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Do you have an interest in nails, beauty treatments or make-up trends? Does the idea of improving your communication skills by working on clients excite you? If yes, then a career in beauty therapy, nail services or media make-up could be your future.
Chloe Josephs successfully achieved L2 and L3 and is now working as a beauty therapist at a new salon in Southampton
There are some fantastic career prospects in this dynamic, fast moving industry for people with both personality and creative flair. You might want to specialise in a certain area such as skincare, and work for names such as Clinique or Clarins. We offer courses from level 1 to level 4 in beauty including subjects like manicure, pedicure, massage, media make-up, waxing, electrical epilation, nail technology, nail art and also work skills such as customer service and health care. On our full time courses we offer trips, work experience and you get to participate in our annual industry week. We also offer other courses alongside your main qualification to give you the skills you need to achieve your dream.
You could work in a beauty salon, in a spa/health club, for a cruise liner or airline, as a fashion or theatrical make-up artist, beauty therapist, nail technician or work freelance.
You will work in the college's commercial salon 'Kudos', which provides students with an outstanding learning and real working environment with modern equipment. The Kudos Hair and Beauty salons are open to members of the public during the week (including some Saturdays). Working with real, paying clients, gives you the opportunity to enhance your customer service skills and improve your range of beauty treatment skills.
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Work experience partnership established with Debenhams
All of our L2 and L3 beauty students are gaining valuable experience from working on the cosmetic counters and perfumery departments at Debenhams (Southampton) thanks to the excellent work experience partnership that has been formed between the college and the leading premium health and beauty retail store.
Depending on your GCSE grades, you may be able to study an A Level alongside your chosen level 3 career led course.