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Help! I want to do a beauty course, but I don’t know which is best…

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Have you ever thought about a career in beauty? If so, we’re here to help you decide which beauty course is right for you.

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If you’re the kind of person who loves experimenting with new makeup or trying different hairstyles, then taking a beauty course, or choosing a career in beauty is a brilliant idea. There are so many benefits to starting a beauty training course, including turning your passion or hobby into something you are paid to do. Once you’ve decided on working in beauty, the next thing to think about is acquiring the skills, and most importantly, which skills exactly you want to learn.

Many of our beauty courses in Hertfordshire are designed for people with minimal experience, meaning you can take a course at any point in your life — no matter what your age is or previous experience level.

Choosing a speciality

You may love styling hair, painting nails and doing makeup, but it’s usually a good idea to focus on learning how to do one thing really well to begin with. Sometimes making the decision is easy, especially if you are already passionate about a certain subsection of beauty. Sometimes the decision can be harder if you don’t know what to specialise in.

Start by thinking, if you were helping your friend get ready for a big date and could do just one part of her makeup, what would it be? As your skills advance and you take more courses then you can add to your qualifications and start to offer a broader service. When it comes down to first choosing a course, go with the one you love the most. Here are some questions to help you decide:

When doing beauty myself, which part do I love the most?

Do my friends and family compliment me on my hair/nails/hair removal/ makeup/eyebrows/eyelashes?

What trends do I try and keep up with?

Which beauty treatment allows me to be creative?

What environment can I picture myself working in?

Choosing a beauty course around your schedule

Decided on your speciality? Great! The next step is to choose a beauty course which is right for you. If you are looking for a career change or have other responsibilities, our beauty courses in Hertfordshire are very flexible and can work around busy schedules.

It’s important to look out for courses which are approved by the Beauty Guild. They are one of the biggest professional beauty trading bodies in the UK and members are able to gain insurance so they can practise beauty treatments within the UK.

As a Beauty Guild accredited training school, our beauty courses in Hertfordshire offer students the chance to enroll and fit around their own schedules. This means some courses are as short as one day. How can you train in only one day? The courses we offer at our beauty school in Hertfordshire have very small classes, this means that you are given lots of attention as you learn, and are able to ask questions throughout the day. The courses are intensive and you will need to work hard, but you will be starting on the practical skills almost immediately and learning very quickly.

What else do I need to know?

After choosing a specialty and then deciding if you want to do a short course or longer course, there are still a few more things to think about before you commit yourself to a beauty training course. Firstly, think about where you might want to apply for jobs or where you want to work. There are lots of career opportunities for those that complete a hair and beauty course, so start to think about this before applying. Secondly, don’t be afraid to ask questions before starting the course. Here are some questions worth asking:

What qualifications do the tutors have?

Is there an exam?

Where can I buy my products from after I have finished training?

You want to invest in a course that you are happy with and feel confident that you’ll have the right skills at the end of it. Choosing to do a beauty course is exciting, so explore the options and find a course that’s right for you!

At Elite School of Beauty Therapy, we run a range of different beauty courses in Hertfordshire. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have so call us on 01279 755077 or look at our frequently asked beauty questions for anything else you may want to know.

Eyelash Extension Courses: Give Your Clients Luscious Lashes

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Eyelashes are a facial feature which can make a huge difference to your look. Getting perfect lashes is a time-consuming daily task for many women. With this in mind, more and more women are choosing eyelash extensions.

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We offer eyelash extension courses in Essex! Our short beauty course gives you the skills and knowledge required to offer eyelash extensions to clients. We’ve answered some common questions you might have about our eyelash extension course and outlined what you can expect from the course.

Why should I take an eyelash extension course?

Eyelash extensions are becoming a defining feature for so many women. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Kardashian have all rocked the look. As a Vogue editor put it recently: “A few years ago, people would ask me what mascara I used—now they ask me where I get my extensions.”

Eyelash extensions are mostly commonly made from synthetic, silk and mink. They are attached to individual eyelashes using a special type of glue. As they are glued to your eyelash they stay on all the time (even while you sleep!), and can last up to about eight weeks.

Naturally, some care needs to be taken to maintain their look, however, for many women they offer an alternative to mascara. There are numerous reasons why clients may choose eyelash extensions. Following the celebrities and trends is certainly one reason, but here are a few more reasons why you should invest in an eyelash extension course:

  1. Great looking lashes whenever you want themMascara is thought to be the third most essential makeup item for women. One-use fake eyelashes can do a great job giving lashes that extra va-va-voom, but not many women have the time to put them on every morning.

Enhancing your lashes with eyelash extensions is a popular choice as it means less worrying about mascara or fake eyelashes, and more time getting that desired look every day.

  1. Eyelash extensions save so much time – Apart from looking fabulous, one of the main attractions of eyelash extensions is the amount of time they can save when applying makeup. The process of applying mascara, curling lashes, only to remove it all later that same day can feel like a bit too much for our busy lives.

If you wake up every day with your lashes already looking the way you want, this dramatically reduces the amount of time you need to spend getting ready. After the application of eyelash extensions, they do need some maintenance and taking care of, but far less than you’d ordinarily spend on your eyelashes.

  1. Tailored to your look – Not all lashes are the same. For best results, clients can discuss and decide on the length and colour eyelash extension they desire. This is an opportunity to give whoever walks through your door the best eyelash extensions for their style.
  1.  Clients can try eyelash extensions and then decide if they like them – Did you know that your eyelashes fall out in under three months? Your eyelash extensions will fall out along with your natural lashes. This means that if your client tries a certain length or look of eyelashes but doesn’t like that particular style, they can simply wait for them to fall out naturally, then try something different the next time.

What does an eyelash extension course involve?

Our Eyelash extension course in Essex is one day only. However, this doesn’t mean that the skills and knowledge required are easy. Patience is essential as the treatment can take around two hours to complete. You also need a good eye and attention to detail as you are working on a very small area of the body.

During the short course, you will learn how to apply and maintain eyelash extensions for clients. Care should be given during application as a semi-permanent glue is used. The course will teach you how to be successful in the bonding technique, which is what makes the lash stay. In Essex, we make sure you are equipped to give your clients the best lashes. After the training course, you can also buy an eyelash extension kit from us, allowing you to start offering the service to your clients right away.

After all of our beauty courses in Essex, you are given an Elite School of Beauty Therapy diploma which allows you to gain insurance from The Beauty Guild. This will enable you to practise your qualifications within the UK. Clients who have done their research for eyelash extensions will be looking for beauticians with the relevant qualifications and insurance, so it’s crucial to have these before offering this service. When you do, however, you’ll find that it’s a great way to add to your business and skill set.

Here in Essex, we offer one-day eyelash extension courses, giving you the chance to learn all the skills you need to offer your clients luscious lashes! Call us here at Elite School of Beauty Therapy on 01279 755077 to see when you can start our eyelash extension course.

Eyebrow trends to try (and those to avoid!)

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Trends

Thinking about a new style for your eyebrows but not sure where to start? Let us talk you through everything you need to know!

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The shape and colour of your eyebrows can make such a huge difference to your face, and overall appearance. Eyebrow treatments are more popular as ever, which is why we offer eyebrow treatment training in Essex, including eyebrow threading, waxing and tinting. However, styling those brows has become much more popular, with new trends frequently taking off, and different styles coming in and out of fashion. Here is my advice on those trends you should try, and those you should avoid!

Is eyebrow styling a new thing?

There are a tonne of eyebrow treatments available at the salon and these treatments are in high demand, which is why here in Essex we offer eyebrow threading training, plus much more, including our new Bibi Brows course.

When it comes to eyebrow trends, celebrities lead the masses with different eyebrow styles and have often been the centre point for what we view as the best ‘brows. Starting back in the 1920s, a very thin, curved downwards look was popular. Over the years, arched brows, pencil thin and hairs pointing up have all had their moments of popularity.

Try these eyebrow trends:

No matter what the trends and styles have been in the past, there is no doubt that in recent years, big, bold eyebrows are trending. Vogue says that eyebrows define the face, and with big, bold eyebrows, it’s easy to see why. Ever since Cara Delevingne entered into the spotlight, it’s been hard to escape big eyebrows! If you can pull off the look, then bold eyebrows are fantastic. They can define your face and really make you stand out from the crowd.

What other trends are good to try for eyebrows? From rainbows (or should that be rainbrows?) to eyebrow slits, New York Fashion Week brought about different ideas and eyebrow trends. But, what about finding a trend which suits you? Rather than going for the big and bold look, many celebrities opt for eyebrows which are better suited to them; Taylor Swift knows that thin and light lines are much better suited to her face and complexion.

In fact, developments in eyebrow training mean that you can now have your eyebrows designed specifically for your face. Here in Essex, we know that each individual face is different so deciding what brows to have should vary for each individual.

With this in mind, you can now undergo a face shape diagnosis, in which beauticians can analyse your face and see which look is best for you. Then, using techniques such as waxing, threading and makeup, we will design an eyebrow shape and look specifically for you. Sounds great doesn’t it? The trend of specifically designed eyebrows is really taking off. Here in Essex, we have Bibi Brows, specially designed eyebrow treatment training that will teach you how to give your clients the best eyebrows for their face shape.

Avoid this eyebrow trend:

During Christmas and New Year, one eyebrow trend which really took off was glitter eyebrows. They were extremely popular, with styles ranging from the very subtle to the very bold.   While this idea certainly is creative, festive, and fun, some women who tried this style found that it could actually be quite damaging. Although some of the women who tried glitter eyebrows really liked the look, removing the glitter was much more difficult. The appeal of glitter eyebrows is obvious: it’s bright, sassy, new and certainly eye-catching. However, losing eyebrow hair in the process of removing excess glitter doesn’t seem to be worth the risk. If you want your eyebrow hair removed, I recommend sticking to the normal routine of eyebrow threading, waxing or plucking! For me, this is one to avoid unless you know the product is safe and easy to remove.

Clare Weyers offers two courses on eyebrow beauty at Elite School of Beauty Therapy. As well as the new Bibi Brows course, there is also eyebrow treatment training available.  

What career opportunities are available for those that complete a hair and beauty course?

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Love makeup? Make a career of it by taking a hair and beauty training course. Here in Essex, we offer a diverse range of courses to suit your interests, from makeup and beauty to holistic massage.

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The key to a happy work life is doing something that you love for a living. But if you want to launch a career in hair and beauty, you’ll have to complete a course in hair and beauty training. You may be surprised to learn that there is a variety of different career opportunities within hair and beauty. It’s important to specialise in a specific area if you want to be the very best. Here are just a few career possibilities to get you inspired:

1. Working in a salon or spa

Working in a salon or spa is a great place to start a career as you’ll most likely be working within a team which can help you to develop your skills. If you like to work closely with other people then this is a fabulous option. You’ll also be able to socialise with all your clients and may get to know some of them well if they return again and again.  If you work hard at a salon or spa and love what you do, you may even become a salon manager.

2. Working and travelling

Are you the kind of person that wants to get out and see the world? It might surprise you to learn that there are some excellent opportunities to travel whilst working in the hair and beauty industry. Most cruise ships will have salons which need hair stylists and beauticians on board. This is an amazing opportunity to see new places and work in a totally different environment to a regular salon.

As well as cruise ships, hotels and resorts also require hair stylists, beauticians and beauty therapists. You may find yourself in an exciting land far away from home, meeting clients that are travellers from all over the world. If you enjoy meeting different people from other cultures, then this is exciting opportunity could be for you.

3. Getting creative in arts and entertainment

Do you often dream of the silver screen? Actors, stars and celebrities never appear on camera without a touch up (or ten) and you could be the one to give it to them! If you want to be close to TV, film or theatre, then this could be the option for you. It’s a totally different world from working in a salon and often demands intense hours, but if you enjoy rising to a challenge and have a passion for both beauty and the arts, then this could be the perfect career for you.

If you want to break into makeup in the arts, then you will need to decide on a specific area or job role to focus on. For example, films and television makeup is different to theatre makeup, as cameras allow close-up shots of the face.

4. Becoming a makeup artist for models

If makeup is your real passion, then I’m sure you may have thought about becoming a makeup artist. This is another career which you’ll have to work extremely hard to do, but if it’s what you want then there here are a few tips. Firstly, practise whenever you can, on yourself and your friends, to make sure you become a real pro. Secondly, keep up with the trends, both in makeup and fashion. Having some knowledge of fashion will also help if you want to do makeup for models. Lastly, make as many contacts as possible, talk to people at events you attend, and get your profile online so people will know your name. “Enthusiasm is important!” claims John Stapleton, senior makeup artist for M.A.C Cosmetics, so be passionate. If it’s a career you really want then go for it!

5. Becoming a mobile stylist

Becoming a mobile hair and beauty stylist is great for those who really want their job to fit around their own schedule and lifestyle. If you have children or other responsibilities, then this seems like a really natural fit. As opposed to working in a salon or spa, a mobile stylist will go to people’s homes, rather than them coming to you. However, one of the difficulties of becoming a mobile stylist is building up clientele. If you’ve worked in a salon for a while, then some of your clients may be happy to have you come to their home. Social media and websites play a key role in marketing yourself as a mobile stylist. If you can set yourself up well, building a good reputation, then this is a really good career opportunity.

Another option for mobile stylists is catering for something specific, such as weddings. Wedding hair is very popular as everybody needs their hair to look perfect for the big day. Being part of somebody’s wedding to get the look they want is an amazing feeling and could be the career for you.

Elite School of Beauty Therapy offer a range of hair and beauty training in Essex, which can lead to so many different career opportunities. Click here for the full list of courses available and start that first step towards having your dream job!

What Can I Learn From A Body Treatment Course?

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Body treatments (essentially whole-body facials) are increasingly popular in many salons and spas. Body treatments can consist of tanning, body wraps, full body exfoliation and conditioning. These beauty treatments offer clients a chance to look and feel great all over their body. Whilst different treatments can offer different benefits, one of the main draws is the relaxation they offer clients.

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There’s no doubt that taking a body treatment course can be a real benefit to your beauty career. It enables you to offer clients the latest treatments, allowing them to try something which they may not have had before. Read on to find out how our beauty training in Essex can teach you how to give full professional body treatments, and what exactly you can learn in them.

What will I learn in a body treatment course?

Different courses cater for different treatments types. There are four body treatment courses here at Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Essex. Our beauty courses are designed to cater to whichever skills you want to learn.

Tanning Courses

There are two courses which offer skills in tanning; spraying and manual tanning. In these courses you will learn about different skin types and which tanning method will work best with different skin types. In a combined course you will also discover how to exfoliate and moisturise, offering the best results for your clients.

Body Wraps and Exfoliation

There is a body wrap course available, as well as a specialist course offering three in one: wraps, manual tanning and full-body exfoliation.  You will learn about how these treatments can work with weight loss programmes, and about the different products which are used. These courses offer you a diverse skill set which will be great for your career.

For each course you complete you will receive an Elite School of Therapy diploma. Our diploma is accredited by The Guild of Professional Therapists, enabling you get insurance to use your new qualification to give body treatments to clients. This accreditation means clients will be confident in your skills and knowledge and happy to receive your treatment.

Do I need any previous skills?

One of the great things about our beauty training in Essex is that our courses are designed for people with minimal experience. Many courses are specifically designed  for those with no previous experience, therefore the course will start from the basics and give you all the information you need to gain the skills and qualification.

For more information about our body treatment courses click here or call Elite School of Beauty Therapy on 01279 755077. Gain the skills to offer your clients the best possible body treatment!

New Year, New You: 7 Reasons You Should Start A Beauty Course in Essex

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Make up

It’s the new year, which means a time to make changes and positively took towards the year ahead. Many of us make new year’s resolutions or goals, making a resolution about your job or career is very common. Often, a big change such as a new career or learning new skills is something we all strive to do in the new year.

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It’s with this attitude that you should start a beauty course in Essex! Whether you already work in the beauty industry or would like to start, there are so many reasons why you should start a beauty course this year. Below are the 7 reasons you should start today and make a real change and difference to your life.


The Beauty Service Industry in the UK is worth over £10 billion. There is no doubt that investing in a beauty course means investing in a career which has a large client base, and won’t be going out of fashion anytime soon!

Career Development

From starting work in a salon or spa, there is room to work your way up as you develop more skills and spend more time offering different treatments. The beauty service industry has many ways to develop, one day you could end up with your own salon, or running a beauty training course, such as Clare Weyers here in Essex. Some beauty treatments such as Reiki can be developed over time, and you are able to become a Reiki Master Practitioner. That’s an exciting title to aspire to!


Working in the beauty industry is not the kind of job where you’re sat at a desk all day. You’re active and meeting people all the time. If you’re a sociable person who enjoys meeting new people then this job is ideal. Many clients will see the same hairdresser or beautician time and time again, building a real relationship.


If you are a creative person, a beauty training course is ideal to let your creativity flow. Courses in nail art or hairdressing allow you to try out new ideas; using colours, styles and working with clients to get the results they want.


The Beauty industry is of course very diverse. You may want to specialise in hairdressing, makeup, nails, body treatment, or perhaps offer a combination of many treatments and become a beauty therapist. There is a wide range of beauty training courses on offer, meaning you can pick the profession which you enjoy the most.


Working in the beauty industry isn’t a 9 to 5 job. Many salons and spas are open at different hours, therefore you can schedule appoints which work around you and your lifestyle. What’s more, as your career develops and you gain a client base, you could even become a mobile worker and really fit around your own schedule.

Job Satisfaction

People who work in the beauty industry have a real a passion for the work they do and it leads to high levels of job satisfaction. Hairdressing and beauty salon manages ranked 73rd in job satisfaction out of 300 different careers.

So what are you waiting for? Start a beauty course in Essex today! Call Elite School of Beauty Therapy on 01279 755077, or take a look at our hair and beauty courses on offer. Make 2016 a year to remember for your career!

Acrylic Nail Styles For The Festive Season

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Nails

Acrylic nail courses hertfordshireThe festive season is here! Whether you love it or hate it, you won’t be able to escape it! December is filled with presents, parties, food, drink, and relaxing with family and friends. Christmas is a great time to feel stylish and dress up, and what better way to do this than with acrylic nails? Looking for some inspiration? Here are some tips and ideas to help you decide how to style your acrylic nails for the festive season.

Why choose acrylic nails?

If you want to wear artificial nails then using acrylic is one of the best options as it can make the artificial nail more sturdy and durable. Here at Elite School of Beauty Therapy we run acrylic nail courses in Hertfordshire. Having acrylic nails applied in a salon is the best option as doing it at home can tricky. For Christmas you want them to look as sleek and professional as possible.

What festive styles can I do with acrylic nails?

There are so many different designs that can be done on acrylic nails. With artificial nails there is plenty of space on them to implement some really creative and festive designs. Pinterest have some great visual ideas, below are my tips and ideas to get you thinking about what you might like:

Outfit Choice – Got a work Christmas party coming up which you specifically want great looking nails for?  Think about what you’ll be wearing and what you want to go with the outfit. Do you want your nails to stand out and contrast with your style, or would you rather pick a colour to match your outfit?

How Many Nails– The next thing to think about is whether you want designs on all of your nails, or just a few. Having designs on all of them can look very creative and fun, but just one or two can be great for accentuating a certain part of your outfit.

Design Ideas – Do you want your nails to look creative and extravagant, or a bit more subtle? A design such a snowflake is subtle and festive. On the other hand, if you want something really special, why not opt for something snazzy like a snowman, christmas tree or reindeer?

Colours – If you don’t want something too OTT but still want to get into the festive spirit then it’s all about picking the right colours. Long gone are those summer colours of yellow and pink. The top festive colours are red, green, silver and gold. However, if none of these colours take your fancy then picking another colour and adding some glitter can definitely give you more of a festive look.

Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Essex have a variety of nail courses, including an acrylic nail course. Find out more information here and make sure your nails look fabulous this festive season!

Enhance Your Skills With A Short Beauty Course In Essex

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Trends

beauty training course essexAcquiring new skills is crucial for career development and making yourself eligible for a new job or promotion. Often, a certain skill or qualification can be the difference between your dream job and an average job. Finding time to do a course to gain new skills can be a struggle if you’re already working full time. Doing a course at college is a great investment, but can take a long time which isn’t always practical.

If you want your new skills to be developed quickly in order to develop your business or apply for that dream job, then a short course is perfect! A short course also has the benefit of fitting into your schedule and won’t require you to take a long period of time off work. In the beauty industry, a short course is ideal for gaining the skills you need quickly to enhance your career and give you a competitive edge.

How are short beauty courses different to other courses?

Group sizes for short beauty courses are very small. This allows you to have more attention from the teacher in order to get the skills exactly right in a shorter space of time. At Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Essex, we have a maximum of four students per class so that each student gets plenty of attention and has the chance to ask questions as we go along.

A short course is very intensive so be prepared to work hard. The length of the course will depend on your previous experience in order for you to get all the knowledge you need to gain the skills in a short amount of time.

Gaining a qualification on a short beauty course is no different to a college course. You can still gain an NVQ on some courses as well as receiving the Elite Diploma. This allows you to get insurance to practise the skills you have learnt in Beauty Therapy.

What are the benefits of a short beauty course?

Beauty therapy is a booming industry and there are numerous reasons why investing in a short course is a great idea.

Time is one of the main benefits of doing a short beauty course. It can fit into your busy schedule and give you those skills you require as soon as possible, meaning you can apply for that job you really want, or can develop your business and expand.

Short courses also mean smaller classes, which is a huge benefit. Beauty therapy involves being practical and active, a short intensive course allows you to do both of these things, whilst still asking questions as you go along.

So what are you waiting for? Kick start your skills with a short beauty course in Essex!

Elite School of Beauty Therapy run multiple short courses to suit your availability and give you the skills you require for your career. For more information about the courses we offer, take a look here and contact us to find out how we can enhance your skills and qualifications.

Enjoy The Flexibility Of Evening Makeup Courses In Hertfordshire

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Uncategorized

Evening Makeup Courses In HertfordshireIn recent years there has a been a lot of focus on work-life balance which means trying to balance equally the things you do for your career and that which you do for pleasure. We now live in a society where there are so many more options and flexibility in our work: working from home and zero hour contracts have changed the traditional 9 to 5 lifestyle.

When it comes to studying, or the desire to learn a new skill, it can be difficult to find the time. Businesses and universities are adapting to the new working environment by offering options to study online, fitting learning into your lifestyle and routine.

But what if you want to study and learn something practical? Not all skills and qualifications can be gained online; learning to play an instrument or to drive certainly require some practical time spent on them. Training as a beautician also requires practical experience which is crucial to becoming qualified. At Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Hertfordshire we understand the need for flexibility and so we are now offering evening courses. Here are our top reasons why you should think about taking an evening course in Hertfordshire with us:

Making money as you learn

You may be taking an evening course to go into a brand new career, to expand upon your current skills and expertise, or to improve your business or employability. Whatever the reason, taking an evening course allows you to continue working in the daytime. Rent, bills and food all still need to be paid for whilst you’re studying, which is why it’s important to maintain a stable income. Being able to continue to work whilst studying is one of the best options.

Benefits of a makeup course

Makeup courses are a real investment as one in three women won’t leave the house without wearing makeup. The makeup industry is booming and women will always want to look fabulous for special occasions. If it’s a career change that you’re looking for, then it’s a valuable qualification to gain, and offering these services can help you on the way to having a very successful career.

Why wait?

With the flexibility of evening makeup courses in Hertfordshire, there’s never been a better time to start investing in your future. The University of London claims that two thirds of adults gain a qualification later in life; the majority of these qualifications are vocational and used to enhance career prospects. So why wait to find the time to study? Gain qualifications to develop or start your career in beauty today.

Here at Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Hertfordshire we have just started evening courses to fit around your schedule. We have a range of makeup courses plus many more, click here to see what we can offer you today!

How To Blowdry Your Hair Like A Pro

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Hairdressing

Blowdry courses HertfordshireHaving your hair blowdried at a salon can make you feel fantastic. Your hair feels smooth, fabulous and voluminous. We would all love that just-stepped-out-the-salon look for our hair everyday! When blow drying your hair at home it can be difficult to get it right, plus, you don’t always have a lot of time to get it looking perfect.

However, there are some techniques and tips which can help to give you a salon look when you blowdry your hair at home. At Elite School of Beauty Therapy we offer hair courses in Hertfordshire so here are my top tips on drying your hair like a pro.

Choosing The Right Brush

Celebrity stylist Rodney Cutler claims that if you use a big brush it gives a smoother look. Round brushes with metal in the middle are also great for a sleek finish, however they can can heat up fast and act like an iron, so don’t direct the heat on it for too long.

The Length Of Your Hair Can Make A Difference

Finding the right brush also means looking for one which works for the length of your hair. A big, thick brush isn’t going to work so well if you have very short hair. Shop around for different sizes to see which one gives you the best result.

Using Products

If you’re using a product to add extra volume, apply it to the roots of your hair as this is where it will have the most effect, and give you that voluminous look. If you want to use hairspray to finish your style, apply it sparingly and from a distance. This is to make sure it evens out on the hair and doesn’t clump in one place.

Don’t Dry Soaking Wet Hair

A big mistake you can make is using your hair dryer straight after getting out of the shower. It’s important not to use it when your hair is still soaking wet, you need to get rid of the excess moisture first. Use a towel to dry your hair first, when hair is less wet you can begin to use your hair dryer. However, use your fingers first to comb through the hair as you dry, save the brush for later on.

Section Your Hair And Start At The Roots

Once your hair is dryer you can now start using the brush. For the best look, section your hair as you blowdry. Start at the bottom and clip the rest of your hair on top of your head. One of the most important things to do is to start at the roots. Wrap the hair around your brush, apply the heat and gradually move the brush down with the heat. Hair dryers can get very hot so don’t let the heat linger too much on your hair as this can damage it.


Elite School of Beauty Therapy offer hair courses in Hertfordshire, helping you become a pro at blow drying and styling hair. Check out our courses available online.