FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We offer a variety of courses, however our personal recommendations for the following starting courses below:

Facialist: Level 2 Facial Massage & Skincare OR Combined Level 2 & 3 Facials & Skincare

Beauty Therapist: Level 2 Beauty Therapy OR Combined Level 2 & 3 Beauty Therapy OR CIBTAC Beauty Therapy Diploma OR CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma

Makeup:

Our makeup courses all start at the beginning of makeup artistry, it depends how much you wish to cover on a course, for example introductory only or all avenues. 

The full course is the MASA Diploma course, but we have broken this down into smaller courses if you did not want to study everything. The MASA Award is the first 2 weeks of the Diploma, and the MASA Certificate is the first 4 weeks of the Diploma (studying full-time). Alternatively if you started on the Award or Certificate, you can upgrade to the Diploma.

The London School of Beauty & Make-up has 2 machines – Lynton Laser and Soprano Ice for you to use during classes.

Payment plans are available of courses over 12-weeks in length, with a small administration fee of 3% applicable at the end of the plan. An agreement is also available for any students wanting to study the MASA Diploma Course.

We will always try to ensure that you are able to study with us, so our Admissions team is happy to negotiate the plans with you prior to enrolment. Please contact us at contact@beauty-school.co.uk or call +44(0)20 3026 7453 to discuss options.

Certain courses are able to be studied individually. Please contact on contact@beauty-school.co.uk or call +44(0)20 3026 7453  us as this can change depending on class availability.

Our courses are very intense, so we do not recommend studying more than 1 course at a time. However, we welcome students that are wishing to study on further courses, the admission team can help to figure out your class timetable for you.

-Locker room for changing into uniform and storing outside clothing (to enable us all to keep to the high LSBM hygiene standards). 
-Student Canteen with access to a hot water machine, large fridge, microwave and kettle so that you can prepare and store food from home. A limited supply of stainless steel cutlery is also available, along with a sink.
– Seating area within canteen for recreational breaks or quiet study. We ask that all students keep noise levels down when in this area.
-Toilets on every level, including disabled access toilet
-Lift to every floor and sloped student access.

Makeup: 

-2 fully equipped makeup studios, including photography equipment with a small photo area so that you are able to take photos of your looks. 
-Large selection of makeup products and tools to allow creative flair to flow to the fullest.

Beauty: 

-Commercial on-site beauty salon. Students can perform treatments on paying clients and this will provide essential experience needed for applications after graduating. 8 treatment rooms, small spa area and nail bar are all fully stocked and ready to be used!
-LASER and IPL classroom, with commercially available machines that are used within the industry.
– 4 beauty therapy classrooms between 6-10 couches.

Our key brands used are the include (but are not limited to)

Beauty Therapy:

Kaseso (Vegan)

Dermalogica

Murad

Essie

Leighton Denny

Makeup:

M.A.C

Illamasqua

Nyx

Urban Decay

Nars

Located in Central London (Zone 1), LSBM can be found just a short walk from Barbican or Farringdon Station, and is accessible from the Hammersmith & City, Circle and District Lines along with Thameslink. Please see here to open map directions.

Here at LSBM we offer part-time and weekend options for the majority of our courses. Fast Track Beauty Therapy options are also available for students only available on Saturdays. Please check out the Beauty Therapy and/or Makeup Course pages to see what study options are available.

Yes, once qualified you will be able to gain public liability insurance, which you will require if working as a Freelance Make-up Artist or Beauty Therapist.

As a highly respected school of excellence, LSBM is regularly approached by industry leaders and well-known brands who are seeking the skills of qualified Make-up Artists and Therapists. The school receives many job placement requests each year, all of which are cascaded to our Graduate Alumni. These requests are either emailed out on our Alumni email list or posted to our Student Community Facebook Group.

Visiting a school is very important before deciding whether or not to attend. Here at LSBM we offer 1 to 1 school visits so that all of your questions can be answered. These visits can be arranged by emailing contact@beauty-school.co.uk or calling +44(0)20 3026 7453 (Please note that due to COVID-19, we are currently unable to accommodate everyone’s appointments. Details regarding what you should and should not bring will be provided when requesting an appointment).

We do not provide accommodation services, however, we have compiled a list of useful contacts where past and current students have stayed, that may assist you in your search for somewhere to live.

VTCT: Once you have handed in your portfolio will all theory and practical assessments complete, your portfolio will go through 2 assessments, and your portfolio and practical observations reports will be sent to VTCT to claim for your certificate. Your certificate will arrive at the school between 6-8 weeks after

CIBTAC: You will receive a confirmation letter on the day of your last exam to show you have successfully completed. Your certificate will arrive at the school approximately 6 weeks after.

CIDESCO: You will receive a confirmation letter on the day of your last exam to show you have successfully completed. You will receive your final Diploma on completing your 600 commercial hours.

MASA: Once you have handed in your completed portfolio this will be assessed by the awarding body and your certificate will be requested for. Your certificate will arrive at the school approximately 6 weeks after.

LSBM are more than happy to provide a letter confirming your course completion whilst your certificate is in the process of being printed for you to use in the interim.

International students are eligible to attend full-time courses under 6 months with a valid Visitors Visa. Please check https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa to see exactly what you need to before enrolling.
International students who wish to enrol on one our CIBTAC Courses will require a face to face or telephone interview to establish suitability and eligibility for the course.

Successful graduates have gone on to work as Freelancers in the diverse sectors of TV and Film, Bridal, Theatre, Catwalk, Fashion Editorial, Music, Retail, Corporate Companies as well as in luxury Spa Resorts, Cruise Ships, Prestigious Salons and in the fields of Training, both here in the UK and overseas.

The London School of Beauty & Make-up is a non-discriminative school, therefore the classes may be mixed, should you require any further information then please contact us. 

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