Today we will be speaking with Kirsty Kirkham, one of our lecturers here at ACBT!
Please write a little about yourself and what you do at ACBT.
I work at the college between lecturing and student clinic. I love this variation and the skill set to teach across the Beauty curriculum, educating our therapists of the future while sharing my knowledge and passion of this industry, whilst teaching quality practice and high standards
When did you become interested in the beauty therapy industry?
I became interested in the beauty industry from a really young age at school. I couldn’t choose between Beauty Therapy or Teaching, so I thought why not do both?
What’s your favourite treatment to perform and what’s your favourite treatment to receive?
I love to perform all aspects of facials and body treatments. The difference and impact you can make to someone’s skin with the correct delivery of education, regular treatments and a manageable home care routine can be so rewarding. In addition, there’s nothing better than a client arriving and seeing the difference when they leave after having a well performed body treatment. With being 8 months pregnant at the moment, I love spoiling myself by having various pregnancy treatments around Perth and using lots of Clarins products during this stage as well.
What do you like about being a lecturer?
I love watching students grow and develop into true professionals with all the new skills that they learn. Seeing their confidence grow throughout the terms and the year when working on clients and gaining first hand feedback.
Favourite beauty industry product?
Ella Bache Great Face Tan gives a gorgeous, subtle, healthy glow all year round!
What is your biggest achievement in the beauty industry?
Setting career progression goals which saw me first teaching in the UK at 25 years old with a Degree in teaching and also recently travelling extensively throughout Australia as guest speaker for Ella Bache.
Why do you think that ACBT is the best place in Perth to study Beauty Therapy?
All of the lecturers and support staff care about each student and the journey that they have with us. The team has an extensive range of experience and knowledge which we love to share to ensure our therapists of the future are set up and ready to achieve each and everything that they wish for.