Last week, Champneys Beauty College officially opened its new campus in Holborn Circus with a ceremony at Thavies Inn House.

The ribbon-cutting was done by actress Naomie Harris (Spectre, Skyfall, 28 Days Later), and was followed with a performance by X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

The campus was open throughout the day from 9am to 7pm. Guests were given tours of the state-of-the-art facilities, as well as being treated to samples and demonstrations of the various beauty treatments that will soon be on offer.

Champneys was established in 1976 and has long been recognised as one of the UK's leading beauty therapy training colleges.

Rachel Halling, Champneys College Principal, said: “We’re taking the Champneys name to the capital and building on what is already a renowned reputation.

“Partnering with London College of Contemporary Arts is only going to strengthen our commitment to developing the next generation of beauty specialists. With strong employment possibilities for students, we’re hoping this partnership is the start of a very bright future for everyone involved.”

“We are honoured to become Champneys’ first ever academic partner. We share with them the drive to improve and secure a bright professional future for our students, along with achieving excellence in teaching and results,” said Sagi Hartov, LCCA Executive Dean and Managing Director.

“Skills and experience are what employers look for when recruiting for a new role. Working with Champneys will add to the quality and effectiveness of the education paths we present, bringing a new element to LCCA,” he added.

The 12-week courses that are being delivered at the campus began in November, with more than 50 students enrolled across six different programmes.

These new students are studying:

  • ITEC Beauty Level 3
  • ITEC Holistic Therapies Level 3
  • ITEC Fashion and Media Makeup Level 3
  • ITEC Advanced Nail Treatments Level 3
  • ITEC Advanced Laser and Light, and Skin Rejuvenation Level 4
  • ITEC Spa Management Level 4

We wish them all well with their studies, and we are sure they will fulfil their ambitions of success in the beauty industry, which employs over a million people and is worth more than £17 billion.