The Black Skin Directory Mission

With 14% of the UK population identifying as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (Office for National Statistics), our national demographics is changing fast and skincare professionals have a responsibility to ensure that they are fully trained to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population.

Black Skin Directory is committed to providing the best in class professional training that educates, empowers and increases knowledge about Black and darker skin tones.

Find out more from our Founder, Dija Ayodele

Who is this course for?

  • Skin Therapists and Beauty Professionals (e.g. MakeUp Artists, Nail Technicians)

  • NVQ Levels 2 - 4 (or equivalent)

What will you gain
at the end of this course?

  • Increased understanding in managing skin of colour and common concerns. Check out the course guide below!

  • Access to a student’s only resource library continually updated with relevant industry news and peer reviewed publications

  • Exclusive access to live webinars and events.

  • Certificate of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome from Dija Ayodele

    2. Why take a Treating Skin of Colour course?

    3. Tell us about you

    4. And now, about you!

    5. THANK YOU!

    1. A word on what makes skin of colour different

    2. Key differences in skin of colour

    3. Are you ready for the quiz?

    4. Chapter 2 Quiz

    1. A good consultation is EVERTYHING

    2. Enhanced Consultations and Assessing Skin of Colour

    3. Are you ready for the quiz?

    4. Chapter 3 Quiz

    1. Why consider cultural practices?

    2. From heritage skincare to controversial treatments

    3. Are you ready for the quiz?

    4. Chapter 4 Quiz

    1. Introduction to Common Cosmetic Concerns with Dija

    2. Common Cosmetic Concerns for Skin of Colour

    3. Are you ready for the quiz?

    4. Chapter 5 Quiz

    1. What ingredients & treatments are effective for skin of colour

    2. What ingredients & treatments are safe for skin of colour?

    3. Are you ready for the quiz?

    4. Chapter 6 Quiz

About this course

  • £199.00
  • Available NOW
  • Course lessons subject to change.

Get the course & access to exclusive events for £199

Live Webinars

For enrolled students only

The learning never stops! We  team up with industry experts to offer a series of live webinars exclusively for students enrolled onto the Treating Skin of Colour course.

Existing students can log-in and visit Members' Events to register for as many webinars as they wish. 

Each webinar is designed to further enhance your learning from the course whilst giving you the opportunity to have your difficult questions answered.

Our Spring/Summer calendar of live webinar events is now closed, but we'll be back in autumn with a new and exciting line-up. Watch this space!

Past Events:

  • Results of the Skin Tone Survey with the Centre of Evidenced Based Dermatology
  • Chemical Peels in Skin of Colour using NEOSTRATA with AestheticSource
  • Nuancing your Skin of Colour Consultations with Dr. Amiee Vyas and Dija Ayodele
  • Choosing an Inclusive Skincare brand using Skin Better Science with AestheticSource

Meet Your Trainer

Dija Ayodele

Skincare Expert

Skincare Expert and Aesthetician, Dija Ayodele is author of the newly published Black Skin, The Definitive Skincare Guide, owner of skincare clinic West Room Aesthetics in London and founder of the multi award-winning educational platform Black Skin Directory (BSD). With over 10 years experience in understanding and treating skin health, she has become a pivotal champion and advocate for providing the tools for people of colour to be educated on their unique skincare needs whilst pushing the beauty industry forward in its requirements to serve this sector.

In support of the Beauty Backed Trust, Black Skin Directory will donate £10 for every Treating Skin of Colour course purchased.

Industry Thoughts & Opinions

“Continuing professional development is vital in enabling therapists to strengthen and develop their current skillset and reduce knowledge shortfalls. We are pleased to see Black Skin Directory progress their mission in supporting therapists with the highest quality education.”

Beauty Backed Trust

“In my opinion it is a therapist’s responsibility to continually update themselves on a wide variety of treatments and services, and I am delighted to see the Black Skin Directory offering this highest level of quality training with such accessibility.”

British Beauty Council

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