College News

Employability Boost for Beauty Therapy Students
Published: April 20, 2017

Trainee beauticians had the chance to apply their therapy skills to the workplace in a Work Awareness Day held at South Cheshire College.


Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy students took a day off their usual timetable to learn from leading beauticians in the area.


Masseurs and beauticians from companies including Crewe Hall and Crystal Clear Skincare were among the therapists who delivered two days of demonstrations and presentations in their specialism.


All visitors delivered their sessions within the College’s industry-standard Elements Salon which is also the hair and beauty training facility based at South Cheshire College.


Elements Salon features three hair salons, three beauty salons and a luxurious complementary therapies spa which includes a sauna, steam room and flotation tank.   The impressive salons provide a range of hair and beauty treatments open to the general public at competitive prices.


Facilities of this standard are also available to Hair and Beauty Therapy students studying at West Cheshire College’s Ellesmere Port campus. A merger between South and West Cheshire College was announced at the end of March, providing more opportunities for over 11,000 students across Cheshire and the surrounding areas.


Alison Guildford, who owns Classy and Fabulous on Nantwich Road in Crewe, held a ‘lash lift’ demonstration to over 30 level 2 Beauty Therapy students.


Alison Guildford said: “Lash lift is a different type of treatment. My message to the students is that if they can enhance their skill set, they will stand out against the competition when applying for a job.”


Level 2 Beauty Therapy student, Lucy Everitt, said: “The whole Work Awareness Day has been interesting and has prompted me to consider alternative career paths to what I have usually thought of. For example, there was discussion about practising beauty therapy on cruise ships.


“I was particularly interested in the ‘microblading’ demonstration as it did emphasise the need for each one of us to be unique in our skills-set.”


Beauty Therapy lecturer, Joy Edge, said: “The Work Awareness Days have been a real success, providing the students with a greater understanding of how their course links to work after College.


“They’ve been able to see first-hand, examples of how far in the industry this course can take them. Those who have been part of the days are role models to our students, and in some cases have offered our students work experience to help build their profile and really prepare them for the world of work.”


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