I've had a connection with the beauty industry from a young age; doing friends’ make-up for our high school concerts and drama productions. I just saw it as something I enjoyed, but not a career path. After having my daughter, I needed to change my career to balance my lifestyle. I saw an advert for a beauty course and thought, hey why not? This was the early 90s and the industry was seen as a luxury commodity. It was a game changer for me. I couldn't believe how much I loved it and I worked as a part-time therapist in a salon and a part-time mobile therapist for 5 years.
I was having so much fun and wanted to share with others how they too could embark on a journey in the industry so I became a trainer for the International Institute and Dermalogica. That was fantastic, the amount of knowledge I gained was phenomenal. From that I then went on to become an FE Beauty Lecturer. After 8 years of moulding young minds, I decided to further my commercial skills by returning to industry and became a trainer for the Von Essen spa group and then UK Area Training Manager for Blink Brow Bar retail chain.
After 6 years of doing that, I realised that I now had the confidence to start my own business 'Beauty On The Go', doing the things I love the most. This is by far the most epic part of my journey to date, a combination of treatments and training. Sharing knowledge and experience for the benefit of both clients and future therapists.
Come and be a part of this journey with me via Gateway Workshops and kick-start or revamp your career in this amazing industry.
This is my second experience with Gateway and I will only use them from now on. Wendy was such a good teacher and I really felt that I learned so much from her. The course didn’t feel rushed, and she was so thorough in her explanations and teachings. She also payed each of us in the course so much equal attention to ensure we were practicing correctly and safely which is what I felt was so important. If we were doing something incorrect or were struggling with something, she wouldn’t hesitate to help us whilst giving us the confidence to try again.
Wendy made us feel so comfortable, was truly an amazing teacher and is such a lovely lady, and I cannot wait to see her again. I really recommend using Gateway and if you can see Wendy, I strongly recommend you do so! Gateway offer you to come back and redo your course if you still don’t feel confident, however, after my course with Wendy, I felt so full of knowledge and confident to just go ahead and continue practicing on my own. I know exactly where I need to improve and I don’t feel the need to come back. I cannot thank Wendy enough!