A Message from the Principal

Hello, and a very warm welcome to our website.

Please do spend time reading through our pages and getting to know what we have to offer. If you have any questions, please do contact us — we will reply as quickly as possible. We are a small independent school, conveniently situated in Baker Street, central London. Since the founding of the School in 1954 we have only had three Heads of Education – the late Mrs Ray Cochrane till 1986, Miss Baljeet Suri until 2015 and myself, Xubin Yuan. I take great pride in continuing the excellence and high standards established by Mrs Cochrane & Miss Suri.

The beauty therapy industry is a thriving and expanding vocation. I would encourage you, whatever age you are, to seriously consider becoming part of this profession. The rewards are not only financial – all our graduates find employment – but the job satisfaction you get and the increasing self esteem you experience are seldom found in other professions. This is a very “hands on” occupation in which your confidence and expertise is conveyed across to your client – to the greater fulfilment of both of you.

And how can we help you in this?

Because of the size we are (think petite) we can offer you a level of tuition and support that larger institutions cannot. Our classes are deliberately small so that our tutors can spend more time with you. Our system of weekly assessments ensures that you are up to date with the course material. We encourage after hours learning. In fact, we do everything we can to ensure (almost guarantee) that you leave us as a motivated and highly qualified beauty therapist.

There are three examining bodies listed on our website — VTCT, CIDESCO and CIBTAC . We only teach these qualifications as we, like the Beauty Therapy Industry, consider them to be the highest form of beauty therapy training one can take. There are, indeed, other diplomas available in the UK, but we choose to restrict ourselves to where we can deliver the best to and for you.

Personally, I would always recommend a full time course. This is a concentrated effort that results in a qualification that is your immediate passport to a fulfilling and enjoyable career. However, I do appreciate that you may have time constraints or financial limitations or not want the full diploma. We can certainly help here.


If there is anything at all you need to know, please contact me below.