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You will always be on your toes when you work in the world of cosmetology. You will be immersed in a dynamic environment which will push you to grow whilst enhancing your talents to have gain mastery of the trade.

Without a question, it’s recognised as a highly desirable field of work - beauty therapy serves many people as a long-standing career field because beauty treatments are always in demand because people are always wanting to pamper themselves to feel better.

The beauty industry in the UK is the world’s sixth largest market for beauty and personal care worth over £13 billion. By entering the field of beauty therapy, you will be opened up to a world of a wide range of exciting opportunities.

Here are the top five reasons why you should consider taking up a career in cosmetology.

Pursuing a challenging and fresh career

No two days are the same when you are working in the cosmetology world. You are constantly surrounded with several avenues to grow and expand your career.

You can start off your career being a beauty therapist for a few years qualified in VTCT Level 2 Beauty Therapy & VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy and feel like you need a change and decide to specialise in nails by studying our nail technician course.

If you are looking to progress, you can uplevel your skills to delve into a variety of other cosmetology careers by taking one of our advanced aesthetic courses to become a laser technician if you choose to study our Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL Treatments.

You will learn from our highly skilled lecturers about reducing hair growth and photo rejuvenation of the skin using intense light and laser treatments. Laser treatments are a sector that is booming now more than ever in the world of cosmetology, with more and more employers on the lookout to hire beauty therapist qualified in performing laser treatments. It’s definitely an area you want to get qualified in to become a coveted beauty therapist and increase your career prospects.

However, it’s also an highly risked area that is susceptible to causing major damage to clients if carried out incorrectly. Rest assured, on our course you will taught in small groups and learn about the various safety procedures.

You will also learn how to identify hair and skin conditions and those clients suitable for intense light and laser system treatments in our medispa environment. Training is held in small groups and during your clinical practice you will be assessed on your occupational competence.

You get to let your personality shine through when carrying out treatments to your clients

When it comes to working in cosmetology, the main aim at the end of the day is to make people look and feel their best.

Unlike a standard office job where you are stuck behind a desk all day, you get more of a chance to let your personality blossom doing what you love and making clients feel warm and welcomed whilst getting them pampered for a special event such as a fashion shoot or runway show or to have a bit of a self confidence boost.

Beauty is not only skin deep because raising the confidence of those who have skin issues such as acne and pigmentation is an extremely rewarding task to have in your line of work. Not only do you get to earn a living from doing something you love, you get to be personally rewarded for lifting your clients’ spirits and that’s a win win you want in any career path you choose.

You get to be your own boss

Fancy being you own boss? Looking to get out of the 9 to 5 life? You can be a business owner If you’re looking for something that allows you to control your hours, location and clientele then cosmetology is the path for you. You can opt for a freelance career where you can work as a mobile therapist travelling to clients’ homes and places of work to give treatments or be more traditionally based in a salon.

For those who are particularly ambitious, then you can work full time at a salon and take on extra clients by working as a mobile therapist after hours.

The freelance life as a beauty therapist, make up artist or nail technician is ideal for those who want full independence and work more efficiently by managing their own time and want to build their own brand.

You get to have a career that works around you and is adaptable to what is best for you

Cosmetology is a career path that is advisable for those who need flexibility to cater to life’s commitments such as looking after children. Alongside this, you have the choice to work in a variety of settings that suit your personal taste.

It’s also an career pathway for those looking to get back into work after having children. With us you can study part time so you can balance your schedule.

We also understand that your circumstances with finances would have probably changed thanks to your new arrival which is why we offer flexible payment plans on our courses that are over 14 weeks long.

At our school, we offer support to our students and make sure that they are educated in a encouraging and positive environment. When our students graduate from us, they are well equipped to flourish in the working world as they are able to join the Events Team and work in our site’s very own salon to gain invaluable experience.

You can take your work across the world

CIDESCO is a major international beauty therapy association. The Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie was founded in 1946 in Brussels and was established to hold the highest standards in beauty and spa therapy professions.

CIBTAC stands for The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. The educational organisation was founded in 1977 and is regulated as an awarding organisation by OFQUAL, a UK government agency and was constructed to develop the highest level of excellence in the profession.

Obtaining the CIDESCO qualification enables you to be able to work in 41 countries and obtaining the CIBTAC qualification enables you to work in 30 countries as they are well renowned and internationally recognised certificates.

So, for those whose feet are itching to get out of the country and have their sights set on relocating abroad finding employment won’t be a worry. Not to mention, it works well on the flipside with international students who want to study abroad in London and return home at a later point.

You can easily migrate to different countries and not have the fear of your career being in jeopardy unlike other careers where you may be restricted to working in the country where you earned your qualification.

At London School of Beauty and Makeup, we offer the best launching pad into becoming a beauty therapist if you take our VTCT Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma course that can be studied full time, part time or on weekends (depending on the intake of the current season) which encompasses the key starter pack with modules in facials and skincare, waxing, lash and brow treatments, manicures and pedicures.

Then from there you can sign onto our VTCT Level 3 Beauty Diploma course that is run part time where you can also learn about performing spa treatments to maximise your treatment offerings whilst working. Mandatory elements of this course include anatomy & physiology, massage, facial electrotherapy, body electrotherapy and commercial salon experience.

Or you can venture into becoming a facialist by taking our VTCT Level 2 Facial Massage and Skin Care Certificate course which runs on the weekends. On this course you will learn about advanced aesthetic treatments like facial electrotherapy (treatments that use low currents of electricity for micro-lifting in the face) and skin rejuvenation treatments.

Or if glamming up people’s faces is more your thing and you want to embark on an exciting job as a makeup artist if you take our MASA Makeup Principles course which is a two-week foundation course that covers the basis of makeup artistry, topics covered are colour correction, makeup hygiene, facial architecture and contouring, false lash application, skin science and face chart design. We open up the option of studying this course full time or on part time on Saturdays so it can work around your schedule.

We also offer short courses such as The Complete Bridal Makeup Artistry course which runs on Saturdays over a 3 day period. This course is suited complete beginners who would like to specialise in wedding make up artistry. We also offer The Session Hair Styling course which is a five day intensive course for make up maestros who wish to acquire additional skills in dressing hair for Bridal, Fashion, Media & TV.

Chat to a member of our admissions team today to find out more information on applying to one of our courses today on +44 20 3966 8689 or fill out an enquiry form here. We would love to hear from you!