There are quite a few qualifications that beauty schools offer. Some of them are highly recognised by employers, brands and industry a lot more than others. The question is, how to know which ones are, and which ones you should choose?

Here at LSBM, we work with the world’s most recognised organisations. We work with them closely to ensure the highest standards of teaching are always maintained and in place. In this way, we are able to help our students become industry experts. This also ensures our school is well recognised for its standard by the employers and industry in general.

What organisations do we work with and which qualifications do we provide here at LSBM?


CIDESCO, which stands for Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie, is an international beauty therapy association. CIDESCO is renowned globally as the highest standard setter in the beauty and spa industry. It was founded in 1946 and has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

CIDESCO offers certification for beauty and spa therapists, ensuring that they meet the highest standards in terms of skills, knowledge, and professionalism. CIDESCO-accredited schools and training centres provide education and training in various beauty and spa therapy techniques, including skincare, makeup, body treatments, and spa therapies.

Obtaining a CIDESCO diploma is a prestigious achievement for beauty therapists and signifies a high level of competence and expertise in the field. CIDESCO-certified professionals are highly respected in the beauty and spa industry worldwide. To earn a CIDESCO diploma, candidates must undergo rigorous training and pass comprehensive examinations, demonstrating their proficiency in various beauty and spa treatments.

CIDESCO also organizes international beauty and spa congresses, events, and competitions, bringing together professionals from around the world to share knowledge, showcase innovations, and celebrate the advancements in the beauty and spa industry.


CIBTAC stands for the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. Similar to CIDESCO, CIBTAC is an international awarding body that provides certifications in beauty and holistic therapies. It was established in 1977 and is recognized worldwide for its high standards in beauty therapy education and training.

CIBTAC offers a wide range of qualifications in beauty therapy, holistic therapies, and spa treatments. These qualifications are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in the beauty and wellness industry.

CIBTAC qualifications are awarded to students who have successfully completed training programs at accredited CIBTAC centres. These centres adhere to strict educational standards, ensuring that students receive quality education and practical training in various beauty and spa treatments.

CIBTAC certifications cover a variety of beauty and wellness treatments, including skincare, makeup, body massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, and spa therapies. Professionals holding CIBTAC qualifications are recognized for their competence and expertise in the field of beauty therapy and holistic treatments.


VTCT, which stands for Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a leading international awarding organization that specializes in providing vocational and technical qualifications in a range of sectors. Established in 1962, VTCT offers qualifications in areas such as hairdressing, beauty therapy, complementary therapies, sports and active leisure, hospitality, and catering. Their certifications are designed to prepare individuals for careers in these industries, providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen field.

VTCT works with approved colleges, training centres, and academies worldwide to deliver their qualifications. These educational institutions offer VTCT-certified courses, ensuring that students receive high-quality training and education. VTCT qualifications are recognized and respected globally, making them valuable credentials for individuals pursuing careers in beauty, wellness, hairdressing, and related fields.

VTCT qualifications cover a wide range of topics, including skincare, makeup, hairdressing, nail technology, spa therapies, fitness instruction, sports massage, and more. Whether someone is aspiring to become a beauty therapist, hairstylist, fitness instructor, or massage therapist, VTCT certifications provide a pathway to acquiring the necessary skills and expertise.

In conclusion, a high standard is very important to us, that’s why we chose the organisations to work with that are leading in the world, to make sure that the industry standard is always kept high and we provide the best and up-to-date education for our students.

If you’d like to discuss opportunities at our school or learn more about the qualifications we provide, please contact us: +44 203 966 8690 or email at admission@beauty-school.co.uk

At LSBM, we have multiple students graduating every year. Each of them chooses a path that’s most suited to them. Some choose to work in clinics and salons, and some open their own businesses. It is extremely nice to hear that choosing to work in Beauty and Aesthetics allows them to do what they love and gives them a great work-life balance.

We are always interested to speak to our graduates and learn what they decide to do after graduation.

We are excited to share a story about Natalia, who, after moving to the UK from Ukraine, successfully graduated from Level 2&3 Combined Facials and Skincare at LSBM, and then decided to carry on with her studies, choosing to study Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments with us.

She graduated this year, holding VTCT Level 2 Facial Massage & Skincare, VTCT Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy, VTCT Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology, VTCT Level 4 Laser, IPL and Skin Rejuvenation qualifications under her belt.

We decided to ask her more questions about her journey and where she sees herself in the future.


Why did you decide to study Level 2&3 Combined Facials and Skincare and Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments?

I really love cosmetology – it’s my passion. I also wanted to know how our bodies and muscles work in more detail, that’s why I decided to study these courses.

Why did you choose LSBM and what did you think of your tutors?

My school is the best of the best. After reading a lot about it, I had no doubts about choosing LSBM.

I liked that the school was very supportive, everything was very accessible, you have a real team there:

My teacher Belgin (Level 2&3 Combined Facials and Skincare) provided so much support, she explained everything so clearly, and I turned to her more than once, if I didn’t understand something, she would stay to work with me after class.

I also completed the course with the teacher Ellie (Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments) – she is one of the best teachers. She was very supportive.

Moreover, I felt the absolute support from the entire LSBM team. They’re like a family that helps you so much and gives you the knowledge to become the ultimate professional in your field. The administrator Sana was also very supportive and organised.

What are you doing now career-wise? And why did you choose this path?

I chose this path a long time ago. I am from Ukraine, Kiev where I had my own salon – Le Paradise Group, which was a very successful business. We worked with hardware cosmetology (which implies a set of physiotherapeutic methods, which is used in modern cosmetology). Hence, in London, I simply continued my passion for cosmetology. What I love the most is working with problematic skin, as I can see direct results on my clients.

Now I work as a self-employed professional. I keep developing in this area to become even better.

What’s the best part of your job?

The variety of work. I love that every day presents me with different challenges. This means that I have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the industry and develop my problem-solving and organizational skills.

Also in my job, I get to see the direct results of my efforts, which is incredibly rewarding. Witnessing the positive impact of my work on clients or customers is fulfilling. More importantly, I appreciate the work-life balance that my job offers. It allows me to pursue my passions outside of work and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

What are the difficulties of your job?

I wouldn’t say there are any difficulties, apart from when the client wants a very quick result when in cosmetology, sometimes, more time and regularity are needed.

How do you acquire clients for your business?

My clients mostly come by recommendations, but I also see social networks working really well.

What are your future business goals?

I have a dream of opening a beauty studio where every woman will find the right treatment for herself, whether that would be a massage or hardware cosmetology treatment. I want to provide the best service so all my clients are happy with the result because a woman who takes care of herself and goes to a cosmetologist becomes more confident in herself.

Thank you Natalia for sharing your story, we wish you all the best in the future and we can’t wait to see you making your dreams come true!

Visit Natalia’s Instagram page HERE and don’t forget to book a treatment with her!

Urban Retreat Relocation to Barbican

We are pleased to announce the relocation of Urban Retreat, the premier destination for beauty, hair, and wellness services, to its new address at 18-19 Long Ln, Barbican, London EC1A 9PL. We are delighted to welcome Urban Retreat as our esteemed neighbours.

Urban Retreat presents a luxurious sanctuary in the heart of London, providing a diverse range of treatments within an elegant and sophisticated environment. Their skilled professionals, committed to excellence, deliver top services using the finest products, ensuring each client leaves feeling revitalized and refreshed after their appointment.

UR wants to provide an ultimate relaxation oasis, hence it brings Flavour Cafe which will be conveniently located inside the salon. Everyone can indulge in a fresh selection of hot and cold beverages while getting pampered or just having a break.

Our students are welcome at Flavour Cafe, which is just one floor below the school! Enjoy breakfast before your day at school or lunch while on a break!

Discounts and Job Opportunities for LSBM Students

Following the above, LSBM is delighted to inform you that currently enrolled students can enjoy a generous 30% discount at Flavour Cafe, courtesy of our partnership with Urban Retreat.

Additionally, for students who demonstrate exceptional dedication and excel in their courses, Urban Retreat offers a unique opportunity to be interviewed for job positions within the team.

This collaboration provides a chance for students to gain hands-on experience immediately upon graduation, and become a part of a team of experts at one of the most prestigious salons in the UK. This is a great opportunity for all our students and we hope to see lots of you getting interviewed!

Rest assured our excellent tutors and office team will be here to help you and give you the best training possible, placing you at the forefront of this opportunity.

We are glad to see that some of our students have already secured their employment at this luxury salon and use their skills learnt at LSBM to provide the highest quality treatments and customer service!

To learn more about UR treatments, visit their website. See what they’re up to here.

If you have any questions – send us an email to marketing@beauty-school.co.uk 🙂

We can’t wait to see you at the Flavour Cafe and possibly – a part of UR team!

Beauty therapy, also known as cosmetology or esthetics, is a broad term that refers to a range of treatments and techniques aimed at improving a person’s appearance and well-being. Beauty therapists use various methods and products to enhance the skin, face, and body. Some common beauty therapy treatments include facials, skin exfoliation, massages, waxing, nail care, and makeup application.

Beauty therapists are trained professionals who work in salons, spas, and wellness centres. They assess clients’ skin and body conditions, discuss their beauty goals, and recommend appropriate treatments and products. These therapists often use specialized equipment and high-quality skincare products to provide services tailored to the client’s needs.

In addition to providing treatments, beauty therapists may also educate clients about skincare routines, makeup application techniques, and overall wellness practices. They stay updated on the latest trends and technologies in the beauty industry to offer the best possible services to their clients.

Overall, beauty therapy focuses on enhancing a person’s physical appearance and promoting relaxation and confidence through various treatments and therapies.

To be able to perform the treatments, a therapist has to be well trained, preferably from a reputable school. Getting a qualification in the beauty industry can be highly beneficial for several reasons:

Professionalism and Credibility: Having a recognized qualification demonstrates your professionalism and credibility in the beauty industry. Clients are more likely to trust and choose a licensed professional over someone without formal training.

Skill Development: Beauty courses provide structured training that helps you develop a wide range of skills, from basic techniques to advanced procedures. This knowledge is essential for providing high-quality services to clients.

Industry Knowledge: Beauty courses often cover not only practical skills but also theoretical knowledge about products, skin types, and conditions. Understanding the science behind beauty treatments is crucial for providing effective and safe services.

Safety: Learning proper techniques and safety protocols is vital in the beauty industry. Qualifications ensure that you know how to use tools and products safely, minimizing the risk of accidents or allergic reactions.

Diverse Career Opportunities: With a qualification, you have access to a variety of career paths within the beauty industry, such as working in salons, and spas, or even starting your own business. You can specialize in areas like skincare, makeup, hairstyling, or nail artistry.

Client Satisfaction: Proper training allows you to meet client expectations and deliver the desired results. Satisfied clients are more likely to become repeat customers and recommend your services to others.

Adaptability: The beauty industry is constantly evolving with new techniques, trends, and technologies. Formal education equips you with the skills to adapt to these changes, ensuring your relevance in the market.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance: In many places, certain beauty treatments require practitioners to have specific qualifications due to health and safety regulations. Obtaining a qualification ensures that you comply with legal requirements.

Networking: Beauty schools and courses provide opportunities to connect with peers, instructors, and industry professionals. Networking can open doors to job opportunities, mentorship, and collaborations.

Personal Growth: Pursuing a qualification in the beauty industry can boost your confidence and self-esteem. As you master new skills and techniques, you’ll likely feel more self-assured in your abilities.

In summary, a qualification in the beauty industry not only enhances your skills and knowledge but also opens up doors to a fulfilling and potentially lucrative career. It provides a strong foundation upon which you can build your expertise and reputation in the field.

If you’d like to discuss opportunities at our school or learn more about the qualifications we provide, please contact us: +44 203 966 8690 or email at admission@beauty-school.co.uk

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. It is an effective and long-lasting hair removal method. Here is everything you need to know about laser hair removal:

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment (melanin) in hair follicles. The laser emits a highly concentrated light that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This light energy is converted into heat, which damages the hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. The surrounding skin remains unharmed.

Candidates for Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is most effective on individuals with light skin and dark hair because the contrast between the hair and skin allows the laser to target the hair follicles more accurately. However, advances in technology have made it possible to treat a broader range of skin and hair types.

Areas That Can Be Treated: Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair from various areas of the body, including the face, arms, legs, underarms, bikini line, chest, and back.

Preparation: Before the procedure, you should:

  1. Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area for several weeks.
  2. Shave the treatment area to ensure that the laser energy is focused on the hair follicles and not the hair above the skin’s surface.
  3. Avoid using self-tanning products or tanning beds.

The Procedure: During the procedure:

  1. You’ll wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light.
  2. A cooling gel or device may be applied to the skin to minimize discomfort.
  3. The laser technician will use a handheld device to deliver laser pulses to the treatment area.
  4. You may feel a mild stinging or snapping sensation during the procedure.

Number of Sessions: Laser hair removal is not a one-time treatment. Multiple sessions are typically required to achieve long-term hair reduction. The number of sessions depends on factors like hair colour, hair thickness, skin colour, and the treatment area. Typically, you’ll need 6-8 sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

Aftercare: After each session:

  1. Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect the treated area.
  2. Avoid hot baths, saunas, and strenuous exercise for a few days.
  3. You may experience redness and mild swelling, which usually subsides within a few hours to a few days.

Results: You’ll start to notice a reduction in hair growth after a few sessions. Over time, the hair becomes finer and lighter in colour. Many people experience long-term hair reduction or even permanent hair removal. However, some individuals may require occasional touch-up sessions.

Risks and Side Effects: Laser hair removal is generally safe when performed by a trained and experienced technician. However, potential risks and side effects include:

  1. Temporary skin irritation, redness, or swelling.
  2. Changes in skin pigment (hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation).
  3. Rarely, blistering, scarring, or infection.

Cost: The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the treatment area, the number of sessions required, and the clinic’s location. It’s important to consult with a reputable provider for a price estimate.

Consultation: Before undergoing laser hair removal, schedule a consultation with a qualified practitioner. They can assess your suitability for the procedure, discuss your expectations, and create a personalized treatment plan.

Always choose a licensed and experienced provider for laser hair removal to ensure safety and optimal results.

Want to learn Hair Removal? We run courses all year round, more information Here

You can also contact us via phone: +44 203 966 8690 or email at admission@beauty-school.co.uk where our lovely course advisor will answer your questions and help choose the best course for you.

Are you passionate about beauty, aesthetics, and helping people look and feel their best? If so, starting your own salon or studio might be a fulfilling and lucrative venture. The beauty industry is thriving, and with the right strategy, dedication, and knowledge, you can turn your dream into a successful reality. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the essential steps to launch your own beauty haven.

1. Crafting Your Vision: Setting the Foundation

Before going into details, it’s essential to define your vision. What kind of salon or studio do you want to create? Is it a high-end spa, a trendy hair salon, or a holistic wellness studio? Identifying your niche will help you shape your brand identity, target audience, and overall experience.

2. Market Research: Know Your Audience

Understanding your target audience is crucial. Conduct thorough market research to determine the demand for your services in your chosen location. Analyze your competitors to identify gaps in the market that your salon can fill. Tailor your offerings to cater to the unique needs and preferences of your potential clients.

3. Business Plan: Mapping Out Success

A well-structured business plan is your roadmap to success. Outline your business goals, financial projections, pricing strategies, and marketing plans. This plan will be invaluable when seeking financing, guiding your growth, and making strategic decisions.

4. Legalities and Licensing: Navigating Regulations

Before opening your doors, make sure you’re compliant with all legal requirements. This includes obtaining the necessary licenses, permits, and insurance. Depending on your location, there may be specific regulations related to sanitation, health, and safety that you must adhere to.

5. Location Matters: Finding the Perfect Spot

Choosing the right location can significantly impact your salon’s success. Look for areas with high foot traffic, good visibility, and easy accessibility. The look of your salon should align with your brand and create a welcoming atmosphere for your clients.

6. Design and Layout: Creating a Stunning Space

The interior design of your salon or studio plays a vital role in attracting and retaining clients. Create a visually appealing and functional space that reflects your brand’s personality. Consider factors like lighting, comfort, and arrangement to optimize the client experience.

7. Building a Talented Team: Hiring and Training

Your staff will be the heart of your business. Hire skilled professionals who share your passion and commitment to delivering exceptional service. Invest in training to ensure your team stays updated with the latest techniques and trends.

8. Marketing and Branding: Spreading the Word

Develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to promote your salon. Utilize social media, a professional website, and partnerships with local businesses to increase your visibility. Consistent branding across all platforms will help create a recognizable and trustworthy image.

9. Client Experience: Going the Extra Mile

Creating a memorable client experience is essential for building a loyal customer base. Offer personalized consultations, attentive service, and special promotions to show your appreciation. Positive word-of-mouth referrals can greatly contribute to your salon’s growth.

10. Adapting and Evolving: Staying Ahead

The beauty industry is dynamic, with trends and technologies constantly changing. Stay updated with industry news, attend workshops, and invest in continued education for you and your team. This adaptability will keep your salon relevant and competitive.


Starting your own salon or studio is an exciting journey that requires careful planning, dedication, and a commitment to excellence. By crafting a strong vision, understanding your audience, and following these essential steps, you can transform your passion for beauty into a flourishing business. Remember, success takes time, so stay patient, persistent, and always focused on providing the best beauty experiences.

To become a highly-paid beauty therapist, there are several steps you can take to enhance your skills, knowledge, and marketability in the beauty industry. Here are some strategies to consider:

Education and Training: Invest in comprehensive education and training programs from reputable beauty schools or institutes. Acquire the necessary qualifications, such as diplomas or certifications, in areas like aesthetics, skincare, makeup artistry, and specialized treatments. Continuously update your skills and stay updated on the latest industry trends and techniques through workshops, seminars, and advanced training programs.

Specialize and Offer Advanced Treatments: Consider specializing in specific areas of beauty therapy that are in high demand or offer higher earning potential. This could include advanced skincare treatments, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser therapy. Becoming an expert in niche areas can make you more valuable and allow you to charge premium prices for your services.

Build a Strong Client Base: Focus on building a loyal and satisfied client base by delivering excellent customer service, personalized treatments, and exceptional results. Encourage client referrals and establish long-term relationships. Satisfied clients are more likely to return and recommend your services to others, which can contribute to a steady income and increased earnings.

Continual Professional Development: Stay updated with industry advancements and emerging techniques by attending conferences, trade shows, and advanced training courses. Being knowledgeable about the latest trends and technologies can make you more valuable and attract clients who are willing to pay a premium for cutting-edge treatments.

Develop Business and Marketing Skills: Enhance your business and marketing skills to effectively promote your services and attract high-paying clients. Learn about branding, social media marketing, website development, and effective communication strategies. Consider networking with other professionals in the industry to expand your professional connections and visibility.

Seek Employment in High-End Establishments: Consider working in high-end salons, spas, or wellness centres that cater to affluent clientele. These establishments often charge premium prices and are willing to pay higher salaries to experienced and skilled beauty therapists. Seek opportunities in luxury hotels, resorts, or medical spas that offer exclusive beauty services.

Consider Self-Employment: If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, you may choose to start your own beauty therapy business. This allows you to set your prices, control your income, and potentially earn higher profits. However, keep in mind that self-employment also comes with additional responsibilities such as managing finances, marketing, and administration.

Remember, becoming a highly-paid beauty therapist takes time, dedication, and continuous improvement. Focus on providing exceptional services, expanding your skill set, and positioning yourself as an expert in your field. By consistently delivering outstanding results and meeting the needs of your clients, you can establish a reputation that supports higher earning potential.

What Courses Do We Offer at LSBM?

We teach Beauty courses at various levels, starting from beginner to advanced. We offer Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy courses as well as more advanced CIBTAC & CIDESCO Courses. For those who want to upgrade their qualifications, we also offer Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments.

Please visit our website to see the full list of courses Here
You can also contact us via phone: +44 203 966 8690 or email at admission@beauty-school.co.uk where our lovely course advisor will answer your questions and help choose the best course for you.

Beauty Therapy is a highly rewarding career, and as demand for beauty treatments is growing, so is the field itself.

At LSBM, we run various Beauty Therapy courses taught by expert teachers working in the industry for years. We also require two weeks of in-house experience where students practise on paying clients. This allows them to be prepared for real-life salon work and learn how to provide treatments to clients.

But is Beauty Therapy course a good choice for you? Before getting into this field, it is crucial to understand all about it and what is to be expected.

In this blog post, we will give more insight into the field, answering often-asked questions.

What Is Beauty Therapy?

Beauty therapy, also known as esthetics or cosmetology, is a field of professional expertise that focuses on enhancing and maintaining the appearance of the skin, hair, and nails. It involves a range of treatments and techniques designed to improve the overall aesthetics and well-being of an individual.

What Is a Beauty Therapist?

Beauty therapists are trained professionals who provide various services to their clients, such as facials, body treatments, massages, hair removal, nail care, makeup application, and skincare consultations. These treatments can be both therapeutic and relaxing, with the aim of enhancing the client’s physical appearance, promoting relaxation, and boosting self-confidence.

What Are Beauty Therapy Treatments and Services?

  1. Facials: a facial involves cleansing, exfoliating, and nourishing the skin to improve its appearance, texture, and overall health.
  1. Body Treatments: these treatments include body exfoliation, body wraps, and massages aimed at improving circulation, detoxification, and relaxation.
  1. Hair Removal: techniques like waxing, threading, and laser hair removal are used to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body.
  1. Nail Care: manicures and pedicures involve the cleaning, shaping, and beautification of the nails. It may also include the application of nail polish or artificial nails.
  1. Makeup Application: beauty therapists often provide makeup services for special occasions, such as weddings, parties, or photoshoots, using various cosmetic products and techniques.
  1. Skincare Consultations: beauty therapists analyse the client’s skin type and condition, recommend suitable skincare products, and provide advice on skincare routines.

Where Can Beauty Therapy Be Practised?

Here are some common places where beauticians can find employment:

  1. Salons: this is one of the most common work environments for beauticians. Salons offer a wide range of beauty treatments and services, including hair care, skin care, nail care, and makeup application.
  2. Spas: beauticians are often employed in spas, which provide relaxation and rejuvenation services. Spas may offer a broader range of treatments, including massages, body wraps, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and traditional beauty services.
  3. Wellness Centers: many wellness centres incorporate beauty services as part of their holistic approach to health and well-being. Beauticians in these settings may provide treatments that combine beauty and wellness, such as facial massages, body scrubs, and natural skincare therapies.
  4. Health and Fitness Facilities: some gyms, fitness centres, or health resorts have beauty facilities where beauticians can offer services to their clients. This can include post-workout skincare, massages, or other treatments that complement the overall wellness experience.
  5. Medical Spas: medical spas, also known as medispas, are establishments that combine medical treatments with traditional spa services. Beauticians in medical spas work alongside medical professionals, offering skincare treatments, laser hair removal, chemical peels, and other procedures that require specialised training.
  6. Cruise Ships and Resorts: beauticians may find employment opportunities on cruise ships or in luxury resorts that cater to tourists and vacationers. These settings often provide comprehensive beauty and spa services to their guests.
  7. Independent or Mobile Beautician: some beauticians choose to work independently and establish their own businesses. They may operate out of their own home, visit clients’ homes for mobile services, or rent a space in a salon or studio.

It’s important to note that the specific job opportunities available to beauticians can vary depending on the region, local demand, and legal requirements. Additionally, some beauticians may choose to specialise in a particular area, such as skincare, makeup, or nail care, and focus their career in related industries, such as beauty consulting, product development, or education.

How Much Beauty Therapists Can Earn in London?

The earnings of a beauty therapist in London can vary depending on several factors, including experience, qualifications, the type of establishment they work in, and the demand for beauty services in the area. The following figures are approximate and can fluctuate over time:

Entry-level: Beauty therapists who are just starting their careers in London may earn up to £20,000 per year.

Experienced: With several years of experience, beauty therapists in London can expect to earn between £20,000 and £30,000 annually.

Senior or specialized positions: Beauty therapists who have gained significant experience, expertise, and possibly additional qualifications in areas such as advanced skincare treatments, laser therapy, or management roles can earn higher salaries. In such cases, earnings can range from £30,000 to £40,000 or more per year.

Additionally, self-employed beauticians or those working on a commission basis may have different earning structures.

How To Become a Highly Paid Beauty Therapist?

One of the best ways to earn more and differentiate yourself from the competition is to invest in comprehensive education and training programs from reputable beauty schools or institutes. It is essential to choose the one with highly experienced lecturers who also have years of experience in the beauty industry themselves. 

Acquire the necessary qualifications, such as diplomas or certifications, in areas like esthetics, skincare, makeup artistry, and specialized treatments. Continuously update your skills and stay abreast of the latest industry trends and techniques through workshops, seminars, and advanced training programs.

What Courses Do We Offer at LSBM?

We teach Beauty courses at various levels, starting from beginner to advanced. We offer Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy courses as well as more advanced CIBTAC & CIDESCO Courses. For those who want to upgrade their qualifications, we also offer Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments.

Please visit our website to see the full list of courses: https://beauty-school.co.uk/beauty-courses-london/
You can also contact us via phone: +44 203 966 8690 or email at admission@beauty-school.co.uk where our lovely course advisor will answer your questions and help choose the best course for you.

Level 3 courses build on Level 2 knowledge, which means a Level 2 certificate is required when enrolling on Level 3.

We offer Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy and Level 3 Beauty Therapy and often get asked what the main differences between these two courses are.

Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy Certificate

Facial electrotherapy is a type of cosmetic treatment involving electrical currents to stimulate facial muscles and improve the appearance of the skin. The Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy course is a professional training program designed to teach individuals the skills and knowledge needed to perform this type of treatment safely and effectively.

The course covers a range of topics, including the science behind facial electrotherapy, the different types of equipment used in the treatment, the principles of electrical safety, and the various techniques and applications of facial electrotherapy. Participants also learn about client consultation and assessment, contraindications and precautions, and how to customise treatment plans to meet individual client needs.

Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma

The Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of beauty therapy techniques and practices and the business and customer service skills required to succeed in this industry.

Topics covered in the program include body massage, facial electrotherapy, and body electrotherapy. Participants also learn about client consultation and assessment, contraindications and precautions, and how to customise treatment plans to meet individual client needs.

At the end of each course, students must spend two weeks at the Salon where they practice on real clients.

What are the similarities between the Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma and Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy Certificate?

1. Fully Accredited

All our courses are fully accredited and provide globally recognised qualifications. After finishing your Level 3 course, you will gain VTCT qualification, showing your future employers your valuable skillset and setting you apart from the competition.

2. Entry Requirements

Both Level 3 courses require Level 2 qualification. To enter the courses, you will need to be aged 18 or over, have a good basic education and great English language skills.

3. Job Opportunities

After receiving your VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy or VTCT Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy qualifications, you can work in Spas, Retail Beauty, and Salons or even open your business. 

You can also further your studies and expand the range of skills and treatments by choosing our VTCT Level 4 Certificate in LASER & IPL course.

4. Similarities In Topics Covered

Level 3 Beauty Therapy and Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy qualifications are different but have similar topics covered. For example, both these courses cover facial electrotherapies.

What Are The Differences Between The VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course and VTCT Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy Course?

  1. Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma

The VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course

This is an intermediate, 24-week course (Saturdays only). It is focused on facial and body treatments.

To obtain a Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma, you will need to complete the following units:

Body Massage:

Facial Electrotherapy, including:

Body Electrotherapy, including:


Two weeks of Salon experience

Who can enrol for the Level 3 Beauty Therapy course?

What Certification will I receive for the Level 3 Beauty Therapy course?

VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy Studies Diploma

Let’s see what our students have to say about this course:


2. Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy Certificate

This is an intermediate course, an 8-week course (Saturdays only). It is focused on facial treatments.

To obtain Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy qualification, you will need to complete the following units:

Facial electrotherapy, including:

Anatomy and Physiology:


Two weeks of Salon experience

Who can enrol for the Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy course?

What Certification will I receive for the Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy course?

VTCT Level 3 in Facial Electrotherapy

VTCT Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Certificate

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In conclusion, these two courses will provide you with intermediate knowledge that employers value.

If you want to focus on facials – Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy would be a great choice; if you’d like to expand your knowledge further and add body electrotherapy and massages – choose Level 3 Beauty therapy.

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Level 4 Laser Hair Removal and IPL Treatments course is very popular for various reasons: procedures provide many benefits to clients; each procedure is at a premium price range but easy to sell; a few sessions are required for the maximum result; procedures become more and more popular.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light, or lasers, to remove unwanted hair from the body. The laser emits a specific wavelength of light absorbed by the pigment, or melanin, in the hair follicles. This absorbed energy is then converted into heat, which damages the hair follicle and inhibits its ability to regrow hair.

There are many benefits of this treatment:

  1. Long-term or permanent hair reduction: Laser hair removal targets and destroys hair follicles, inhibiting their ability to grow new hair. This can result in long-term or even permanent hair reduction in the treated areas, reducing the need for frequent hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, or plucking.
  2. Precision and effectiveness: Laser hair removal is a precise and effective method of hair reduction as it targets the melanin in the hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin. The laser can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed, resulting in fewer side effects and a higher success rate.
  3. Time-saving and convenient: Laser hair removal can save time and effort compared to traditional methods of hair removal, such as shaving or waxing, which need to be done frequently. Once the desired results are achieved with laser hair removal, maintenance sessions may be needed, but they are typically less frequent and time-consuming compared to other methods.
  4. Reduced risk of ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs, which occur when a hair follicle grows back into the skin, can be painful and unsightly. Laser hair removal can help reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs as it can effectively target and destroy the hair follicles, preventing new hair growth and reducing the risk of ingrown hairs.
  5. Customisable treatment plans: Laser hair removal can be customised to suit different individuals with various hair types, skin colours, and treatment areas. A qualified practitioner can tailor a treatment plan to meet each client’s specific needs and goals, ensuring optimal results.

What Are IPL Treatments?

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, which is a cosmetic procedure used for various skin treatments. IPL uses high-intensity pulses of broad-spectrum light to target and treat various skin conditions, including pigmentation issues, vascular lesions, and unwanted hair.

IPL treatments work based on the principle of selective photothermolysis, which involves using a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the targeted pigment in the skin, such as melanin in pigmented lesions or the darker pigment in hair follicles. The absorbed light energy is converted into heat, which damages the targeted cells or structures, resulting in their destruction or elimination.

IPL treatments can be used to address a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  1. Hair removal: IPL can be used to target and destroy hair follicles, resulting in long-term or permanent hair reduction.
  2. Pigmentation issues: IPL can effectively treat pigmented lesions, such as age spots, sunspots, freckles, and melasma, by targeting the excess pigment in the skin and breaking it down.
  3. Vascular lesions: IPL can target and treat various vascular lesions, such as spider veins, broken capillaries, and rosacea, by selectively coagulating the blood vessels and causing them to collapse.
  4. Acne: IPL can help reduce the severity of acne and improve the overall appearance of the skin by targeting and destroying the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts and reducing inflammation.
  5. Skin rejuvenation: IPL can stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can help improve skin texture, tone, and overall youthfulness.

It’s important to note that both laser hair removal and IPL treatments should be performed by a trained and experienced healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist or a licensed laser technician.

As can be seen, laser hair removal and IPL help with a lot of issues whether that’s hair growth or skin conditions. This makes procedures very popular among clients and allows Laser Specialists to charge them a premium price.

What Are Career Opportunities After Finishing Level 4 Laser Hair Removal and IPL Treatments?

Completing training in laser hair removal and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments can open up various career opportunities in the field of aesthetics and cosmetology. Some potential career paths after learning laser hair removal and IPL treatments may include:

Laser Technician: As a laser technician, you can work in medical spas, dermatology clinics, or aesthetic practices, performing laser hair removal and IPL treatments on clients. You would be responsible for operating the laser or IPL equipment, assessing clients’ suitability for treatment, performing pre-treatment assessments, and providing post-treatment care. You may also educate clients about the procedures, manage appointment schedules, and maintain treatment records.

Aesthetician: As an aesthetician, you can expand your skill set by adding laser hair removal and IPL treatments to your services. This can enhance your career prospects and allow you to offer your clients a broader range of services, including hair removal, using advanced technology.

Medical Spa or Aesthetic Clinic Manager: With expertise in laser hair removal and IPL treatments, you can pursue a career as a manager or supervisor in a medical spa or aesthetic clinic. In this role, you would oversee the clinic’s daily operations, manage a team of laser technicians or aestheticians, ensure compliance with regulations, handle client consultations, and monitor treatment outcomes.

Sales Representative: Many companies manufacturing and distributing laser or IPL equipment hire sales representatives to promote and sell their products to aesthetic practices, medical spas, and other providers. With knowledge and experience in laser hair removal and IPL treatments, you can explore a sales career, demonstrating the equipment’s benefits and providing training and support to customers.

Educator or Trainer: After learning laser hair removal and IPL treatments, another career opportunity is to become an educator or trainer. You can work for training institutes or equipment manufacturers, providing education and training to aspiring laser technicians or aestheticians. This can involve teaching theory, practical skills, and safety protocols, and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in laser and IPL technology.

Entrepreneur: Armed with the skills and knowledge of laser hair removal and IPL treatments, you can also consider starting your own business, such as opening your own medical spa or aesthetic clinic. This can allow you to build your brand, create your own treatment protocols, and offer customized services to clients.

Laser hair removal and IPL are amazing treatments that seek to improve a client’s quality of life and well-being. There are many career opportunities and earning potential after graduating from this course.

Why You Should Study At LSBM?

LSBM is a prestigious, private beauty school that is well-known by UK’s best clinics. We run recruitment events where students can meet their potential employers and ask any questions. Our tutors have decades of hands-on experience, allowing them to share best practices and the latest industry techniques and answer any questions students may have.

We strive for our students to become the best specialists in the field, so we offer our full support and help. You will learn how to perform treatments using equipment and products highly used in clinics, preparing you for work with clients.

At LSBM, spaces for this course fill up fast. We encourage you to contact us if you’re interested so you don’t miss out.

Our next course dates are:

25/04/23 – only 1 space is available
09/05/23 – fully booked
15/05/23 – fully booked

For enquiries or to book your space, contact us here: +44 207 776 9766, admission@beauty-school.co.uk

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