Salon Management Expert Certificate

The Salon Management Expert certificate course is perfect for those who have dreams of opening their own salon business.

Course Summary

Award type:
Comprehensive Certificate
Accredited by:
Not Applicable
27 Months
Entrance Requirement:


This module will teach students how to correctly use the English language for business it covers everything from email to presentations to listening skills


This chapter gives you a good introduction into the beauty industry and how to conduct yourself professionally in the salon environment. It will also talk about how to prepare for your consultation with a client, which is one of the most important elements you need to master as a beauty therapist. 
The subject contains the following chapters:

    1. You the therapist
    2. You and your client

Getting started as a nail care professional requires a good amount of networking to market your business and service. This subject teaches you how to do that and as a result you will be able to:


  • Build networking relationships
  • Use various networking techniques and platforms

This subject will give you a better understanding of skin before you move on to discussing facials in the following subject. 
The subject contains the following chapters:


  1. Anatomy of the skin
  2. Skin types
  3. Skin tones
  4. Skin disorders

A big part of being a salon management has to do with interactions with customers. This subject prepares you for those service based interactions to improve your:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Professionalism

In this subject we discuss preparing the treatment area, consulting with the client and then how to do various facials. After care advice is also important in any treatment! 

The client consultation is the most important element to get right for any salon manager, so we once again discuss the lash and brow consultation. We also discuss brow services, lash services and lash and brow tinting. 

This subject contains the following chapters:

  1. Client consultation
  2. Brow services
  3. Lash services
  4. Lash and brow tinting

Before you start to apply make-up to the face there is a lot you need to know. We start the module with a look at the anatomy of the face; the facial bones, shapes and muscles. You will then learn what tools you need to apply make-up, and how to care for those tools.  It then discusses use of colour, foundation, concealer and how to contour a face with make-up. The subject contains the following chapters:

  1. The anatomy of the face
  2. Tools and requirements before applying make up
  3. Vigorous colours
  4. Using foundation and concealers
  5. The wonders of contouring

If you are planning on starting your own business with your salon management then this subject will teach you how. Entrepreneurship teaches you how to do a business plan and what goes into running a business. By the end of this subject you will know how to:

  • Identify the need for a business
  • Planning behind starting and running a business.

You will now learn how to apply make-up to the eyes and lips, as well as what make-up is appropriate for clients of different ages. You will then look at make-up for special occasions such as weddings and black tie events and then look at different styles of make-up that you can start to experiment with, as you get confident in this subject. 

This subject contains the following chapters:

  1. Spectacular eyes
  2. Lovely lips
  3. Perfection at every age
  4. Special occasions
  5. Favourite classics

Managing your finance is key for any business. So this subject teaches you the key concept of the accounting cycle and finance management. At the end of this module you will be able to:


  • Read and understand a balance sheet
  • Income statements
  • Budgeting

We start with the history of nail care and more detailed anatomy of the hand and foot. Then we outline what tools and equipment we need before learning how to conduct both a manicure and a pedicure. Remember that the preparation and massage is as important as the application of the nail varnish, so study these parts very closely. 

This subject contains the following chapters:


  1. History of nail care
  2. The anatomy of the hand and foot
  3. The skin
  4. The structure of the nail
  5. Tools, equipment, materials and products
  6. Manicures
  7. Pedicures

This unit teaches you how to apply UV gel nails, and how to decorate nails. There are three assessment tasks so that you can practice what you have learnt. 
This subject contains the following chapters:


  1. UV gel nails
  2. Nail decoration
  3. Acrylic nails
  4. Acrylic nails – reversed method
  5. Fibreglass