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.
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.