- Why attending a Beauty Academy as an adult is the best time to learn! -

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Regardless of your career field, continuing your education is vital to keeping up with the latest trends, methods, and licensing. If it’s been a while since you were in education things may be a little different but panic not. As an experienced and reputable Beauty Academy, Beauty Courses 4U are here to help you get the most out of your learning as an adult learner.

1. Successful Qualities

Adult learners ought to have a firm grasp of what it takes to be successful. Some of the qualities needed to run your own salon or work as a beauty therapist include dedication, determination, the ability to prioritize, self-belief, and perseverance. Chances are, if you’re looking into continuing your education, you possess at least one of these qualities. You’re on the right track to success!

2. Do it … Today!

Procrastination can be your biggest enemy when it comes to developing your skills within the beauty industry. Online classes might be tempting because you are allowed to work at your own pace, but do not mistake them for being easy. Running our very successful Beauty Academy we can honestly say that face to face training is the best way to learn. We’re on hand to answer any questions you may have and we’ll be by your side, from the start right through to the end.

3. Determination

To be successful in developing new and existing skills, you must be determined to succeed. Turn off the TV, silence your mobile phone, and put a movie on for the kids (if you have children). This is your time to study, attend your face to face course/s and get ahead of the competition.

4. Set Goals

Do you have goals that are specific and measurable? Write down your goals and tell us so we can help you to achieve them! Tell your friends what you want to achieve. Making your goals known will push you in the right direction to achieve them. You’re clearly training for a reason?! If your goal is to earn an additional beauty certificate, write the steps it will take to attain the certification and take action! We are here to help you, so don’t delay. Get in touch and we can help you.

5. Financially Sound

Make sure you have your financial situation squared away. Will you pay for your courses up front? Can you apply for  financial aid? Now that you’re in your adult years having your finances determined prior to starting your course/s will take a great deal of pressure off your shoulders and will ensure your training is as hassle free as possible.

6. Ask for Help

If you need a topic to be clarified or want to know more about our full range of services we offer here at Beauty Courses 4U, do not hesitate to ask. We want to help you succeed in your quest to learn new skills or develop your existing ones so you can further your career within the beauty and hair industry!

- Prep, Set, Glow! -


With Summer on it’s way, it’s time to shake up our make up techniques and learn how to create the perfect healthy glow! Our blog this month covers some incredible top tips and product picks from our expert team of Make Up Tutors who have vast experience within the industry and keep their fingers on the pulse with the latest make up trends.

Top Tips & Product Picks to Create the Perfect “Just Back From Holiday’ Glow Everyday!

  1. Apply an amazing illuminator for a beautiful Hollywood shimmer.
  2. Always apply a great primer to ensure longevity and make up that lasts all night! Primer helps make up to sit correctly and avoids smudging and make up transfer and creasing. Opt for a radiant but natural dewy look.
  3. A full coverage foundation applied using a beauty blender and stippling technique ensures the foundation is buffed into the top layer of the skin, finished with powder for an ultra long lasting effect and a totally flawless finish.
  4. Widen and brighten the eyes with big lashes & bold liner! Gel liner and soft lashes give a glamorous, wide awake pop to the eyes and really lift an entire make up look. Finish with lashings of mascara to help give a seamless join between natural lashes and strip lashes for an “are they or aren’t they real?” appeal to eyes.
  5. Highlighter – an absolute must-have! Apply under the brow bone, top of cheek bones and the centre of the face (chin, Cupid’s bow and nose) to ensure the face is taken from a flat finish to a beauty 3D glowing finish that really enhances your facial features.
  6. Always add sparkle, it simply must be done! Metallic or shimmer eye-shadows, high shine lip gloss and a finishing spray with shine completes a going out glam look.

Want to develop greater confidence in your make up techniques? Looking to begin working as a Make Up Artist? Our fully Accredited Make Up training courses are a great way to learn the skills you need to turn your love of make up into your own successful business!

Get in touch

If you are looking to start a new career or add to your continued professional development, Beauty Courses 4U have the course for you.  Whether you live, work or socialise in the Midlands area or are based further afield, get in touch today and discover how we can help you complete a recognised qualification today!

- Learn the art of massage with Beauty Courses 4U -


Most of our students here at Beauty Courses, the Midlands number one beauty training course, are shocked at just how much they learn through one of our professional courses. Many students just don’t expect to be able to learn so many skills in such a short space of time but this is why we stand out from the crowd in terms of our fantastic range of highly successful courses.

With this in mind, we’ve collated a few FAQ’s for you to browse through before you sign up to one of our massage courses:

I haven’t done any massage before, are your courses right for me?

Many of our massage courses are designed for individuals with no prior experience in massage.

It’s been many years since I’ve done any studying/ extra courses. Will I be OK?

It’s very common for our students to be in this position, and our courses are designed to offer you a very gentle landing in the world of additional learning.

What can I expect in terms of work once I have qualified?

It’s great to know that massage therapy is a growing profession. Many therapists open their own practice while others work in health clubs, hotels, cruise liners and many other areas. Some of our students use their training to supplement their existing income through additional part-time work. Many others choose to progress to specialist complementary therapy qualifications to further enhance their learning and skillset and move into different areas of work.

Does massaging make your hands/back/shoulders hurt?

No. We teach effective body use to look after your body while massaging.

What do I need to bring along to a training course?

We will include full details in the confirmation email we send you after you’ve made your course booking.

What can I do if I have any questions after the course is complete?

Students who have completed a course can ask questions after the course is complete. We encourage ongoing development and love to stay in touch to ensure you continue to learn across time.

It is not convenient for me to travel to you. How can I complete a course with you?

Mobile tuition may be available depending on your location.  Please call for details.

How can I pay for my course?

Get in touch today to discuss paying for your course and getting enrolled- we have various options available to you.

What other courses do you offer?

We offer a fantastic range of courses across the Midlands and the whole of the UK. Don’t doubt your potential- sign up to any of our courses today by checking out of courses page:


- Why choose BC4U -


A career in beauty therapy offers a world of opportunity. From running your own business to working on luxury cruise liners to successfully managing a bespoke spa in a top hotel, a qualification in beauty therapy will offer varied career paths and high job satisfaction.

So, whether you are looking to start out in beauty therapy or develop your existing skill-set, our highly experienced and friendly team of tutors here at Beauty Courses 4U will help you realise your potential and gain nationally recognised qualifications at the same time!

Benefits of choosing Beauty Courses 4U

Based in the Midlands, Beauty Courses 4U is an accredited Beauty Training Academy offering a fantastic range of short course programmes in beauty, hair and complementary therapies alongside a whole wealth of other courses. The tutors here at Beauty Courses 4U have trained many students over the years and we are delighted to say that we have people coming to train with us from all over the United Kingdom including Leicester, Peterborough, London, Birmingham, Manchester and everywhere in between!

Offering a wide range of fantastic courses to anyone who wants to pursue a new career in the world of hair and beauty, or for people who just want to enhance their current skill set, Beauty Courses 4U have something for everyone. Each and every one of our courses are delivered by highly trained professional tutors who have a wealth of experience in the hair and beauty industry and ooze passion about the courses they deliver.

As the Midlands #1 Beauty Training Academy, Beauty Courses 4U has always offered a wide range of starter and advanced beauty therapy courses. It really is wonderful to see so many enthusiastic students enrolling on our courses year after year and going from strength to strength in their careers. Our training courses have an enviable standard of excellence with many former students now enjoying careers at the forefront of the professional beauty industry which is amazing to witness!

What’s more, all of our tutors here at Beauty Courses 4U are all highly qualified therapists with years’ of teaching experience, so you can be sure that you will benefit from the very best tuition available. Each and every tutor lives and breathes the world of beauty, hair and make-up and their passion and drive is what makes our range of courses so appealing to students (and so successful over the years!)

And for total peace of mind, you can choose how much you do and how quickly you gain your qualifications. You can choose one course or tailor-make a complete programme to fulfil your individual requirements; it really is entirely up to you! Our team of ‘oh so’ friendly advisors are on hand to help you make the choice that’s right for you and ensure you explore every option available to you.

Pre course essentials

Throughout of range of courses, any course pre-requisites are detailed, wherever applicable. For some courses there are no pre-requisites other than an interest in the subject, these are ideal for anyone starting out on a career in beauty whereas other courses are more advanced and we explain what level of experience and qualifications are needed to enrol on them. Our training advisors are always on hand to explain, answer any questions or concerns you may have and help you to book the right course for you.

Get in touch

So, if you are looking to start a new career or add to your continued professional development, Beauty Courses 4U have the course for you.  Whether you live, work or socialise in the Midlands area or are based further afield, get in touch today and discover how we can help you complete a recognised qualification today!




- Our fantastic Make Up Workshops -



If you want to learn more about the art of professional make up, any one of our dedicated makeup courses could be just what you are looking for. From workshops to fully intensive week long course, Beauty Courses 4U has everything you could wish for and more!

But why choose a make-up workshop?

Here at Beauty Courses 4U, the Midlands number one Beauty Training Academy, our workshops are not only enjoyable but they also enhance your knowledge in the industry enabling you to pursue the different fields of make-up artistry available as a result.

Make-up artistry offers a creative, innovative, and rewarding opportunity with varying options available to you, depending on your experience and skills. We’re proud to say that Beauty Courses 4U have had great success with our Make-up workshops over the years and remain ever popular with our students, and long may this continue!

Providing an educational training centre which helps to enhance your knowledge and skills in various aspects of make-up artistry, we’re here to help you learn, develop and flourish within the beauty industry, whether you live in the West Midlands, East Midlands or further afield.

Covering the whole of the UK, Beauty Courses 4U help you develop the skills required to learn more about professional make-up application, from preparing and priming the skin to the use of foundation, and from mastering eye shadow blending and contouring to creating the perfect lip, our dedicated team of beauty experts will teach you the skills needed to become a confident and competent make-up artist. Each of our expertly trained and experienced tutors work with you to bring out your natural talent and desire to learn more and achieve fantastic results through our training of techniques and products.

Our half day Makeup Workshops are ideal for beginners who want to develop their confidence in the art of make-up application and purchasing products and are designed to make you proficient in beauty techniques in order to further your career within the beauty industry.

We are here to help you succeed within the very competitive world of make-up and beauty and are delighted to say that all of our courses are accredited with ‘The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists’. This means that at the end of your chosen course and upon successful completion, you’ll walk away with a nationally recognized Diploma qualification, ready to help you excel in your career path.

And with all of our tutors being professional make-up artists, fully devoted to achieving excellence in make-up artistry, Beauty Courses 4U is the number 1 choice for beauty workshops and courses across the Midlands.

Want to learn more about the range of make-up courses we offer? Simply follow the below link and get in touch if you have any questions or want to book yourself onto any one of our upcoming courses today!


- First Aid at Work Course -


Discover why a First Aid at Work course is a must for all whatever industry you work in!

Beauty Courses 4U are delighted to announce the arrival of one of our most popular and crucial courses available, our First Aid at Work course.

Our very first course was a resounding success on the 27th April 2016 and spaces are filling up very fast for our next one on the 25th May! Why not take a sneak peek at a short video from our last course to see what’s included within this highly professional course, delivered by industry experts?

Want to know more?

If you are considering enrolling on this course but want to learn more about who and what is this course suitable for, look no further! First and foremost, this course is ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about first aid and in particular in the workplace environment.

Beauty Courses 4U’s first aid training for the workplace is aimed at teaching people the skills to have confidence to deal with an emergency situation that they may be faced with. It also helps to manage risks and time lost due to illness or injury in the workplace, regardless of your industry.

Some of the key areas covered within our dedicated course include:

  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • How to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • How to assess an incident
  • How to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • How to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • How to manage a casualty with external bleeding

Important Note

Our fantastic First Aid at Work is Trainer Assessed throughout the course and the assessment should determine your own ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work and to deal with a casualty. All Assessment Criteria in the units must be achieved to pass the course.

How to Book

If you are interested in taking our First Aid at work course, please do not hesitate to get in touch today; we’ll be happy to get you booked in on the course and enrolled and look forward to seeing you later this month or at another of our upcoming events across the wider Midlands area.



- Bluesky Gel Nails course: why choose BC4U? -


If you are looking to train as a nail technician or are looking to add further skills to your ever growing portfolio, why not train with the Midlands best beauty training academy, Beauty Courses 4U?

Based in Nuneaton but covering both the West Midlands as well as the East Midlands area, Beauty Courses 4U are delighted to now offer dedicated training courses in Bluesky gel polish to a wide range of students, from beginners to more experienced nail technicians.

While Bluesky gel polish has been in use in the UK for several years, it hasn’t until more recently had the recognition it deserves in the professional beauty industry. And now it has, we are over the moon to be able to offer a fantastic course focused 100% on Bluesky gel nails.

What you will learn

Through our course you’ll learn absolutely everything you need to know about this amazing product. From preparing your client for the application of the gel nails, physically applying the varnish to learning all about relevant safety procedures, the careful removal of the gel nails as well as maintaining beautiful nails for as long as possible, we’ve got it all covered!

Of course, for anyone keeping their finger on the pulse in the world of make-up and beauty, it’s no surprise that gel nails are one of the most popular treatments in salons today. According to a recent survey, gel nails featured second behind eyelash extensions in the table of courses that therapists most wanted to train in and so we’re excited to be able to offer this course to anyone looking to enhance their skills or learn something completely new!

What influences people in choosing Beauty Courses 4U as a training provider?

While there is plenty of choice for anyone who wants to train in Gel Nails, Beauty Courses 4U has many years of experience in the beauty industry and are ranked the best in the West Midlands and East Midlands area. Some of the reasons people choose us and return to learn with us, course upon course, is the fact we genuinely know our stuff when it comes to all aspects of make-up, beauty and nails! This is obviously great news for anyone looking to develop their skills with a fantastic Bluesky Gel Nails course, so why wait? Get in touch to find out more.

And for those wanting to learn a little more about why we’re number one in the Midlands (and beyond!) for Bluesky Gel Nails, some of the many reasons people choose Beauty Courses 4U over our competitors in the local area include that fact:

  • They’ve been recommended by a colleague, family member or friend who have recently completed the same course, or another with us
  • The cost of the Bluesky Gel Nail course is high value for money at only £80
    (£60 for the practical element and £20 for the online element)
  • The course is delivered within close proximity to your home to fit in with your day to day schedule
  • The training is accredited and will look fantastic on your CV
  • They have seen our amazing website and have taken the time to explore the large range of choice on offer in regards to the courses we run throughout the year
  • They’ve seen us at a trade fair or exhibition and have visited our stall or stand

Want to find out more? Get in touch today and develop your skills with Beauty Courses 4U, the Midlands leading beauty academy training provider.




- Ideal Eye Deals this month! -


This month Beauty Courses 4U have been focused 100% on the world of EYES! And to celebrate, we’re offering an amazing £30 off when you sign up for two eye courses with us.

Choose from courses in Temporary Eyelash Extensions, Eyelash Perming (ELP),  Eyelash & Brow Tinting, Eyebrow Shaping (EBS) and Threading; the choice is yours so take your pick and mix and match as you please! And don’t forget: demonstrating our dedication in providing a range of fantastic courses to all our courses are accredited with ‘The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists’.

With this in mind, to help make your decisions a little easier, we’ve provided you with a quick low down on each of the courses we offer.

Temporary Eyelash Extensions

Learn how to safely apply strip and cluster/flare lashes using temporary adhesives suitable for every kind of occasion. Cluster lashes are a fantastic option for thick, full natural looking lashes over a couple of weeks while strip lashes are a perfect quick fix for a night out full of fun. During this course, you will learn the techniques used in application, removal and maintenance of temporary eyelash extensions so you are able to offer these services to your own clients.

Eyelash Perming

On this fantastic course you’ll cover the techniques used in the process of eyelash perming such as curling the natural lashes using a semi-permanent procedure with eyelash rollers, safely applying perming gel, neutralizer and a collagen gel to create a fuller look to eyelashes.

Eyelash & Brow Tinting

This fantastic course will teach you how to tint lashes and brows by understanding the dyeing process to create stunning eyebrows and eyelashes for your clients. Getting longer and more voluminous lashes and vivid brows is a top priority for many as tinting makes eyes look brighter and more impressive, even first thing in the morning. Plus, eye and brow tinting is not only practical but time-saving, too!

Eyebrow Shaping

During this amazing course you’ll learn the importance of good eyebrow shape or EBS as it’s known in the industry. Through professional shaping eyebrows are given definition and help to lift the brow area, in turn, opening up the face.

Eyebrow Threading

One of our most popular courses, Eyebrow Threading continues to be as popular as it always has been because it works perfectly in creating neat and symmetrical brows. Learn the ancient art of threading to ensure perfectly sculpted eyebrows for your clients which can take a number of years off your face!

So, whatever you want to develop your skills in, regardless of which courses you choose, you’ll receive an amazing £30 off when you book two eye courses this month.

For those wanting to learn more about the range of eye courses on offer at the Midlands most popular beauty training academy, call 0247 767 1121 today to speak with one of our qualified and trained staff who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.




- Career change- Five top tips -


Five tips on how to make a successful career change

Throughout January, Beauty training academy, Beauty Courses 4U, has been offering 10% off all courses booked before the end of the month- we hope you’ve taken advantage of this fantastic offer as you start your career change journey with us.

If you’re thinking about switching career paths, here’s some excellent advice from our BC4U founder, Cindy Bansal.

Don’t get into the mindset that you only have one chance to change career:

“When people start talking about their “true calling” or “finding their dream career” it adds a lot of pressure to an already difficult decision.

People change career direction several times in their life, so try to think in terms of what you would like to try next. That said, the lucky ones find a career they love and never look back, like me for example! The key is to think about the kind of skills you enjoy and are good at, the environment you’d like to work in and the kind of people you want to work with.

Once you’ve narrowed it down to two or three areas, you’ll be clearer in your decisions on where you would like your career to go, be it hair, beauty, massage or henna, and so forth. Just remember, you can always change your mind or develop additional skills at a later date.”

A gradual approach to changing your career can work well for many people: 

“While some people want to reinvent their career overnight, I would say that it is far more realistic to work towards a new career over time. This might mean making changes in your current job, studying a with Beauty Courses 4U to develop your existing skills or generate new ones, shadowing someone in the role, or learning new skills to make yourself more attractive to potential employers.

It might also mean that you gradually move into your new career via a series of jobs rather than one giant leap – this is why studying with the UK’s leading training academy is ideal for you. Our fantastic range of courses can help you when you need it the most so why wait? Take your pick from our range of courses available and embrace your potential today.

Network with people in your chosen sector: 

“The best way to understand the internal culture of a business and the way it treats people, including during their recruitment process, is to talk to those currently employed with the company. Spread your net wide – from junior to senior employees to really understand how it all works.’’

The first steps to take when thinking of changing career: 

“Your starting point is to really think about what’s important to you in a career. What sort of working environment do you think you’ll be happy in? What energises you most work-wise? And what do you naturally love doing and are good at?

All these questions will help you to identify some possible avenues. Spending a bit of time thinking about yourself and what fulfils you will help you to make the right choices when it comes to developing your skills in the beauty industry- you’ve just got to think about what it is that you really love doing.”

You need to believe that it really can happen: 

“One of the hardest things with a change of career is, believing that you can do this new task, and do it well. We tend to think of ourselves as a stay at home mum, a part time waitress or an accounts assistant for example.

That’s what seems to define us. Now we have to re-define ourselves and begin to believe it deeply inside us.

Once we believe it, others will too. As soon as you start believing you work well in this industry, your confidence will flourish and you will begin to shine!

For more information on the fantastic array of courses on offer, see here


- It’s a big business for beauty therapists -


Believe it or not, the UK beauty industry is worth a mesmerising £17 billion and shows no sign of letting up.

Engaging over a 1 million workers throughout the whole of the UK, the beauty industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the country so why wouldn’t you want to be a part of it?

In a nutshell, the beauty industry provides genuine advice and treatments for individuals who want to improve the appearance of their faces, bodies and hair.

The average woman spends a massive £100,000 on beauty products in her lifetime as per the Daily Mail’s research, while the average 30 year old man spends £100 a month on beauty products and treatments which demonstrates just how popular such industries are for the men and women of the UK.

The idea of making ourselves look beautiful, following recent trends and spending our well earned money on a flurry of fantastic treatments and products drives further the ever increasing and growing industry.

In 2014, an 8.5% growth in the beauty industry was celebrated while this year an increasing estimated growth is set to top all statistics due to a focus on men’s grooming and anti-ageing products and treatments but the full figures will be revealed in due course.

But where does our idea of beauty and being beautiful come from? How has it changed over the years? How do we define what is beautiful and what is not?

First things first, what does it mean to be beautiful? Many artists, poets, philosophers and anthropologists think they’ve discovered the answers and for many, they believe that beauty comes from within.

‘Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.’ George W. Russell.

‘Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.’ – Chinese philosopher; Confucius.

While some believe beauty can be found in anything: ‘In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.’ – Author; Alice Walker.

It is clear to see that the evidence points to the fact that the beauty industry is most definitely a career to be tapped in to and seems to be extremely lucrative indeed.

So, if you fancy a career in the beauty industry, look no further than Beauty Courses 4U, based in Nuneaton, West Midlands.

Beauty Courses 4U will take you on a journey you’ll never forget and we are certain you will enjoy the experience!

With the right skills and an eye for style, your prospects for a career in the beauty industry could look as good as the people you pamper. Read on to find out more how Beauty Courses 4U can help transform your dreams into a reality.

Get in contact with our Beauty Courses 4U team who will be happy to discuss your personal requirements, career dreams and help you plan your course choices for 2016.

Call now on 0247 767 1121 or 0778 602 0008 or email [email protected] to find out more!




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