Sunday, 20 February 2011

#14 -- College

As you all know from my about me I am currently studying for a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. For a couple of years after leaving Uni after only 3 month I didn't ever think I would do anything to do with Beauty. However for a few months I did nothing but think of the course and what it might offer to me. I toyed with the idea for a few weeks and since I wasn't doing anything else as I didn't have a job, and I was beginning to get more into my nails and different makeup brands (makeup wasn't my thing until now, I rarely wore it infact), I decided I would take the plunge and go for it and try the course. In August 2010 I decided to enquire at the College about the course and within an hour of going I had my place on the course to start on the 6th of September.

I went to the Job Centre to talk to them about going back to College and they said as long as it was under 16 hours it would be fine, this sent me into a panic as I was doing the course full time. I went back to the College and got an appointment to change it to a part-time version of the course. I went the day before enrollment to see about the part-time course but she said as I was over 19 I wouldn't have to do key skills so my course would only be 14 hours long. Perfect.

The next day I went to enroll on the course and I was so nervous, but I had no need to be as the teachers on the course were so lovely about everything with me. The first day of the course came along a week later so fast, and I was so nervous! I felt shaky and sick. But in the end it was alright, we just had an induction to the course and got told what we were going to be doing on the course. It took me a few months to come out of my shell because yes I am an incredibly shy person in real life, but I'm happy and comfortable in everything now.

Now that I'm about 6 months into the course I have no regrets, not that I did to start with, I really enjoy the course, even the theory part of the course is really interesting :). So far in the course I have learnt, Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Eye Treatments and Eyelash Perming, in the next month or so I'm doing a few workshops such as Hollywood Lashes, PHD Wax Workshop, Choco Beauty and the thing I am most excited about, MINX NAILS :D, we are also doing a workshop for Ear Piercing and learning Nail Art. We have started doing real clients for assessments who come into the Salon for real treatments. They really help us to see what it may be like for us in the future, and so far I love it.

 When my Level 2 finishes in June I have decided after a long time of thinking I am going to do my Level 3, I also want to do evening classes in Acrylic and Gel Nails, and maybe a few other things to get some more experience and more to put on my CV.

After I have finished with College I would ultimately like to work in a salon doing Nails because that's what I enjoy the most, but I enjoy the rest as well. In a few years (10 possibly) I would like to own my own business or perhaps go mobile, only time will tell. But for now I'm loving what I'm doing.

I feel as though I may have finally found something I enjoy and I am good at :).

I have found some pictures for you of Salon's I like the look of :).
I love the chairs!

How relaxing!


  1. Hey how much did it cost you going back to college to take this course? I've always thought about taking a hair and beauty course - not because I'd like to do something related to it in future but because it sounds fun and offers skills I'd like to know! xx

  2. My course is free at my College because it's full time, all the full time courses at my college are free! Part time costs, but not sure how much! x