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Facials (cpd points - 22)

This is an excellent foundation for our other beauty courses.  Learn how to provide expert facials and treat different skin types and conditions. This course covers the knowledge and understanding required to assess, prepare and treat a client’s skin condition. Including how to cleanse, prepare and massage the client’s face, neck and shoulders and apply and remove face masks using specialist facial products.  Facials are an essential skill for any beauty therapist, and are not only very relaxing but also extremely beneficial in maintaining the health and appearance of the skin.

Course content:

• Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
• Professional ethics
• Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
• Related anatomy and physiology
• Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
• Materials, equipment and products
• Skin types and skin diagnosis
• Practical tuition on skin cleansing, toning and moisturising
• Practical tuition on massage to the face, neck and décolleté.
• Practical tuition on mask mixing and application
• Product knowledge
• Client after-care

Price: £300  (including holistic facial)    £250 (without holistic Facials)
Course Duration:  2 days 
Entry Requirement: None
Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
Case Studies to be completed: Yes 

Eye Treatments (cpd points - 9)

This course is designed to compliment the facial massage and skin care. Eyelash and eyebrow treatments have always been popular service in the salon in that they greatly enhance a client’s appearance and confidence. The course will train you in the techniques required to offer professional and safe eyebrow shaping, eyelash and eyebrow tinting.

Course content:

• Health & safety
• Professional ethics
• Hygiene and sterilisation
• Skin diseases and disorders
• Contra-indications
• Related anatomy and physiology
• Preparation of client including consultation and record keeping
• Materials, equipment and products
• Eye brow shapes
• Practical tuition of eyebrow shaping, eyebrow tinting, eyelash tinting and patch testing
• Client after-care


Price: £150
Course Duration:  1 day
Entry Requirement: None
Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
Case Studies to be completed: No

Individual Eyelash Extensions (cpd points - 11)

Semi Permanent Eyelash Extensions are a new treatment to the UK and have received positive reviews from within the beauty industry and the press. Eyelash extensions are perfect for everyday, weddings and special occasions.

Course content:

• Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
• Professional ethics
• Diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
• Related anatomy and physiology
• Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
• Materials, equipment and products
• Practical tuition
• Product knowledge
• Client after-care

Benefits:

  • Long lasting up to 2 months
  • Lashes look 100% natural
  • Comfortable and natural like your own lashes
  • Add volume and length to your lashes
  • Great for everyday wear and whilst exercising
  • Waterproof and weatherproof
  • Eliminates the need for eyelash curlers
  • No mascara or lash tinting needed
  • 3 levels of look: Natural, Enhancement and Dramatic
  • Customised to client's look

    Price: £300 (includes kit)    £200 (no kit)
    Course Duration:  1 day 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: Yes

     

    Waxing

    This course covers the knowledge and understanding required to remove unwanted hair using waxing techniques, including how to assess, prepare and treat the client. You will be taught using warm wax. This wax is a superior product which permits fast, effective and almost painless removal of all superfluous hair. This is brought about by its unique adhesion properties which enable it to adhere strongly to the hair and not the skin. The course covers all areas of the face and body waxing and you will also learn about other alternative methods of hair removal.

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Principles of hair growth
    • Practical Tuition of patch testing, application and removal of warm wax
    • Alternative methods of hair removal and lightening techniques
    • Client after-care

    Price: £250
    Course Duration:  1 day 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: Yes

    Manicure (cpd points - 12)

    This course covers the knowledge and understanding required to provide a correct manicure and pedicure treatment including a relaxing hand and arm massage and how to provide a nail enamel application and french polish.

    Course content:

    • Health & safety
    • Professional ethics
    • Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Nail and skin diseases and disorders
    • Contra-indications
    • Related Anatomy and physiology of the skin, nail, hand and arm
    • Nail shapes and process of nail growth
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Practical tuition of correct manicure, including massage techniques up to the elbow
    • Client after-care

    Price: £150  (if both manicure and pedicure taken together £250)
    Course Duration:  1 day 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: Yes

    Pedicure (cpd points - 12)

    This course covers the knowledge and understanding required to provide a correct  pedicure treatment including a relaxing foot and leg massage and how to provide a nail enamel application and french polish.

    Course content:

    • Health & safety
    • Professional ethics
    • Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Nail and skin diseases and disorders
    • Contra-indications
    • Related Anatomy and physiology of the skin, nail, foot and leg
    • Nail shapes and process of nail growth
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Practical tuition of correct pedicure techniques, including massage techniques up to the knee
    • Client after-care


    Price: £150 (if both manicure and pedicure taken together £250)
    Course Duration:  1 day 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: Yes


    gel nail technician

    This course covers the knowledge and understanding required to provide a correct gel nail and express gel nail application.  this course can be done together with a manicure diploma if this is not already held.

    Course content:
    • Health & safety
    • Professional ethics
    • Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Nail and skin diseases and disorders
    • Contra-indications
    • Related Anatomy and physiology of the skin, nail, hand and arm
    • Nail shapes and process of nail growth
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Practical tuition of correct tip and gel application. 
    • Client after-care

    Price: £350      gel nail technician course + manicure diploma (£450)
    Course Duration: 2 days (3 days if taken with the manicure diploma)
    Entry Requirement: manicure diploma
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: Yes

     

    Cosmetic Tanning (cpd points - 11)

    Learn how to carry out successful tanning for your clients. The training covers how to exfoliate and apply a cream tan product providing an even finish for all your clients.  

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Skin types and skin diagnosis
    • Practical tuition including skin exfoliation 
    • Product knowledge
    • Client after-care

    Price: £100
    Course Duration:  1 day 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: No

    Holistic Courses

    Hot Stone Massage (cpd points - 11)

    Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage.   Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.  Ideal course for beginners or the advanced therapist looking for a great therapy to add to their portfolio.

    Course content:

  • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Practical tuition on massage to the body & face
    • Product knowledge
    • Client after-care

    Price: £200
    Course Duration:  1 days 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: Yes

    Body Massage - (cpd points - 65)

    This 6 day course will teach you great foundation of swedish massage.  You can adapt this massage and use with other techniques and treatments.  You will learn the different massage movements and a fully body massage routine. 

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Massage Techniques and movements
    • Massage oils
    • Practical tuition 
    • Client after-care

    Price: £600
    Course Duration:  6 days 
    Entry Requirement: Anatomy & Physiology (this can be done with the course) 
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: Yes

    Reflexology (cpd points - 40) 

    This course looks at providing a modern relaxing treatment with the benefits of traditional Reflexology.  It is based on the principle of the foot being a map of the entire body and when reflex points are stimulated, the therapis is treating the whole body and not just the foot.  The benefits can help reduce stress, improve circulation, cleanse the body of toxings and revitalise energy levels. The treatment works by stimulating the body's own healing mechanisms in order to restore balance and a feeling of wellbeing. 

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • How to read the feet and map the reflexes onto the feet
    • How to carry out a pre and post treatment massage
    • Practical tuition 
    • The Reflexology treatment
    • Client after-care

    Price: £600
    Course Duration:  6 days 
    Entry Requirement: Anatomy & Physiology (can be taken with the course) 
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: Yes

    Indian Head Massage - (cpd points - 12)

    This is one of my favourites!!! it is based on traditional Indian massage techniques and we only use traditional indian head/hair oils.  it involves work on the upper back, neck, shoulders, scalp and face using a variety of massage movements.  The aim is to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint mobility.  The best part of this treatment is that it revitalises the whole body, rebalancing the energy flow to the body and creates a feeling of peace and wellbeing.  A lovely treatment to offer your clients.

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Oils for massage
    • Practical tuition and the Indian Head routine
    • Client after-care

    Price: £200
    Course Duration:  1 day 
    Entry Requirement: None  - an A & P qualification would be an advantage and can be taken along with the course 
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: No

    Hopi Ear Candling (cpd points - 10)

    Hopi Ear Candling has become a a popular therapy to  help relieve a wide range of symptoms including sinusitus, migraines, stress and insomnia.  It also promotes deep relaxation which allows the body to better fight imbalances and boost the immune system.  The course also includes a post treatment lymphatic drainage facial massage.

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Types of Candles
    • Practical tuition 
    • Hopi Treatment routine
    • Client after-care

    Price: £150
    Course Duration:  1 days 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: No

    Thai hand & foot Massage (cpd points - 9)

    The main aim of Thai massage is to re-balance the flow of energy in the body using the system of 'Sen' energy lines.  These are similar to the meridian energy lines of Chinese medicine but follow the natural contours of the body.    The Thai method uses a rhythmic  movement to apply pressure to energy lines and points, together with muscle stretching and compression.  Although it is known as massage, it has more in common with Japanese Shiatsu or Chinese acupressure systems of bodywork.  The benefits are unlimited....form freeing energy blockages, facilitating relaxation, instil a feeling of wellbeing and increasing flexibility of joints.  The calming and restorative effects of the massage also work on both superficial and deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissue. 

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Practical tuition 
    • Client after-care

    Price: £150
    Course Duration:  1 days 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: No

    Spa Body Treatments

    This course provides the knowledge and techniques to expand the treatments you have on offer.  A short yet intensive course leaning such treatments as Body Brushing, Oil Treatments, Dead Sea Wraps, Exfoliation, Detox treatments and Exfoliation.  Put these treatments together with massage or beauty treatments and you can create lovely pamper packages. 

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Related anatomy and physiology
    • Preparation of client including consultation and record Keeping
    • Materials, equipment and products
    • Application and preparation of Products
    • Practical tuition 
    • Product knowledge
    • Client after-care

    Price: £200
    Course Duration:  1 day 
    Entry Requirement: None
    Certificate: Certificate of attendance
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: No

    Anatomy & Physiology

    This course will form the backbone of all your therapy courses.  If you are working on peoples bodies, you need to know how they work.  This qualification is a pre-requisite if you want to study most of our courses and can be offered at a discount when booked with any of our courses.  This is an excellent foundation for our other beauty courses. 

    Course content:

    • Health & safety / Hygiene and sterilisation
    • Professional ethics
    • Skin diseases and disorders / Contra-indications
    • Cells and tissues
    • The skin
    • The skeletal, muscular, cardio-vascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, olafactory, renal and reproductive systems.


    Course Duration:  online
    Entry Requirement: None
    Diploma: Beauty Guild Accredited
    Course Dates: See Course calandarfor course dates or contact to arrange an alternative
    Case Studies to be completed: No

    Workshops

    We also run workshops Nail Wrap / Minx application / Shellac / crystal application / rock star nails.  Should you require further information regarding this workshop please do not hesitate to contact me.  

     

     • Refresher Courses / Workshops - please ask for details

    • Other courses - please ask for details

    * On - Site Training Available - Please ask For Details

    Courses are accredited and recognised by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists.