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Beauty Therapy: you'll develop employability skills in our commercial Salons

Beauty Therapy

You can launch your hair and beauty career right here. Whether you want to work in a salon or a spa, start your own business or travel the world on a cruise liner, it's a career with so many possibilities.

Industry-standard, professional Beauty Salons at both campus locations

You will study in industry-standard, professional Beauty Salons, which are open to paying customers. Our commercial and training Beauty Salons are available at both the Rush Green campus AND at the Technical Skills Academy in the heart of Barking.

Skills for your future career

Not only will you develop the technical beauty therapy skills required for a career in the sector, you will also develop important transferrable skills such as communication and customer service.

Not just a qualification

You will also have the opportunity to take part in an exciting 2-week Erasmus+ programme. Students can travel abroad for a 2-week work placement, where you will experience what it's like to study and work in a different environment, gain an understanding of another culture and develop your professional network. Find out more and how to apply.

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We also provide regular short courses so you can try specialist treatments, talks from industry experts and enrichment activities so you can develop your T-shaped skills (communication, teamwork, resilience and more). 

Expert teaching

All of our tutors have years of industry experience and specialisms in different areas of beauty therapy, so you can be sure you're learning from the very best. 

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Excellent products

During your studies you'll use a range of leading products to practice your beauty techniques, including:

- Dermalogica

- OPI Gelish

- Nouveau

Industry partnership launches beauty careers

In the year since we announced the partnership in July 2013, 11 students have secured jobs with this prestigious beauty brand. 

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Experts from the Estee Lauder Bureau, who handle temporary staffing for the Estee Lauder Group, will visit the college to tell our hair and beauty students about their career opportunities, with the best performing students being selected for interview.

A spokesperson for the Bureau said:

"We are excited to work in partnership with Barking & Dagenham College in this pilot recruitment scheme. We have already successfully interviewed top students from the hair and beauty courses and look forward to them commencing work with the Lauder Bureau soon. 

“Hopefully this partnership will be the start of rewarding careers with the Lauder Group of Companies for students who are driven and have a passion for Beauty Retail, as well as between our two organisations.”

If you would like more information on this partnership please contact Lee Demmel on 020 8090 3020 ext: 7506 or click here to send an email.

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