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About Maxwell Melia

We pride ourselves on giving high quality training and attention to each of our students. Unlike other companies, we have intimate class sizes of less than 5 students per trainer so that we can assist each person individually. Our training sessions are always friendly and relaxed to help all students feel comfortable. All of our trainers are highly experienced and influential in their field to give you the best possible chance of success.

We are the most flexible training academy, allowing you to choose and mix our most up to date and popular methods to suit your ideal target client base. This is where we differ from other companies, who often use set packages of similar methods and increased price ‘upgrades’ for the most popular and latest techniques, rather than offering a variety with no extra cost. We also offer a payment plan system to enable you to spread the cost of the training so most of it can be paid back once you are qualified.

We are the only company to offer such a huge level of ongoing support after training. Not only can you contact us any time, but we also have an online support group of hundreds of other graduates, professionals and trainers. This ensures that you receive the most in depth and broad help available.

We have just won “Training Academy of the Year 2019”, which has been awarded to us based on past customer experiences, course content and ongoing support.

The Courses

We try to plan our training courses around 6 months in advance so you are aware when training is coming to your area. The exact location and venue is confirmed approximately two weeks before the training date. We usually hold the courses either in the centre of the town/city, or just off the motorway, where possible.

All of our training courses consist of at least one or two days practical, then live models to be completed after the course date – please see the specific course information for further details.

You will always receive the training manuals in advance so you can read and understand these before the training.

The 4 Method Complete course includes the 4 most popular methods across the industry to ensure you’ve got a great foundation to start your new career. These are Nano Rings, Micro Rings, Celebrity Weave and Tapes. If you would prefer to select your own methods, you can do so on our “Build Your Own Course” option instead, or book multiple single methods.

We pride ourselves on being the most flexible company to suit your needs. Therefore, you can choose any four methods we teach for your Hair Extension Training.

Maxwell Melia Academy are committed to providing five star rated training with a guaranteed pass rate. We also offer free refresher courses after the training if you do not feel confident, as well as further training and support in the support groups.

For our Complete 4 Method courses, we provide a full professional kit worth over £150 which you can use in training and take away with you. This allows you to get started in your new business straight away. The full kit contents can be viewed on  each course page.

For other courses, you can select if you would like your kit included. We also recommend Melia Hair Extensions for purchasing additional tools, equipment and hair.

Yes, all of our Hair Extension courses are suitable for everyone – from complete beginners to advanced hairdressers and extension technicians looking to refresh and update their skills.

Our Hair Loss Integration courses are only suitable if you’ve previously trained in a weave method (you can add this on whilst booking though!). Masterclasses and refresher courses are available for those who are already extension qualified but want to update and advance their skills.

The courses usually run from 10am until 4pm (Hair Loss is 9.30am until 4pm). However, in rare cases, these timings may be changed slightly, but you will be notified when you receive your venue confirmation around 2 weeks before your course. If you complete the practical faster than others in your class, you will be allowed to leave earlier, as long as the educator is happy with your work.

You will receive an accredited certification in Hair Extensions which is an industry recognised qualification and is equivalent to a Level 3 course. Our courses are accredited by ABT and CPD, which are the leading providers in the Hair Extension industry.

We are proud to be one of the only Hair Extension training academies that provide ongoing support after your training. We believe it is so important that students receive support because we know that training in something new is a learning curve. You can contact us for support any time after your course, and you’ll also get exclusive access to our Graduates Support Hub community group.

Your training manuals can be downloaded and printed if required. Videos cannot be downloaded due to copyright restrictions. However, you will have lifetime access to your portal once qualified.

Please email [email protected] where our support team will be more than happy to help. Please note certificates can take up to 10 days to be printed, verified and delivered by Royal Mail.

Yes – please email [email protected]. Duplicate certificates are £30 to replace from the awarding body, so please try to keep your original as safe as possible.

No, once you have received your qualification, it is yours forever! However, if you don’t keep up your experience and training within the industry we would recommend taking a refresher course.

Should you encounter any technical difficulties (which is rare) please email [email protected] where our support team will be more than happy to help.

Once you complete your course you will have lifetime access to the course (as long as the course is available for sale).

You can access your training portal at www.maxwellmelia.co.uk/my-courses. Please make sure you are logged in to view your courses.

If you forget your password or cannot access your account, please check you are using the same email that you booked your course with. Then, request a password reset here. If you are still unable to access your account, please email us at [email protected]

We provide full social media training as well as marketing and advertising tips and techniques to help you get started. This will help you build your client base from the moment you leave our training. You must be committed and consistent with your marketing to make your new career work – Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Our online support hub is also a great way to interact and gain tips from other graduates, trainers and professionals and we can provide free marketing for you by sharing your work on our social media also (please tag us). We also have our Members Club (additional membership) should you want further support with social media training and becoming fully booked. 

Yes. Our courses are ABT and CPD accredited which are the biggest and most recognised accreditation providers for hair extensions.

Yes. Our courses are ABT and CPD accredited which are the biggest and most recognised accreditation providers for hair extensions.

Maxwell Melia Academy are committed to providing five star rated training with a guaranteed pass rate if assessment is completed within 3 months. You will receive feedback on your assessments and will be given the opportunity to make any improvements so that you can pass. We also offer free refresher courses up to 3 months after the training if you do not feel confident, as well as further training and support in the support groups.

This will vary depending on how much time you have to start initially. However, based on working 2 evenings per week for 3 hours per night as a complete beginner, we advise your earnings would be around £1200 profit per month. Many of our students go on to earn over £100,000 per year in extensions.


Our hair extension training prices vary depending on which course you choose and are all listed here. We do offer payment plans for all courses over £300. Our 4 Method Complete training can be taken from just £46 deposit (online course) or £55 deposit (in-person course).

Here at Maxwell Melia Academy, we want to help as many people as possible! Therefore, you can spread the cost of your training up to 12 months to suit your specific requirements. This enables you to complete your training and start earning straight away to help you pay for your investment. Just select “Payitmonthly” at checkout to apply for the payment plan. Your monthly instalments are completely interest free, and you can find more information about PIM here. Please note that there is a 10% discount applied if you pay in full instead of via a payitmonthly payment plan.

If you are not accepted for Payitmonthly, you are also able to pay in instalments of £100 or more with ourselves, and then train once payment is completed.


We would love to support our students in starting their careers and businesses. It’s a £46 deposit and then the costs are spread over a further 11 monthly payments (you can select the best option for you). This means you can get certified quicker and start earning immediately – many students then use the money they earn from being certified to pay off the course. You have the potential to earn an extra £1000 – £2000 as a beginner Hair Extension Specialist working part-time.

You can find more information about the Payitmonthly payment plans here.

If you need to contact Payitmonthly about an existing payment plan, you can find their various contact points here.