Academy Blog

  • I was on a Beauty Podcast!

    Last week I was invited by Debbie to be on her Beauty podcast! Beauty & The Business Beast 🎙 A podcast for the professional hair and beauty industry I jumped at the chance to join Debbie and other professionals that … Continue reading

  • All About Collagen Lift

    Skinbase Collagen Lift treatment – (Radio frequency) is highly effective for skin tightening and firming loose or sagging skin. So how does Collagen Lift make this happen? During treatment, a ceramic wand delivers waves of radio frequency energy to realign … Continue reading

  • My Day at Professional Beauty London

    Professional Beauty London is back! I am so excited to visit after many years of closed exhibitions due to Covid, and now we can shop ’til we drop again! On the 4th April I took my self into the big … Continue reading

  • My Top Tanning tips

    The sun has got his hat on and were ready to tan! “Tanning is a biological response to the exposure to ultraviolet radiation,” When UV rays hit our skin, we release melanocytes in our skin which produce melanin. Melanin acts … Continue reading

  • Ice Ice Baby, My top 3 Ice Breakers for any Hair or Beauty Lesson

    My top three icebreakers for any new class: Ice Breakers for Hair or Beauty Lessons. Being an education in Beauty and hair for over 10 years, I have many new starters with our role on role off courses. Our Students … Continue reading

  • Celebrate in style with a Princess Pamper Party

    Plan your party Planning a party can be exhausting, overwhelming and cause so much pain you may avoid it! I always try and break down planning a party into the main areas: number of children food location décor entertainment and … Continue reading

  • Gel nails vs CND Shellac

    The most popular treatment in a salon, gel nails. There are so many names for this treatment and its time it was made clear! Which Type? The main two types are hard gel and soft gel nails. Hard gels are … Continue reading

  • Creating a Scheme of Work

    Planning your own courses can sometimes be mind-boggling to put pen to paper. But your AET (Award in Education) would’ve taught you the two main documents that you need for all your training courses are; lesson plans and a scheme … Continue reading

  • Acne: Through your years

    Acne is a skin condition resulting from clogged hair follicles present under the skin. It presents itself as small or large, red lumps on the skin which can sometimes be painful and pus filled in some cases. What is Acne; … Continue reading

  • Plan to prepare, or Prepare to fail – Lesson on Lesson Plans

    Benjamin Franklin was correct and I think a lesson plan is just like one big giant to do list. For every beauty lesson plan I create, I think of it as a checklist of my to do for the day. … Continue reading