifted curl. This course has become one of the latest beauty trends which is fast and simple to do. On this course you will learn how to curl client’s eyelashes using the silicon curlers making the eye appear larger and the eyelashes appearing much more lifted and curled enhancing the overall eye appearance.
On completing the this course you will be able to offer this extremely popular beauty treatment to compliment the eyebrows and eyelashes on clients with any colour to define their eyelashes/eyebrows with an immediate effect. This includes shaping of the brows. This is a common treatment that many clients have done before going on holiday.
Book both courses and save £50
Our ½ day Threading course is taught by a very experienced Threading technician who has over 15 years’ worth of experience, in which you will learn how to thread all different areas of the body including the face, arms, and legs. You will learn how to create perfectly shaped and well defined eyebrows and get a completely clean upper lip. Training equipment is provided on the day.
Our Henna Brow Styling Course is designed to teach you one of the most popular beauty treatments currently offered within the industry.
This is a natural alternative to other chemical dyes and is plant based making it an appealing option for colouring the brow and creating a more expressive brow. Henna also creates a better skin stain which gives a denser, fuller brow.
You will learn a range of brow-grooming procedures, including hot waxing, and application of henna of the brows.
Our Brow Lamination course will help you give your clients a uniform, full eyebrow shape.
This treatment is the latest fashion which solves the messy brow issue, creates volume and fullness, while giving a sleek well-kept brow shape for up to 2 months. With a new protein composition based on liquid keratin and silicone it can also encourage brow growth by creating a protective film around the hair.
Each KIT provides up to 40 treatments
This course covers brow lamination, waxing and tinting treatments, this can transform even the worst natural eyebrows into a perfect shape enhancing the facial features. This is the ultimate solution for eyebrows that do not have symmetry where the hairs follow a different pattern, with brow relaxing you can realign the brows in such a way to give them the desired shape.
Our Highly Defined Brows Training Course is a generic treatment course designed to teach you one of the most popular beauty treatments currently offered within the industry. You will learn a range of brow-grooming procedures, including waxing, threading and tinting of the brows, to allow you to competently offer this in-demand treatment from home and/or mobile, creating a natural-looking arch and a defined brow shape for your clients.
Nights out, parties and weekends away are perfect for Party Flare & Strip Lash application.
Party lashes are an alternative to strip lashes, and are often known as cluster lashes they last approximately 2-4 days and can include a removal service, Party Lashes are a cluster of lashes applied on top of the natural lashes to create the look of longer thicker and fuller lashes.
Select lash & advice to achieve a great look for this quick and easy addition to any service, or just to do yourself!
Our advanced one-day course will teach you all the techniques required to offer a luxury Manicure service to your clients. You will learn how to correctly shape the nail, safe cuticle treatments, the use of exfoliating, relaxing massage techniques and flawless application of polish. To further enhance your service, you will learn how to carry out paraffin wax, masks and heated mitts treatments.
Our advanced one-day course will teach you all the techniques required to offer a luxury Pedicure service to your clients. You will learn how to correctly shape the nail, safe cuticle treatments, the use of exfoliating, relaxing massage techniques and flawless application of polish. To further enhance your service, you will learn how to carry out paraffin wax, masks and heated booties treatments.
Completing both the Luxury Manicures and Luxury Pedicure Courses.
On our Half Day dry manicure and application of gel polish diploma course you will learn the essential skills that any nail technician should hold in order to provide a gel polish application and dry manicure treatment to their clients. Due to the longevity and high gloss finish this treatment is popular all year round and learning this skill would enhance your services when offering nail treatments.
Our one-day advanced day course is an ideal course to start as a nail technician offering an acrylic system that is very simple to apply, natural looking, strong and flexible. It can be applied as an overlay over natural nails to add strength, or over a tip to extend the nail.
Our one day Gel Nails course teaches you how to create professional gel nail extensions using tips it is an ideal course to start as a nail technician offering a gel system that is very simple to apply, natural looking, strong and flexible. It can be applied as an overlay over natural nails to add strength, or over a tip to extend the nail.
On our advanced one day course you will learn how to create professional acrylic nail extensions using tips and the quick dip nail system. This course will teach you how to offer one of the newest nail services on the market using SNS products.
Welcome to the exciting world of Gel- X Nail Extension System; the nail extension system that allows you to create a stunning design set in a salon viable time.
The amazing Gel-X Tips are specially formulated gel tips to work with Extend Gel to ensure long-lasting 3+ weeks adhesion to natural nail. Gel – X tips are perfectly shaped for optimum strength.
This super-fast and easy system is a breeze to learn! Master the technique in 1-3 months.
Our one day Luxury Facial course is an intensive one that teaches you key skills to enable you to offer this highly popular and profitable treatment to your clients. You will gain knowledge that will include learning how to recognise and treat different skin types & conditions, facial & neck massage and the use of facial steamers.
Our microdermabrasion facial course is a deeply effective treatment that renews your skin and gives a fresher, younger-looking glow. Covering both Crystal Clear and Diamond Head, you will have the knowledge and practice in order to successfully carry out this treatment on clients, improving the overall appearance of the skin, giving a healthy glow and youthful appearance. Microdermabrasion is also extremely effective at treating a number of skin problems.
On this course you will gain the skills in this easy effective procedure which involves the use of a surgical blade to remove the dead skin from the epidermis as well as vellus hair. This is a fast-painless treatment and the benefits of this treatment include lessening the appearance of acne scaring, any sun damage or hyper pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles. Dermaplaning can be done as a standalone treatment or to enhance another facial treatment or to enhance another facial treatment.
On this one-day course you will gain the knowledge to be able to safely carry out skin rejuvenation procedures to clients and help improve the quality of their skin. Clients that are looking to treat acne scars and increase their skins susceptibility to nourish skin serums or introduce themselves to skin rejuvenation practices look to these simple and non-invasive procedures.
The course covers the use of tools Derma roller and Pen methods. A kit is also included.
This course is designed over 3 sessions.
Much of the qualification is completed as home-study, including written and practical coursework making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments.
The course covers a variety of machines used for advanced facials
This 1 -day course is ideal for those looking for an intro to make-up before committing to a longer course or for new & existing therapists who want to develop or refresh basic skills within make-up treatments when working within the salon / mobile. The course will cover the basic application techniques to create a basic bridal / evening make-up. It is also an excellent course choice for those who have a personal interest in make-up, to consolidate their self-taught knowledge and skills.
Our 2-Day Advanced Make-Up Course is designed for existing therapists or Make Up artists who have completed the basic Make-up course first, previous experience is required to attend.
Day 1 - Re-cap over skin and contour & highlight placement. Winged liner, defining brows, perfect strong lip application, smokey eyes and lash application.
Day 2 - Evening makeup covering strong colour application and cut crease.
Our Make-Up Artist package is a 2 day course and includes our Introduction to Make-up course and our Advanced Make-Up course.
This 1 day accredited Face Painting course will allow you to become a qualified face painter.
This course is perfect if you wish to learn to face paint for parties and events based around themes and earn some extra money.
On this course you will learn how the paint and brushes work and get to practise lines, swirls, tear drops and petals on the arms straight away to get the techniques. You will learn how to create a Sugar Skull to your own designs.
This ½ day course is an absolute must have for all beauty therapists. This is one of the most highly requested treatments in today’s beauty industry. On completion of this course it could become a great earning potential for the beauty therapist as clients can have this treatment without the risk of UV rays. Clients can also achieve a flawless look in a matter of minutes.
IHM massage is an extremely effective treatment that has evolved from traditional techniques practiced in India, as part of a family ritual, for over a thousand years.
This diploma will provide you with all the knowledge, understanding and practical skills you require to provide a professional IHM treatment. This course is run over one day made up of theory and practical skills enabling you to perform a full treatment. You will then be required to perform the treatment on a client.
On our 2-day intense course you will learn massage movements and routines to be able to deliver a full body massage to your clients to make them feel relaxed and revitalised.
Increase your treatment portfolio by learning basic body massage to promote relaxation, health and wellbeing. Covering the main sections of the body and using different massage techniques and oils for effectiveness, this service is popular with clients and easy to learn.
Waxing treatments are in-demand all year round to achieve smooth, hair-free skin. Therefore a lucrative service to offer as a beautician. Learn how to effectively wax legs, underarms, Bikini and all face waxing. We offer a range of courses teaching varied waxing procedures. After only one day of training, you can be equipped and competent in offering waxing treatments to your clients, who will return regularly for maintenance.
This course is based over 3 days plus case studies
Reflexology is a method of relieving pain within the body by stimulating certain pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure may ease the source of the pain. In the absence of any particular abnormality, reflexology may also be as effective for promoting good health and wellbeing and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury and illness.
A cosmetic chemical skin peel treatment acts as a chemical exfoliant, removing the upper layers of skin and dead skin cells to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. It is one of the most popular non-invasive skin treatments. It is suitable for all skin types but is particularly suitable for acne, pigmentation, photodamage, uneven skin tone and texture and anti-ageing and when used correctly can improve the look and feel of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Our advanced Intimate waxing course is one of the fastest growing beauty services in industry today. It’s popularity amongst clients has grown due to its smooth finish and relatively painless treatments.
We will teach you all the skills necessary to provide your clients with a pain-free waxing experience. Our expert tutors have a wealth of industry knowledge to share with you and will ensure you receive the best training possible. Covering Brazilian & Hollywood waxing.
This course will enable you to create stunning hair using Tape and Micro Loop Hair Extension, you will then be shown how to correctly cut and shape the hair extensions for your clients.
Hair Rejuvenation is a professional service that stimulates the hair follicle to help restore hair growth. This is done by micro needling a special mesotherapy cocktail of nutrients into the scalp.
This workshop will teach you blow-drying techniques including curly blow drys, straight blow dry & volume blow drying.
Create the perfect blow-dry – find out which blow drying tools and hair styling products really work.
Suitable for beginners
Tape in hair extensions are made from 100% high quality human hair and can be used for a full head. They are simple, completely invisible and give all-natural appearance. It looks like the hair is growing from your own scalp. With the proper care, tape in hair extensions can last for about 6-12 months.
Micro loop hair extensions are made from 100% finest human hair that has micro rings already attached, micro loop hair extensions give a natural look because they attach to your own hair and fall in the same way. Micro loop hair extensions can be coloured, cut, washed, styled, curled or straightened as desired.
The tiny head techniques workshop is specifically designed to enable you to creatively style children’s hair using a variety of techniques. You may wish to adapt your technique and challenge yourself further on advanced courses.
· Health & Safety
· Tools and equipment
· Suitable products
· Correct sectioning of hair
· French plaiting
· Dutch plaiting
· Bun styling
This course is designed to teach you how to achieve different styles of blow drying. The course is designed for complete beginners who wish to learn professional blow-drying skills and hairdressers who wish to refresh their techniques. This course is designed for makeup artists wishing to add blow drying to their services!
Duration: 16hrs (over 4 evenings = 4 weeks)
Entry requirements: NONE
This course is open to complete beginners or those looking to refresh their skills. Through interactive demonstrations and practical learning this course provides a solid foundation to those that want to gain a core understanding of the principals of cutting ladies hair or need to refresh their skills after a career break.
Duration: 5 days
Entry Requirements: NONE
This course is open to complete beginners or those looking to refresh their skills.
· Health & Safety procedures
· Tools, equipment and products used
· Different types of hair grips used for different hair texture and types
· Different face shapes and styles that suit them
· How to back comb the hair and secure hair grips correctly
· How to create a half up half down wedding style
· How to create a barrel curl up style
· How to create a vertical roll
· Aftercare advice for clients
This course is open to existing stylist who have previously completed a Hair Extensions course.
Completed over 3 hours insurable Hair Extensions cutting course.