- Course Code: UKMGC16UAB
- Location: Online
- Duration: 80 hours
- Cost: £899.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Includes the Following Courses
The beauty industry offers the opportunity for a satisfying and successful career that can take people around the world. There are many branches in the beauty sector and the more skills someone can offer, the better the opportunities available. This mega-course comprises 4 separate courses and is designed to provide those interested in working in beauty with the comprehensive working knowledge and the skills they need to achieve their dream and make a success of their career. Within this course, students will learn about hair styling and waxing, and the skills needed by nail technicians and make-up artists.
The hair styling course is a comprehensive guide to becoming a stylist. It begins with the history of hairdressing from the earliest historical times, then explains the qualifications needed to train as a hairdresser in the UK.
The technicalities of the anatomy and the life cycle of hair, as well as which parts of the hair determine its colour and texture are detailed, before covering how to handle client consultations and communicate effectively to achieve the best result. This is followed by a breakdown of the tools and products used for styling, and how to use them. A guide to recognising different facial shapes and hairstyles appropriate for each shape is followed by instructions for washing and conditioning hair.
The course also includes step-by-step directions for styling and colouring hair, plus styles for children. Styles for special occasions, plus braiding, and how to use hair extensions are included. This is followed by the importance of hygiene within salons. The final part discusses the practicalities of starting a business, managing costs, and marketing your salon.
Waxing is a popular service throughout the world, for both men and women. This course begins by explaining the function of the skin, the anatomy of hair, and its purpose on the body. It covers the benefits of waxing, the different methods that can be utilised to remove hair, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The mechanics of conducting a consultation, completing the necessary forms, ensuring a healthy and safe environment, and the importance of maintaining accurate client records is explained. How to create a professional working environment is also covered.
The following section of the course details the different equipment utilised in the industry and the advantages of disposable products. It lists the precautions that should be taken when waxing to prevent issues, and the importance of sanitisation. The next part of the waxing course demonstrates the methods for waxing different parts of the body, including the face, arms, legs, torso, and delicate areas. Finally, it explains various aftercare solutions, and how any problems should be handled.
The nail technician course starts with an explanation of the role of a nail technician, and the anatomy of both the nail and the different layers of the skin. The next section covers the importance of hygiene and effective preparation of the work area. It continues with how to conduct a consultation, offer advice and guidance, and help clients understand how to care for their nails afterwards to prolong the life of their manicure or pedicure.
The mechanics of performing manicures and pedicures, along with how to prepare and shape nails, and how to incorporate hand and arm massages in treatments is included. Acrylic, and gel nails and tips have become extremely popular and these, along with nail art and ideas for designs, are also covered in this course. The importance of health and hygiene of both equipment and workstations is also emphasised.
The last part of this section details some of the practicalities of setting up and running your business, including staffing, employee law, and maintaining accurate records.
Make-up has been part of human culture for millennia. This course includes some of the history of make-up from the time of Ancient Egypt, the role of the modern make-up artist, and some of the latest trends in the make-up world.
The anatomy of the skin, common problems that clients may present with, and how these can be solved are covered. The functions of different brushes, products and tools are explained, plus how to care for the equipment.
Students will learn make-up styles suitable for different occasions and seasons, plus techniques for brow shaping, and applying eyeliner and false lashes, blusher, and lip products. The particular requirements of make-up for TV, film and magazine work, and creating character looks is also discussed as an additional career option.
At the end of this Complete Beauty Diploma, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the beauty industry and the necessary skill sets to begin an exciting career.
- Overview of beauty and make-up artistry
- About lips, eyes, lashes and skin
- Psychology behind the use of make-up
- Modern make-up artistry trends
- History of make-up
- Cosmetics in ancient times
- Timeline of events in the evolution of make-up
- Make-up and feminists
- What a beauty make-up artist does
- You will learn what this career entails
- Identify with the career path sample guide
- Working conditions for make-up artists
- The skin's anatomy
- Function of the skin
- Skin care products and techniques
- What you can do to improve your clients' skin problems
- Tools that makeup artists use
- How to identify a good brush
- How to care for your brushes
- How to choose the right ones for various applications
- A more detailed account of how to use make-up artist brushes
- Identify what qualities to look for in brushes
- Know the importance of density, length and shape of the brush
- Tips for effective application
- Knowing how to choose the right foundation
- Know about tinted moisturisers
- Identify what other products you will need
- Applying the foundation
- How to use corrective make-up
- Tips for corrective make-up applications
- Essential tools
- How to use various products
- Various make-up styles
- How to decide on an angle
- Daytime looks
- Night-time looks
- How to apply eye make-up
- Different eye shapes and how to correct them
- Get to know common eye make-up mistakes
- List of eye make-up tools you cannot be caught without
- Techniques on how to apply eyeliner
- Identify the common eyeliner styles and how to accomplish them
- Learn the most common eyeliner mistakes
- Eyeliner types and how to use them
- How to groom the eyebrows
- Benefits of eyebrow grooming
- The biggest mistakes you can make
- How to fix problems when grooming brows
- How to add fake lashes into your looks
- How to apply fake lashes
- What you need to know about false lashes
- Common application mistakes and how to fix them
- How to apply cheek colour
- What you need to know about cheek colour
- Types of blush and when to use them
- Cheek colour based on facial shape
- How to apply lip colour
- Tips for lip colour application
- Benefits of using lip colour
- Common mistakes when applying lip colour
- About current beauty trends
- List of the most commonly used beauty trends right now
- Information on lip trends
- What is currently being used for eyes
- About various types of make-up that can be used in television, film, and magazines
- Overview of basic make-up
- How to emphasise features
- Character make-up - what you need to know
- How to match make-up and hair
- Types of looks
- Make-up based on hair colour
- Working with hair stylists
- Maintaining radiant skin
- Important steps
- Essential tips and advice
- Essential vitamins and minerals for radiant skin
- Make-up for the summer
- Make-up for winter
- Tips for identifying your client's season and applying make-up accordingly
- Latest season trends
- About advanced techniques of make-up application
- Some useful tips you can rely on
- Step-by-step guide to contouring
- Essential eye techniques
- Managing your salon
- Tips for working with product companies
- Money management
- About Health and Safety
- What is hair?
- Causes of unwanted hair
- Benefits of waxing
- Disadvantages of waxing
- Types of hair
- Anatomy of hair
- Purposes of having hair
- What kills and what stimulates the hair?
- Identifying various hair removal methods
- Basic process for each method
- The benefits and disadvantages of each method
- What areas of the body are best for using the different techniques
- How to conduct a proper client consultation
- What you should ask your clients during the consultation
- What a sample consultation form looks like
- Why ailments cause a contra-indication
- Health and Safety Policy
- Proper procedures for care
- Information and Training
- How to identify risks and hazards
- How to behave ethically as a professional in this industry
- How to keep accurate and up to date client records
- How to develop a professional environment
- How to record income and expenses
- Dress code
- Personal hygiene
- Conduct at work
- Setting up your salon
- Prepare various products
- Setting up of equipment
- Preparing the clients
- Written materials
- About the different types of waxes
- Types and sizes of waxing strips
- Type and uses for spatulas
- About the advantages of disposable products
- Precautions that one should take when waxing clients
- Useful tips to take advantage of
- Avoiding unwelcome side effects
- What to do if problems occur
- Function of the skin
- How to use this information
- How skin conditions can affect your services
- Different skin conditions
- Why sanitation and sanitization is so important
- Proper sanitation practices
- Waxing procedures
- Why this is so important for your client
- Preparing the equipment for application
- The application process
- Tips to help you wax successfully
- How to wax the face
- How to choose the right wax
- How to create a pattern
- Useful hints and tips
- How to wax above the lip
- Waxing side of lips
- Tips for effective upper lip waxing
- Advice for daily maintenance
- Methods for waxing the chin
- Important things to remember
- How to wax the chin and neck
- Things to watch out for
- How to wax eyebrows
- Eyebrow design procedures
- Advice for daily maintenance
- Useful tips
- How to wax underarms
- Preparing the underarm area for waxing
- How to deal with dark underarms
- Tips to achieve the best results
- How to wax the arms
- How to create a plan
- After-care for waxing arms
- How to wax the chest
- Step by step procedures to follow
- Useful tips
- After care procedures
- How to wax above the legs and knees
- The method for waxing the upper part of the leg
- The method for waxing the lower part of the leg
- The method for waxing the knee
- How to properly wax your client's back
- How to prepare for the appointment
- How to prevent damage
- How to soothe your client's pain after the procedure
- How to wax the bikini area
- Information about the most popular styles
- Preparing your client
- Essential tips and advice
- Treating the client after a procedure
- Waxing after care alternatives
- What to inform your client
- Setting up an effective after care plan
- Essential Do's when waxing
- Things you should never do to achieve best results
- What you should do when things don't go like they are planned
- Dealing with clients effectively who won't follow protocol
- The history of nail technology
- What a nail technician does
- An overview of the nail technology industry
- Why business skills are necessary for nail technicians
- About skin layers and their roles
- What the Epidermis is
- About the Dermis and the important role it plays
- What to do in the event the skin layer gets broken while treatment is being carried out
- About how fast nails grow and how to help them grow faster
- The structure of the nail
- Why understanding the nail anatomy is vital to your job
- The difference between the various parts of the nail
- How to maintain treatment areas between clients
- How to attain the highest standards when preparing your workplace
- How work station preparation plays an important role in infection control
- What your personal responsibilities are when it comes to hygiene maintenance
- The best way to establish exactly what the client wants
- How to offer your client guidance
- Why you should give your clients instruction in nail care
- How to maintain a good relationship with your clients
- What supplies you will need to perform a manicure
- How to shape the nails
- The best way to deal with cuticles
- How to make each manicure perfect – every time
- What you need to perform a pedicure
- How to remove old nail polish
- The best way to take care of cuticles and calluses
- How to polish the nails
- What equipment you need to do artificial nails
- How to add plastic nail tips
- How to make sure that nails are the right length for acrylic tips
- How to perfectly finish off acrylic nails
- What an arm/hand massage is and how to integrate it into a nail treatment
- About the anatomy of the arm, wrist and hand
- Different massage techniques
- About communicating with your client effectively regarding the massage
- What gel nails are and why they’re so popular
- The tools / equipment you will need to do this technique
- Step-by-step guide to doing gel nails
- Includes detailed instructional video
- What equipment you need
- Tips for creating great nail tips
- How to apply artificial nail tips
- How to prepare the nails for nail art
- About the importance of the base coat
- Where to find inspiration for nail art designs
- About different types of nail art
- How to maintain manicures
- How to use cuticle oil to fix nicks
- How to make a pedicure last longer
- When it is time to add another top coat
- About ensuring your premises is clean and fit for use
- How to make sure you keep your area well ventilated
- About keeping your equipment safe and hygienic
- About public health bodies you should be familiarising yourself with
- What running a salon entails
- Why you need to consider tax and your business set-up
- Why tracking costs are going to be vital to your success
- Why customer relations are going to be one of your top priorities
- What options are available to you if you wish to pursue self-employment
- The benefits and pitfalls of starting your own salon
- The benefits and pitfalls of becoming a mobile technician
- The benefits and pitfalls of working for a salon
- About creating a business plan and finding finance
- How to find the perfect location for a salon
- What you need to know about taxes and VAT
- What requirements and regulations you must abide by
- What type of environment you should aim to create
- About the importance of creating a waiting area
- What lighting options you have and how they affect the ambience
- About creating a salon display
- Why branding is so important
- How to create a website for your business
- How to promote your service via social media
- Why print advertising can still be an effective means of advertising
- What you need to consider when setting your prices
- How to create deals that don't ruin your profits
- When you should increase your prices
- How to promote your offers / deals
- Which products your salon should carry
- How to showcase your products
- When and How to Alter Your Merchandising
- Tips for increasing sales
- How to advertise for staff
- Employment law basics
- How much to pay staff
- How to train your staff
- How CRM works
- What you can do with the CRM data gathered
- How to choose the right CRM software
- How to use CRM to your advantage
- The costs associated with starting a salon
- The Ongoing Expenses Associated with Running a Salon
- How much you can expect to make after these costs
- The best way to keep costs down
- What kind of forms salon owners need
- About bookkeeping for salon owners and mobile technicians
- Whether you should use an accountant for your bookkeeping
- How you should track transactions
- Why hairdressing is an interesting career option to pursue
- Salient facts about the hairdressing industry in the UK
- Remuneration and payment levels in the hairdressing industry
- Hair styling in prehistoric times
- Evolution of hairstyles in Egypt and Greece
- Evolution of hairstyles in Rome, Africa and the Far East
- Training as an apprentice
- NVQ qualifications for a career in hairdressing
- Job availability and scope in the UK hairdressing industry
- The function of various parts like follicles, papillae and sebaceous glands
- Hair life cycle and how hair grows
- Parts of hair that determine hair texture, colour, length etc.
- Understanding the hair and scalp testing procedure
- Benefits of the process
- How hair samples are useful for health analysis
- Different types of combs and brushes
- Hair cutting tools (scissors, clippers and so on)
- Hair styling tools (curling irons, dryers and so on)
- Importance of shampoos, conditioners and volumisers; best brands
- Hair protein treatment and volumising products; best brands
- Hair straightening creams, hair sprays and deep conditioning products; best brands
- Phone Etiquette in a Hairdressing Establishment
- Front Office Etiquette
- Strategies for Client Consultation in Salons
- Importance of identifying hair types
- Working with Caucasian, Afro and Asian hair
- Hair types classified on the basis of texture and density
- Customer service tips
- Developing special services
- Learning to delegate
- Importance of face shape and why it's crucial to getting the right haircut
- Round, oval, heart-shaped faces and recommended hairstyle tips
- Square, diamond, triangle and oblong face shapes and recommended hairstyle tips
- Step by step procedure for hair shampooing
- Step by step procedure for hair conditioning
- Hair wash for men
- Brief history and evolution of the hair dryer
- Correct blow-drying techniques
- Blow-drying for short hair, bob cuts and long hair
- Techniques for creating curls
- How to use irons and rollers to set curls
- How to straighten hair
- How hair colouring works
- How to select the right hair colour for your clients
- Hair colour application
- Wedding hairstyles for short hair
- Wedding hairstyles for medium and long hair
- Wedding hairstyle for curly hair
- Hairstyles for little girls
- Buzz cut for little boys
- Hairstyles for children with afro-hair
- Classy hair up-styling options
- Creating French twist, braided bun, halo braids
- Creating spiral braids, classic braided bun, French braid topknot
- Benefits of Hair Extensions
- Hair wefts
- Different Types of Hair Extensions
- Equipment, Tools and Products for Head and Scalp Massage
- The Head and Scalp Massage Procedure
- Methodology to Perform a Head and Scalp Massage
- Tips and strategies for high levels of personal presentation
- How to clean the salon floor
- How to clean equipment and tools
- Pros and cons of working in Salons, Spas, Resorts
- Benefits and drawbacks to owning your own salon
- Pros and cons of offering mobile hairdressing services
- Why it is crucial to hire a great receptionist for your Salon
- How behaviour and communication are important assets
- Administration and inventory management
- Space Considerations
- Estimating Costs
- Rules and Regulations Governing Salons
- Offline Strategies
- Texting, sending updates, pre-booking clients, adverts on the radio, TV etc.
- Online Marketing Ideas for a Salon
- Tips to Obtain Successful Salon Business Capital
- Ongoing Expenses
- Different Pricing Strategies
- Basics of record keeping for salon businesses
- Business records for preparation of tax returns
- Record keeping and how it can help you manage the business
What our students have to say…
Well structured, clear, and easy to follow
I was bought this Nail course as a birthday present and it has really inspired me as I have always had a passion for Nail design.
This course was well structured, clear, and easy to follow. It ran smoothly and I knew exactly how long I was expected to work on each module.
I learnt all about the business side to the salon as well as physical skills and it was easy to do the exams and get my certificate. I would thoroughly recommend this course or similar ones to other people as it was so flexible and I can now take my new skills straight into the working world.
Lauren Dean – Southampton
Extremely easy to follow
This course is brilliant! Extremely easy to follow and understand. You are able to do it in your own time so there’s no pressure.
I’ve now just completed it and enjoyed the whole experience. I can’t wait to get my little business up and running.
Thank you all
Louisa Forsyth – Stratford upon Avon
This course was super fun and so easy to follow.
I loved the convenience of learning everywhere, I could use my phone or tablet and do the course in the car, breaks while at work or in the privacy of my living room. The videos were wonderful and the worksheets helped so much as well… I’m more confident in myself now 🙂
Tara Ireland – Surrey
Extremely interesting as well as informative
This is just what I needed to help me launch my business!
I am so excited to use all I have learned here and apply it to my own venture! Was wonderful learning all the science behind the role and was truly, exactly what I was looking for in a course.
I will be referring back to the materials, it is extremely interesting as well as informative!
Thank you so much!!!
Kirsty Johnson – Welwyn Garden City
The videos were a good way to practise
I’ve completed the course and have started to prepare myself as a mobile nail technician.
The online course was easy to understand and the videos were a good way to practise step by step.
Fiona Lobley – Brant Broughton
I couldn’t have had a better course
This is brilliant, I couldn’t have had a better course to do, having the videos as well help so much
Ellis Gardiner – Gloucester
An amazing way to turn your hobby into a nice little money maker
I started doing nails as a hobby, and my interest just carried on growing, I never thought that I would end up qualified!
This is an amazing way to turn your hobby into a nice little money maker and boost your own confidence and knowledge in the process.
Amy Armstrong – Cumbria
Great course which is simple to do
Great course which is simple to do but you get a great qualification in the end, and if you fail a unit it is simple to retake.
Full knowledge of area so it makes it easier to start a business and tells you the legal things you need to know as well.
Charlie Thurlow – Redcar
Enjoyed Every Module
Thank you for the amazing opportunity to be a nail technician! The course is very interesting, helpful and detailed. I have enjoyed every module and very very soon I’ll have a certificate! Highly recommend!
Justina Pavliukoviciene – Peterborough
Easy to Understand
Great course worth the money very detailed yet easy to understand and all official with a certificate at the end, it’s very interesting and fun.
Cherish King – Milton Keynes
Amazing course! Clear training videos and everything you need to know to become a nail tech! I’m so pleased I decided to do this. It’s put me on track to work for myself and own my own business.
Kelly Goulding – Corby
I was a little sceptical about doing an online course as I thought it wouldn’t be very in depth, but how wrong I was!
Very thorough and covered everything you could possibly need. I trained many years ago and wanted a refresh and this was perfect and enabled me to get my insurance and feel confident being back in the Beauty Industry.
I’m now about to start another refresh course on waxing and can’t wait to get going, I will most certainly be back to do more. If you’re unsure whether to do an online course, don’t be, its a must. Highly recommended!
Sue Pearce – Hoddesdon
I can’t stop studying!
I started this course only one day ago and I cant stop studying. The information is very informative. I like the way the course gives you time to practise to get the skill right before you move on to the next subject.
I am looking forward to completing the course so I can start doing the nails properly. Highly Recommended.
Mia James – Hull
Who can take the Complete Beauty Diploma course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The Complete Beauty Diploma Course consists of 4 courses:
Each course consists of between 22 and 27 individual modules.
Modules can take from 20 to 90 minutes to complete. You are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Do I have to study the courses in a certain order?No. You can study the courses in any order you choose. If you want to, you can do one module from a course and then move on to the next course.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Yes. Once you have completed all of the modules for each course there will be a multiple choice test.
The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for each test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process.
We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Complete Beauty Diploma course?We estimate that the course will take about 80 hours to complete in total.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.