London 2024: Cosmetology

Cosmetology travels to London, England! This innovative city is full of fashion and beauty icons that revolutionize and influence many of the past and current beauty trends that inspire all beauty professionals. Students will enjoy the opportunity to experience education with another country’s cosmetology industry leaders to learn their practices and innovations to make their clients feel good about themselves. During this experience, students will engage in a two-day hands-on workshop with a Pivot Point education leader, learning “hairdressing” practices from hair design to hair sculpting. In addition to the workshop, students will participate in various cultural excursions that motivate them to think about the diversity of the British population as well as other career applications of the cosmetology field. Excursions will include a special effects makeup workshop; afternoon tea at Kensington Palace; visits to the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Harrods Beauty Halls, Borough Market, and the Migration Museum; a theater performance; a sunrise visit to Stonehenge, the oldest monument in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and more.  

Study Abroad in London

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Travel Dates

June 13 - 22, 2024

Program Costs


This cost is approximate and includes the application and insurance fee paid to Central Piedmont. Once you are accepted into the program, the leader will provide you with additional information about how to submit payment.

Included in Program Fee

- round-trip airfare

- lodging 

- some meals 

- in-country transportation 

- various cultural learning excursions and experiences

Not Included In Program Fee

- passport and visa fees (if applicable)

- Central Piedmont course registration associated with the program

- personal expenses (ex: meals in airports, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)

Who May Participate

Central Piedmont Cosmetology students and licensed cosmetologists accepted to the program by the faculty leaders.

Associated Courses

You must register for the summer 2024 term:

- If you are seeking academic credit for your participation, you must register for COS 115 - Cosmetology Concepts III

- If you are not seeking to earn academic credit for your participation, you must register for TVL 7800 - a non-curriculum course.

Contact Trina Davis or Catherine Morrow for questions about the London Cosmetology Study Abroad Program.

Application Information & Deadlines

Directions: Complete the following three steps to apply to study abroad with Central Piedmont in 2024:

1. Submit your Study Abroad Application using the "Apply Now" link above.  (The Center for Global Engagement will review all applicants for records of conduct, academic infractions, or financial obligations to the college.)

2. Pay the non-refundable $100 application fee. 

3. Submit your recorded video interview.

Note: The Center for Global Engagement will email you directions, after you submit your Study Abroad Application, for paying your application fee and submitting your video interview.

Application Deadlines:

September 22: 1st application deadline

November 10: 2nd application deadline

December 12: 3rd application deadline

January 19: 4th application deadline

Required Next Steps:

1. Review the Required Intake Day Meetings schedule below and save the next meeting available after you submitted your application on your schedule.

October 20, 2023 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for first application deadline

December 1, 2023 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for second application deadline

January 19, 2024 |  1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for third application deadline

February 9, 2024 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for fourth application deadline

2. Pay a required $500 commitment deposit within 45 days of acceptance to a study abroad program prior to December 1. 

Note: Acceptance after December 1 may require a larger initial payment or payment in full, depending on acceptance date and program requirements.