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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.

Working as a Makeup Artist After Beauty School

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Make up

After completing a beauty course in Essex, the opportunity to become a makeup artist is both exciting and challenging.

make-up artist applying make-up at private beauty school

Your dream career after private beauty school

The choice of jobs after attending beauty school is brilliant: from working in a salon, to working freelance, abroad, or gaining further qualifications to become an expert in your field. Our private beauty school in Essex offers a range of makeup and beauty courses to broaden your career in the industry.

If you decide to take a makeup course at beauty school, one of the dream careers for you may be to become a makeup artist. The great thing about this career is that there are different environments depending what type of makeup you like to do. The arts offer an array of different fields: film, theatre, circus, and television. Then there are magazines, fashion shows, and even personal makeup artists for celebrities!

The appeal of this job is obvious, trying new makeup designs, focusing your talents, and having the opportunity to be involved in some glitz and glamour. If you become established enough with a brand or as a makeup artist, you are able to travel the world as you work, another wonderful way to travel the world after beauty school.

While the benefits and excitement of the job are clear, let’s not undermine the difficulties and challenges that can happen when pursuing this career.

Our private beauty school in Essex offers makeup courses to give you the confidence you need for a career in beauty. Our team in Essex have a range of knowledge and expertise which we can share with you to help you get the career you want after a beauty course.

What Does Being a Makeup Artist Involve?

Being a makeup artist can involve using cosmetics and makeup on one or more persons. You will need to be creative and have a very steady hand, paying attention to detail and understanding exactly what your client wants. Be prepared for long and unsociable hours and to keep up to date with beauty trends. Taking time to practise on yourself and others is also essential.

If you’re working in theatre or film, you will need to learn about the context of the film, the characters, the scenery, and era of the setting. This may involve doing some research and further practice to make sure you get it right.

Another significant thing to consider as a makeup artist is the use of lighting. Understand the importance of how lighting can affect makeup and take this on board when working.

Established makeup artist Monika Blunder says the hardest part is keeping everyone happy and working with different personalities.

What skills Do I Need to Learn at Beauty School?

Attending beauty school and taking a makeup course is the first thing you will need to work towards becoming a makeup artist. Our private beauty school in Essex offers a one or two-day makeup course.

During the course, you will learn how to do makeup professionally, including shading, colouring, and working with different skin tones. If you opt for the two-day course, you can develop your skills further to include hiding blemishes and birthmarks and applying false eyelashes. What’s more, on the second day you will learn about bridal and photographic makeup. This is especially important as knowing the effect of lighting is crucial for a makeup artist.

Our private beauty school in Essex also offers NVQs and VRQs. These are ideal for those who want to study part-time. What’s more, we offer a VRQ in fashion and photographic makeup. This nationally recognised two-day intensive course is a great step towards working as a makeup artist in the industry, and it can teach you valuable skills.

How Much Will I Get Paid?

When you first start off in this type of career, don’t expect a huge paycheck. In fact, as you begin to learn the skills on the job and gain experience within the industry, you probably won’t be paid much. However, the experience you gain will be invaluable.

If you become an established makeup artist and focus your skills to one specific industry, you could find yourself earning £200 a day. However, it can vary dramatically within each industry and job to job.

How Can I Get the Dream Job After Beauty School?

Naturally, you’d love to finish your beauty course and start the job right away, but it’s not that easy. You’ll first need to decide which industry you’d like to work in. For example, if you would like to work in theatre, doing a subsequent course to learn about this type of makeup is great. Alternatively, gaining work experience in the desired field also goes a long way, even if it’s not related to makeup. Beginning to understand how the industry works is also beneficial.

If you can’t jump straight into the industry you want, working in a shop or at a makeup counter enables you to practise on endless customers. If they’re happy with the work you’ve done, you can get testimonials and take photos to add to your portfolio.

Additionally, with the rise of social media, getting yourself onto social media platforms and getting your name out there is another way to try and get your foot in the door. Networking is a great way to hear about jobs and get to know people in the industry who can help you get your foot in the door.

Stay passionate and determined and you will be sure to get your dream job as a makeup artist after beauty school.

Elite Beauty School in Essex can help you take the first step towards becoming a makeup artist. Give us a call today on 01279 755077 to find out which makeup course can work best to get you kick started on your career.

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.

facial equipment to use in a facial course

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.

Woman on a beach, travel after beauty school Essex

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.

Beauty tools for make up and hair in action at beauty school

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.

Nail Course Secrets! How to Have Healthy and Fabulous Nails

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Nails

We all want our nails to look great, but this goes beyond just a great nail polish colour.  Keeping your nails healthy is crucial to making them look fabulous. Our nail course in Essex has so many tips for taking care of your nails, here we will let you in on those secrets!

Neatly manicured hands you can achieve at our Essex nail course

One of the questions I frequently get asked at my beauty training school in Essex is, “how can I look after my nails?” or “What advice can I give my clients to look after their nails?” Nails can look gorgeous with nail art and different colours, but taking care of the nail underneath the colour is what’s important.

Mayo Clinic staff claim that our fingernails can indicate if we have other health problems within the body. Taking the time to look after them and notice any changes in colour, shape or thickness is imperative. Nails should be taken care of like any other part of your body, if they are healthy, then you are (probably) healthy. Find out more with our nail course secrets!

Nail Course Secret #1 – Look After Your Hands and Nails

If you take care of your hands, your nails will also benefit. Bacteria can very easily get under your nails, which is why it’s important to keep them clean. Think about activities such as washing up. Your hands and nails are exposed to dirty water, this is why it’s crucial to use washing up gloves.  

Biting your nails has some health risks, as well as simply being a bad habit. Any bacteria from your mouth will be transferred to your nails which is why it’s important to kick the habit.

Washing your hands after they get dirty or become exposed to bacteria is a sure way to help keep hands and nails clean. Moisturising is essential for healthy hands and nails.

You can buy a hand and nail cream in one, giving your hands and nails the regular TLC they need.

Nail Course Secret #2 – Give Your Nails Time to Breathe

Nail polishes and remover do contain some chemicals. Over a long period of time, they can weaken the nail. With this in mind, it’s beneficial to allow your nails time to breathe, and to be polish-free for a few days.

Bright nail polishes can sometimes stain the nail. To help protect your nails from stains, add a base coat. This acts as a barrier and protective layer between the nail polish and your actual nail. This should help to prevent any stains remaining after removing the colour.

When it comes to nail polish remover, you may have heard that it’s better to use non-acetone remover. If you frequently paint your nails then this is definitely the case. Acetone is very strong and can easily dry out your nails. However due to this strength, when removing very dark or very bright colours, it is more effective.

Whichever nail polish and remover you use, remember to moisturise and take care of your hands and nails. Frequently using nail varnish and remover can take its toll, so give your nails a break once in awhile.

Nail Course Secret #3 – Take Care of Your Cuticles

Depending on your daily routine, your cuticles can bear the brunt of a lot of harsh activities and pain, causing them to become very raw. The role of the cuticle is to protect the nail from becoming infected, which is why it is necessary to take good care of them.

While some say it’s okay to trim the cuticle area, others argue that it should be left alone altogether. The important thing is not to break the cuticle, as this leads to the nail being open and exposed to bacteria and infection. You’ll find that some manicurists will push them back, this is okay, as long as the cuticle doesn’t break.  

As well as taking the time to moisturise your hands and nails, you can also invest specifically in cuticle oil. This will help with dry cuticles and nails, generally helping to keep them in better condition.

Our nail course in Essex can teach you all the best ways to have healthy and fabulous nails. There are a variety of different nail courses on offer, depending what skills you would like to learn. Call us on 01279 755077 to find out how you can start a nail course today!

Nail Trends for the Spring Season (plus Top Tips)

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Nails

Spring is finally here, even if it doesn’t quite feel like it yet! The experts from our nail course in Essex share with you the top nail trends for Spring, and how you can do them yourself.

Spring manicure/nail art for women in gentle tones with flowers design.


Fashion week gave us a peek at what nail trends we can expect in the upcoming months. An array of different tones and colours were flaunted by the models, many of which will be the top trends this Spring. Find inspiration and ideas below, and learn about how our nail course in Essex can help you get perfect looking nails at home.

Nail Varnish Colours: Pastel and Neutral

A consistent theme you’ll see this Spring is pastel, light and neutral nail varnish colours. Lilac, rose petal, and pale blue are all going to be on the red carpet, and soon to be disappearing from the shelves in the shops! Wearing neutral and pastel colours means your nails will go with a variety of different outfits and styles. There is also so many different shades to choose from, so pick your favourite few and try them out.

Nail Art: Flower Power

Spring is well renowned as the season where the sun comes out and brightly coloured flowers greet us in parks. For this reason, it’s no surprise that having flower nail art during the Spring is a sure way to have great looking nails. Depending how bold you want them to look, or how confident you feel doing designs, the flower look can go a number of different ways. There are very simple ways to do flower designs, but also some more complex techniques, for those of you who are more steady handed and ambitious.

Nail Course Top Tips

Our nail courses in Essex range from learning about nail extensions, manicures, and nail art. Our courses offer expert advice for those wanting to become nail technicians, and teach all the techniques and skills to do so. Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect to learn on our nail course…

  1. Always use a basecoat

You may have heard this said before but it’s definitely true. Base coats help to make your nail varnish colour last longer, as it gives the varnish something to stick to. It’s like using a primer before foundation, it makes it look even better for longer! What’s more, some nail varnish colours are very bright and the colours can cling to your nail afterwards, a base coat acts as an extra layer of protection.

  1. Thin layers are better

When applying nail varnish, it’s important to do thin layers of polish. The thicker the layer, the more likely it is to chip away. Applying two or three thin coats of nail varnish is a much better option to make your nail varnish last longer.

  1. Paint your nails at the optimum time

Painting your nails in a rush is always a bad idea. If you’re going out or doing a task shortly afterwards, the risk of smudging them is much higher. Painting your nails just before you have a shower is also a bad idea, as hot water does not mix well with fresh nail varnish. Take time when you paint your nails, sit down, put on some music or watch a film, and allow them to have plenty of time to dry.

  1. Nail art tips

Although nail art can be tricky to do yourself at home, check out our nail art ideas for inspiration. You’ll need a steady hand and plenty of time to get it right, but once you start being able to do simple designs, you can move onto more complex ones. If you really want to learn some nail art skills, try our nail art course here in Essex.

Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Essex offer a range of nail courses in Essex. We can help you to decide which nail course is best for you and you can soon learn how to do all the nail trends yourself, and able to offer the service to others too.

Top Bridal Makeup Tips to Look Stunning on Your Wedding Day

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Hairdressing, Make up

On your wedding day you want to look perfect in every single way. Dress, hair, makeup, shoes, accessories! There is so much to think about. We share some advice from our makeup courses and hair courses in Essex, for how to look stunning on your wedding day.

Beautiful blonde bride in bridal makeup with a bouquet of flowers

A wedding is a magical event, and you want to look beautiful for your special day. There are many ways you can do this, but making decisions can be difficult. The best thing to do is start to plan things in advance. Having plenty of time to try out bridal beauty ideas means that by the time the big day comes around, you’ll know exactly what you want.

If you choose a stylist for your wedding, be sure to be totally honest with them about the hairstyle and/or makeup you would like. You want to make sure that you are 100% happy with your look, so show them photos and ideas you have.

Bridal makeup and hair courses in Essex

Here in Essex we offer a bridal hair course, and a makeup course which teaches makeup for weddings and special occasions. If you work in the beauty industry, they are great course choices and can give you some different career opportunities.

Here our experts in Essex share tips for how to look stunning on your wedding day!

Bridal Hair Tips

Choosing the right hairstyle for your wedding is a big decision. Not only will you be having the do all day, but it will be in all of your photos, so you don’t want to look back and wish it had been different. There are 3 things to consider when thinking about bridal hairstyles:

  1. Style to match your dress – Your hairstyle can vary a lot depending on the dress you choose (Golden rule: always choose your dress first). You want a hairstyle which compliments your dress but doesn’t deter the attention away from it. You’ll also need to think about if you want to wear a hair accessory.
  2. Always be comfortable – This may seem obvious but you want a hairstyle that’s comfortable; you’ll have the same style all day, so you don’t want those bobby pins to start digging in or that plait to be too tight. Just like a dress, you need to be glamorous and also comfortable.
  3. Don’t be too ambitious – Have you always wanted to cut your hair short? or try the rainbow hair craze? I would recommend trying these things after your wedding. You might want a new look for your wedding but if it goes wrong, or doesn’t suit you, it could be difficult to get it looking normal again!

Makeup For Your Wedding Day

Like hairstyles, it’s a great idea to try different looks. Do you want a natural look? maybe bright coloured lips? These are the things you can experiment with before the big day. When trying out different makeup styles, find a top which is the same colour as your dress, so you can see how the colours and tones will match. Here are our top 3 tips for bridal makeup:

  1. Keep it simple –  Like the hair, it’s best not to be too extravagant with your makeup, don’t let too many colours deter away from the dress. You also don’t want to wear lots of makeup as this will show under lighting and in photographs, which you definitely do not want!
  2. Think about dress colour – Remember the golden rule of picking a dress first? You need to know the colour of your dress to think about colours and tones of makeup to compliment it.
  3. Durability of makeup – You’ll be wearing the makeup all day so you need it be durable. Also, remember that you may be prone to crying on your wedding day, so wearing waterproof mascara is a must!

Elite School of Beauty Therapy offer a bridal hair course in Essex, as well as makeup courses which teach bridal and photographic makeup application. It’s a wonderful feeling to make brides look stunning on their special day! So give us a call on 01279 755077 to find out more!


Which is the Best Nail Course in Essex?

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Nails

There is a variety of nail treatments available, each one providing a different look or style. Before it gets too overwhelming, let us help you decide which nail course to choose.

Nail Courses Essex manicure set

Having a career in beauty is fulfilling in so many ways. Nail courses are always a solid way to get beauty work as the demand for nail treatment is high. Nail varnish outsold lipstick in 2015, and on average, women get their nails done at the salon twice a month. This demonstrates that the desire to have great looking nails is a trend which is here to stay.

What’s more, new ideas, trends, and treatments are always emerging, meaning it’s an exciting and creative industry to work in. Deciding which beauty course is best for you can be difficult and if you’ve decided you want to work in the nail industry, you are then faced with which nail course to choose! We’re here to help you decide, and tell you about the nail courses we offer in Essex at Elite School of Beauty Therapy.

Types of Nail Courses in Essex

Our nail courses in Essex are a great option for those who want to do a short beauty course and learn the skills required as soon as possible. Here are our most popular nail courses:

Manicure and Pedicure Courses  – We offer these as two separate courses. The manicure and pedicure are the bread and butter of any nail technician. The course teaches you hand and foot massage treatment, the indulgence which everyone looks forward to when having this treatment at the salon. The courses go through the standard techniques you will need to do the treatment: nail shaping, cuticle work, exfoliation and more.

Nail Art Courses – Going beyond colour, nail art is on trend. Multi-tones, glitter, shapes, animals and gemstones… you name it, it can be done with nail art. Even bubble nails have had their fifteen minutes of fame. Nail art can be done both natural and artificial nails. You’ll need a steady hand for this one but if you like to be creative, it’s an ideal course to choose.

Nail Extensions  – For this nail course you will need to have completed the manicure course. There are two different nail extension courses, one teaching about acrylic nails, and the other about UV gel. Both courses will go through how to apply the nail extensions to make them look natural for clients.

Party Nails Course – This is a relatively new nail course which teaches learners about nail extensions for special occasions. These type of nail extensions require little maintenance and are easily removed. They look really natural so if it’s just for a one-off event, these are a perfect solution.

Choosing the right nail course

The manicure and pedicure nail courses are both crucial if you want to work in the nail industry and become a nail technician. Once you attend this beauty course, you’ll be able to understand much more about nails, treatment of nails, and deciding if you think it is the right choice for you.

Once you have these skills and qualifications, you’ll be able to apply for nail technician jobs in salons.

The other courses allow you to build on your initial skills, making you stand out to potential employers and able to offer more to your clients. The nail art course is an ideal option to get creative and show off your artistic skills.

Do you work in the wedding or events industry as a beautician? If so, acquiring the skills to be able to do nails for these events is a sure way to make you stand out from competitors. The party nails course is ideal if you want to be able to offer that something a little bit extra, and as a short course it won’t take long for you to become qualified.

Whichever nail course you choose, the nail industry is a fantastic place to work. To find out more about our nail courses in Essex, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01297 755077.

The many benefits of reflexology

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Spa and Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient form of massage therapy. What does it entail and how can it help people? Read on to find out more.

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Our reflexology course in Essex is extremely popular with those working in holistic massage therapy. In order to train as a reflexologist, there is a lot you need to learn about the body, and how different points within the body help one another. You may know a little or a lot, but here is everything you need to know before taking our reflexology course.

What is reflexology?

The name reflexology originates from the fact that this therapy uses ‘reflex points’. Feet, hands, and the head (ears in particular), are all known reflex points. This means they correspond to another part of the body, for example, the arch in a foot corresponds to the bladder. If you are somebody who suffers from headaches, the tips of the toes are known to correspond to the head. Therefore using reflexology techniques on the tips of the toes can help your head.

Reflexologist Rosanna Bickerton explains that reflexology aims to “create homeostasis, which means that the organs in the body are all working together and at their best“. Therefore, reflexology uses reflex points to heal and relax different areas of your body. Different techniques will be used such as kneading, finger pressure, and holds.

Where did reflexology come from?

There is no certainty where the practice of reflexology came from. Some evidence suggests that people in China have been practising foot and hand therapy since around 4,000 BC. There is also some evidence indicating that in Ancient Egypt it was used around 2,330 BC.

In the 20th century, Dr William Fitzgerald was considered ‘The Father Of Reflexology’ as he started using reflexology techniques in the USA. It was William Fitzgerald who started to map certain reflex points, corresponding them to various other parts of the body.

What are the benefits of reflexology?

When first visiting a reflexologist, clients may be asked about their lifestyle, or if they have any current health issues. This is to help the reflexologist determine which points to work on, making sure that the benefits for each client will suit them.

While reflexology isn’t known to heal people with life-threatening health conditions, clients claim to feel healthier and the treatment has been known to relieve PMS, headaches, improve circulation and digestive issues.

Reflexology can make people feel very relaxed and it soothes tired feet. Although it goes much beyond a simple foot massage, taking some time to rest our feet, which we use every day, is very beneficial.  

Some clients who enjoy massage therapies often feel nervous about undressing for treatment. For reflexology treatments, the client can choose to remain fully clothed, ensuring that they don’t feel nervous or exposed during treatment.

Why should I take a reflexology course?

Through taking a reflexology course, you will learn about the different reflex points and how they correspond to different areas of the body. You will gain in-depth knowledge about the bones in the feet and energy zones which guide the reflex points.

There is a lot to learn in the two-day course. There are also some prerequisite courses which will be needed before you take the course. This is to ensure that you have all the background knowledge needed to complete the course, and you are able to confidently offer reflexology to your clients.  

Elite School of Beauty Therapy offer a 2-day reflexology course in Essex. For more information, call 01279 755077 or find out here about the course. Whether you already offer holistic massage therapies to your clients or not, reflexology can give you an alternative treatment with a range of benefits.