Are you studying a Beauty Therapy course at South Downs Campus in September? If so, you’re in the right place!
We have put together the following ‘Getting Ahead’ work to help you prep for your course over the summer.
We look forward to you starting College with us soon!
While on your course next year, you will be carrying out manicure, pedicure and nail art treatments. To enable you to carry out professional and safe treatments on your client, you need to know about the nail and what affects its growth rate and how we as therapists can help this.
Complete the questions and create a nail art design of your choice using this template.
The below videos are of the types of nail art techniques you will be learning on the course next year. Can you recreate any of these at home?
Did you know? Shridhar Chillal, from Maharashtra, India holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest fingernails on one hand. If you were to add up the length of each fingernail on Shridhar’s left hand, the total length is 909.6 cm – that’s almost 10 metres long! He stopped cutting his fingernails in 1952, so he has been growing his nails for over 60 years!
Whilst on your course, our aim is to teach you the skills that you will need to become a professional Beauty Therapist and support you in achieving your qualification. You will learn about the function of our skin, different skin types and conditions that affect the skin.
What type of skin do you have?
Present your findings in whatever form you want. Remember to include images. Does your skin fit with any one of those descriptions?
How to Know Your Skin Type
Treating Oily Skin with Surface Dehydration
Did you know?
Beauty Therapy has progressed tremendously throughout the years and, with new technology ever-emerging, we are a fast-paced and innovative industry. Historically, different cultures used different natural products to enhance beauty. Have a go at the task below to explore the interesting evolution of Beauty Therapy.
For this task, you need to produce fact sheets explaining how Beauty Therapy has evolved through the ages and within different ethnic cultures.
You should base your work around the following cultures:
Please include the following information for each culture:
The below videos are a taste of some of the treatments you will come across in your research, although there are many more to discover.
Did you know? Kohl liner was associated with the Egyptians and was regularly used in ritual. Egyptians also exaggerated their eyes with bold liner in respect of the gods, as they believed it possessed magical properties in providing protection from diseases and warded off the Evil Eye.
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Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.Conor Ward, BTEC student
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