Do you have an interest in performing facials & skincare and want to be the best in the field? Are you interested in gaining a wider scope of knowledge in the area of facials & skincare? Do you want to add more facial treatments to your beauty salon menu to expand your business revenue? 

What is a facialist?

A facialist is someone who specialises in providing impeccable skincare for a clients’ face. They carry out a range of treatments to tighten pores, cleanse the skin to maintain the wellbeing of the facial skin. They are also known as a skincare specialist or a facial technician. Apart from giving cleansing and revitalizing facial skincare treatments, they are able to examine clients’ skin and give them advice on how to properly take care of their skin to prevent breakouts or flare-ups from existing skin conditions such as rosacea and acne.

At Ray Cochrane Beauty School, we offer an advanced course in facial treatment techniques. The Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma course will take you through advanced facial treatments,

These include facial faradic, vacuum suction/mechanical lymphatic drainage, micro-current/non-surgical lift, facial galvanic treatments and high-frequency facials.


Why you should further your qualifications and become an advanced facialist?

Working as an advanced facialist will allow you to expand your freelance business or career as a beauty therapist. 

Using electrical pieces of equipment for a facial, takes the effects from a standard facial to a whole new level for your clients. They will be more willing to invest more money if they are  able to notice more differences in their skin from the more advanced treatments. 


What is facial faradic?

Facial faradic is electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), this means that that electrical pulses run through the skin causing the muscles to contract to tighten and tone the skin. It rejuvenates lacklustre skin and increases skin cells to regenerate to create healthier, fresher looking skin. 


What is mechanical lymphatic drainage?

A mechanical lymphatic drainage system works to create a balance between the blood and lymphatic system. It is also known as vacuum suction treatment.

First, the skin is cleansed and additional products are applied (e.g, a mask peel) An electronic vacuum suction is used, however electric currents are not passed through the skin. 

Gentle and soothing on the skin, It works by stimulating the lymph nodes to naturally detoxify the skin and improve the circulation in the lymphatic system in the body.


What is galvanic?

A galvanic is a facial that drives an electric current to allow water-soluble substances to penetrate into the skin, improving its absorption and moisture retention to leave skin looking plump and healthy. It is also known as a microcurrent facial. Apart from adding moisture to the skin, it unclogs pores and gets rid of sebaceous blockages which result in acne and blemishes.

They help to improve the overall condition of the skin and it is a painless, non-surgical way to tighten the skin and to achieve the appearance of younger-looking skin. 


What you can expect from Ray Cochrane Beauty School

We are proud to be the first beauty school in the UK to offer the CIDESCO course and hold a high standard for the level of education we offer our students.

The school is in minimal walking distance to Baker Street tube station and various bus routes serving the area so accessibility is no problem. 

We are a small sized school that allows us to maintain an optimum amount of attention to every student of ours so they receive full attention, guidance and support from staff at our school.


VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma

You can study to become an advanced facialist on the VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma where you will learn alongside facial electrotherapy treatments:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microdermabasion
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Consultation and promotion of products/treatments
  • Body electrotherapy treatments
  • Body massage
  • Indian head massage

The course requirements are that you need to be at least 18 years old, have a good, comprehensive understanding of the English language. 

You can study one day a week for a period of 22 weeks or twice a week over a period of 12 weeks. Class hours are from 10 am to 5 pm and on average there are about 10 to 12 students a class. This way you will receive specialised attention to you from tutors to make sure you are gaining full support from your time and financial investment into us. 

Enrol with us today by sending us an email to or giving us a phone call on 0203 856 8886 where you will be able to speak to one of our course consultants who will be more than happy to hear from you and answer any queries you may have.