About Beleco Academy

Thrive in the Beauty Industry!

Beleco Academy now offers both online and in person hair and beauty training that puts you ahead of the pack. Whether you are undertaking our courses online or in-class, our aim is always the same:

To equip our students with world class beauty skills so that they can not only succeed, but thrive in the beauty industry!


We are first and foremost an online beauty training academy. Our team were the pioneers of online beauty training (see Karen’s profile below). We have developed our online training platforms, apps and feedback systems to be by far the most effective in the industry.

The product kits we provide our students are also top notch both in terms of quality and the range of products you get – you truly are able to use them once you complete the course.


Our training rooms are some of the best in Melbourne and are fully equipped with the latest products and equipment for optimal learning – whether you are undertaking one of our in-class courses here or a supplementary class to your online course.

We also have a wholesale product showroom where you can stock up on any products you need to keep you going with clients.

Our Trainers:

All of our trainers are current in the industry and hold all relevant beauty qualifications – as well as holding TAE40116 – Certificate IV in Training & Assessment – so you are always being trained by qualified staff who know how to teach.

There is more info in our trainer profiles below.

Meet Your Trainers!

Karen Harrington

The team at Beleco Academy is led by one of the original pioneers of online beauty education, Karen Harrington.

Karen personally has over 30 years of industry experience as a beauty therapist, nail technician and lash technician and has founded several successful salons.

She also has decades of experience as an accredited beauty trainer and assessor and is the founder of Beauty Courses Online – which was the first company to offer online beauty training, something she developed 15 years ago due to a lack of what she saw as a gap in practical skills training, and continues to upgrade and develop new courses to stay up to date with new techniques and regulations.

Jade Fenton

Jade is head of our Hairdressing Department . Jade joins us with over 20 years of industry experience including working in and owning her own salon, working as a consultant for a colour company, and is a fully accredited hair trainer and assessor. Jade brings a wealth of unsurpassed knowledge and experience to our team.

Kristen Green

Kristen is a qualified beauty therapist with close to 10 years industry experience in salon. She is an accredited/experienced? beauty trainer and assessor with an eye for detail and great compassion for her students, helping drive them to achieve their goals.

Gai Harrington

Gai is a Master Lash Technician and lash trainer with 6 years of industry experience. Gai is an expert in her field of lash extensions, developing new techniques as well as overseeing product development.

Not sure if this is for you??

You no doubt have a million questions and will be wondering if this course can work for you.

Our Student Enrolment Advisers are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Book a 15 minute Course Consultation – you will get the answers you need quickly and there’s no obligations.

Find out what’s in the course, course pricing and payment plan information, career opportunities and more. Just enter your details in the form here and choose a time at the next step.