Microblading Course in Essex at Elite School of Beauty

Our New Microblading Course in Essex: Everything You Need to Know

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Have you heard about the latest eyebrow trend: Microblading? You can now learn all the skills in our new microblading course in Essex.

New Microblading Course in Essex offered at Elite School of Beauty

Our beauty training courses in Essex offer you the skills for the most up-to-date beauty and hair trends, which is why we’ve launched our new microblading course. Eyebrows are becoming one of the most prominent features for personal grooming and styling. Eyebrow treatments not only offer the opportunity to change the look of your face; they also save time in the morning during many regular beauty routines.

Elite Beauty School’s Bibi Brows course has been incredibly popular since its launch less than a year ago, teaching skills such as face shape diagnostics, tinting, waxing, and all the other eyebrow essentials. Of course, some eyebrow trends should be avoided, but we think microblading is great. Let us tell you everything about our new microblading course at our beauty training school in Essex.

What is Microblading?

Microblading is the latest technology to be used to transform eyebrows. As opposed to permanent makeup, microblading treatment only uses semi-permanent makeup, lasting up to three years. What’s more, the treatment is done manually, meaning that each blade is drawn on to look natural alongside your other hairs, using a pen with small needles. The treatment is extremely delicate and doesn’t penetrate the skin; it simply marks the epidermal (outer) layer, leading to its nickname of “eyebrow embroidery”.

What will I learn on a Microblading Course?

Our microblading course in Essex will teach you everything you need to know to perform the treatment: How to use the microblade pen, how to test if somebody’s skin is right for the treatment, using the numbing agent effectively, how to help clients decide on the shape and colour, and aftercare.

You’ll find that many salons already offering the service will give free consultations, so we’ll teach you all about what to do at a consultation. This includes questions to ask the potential client about their health, and analysing their current brow to see what can be done.

We run short beauty courses, so you’ll be able to start practising and learning the skills quickly and become qualified in no time at all. You will need a very steady hand, and the key is to take your time during the treatment process, which can take up to two hours. You will be given models to try the treatment on during the short course.

As the treatment is semi-permanent, you will also learn the skills to top-up and refresh the colour for returning clients. Some clients may also want slight changes after the final result, so you’ll be taught all the skills for those who wish to slightly alter their eyebrows afterwards.

Our microblading training course will be delivered by an eyebrow expert who has a vast amount of experience, so you’ll be in safe hands and be able to get answers to as many questions as you like.

Anything Else I Need to Know About Microblading?

Many of those who have already had microblading treatment would recommend it to others, meaning the demand for the those wanting microblading is increasing. Offering this treatment will make you stand out from the crowd against your competitors.

The treatment is becoming popular with those who suffer from alopecia or who have lost hair due to chemotherapy. This means there is a multitude of clients wanting the treatment for different reasons; not only to change the shape of their eyebrows, but also to give a new boost of confidence after hair loss.

The average treatment price is between £200-£300, plus around £100 for a top-up or refresh of colours.

If you like the sound of the microblading course but are new to eyebrow treatments, we offer a variety of other facial and eye courses to get you acquainted with the core skills. The course is brand new, starting in September 2016, so you’ll be with us every step of the way as the exciting journey starts.

The microblading course is brand new, starting in September 2016 at Elite Beauty School. For more information about microblading or our beauty and hairdressing courses in Essex, give us a call on 01279 755077 and ask our team of experts who can answer all of your questions.

What Happens in a Facial Course?

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

A facial treatment has so many benefits. On a facial course, you can learn everything about this popular treatment. Let us tell you more about our facial course in Essex.

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Elite Beauty School Facial Course, Essex

Before going to beauty school, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about what it will be like. Here in Essex, we want to make sure you are prepared for your beauty training course by giving you plenty of information about the treatment and course itself.

Our facial course can teach you everything you need to know about offering the very best facials to a client. You’ll need to be passionate about becoming a skincare professional as clients will look to you for advice. If this sounds like you, then here is all the information about the treatment and the facial courses we offer in Essex.

What Is a Facial?

Perhaps you’ve never had a facial yourself, well, let us tell you – you’re missing out! If you’re curious about what it’s like, book yourself in for a facial before the course. This is a good idea before you embark on any beauty course. You’ll be able to understand what it’s like for a client who has never had that treatment before.

Facials help with hydrating skin, encouraging smoother skin, and helping with breakouts. The type of treatment performed in a facial will depend on the type of skin a client has. Some of the methods used may be steaming, a face mask, exfoliation, and extractions.

When you go for a facial for the first time, a consultation is necessary. You will be able to talk about any skin problems, and what they would like to gain from the facial. Investing in a facial every now and again can make a real difference to the skin. This is why many clients come back time and time again for the treatment.

How Many Facial Courses Are There?

The standard facial course here in Essex is two days. There is a lot to learn both practically and in theory, which is why the course is intensive.

For those wishing to take their skills to the next level, we also offer advanced courses in electrical facial treatment. This type of treatment is gaining in popularly as it can make a dramatic difference to the look of the skin, without clients having to opt for botox or surgical treatment.

What Will I Learn on the Facial Course?

There are a number of key skills you will learn on your facial course in Essex:

  • Analysing Different Skin Types – One of the key factors of performing facials is being able to analyse different skin types. Remember that everyone has different types of skin, and being able to recognise these differences is important for giving the client the treatment which will work best for them.
  • Steaming and Deep Cleansing The Skin – Steam can be used for many things, one of which is your skin. Steaming helps to soften both skin and blackheads. This will make it easier for deep cleansing and the extraction of spots.
  • Cleansing and Exfoliating – If you take good care of your skin then I’m sure cleansing and exfoliating are part of your daily routine. On a facial course, you will learn how to give a deep cleanse and exfoliation. It will be a bit more intense than anything a client does at home, but the benefits will be clearer.
  • Making Face Masks – You will learn to make different face masks for different skin types. This is a key part of a facial treatment.
  • Face, Neck and Shoulder Massage – As well as benefiting the skin, a facial treatment should be relaxing for the client. With this in mind, learning a simple face, neck and shoulder massage will make the upper part of the body relaxed and help to relieve tension in these areas.

We hope you now feel prepared and know what will happen at a facial course. Find out more about our Essex facial courses and costs here. If you have any more questions about the course then don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01279 755079.

How You Can Travel The World After Training At Beauty School

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Ever wanted to travel the world but wondered how you can do it while working too? Beauty training at Elite Beauty School Essex offers amazing opportunities to travel and work.

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Enjoy the world after Beauty School

We are lucky enough to live in a time when travelling the world is much easier than it use to be. Flights are available to almost everywhere, making it so simple to explore, learn about new cultures and see other parts of the globe.

Often the desire to travel is restricted by money, but what if there was a way to see the world and work at the same time? Having practical skills, such as beauty therapy, offers some great opportunities to travel and earn money while doing it.

Our Beauty School in Essex can equip you with all the skills you need to become a globe-trotting beauty therapist, but how?

Working on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ships remain a popular travel and holiday choice for many people. The market is also expanding to cater cruise ships for younger people.

Not all cruises are the same, but many will travel by sea and then spend time docked in a particular area of the world. Often associated with luxury, the essential of any cruise ship is a spa. Beauty therapists are always needed on cruise ships for jobs such as massage therapy, waxing and hair removal, makeup, facials and much more.

If you are trained as a beauty therapist and love the idea of travelling and working, this is ideal. The working hours are long and it will be tiring at times, but a completely different experience to working in a salon. You’ll find some helpful and honest reviews about life working on a cruise ship here.

Why not look into this one you’ve finished your beauty training?

Working in a Hotel or Resort

Good hotels come with glorious spas and a range of beauty treatments on offer. A luxury hotel anywhere in the world will offer these services. Many hotels will welcome international staff and you can apply for said jobs back in the UK. Be sure to find out as much as possible about the job and country you’re heading to beforehand.

Many hotels chains are international and this can be a good gateway to be posted abroad. Working in a hotel spa in the UK can be good for gaining the experience and ensuring you enjoy this style of work. If you choose this career path, it’s a wonderful way to live abroad and fully immerse yourself in another culture. It’s even possible to be a freelance beauty therapist abroad — if you’re in the right environment and can find a good client base.

How Can I Find These Job Opportunities After My Beauty Training?

Although it may seem daunting to take a step into a different kind of lifestyle, it’s a unique opportunity to travel the world. You’ll be able to search online to find jobs you are looking for. Ask friends and family to see if anyone else they know has done something similar.

There are many websites set up to cater for those who want to work abroad. Make sure that you vigilantly check your contract before moving anywhere. Be prepared that expectations may vary from country to country and job to job. You never know, your dream job could be waiting for you abroad!

Completing a beauty training course offers so many different job opportunities. If you have a desire to travel, then it is possible to see the world and work using your skills and qualifications. Check out our hair and beauty training courses at Elite Beauty School Essex to see what you can specialise in before you travel.

What Can I Expect From Going to Beauty School?

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Taking the plunge into a new career or to learn a new set of skills can be nerve-wracking. You’ll want to know what to expect to make sure you’re prepared. Our beauty school in Essex can tell you what to expect.

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Deciding to work in the beauty service industry is a great investment. Wherever you go, there is always a demand for hair stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists. The National Career Service predict that by 2020, there will be nearly 600,000 people in the UK working as beauty therapists. That’s almost 20,000 more than at the moment!

It’s also a career which you can start at any age, and beauty schools with part-time or evening courses are great for those wanting a career change.

What to expect from Beauty School

Before starting a beauty training course,  you’ll have so many questions about what you’ll learn and what it will be like. It’s natural to want to gain all the information before you invest in a course.

Our Beauty School here in Essex is happy to answer all of your questions before you start.

How Long Will the  Beauty Course Take?

Our courses are very short, with some taking only one or two days. These short courses are ideal for somebody already employed within the beauty industry, or for someone who wants to gain the qualification quickly.

Our beauty school also offers NVQ training. Although it takes longer than our short courses, it is still much quicker than at your local college as the number of students in the class is small. An NVQ course at our beauty school usually takes about 10 weeks.

Is There an Exam? How Do I Practise the Practical Skills?

Our beauty school focuses on intense practical training, which is why we offer a lot of short courses. As such, there is no formal exam at the end of the course, however, you will be assessed throughout the day.  You will practise all the skills on models, or, you can bring a family or friend to test your skills on.

Who Will Be Training Me?

All of our tutors have been working in the industry for many years, with the relevant teaching qualifications, as well as the beauty knowledge. There are also two City and Guild Assessors on our staff.

You will be in very professional hands throughout the course, and will be able to ask questions about working in the profession, as well as learning all the skills you need.

How Many Other Students Will I Be With?

This is what makes Elite Beauty School unique and suitable for so many students, our classes are extremely small. “It’s like having one-to-one tuition,” we’ve heard from students, which is ideal for learning.

There is no more than four students per class, meaning you can ask as many questions as you like as you go through the day, and ensuring you have all the attention you need to gain the skills confidently.

Do I Need to Bring Anything or Wear Anything Specific?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as you’ll be wearing them all day. If you already have a uniform for your work in the beauty industry, then you are more than welcome to wear this for your training.

You don’t need to bring anything apart from yourself, as all the equipment and products you need will be at the beauty school. You can also purchase a starter kit for when you finish, meaning you’ll have everything you need to carry out the treatments when you complete the course.

Can I Start Working as Soon as I Have Completed the Course?

Yes! After the course you will receive the Elite School of Beauty Diploma, enabling you to practise your beauty therapy skills. It will also enable you to gain insurance to do the treatments from The Beauty Guild. Being insured is a crucial part of being a beauty therapist, so it’s vital to become insured after you receive your qualification, as soon as you begin to offer treatment.

 

Got any more questions about beauty school? Feel free to email or call us on 01279 755077. Elite School of Beauty Therapy is a leading beauty school in the South East of England, offering a range of hairdressing and beauty training courses.

Help! I want to do a beauty course, but I don’t know which is best…

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Have you ever thought about a career in beauty? If so, we’re here to help you decide which beauty course is right for you.

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If you’re the kind of person who loves experimenting with new makeup or trying different hairstyles, then taking a beauty course, or choosing a career in beauty is a brilliant idea. There are so many benefits to starting a beauty training course, including turning your passion or hobby into something you are paid to do. Once you’ve decided on working in beauty, the next thing to think about is acquiring the skills, and most importantly, which skills exactly you want to learn.

Many of our beauty courses in Hertfordshire are designed for people with minimal experience, meaning you can take a course at any point in your life — no matter what your age is or previous experience level.

Choosing a speciality

You may love styling hair, painting nails and doing makeup, but it’s usually a good idea to focus on learning how to do one thing really well to begin with. Sometimes making the decision is easy, especially if you are already passionate about a certain subsection of beauty. Sometimes the decision can be harder if you don’t know what to specialise in.

Start by thinking, if you were helping your friend get ready for a big date and could do just one part of her makeup, what would it be? As your skills advance and you take more courses then you can add to your qualifications and start to offer a broader service. When it comes down to first choosing a course, go with the one you love the most. Here are some questions to help you decide:

When doing beauty myself, which part do I love the most?

Do my friends and family compliment me on my hair/nails/hair removal/ makeup/eyebrows/eyelashes?

What trends do I try and keep up with?

Which beauty treatment allows me to be creative?

What environment can I picture myself working in?

Choosing a beauty course around your schedule

Decided on your speciality? Great! The next step is to choose a beauty course which is right for you. If you are looking for a career change or have other responsibilities, our beauty courses in Hertfordshire are very flexible and can work around busy schedules.

It’s important to look out for courses which are approved by the Beauty Guild. They are one of the biggest professional beauty trading bodies in the UK and members are able to gain insurance so they can practise beauty treatments within the UK.

As a Beauty Guild accredited training school, our beauty courses in Hertfordshire offer students the chance to enroll and fit around their own schedules. This means some courses are as short as one day. How can you train in only one day? The courses we offer at our beauty school in Hertfordshire have very small classes, this means that you are given lots of attention as you learn, and are able to ask questions throughout the day. The courses are intensive and you will need to work hard, but you will be starting on the practical skills almost immediately and learning very quickly.

What else do I need to know?

After choosing a specialty and then deciding if you want to do a short course or longer course, there are still a few more things to think about before you commit yourself to a beauty training course. Firstly, think about where you might want to apply for jobs or where you want to work. There are lots of career opportunities for those that complete a hair and beauty course, so start to think about this before applying. Secondly, don’t be afraid to ask questions before starting the course. Here are some questions worth asking:

What qualifications do the tutors have?

Is there an exam?

Where can I buy my products from after I have finished training?

You want to invest in a course that you are happy with and feel confident that you’ll have the right skills at the end of it. Choosing to do a beauty course is exciting, so explore the options and find a course that’s right for you!

At Elite School of Beauty Therapy, we run a range of different beauty courses in Hertfordshire. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have so call us on 01279 755077 or look at our frequently asked beauty questions for anything else you may want to know.

Eyelash Extension Courses: Give Your Clients Luscious Lashes

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Eyelashes are a facial feature which can make a huge difference to your look. Getting perfect lashes is a time-consuming daily task for many women. With this in mind, more and more women are choosing eyelash extensions.

eyelash extension course

We offer eyelash extension courses in Essex! Our short beauty course gives you the skills and knowledge required to offer eyelash extensions to clients. We’ve answered some common questions you might have about our eyelash extension course and outlined what you can expect from the course.

Why should I take an eyelash extension course?

Eyelash extensions are becoming a defining feature for so many women. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Kardashian have all rocked the look. As a Vogue editor put it recently: “A few years ago, people would ask me what mascara I used—now they ask me where I get my extensions.”

Eyelash extensions are mostly commonly made from synthetic, silk and mink. They are attached to individual eyelashes using a special type of glue. As they are glued to your eyelash they stay on all the time (even while you sleep!), and can last up to about eight weeks.

Naturally, some care needs to be taken to maintain their look, however, for many women they offer an alternative to mascara. There are numerous reasons why clients may choose eyelash extensions. Following the celebrities and trends is certainly one reason, but here are a few more reasons why you should invest in an eyelash extension course:

  1. Great looking lashes whenever you want themMascara is thought to be the third most essential makeup item for women. One-use fake eyelashes can do a great job giving lashes that extra va-va-voom, but not many women have the time to put them on every morning.

Enhancing your lashes with eyelash extensions is a popular choice as it means less worrying about mascara or fake eyelashes, and more time getting that desired look every day.

  1. Eyelash extensions save so much time – Apart from looking fabulous, one of the main attractions of eyelash extensions is the amount of time they can save when applying makeup. The process of applying mascara, curling lashes, only to remove it all later that same day can feel like a bit too much for our busy lives.

If you wake up every day with your lashes already looking the way you want, this dramatically reduces the amount of time you need to spend getting ready. After the application of eyelash extensions, they do need some maintenance and taking care of, but far less than you’d ordinarily spend on your eyelashes.

  1. Tailored to your look – Not all lashes are the same. For best results, clients can discuss and decide on the length and colour eyelash extension they desire. This is an opportunity to give whoever walks through your door the best eyelash extensions for their style.
  1.  Clients can try eyelash extensions and then decide if they like them – Did you know that your eyelashes fall out in under three months? Your eyelash extensions will fall out along with your natural lashes. This means that if your client tries a certain length or look of eyelashes but doesn’t like that particular style, they can simply wait for them to fall out naturally, then try something different the next time.

What does an eyelash extension course involve?

Our Eyelash extension course in Essex is one day only. However, this doesn’t mean that the skills and knowledge required are easy. Patience is essential as the treatment can take around two hours to complete. You also need a good eye and attention to detail as you are working on a very small area of the body.

During the short course, you will learn how to apply and maintain eyelash extensions for clients. Care should be given during application as a semi-permanent glue is used. The course will teach you how to be successful in the bonding technique, which is what makes the lash stay. In Essex, we make sure you are equipped to give your clients the best lashes. After the training course, you can also buy an eyelash extension kit from us, allowing you to start offering the service to your clients right away.

After all of our beauty courses in Essex, you are given an Elite School of Beauty Therapy diploma which allows you to gain insurance from The Beauty Guild. This will enable you to practise your qualifications within the UK. Clients who have done their research for eyelash extensions will be looking for beauticians with the relevant qualifications and insurance, so it’s crucial to have these before offering this service. When you do, however, you’ll find that it’s a great way to add to your business and skill set.

Here in Essex, we offer one-day eyelash extension courses, giving you the chance to learn all the skills you need to offer your clients luscious lashes! Call us here at Elite School of Beauty Therapy on 01279 755077 to see when you can start our eyelash extension course.

What career opportunities are available for those that complete a hair and beauty course?

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Love makeup? Make a career of it by taking a hair and beauty training course. Here in Essex, we offer a diverse range of courses to suit your interests, from makeup and beauty to holistic massage.

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The key to a happy work life is doing something that you love for a living. But if you want to launch a career in hair and beauty, you’ll have to complete a course in hair and beauty training. You may be surprised to learn that there is a variety of different career opportunities within hair and beauty. It’s important to specialise in a specific area if you want to be the very best. Here are just a few career possibilities to get you inspired:

1. Working in a salon or spa

Working in a salon or spa is a great place to start a career as you’ll most likely be working within a team which can help you to develop your skills. If you like to work closely with other people then this is a fabulous option. You’ll also be able to socialise with all your clients and may get to know some of them well if they return again and again.  If you work hard at a salon or spa and love what you do, you may even become a salon manager.

2. Working and travelling

Are you the kind of person that wants to get out and see the world? It might surprise you to learn that there are some excellent opportunities to travel whilst working in the hair and beauty industry. Most cruise ships will have salons which need hair stylists and beauticians on board. This is an amazing opportunity to see new places and work in a totally different environment to a regular salon.

As well as cruise ships, hotels and resorts also require hair stylists, beauticians and beauty therapists. You may find yourself in an exciting land far away from home, meeting clients that are travellers from all over the world. If you enjoy meeting different people from other cultures, then this is exciting opportunity could be for you.

3. Getting creative in arts and entertainment

Do you often dream of the silver screen? Actors, stars and celebrities never appear on camera without a touch up (or ten) and you could be the one to give it to them! If you want to be close to TV, film or theatre, then this could be the option for you. It’s a totally different world from working in a salon and often demands intense hours, but if you enjoy rising to a challenge and have a passion for both beauty and the arts, then this could be the perfect career for you.

If you want to break into makeup in the arts, then you will need to decide on a specific area or job role to focus on. For example, films and television makeup is different to theatre makeup, as cameras allow close-up shots of the face.

4. Becoming a makeup artist for models

If makeup is your real passion, then I’m sure you may have thought about becoming a makeup artist. This is another career which you’ll have to work extremely hard to do, but if it’s what you want then there here are a few tips. Firstly, practise whenever you can, on yourself and your friends, to make sure you become a real pro. Secondly, keep up with the trends, both in makeup and fashion. Having some knowledge of fashion will also help if you want to do makeup for models. Lastly, make as many contacts as possible, talk to people at events you attend, and get your profile online so people will know your name. “Enthusiasm is important!” claims John Stapleton, senior makeup artist for M.A.C Cosmetics, so be passionate. If it’s a career you really want then go for it!

5. Becoming a mobile stylist

Becoming a mobile hair and beauty stylist is great for those who really want their job to fit around their own schedule and lifestyle. If you have children or other responsibilities, then this seems like a really natural fit. As opposed to working in a salon or spa, a mobile stylist will go to people’s homes, rather than them coming to you. However, one of the difficulties of becoming a mobile stylist is building up clientele. If you’ve worked in a salon for a while, then some of your clients may be happy to have you come to their home. Social media and websites play a key role in marketing yourself as a mobile stylist. If you can set yourself up well, building a good reputation, then this is a really good career opportunity.

Another option for mobile stylists is catering for something specific, such as weddings. Wedding hair is very popular as everybody needs their hair to look perfect for the big day. Being part of somebody’s wedding to get the look they want is an amazing feeling and could be the career for you.

Elite School of Beauty Therapy offer a range of hair and beauty training in Essex, which can lead to so many different career opportunities. Click here for the full list of courses available and start that first step towards having your dream job!

What Can I Learn From A Body Treatment Course?

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Body treatments (essentially whole-body facials) are increasingly popular in many salons and spas. Body treatments can consist of tanning, body wraps, full body exfoliation and conditioning. These beauty treatments offer clients a chance to look and feel great all over their body. Whilst different treatments can offer different benefits, one of the main draws is the relaxation they offer clients.

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There’s no doubt that taking a body treatment course can be a real benefit to your beauty career. It enables you to offer clients the latest treatments, allowing them to try something which they may not have had before. Read on to find out how our beauty training in Essex can teach you how to give full professional body treatments, and what exactly you can learn in them.

What will I learn in a body treatment course?

Different courses cater for different treatments types. There are four body treatment courses here at Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Essex. Our beauty courses are designed to cater to whichever skills you want to learn.

Tanning Courses

There are two courses which offer skills in tanning; spraying and manual tanning. In these courses you will learn about different skin types and which tanning method will work best with different skin types. In a combined course you will also discover how to exfoliate and moisturise, offering the best results for your clients.

Body Wraps and Exfoliation

There is a body wrap course available, as well as a specialist course offering three in one: wraps, manual tanning and full-body exfoliation.  You will learn about how these treatments can work with weight loss programmes, and about the different products which are used. These courses offer you a diverse skill set which will be great for your career.

For each course you complete you will receive an Elite School of Therapy diploma. Our diploma is accredited by The Guild of Professional Therapists, enabling you get insurance to use your new qualification to give body treatments to clients. This accreditation means clients will be confident in your skills and knowledge and happy to receive your treatment.

Do I need any previous skills?

One of the great things about our beauty training in Essex is that our courses are designed for people with minimal experience. Many courses are specifically designed  for those with no previous experience, therefore the course will start from the basics and give you all the information you need to gain the skills and qualification.

For more information about our body treatment courses click here or call Elite School of Beauty Therapy on 01279 755077. Gain the skills to offer your clients the best possible body treatment!