Working in the Beauty Industry?

The UK beauty & hair industry is a lively and active space for offering outstanding employment and training opportunities to others. The segment claims a workforce of over 245,000 people working across 55,000 businesses.  The total UK beauty industry including cosmetic products and trading employments are more than one million people and is worth £17 billion.

Why Choose the Beauty & Detox Spa Academy?

If you are thinking to start your career in the beauty industry then the Beauty and Detox Spa Academy offers students a different direction of carrier pathways in the beauty industry and to work as a Beauty Therapist, Nail Technician, Hair stylist, Fashion & Media Make-up Artist. 
With a correct industry standard qualification, you could choose many career route that suits you in the industry or choose to work for yourself as:


  • Message Therapist

  • Beauty Therapist

  • Nail technician

  • Business owner

  • Brand Manager

  • Mobile Nail Technician

  • Mobile Beauty Therapist

  • Salon Nail Technician

  • Lash Technician

  • Brow Specialist

  • Manicurist and Pedicurist

  • Make-up Artist

  • Salon/spa manager

  • Beauty Lecturer

  • Professional Make-up artist (Film/ television/ theatre/ fashion)

  • Cruise Ship Therapist

  • Business Counter Assistant


We have designed the career pathways to support students of all ages and to keep them financially independent. Each course allows you to study free via an Apprenticeship or supported by an Advanced Learner Loan that can cover your course fee

The main career pathways are

  • Apprenticeship Beauty Therapist pathway, Intermediate Level 2 & Advanced Level 3

  • Beauty Therapist

  • Nail Technician

  • Hair Stylist

  • Photographic

  • Media Make-Up

You can see complete information on all the career pathway options below.

“I have received the training at the Beauty & Detox Spa Academy is excellent. The skills that they have taught are really good with the quality teaching method and technology. My boss got so impressed by my work and allowed me to work on clients for treatments and basic massage techniques. “

___Jade, BDSA Student

Which Career is Right for Me?

As a Nail Technician

If you are interested in trendy fashion and style, this job could be the perfect choice for you. Moreover, if you have a creative mind then as a nail technician you can start your career. You need to have more patience and creativity with an organized approach.

The communication with clients and the customer service is very much important to work as client demand and find out what type of nail treatment they want. Moreover, you need to keep yourself always up to date with the latest fashion and trend.

As a nail technician, you may include following activities on the daily basis:

  • Provide Manicure and Pedicure Treatments
  • Apply Nail Extensions
  • Maintain Nail Improvements.
  • Design and Apply Nail Art
  • Airbrush Design for Nails
  • Apply electric files and nail wraps
  • Anatomy and physiology on nails and skin

Besides, in the responsibility of treatment, you may also do

  • Monitor Health and Safety considerations and regulations in the Salon
  • Hygiene and preparing the client
  • Answer the telephone and greet clients
  • Client consultations and Communication Hours
  • Book appointments
  • Promote Sales in the Salon and recommend nail care products

Entry Requirement

Only you need to have good command in writing and speaking English language.

Prospects for Employment

You may get many opportunities as a nail technicians in different sectors of different working area:

  • Beauty/nail salons
  • Nail bars
  • Hotels
  • Health clubs
  • Spas
  • Own business
  • Cruise liners

The nail course meets the requirements for the Advanced Learner Loan subject in our academy.

As a Beauty Therapist

If you love to help people to feel good and to look good, then our beauty therapy courses will help you to develop the skills that you need. These courses will give you the knowledge and experience in beauty treatment procedures. Besides, you can get many choices of topics at an advanced level to managing your own beauty therapy business. Students can gain experience and confidence in our fully-equipped salon, with modern treatments while in training session.

Our tutors have the far-reaching array of experience within the beauty industry. They are passionate about providing their knowledge and skills to the interested students to a very high standard and pursue them into the career of beauty sector.

As a beauty therapist, you could offer many face and body treatments.

On a daily basis you might provide:

  • Facial massage and body massage
  • Indian Head massage
  • Apply Microdermabrasion
  • Electrical facial treatments
  • Electrical Body treatments
  • Waxing and Nail treatment
  • Makeup
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting and shaping

Besides the treatment, you also might:

  • Look over health, safety and hygiene of the salon
  • Client care, communication and salon reception duties
  • Consultant techniques and retail skills
  • Answer the telephones and greet clients
  • Book appointments for clients

Entry Requirements

We welcome every age of interested people. The courses have been designed to provide occupational and professional competence up to Level 3. It also provides a sound platform for further learning at Levels 3 and 4.

Employment Prospect

You will get huge demand if you hold a level 2 or level 3 qualified certificates as a beauty therapist. Many salons, spa, nail bars, health clubs, the cruise ship will look for a qualified therapist.

If you have already a qualified therapist but wants to sharpen your knowledge and skills more then you may take the advanced level diploma courses to acquire more knowledge.

You can find many opportunities as a beauty therapist in:

  • Owning your own business
  • Beauty salons and spa
  • Health clubs
  • Health Spa
  • Nail bars
  • Hotels
  • Cruise liners

If you want to work as a mobile therapist or offer work from home, we provide ABT nationally approved accreditation for all the courses that allows you to gain public liability insurance which includes a cover to work from home, salon or any other safe location in the UK or temporarily abroad( other than the USA or CANADA). It allows you to begin earning straight away, even while working towards a qualification.

This course qualifies for the Advanced Learner Loan subject to eligibility requirements.

As a Hair, Fashion and Media Make-Up Artist

This course is the huge opportunity to cherish your goal as a makeup artist. This course has been designed to work with your creative mind and hand on hair, fashion, and bridal and media make-up in this competitive industry. As a make-up artist you will open the door of huge opportunity towards you to work for someone else or to run your own business.

The interested students of this course would like to work in the different field of creative makeup industry including as fashion, photographic studios or theatre, runways, magazine and bridal event on anniversary, engagement, bridal shower or so on.

As a makeup artist you may require to create the look that your client want. Also maintain the theme and techniques of different looks in different sections with special effects or prosthetics such as false noses or bald caps.

Moreover, your daily tasks might include:

  • Apply highlighters and concealer
  • Face shapes and color wheel
  • Apply and blend foundation
  • Makeup for fashion, photographic and media
  • Eye Makeup and lip art
  • Apply false eyelashes
  • Hair extensions and dye hair.

You will also get the opportunity to work with camera and lighting crew, other performers, costume designers and other skilled makeup experts.

As well as carrying out a range of services, you also might:

  • Monitor Health and Safety considerations
  • Client care and consultation with great communication
  • Promote the tools for trade
  • Take notes and photos for reference of your work for future benefit.

Entry Requirement

A good command of writing and verbal English language is required. Also students need to bring a set of makeup brushes or purchase a set from our academy. All the makeup and products are included in course fee.

Opportunities for Employment

The creative course of Photographic, bridal, Fashion or media Make-up includes the full skills and knowledge to specialize in different area of photographic and media make-up services.

Many wide ranges of opportunities for Photographic, bridal and Fashion Make-up Artist lies in a variety of areas to find employment or self-business. This course qualifies Advances learner to work as a freelance Make-up Artist and gain employment in Television and Media.

Also it may include:

  • Make-up studio
  • Bridal Make-Up Artist
  • Professional Media Makeup Artist
  • Beauty salon
  • Production and Theatre companies
  • Commercial/Magazine
  • Photoshoots
  • Runway Makeup Artist
  • Hotels or resorts
  • Advanced Make-Up Artist working from home

The course of the make-up artist meet the requirements for the Advanced Learner Loan subject in our academy