Welcome to the London School of Beauty & Make-Up

The London School of Beauty & Make-up is one of the largest private educational establishments in Britain, devoted exclusively to beauty therapy and make-up education. We offer full and unique educational programmes covering all aspects of beauty therapy which are required for entry into the industry alongside the more advanced courses such as; Laser, IPL and advanced holistics. Our internationally renowned make-up courses are for those who wish to become professional high fashion make-up artists.

Course lengths vary from a 47-week full beauty therapy and spa diploma qualification to a 2-day open learning NVQ level 2 qualification in make-up artistry. Both full-time and part-week courses are offered, and you can choose a complete beauty therapy course or an individual module.

If you visit the school you will immediately notice the difference between ourselves and other beauty therapy centres, particularly compared with colleges of further education or state-run establishments. We are an “adult learning environment” where all students are over 18 and interested in studying in a mature, professional manner. You will see that our courses are generally shorter in length and more intensive, there is no time wasted with us; you can qualify to a high standard and be out in the industry earning money earlier than those who choose the public sector route.

All of our educators have a minimum of five years industry experience as therapists and salon managers, and all hold recognised state registered teaching qualifications. Our make-up education team all have over a decade’s worth of industry experience working internationally on fashion publications, catwalk shows and music videos, whilst also holding recognised teaching qualifications. Our in-house make-up lecturers are supported by current freelance make-up artists and hairstylists to provide students with the most up to date industry techniques and trends.

Career advice and interview techniques are offered to those attending our courses. The school is inundated with requests from companies within the beauty and make-up industry for our graduates; we have an excellent reputation for the high level of therapist that we produce. The school is the first point of call for all of the Urban Retreat at Harrods salon recruitment needs.

The health and beauty industry is one of high growth with health clubs, salons, hotels, cruise ships, airlines and airports around the world all offering treatments and demanding staff from a top international school, such as The London School of Beauty & Make-up.

The school also benefits from an onsite commercial salon, spa and IPL medi-suite - 'LSBM Salon & Spa'. With 9 individual, private treatments rooms where clients can book a treatment with a professional or student therapist. 

Why not come and visit us at the school? Please click here to find out when our next open day is. We look forward to meeting you.


The London School of Beauty & Make-up
18-19 Long Lane


LSBM School
Telephone: +44 20 7776 9766 
Email: contact@beauty-school.co.uk

LSBM Salon & Spa
Telephone: +44 20 7776 9767
Email: salon@beauty-school.co.uk

Our Misson

To deliver industry ready graduates through high quality, relevant, beauty & make-up education.


  • Central London location
  • In-house Student Salon & Spa provides essential practical experience with clients
  • Prestigious international reputation with world-class qualifications
  • An independent school partnered with leading brands and industry experts
  • UK’s most experienced lecturers in the field of expertise 
  • Hands-on experience at London Fashion Week with our Events Team
  • Leading freelance Make-up Artist guest lecturers for MASA Make-up Courses
  • Close connections within the beauty industry, brands and beauty leaders
  • Automatic membership of the Artistry Network for Make-up Artists
  • Sister company to the Urban Retreat Salon at Harrods
  • LSBM Events Team attending the best of London’s fashion and beauty events
  • Over 500 students per annum
  • Guaranteed employment opportunities
  • Students from across the globe
  • Business Support & Alumni Business Masterclasses
  • UK Border Agency Highly Trusted Status and Tier 4 Sponsor Status
  • On-site IPL Medi-suite 
  • LSBM Graduate Student Alumni Programme
  • CPD courses
  • Post Graduate Master Classes in Business and up-skilling 

Events Team

Our highly sought after Events Team have gained invaluable experience working at exclusive venues such as London Fashion Week, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, Sky TV, The Dorchester Hotel and the BBC. Some of the events we have supported have included Children In Need, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Snow Ball, 118 118 Beauty Card Promotion, Central Saint Martins The White Show, Fashion for the Brave, Elite Model Management, Men’s and Women’s Fashion Weeks at the BFC Showspace, Miss Teen Queen UK, The One Show, Barts and London Charity, fashion design launches and numerous TV/Film and Music Production Videos.

Recruitment & Job Opportunities

The school is the first point of call for all Urban Retreat Salon at Harrods recruitment needs and we also offer excellent career opportunities through our close connections within the industry and our Student Alumni Membership. Graduates have worked on; cruise ships, in luxury spas, health clubs, prestigious stores, hotels and as freelancers. A lot of our alumni are now working in senior management roles within the worlds leading salons, spa's and clinics, we also have a number of alumni students who have taken the entrepreneurial path to open up their own salons and businesses. Click here to read our graduate success stories.

Equal Rights, Opportunities and Non-Discriminative School

The London School of Beauty and Make-up is an Equal Rights and Non-Discriminative School, we accept students who practice all religions and who are from all ethnicities. We also accept both female and male students, if you would like further information on this, please contact the school office. 

Independent School Inspections

The London School of Beauty & Make-up holds the UKBA Highly Trusted Status and is regularly inspected by ASIC, Accreditation Service for International Colleges and the ISI, Independent Schools Inspectorate. Click here to see the ISI Independent School Inspectorate Report 2018.