As beauty schools go in Scotland, The Scottish Beauty School is one of the most established and long-standing. Opened in June 2004 by Glasgow-based Liz Klineberg, some 8000 students have its completed beauty courses. And with courses in everything from acrylic nails and gel overlays to waxing and spray tanning, the school is the ideal springboard for those looking to enter the beauty industry in Scotland.
The school’s founder, Liz has 40 years of experience in the industry from operating and running her own salon to opening The Scottish Beauty School and over that time Liz has seen how the beauty world has changed. She says,
“It is now a lot easier to enter this industry as there is more demand for therapists who specialise in certain areas of beauty and nails and the variety of treatments that are now available. Over the years, beauty has now become accessible to everyone male and female. Owing to our current lifestyle and fast working pace everyone loves to be pampered and have that special time out and feel good factor. It used to be that you had to travel south of the border for training and certain treatments. Now, we have everything to offer here in Scotland with some of the best spas in the UK.”
Now, Liz, the school’s Principal Kay McDade and the 16 strong team are teaching beauty hopefuls on a wide variety of subjects.The school also includes a Nail Education training department, which is run by Liz’s daughter Toni, well recognised within the nail inductry and with her own range of nail art and nail products.
It might be hard work and a competitive industry but working as a beautician also offers the chance to be your own boss. And to be the best, it’s all about loving what you do. Liz says,
“A lot of our students are now running their own salons or a working as mobile therapists / working within beauty salons and spas, cruise liners, working as reps for beauty companies and in department stores advising on skin care and make-up, working as lecturers in colleges. A great makeup artist and therapist is someone who loves what they are doing who is totally committed to her or his profession and who continues to develop her skills to the highest level; a therapist who is also a people person.”
To find out more about The Scottish Beauty School and the courses, head to www.thescottishbeautyschool.co.uk