I started my career initially in a Bank working with foreign currencies but wanted to have more contact with people as I had been in many beauty salons where my mum worked and I decided to venture into the beauty business.
After attending a full time course in beauty and holistic treatments and working many years as a Spa Therapist on land in different countries I applied to
work for Steiner as a Beauty Therapist and I spent 8 years working on cruise ships mostly with Royal Caribbean and Holland America working my way up from Spa Therapist and in the last 4 years as a Spa & Salon Manager gaining immense experience with Steiner Transocean.
After 8 years I left the cruise ships behind and having 25 years international experience I set up my own business in my home, in the meantime I started upgrading my skills and decided to attend teaching courses in PTLLS and CTTLS in Darlington College and a Certificate in Education at Teesside University.
I completed the TAQA (Training and Assessor Course) to complement my teaching skills. I also worked as a part time Beauty Tutor in Darlington College and for training schools Shared Beauty Secrets and Natural Therapy Studio. In August 2014 I set up Escape Reality Beauty & Holistic Beauty Salon and in December 2014 Escape Reality Beauty, Holistic & Training Academy became an accredited training establishment offering training courses for beginners and advanced level in beauty and holistic treatments.
FORMAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING TIMELINE
2016 – Glass cupping massage & facial cupping
2014 – Refresh Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Bodywork, Refresh Single Lash Extension, Face the World Holistic Facial, Refresh Manicure & Pedicure, Palliative Care for Cancer Patients, TAQA – Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance
2013 – 2014 – CertEd – Teeside University
2013 – Thai Foot Massage, Indian Head Massage, Lava Bambu Massage, Microdermabration, CTLLS Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Teaching Sector, Lava Shells Rescue Massage
2012 – Lava Shells Relax Massage, PTLLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Teaching Sector
2011 – Spray Tan, Thai Herbal Poultice Body Massage, Warm Bamboo Massage
2008 – Advanced Management Training – Steiner Academy – London & Miami, Go Smile Teeth Whitening Training – Steiner Academy – London
2004 – Aroma Spa, Aroma Stone, Aromatherapy & Elemis Induction – Steiner Academy London
2000 – Gyongy Institute and Dumarex School courses for Make-up
1998 – Christine Valmy Qualification in Cosmetics and Massage
1996 – 1997 – Christine Valmy Qualification in Cosmetic Teaching & Facial Treatments
1995 – 1996 – Cleopatra Cosmetics – Pre University School for Massage Techniques, Reflexology & Beauty Therapy