Associates & Colleges

We are happy to support and share our information on colleges within the beauty industry. If you are serious about embarking on a career in the beauty industry, then please ensure you visit each college and assess what is important to you before you make any decisions.


What opportunities are there?

Our industry is exciting and it’s growing all the time. There are thousands of spa’s, salons, clinics and hotel spa’s across the UK and worldwide now which means the opportunities are endless for passionate, motivated and professional individuals.


You could be employed as a beauty therapist in a high street salon or beauty clinic, hospital, health spa, hotel, health farm or on a cruise ship.


Vacancies are advertised via RECRUITMENT AGENCIES, in local or national newspapers, on the websites of employers such as spa, fitness and health, and leisure groups, and in specialist magazines such as Health & Beauty Salon, Professional Beauty and International Therapist.


You could choose to become self-employed, owning your own salon, working from home or travelling to clients’ homes.


You could develop your career by training to offer a wider variety of treatments, or to move into fashion, theatre or media make-up. With experience, and possibly further training, you could progress to becoming a salon manager or move into training or even business development for a respected product house or skin care line. media make-up.


With experience, and possibly further training, you could progress to;



The Ray Cochrane CIDESCO International Beauty School
118 Baker Street, London, W1U 6TT
Tel: 02074866291


The London College of Beauty Therapy
47 Great Malborough Street, London, W1F 7JP
Tel: 02072081302


The London School of Beauty Therapy
First Floor, 47-50 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SB
Tel: 02076361893



Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School
329 Antrim Road, BELFAST, BT15 2HF, County Antrim
Tel: 028 9035 2662



Where can I go for further information?

City & Guilds

Tel: 020 7294 2800


Customer Service Team
One90 High Holborn, London ‘ WC1V 7BH
Tel: 0870 240 9800


Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA)
Oxford House, Sixth Avenue , Sky Business Park , Robin Hood Airport
Doncaster, DN9 3GG


Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
3rd Floor, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh
Hampshire, SO50 9FD
Tel: 023 8068 4500


International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC)
4 Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London , W4 4JE
Tel: 020 8994 4141