ASPIRING beauty therapists no longer have to travel to East London or Port Elizabeth to learn the skills as Adelina Snyman has opened a new beauty academy at Charisma A, Rosehill Mall, and will provide certified training right here in Port Alfred.
“It is really a three year course, but certificates are handed out each year as each course is completed,” said Snyman, who believes this initiative should provide career opportunities in town.
“Each year can be treated as a course on its own. The first year is all about skin care and includes facials, waxes, peels and much more.
“The second year is all about the body and includes massage and exercise and the third year takes you through the business side of beauty therapy.”
The course is certified by the South African Association of Health and Skincare Professionals (SAAHSP) and Snyman is currently in discussions with the British City and Guilds institution to have the certification internationally recognised.
“We are also able to provide individual courses for those who just want to learn about a specific therapy, such as nails or makeup,” she said. “What is more important is that this is the only beauty academy on the Sunshine Coast, so we are anticipating a lot of people will be interested in enrolling for the course.”
Snyman went on to say that training would be conducted at Charisma A and trainees might be employed by Charisma A at the successful completion of the course. “Of course, with these qualifications the new therapist can work anywhere in the country and, when certification is approved, anywhere else in the world,” she said.
For more information about Adelina’s Beauty Academy, call Charisma A on (046) 624-8286.