‘I have over 17 years experience in the beauty industry and 7 years in teaching and assessing.I always had a passion for beauty and started College as soon as I left school. I was later successful in securing an apprenticeship and qualified as a level 2 therapist at Sinclair’s Beauty Academy, Sunderland in 2001. I worked in various salons and trained with Clarins, Ginot and Dermalogica. I soon built a strong client base before renting a room in a local hair salon to start my first beauty salon business which was located in Cleadon Village, Tyne and Wear. A few years later returned to learning and completed an NVQ L3 Diploma at Saks Academy in Darlington, at the same time as studying for my Certificate in Education at Sunderland College.
After securing a part time position teaching the 14-19 curriculum I commenced my studies to become a qualified Assessor and Internal Verifier. This was an ideal opportunity for me to fulfil my dream of becoming a teacher at the same time as maintaining my business. Towards the end of my contract on the 14-19 curriculum I was successful in securing a position in Offender Learning; here I spent 4 years teaching the Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma and was promoted into Management and later become Deputy Education Manager and Quality Assurance Lead. This position was extremely rewarding, however it did take me away from the Industry more than I had hoped and I struggled to manage my part time beauty business and maintain a quality work life balance. It was then I decided to return to industry on a full time basis, expand and open Aspire Beauty Academy, where quality is at the heart of what I do. In the summer of 2017 I graduated with a 2:1 classification after completing a BA (hons) in Education Studies. Progressing my learners to the highest possible standard is my overall goal. To enable me to support my learners and to continue to develop as a therapist, I also run a small Beauty Salon called Bouxtique Beauty Salon. My main offer is advanced brow services and I offer Lash and Brow Treatments, HD Brows, Microblading and Semi-permanent make-up. I also specialize in Intimate Waxing and offer a number of other services to maintain my own skills and keep in touch with the latest industry trends’