Black Skin Directory launches skin of colour education platform for beauty professionals

The Black Skin Directory (BSD) is launching an education platform for beauty professionals which will provide accredited knowledge about managing and treating skin of colour within their practice.  

BSD – a platform which connects people of colour with professionals who are experienced in treating darker skin – is on a mission to ensure skin of colour remains high on the education agenda.

This new learning programme will cover a wide breadth of subjects including the anatomy and physiology of skin of colour, and managing common cosmetic concerns and cultural concerns. The platform will also host a library of educational articles and signpost resources to enhance learning. 

Founder Dija Ayodele said: “Since its launch in February 2018, we have been aware of the distinct lack of education provided by the formal education sector around skin of colour, and after two years of hosting sold-out workshops, we are thrilled to provide permanent online access to therapists and beauty professionals to further their knowledge, build their confidence, and empower them to meet the needs of their skin of colour clients.” 

Ayodele has more than 10 years’ experience in understanding and treating skin and recently launched her first book Black Skin: The Definitive Skincare Guide, which is a comprehensive and practical guide on black skin. She also runs successful skin clinic for women of colour West Room Aesthetics in London

How to sign up for the training

The global skin of colour education programme officially launches on March 1 but course registration opens today (February 1) with an early bird fee of £179 + VAT (normal price from March 1 will be £295 + VAT). 

Sign up for the training hereIn support of the Beauty Backed Trust, BSD will make a £10 donation for each course purchased. 

Industry reactions

The training platform has already received endorsement from the British Beauty Council. 

Chief executive Millie Kendall commented: “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.” 

Will you be signing up for the training? Tell us below. 

Dija Ayodele will be sharing her expertise on “How to treat the signs of ageing on black skin” on the Skin & Advanced Treatments Stage on Sunday, April 3, at Professional Beauty LondonRegister to watch her talk