London’s No.1 Beauty College

About The London College of Beauty Therapy

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The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) is London’s No.1 beauty college, founded in 1995 to provide specialist education in beauty, hair and makeup. We offer a route into the industry for hundreds of aspiring beauty professionals every year, and have trained thousands of graduates now working across the sector in spas, salons, hotels, cruise ships, TV and film, beauty retail and running their own businesses. 

  • 85% of our students progress into further education or employment 
  • 700+ industry partners signed up to our Job Shop recruitment service 
  • We teach more students each year than any other beauty college in London  

Our courses range from one-year Level 2 and Level 3 diplomas to gain the essential qualifications you need to start your career as a beauty therapist, hairdresser or make-up artist, to one-day short courses in areas such as lash enhancement and spray tanning to expand and enhance your existing skills, and many of our courses are fully funded. We also offer Level 4 courses for industry professionals who want to upskill. We work closely with leading employers in beauty, hair and make-up to ensure you will gain the skills you need to succeed and get valuable hands-on experience, and you will learn from expert tutors with many years in the industry. 

LCBT has gained the Centre of Vocational Excellence for Retail and Beauty and Holistic Care. We also hold the Training Quality Mark, the Matrix Standard and the Leadership and Management Standard, and has won numerous awards for training and excellence. 


“As the newly-appointed Principal and CEO of the London College of Beauty Therapy, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all our students – past, present and future. Here at LCBT, we believe in providing industry-leading education that blends theory with hands-on experience, ensuring our students are equipped with the skills and confidence to succeed in the ever-changing beauty, hair and make-up sector. Whether you’re passionate about aesthetics, hairstyling, make-up or any other facet of beauty, our experienced tutors are committed to guiding you on your journey towards a career you’ll love.  

“LCBT is not just a place of learning; it’s a community dedicated to nurturing talent, fostering creativity, and empowering learners to embark on fulfilling careers in the beauty industry. We strive to cultivate an environment of inclusivity, respect, and support, where each student feels valued and inspired to reach their fullest potential. Our goal is not only to help you achieve your professional aspirations but also to foster personal growth and development along the way. 

“As LCBT is now part of Education For Industry Group, we are working on ambitious plans for the future of the college so that we can successfully train even more learners to take their places in this fast-growing and influential industry. I invite you to explore all that LCBT has to offer and embark on this exciting adventure with us. Together, let’s unlock your potential and unleash your creativity as we pave the way for a vibrant future in the world of beauty.” 



London College of Beauty Therapy is part of Education For Industry Group 

The London College of Beauty Therapy Limited (company number 03053799)

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