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Rhian Thomas

The courses at Gateway Workshops are all informative, fun and inspiring and are such a pleasure to teach.

Rhian Thomas

I have always been interested in the beauty industry but chose a different career path after leaving school in 1998. I studied Performing Arts and Music at college then I worked in many areas of the media industry until my early 20’s. Having thoroughly enjoyed my time within the industry, I decided to fulfil my ambition and go back to college to study something I knew I was going to love doing each day, Beauty Therapy.

I have now been working within the beauty and massage industry for nine years and started my own therapy company in 2005 providing a range of treatments at clients' homes, work places and at events. I built a large client base enabling me to invest in my own treatment room which myself and other therapists worked from to provide a range of massage and beauty treatments.

As my company grew, I expanded into corporate business where I developed stress relieving seminars and workshops, teaching to large numbers of clients in the City of London. I introduced ‘On-site Massage’ which became very popular with employees and has been requested by many companies since.

I have endeavoured to keep myself involved within the industry by working freelance and for some of the biggest beauty and spa names in London. This enhanced my knowledge and has helped me to develop as a therapist and a teacher. I have worked in two of the largest further education colleges in the beauty department, where I assessed beauty and massage students of all ages, one of these being The London College of Beauty Therapy.

I have always had a passion for learning and decided early on that I wanted to pass my knowledge on to other people through teaching. I acquired my premises named Oh So Lovely in Central London last year to be able to create a salon environment for my students in order to enhance their learning experience. Oh So Lovely is now a CIBTAC accredited training venue where a range of their evening courses are delivered.

The courses at Gateway Workshops are all informative, fun and inspiring and are such a pleasure to teach. I enjoy writing new and exciting beauty courses for Gateway Workshops so our students are able to keep up with the latest industry trends. In 2012 I developed my own range of products for Eyelash Extensions which are now supplied to students, salons and spas in the UK and abroad.

I am excited about the growing health and beauty industry and enjoy every aspect of teaching the amazing courses Gateway Workshops offer. We are dedicated to providing courses to small groups so that each individual receives the attention they need, to the highest standard.

I am a calm, approachable person who adapts to each individual’s needs to ensure that they maximise their learning experience. I am an avid reader of Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer and Doreen Virtue to name a few, all of whom have helped me to develop personally and professionally.

Tutor Feedback

Rhian is a fabulous teacher and very patient. She took the time with everyone and made sure we had everything we needed to go away and practice. The course and teaching exceeded my expectations and yes I would most definitely attend another Gateway course.

Courses from this Tutor

Beauty Course

Acrylic Nail Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Beauty Facial Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Eyebrow Extension - Includes Tinting, Waxing, Plucking, Blending - Rhian Thomas

Eyelash Individual Extension Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Gel Nails and Gel Polish Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

GW Beautiful Brows, Eye Tint and Threading Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Hair Extensions Micro Rings, Nano Rings, Hot Fusion and Shrinkies 4 Method Course - Rhian Thomas

Hot Waxing Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Lash Lifting and Tinting Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Manicure and Pedicure Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Manicure and Pedicure Advanced - Nail Art and Gel Polish Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Spa Treatments - Body Wraps - Brushing - Exfoliation Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Spray Tanning Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Waxing Leg, Bikini, Face, Underarms Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Massage Course

Hopi Ear Candling Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Indian Head Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Thai Foot Massage Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Spiritual Course

Crystal Healing Accredited Diploma Course - Rhian Thomas

Meditation Accredited Diploma Teaching Course - Rhian Thomas

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Rhian's Therapist and Tutor Qualifications




Owner of CIBTAC accredited salon

CIBTAC accredited tutor

National Hair and Beauty BTEC Assessor

National Hair and Beauty NVQ Assessor

Private Educator

Accredited beauty, hair and massage course writer

EDEXCEL Level 3  Assessors Award

City and Guilds PTLLS Level3                                                                

ICT KEY SKILLS  Level 2                           


Equality and Diversity

Health and Safety

Safeguarding learners

Disability disclosure and Confidentiality

Right on Course

Sharing Good Practice at Work


Beauty Therapy

NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Assessor in further education and private colleges

VTCT NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy                                                    

CIBT Body and Facial Electrical Treatments                                    

Acrylic Nails

Electrical Facials

Electrical Body Treatments


Gel Polish

Nail Art



Eye Treatments







Lash Lifting

Hot Wax                         

Semi Permanent Individual Eyelash Extension               

Semi Permanent Mascara

Spa Treatments

Spray Tanning

UV Gel Nails Extensions                                           




NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Assessor in further education and private colleges


Hair Extensions - Hot Fusion

Hair Extensions - Micro Rings

Hair Extensions - Nano

Hair Extensions - Shrinkies

Hair Extensions - Wefting



ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage Level 3                                          

Deep Tissue/Sports Massage

Facial Massage                                                                       

Hot Stone Massage                                             

Indian Head Massage

Seated Chair Massage                                                          


Product Knowledge/Work

Aromatherapy Associates, ASP, Benefit, Chanel, Champneys, China Glaze, Ciate, Clarins, Clinique, CND Shellac, Crystal Clear, Cuccio, Danne, Decleor, Depileve Wax, Dermalogica, Dior, Elemis, Endermologie, Essie, Eve Lom, Eve Taylor, Forest Floor, Gelish, Gellux, Guinot, IBD, Lycon Wax, Minx, MoltoN Brown, Murad, Nars, Oh So Lovely, OPI, Orly, Outback Organics, Ren, ReVive, Seche, Sienna X, Westlab.

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