An increased demand for online education in the field of cosmetology and beauty therapy has been observed lately due to the high growth in the cosmetics and beauty care industry. However, very few quality online courses are available in this field.
Reputed academic institutions that offer online education in cosmetology and beauty therapy include Stratford Career Institute, USA; National American University, USA; Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, Australia; Cengage Education, Australia and Academy of International Education, Australia.
Stratford Career Institute, United States of America
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Stratford Career Institute offers an online diploma course in cosmetology for aspiring cosmetologists. Tuition fee for Diploma in Cosmetology is US $749 for the entire course. This diploma program in cosmetology is structured in such a way that the participants are trained to start a satisfying career in cosmetology. Stratford Career Institute’s Diploma in Cosmetology is a highly recognized program and successful candidates are absorbed as cosmetologists in beauty salons, beauty parlors, health resorts, massage parlors and spas.
The entire course curriculum of Diploma in Cosmetology is divided into seven modules with module 1 containing courses on cosmetics, color theory, and make up tips and module 2 containing courses on skin care history, and cosmetic chemistry. Module 3 covers courses on Skin Disorders, Skin Analysis, Skin Massage, Basic Facials and Treatments, and Hair Removal.
Module 4 includes topics on beauty salon business, spa business, and selling beauty products and beauty services. Module 5 deals with the properties of the scalp, nail and hair, haircutting, finger waving, and hairstyling. Hair Enhancements, hair modifications, and Hair coloring are dealt in module 6 while module 7 includes Manicuring, Pedicuring, Advanced Nail Techniques, and the beauty business.
National American University, United States of America
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National American University, USA also offers online education in cosmetology and beauty therapy. The university offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health and Beauty Management for career aspirants in cosmetology and beauty therapy. Candidates who are eager to gain admission for this online education in beauty therapy must have earned a certificate or diploma in cosmetology prior to the registration of this degree program. Online education in Associate of Applied Science Degree -Health and Beauty Management prepares a professional cosmetologist to operate own beauty salon or spa parlor
This online education in beauty therapy is open for all international students provided that they hold a relevant English proficiency certificate such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a good score. Accepted TOEFL score is minimum score of 500 paper-based, 173 computer based or 61 Internet-based and IELTS score is an overall minimum score of 5.5.
Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, Australia
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Online courses in beauty therapy offered by the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences include Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy and Diploma of Beauty Therapy.
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy prepares candidates for a career as beauty therapists in beauty salons, health resorts and spas. Candidates are trained on various principles of skin care, nail care and hair care.
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Diploma of Beauty Therapy is an advanced course than Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy and diploma holders in beauty therapy may practice as professional beauty therapists in their own beauty businesses. This program is open for international students also.
Cengage Education, Australia
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Major online education programs offered by the Cengage Education are Certificate II in Make-up Services and Certificate III in Nail Technology.
Certificate II in Make-up Services
Cengage Education conducts an online education in make-up services and this course is known as Certificate II in Make-up Services. It is a two year duration online education program with a course fee of AUS $2,542 for the entire course. International students are encouraged to enroll for this program. Certificate II in Make-up Services covers key technical and professional skills required to become a professional makeup artist.
Candidates are trained on various principles of applying make-up and using skin, hair and nail care products. Candidates are also taught on client management services and basic communication skills. International admissions requirements include proof of English language competency such as IELTS overall score of 5.5, or TOEFL score of 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet). They are also required to provide evidence for a 12-month period of employment.
Certificate III in Nail Technology
Course duration of Certificate III in Nail Technology is maximum 24 months and course fee is AUS $2,776 for the entire course. Course curriculum includes lessons on manicure, pedicure, applying nail art and using electrical equipments for nails. Students are also taught on safe working practices, client management, and basic communication skills. Students are trained to set up their own business as a nail technician. International applicants may also apply for this program and admission requirements are same as above.
Academy of International Education, Australia
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Academy of International Education, Australia offers online courses in cosmetology and beauty therapy for both domestic and international students. Major academic programs offered for online educations are Certificate III in Hairdressing; Certificate IV in Hairdressing and Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management.
Certificate III in Hairdressing
Tuition fee for Certificate III in Hairdressing is $12000 for the entire course. This certificate level qualification provides the aspiring beauty therapists with the essential knowledge and ability to manage a hairdressing salon. International candidates are encouraged to apply for this program. Eligibility requirements for international applicants require them to have completed their secondary studies in their home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification. Besides this, the applicant must have at least 18 years old at the time of application. The applicant must also hold English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 or higher.
Certificate IV in Hairdressing
Course fee for Certificate IV in Hairdressing is $6000 for the entire course. International students may also apply and the admission requirements are same as above.
Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management
Course fee for Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management is $6000 for the entire course. This is an advanced qualification than certificate level qualifications. This qualification in salon management provides the career aspirants with essential knowledge and ability to manage a salon efficiently.