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Why choose an online hair and beauty course?

Hairdresser styling womans hair

As the UK economy begins its long road to recovery, one industry guaranteed to be booming is hair and beauty. During the last year here at Open Study College, we have noticed more and more students choosing to study an online hair and beauty course in preparation for the inevitable surge in demand when restrictions are eased.

After 12 months of lockdowns, temporary closures, and life-changing challenges, the UK public is desperate for a return to normality. They want to get their hair cut, have their nails done, or visit the spa after a year of nothing. This, coupled with the demand for online hair and beauty courses, means we are sure to see a huge amount of growth in hair and beauty services over the coming months.

So, what does this mean for you?

As the hair and beauty industry grows, now is the perfect time for you to start achieving your dream career! Or, if you’re already in the industry, here's your chance to expand your services and attract more clients.

Choosing distance learning

Distance learning offers those wishing to improve their career prospects the opportunity to learn at their own pace, without needing to attend a physical college or university. This means that you can continue to work and take care of your other commitments while studying when it’s convenient.

Reasons to choose an online hair and beauty course

Boost your career

Whether you are just starting out in your hair and beauty career, or you’re an experienced professional looking to refresh or expand your skill set, studying an online course allows you to demonstrate your commitment to your career. Studying a course demonstrates that you are willing to learn and continue to grow in your career, which are qualities employers highly value as it enables you to keep up with an industry that is constantly evolving as new trends emerge.

Obtaining professional insurance

Some of our beauty courses qualify you to apply for professional indemnity insurance once you have completed your course. Professional indemnity insurance allows you to offer your services to paying clients, protecting all parties should an accident occur.

Gain practical skills

Regardless of studying at home, you can still improve your practical skills through some of our courses too. To complete your course and gain your accreditation, you need to demonstrate your skills, whether it is on a model hand as part of a nail course or using a test head during your hair course. Practice makes perfect after all!

Improve your theory knowledge

Our range of hair and beauty courses allows you to develop your knowledge and become an expert in that treatment. During your course, you’ll study up-to-date techniques and information that will prove highly valuable throughout your career.

What areas of hair and beauty can I study?

Beauty Therapy

Courses in this area cover include brow lamination, eyelash extensions, facials, lash lift, microdermabrasion, spray tanning, threading, and waxing.

View our range of beauty therapy courses.


As one of our most popular course areas, our nail courses cover a range of nail treatments, including acrylic nails, e-file, gel extensions, gel polish, nail sculpting, and pedicures.

View our range of nail courses.


Our collection of make-up courses includes bridal make-up, make-up artistry, and special occasion make-up.

View our range of make-up artist courses.


Our hair courses cover barbering, extensions, blow-drying, cutting and layering, and colouring hair.

View our range of online hair courses.


Our collection of massage courses are popular among our students, with massage courses covering treatments such as bamboo, hot stone, Swedish, Indian Head, and body massage.

View our range of massage courses.

If you’re ready to enrol or would like to know more about our range of hair and beauty courses, call our team of advisers on 0333 920 733.

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