About Us

Welcome to Embrace Beauty Academy

The beauty industry is booming with growing awareness of the importance of feeling good and looking good in today’s society. As a result, the services of professionally qualified beauty therapists are increasing in demand day after day.

Whether you’re looking to work as a beauty therapist in a salon or spa environment or set up your own self employed beauty business, we can help you develop your career and skills to give you total confidence with your clients.

Studying with Embrace Beauty Academy is fun and exciting and will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and industry-required qualification to progress into employment or further study. We’re here to meet all your training and career choices in beauty, nails, massage and makeup.


An exciting new career in under a year

We offer a variety of top quality accredited beauty therapy training courses which will enable you to become a fully qualified level 2 or 3 beauty therapist in just 20 weeks!  Our tutors are carefully hand picked for their commitment to the beauty industry and have been, or are actively working within the industry. Not only are they fully experienced and up-to-date with current trends, but they’ll also offer you invaluable advice and information. This ranges from how to handle clients, book appointments, and promote your products and services, to health and safety and client care.

Our teaching rooms are furnished with all the top facilities to give you the experience of working in a real-life environment and our tutors have a wide range of industry and teaching experience.

Classes are kept small to ensure that every student receives the individual tuition that they need, enabling them to work and learn at their own pace. We promise that by the time you leave us, you’ll be fully equipped and ready to work in a variety of salons and settings; applying treatments such as body massage, bikini waxes, make-up, and nail extensions.

Our enthusiastic, relaxing, and welcoming approach to training has led to many of our students coming back time and time again, either to refresh their skills or to add to them. Feedback is important to us in order that we can maintain the high level of service that we’ve always aimed for.

10 Reasons to Study with Embrace Beauty Academy

If you’re interested in pursuing a career within the beauty industry then you’ve come to the right place. Our fully accredited beauty courses will equip you with the qualifications you need to seek employment in salons and spas or set up a business working for yourself. Not sure if we’re right for you? Then here are 10 reasons to suggest otherwise.

Completion of a VTCT Level 2 or Level 3 qualification demonstrates to prospective employers that you have the competence to deliver first class treatments that meet industry standards. These internationally recognised qualifications will enable you to start earning and further your career.

Many of our students are eligible for student loans and can even apply for up to 4 loans to cover the cost of tuition and examination fees for their chosen courses. What’s more, there are no repayments until you’re earning over £2l,000.

All of our tutors have been carefully hand picked both for their experience and their teaching ability. Having either worked, or currently working within the beauty industry, they’re passionate about what they do and eager to pass on their knowledge.

Our stunning studio is located in Leytonstone, London and has the advantage of good transport links with parking near by. Equipped with all the facilities you’d expect in a high class salon, it allows you to learn in a realistic environment with like-minded individuals. Although you’ll be expected to work hard and be fully committed, we make sure your training is fun too.

All of our courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, whether you’re in current employment, unemployed, or balancing childcare. You can learn at your own pace with as little as one day a week in the Studio and hours spent at home studying.

A beauty therapist needs a collection of first class products and tools of the trade. We help by supplying all of our students with a free start-up kit, whether that be a collection of massage oils, a make-up kit, or a manicure and pedicure set. You’ll also be issued with a stylish uniform to wear on your very first day, so that you look and feel the part.

Many of our students have aspirations to either work for themselves or open up their own salon. As well as teaching a comprehensive range of beauty techniques we take learning one stage further by handing out sound business advice to give you a good business grounding.

When compared to many other occupations, beauty therapy is a great opportunity for the mature student since there is no upper age limit. Indeed many salons welcome more mature applicants as they can often be deemed more reliable than their younger counterparts. Mature students can expect a warm welcome from Embrace Beauty Academy.

Becoming a qualified beauty therapist could potentially change your life both in terms of variety and earning potential. In addition to our diploma courses, we also offer a series of one day courses, such as spray tanning, gel polish, precision brows, and waxing. These speedy treatments can be real money earners which you can offer as a fully fledged therapist, to bring in repeat customers.

If you’ve had a great experience studying with Embrace Beauty Academy, then why not refer us to your family and friends. In return (and provided they enroll on one of our courses) we’ll reward you with a £25 gift voucher to spend in the store of your choice.


There’s something about a light golden tan that makes people feel better in themselves and look more healthy too. It’s hardly surprising therefore, that spray tanning is one of our most popular beauty treatments and because it takes less than 15 minutes, men and women can pop into the Academy during their lunch break. We use the Nouvatan spray tanning solution and also provide a one day accredited course for students.

Nouvatan spray tanning is a ‘must have’ treatment to add to your repertoire as a beauty therapist and is suitable for salons and mobile therapists. During the course students will learn all the necessary techniques to make their self-tanning business a success.

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About Nouvatan

Established in 2008, Nouvatan has earned a reputation as one of the leading spray tanning companies here in the UK as well as Europe. Although their products won’t necessarily turn you into a celebrity, they’ll certainly make you feel like one!

 100% natural ingredients

Nouvatan have worked tirelessly to produce their top quality no UVA tanning solution, with shade durability and ease of application that rivals many of their more expensive counterparts. Made from 100% natural, active organic ingredients, with absolutely no harmful parabens, oil and alcohol, all you’re left with is a perfect natural golden tan without the damaging effects of the sun.

 Meet the trainers

Our course trainers have been taught by Nouvatan and use it on their own customers for the simple fact that they love it.

During our intensive one day course you’ll learn all the important stuff, pick up plenty of great tips, and have fun too. Find out more about our One Day Spray Tanning Course.


Skinbase – Microdermabrasion

SkinBase are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of professional beauty treatment equipment. Their microdermabrasion machine offers beauty therapists another revenue stream for their salon or mobile business with an earning potential of between £50-90 per hour.

What is microdermabrasion?

It’s a treatment which gently exfoliates and removes a surplus layer of dead cells from the skin.

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Microdermabrasion machines encourage more blood to circulate and flow into the area being treated. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which results in the skin appearing firmer and more youthful. Clients will see results from their very first treatment.

What can microdermabrasion treat?

This versatile procedure can be used to treat many different skin problems, such as:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Ageing skin
  • Dull and tired skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Pigmentation and blemishes

Our one day Microdermabrasion course is ABT accredited and tutored by beauty therapists who have been using SkinBase microdermabrasion handsets themselves . Its aim is to teach all therapists to understand their clients skin care needs and be able to find a solution to meet those needs. Students will be taught how to use the portable handset safely and confidently, learn about the health and safety issues of treatment, and be instructed in equipment maintenance. On completion of a training course with an experienced SkinBase trainer, students will receive a SkinBase a personalised training certificate.


Dermalogica was founded in 1986 by Jane Wurwand, professional skin therapist and entrepreneur, who held the belief that skin health was more important than skin beauty. As a result the company’s mission was, and continues to be, one that focuses on teaching people how to care for their skin and how to achieve healthy glowing skin for life.

At Embrace Beauty Academy our beauty therapists sell a wide range of what we consider to be the best Dermalogica products. We also utilise them in our beauty therapy courses so students can learn from them too.

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Pure and simple

Dermalogica forego fancy packaging and big marketing campaigns preferring to concentrate their efforts into creating products which deliver results. All of their products are developed by skin therapists and others experts, who are best qualified to understand skin, using natural ingredients combined with the latest scientific formulas.

 Expert advice from skin therapists

Wherever Dermalogica products are sold, you’ll find a professional skin therapist who’ll be able to offer expert advice and guidance to ensure each customer receives the right products to achieve optimum results for their unique needs.

 Find your Dermalogica skin care solutions

Dermalogica provide a quick and easy online skin mapping tool which identifies your top skin concerns and provides a personalised product prescription, making it even quicker and easier to get healthy looking skin. Whether your skin problem is oiliness, ageing, skin tone, or dryness, Dermalogica products have you covered.


Abt Beauty Insurance

ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) beauty insurance provides complete insurance solutions for salons, beauticians, students, and other treatments at rates which are sure to impress. By becoming an ABT member, therapists can enjoy a number of unique benefits whether their work is home, salon, or mobile based.

At Embrace Beauty Academy all of our short beauty courses are ABT accredited and all of our courses are ABT recognised, so regardless of whether you’re studying to become a beauty therapist or specialising in nails and make-up, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you can easily gain the necessary insurance to start earning.

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ABT is the largest insurance provider in the UK for beauty therapists and was established by a small team of beauty therapists with over 30 years of experience in the industry. They joined forces with one of the UK’s largest insurance companies Zurich Plc as well as with premier show organiser and publisher, Guild News, to form an exclusive UK company offering both insurance and membership perks to beauticians and other therapists.

ABT Beauty Insurance For Everyone!

Whatever your skills within the beauty industry, provided you’re trained and qualified, ABT has an insurance solution for you.

For example, ABT beauty insurance covers a wide range of complementary and holistic treatments up to a value of £6 million, and if you offer occasional teaching, then their insurance covers this too.

If you’re a salon owner then you might want to take advantage of ABT’s salon insurance which provides insurance for more than one therapist and saves you money on their standard rates.

ABT beauty insurance also covers students for their case study work and any other work prior to their becoming qualified.

Pierre René

We’re proud to be accredited with Pierre René and have chosen this exciting cosmetics brand for use in our Make-Up Artistry Course. The company supplies an extensive range of more than 300 animal cruelty free products. Pierre René eye shadows are especially popular with make-up artists because they are made from a top quality mineral formula, which is both long lasting, irritation free, and perfect for any environment.

About Pierre René

Pierre René is a family run business that was established after the fall of the Soviet Union by the father of the family, Henryk de Lubicz Szeliska who saw an opening in the market for high quality cosmetics.

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His aim was to provide women with affordable professional cosmetics packaged in an inspirational style.

Having gone from strength to strength, Pierre René is now the leading cosmetic brand in the majority of eastern European countries and is expanding into the western world too. Their products are vegan based, with a range that is free from parabens and silicone and contains caring and nourishing products. Four main categories of cosmetics, face, lips, eyes, and nails make it possible to create make-up for all types of beauty and all occasions.


Contact us

For more information contact us on 07935 533832 / 020 8534 9483 or email us at info@embracebeautyacademy.co.uk