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Become Your Own Beauty Boss

They say it’s never too lateto make a change.

Are you looking for a newcareer challenge? Have you always wanted to break into the beauty industry, butnever had the opportunity? Perhaps its flexibility you crave, the freedom towork the hours of your choice and run a business on your own terms.

A career in beauty can giveyou all these things. So if you want a new start, or you dream of running yourown business, experts from The Beauty Academy explore how you can become yourown beauty boss.

Why beauty

Beauty is big, there’s nodisputing that. In fact, the number of beauty businesses in the UK has risen by over afifth in the last four years, according to data from Barclays Business.

Theproliferation of businesses, which include beauty salons, hairdressers andtanning parlours, contributes £4 billion to the UK economy.

The beautyindustry is vibrant and exciting, with a wide variety of different roles andwork options once qualified – including running your own business.

The BeautyAcademy’s Senior Make-Up Tutor, Vanessa Rosemeyer, said: “You would think themarket was saturated but actually it’s an industry that just continues togrow.

“People whotrain with The Beauty Academy can see the wealth of opportunity out there.

“They realisethey can start up small with minimal costs, work for themselves, strike thatelusive work life balance and grow in what is a stable and lucrativemarketplace.”

Getting started

What Vanessasays is true, starting up your own beauty business is achievable – especiallynow that there is much more help available to adult learners than ever before.

Making acareer change can be a daunting prospect, especially financially. The cost oftraining fees can put people off, but with new funding options, the option tore-train and try something new is now very possible.

The BeautyAcademy is one of a number of providers that offer a government grant to helpolder students.

24+ Advanced Learning Loans areavailable from the UK government for learners aged 24 and over to fund thetuition fees for study at Level 3 and 4.

The loans work on a similar basis tothe loans system for Higher Education. This means that individuals will onlystart to pay their loans back once they have completed their study or trainingand are earning over £21,000 per annum.

The financial support offered here hasmeant that many have been able to achieve their dreams. In 2014 alone theLondon Beauty Academy centre trained 1,136 students – and the industrycontinues to grow.


For over 20 years, TheBeauty Academy have helped people make a life change and achieve a fantasticnew career. With a range of Beauty, Make-Up and Nail courses, training is held in highly regardedtraining centres across the UK.

If you wish to work as a mobile therapist or becomeself-employed, you will requireTheBeauty Academy Diploma.This willenable you to obtain your public liability insurance so you can work on thepaying public. This insurance is available direct from The Beauty Academy.

An NVQ and Beauty Academy Diploma is highly regarded in theindustry and will be well respected by any future employer. The Beauty Academy Diploma is accredited by the leading professionalassociations, eg. The Guild of Beauty Therapists.

The Beauty Academy Diploma is recommended for:

Those looking for a fast-track into the beautyindustry

Complete beginners with no previous experience

Existing therapists wishing to update their skills

Therapists requiring CPD points

It will enable you to:

Start a business working mobile

Start a business working from home


You can also train with The Beauty Academy on yourown terms, with flexible hours so that you don’t have to give up your othercommitments on short, intensive courses.

34-year -old Michelle Whitehouse, from Birmingham,is currently training with The Beauty Academy and one day dreams of running herown business.

Michelle said: “I’m loving every minute of mytraining. It was very daunting for me to go back to learning after so manyyears in another industry but for anyone considering it, it’s absolutely worthmaking the leap.”

Michelle, who is a trained graphic designer, has afive year old son and was keen to find a career that would allow her a flexiblework life balance.

“That’s what really appeals to me about thisindustry – it’s the flexibility. When I’m qualified, I can’t wait to start workin a salon and one day set up my own business.”

If, like Michelle, you want to make a change andthe opportunity to break into a career in beauty, then training with The BeautyAcademy could be your first step forwards.

For more information, visit the Qualifications pageto find out what your options are

  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I have just finished my Complete Make Up Artist Course here at the Academy.. I find it very accommodating and really gives me the knowledge n experience that i need.. I might be coming back for my next course.. And i will definitely recommend anyone whom intends to attend any beauty course for any purposes.. And I would like to extend my special thanks to my tutor Vanessa Jane for giving the best if my needs.. All the best.. Salute..

    Baie A

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Had an amazing 5 days with Vanessa and the 5 girls I was working with in the professional makeup. Vanessa gave her full support in the style of makeup I liked to follow. Vanessa has also taught me that everyone make mistakes and ways to fix makeup if something was to go wrong. Thank you for a great time and I will be back to visit in the future when I want to extend my business ideas further.

    Gemma W

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Saturday 22nd Oct I went to Kings Cross to do waxing training with Beverly she was great very supportive and friendly and on Sunday 23rd Oct I went to London Bridge to do eyebrow and eyelash tinting, Eyebrow shaping and false lashes with Sabia, she was very supportive and friendly as well I left both classes feeling confident to work on by cleans. I loved it so much I will be booking the facial class.

    Zoe M

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