I was very nervous about making a career change and didn’t know where to start. I spoke with Lisa Marie who is very approachable and understanding. I have just completed my VCTC Level 2 Holistic Facial Course and i am over the moon. So much so I have now started my Level 3 VTCT Swedish Massage Course and again nervous but Lisa Marie is patient and supports me to go at my own pace. I would highly recommend , Lisa Marie is professional and the facilities are excellent and so are the workbooks and manuals
— Marylin Read
I just finished my Level 3 Sports with Holistic Beauty Academy. If you fancy beautiful and relaxed learning environment, thats a place to be. Cosidering my circumstances, tutors where very flexible and extremely professional-although strict and demanding only the maximum effort. I definitely will come back for another course in the future.
— Veronika Mossov
I have just completed a VTCT course in Facials. The course was structured to meet my needs with regards to timing, and I found Lisa-Marie extremely knowledgeable. She teaches well, and is on hand in person and online for questions, and support. Highly recommend training at HBA
— Kathryn Witts
Holistic Beauty Academy treatment, hot stone massage

Our Ethos

When studying with us, you won’t just be a student number on a name tag.

We pride ourselves on being a small and personable learning centre that offers a totally different experience to students from colleges and traditional beauty schools. We offer a far more personalized service that takes your needs and specific areas of interest into account.

We believe that small-group learning is essential for in-depth knowledge

You will get an industry approved qualification when you study with us but you will also get to experience our small-group learning environment which allows every student to have plenty of one-to-one learning time with the teacher. This approach makes it considerably more enjoyable for the student and the teacher and helps them to develop a personal relationship.

We know that everyone can learn new skills with the right support

Learning new skills isn’t always easy, especially if you haven’t studied for some time, and we understand that this can be daunting. However, we support each student that crosses our threshold to the best of our ability, and send them back out of the classroom with the confidence to practice their new skills and carve out their dream career.

We adapt our courses and timings to suit your needs whenever possible

We all understand the complications involved in juggling work and family commitments. Adding studying into the mix can make things even more complicated, but by choosing to study with Holistic Beauty Academy, you will get an excellent teaching experience, plus reap the benefit of selecting an institution that prides itself on flexibility wherever possible for it’s students.

Study with us and enjoy our tranquil learning center in the countryside

We have a dedicated training space that is in a very quiet area just outside of Reading. You can study in a peaceful and tranquil learning center that is tailor made for teaching.


About Your Teacher

Lisa Marie Hawtin has over 25 years experience in the beauty industry. She has incredible passion for the opportunities it holds for new beauty technicians and make-up artists and has taken a huge amount of pleasure in working with her students over the past few years.

Having worked and taught for big names in the industry such as Estee Lauder, Daniel Sandler’s personal team based at Harrods, Nirvana Spa, The Dorchester and The Four Seasons, she knew it was time to start her own venture. Holistic Beauty Academy was always at the back of her mind and developing a new business seemed like an excellent challenge .

Lisa Marie began teaching make-up on a one-to-one basis many years ago and loved the opportunities it gave her to work with really passionate people. Progressing to teach beauty treatments seemed like a logical step as it meant getting to use her many years of expertise. This step led to amazing jobs in the spa industry and eventually, to opening Holistic Beauty Academy.

Becoming a business owner as well as a teacher has been incredibly rewarding for Lisa Marie and she is so grateful for all the support friends and family have given her over the years. This support was invaluable and strengthened her belief that the best way for the majority of people to learn is by having a supportive and flexible working environment that suits their individual needs.

“I have limitless amount of passion for the beauty industry. It has given me wonderful opportunities and experiences over the years and my career has been something I am incredibly proud of. After starting Holistic Beauty Academy, I have been so touched and awed by my students. I look forward to teaching more aspiring holistic beauty therapists and make-up artists and watching as their careers progress and develop.”