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Is it time to go to beauty school?
You all love beauty; there’s no doubting that. And I think it’s probably to safe to say that your love and passion has led to you learn A LOT about all aspects of it.
But have you ever thought about taking your knowledge a step further and learning how to become a beautician or therapist?
The Australian National College of Beauty (or the ANCB as the cool kids like to call it) is just the place that can help you turn your passion into a career.
The beauty colleges (located in Sydney and Brisbane) offer you the chance to learn the essential skills and gain the knowledge needed to become a superstar in the beauty industry – whether it’s a career in spa therapy, electrolysis, writing for magazines, or anything else!
The courses and lecturers (who are renowned experts) help guide you, as well as prepare you for the real world by having a strong focus on hands-on training. Even better is that the ANCB beauty courses are nationally recognised, which means that employers in the industry actively seek out the qualifications that you will receive.
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN AT THE ANCB
The make-up courses at ANCB have been specially designed to teach you the fundamentals of make-up artistry and how to become a professional in the industry..
The courses in Sydney and Brisbane will not only teach how to apply make-up for all kinds of occasions (think: day looks, night looks, bridal make-up, special effects make-up, camouflaging scars, blemishes and tattoos, and so much more), but you’ll also learn about make-up for different skin types, ages and cultures.
Massage and aromatherapy course
Aromatherapy focuses on the art and science of using naturally-extracted aromatic essences from plants (essential oils) to help balance and harmonise one’s mind, mood, or physical health, while massage therapy physically helps the relaxation process through kneading, applying pressure, and utilising reflexology and rhythmic techniques. Massage can also help improve circulation, reduce anxiety and ease sore muscles.
In this elective stream, ANCB will expertly support and teach you the science behind the benefits of natural plant oils, how to perform aromatherapy massages, reflexology relaxation techniques, Indian head massage, and the use of essential oils as part of beauty treatments.
Nail technician course
If you’re a bit of a whiz when it comes to handling a nail polish brush, then the nail technician courses of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy may be right up your alley.
You’ll receive training from some of the best nail technicians in the industry within a professional environment. Using salon-grade products and equipment, you’ll learn and develop the skills and technical knowledge needed to nail (no pun intended) manicures and pedicures, as well as be able to advise clients on aftercare.
See? There’s no shortage of the things you can learn and the skills you can gain at the ANCB. And if you’re not looking to change your career or to delve into the world of professional beauty, that’s not a problem. Attending these courses will help fine-tune your skills and make the world of beauty that much more, um, beautiful. (Not to mention allow you – and your lucky friends – to save money on beauty services you would’ve previously paid a professional to do!)
STUDY OPTIONS FOR THE ANCB
The ANCB offers face-to-face learning at the Sydney and Brisbane campuses, where you’ll attend about 20-30 hours per week of classes and practical classes (including in-clinic training). There are generally three trimesters of 14 weeks each per calendar year.
If you can’t make it to either campus, you can also take some courses online. The workload is about 10-15 hours per week, and you will have about three study blocks of 28 weeks, with a maximum course duration of 90 weeks (including breaks). There will also be three compulsory one-week residential workshops in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, which will help you develop the hands-on skills needed.
DID YOU KNOW…
That the ANCB isn’t just for learning? You can also head to The Wellbeing Clinic at either of the ANCB’s campuses and receive a variety of beauty treatments at affordable prices. Treatments include facial treatments, body treatments, waxing, tinting, and hand and foot treatments. Cool, huh?
To learn more about the Australian National College of Beauty, head to its website.
Have you ever considered becoming a beauty therapist? Which beauty skills would you like to improve?