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A Man in the Mix

A Man in the Mix

If you think beauty therapy training is only for women then think again. Self-proclaimed class clown Chris Mitchell stands out from the crowd at Elite International School of Beauty and Spa Therapies

Originally from the airline industry, Chris made the decision to study at Elite at the beginning of 2014 to pursue his goal of becoming a beauty therapist. Chris explains that Elite came out at the top of the list of training providers after researching online, talking to industry experts and doing a tour of the campus.

“Elite seemed the most open about accepting a mature, male student… they made it too easy.”

He says Elite courses involve both theory and practical classes and there is also an expectation that students achieve a set number of industry hours through in-house client days or real world experience. For his part, he appreciates the high skill level which his tutors bring to the table.

“You can’t put a price on the experience obtained through industry experts … the tutors have a huge amount of knowledge outside the standard framework which is invaluable.”

His best advice for anyone considering beauty therapy as a career path is to “do your research, come in to the campus, and experience a client day. It’s not just makeup and nails.”

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