I completed my Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 and 3 qualifications in 2001. During my studies I also worked in beauty salons in Ebbw Vale and completed work experience at a 5* Spa in Newport. I came to Claire Price Beauty Clinic in October 2000, while in my second year of study. Whilst here I have trained in Guinot, Clarins, CACI, St Tropez, Creative Nails, OPI Nails, Crystal Clear and IPL treatments.
In 2009 I decided I would like to share my knowledge with students starting their career in Beauty Therapy, so I began a PGCE teaching qualification in further education. I worked for Coleg Gwent teaching Beauty Therapy while also working at Claire Price Beauty Clinic.
In 2014 I left to teach Beauty Therapy in Cardiff, which I found extremely rewarding. While here I taught level 1, 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy and also anatomy and physiology.
I found this a great experience but I missed the hands-on experience with clients, so in 2016 I returned to Claire Price Beauty Clinic as Salon Manager. I have watched the business grow since 2000 and to come back felt like I had returned home.
I have recently started studying A Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy at Aberdare College. Facials and massage are the treatments I most enjoy, and I hope to begin these in the salon once I am fully trained.