Best Beauty Academies In Joburg

We don’t know about you, but every time we hear the words “beauty school”, we think of the popular musical, Grease, and start belting out Beauty School Drop Out by Frankie Avalon. But, if you start thinking of makeup artistry, acrylics, tips, facials, waxing and hair styling, then maybe you should consider heading to beauty school! Don’t know where to go to do a course or two? Don’t stress: we’ve got you covered. 

Beauty Academies In Joburg

Face to Face Beauty & Make-up Design School

From makeup artistry and special-effects to beauty therapy, why not consider doing your training at one of South Africa’s longest-standing academies, Face To Face Beauty & Make-up Design School? This establishment offers students leading, recognised and accredited qualifications that reach both national and international requirements. Take your pick from getting a diploma in makeup design, makeup artistry, prosthetics and special effects or fast fashion hairstyling, or become a beauty specialist. They even offer part-time courses if you’re strapped for time.

The Pyramid Beauty School

Whether you’re looking to study beauty full-time or can only do something part-time, Pyramid Beauty School will have the course just for you. To ensure that future beauticians get only the best in training, classes are kept small so that every student is given the one-on-one attention they deserve and require in order to flourish. The beauty school is situated right next to The Pyramid Day Spa, where students will get an opportunity to get hands-on working experience in a professional and established environment. From waxing and mani-pedis to threading, massage techniques and facials, you’ll become a beauty expert in no time!

Beauty Therapy Institute

Sorbet’s beauty school recognises the need for passionate and professional service in the beauty industry, which is why they provide small classes that offer attention-to-detailed training in different aspects throughout the industry. They’re all about personal, flexible and affordable learning that fits in with your lifestyle and your professional beauty career goals. You can choose from a part-time or full-time learning training course, which you can do at your own pace.

International Academy

Whether you’re looking for something to keep you busy during your gap year or simply just want to take a new direction with your career, the International Academy has just the course for you when it comes to fitness and beauty. They offer health and skincare, hairdressing, as well as fitness courses. If you have just matriculated, don’t forget to check out their life-changing gap year fitness course or the beauty gap year course that could lead to you working and travelling abroad on cruise liners.

Camelot International Health & Skincare Education

Camelot International Health & Skincare Education provides each student only the best in beauty education, no matter which direction you plan on going in your career. Their courses run on a full-time, part-time, modular and private tuition basis, so all you have to do is choose which will best suit your time and routine. Better yet, once you have graduated, they offer placement opportunities within their hotel spa and treatment group. Also, students will be trained on salon and spa business software to enhance their learning experience and prepare them for the world of spa business.

Central Johannesburg College

Dabble in as many aspects of beauty as possible by signing up for a cosmetology/beauty technology course at Central Johannesburg College. There is no prerequisite for admission into this course and it will take students three months to complete. Registration takes place three times a year in January, April and August so make sure you don’t miss out on your opportunity! Students learn how to do manicures and pedicures, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, day, evening, bridal and photographic makeup, eyebrow grooming, facial consultancy services and so much more. Check out their site to get a full curriculum layout.


If you’re situated closer to Observatory, then you’ll definitely want to check out NailCity for your beauty studies. They provide a high standard of internationally recognised beauty education that focuses on health and skincare therapy, body therapy, reflexology, as well as nail technology. With this knowledge, students will have the confidence and skills to reach amazing opportunities in the industry, from working at clinics, hydros and health farms, to even travelling the world on luxury passenger liners. Their courses include full-body and hot stone massages, an eyelash extension course and nail training – just to name a few.

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