Live Your Dream Career as Beauty Therapist

If you are looking to train in a recognised beauty course, in Dublin, then our award winning training centre may just be the right choice for you. All of our Beauty courses are accredited by VTCT. These VTCT Diplomas are International qualifications and are highly sought after and fully recognised by both employers and insurers alike. UK Level 3 VTCT Diploma equals an Irish Level 5 and UK Level 2 VTCT Diploma equals an Irish Level 4.

The study and practice of Beauty Therapy dates back to ancient times, Cleopatra was famed for bathing in milk to help keep her skin pale, soft and supple. The ancient people, men and women, used oils, perfumes and eye paints in their everyday life. When we think of Cleopatra we think of her legendary beauty and her stunningly kohled eyes.

Modern Beauty therapy stems from this glorious past. The study of Beauty Therapy can lead to a highly rewarding and successful career. Employment opportunities can range from working as a mobile therapist, freelance therapist, working from home, salon, spa, department store, Steiner cruise ships, Management roles Saps/ Salons’, Brand Educator/ brand manager, training and education or owning your own business, the sky is the limit!

5 Steps to your new career in Beauty

Step 1.   Is a job in Beauty for me?
Step 2.   How do I get a job in beauty?
Step 3.   Getting into the Beauty job market
Step 4.   Landing that all important job in beauty
Step 5.   Career Path for Beauty

Step 1.   Is a job in Beauty for me?

1. Are you a people person   
2. Do you have a good eye for detail
3. Do you like to like to see results
4. If you have answered yes then a job in beauty is for you

Step 2.  How do I get a job in beauty?

1. Find a college
2. View the college
3. Make sure it offers recognised qualifications, VTCT, ITEC, AIT, FHT etc
4. Sign up for a beauty course, study hard and voilà your new career awaits you.

Step 3.  Getting into the Beauty job market

1. Love all things beauty- check
2. Have your shiny new Diploma – check
3. Get insurance, this is vital before you work on anyone!
4. Get work experience- offer yourself out to the best of salons they will be lucky to have you, and you them. This is like a test drive to see how you both like each other and real word experience looks fantastic on the CV .

Step 4. Landing that all important job in beauty

1. Presentation- look the part be super groomed
2. Research – look in to the company/ salon you are applying to and ask yourself how you can benefit their company/salon
3. Keep your CV clean, tell them all about your beauty experience, and qualifications, and passion for all things beauty, that summer as a chamber maid not really relevant here
4. Stay up to date with the latest beauty , treads and keep training

Step 5. Career Path for Beauty

There are literally hundreds of different jobs in this exceptional field but here are a few
1. Beauty Therapist
2. Salon Manager
3. Salon Owner
4. Make-up artist in TV, Film etc
5. Brand Manager
6. Product developer
7. Sales rep
8. Trainer
9. Cruise ships
10. High end department stores
11. Sky’s the limit

8 Frequently asked questions about studying Beauty

1. Why Study Beauty Therapy
2. Why study at CIBHT, Churchtown Instuite of Beauty & Holistic Training
3. So Studio- what is salon ready
4. Course Investment- How much do I have to pay?
5. What is involved?
6. How can I study?
7. What are the entry requirements?
8. What can I study next?

Why study beauty therapy?

The Beauty, Hair and Fashion industry is one of the most exciting, dynamic and wide ranging sectors in the employment market today. Trends are constantly changing and new customer bases are emerging all the time. The Beauty sector is one the three main divisions within the modern fashion and beauty industry and is estimated to be worth over 1 Trillion Euro, or about 2% of the value of the world economy!

The City & Guilds happiness survey shows that Beauty Therapists are the happiest employees or self-employed people of all! This is a career where you will meet and treat all kinds of people, helping them to look and feel their best. This career offers a great deal of satisfaction by making your clients feel fabulous, beauty therapists are always learning new skills and are the first to know about new products and treatments.

Why study at CIBHT, Churchtown Instuite of Beauty & Holistic Training

We are industry leaders and have an excellent reputation in the Hair & Beauty industry. If you're looking to enter the beauty industry and gain a high level qualification then look no further.  CIBHT’s highly qualified and industry current tutors ensure that we are up-to-date and at the forefront of any new trends and cutting edge elements within the beauty industry. You will have access to on line training videos created by our expert tutors and you will work in our stylish real world So Studio Salon. Over the past decade we have had the privilege of training hundreds of students, who have gone on to greatness, your success is our success.  We are very proud of the pass rate at 100% and are our Beauty Department can boast the first student to receive coveted VTCT excellence award for Beauty Therapy in Ireland!

So Studio- what is salon ready?

While studying with us you will be working on clients and will have the chance to progress to our amazing tailor made So Studio private Beauty Salon; under the direction of our expert tutors.  In this fun and exciting environment you will get to work on a wide variety of customers, this is the ideal way to begin your new beauty therapy career.  You will be trained to be salon –ready. You will develop key skills such as taking bookings, meeting & greeting clients, consulting and providing a wide range of beauty therapy services.

Course Investment- How much do I have to pay?

We at CIBHT take your course investment seriously. Our great value for money course price is very competitive. We have designed an easy to use monthly payment plan options; our accounts team will speak to each student individually. All our courses are eligible for the LES funding of up to €500; if you are entitled then this is subtracted from your course price.

What is involved?

During your course you will have to attend both practical and theory classes according to your time table. . During the practical classes you will get the opportunity to perform your treatment on your class mates and gain valuable feedback from your tutor. The theory classes you will provide you with all the fascinating underpinning knowledge you will need to know in order to perform your treatment safely. At an advanced stage in your course, when you have mastered your treatments, you will be partaking in the student clinic days. On these days you will be able to perform your treatments on clients in a realistic working environment, under the supervision of your class tutor.
At every stage of your course you will have access to the state of the art CIBHT (VLE) Moodle student only area. This virtual learning environment has been designed to aid you in your studies and it has notes, diagrams, step by step training videos and tutor support access, assessment preparation questions and on line quizzes.!

How can I study?

This is really up to you! What time do you have to dedicate to studying for your new career; we have a course option for you:
• Full time course: Monday to Thursday
• Part time evening Monday & Wednesday 7pm-10pm
• Part time day: 1 Saturday per week 10am to 5pm
Modular study- this is when you only study one or two aspects of the Beauty Specialist Diploma at a time. This is becoming increasingly popular as it permits students budget their training expenses; allowing them to enter the work force sooner, whilst working towards their full Diploma.
•     Facial skin care
•     Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
•     Manicure
•     Pedicure
•     Make up
•     Waxing techniques
•     Nail art
•     Tanning techniques

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry qualifications; we are looking for Passion not points. No leaving cert, no problem! You will have to attend an interview, and tell us why you are passionate about beauty and why you wish to study beauty therapy. We expect excellent attendance and punctuality throughout your course and that you complete all case studies and home assignments on time

What can I study next?

Once you have achieved your VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty; you will be able to progress on to Indian Head massage, Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Diet & Nutrition, Reflexology as well as specialised Beauty courses like Threading, Advanced make up, Gel nails, Acrylic nails.

For more information on individual beauty courses:

Beauty Therapy Course
Part time Beauty Course
Gel Nails Course
Make-up Course
Beauty Modules
Manicure and Pedicure Course

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Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training (CIBHT)
CMG House Earlscourt Industrial Estate, Beaumont Avenue, Churchtown, Dublin 14, D14 XR80
Business Registration Number: 588651 01-4586603