How it all began…

Bristol Beauty School was established by Jane Vickers in 2006.

After many years as a Beauty Therapy lecturer at City of Bristol College, I felt passionately about providing a training school that would offer professional, supportive training courses for adults in a friendly environment.

Classes are small with extremely high standards of training. Course scheduling is flexible to fit in with hectic lifestyles.

We pride ourselves on giving personalised support and advice from highly experienced tutors, each with over 25 years industry experience.

Courses run all year including evenings, weekends and weekdays.

Our courses are fully approved and accredited by the Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT) which is recognised and respected in the industry.

Why choose Bristol Beauty School?

We have small classes – we take a maximum of 6 students per course. This allows the opportunity to ask questions and time for students to receive individual support if they require it.

Our tutors have a wealth of knowledge, with over 25 years industry experience each. We specialise in teaching adults and have worked at City of Bristol College. We also pride ourselves on being supportive, friendly and helpful.

We are fully accredited with the Association of Beauty Therapists (ABT), which means you can work professionally and you will be able to obtain the appropriate insurance.

We are here to provide you with on-going support and you are always welcome contact us to answer any query you have regarding your training or future career as a beauty therapist.

Career opportunities

All our courses qualify you to work in a salon, at home or on a mobile basis, offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed.

You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.

Many of our students have gone on to enjoy successful careers in the beauty industry.

Suitable for beginners

We have small classes – we take a maximum of 6 students per course. This allows the opportunity to ask questions and time for students to receive individual support if they require it.

Fully ABT accredited

Our courses are fully approved and accredited by the Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT) which is recognised and respected in the industry.

Professional & supportive

We are here to provide you with on-going support and you are always welcome contact us to answer any query you have regarding your training or future career as a beauty therapist.

Experienced tutors

Our tutors have a wealth of knowledge, with over 25 years industry experience. We specialise in teaching adults and have worked at City of Bristol College.

Skills for life

Wherever life may take you, you will be able to work in a salon, at home or on a mobile basis, offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed.

Certificates forever

Once qualifed, you will be issued with a certificate that allows you to obtain the right insurance and carry out the treatment(s) on a professional basis for the rest of your beauty career.

Our Expert Tutors

Jane Vickers from Bristol Beauty School

JANE VICKERS

PRINCIPLE TUTOR

Jane Vickers loves her job and most of all helping students start new careers and set up their own businesses. Jane has been in the industry for 29 years.

In 1989 she completed an International Health and Beauty Therapy Diploma (IHBD) and then continued to gain further qualifications in theatrical and media makeup (ITEC). After several years gaining experience in the industry, she opened her own salon.

In 1997 she entered a career in television and photographic makeup and in 2003 she joined City of Bristol College and qualified as a lecturer in Beauty Therapy whilst continuing to work in the industry.

Jane is principal tutor for all courses and her extensive experience in the beauty industry enables her to make training practical and enjoyable.

Bristol Beauty School makeup tutors

JO PETERS & KATE DOWLE

MAKEUP TUTORS

Jo is passionate and borderline obsessive about makeup! She has 20 years experience in the industry and is qualified in fashion and theatrical makeup. If you’d like to train to be a makeup artist yourself, Jo has got you covered!

Jo is a creative and experienced makeup artist and a qualified teacher, she has taught media makeup for many years at City of Bristol College and been graded Outstanding by both internal and external teaching inspectors.

Kate has a foundation degree in Theatrical Makeup and has been a lecturer for 10 years. She previously worked with Mac, Chanel and Shu Uemura makeup. Kate specialises in fashion, beauty and photographic makeup. She has worked in a variety of industries including magazine publishing, advertising, theatre and festival events.

Tracey O'Driscoll Beauty Therapy Tutor

TRACEY O’DRISCOLL

BEAUTY THERAPY TUTOR

Tracey has worked as a qualified Beauty Therapist for the past 20 years.

She has worked in very busy high profile salons in London and Sydney, Australia.

Being Salon Director in London has enabled her to work with fellow beauty therapists and clients from all walks of life, including many celebrities.

Tracey continues to run her own Beauty Business, Retreat at Home, and passes on her expertise and experience to Bristol Beauty School students.

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