Beautifying Bracknell in time for Christmas

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Beautifying Bracknell in time for Christmas

08 October 2014

Beauty Therapy students held a pre-Christmas pamper event this week, offering relaxing treatments before the rush of the Christmas season.

The students ran the event from the ‘Harmony Hair and Beauty Salon’, giving them experience of running a beauty salon ensuring timings, costing and levels of customer service were met. 

Beauty Therapy Lecturer Hillary Tully, oversaw the proceedings:

“For the students to organise events like these means they are preparing for the workplace, improving their employability skills and standards of customer care. It also means they are able to enhance specific skills such as time-keeping, budgeting and working under pressure.

“The students have done a great job overall and it’s been a real learning curve for them. The event went smoothly and the students completed around 80 treatments in 3 hours.”

Lynne Insley, 59, Sunninghill, is a regular attendee of the Harmony salon:

“I had a facial followed by a pedicure today and both were very relaxing. I believe it’s important to support the students and give them a variety of ages and skins to practice on, as that is what they will see when they are working in salons.

“With the students being so professional and the prices of the treatments so reasonable, I don’t feel I’d get a better service from a high street salon.”

Anu Srivastava, 48, Finchampstead, booked in with the salon for an Indian Head massage:

“It was absolutely divine; I didn’t want it to end.”

The students also practised their hosting skills by providing refreshments throughout the evening including mince pies, chocolate treats and bucks fizz to keep the Christmas feeling flowing.

 

Kerri Townsend, Beauty Therapy student, found that the event taught her some valuable lessons:

“Time management has been a big realisation for me, making sure that appointments don’t over run and that there’s no double bookings. Also it has shown me how problem solving and quick thinking is essential because when problems come along you have to deal with them there and then.’

If you would like to find out more information about our Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing courses please visit http://www.bracknell.ac.uk/ or call 0845 330 3343.

To book an appointment in the Harmony salon call 01344 766269.

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