THE TEAM

Our tutors deliver their courses with care and passion and have very high standards. We have an extensive current choice of courses to choose from.

All the training courses are recognised and passed by the top professional bodies ensuring quality training with experienced tutors.

Our tutors have a wealth of knowledge and are passionate and caring about their specialist field. All tutors are experienced in dealing with all different levels of skills and with small classes you are assured of individual attention.

There are no written exams for our one day courses only a practical assessment by the tutor as you work during the day. Theory is completed online prior to visiting our academy.

All tutors hold a professional teacher training qualification and have worked for many years in both the Further Education and private sector. Additionally all the master class demonstrators are currently working in the make up industry and have up to date techniques.

 

 

Sarah – Managing  Director of Academy

 

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“I have been lecturing and co-ordinating successful courses in beauty, media make-up & holistic therapies for 25 years at colleges and private training academies. I pride myself on delivering excellent training courses to a high standard and have been responsible for checking the quality of other courses at other training establishments in the South East. Recently I was awarded a Grade one by Ofsted and over the years I have trained students to an award winning standard. I am also a quality and assessment development consultant for a recognised beauty therapy awarding body and am a examiner for City and Guilds. Having been in our industry for a long time I have a lot of professional contacts that provide an expertise throughout our BBTA academies.  ”

Danielle – Senior Nail Technology Educator

Having been in the beauty industry since leaving school in 1998, I’ve worked as a therapist, nail tech and spa manager in many salons and spas over the years. My passion definitely lies with skincare and nails. After attending my very first professional skincare course with Matis back in 2000 I discovered my love for facials and then again when I trained with creative nail design in 2001 in nail extensions. My career took me into teaching in 2007 and I spent almost 10 years working as national education manager for French spa brand Sothys. After having my daughter at the end of 2015, I decided to venture back into the salon and I now own The Garden house beauty boutique in Ashford, Kent with my business partner Emma.

 

Katie – Nail Art Technology Educator

I completed my first nails course around 15 years ago…. I then went on to complete a VCTC level 2 in nail technology & am currently studying for my assessors award.
I went on to work self employed in both mobile and salon environments, but now predominantly working from home. Although I hold certificates in classic lashes, spray tanning and hair extensions I specialise in acrylics and nail art.

 Catherine – Holistic Therapy Educator

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I have been a holistic therapist for twenty years specialising in reflexology and holistic therapies. I have been working part time  in the spa industry for fifteen years and run my own business alongside in which I deliver tailored treatments to clients, particularly elderly and those with physical disabilities. I have experience in teaching at two FE colleges and one private academy.For many years I have given lectures on various holistic therapies to various schools collages and associations. My specialist training in oncology and other massage therapies enrich the curriculum that BBTA deliver.

 Gilly – Make up Artist, Beauty Therapist & Hairdressing  Educator

I am a qualified Hairdresser, Beauty therapist and Makeup artist. I trained at London College of Fashion and have worked for film, TV, Theatre and Fashion, including London fashion week, BBC, ITV and is am currently working for Sky TV as a Hair and Makeup artist for breakfast TV. In addition I have also lectured in Hair and media Makeup at various colleges in Kent.

 

 Lia – Make up Artist and Beauty Therapy Educator. 

I have been teaching for 9 years in FE and private academies. I am fully qualified in all aspects of Beauty Therapy & Make up. My background is the spa & make up industry and I pride myself in keeping up to date with current industry treatments such as SPMU. I enjoy delivering a variety of training courses, seeing others gain knowledge and skills from myself is very rewarding.

 Anna – Advanced Aesthetic Educator

As an educator for over 9 years and a therapist for over 14 years, I have seen many changes within both sectors in this time. One of the main changes I have seen which incorporate both education and beauty is the increase of advanced courses available as well as the further education courses that have hit our industry, which is amazing and much needed.
I began my career at college and gained a NVQ level 3 in Beauty Therapy, after many years working in a salon and spa I wanted to learn more about this amazing industry so I made the decision to go into further education and after 3 years I gained a BSc in Cosmetic Science (Beauty Science). I specialise in advanced aesthetic training delivering courses such as dermaplaning, micro needling and chemical peeling.

Sara-Lee – Microblading Educator

I have over 13 years experience in the beauty industry working in spas and salons for many years. I then decided to become a microblading educator which I have enjoyed doing for over 4 years. I pride myself in teaching  microblading to my students to the highest standard within the industry and showing them the skill set and knowledge years of experience has given me.

 

 

Reiki & Crystal Healing Master

We deliver these courses in association with Connections with Spirit.

Margaret West is the founder of Connections with Spirit, which is an holistic clinic and training facility.  Margaret is qualified to teach in various spiritual fields, and she is an Holistic Therapist, Registered with the B.C.M.A and International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine. She is also an author of fiction and non fiction books.