Welcome to Cosmetic Couture

Founded in 2012 to train the next generation of aesthetics professionals – Cosmetic Couture is the vision of Maxine McCarthy.

Cosmetic Couture was created to train aspiring aestheticians and to offer unique, trademarked treatments to our own clients. Since opening, we’ve helped 200,000 clients look and feel more confident with our bespoke techniques.

Working with industry recognised names like BStung and HD Lips, Cosmetic Couture is a household name within the global cosmetics industry. Our highly-skilled tutors have developed bespoke courses unique to Cosmetic Couture – you won’t find these techniques anywhere else!

At Cosmetic Couture, we pride ourselves on delivering cutting edge courses. We’re up to date with every new trend and we’ll teach you how to create the latest look for your clients. From timeless Marylin Monroe classics to daring Kylie-Jenner-inspired looks – we know what works.

Our work doesn’t stop after you’ve qualified. We help and advise all our students to take the next steps to set up their own aesthetics business. We have great connections within the industry who can provide practical, legal, and business advice.


Voted as the Best Training Provider in the UK by the International Aesthetic Awards 2022 – whether you visit us as a student or a client -we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Our Success

Cosmetic Couture’s success is founded on a very clear understanding of the aesthetics industry and its history – from the fashion icons of the 1950s like Marylin Monroe through to the modern trends driven by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and others. We know what our clients want and how to give them that perfect look or teach them how to deliver the most cutting-edge modern techniques.

“We are bold and brave and famous trend-setters in aesthetics and people look to us for inspiration and knowledge”

Who we are?

Cosmetic Couture is one of the largest and most successful aesthetic training academies in the UK. We are also one of the most popular centres for a wide range of aesthetic treatments, skin rejuvenation, micro-needling, microblading and other beauty procedures.

Cosmetic Couture have been training medics and non-medics as well as treating celebrities and our loyal clients since 2012! We continue to be one of the most sought-after academies for people wanting to get into aesthetics or learn more skills or create some of our famous exclusive styles.

We have always been at the cutting edge of aesthetics and that will never change. We have pioneered work with insurance companies to make sure all students are covered and can practice safely. We have created new and exciting progression frameworks to help get you into aesthetics. We have developed first aid and adverse effects courses run by experts to keep you and your clients safe. We have developed and launched styles that have become internet sensations and salon success stories.

Teachers and Practitioners

We are a dedicated team of teachers and practitioners led by our inspirational CEO Maxine McCarthy. We are doctors and nurses, prescribers and teachers with more than 100 years of experience in aesthetics and beauty treatments.We’ve got more than 100,000 followers across social media and our videos and news get thousands of shares, likes and comments. That’s because people look to us for inspiration and knowledge.  We are skilled and experienced and have been offering treatments and teaching since 2012 at our Manchester centre.


  • In-depth theory and hands on practial


  • 100 years of combined aesthetic experience


  • International Aesthetic Awards 2022

Our Team

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