SHINE A LIGHT ON A CAREER IN ADVANCED BEAUTY
Laser therapy in hair removal and skin rejuvenation is one of the more glaringly obvious routes developing in the beauty industry. And many are choosing to do a laser training course and bring their newly acquired skills to already suffering clients of beauty therapy treatments such as waxing & invasive facials. In the form of becoming a Laser Hair Removal technician or Laser Skin treatment specialist. How to start and finish the path to laser therapy? Read on to see what a fully accredited Laser Course can do for you and your future. More importantly how London School of Beauty and Makeup’s Level 4 Laser Course can be the course to help get your career in laser therapy started. Answering why, how and what next?
No more will skin be subjected to disguised tortures like waxing and epilators or the latest new miracle cream (with technologies apparently, making it sounds like half these creams have the ability to reprogram your skin) that doesn’t do quite what it promised to do, even if 75% of women found it did that thing that wouldn’t do that thing for your skin.
Instead, there is a much more sophisticated way of helping clients today. Laser hair removal is an industry that is only set to increase in replacing already mentioned waxing and shaving as well. Laser hair removal offers the opportunity to find a permanent solution which gives means when hair is gone with laser it is GONE. No more factoring in a leg shave or waxing into your routine for going out or away. Just a few treatments with laser and zap (couldn’t resist, sorry) it is all gone. Laser skin rejuvenation helps in cosmetic treatments with visible results that will give the client confidence and an ability to truly shine with clear blemish free skin. No more cover-ups or subtle attention to other details to draw attention away.
1. WHY STUDY A LEVEL 4 LASER HAIR REMOVAL COURSE:
As with anything so technologically based the success is determined by the advancements and offerings that each new rendition can offer. Think about the mobile phone. When those wonderful bricks came out in the 80’s I don’t think anyone really fancied lugging around one of those, especially since it couldn’t even call that far. Now you’re probably reading this very article on your lovely fit in your handphone!
Well, that’s the same for Laser treatment, 2019 has brought along many advancements for Laser Therapy. In the last few years, laser therapy has “gotten there” as it were. The machines are state of the art and extremely diverse in their offerings. Offering Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, Medical treatments such as mole removals, eye treatments etc. The future of Laser therapy has only begun.
The industry is set to see further growth into the billions. On a scale that is “global hair removal devices market size is expected to reach USD 3.4 billion by 2025”. This is for hair removal alone with laser therapy being used in many other areas this only tells a partial snippet of what is to come overall.
2. WHERE TO GET STARTED:
Well, do a Laser Therapy Course! You don’t think you need this, do you? That there must be some quick easy way to get insured and out there taking your share of the market?
As of mid-late 2018 laser therapy has started to become heavily regulated and many laser technicians qualifications are being brought into question. This is due to many salons and many laser technicians practising their craft but not really knowing what they’re doing. Inevitably this has led to burns and incidents with clients that could have been avoided through proper complete training. With that comes the need for proper training and a need for a good quality provider of this training. London School of Beauty and Makeup offers this training in the form of the Level 4 laser & IPL course.
The Level 4 Laser course is set up as the course for the total beginner introducing you to laser hair removal and laser skin rejuvenation. From the theory of the course, how to use the machines, best practice, consideration of the client and overall advice for entering the industry to seek employment or opening your own business you will leave knowing your trade and knowing your route into Laser Therapy.
But we won’t just say “come to us” as it were with no explanation. Read on further to see some of the things London School of Beauty and Make-Up offers that you may want to consider if you are looking for a Laser Therapy course in hair removal or Skin rejuvenation:
3. THE QUALIFICATION
In studying the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) you will have an advanced qualification that has been specially designed for beauty therapists or medical specialists who would like to become a qualified laser aesthetic technician. At the London School of beauty and makeup, you will be completely insurable and employable when you enter into the industry upon completion of the course. That is because our Laser courses are government regulated by Ofqual. Who are in charge of deeming what qualification gets the RQF standard on their qualification. RQF stands for Regulated Qualification Framework, think of it as quality control that when a qualification or course has this then you can have peace of mind that the course is rigorous and 100% fit for purpose.
VTCT is the awarding beauty body and course provider and provides some of the best beauty courses that are available. This also has the added benefit of giving you the chance to move internationally as a nationally verified qualification is more than acceptable in other countries around the world. In fact, VTCT qualifications are present in a number of countries with mainland Europe being the most obvious example.
In gaining the Level 4 Laser Qualification you may need to look into acquiring a Level 3 Beauty qualification however in order to practice as a Laser Technician. This is due to the fact that elements such as Anatomy & Physiology as well as proper skin care are taught at this level. Maybe you’re now thinking this may all be too much?
Well, if knowing what is happening to the client as your doing your laser treatments is something you may not need to think again! Unless you want to go about burning them or even worse permanently scarring them! We offer the Level 3 beauty course at LSBM also and can also provide advice on doing a fast track course if your ambition is to get going as soon as you can.
4. WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION LIKE?
The qualification is practically assessed meaning that the form of testing is in performing the treatments in front of the tutor. Being able to do the various treatments in a safe manner with best practice. As well as this there is a folder to work from which will hold the notes and materials required to learn and look back on over in the future or between classes.
The course is on for 7 weeks and gives the opportunity for those working to attend on a part-time basis. So if you’re already working and can’t get time off or have family commitments or maybe even you live quite a distance away we have you covered.
We also may just add that we’ve been open for 24 years since 1995 (and counting)
With that, we would like to think we know a thing or two about how to teach and how to prepare our students for the industry on the basis of industry demands & expectations for Laser Technicians. We never compromise on quality and it has what has kept students coming through our doors for years and for many more years to come!
5. THE TUTOR
One of the most essential parts of any course, if not the most important. Is the tutor in any way experienced? Do they have the necessary skills or required knowledge to be teaching? The London School Of Beauty and Makeup has the above in abundance and then some. While there are many great tutors to teach laser therapy there are those that should not be in a position to teach. With such machinery, the need for an experienced hand coupled with a depth of knowledge is essential. Our tutors are very experienced and knowledgeable providing each student with their wisdom and knowledge in enthusiastic abundance.
Like anything in learning you will learn off those more easily when they’re passionate and care. Rest assured we do with our Laser Tutors industry experience and continuing to professional practice.
The class sizes are small too. With a maximum of 6 students allowed into one class. We could take on more but why not? Well, the class size is perfect for one v one attention between student and tutor. It also means more practice for you also as you will have time to make the inevitable mistakes, learn and then finally thrive knowing why you’re doing, what you’re doing and how to execute the treatments in the right way.
6. THE TECHNOLOGY
The technology you will be using is the most important part of any Laser Course. Is it of a high-end quality? Will it be a similar machine that you will be using in the industry?
No need to worry we have this covered as well. We use the most up to date machinery with the Soprano Ice Platinum laser machine being the main machine you would be using in the course. This machine allows for different treatments such as skin rejuvenation and hair removal therapy. This is a salon standard industry machine and would be the most widely used machine.
The distinct advantage is you already know how to use the technology and can step into a Laser Technician Role seamlessly. We also have 2 other machines as well as the Soprano ICE Platinum machine. To give students the chance to work and adapt to other machines. Generally, laser machines are very similar in their settings and hardware. Going back to the mobile phone example when using an android phone you will know how to work another model with a different screen layout right? Well, it is the same for Laser Machines. Same thing but different layout. In saying this though you can be assured you will be learning on the best.
7. WHAT NEXT?
After completing the course you will have the opportunity to advance onto the Level 5 Laser Tattoo Removal course which as an isolated industry is experiencing exponential growth in conjunction with the growing Tattoo industry (many regrets=many tattoo removals).
Otherwise, you are now a qualified Level 4 Laser Technician and with all other requirements met such as the Level 3 beauty qualification and the core of knowledge you will be able to work as skin rejuvenation or hair removal specialist.
We always recommend working in the industry for a minimum of 6 months to get a feel and knowledge about what is the best way for a laser technician to operate. Also learning how to run a successful Laser clinic and gain industry knowledge so you yourself can set up your own successful future in Laser Therapy. The annual wage for a laser technician is £25,000 with the potential to grow.
In terms of striking out on your own, the machinery is something to strongly consider. Does it have the support and will
Whatever you decide on you are in a prime position for industry to see exponential growth. Not just on the beauty side of things either! Medical laser treatments are becoming popular and more implemented.
With that, we hope that we have explained just some of the reasons why you should consider a future as a laser therapist and also considering why that future should start with us. Think of a future that’s bright and think of starting off in the right way with our Level 4 Laser & Ipl course.