Student Reviews

ALISON - SOUTH SOMERSET

In my mid-thirties with a young family, I was looking for a change in career that provided me with the perfect balance between work and family life. 

I have always been extremely passionate about health and well being and it was this that naturally led me to consider a career in Beauty and Complementary Therapies.

Feeling excited about the prospect of a new start, I began to investigate training opportunities. My local college seemed a great place to start, however, it soon became apparent that training programmes were inflexible and really did not accommodate my needs at this time.  I began researching on the internet and discovered Elite Beauty Academy.  Elite Beauty Academy is based in Weston Super Mare under the management of Wendy Jessop who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in beauty, complementary therapies and teaching. 

I took the decision to pick up the phone and I am so glad that I did!  Wendy was incredibly helpful and supportive right from my initial enquiry and was able to offer a completely flexible training package that was tailored to my individual needs.  This all came at a very competitive price when compared to other training providers.  More importantly, Wendy offers a totally personal training experience.  I trained with Wendy exclusively, often one-to-one enabling me to take full advantage of her expertise. All of my practical studies took place in Elite’s professional salon and the theory was completed at home. Wendy was always available to give support and guidance. Training was extremely thorough and there was always an opportunity to go back over areas of work and ask questions giving me a feeling of confidence along the way.  I gained so much from the whole experienceand I am pleased to say that I passed my practical and theory examinations with flying colours.  Today I am running avery successful small business from home that fits in with my busy lifestyle.  This is a starting point for me and when time allows, I would very much like to complete further training which will allow me to practice in additional treatments.

I love what I do so much and would like to take this opportunity to thank Wendy and Elite Beauty Academy.  As with anything I am still learning and I appreciate so much that Wendy is always at the end of a phone should something unusual crop up – this is something you can’t put a price on at the start of a new venture!