Training and competence statement.
All our beauty therapists are fully qualified in their fields of expertise. When joining the salon all therapists undergo assessment and if needed will be given development training. As well as proficiency with providing treatments they must fully understand and comply with all our procedures for health and safety matters including hygiene.
They also need to complete and successfully pass specific product provider training. After this they still need to be assessed as competent by the studio before being allowed to provide unsupervised treatments.
To find out more about each therapist, just click their name below; click their name again to hide their details.
Christina has twenty plus years experience in alternative therapies. She is qualified in Remedial or Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Stone Massage Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Prior to opening the salon she had experience as a manager of an aromatherapy retailer in Brighton and then as an account manager for Clarins. She also has experience working with osteopaths and chiropractors.
Natalie, our head therapist, started with Head To Toe in December 2008. She qualified at NVQ level 2 and 3 in beauty therapy at Brighton City College. After college she worked for just over a year in a beauty studio in Hove where she gained an excellent grounding. She has also successfully completed the company training with CACI, Dermalogica, Elemis, Jane Iredale, and Jessica Nails.
Nicole is a senior therapist and started with us in June 2013. She studied and qualified for her NVQ Levels 2 & 3 at the Central Sussex College in Crawley in 2011 after which she started working as a beauty therapist in a Spa at Gatwick Airport. She has completed training with CACI, Dermalogica, Elemis, Jane Iredale, and Jessica Nails. Amongst many other things she has also completed a specialist intimate waxing.
Jade started with Head To Toe in April 2016 and in recognition of the effort and responsibility she took on from the start was promoted to senior beauty therapist from October 2017. She qualified at NVQ level 2 and 3 in beauty therapy at Central Sussex College in 2013. Before joining us she gained three years experience at salons and a spa in Crawley & Horsham. She has completed training with CACI, Dermalogica, Jane Iredale, Jessica Nails and is a specialist in intimate waxing.
Georgina started with Head To Toe in December 2016 as a trainee. She qualified at NVQ levels 2 & 3 in June 2017 in beauty therapy at Brighton & Hove City College. She completed her product training in Dermalogica, Jane Iredale and Jessica Nails before becoming permanent and full-time from July 2017. She is proving an excellent, hardworking, bubbly member of the team and already very popular with clients – a great career beckons.
Michelle started as a trainee with Head To Toe in March 2004. She qualified at NVQ level 2 and 3 in beauty therapy at Lewes Sussex Downs College. During her NVQ level 2 training she was runner up student of the year and during her second year NVQ level 3 was the student of the year. She also represented her college in a regional beauty competition qualifying first for the national finals – she finished 5th out of 28 finalists. More recently we were all pleased when Michelle won the 2007 Matis London & South East Regional Beauty Therapist of the Year award. She has also successfully completed the company training with CACI, Dermalogica, Electrolysis, Jane Iredale, Jessica Nails, and St Tropez.
She left after 10 years to have a baby. She has since restarted on a part-time basis as a senior therapist.