Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy salons are located on both the Dartford and Gravesend campuses.
They are open most weekdays and on selected evenings to offer a comprehensive range of hairdressing and beauty therapy treatments and services to the general public.
Our students provide all of the services as part of their training. They work under the supervision of their lecturers to gain valuable experience in a realistic salon environment.
Please note: As all work is carried out under supervision there may be delays in stages of the service being checked. This is a vital process for the student which allows development and assessment, as such you should allow more time that normally expected in a High street salon.
Any service is completed at the discretion of the lecturer. If they make a professional judgment that for whatever reason the service you have booked for cannot be carried out you will be offered an alternative service whenever possible.
Please note that not all students are qualified yet to carry out all of the services offered. As a result, some services will only be available at restricted times.
Beauty Therapy Treatments include:
Manicures and Pedicures
A must for well groomed hands and feet. The nails are filed, the cuticles are conditioned with a relaxing massage and nails are painted in a colour of your choice. For a more luxurious manicure and pedicure a paraffin wax treatment is included, excellent for dry skin and any joint problems.
A highly effective way of removing hair from the eyebrows, lip and chin, underarm, bikini line and leg area of the body. Effective for approx 4 to 6 weeks.
An extremely relaxing manual massage treatment involving the whole body to relieve stress in the muscles. An oil or cream can be used.
A firm mechanical massage excellent for helping breakdown stubborn fat and aids the dispersal of cellulite.
A relaxing facial consisting of a thorough cleanse of the skin using steam, a massage with Aromatherapy oils over the whole face and neck area. A mask is then applied according to your skin type. This treatment will also include a consultation and advice on the Dermalogica skin care range to use at home.
Specialised Luxury Electrical Facial
This specialised facial will include a safe electrical treatment to give a deeper cleanse. It will rejuvenate tired skin and in some cases the use of a Faradic machine will help to tone muscles. This includes a relaxing facial massage and application of an appropriate mask for you skin type.
A mechanical massage using suction pressure which is excellent to aiding the removal of excess fluid and toxins from the body.
Galvanic pads are applied to the skin incorporating special gels to aid with the breakdown of stubborn cellulite. A highly effective treatment, which is also used as a deep cleansing treatment and rejuvenating treatment for the face.
A passive exercise treatment using a safe electrical current to stimulate resulting in toned muscles. This can also be used as a muscle toning treatment on the face.
The only permanent way of removing unwanted hair on either the face or the body by killing the root of the hair. Disposable needles, and protective gloves and sterile conditions are observed.
Cleanse and make up
The skin is cleansed, toned and moisturised and either a day or evening make up is applied and expert advise given on the correct make up colours for you.
Eyelash / Eyebrow tinting
A special tint is applied to the lashes and brows to darken and enhance the areas and this also eliminates the need for mascara. A patch test is required 24 hrs prior to each treatment.
Either individual or strip lashes are applied to lengthen, thicken and
between 4 - 6 weeks. a patch test is required 24 hrs prior to each treatment.
We are proud to use the professional products supplied by the Dermal Institute and are able to retail to our clients after a detailed consultation, and recommended the correct skin care routine Dermalogica products are used by our Therapists who have been intensively trained by the Dermal Institute and are always updating their knowledge.
Dermalogica range includes facial and body products, and they do NOT contain any of the following:
- Lanolin - which can cause an allergic reaction
- Mineral oil - which blocks the skin causing blackheads
- S.D Alcohol - very drying to the skin
- Artificial Colours/perfumes - these sensitise the skin
- Artificial preservative - can cause irritation