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What are our CIDESCO Graduates up to?

We are often asked by those interested in our CIDESCO course, what are our graduates doing now? What career can you get into with a CIDESCO qualification? 

So, to answer these questions and show you the potential careers you can pursue, we’ve caught up with two of our CIDESCO graduates. Sanfred, who is running her own salon as a CIDESCO graduate and Amelia who is now working at a luxury spa, Calcot Manor Spa Hotel. These graduates are currently thriving in their chosen enterprises, and we couldn’t be more proud of their achievements.

Sanfred Sarpong, CIDESCO Graduate: Graduated March 2020

Cidesco Graduate Sanfred

What course did you study at The London School of Beauty & Make-Up, and why did you decide to take the course?

I studied CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma & Spa program at LSBM and my reason for choosing that course was because of how entailed/intense the course was. Also, knowing that it is the most prestigious beauty qualification in the world was something anyone entering the beauty would go for.

What are you doing now as a career? What are your future career ambitions?

I’m currently running my own Salon, Makeup and Spa nestled in the heart of Accra, Ghana. I have also branched into Permanent Makeup, where I specialise in ombré brows, semi-permanent lip blush and lashes. Aesthetics is so popular at the moment, everyone wants their skin to look better than skin. My future career ambition is to own one of the biggest/most successful beauty schools here in Ghana (West Africa) and excel more in the field I’m currently in. 

How did you find your course? What were your best bits?

I did my research very well before deciding on the CIDESCO course. After all, I had to leave Ghana to come and study in the UK for a year. If it wasn’t worth it, I wouldn’t have thought twice about aborting the mission. Of all my findings, LSBM was the one for me and the best decision I ever made. 

What were your course tutors like? 

I had the best tutors ever, to be honest. Nira was one of my favourites. Sumi gave me a bit of a tough time, but I knew she had our interest at heart and wanted us all to put in our best. 

What is your favourite part of your current job?

I can’t pinpoint one thing over the other because I love everything that comes with my job. I’m also my own boss and have about 7 employees, who are all working hard for my company. What more could I wish for lol. 

Would you recommend The London School of Beauty & Make-Up to someone interested in studying beauty therapy?

I have recommended LSBM to many people, especially from my country (Ghana). They keep sending me DM’s to know whether or not my study in the UK was worth it, the procedure I went through with my visa application before entering LSBM etc. 

What would your advice be to someone looking at starting a career/course in beauty therapy? 

There’s a saying, “Hard work beats talent any day where talent fails to work hard.” My advice will simply be to WORK HARD!

If you’re looking to start a career/course in beauty therapy, go for it. With anything you put your mind to, put in hard work, dedication, effort, and success will be the outcome. Firstly, do your research very well and put in the effort and hard work during and after studying.

Keep up with Sanfred?

If you’re interested in keeping up with Sanfred’s work as a beauty therapist and semi-permanent makeup artist, then follow her on Instagram!

To keep up with her Semi-permanent Makeup looks: @sannysmakeup or @precise_ombrebrowsbysanny

For her salon page, you can follow her @sannys_b_parlour

Amelia Best, CIDESCO Graduate: Graduated August 2019

Cidesco Graduate Amelia

What course did you study at The London School of Beauty & Make-Up, and why did you decide to take the course?

I studied the CIBTAC/CIDESCO course.

What are you doing now as a career? What are your future career ambitions?

I started my career on the cruise lines and gradually moved to superyachts, working mainly in the Mediterranean. Now, I’m working as a spa therapist in an award-winning luxury spa hotel located in the heart of the Cotswolds, called CalCot Manor Spa Hotel. I hope to become a senior therapist and then work my way up to become a spa manager. Who knows, I might even open a spa in the future! I would like to focus my career more on the facials side as this is the area I am most interested in. 

How did you find your course? What were your best bits?

I found the CIBTAC course very intense, there was a lot of information to learn and routines to follow. You get the hang of it after a while. With the CIDESCO course, I found this one a little bit more relaxed. I loved the focus on the spa and holistic side, it was one of my highlights.

What were your course tutors like? 

My course tutors, Trisha and Ellie were the best tutors I could hope for. They look out for you and encourage you. It was a very supportive network, even after I left the academy, help and advice is always on hand.

What is your favourite part of your current job?

What I love about my position is meeting new clients and building a connection with them to make them feel relaxed and safe. I love making a difference and giving them the best treatment possible. This is how you get your regulars.

Would you recommend The London School of Beauty & Make-Up to someone interested in studying beauty therapy?

Yes, it’s fast pace and intense, but you come out with good knowledge and qualifications that are recognised internationally.

What would your advice be to someone looking at starting a career/course in beauty therapy?

All I can advise is, to increase your knowledge in all aspects of the industry. Do some of your own research, this really helped me. Do a course that involves lots of different beauty treatments as you may prefer one thing to another. Sometimes, we think we know what we want and really enjoy but it’s not always the case, for example, I always thought I would be more into nails, but I now prefer facials. The most important thing I would say is to have passion.

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Thank you to both Sanfred and Amelia for taking the time to answer questions for interested students. We hope this will help those of you who want to know what doors a CIDESCO qualification can open.

CIDESCO International Beauty Therapy Diploma

If you’re reading this blog, you are probably already very aware of what you can learn in the course. However, for those who aren’t, head to the course page to find out more. CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Course Page.

We highly recommend the CIDESCO diploma for those of you looking for a fully comprehensive beauty qualification you can take anywhere in the world.

If you would like more information about how our CIDESCO course could kickstart your career in the beauty industry, get in contact today. You can call us on 0203 966 8690 or email us at admission@beauty-school.co.uk.

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