Cosmetology is a new joint study programme, conducted in English, jointly with the Academy of Cosmetics and Health Care in Warsaw (in Polish Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa Kosmetyki i Pielęgnacji Zdrowia w Warszawie, hereinafter – WSZKiPZ). This Polish Academy has accumulated a lot of experience in training highly skilled specialists in beauty therapy; it has a particularly highly qualified academic staff and runs productive scientific activities.
A cosmetologist’s activities cover not just a beauty “management.” A cosmetologist is also an artist in his/her profession, who offers a variety of creative solutions to a client. It takes more than a talent for a beauty expert to attract a success. Cosmetologists must have knowledge in various business areas, including communication, human relations, and marketing support. All of that is achieved only when the beauty industry is led by qualified and competent professionals. Such professionals are prepared in the Cosmetology Joint Study Programme. The future beauty therapists will develop tools and techniques to maintain a healthy facial and body skin, to eliminate skin and body defects, to highlight attractive features of the face, to shape the desired image, by employing the latest technologies in cosmetic procedures.
In the International School of Law and Business:
Chemistry, Biophysics, Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Public Health, Microbiology, Immunology and Allergology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, General Medicine and Pathophysiology, Basics of Management, Services Marketing, Medical Tourism, Natural Cosmetics, Nutritional Biology, etc.
In the Academy of Cosmetics and Health Care in Warsaw:
Theory and Practice in Cosmetology, Cosmetics and Cosmetic Ingredients, Dermatology, Perfume, Skin and Hair Physiology, Cosmeticology, Makeup and Aesthetics, Basics of Aesthetic Medicine, Professional Foreign Language, Hair Care, Cosmetic Forms, etc.
Internship in real companies
You will implement practical trainings and final internships of 20 weeks in duration in Lithuanian and Polish beauty studios, aesthetic cosmetology clinics, beauty salons, spas, beauty parlours, film and photo studios, beauty shops, and other businesses in cosmetology area, cosmetic manufacturing companies, and so on.
The School cooperates with Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Association of Lithuanian Trade Enterprises, Quality Management Association, National Association of Creative and Cultural Industries, Lithuanian Association of Communication Agencies KOMAA, which help ISLB students in finding a place for the internship and, later, often become a workplace for students of ISLB.
A graduate of the programme will be awarded a joint beauty therapist professional bachelor’s degree, which meets the level VI qualification under the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework and level 6 under the European Qualifications Framework.
Goal of the Cosmetology Joint Study Programme – to prepare a highly qualified creative and socially responsible beauty therapist who is able to professionally and independently provide different types of cosmetological services, apply the latest modern cosmetological tools, equipment and materials, capable of organizing a business in cosmetology area, widely, creatively, and critically thinking, constantly seeking personal and professional growth through lifelong learning.
Upon completion of the Cosmetology Joint Study Programme, graduates will have sufficient skills to work in beauty studios, aesthetic cosmetology clinics, beauty salons, spas, beauty parlours, beauty shops, and other organizations in the beauty industry, film and photo studios. After having assessed opportunities for development of a family medical institution in Lithuania, therapeutic cosmetology salons could be established in primary health care centres. Graduates will be able to found their own therapeutic cosmetology salons, engage in health tourism, and contribute to the enhancement of Lithuanian services exports.
Graduates of the Joint Programme will also have the opportunity to continue their studies in the medicine and health study fields of Master’s degree. A second cycle study programme – Cosmetology – is conducted in WSZKiPZ. Upcoming second cycle study programmes in Lithuania: Physical Activity and Public Health (qualification degree to be awarded /professional qualification – Master of Public Health) in Lithuanian Sports University; Rehabilitation (qualification degree to be awarded /professional qualification – a kinesitherapist or ergotherapist, Master of Rehabilitation) in Vilnius University; Nursing (qualification degree to be awarded /professional qualification – a general-practice nurse, Master of Nursing) in Vilnius University; Adapted Physical Activity (qualification degree to be awarded /professional qualification – Master of Adapted Physical Activity, Master of Rehabilitation) in Lithuanian Sports University; and Management of Public Health (qualification degree to be awarded /professional qualification – Master of Public Health) in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.