ELLIE TONEVA

VTCT Level 3 & 4 Lecturer

What courses do you teach here at LSBM?

I teach the Level 3 on a Saturday and the Level 4 LASER & IPL courses.

What did you study and where?

I studied my VTCT Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy Diplomas right here at The London School of Beauty & Make-up. I also completed the post graduate CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma here at the school. The school has been around for so long that students who studied at the school over 10 years ago are now coming back to teach after doing their time in the industry. 

What inspired you to go into education and teach at LSBM?

I went into education after a long career as a therapist, I want to help the next generation of therapists be trained to the required standards and be 100% industry ready after graduation. I feel that our on-site commercial salon also plays a huge part in this.

I wanted to come back and work at the school where I studied, as I strongly believe in the standards of education that LSBM promotes and provides. I know this first hand as a previous student.

What are your career highlights?

Gaining my CIDESCO qualification and working closely with the Awarding Bodies to make sure our standards and practices are kept high. I have also been very privileged to go out to Beirut and train the therapists for the new Urban Retreat Salon at the Aishti centre. I trained the therapists in CACI International and Laser.


What is your area of expertise?

Advanced Aesthetics - I love Laser, IPL, Chemical Peels and Spa-training.


What is your Beauty Motto?

Inner Beauty should be the most important part of improving ones self.