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.
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.”
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 http://www.thebeautyacademy.org/qualifications/