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Beauty Courses

4 Method Hair Extension Course - Professional Qualification for Hairdressers and also Non Hairdressers too

Course Explained
Course Times
Venues & Tutor Info
Prices & Dates
Accreditation & Entry Requirements

Hair Extensions Micro Rings, Nano Rings, Hot Fusion and Shrinkies 4 Method Diploma Accredited Course

During this intensive professional one day diploma training course, you will learn about and complete practical work and assessment to achieve the safe and easy application of Micro Rings, Nano Rings, Hot Fusion and Shrinkie hair extensions.

This course is usually around £299 - £350 however we are offering a great discount - this course is just £250 per person a discounted price making it affordable for everyone with just a small deposit to pay to book your place.

No hair dressing experience required to attend this course - if you are a hair dresser or a complete beginning this is the course for you!

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Please watch our short introduction video, showing you what to expect from our beauty courses and to learn more.

Then scroll down this page to view all the course information, content of the course, price, venue and dates available.

The course fee includes the materials/products used on the day so no hidden extras to pay.

Contents of the Course


  • Insurance Cover
  • Hair Extension Methods
  • Types of Hair
  • Single and Double Drawn
  • Grams of Hair
  • Example of Pricing
  • Strand Test
  • Client Preparation
  • Becoming a Therapist
  • Health and Safety
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equipment Required
  • Application of Hair Extensions
  • Cutting and Maintenance
  • Repositioning
  • Removal
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Client Consultation Form
  • Client Treatment Record
  • Example of Aftercare Advice
  • Ways of promoting your business
  • Lifetime of tutor support

This course is for complete beginners and you will get a recognised qualification to be able to charge the general public.

All course information is easy to find right here

You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.

Why Book With Us?

We are an established and trusted award winning national school, the course is accredited and recognised and you will save around £200 on the price of this course when you book with us.

It is more expensive with other schools however, we only have small classes with low overheads so we can offer professional training with expert tutors without the high costs!

Course Times

If you are attending our one day courses the times are as follows:

10.00am - 4.30pm Weekdays

or 10.30am - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date.

For our one day courses, you will receive a 45 min lunch break and a short afternoon break also.

No case studies are required - no written exams.

Certificates are given on the day on the completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.


Join the thousands of students we train each year, we have a long term proven history and our feedback speaks for itself. We also look forward hearing how you get on once you have completed a course with us.

We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner

'Best Training School' 5 years in a row


Our Promise to you

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course
Price £250.00

One day insurable accredited course - maximum of 6 in a class, keeping it small ensuring individual attention.

We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.

This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)

Why is this such a popular course with our students?

You do not need any previous experience.

Students' feedback indicated that they were surprised and happy that it was very easy to apply the hair extensions, much easier than they thought it would be.

You are able to charge between £450 - £800 a head for hair extensions with little outlay. You can work professionally at a salon with this qualification or you can be a mobile therapist and gain insurance to practice professionally.

You do not have to be a hair dresser to join this class it is open to complete beginners without any previous experience

You will receive a recognised Gateway diploma certificate on the day of your training, this is an insurable qualification which means you can use these methods with the general public and charge.

This one day course is available for beginners and hairdressers.

We specialise in small classes for individual attention

Unlike other hair and beauty training schools we keep our student numbers to a maximum of 6 and minimum of 2 so you receive the attention you need throughout the day.

We are able to offer this course at a fraction of the price of other hair and beauty providers.

Easy System to Learn with our Expert tutors

This course is unique to Gateway Workshops and we are delighted to be able to bring this to you at a discounted cost affordable for all, the usual price for this professional training is around £500 plus however we charge just £250 per person!

We have many venues to choose from (dates and venues available to view from this page) for students to come and learn this with us.

Or if you are a salon and require in-house training for 4 or more members of staff, you can email us to arrange your training.

Do I need to bring a model with me


You will be working on dolls heads during the course and will also have the opportunity to apply a row of nano or micro rings to each others hair so please come with clean straightened hair on your course day.


Why choose these hair extension systems?

• The four most popular application methods in the industry to date
• Be able to provide your client with a variety of choice
• Choose from four different methods for different clients hair needs
• Earn an excellent revenue compared to other hair/beauty treatments
• Learn the latest system in the industry – NANO Rings
• Learn everything you need to know about these four systems in one day!

Kit Information

The students who have contacted us say it has often confused them learning this amount of methods and the feedback has been that they come away unhappy, not feeling confident in using any of the methods learnt.

We have learnt from this, so here at GATEWAY we just offer up to four methods for you to learn in one day so you can easily learn it effectively, gaining the confidence to use what you have learnt with your clients right away and charge the general public.

This one day accredited diploma course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous beauty or massage experience required to attend.

This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

The course fee includes the Materials/products used on the day so no hidden extras to pay.

Kits to use with your clients are around £30, the tutor will be happy to point you in the right direction with regard to the affordable suppliers so you can buy kits to use with your clients after your training with us

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However due to small classes this is rare but available if required.

This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different; please check the one with whom you are registered for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)

Products Used

This course is not brand specific; it is training in the application and technique. This therefore provides students with more options re purchasing stock and equally their insurance. The tutor will go through all of this within your training but if you wish to use another brand they will tell you where to get these, however the technique is the same for all brands.

Please note:
You will be required to work on a dolls head as well as working on each other.

98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.

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If you are a complete beginner, Towergate and ABT have accepted this course for accreditation and student insurance cover also.

They will offer insurance cover to all students for complete beginners with no previous hair dressing experience as well as therapists and hairdressers. You will be covered to use this professionally with the general public and charge.

If you are with another insurance company often they will add this training to your cover please check with them first, if not you can get affordable and separate cover with Towergate so you can use this professionally in a salon or as a mobile therapist or therapist working from home.

If you are with the Guild of Beauty/Holistic Therapists already for your insurance, you can add this training to your insurance cover however they do require that you are a hairdresser with an NVQ level 2 or equivalent.

If you do not have this you can get insurance cover with Towergate or ABT instead who do not require this.

Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.

For course times, venue information, what to wear etc. Please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.

Course Manuals

All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

Certificate - Insurance - Brands

Why is our course so popular?

This is because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.

Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products our tutors love to use but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.

This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.

This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!

Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.


Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Jodie Shambrook

The tutor was lovely. Very personable and friendly. She was very reassuring and open to each and every question. The lesson was taught well, thorough and in depth and I really feel like I didn't miss anything. The aftercare and support offered was lovely, and I am extremely happy. There was four hair extension types covered in the one day, and I can see why this could be hard to take in if there was a large group with lots of questions. However, we had a smaller group as it wasn't full, and the whole experience was in depth and explained really well. I am definitely going to book more courses with Gateway because of this experience!

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
Research and location. This was ideal for me and offered the experience I was interested in for a competitive price.

Feedback from Jess Holmes

My tutor was so lovely from start to finish! She made me feel welcomed and comfortable straight away. She made the day very interesting and hands on, which was brilliant. I felt that I couldn't have learnt much more in the day, she covered everything and answered any questions I had. Would highly recommend the course.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes


Feedback from Sasha Gardner

I really enjoyed the hair extension course and felt my tutor was great at teaching, I'm looking forward to attending some more courses.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
Offers 1 day courses so I'm able to train whilst working full time.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Google

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, Towergate, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Thinktree.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

Gateway accredited/recognised diploma

Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention

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