A Beauty Therapy School you can trust
At The Southern School of Beauty Therapy, we provide a range of exceptional courses in Beauty. Get in touch today for more information or to book.
About The Southern School of Beauty Therapy
Our spacious and well-equipped school is based in Denmead, a small village near Waterlooville in Hampshire, just 5 minutes from Junction 3 of the A3M. We have ample free parking and we are about one hour from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. To view our location, please view our contact page.
We have a maximum of 6 students (no more than 4 on some courses) to ensure you get individual attention.
Our aim at The Southern School of Beauty Therapy is to ensure that you really enjoy your learning experience with us, and when you leave at the end of the day, you should feel confident to start practising your new skills.
Occasionally we are unable to issue a certificate. If this does happen then you are welcome back on the next course with no extra charge to watch the demo and have another go at the practical. (Space permitting: You would need to check availability).
We offer a full back-up service, so that if you should have any problems at any time after completing your course, you may always contact us for help and advice.
Meet the team
Justin (Director) – Operations Manager & Business Development
An excellent people manager, communicator and team player.
Justin uses all these skills to develop good relationships with customers and staff. Justin has 16 years of management experience in the
leisure, hair & beauty, hospitality and education industries.
Danielle (Director) – Qualified Beauty Therapist
Danielle’s friendly personality and her knowledge of beauty therapy makes her an excellent point of contact to provide information advice and guidance on products and services.
Eden – Personal Assistant
A reliable and diligent person that supports the senior management team in all aspects of the business.
Our team of knowledgeable and friendly instructors
Karen – Instructor
Karen teaches Cosmetic Make-Up and Bridal Make-Up.
Karen trained over 20 years ago as a beauty therapist at Champneys Health Farm and got a good grounding in the world of beauty working in various salons and health clubs throughout London. Having decided that make up was her vocation she did her apprenticeship working as an assistant at London Fashion week and on numerous pop promos and fashion shoots.
Karen has since gone on to work for magazines, fashion shows, celebrity shoots and travelled the world using her skills. Karen has taught at the London College of Fashion, and currently teaches photographic make-up at a private London make-up school. Karen also runs a successful business providing hair and make-up teams for events.
Zasha – Instructor
Zasha teaches Acrylic Extensions, Gel Extensions and Nail Art.
Zasha worked as a dental nurse for 14 years, but after a lifetime interest in nails, qualified with VTCT as a nail technician in 2007.
Zasha set up her own salon – Flash as Nails, which through word of mouth grew to the business she has today with over 400 clients. She is now in the position of having to take on staff to cope with the ever expanding business, but luckily still finds time to come and teach at SSBT. Zasha completed her teacher training in 2010. She is passionate about all things nails, and has a natural ability to pass on her wealth of experience and knowledge in a down to earth and friendly manner..
Jennie – Instructor
Jennie teaches Reflexology, Body Massage, Hot Stones Massage , Indian Head Massage, Intimate Waxing, Lash and Brows, Brow Enhancement, Gel Polish, Facials and Manicure & Pedicure.
Jennie’s journey within the beauty industry began as a student at The Southern School of Beauty Therapy. Having obtained her VTCT qualifications in both beauty therapy and massage, she set herself up in a home-based treatment room, which she continues to run today. Always keen to acquire new skills, she widened her knowledge further by training in Advanced Waxing, plus various branded training such as Artistic, Gelish, 3D brows etc. and then later spent time in France enhancing her skills in a bi-lingual capacity, under the watchful eye of a beauty mentor during a short internship.
Ever passionate and determined to try and ‘put something back’ Jennie qualified as an instructor and has now come full circle, returning to the Southern School of Beauty as a trainer, imparting her knowledge and experience to new and returning students.
Alex – Instructor
Alex teaches Lash Lifting, Waxing, Spray Tanning
and Classic Eyelash Extensions.
Alex qualified in 2002 from Basingstoke College in beauty therapy and hairdressing, then in 2009 completed her teaching qualifications. After leaving college Alex worked in various local salons, and built up her own very successful salon which she still runs today, in between managing her growing young family.
Alex has a fun and enthusiastic manner and has a great understanding of what is needed to work in a fast paced, commercial environment, which she manages to pass on to our students during training.