Lockdown has given us all plenty of time to get around to projects that we’ve always wanted to start. This was the case for Alana Forrest and Sammy MacDonald who had always wanted to start beauty training. During lockdown, they created the Aberdeen Academy of Beauty Therapy. They strive to raise the beauty industry standards by providing a range of specialist beauty courses. Each course is taught by industry professionals who specialise in that area of expertise, ensuring that students receive the best training possible. We spoke to the two award-winning salon-owners about the academy and the courses they offer.
We are all looking forward to our Business Bootcamp in April, which will be the first of its kind in Aberdeen. The Bootcamp is an opportunity for salon owners and beauty therapists to level up their business skills. We spoke to Ryan Power, beauty business coach and best-selling author, who will be speaking at the event. Ryan’s positive and upbeat approach to marketing advice provides plenty of motivation and energy to boost your business forward.
Every industry is feeling the pressure put on us by the pandemic, the beauty industry being one of them. With salons and spas closed over lockdown and many people facing unemployment, these are uncertain times for everyone. But what about beauty training? How are trainee stylists, make-up artists and nail technicians coping with lockdown?