The beauty industry is one of the largest growing sectors for employment according to HABIA, with it’s UK sector turnover predicted at £6.2bn in 2017 and around 280,000 people working within hair & beauty in the UK alone. Opportunities to work within the beauty industry are limitless with possibilities to work on a self-employed basis (e.g. running your own business) or employed with a salon, spa, nail bar, cosmetics retailer, cruise liner etc. Click on the ‘Careers Options’ tab above to explore different career paths within the beauty industry and the training routes / qualifications recommended to enter and progress within these careers. If you need further advice, give our friendly team a call on 0800 999 2277.

With so many career opportunities available, the first question to ask yourself is ‘do you want to work for yourself – from home or mobile?’ or ‘do you want to gain employment working in a salon, spa, etc.?’ This question is essential to ensure you select the most appropriate training option for your needs.

Work For Yourself – Freelance (self-employed) from home or mobile

If you simply want to complete practical training that will allow you to obtain the right certificate to purchase insurance and begin working with paying clients from home or mobile then The Beauty Academy diploma courses will allow you to do just that. All training courses are accredited by ABT (the Associated Beauty Therapists is the largest beauty and insurance membership provider in the UK), allowing you to gain insurance to begin earning. We have 1, 2 & 3 Day training courses which are ideal for those who want to get qualified quickly and begin earning. Our Quick Start Packages combine our most popular training courses to help you save £££s on the individual course fees. If you’re interested in gaining a higher level qualification, you may also like to consider our Academy Level 2 training courses which bring together some of the most popular training courses and enable you to also receive BABTAC accredited certificates. The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) is the UK’s leading membership organisation and insurance provider for professionals working in the beauty, hair, holistic and sports therapy industries. Click the ‘Career Options’ tab above to explore self-employed career options. You may also be interested in details of our Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy home study course (see below).

Gain Employment – Employed in a salon, spa etc.

If you are looking to gain employment either immediately following completion of your training, at some stage in the future or just want to keep all career options open; we would recommend the VTCT Qualification programmes. These allow you to gain an Nationally and Internationally recognised industry qualification that demonstrates you have achieved a high level of competence and proficiency in delivering treatments. Our VTCT qualifications are studied on a fast track, flexible basis allowing where you attend practical training, followed by coursework from home (which is fully supported by our in-house Support team) and then simply attend assessment days to complete your programme. Click the ‘Career Options’ tab above to explore careers on an employed basis.

The Beauty Academy home study Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course is ideal for those who wish to learn the essential business know-how to plan, launch and run their own successful freelance beauty business (from home or mobile). Learn more about this course by clicking to visit the course information page below.

  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I’ve attended 4 courses here now and absolutely loved all of them. Great tutors, great atmosphere and came away feeling confident in my starting my treatments!

    Claudia G.

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I have done a few courses at the Cambridge and London venues and loved all of them. Staff is very friendly and professional at the same time which makes it easy to learn the theory and also the techniques. Teachers pay attention to each student and gives honest advises and support. I highly recommend The Beauty Academy for everyone.

    Ernesta D.

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Completed the Eyelash Extension Course yesterday, the tutor Alexia was absolutely amazing, very friendly and extremely patient. She made the whole experience fun and enjoyable while helping us learn so much. I left the course feeling very confident and prepared. Would 100% recommend.

    sHANNON h.

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Our Expert team of tutors based across our 9 Training Schools are all qualified to the highest levels, with years of industry experience and all friendly and excited to welcome all our fantastic students