Frequently asked questions


Are we a private academy?

Yes we are, our trading name is London Hair and Beauty Ltd.

Are we government funded?

Being a private academy, we are not government funded.

Does the job centre pay for my course?

Unfortunately being a private academy, your course fees will not be paid for by the government.

Do we have finance options?

We have a number of finance options available, please see our finance page or get in contact for more information.

Is there an age limit?

Most certainly not! We have students of all ages that enrol with us for many reasons.

Are any of your courses accredited by a governing body?

Yes we are accredited by VTCT and ITEC

How do I contact you?
You can contact us by phone +44 (0) 207 993 8101 or by email on

When are you open?
Our school is open for classes 6 days a week. Our office is open for enquiries and enrolments Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm.

Which course is right for me?

We have many courses available for beginners, intermediate, advanced and all levels. If you need help deciding which course is for you, please feel free to Contact Us to discuss your requirements.

Can I visit the London Hair Academy?

Yes, we can arrange 1 on 1 consultations with one of our tutors, book your visit here. Alternatively we can arrange a phone visit, contact us to book.

Where are you located?

155 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3QY. A map is available here.

Can I find parking in the area?

We have a number of NCP car parks in the area. Please visit the following link for more info.

How many students are there per class?

We have a maximum of 6-8 students per class, one of the smallest tutor-to-student ratios in the industry.


How do I enrol for a course?
Once you have decided which course you would like to book and read our Terms and Conditions, you can either enrol online or call us on +44 (0) 207 993 8101. You will be required to make a deposit (or full payment) at the time of enrolment to secure your place. You will then be emailed confirmation details, along with an initial assessment link which completes your enrolment. The remaining fees are due 14 days before the course commencement date via bank transfer or card. We have payment plans available for some of our longer courses, please Contact Us for more details.

Do I pay VAT on the course price?
All courses include 20% VAT.

Are there any entry requirements?
If you are enrolling onto a beginner’s course, we will start you from the basics. We provide courses for complete beginners to advanced professional level.

What is the minimum age to enrol onto a course?
You must be 16 or over to enrol.

Where can I find your course dates?
All course dates are listed on individual course pages. We can offer tailored dates, Contact Us for details.

Do you provide accommodation?
Other hotels within 5 minutes’ walk are Holiday Inn Express and the Crowne Plaza
Please use our address to find the nearest locations:

155 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3QY

Holiday Inn Express –

Late Rooms is also a great search tool, please input our address to find the nearest locations:

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Can I enrol if I am an international student?
We welcome international students! Unfortunately we do not participate in the visa process. For visa information please see the link here. We can provide confirmation letters once we have received a deposit payment for your course.

What are the fees for international students?

The fees and enrolment process is the same for all students.


Who will be teaching my course?

All of our tutors have years of experience and are commercially active in the industry. Please visit our Meet the Team page to view our tutor profiles.

Do I need to bring anything with me?
No, we have everything available at the school for you to complete your course. You are welcome to bring a pen and note pad if you wish to take notes during your course.

Do I need to wear anything specific?

No, please feel free to wear what you like as long as it does not restrict your movement.

Do I need to bring my own model?
No, we book in all models for you. We are the only school in the industry which provides models for you to work on. This means you do not spend your time being a model for another student.

Can I study part time?
We have part time options for some of our courses, for the rest we can arrange flexible day/evening/weekend classes Contact Us to enquire.

I don’t have any formal training, can I enrol onto the Intermediate/Advanced courses?

This depends on your individual skills, please email us some examples of your work along with the course you wish to enrol onto and we will get back to you.

How can I hear about new courses available?
Please Subscribe to our mailing list or Contact Us for updates.


Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, you will receive a certificate from the London Hair Academy. For our qualification courses, you will also receive an VTCT accreditation certificate.

Am I ready to work within the hair industry on completion?
Upon successful completion of any course you will receive full certification which will allow you to find work within the industry.

Do you help with finding work after the course?
We get contacted by hundreds of brands every year requesting our students and graduates. Our graduates have worked with many prestigious clients and brands including Virgin, Dior, French Connection, the Galvin Brothers restaurant chain, Toni and Guy, Shangri La, N2O Brand Activation, Burberry, Sony, GHD, Royal and Langnickel, Space NK, Rentez-Vous, Boots, BAFTA, National Film and Television School and IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) and London Fashion Week. Students can Sign Up to our Agency which provides them with opportunities. Our Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum and Diamond package students receive a free lifetime membership as part of their package.

Can I get insurance on completion of my course?
Insurance is available to purchase from a number of different insurance providers (details of which are located on our Aftercare and Discounts page). We strongly advise students check eligibility, terms and conditions before booking a course as we accept no responsibility if students are refused insurance due to any circumstances.


I want to be a model for student haircuts and colours, how do I apply?

All appointments and details of how to book are posted onto our modeling page.

When the appointment/opportunity says “styling” does it include cutting?

No, any styling opportunities do not include any cutting.

Do I need to have an allergy/patch test?

Yes, you will need to come in for an allergy test at least 48 hours before an appointment. Allergy/patch tests can be done anytime Monday-Saturday between 9am and 5pm and the test takes around 10 minutes to complete.

What level of experience do the students have who will be doing my haircut/colour?

It varies appointment to appointment, but all students are supervised by our qualified tutors in small classes a maximum of 8.

Why are the appointments so cheap?

Appointments are carried out by our trainee students at our Academy as practice during their course before beginning work in the industry. We offer haircuts/colours at a discounted rate as appointments will be longer than a normal salon appointment. Our model price list is available here. You should expect to spend around 3-4 hours at the Academy for haircuts and 5+ hours for colours.

What happens if something goes wrong with my haircut/colour?

On the rare occasion that you are not happy with your new haircut/colour, please notify the tutor supervising the student immediately. Alternatively please contact our model team who will be happy to help.