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About Us

Established in 2007, The Norwich School of Beauty offer a range of intensive, professional hair, beauty, makeup, nails and lashes courses with fully accredited qualifications. Once you have enrolled on one of our courses, you will always be classed as part of the school.

We are a small, independent school conveniently based down Roundtree Way in Norwich which we moved into in September 2019, our specialist tutors teach the latest techniques, practices and theories from our fully-equipped classrooms.

Our school principal Sam, takes great pride in offering the highest quality training and the best qualifications within the industry, we want you to gain the most while learning with us.

In a fast-paced, ever-changing industry we’re always keeping up. Our tutors are fully qualified, passionate professionals who work within the industry. Up to date with the most advanced techniques, they’ll share a wealth of experience and knowledge with you. They develop minds and talents in a nurturing, engaging way, helping you achieve your full potential.

While you study with us, we’ll put you in touch with our existing network and share industry contacts freely. So when you leave you’ll have an address book full of useful names to help you launch your own career.

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Who's Who at The Norwich School of Beauty

Wendy Hook

Wendy teaches our Level 2 Beauty Diploma which includes manicure, pedicure, make up, facials, lash and brow tinting, eyebrow shaping and waxing and level 3 spa which includes massage, exfoliation, body wraps and manual tanning. Wendy has been teaching for ten years but still works as a beauty therapist doing treatments for pamper companies and has her own client base Wendy has an experienced therapist and decided train to teach so she could share her knowlege and passion of the beauty industry with others. Wendy has previously worked for Steiner Transocean Ltd working on a cruise ship sailing around the Caribbean as a spa therapist then for Clarins, one of the most respected skincare brands in the industry. Wendy has also worked in managerial roles for Aveda and Decleor.

In her free time, Wendy loves eating out and working out - a well balanced lifestyle!
Wendy added, the best advice to students who go on to train is to work just as hard outside of the classroom and those practice case studies which make a huge difference from being a good therapist to being a fantastic one!

Kelly Coles

Kelly teaches Level 2 Make up and assists in the Level 3 Fashion & Photographic makeup course. Kelly has worked for the Norwich School of Beauty for nearly 3 years but also alongside with her husband runs an internet retail business in Marsham as well as doing wedding, occasion and prom make ups. Back in 2015, Kelly was a stay at home mum after being made redundant from an executive position at large telecoms company. Kelly wanted to take control of her own future and learn something new. Kelly had always had a great passion for all things make up, constantly watching you tube tutorials and trying to teach myself various techniques and started looking for career opportunities. Kelly said "I looked online and the first and only website I looked at was the Norwich school of beauty. I made the call that day and signed up for the Level 2 make up course. Before even starting the course I knew I was going to really enjoy it and half way through my level 2, I signed up for the fashion and photographic course. On completing the courses I worked on several photo shoots and was able to be part of Norwich fashion week. Working with brides on their wedding day to get them ready and completing make up has been a highlight for me. "
Kelly then was given the opportunity at the school to be a tutoring assistant. Kelly said "I was thrilled, I was able to continue to learn from more experienced members of the team but also knew I could help the students as I had been in their exact position as a student myself. Then to be asked to complete a teacher training course and become a tutor for Level 2 make up was the icing on the cake." Kelly said its fabulous to see many students that she has taught have gone on to have their own successful make up business working on photo shoots and having their work published in magazines. Kelly loves spending time with her family, taking her dog for walks in the woods or on the beach. Kelly also added she loves a bit of retail therapy and although I don't really have the opportunity these days I still love to dance as I used to be a Latin and Ballroom dance teacher! Kelly added to anyone considering training to 'Be the best version of you!'

Susan Rose

Susan assists in Beauty Therapy classes at The Norwich School of Beauty. Susan, when she's not assisting runs her own business called Beauty By Susan Rose. Susan runs her business from a salon room in the centre of Norwich with an established client base but also work with oganisations that help women and the elderly. Susan previously worked in catering and wanted a change and a new challenge and joined the Norwich School of Beauty and qualified as a beautician in level 2 and 3. Susan loves to embrace life and finds people watching fascinating! Susan once auditioned to be in the Da Vinci code and has a degree in drama! Susan's outlook on life is "all things are possible".

Louise Smith

Louise has been teaching the eyelash extensions and spray tanning courses at the school for the last few years. Louise also works as a part-time self-employed beauty therapist when she's not teaching or being mum! Louise qualified as a beauty therapist in 1998 and went on to work in salons around Norwich before going self employed in 2008.
Louise first started as a mobile therpist and then onto solid ground and worked from a room 2 days a week. Louise also worked one day a week photographers doing make-up before going full time in Norwich in 2013 running a very successful business. Louise holds NVQ level 1,2 &3 in Beauty Therapy and the CIDESCO international beauty qualification Louise loves to dance and has competed in a dance competition in japan with my group and came 2nd! Louise's always says to students, "if at first you don’t succeed try try again!" as no-one ever 'masters' lash application the very first time they try!!

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