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Holistic Beauty Academy specializes in running VTCT approved holistic beauty courses, inspiring the next generation of beauty therapists, holistic therapists and makeup artists. Based in Shinfield, near Reading, we operate out of purpose-built training rooms that offer students a peaceful space in which to learn new skills and gain confidence. We aren’t like any other beauty school or college and students will find that our ethos focuses on their individual needs in a way many courses don’t.

With one of our dedicated and experienced teachers by your side, you won’t be able to stop yourself from absorbing new knowledge and skills.


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VTCT approved course centre, Holistic Beauty Academy

We offer a wide range of courses to suit all levels of ability. If you are a complete beginner, we will be with you throughout your journey to becoming an established beauty therapist or make-up artist. If you already have some experience but want to acquire new skills or get a deeper understanding of a certain practice, we will help hone your abilities with our more advanced courses.

“Holistic Beauty Academy provides a friendly, professional atmosphere, with lots of hands-on work and online support when you aren’t even there. Looking forward to putting it into practice!”

Aachi Patel 

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We understand that learning new skills can be difficult so we pride ourselves on being incredibly supportive throughout your learning journey. We also aim to be as flexible as possible so you can fit your studying around any other commitments. We have very small class sizes so you will get the attention you need and our dedicated learning environment is a tranquil haven. We want to you succeed and be the best you can be and our ethos will help you achieve your dream career.

“The course has been excellent and very flexible to my needs”

Marylin Read

Lisa Marie Hawtin - Holistic Beauty Academy

Lisa Marie Hawtin has been working in the beauty industry for many years, training and educating people at various different stages of their careers. As a teacher, she prides herself on providing in-depth, industry approved courses in a small group setting, giving each student as much personal attention as they want. With Lisa Marie as a teacher, you will find it hard not to absorb the knowledge you need to progress.

“Lisa Marie Hawtin is an inspirational trainer, is very organised and structured and a great communicator.”

Ann Costello , Spa Director (Dorchester Collection )