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The beauty industry is exciting and diverse, bringing together creative professionals to deliver extraordinary experiences and services to clients.

St Helens College offers an extensive range of courses from beauty therapy and makeup techniques to spa therapy and nail technology, enabling you to specialise in your chosen profession in our fully equipped, commercial salon, The Lounge. 

Each course also provides excellent progression from level 1 qualifications through to degree level study. 

You will benefit

From contouring and false eyelashes to spray tanning, pedicures and skin care treatments, you’ll perfect your skills on paying customers in The Lounge. 

The Lounge features a hairdressing salon, three treatment rooms and a nail bar with additional spa facilities including a monsoon shower, ice facility, dry floatation chamber, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

You will succeed

Our industry expert tutors have held successful careers with global companies such as Dermalogica and Medex, and are very passionate about sharing their knowledge and employer links with you to ensure that you have the necessary skill set to succeed in your career. 

With this, you will have the opportunity to work with local employers and industry specialists, gaining insight and experience of working in this diverse and exciting industry.

You will stand out

To ensure that you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or additional qualifications, we will encourage you to participate in exclusive events and industry competitions, to showcase your skills such as WorldSkills UK.

However, our courses are not just about helping you to gain your qualification, you will also build a great deal of work experience, new working contacts, develop friendships, relevant knowledge and life-long skills.

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A qualification in beauty or spa therapy could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020 is 3%. 30,000 beauticians and related jobs within our region by 2020. £13k-£30k+ average earning potential per year
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources.



Inspiring Success

Sophie Thumb

“Learning about a variety of beauty treatments and taking part in a work placement, has given me the confidence to secure a part-time position in a local salon.”

Sophie, Level 2 Diploma

Read Sophie's full story
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Why study Beauty, Nails, Makeup and Complementary Therapies with us?

Enrichment Activities

Enhance your skills with enrichment activities such as ear piercing and casualty makeup.

Extensive Courses

We have a diverse range of courses with excellent progression opportunities.

Experienced Tutors

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach. 

Industry Competitions

Stand out from the crowd with prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills and AHT.

Creative Environment

Develop your creativity and skills in our modern, commercial beauty salon and spa, The Lounge. 

Latest Brands

You will work with the latest salon brands such as Dermalogica, Eve Taylor and Glitterbels by Annabel.