7 Advantages of Attending a Beauty College

If you’re considering enrolling in a beauty college in London or around the UK, then you’re in a great position. There are many reasons why you should go ahead and sign up for that beauty therapy apprenticeship, or enrol in beauty therapy courses for adults, whether you’re coming straight from school, or simply embarking on a new career path later on in life.

The best thing you can do is to choose a course at a college that is a good fit for you, and will help you on the path you’re aiming for. If you’re still not sure if now is the right time for you, here are just 7 advantages of attending a beauty college.

1 – Grow your creative skills

The right beauty college will teach you the skills and techniques you need to grow your creative skills. From starter make up courses through to more specialised media make up courses, you can find what your area of interest is. Experimenting with different techniques and ideas can help you find your own ideas, grow your skills, and discover what you love and are good at.

2 – Personal happiness

Going to Beauty College can boost your confidence and help you to meet lifelong friends, with shared interests. You can also try out your newly-learned techniques on each-other and yourselves, which can make everyone feel great about themselves. Confidence on the outside often translates into confidence on the inside!

3 – Start on your career path

One of the best things about attending a beauty college is knowing that you’re starting off on your way to your new career. Whether it’s a nail course, or even spa management or fitness, you can begin your new journey alongside others who can shape your future and direct you into a great career.

4 – Have fun!

There’s nothing better than doing what you love every day, and attending a beauty college can allow you to do just that. The world of beauty can be a lot of fun, whilst giving you the satisfaction of succeeding in your course. If you want to enjoy each day that you’re learning and eventually in your beauty career, then Beauty College is the place to begin.

5 – Learn to work in a team

Learning alongside others in the same position as you is a fantastic way to learn to work effectively as part of team, which is something you’ll often have to do when working in the beauty sector. You can support each other and learn from each other’s mistakes, which can help you to grow more than on your own.

6 – Practical knowledge and development

Beauty College teaches you a whole range of skills, from the practical application of makeup through to the customer services and interpersonal skills you will need to build good client relationships. This gives you a strong foundation for your career, and gives students confidence in the college environment before they step out onto their own path.

7 – Greater recognition and a head start

Studying at a well-known or renowned Beauty College is a great way to get recognition as soon as you’ve finished studying and are ready to work. Having the name of a great Beauty College like LCBT behind you will help potential clients to immediately recognise your skills and give you a head start in the industry.

Find out more about LCBT or discover what courses we offer here.


Is investing in a beauty course worth it?

Whether you’re changing jobs or looking to develop a career path you’ve already started down, signing up for a beauty course can take you to another level. However, given the investment of time and money involved, is it actually worth it – what are the benefits of doing a beauty course that make it worth your while?

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life

Well, that’s how the saying goes. In reality, whether you’re pursuing a career in styling, makeup or nail design, there’s going to be some work involved on a daily basis. However, the benefit of investing in a beauty course for what you actually want to do is that you’ll be working on something you’re interested in, and passionate about, every day. Acquiring more skills through a beauty course will enable you to improve, grow your business and get more satisfaction from what you do.

Become financially stable

The up front investment of paying for a beauty course can be easily offset by the financial gains that you’ll benefit from afterwards. For example, with a qualification you could work for the employer of your choice or set up your own business and start growing a client list. You’ll be able to secure a regular income and start establishing financial security as well as doing a job that you actually enjoy.

Enjoy professional freedom

Many other careers are very restrictive in terms of what you can do, who you can work for and how you can work. However, that’s not the case in the beauty industry where there is a lot more professional freedom to set up your career – and your lifestyle – as you want it to be. And once you have completed a beauty course you’ll have a lot more choice over how you work.  So, for example, you could find a salon or spa that you have always wanted to join and start working in-house. Or you can set yourself up as an entrepreneur and be your own boss, defining your own hours and taking home all your earned income. The point is that in the beauty industry you have the freedom to choose.

Get better at what you do

There is huge satisfaction in being good at what you do professionally and setting yourself goals and objectives when it comes to improvement. You’ll not only be happier professionally if you’re making progress but you’ll also be able to establish a positive reputation for yourself in the industry too. Plus, a beauty course is useful even if one day you decide that you don’t want to work in this sector anymore. For example, if you’ve trained in make up or hair styling, these are always skills that you’ll be able to use even if you’re not doing it professionally.

If you’re currently looking at beauty courses and wondering whether the investment is worth it, these are some very good reasons to take the plunge and sign up.

Why it’s so important to study an Accredited Beauty Course!


If you’re looking to make a career in the beauty industry, training is essential. Not only will this enable you to develop the skills that you need to start building a career but evidence that you’ve completed a beauty course also helps to generate trust with customers. However, with the wide range of different training options out there how do you choose? There are a number of good reasons why opting for an accredited beauty course is essential.

Accredited courses indicate specific standards

In order to maintain accredited status, course providers need to show that they are delivering a certain quality and standard of training. This includes working with the right training professionals and ensuring that training facilities are up to scratch. When you choose an accredited beauty course this demonstrates to clients and the industry that your training has been to a specific standard.

Getting value for money

Studying on a beauty course can help you to start building a career in the industry – if you choose the right course. Accreditation is an indication that you’re going to get good value for money from the option that you pick. An accredited course will cover what you need to know for your chosen profession and enable you to start working straight away. Other courses may leave gaps in your knowledge or require further skills or experience to be acquired before you can start to build your business.

Recognisable training standards

Accredited courses are recognised by others within the industry and this can be crucial for a number of reasons. For example, if you’re looking to work for a beauty industry employer, being able to show that you’ve studied an accredited beauty course will support your application and demonstrate that you’ve been trained to their minimum standards. An accredited course could also be useful if you’re setting up on your own with employees, or looking to go into business with someone else. It’s much easier to establish relationships with others in the industry if your training is accredited.

Business purposes

Studying an accredited business course can also make a difference to your business too. For example, you may find it difficult to obtain insurance if you are working alone and you haven’t completed an accredited beauty course – some insurers are simply not willing to insure a beauty professional without recognised training. When it comes to attracting customers, accredited training is a great way to build trust. Most potential clients will want to see evidence of training before they are willing to make a booking and accredited courses provide much more credibility than those that are not accredited.

When you’re making the decision about which beauty course to study it’s essential to choose one that will help to get your career in the industry off to the best possible start. Whether you’re looking to work for a salon or other employer, or setting up on your own, an accredited beauty course can help you to take that first essential step.

Fun facts about fingernails

Some of us paint them, some cut them short and barely notice them while others take a lot of pride in growing them as long as possible. Most of us have 10 fingernails spread across both of our hands but how often do we really think about how they grow and function? These fun facts about fingernails provide a little insight into this essential, but often unnoticed, body part.

  • Artificial nails were invented in 1954. However, this isn’t the first moment in history that they have been worn. There is evidence that women were wearing long artificial nails as far back as Ancient Egypt and the Ming Dynasty in China.
  • The fingernails on our hands grow at different rates. Thumbnails tend to be the biggest and also grow the slowest while the fingernails on our middle fingers grow at the fastest rate.
  • What happens to your fingernails after you die? Well, contrary to the many rumours on the subject your fingernails don’t actually continue to grow. They stop, just like most other body parts, once your heart is no longer pumping.
  • Men’s fingernails tend to grow at a faster rate than women’s – in theory at least. In fact, the person with the longest recorded fingernails was a man. American Melvin Boothe had grown his fingernails to the length of 9.85m when they were measured in 2009.
  • Plenty of women have also grown their nails long though. American Lee Redmond grew her fingernails to 8.65m, which took 20 years. Unfortunately, shortly after having them measured she lost the record breaking nails in a car accident.
  • Your fingernails grow much more quickly than your toenails. If you were ever to try to measure the rate of growth you’d find that your fingernails were achieving about 1cm every 100 days.
  • Fingernails respond to the sun. If you live in a hot country then your fingernails are likely to grow faster – and if your location is affected by seasons then they will grow more quickly in summer than winter.
  • You’re unlikely to wake up with much longer nails. That’s because fingernails will do more of their growing during the daytime than nighttime hours.
  • There are lots of different ways people try to encourage fingernail growth, from changing your diet to taking supplements. Typing on a keyboard has also been found to have a stimulating impact on the growth of these nails.
  • Fingernails respond to hand use. That’s why you’ll find that the nails on your dominant hand grow more quickly than those on your non-dominant hand.
  • Although we have millions of sweat glands around our bodies you won’t find any on your fingernails. Because there are no sweat glands on your fingernails you’ll never see them glisten, unlike other areas like your face or underarms.

Fingernails are a small but essential part of the human body – and one that has plenty of decorative potential, from fake nails to coloured nail varnish. As these fun facts show they are also quite an unusual body part too.

LCBT Students Discuss Why They Chose the Beauty Industry on the BBC

The beauty industry is worth millions, with the lash business seeing a recent boom. Our amazing students recently spoke to the BBC about why they chose to pursue a career in the beauty industry.

To learn more about how you can quality as a Lash Technician and become one of those high earners, head over to our CPD page where you will find more information on the courses we offer.

To read the full story on the BBC website, click here.

6 Reasons why you should consider a career in beauty industry

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Beauty is a broad industry that encompasses many different types of careers and a wide range of different roles. Whether you’re ultra organised, looking for job security or craving a creative outlet there are lots of benefits to considering a career in the beauty industry.

1. It’s not location specific.

In fact, you can choose where you want to work – anywhere in the world. If you’re looking to set up a local business working with local clients that’s easy to do – or if global travels are more your motivation, in the beauty sector there’s no limit to where you can live and work. Skills in this industry are very transferrable and, if you want to travel, you don’t even necessarily need to speak the local language to be able to work in different places.

2. The beauty sector is a great place for creatives.

Whether your background is in art or design, fashion or even baking, you’ll find a lot of options for these kinds of creative skills in the beauty industry. You can work in make up – for every day or theatre or fashion -, hair, nails or skincare. Plus there is a whole side industry that has sprung up around sharing your work via social platforms to inspire others and find new clients.

3. Beauty is a people focused sector.

When you start a career in beauty you’ll be able to work with a very wide range of people, from other professionals to people who are venturing into a salon or spa for the first time. From celebrities and high profile individuals through to a teenager getting their first manicure, the range of people you’ll meet in a career like this is broad. If you’re a people person with an interest in others then the beauty industry is an obvious choice.

4. There are so many different roles available.

If you work in beauty you could be helping others to get better at make up or hair, producing professional results for shoots or regularly providing clients with beauty maintenance. The work offers enormous variety and it’s very difficult to get bored given the wide spectrum of jobs and locations that could be involved.

5. Beauty offers job security.

People will always want – and need – beauty treatments and that offers a degree of job security that some other industries are just not capable of providing today. You will have a great deal of control over your career trajectory too and can influence how successful you are – the more effort you put in, the more your business will grow.

6. Choose your lifestyle.

If you want to work in a salon 9-5 then that’s an option. If you prefer something more flexible with work in evenings and weekends then you can do that too. Working in beauty allows your job to accommodate your lifestyle choices.

If you’re considering a career in the beauty sector these are some great reasons to enquire and take the plunge today.


LCBT are proud to present a selection of wellness events from our partners and wellbeing experts Aromatherapy Associates.

Join us on the following dates to learn about how you can introduce aromatherapy into your life:

Thursday 24th January 2019 -  Aromatherapy for re-energising

Essential oils have the ability to lift the mood and enhance our productivity discover easy ways of recharging during the 4 o’clock slump

Thursday 2nd May 2019 – Wellbeing through Aromatherapy

Ever wondered how aromatherapy products work? This workshop dissects some of our most coveted blends to explain the benefits of each pure essential oil.

Thursday 26th September 2019 -  Aromatherapy for Sleep & Relaxation

Good sleep is crucial to physical, mental and emotional health. Discover how to use essential oils to induce the perfect night’s sleep


To book your place on any of these talks, please email salon@lcbt.co.uk or call 0207 208 1302.


Today Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service visited LCBT.

Sue Husband met with L’Oreal HR apprenticeship lead Charlie Buckland and L’Oreal apprentices with LCBT, and judged a Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up competition with Christianne Cavaliere CEO.

Sue leads the work of the National Apprenticeship Service engaging employers and employer groups to increase participation in apprenticeships and traineeships.


From our partners and Wellbeing experts Aromatherapy Associates, here are their tips and advice to improve your wellbeing.
Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy.

Living in the 21st Century we are all working harder than ever, striving to be the best version of ourselves at all times and simply not taking enough time to enjoy our lives. Having good mental and physical wellbeing is essential for us to function and be happy.

There are endless things that we can all adopt to try and improve our wellbeing. Being more mindful, regularly meditating, managing stress levels and improving positivity.

If you have good mental and physical wellbeing you are able to:

  • Live and work productively
  • Feel more engaged
  • Cope with daily stresses
  • Feel more confident
  • Boost confidence

Aromatherapy Associates Wellness Experts have put together 6 simple steps that you can adopt in order to improve your wellbeing:

  1. Mindfulness – Being more aware of your thoughts, feelings and surroundings can positively change how you feel.
  2. Kindness – Small acts of kindness can improve your mental wellbeing. Even the smallest acts can count; smiling at someone or paying a compliment.
  3.  Active – Move more! Walk, cycle, swim or take the stairs rather than escalator!
  4. Learn – Learning new things can help give you a sense of achievement and confidence! Sign up to learn something new today!
  5. Connect – Spend more time developing relationships with friends, colleagues and family!
  6. Emotions – Accept them. Sometimes we spend energy avoiding our emotions than actually feeling them. Give yourself unconditional permission to feel your feelings.

Taking better care of your mind and body boosts your wellbeing and provides instant benefits to help you manage difficulties in your life.



LCBT are now running a new

Level 4 Spa and Salon Management course!


If you've completed your Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and are looking for your next step come to our


Level 4 Spa and Salon Management Open Day - Friday 30th June


Designed with busy professionals and family commitments in mind the course takes a blended learning approach with home study and lecturers taking place 1 day a month for 10 months.


Open Day - Friday 30th June from 1:30pm


You will have the chance to find out more about the course, meet the tutor and enrol to start this September!


Advanced Learner Loans are available to pay for the course and exam fees if you are eligible. You will be able to discuss this with a member of our Central Admissions team on the day.  


To book your place now call our customer services team on

0207 208 1300