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Frequently Asked Questions


Why study at The London School of Beauty & Make-up?

Established since 1995, The London School of Beauty & Make-up is one of the largest, private educational providers in the UK, devoted exclusively to world class make-up and beauty therapy education. With a variety of full time, part time, evening and weekend courses available to enrol on, The London School of Beauty & Make-up believes that the best educational experience comes from a collaboration of first class teaching by expert Lecturers, industry led Workshops, Master Classes and Graduate Alumni Learning and Development Mentorship Programmes.

Ideally located in the cosmopolitan, cultural and vibrant capital City of London, #LSBM is situated 2 minutes from Barbican Tube Station and 5 minutes walk from Farringdon and Moorgate in the heart of London’s creative quarter. Offering internationally world renowned courses, by leading Make-Up Artists and Beauty Therapy Lecturers, the school has 3 onsite state of the art make-up studios, a photographic area, lifestyle salon and spa, laser and IPL medi-suite.  With students from all corners of the globe and Tier 4 sponsor status from the UKVI, The London School of Beauty & Make-up is the ultimate destination of choice for those who wish to enter the innovative, vibrant and rewarding world of Make-up Artistry and Beauty Therapy.  LSBM offer a comprehensive and competitively priced make-up kit and brush set to students enrolled on our make-up artistry courses, in addition to membership of the renowned LSBM Events Team. Guest Master Classes and Continuing Professional Development Workshops are also available for graduates, in addition to links to jobs via our Student Alumni Membership database and affiliation with Artistry Network.  Public liability insurance is also available through MASA for Make-up and BABTAC for Beauty Therapy.


What qualifications can I study at LSBM?

The London School of Beauty & Make-up offer a variety of full time, part week, evening, weekend and short courses, which students can enrol on ranging from Make-up Artistry to Beauty Therapy.  For more detailed information on individual courses please review our dedicated Introduction to Make-up Courses and Introduction to Beauty Therapy Courses pages.


Does The London School of Beauty & Make-up help me to build my portfolio and CV?

In addition to industry expert Master Classes, CPD Workshops and Professional Photo Shoots, our Lecturers also provide career advice, in addition to one to one sessions to discuss their long term ambitions and career aspirations.  #LSBM also offers each successful graduate the opportunity to join our prestigious and highly sought after Events Team, giving further opportunity to work at industry related events, shows and shoots and keep students regularly updated of relevant design, makeup and beauty events taking place in London.


Will I be able to obtain insurance after graduating?

Yes, once qualified you will be able to gain public liability insurance from both MASA and BABTAC, which you will require if working as a Freelance Make-up Artist or Beauty Therapist. The London School of Beauty & Make-up also have links with Virgin Startup (www.virginstartup.org), who offer start-up loans supported by Mentors and advice to young Entrepreneurs in their first twelve months of trading.


Will I be able to get jobs after the course?

As a highly respected school of excellence, LSBM are regularly approached by industry leaders and well known brands who are seeking the skills of qualified Make-up Artists and Therapists.  The school receives many job placement requests each year, all of which are cascaded to our Graduate Alumni.


Where are LSBM Make-up Graduates working now?

Successful graduates have gone on to work as Freelancers in the diverse sectors of TV and Film, Bridal, Theatre, Catwalk, Fashion Editorial, Music, Retail, Corporate Companies as well as in luxury Spa Resorts, Cruise Ships, Prestigious Salons and in the fields of Training, both here in the UK and overseas.


What is The London School of Beauty & Make-up Events Team?

We encourage all LSBM Alumni to join our renowned events team on completion of their course.  Gaining valuable industry experience in the disciplines of Make-up Artistry and Beauty Therapy, our events team have worked on numerous high level projects since its evolution in 2012.  The LSBM Events Team not only allows you to develop your portfolio and CV, it also provides excellent networking opportunities at prestigious City events and first-hand experience in the fields of corporate, fashion, retail and freelance industry related work.  Joining the Events Team is not mandatory, however is advisable as part of your development as a new Make-up Artist or Beauty Therapist.  Membership of the #lsbmeventsteam allows you to fit in around your work commitments and you only attend the jobs you wish to attend.  Often members of the Events Team have made industry contacts, leading to paid roles.  Events that LSBM students have supported are LFW, Children in Need, Vogue House Boardroom, Goldsmiths MA Filmmaking Group, 118 188 Beauty Campaign, (BBC) The One Show, Miss Teen Queen and Miss London City UK, ITV, Elite Model Management, Great Ormond Street, The Shangri-La at The Shard, Thomas Lyte at The Burlington Arcade, Malmaison Boutique Hotels, Sky TV and many more.  Please contact info@beauty-school.co.uk for further information.


Enrolment and Fees?

Enrolment for each course is completed online with a deposit required to confirm your place on the course.  The remaining fees must be paid in full one month prior to the course starting, however for longer courses instalment plans are available.  For students who would like to meet the team and have a facilities tour prior to enrolling on a course, we run a series of Open Days throughout the year and also offer 121 interviews.  Please contact the Education and Artistry Team on 020 7776 9766 for further information.


I am An International Student living outside the UK, am I able to enrol on LSBM Courses?

International students are eligible to attend full time courses of over a month in duration and under 6 months with a valid Student Visitors Visa.  If you are a national of a country which is not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland you will need to have permission to come to the UK and a student Visitor Visa.  All international students from outside EU are required to pay our International Students Administration Charge Band A, B, C or D as stated in the course fees.  International students who wish to enrol on one our CIBTAC/CIDESCO Courses will require a face to face or telephone interview to establish suitability and eligibility for the course, prior to a CAS number being applied for.


DO LSBM Provide student accommodation?

We do not provide accommodation services, however we have compiled a link of useful contacts that may assist you in your search for somewhere to live, whilst studying with us.

What is the Complaints Procedure?

We have a school complaints policy and procedure which is available on all student noticeboards throughout the school. All other policies are available from the schools administration office.

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