Beauty Therapy Courses in Bridgend

Beauty in a Blink Training Academy

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About Us

Beauty in a Blink offers Beauty Therapy Courses for Bridgend and the surrounding areas.  Established in 2016 by Proprietor, Clare Williams, we are passionate about providing training solutions for salon owners and therapists.

After a number of years training and working in the Beauty Industry, I finally fulfilled my ambition and became a fully qualified Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician.  My dream however was to eventually launch my own Beauty Salon, and in 2016 ‘Beauty in a Blink’ Beauty Salon was proudly established.  To my delight, Beauty in a Blink quickly grew both in reputation and client base, and it very soon became apparent that I would need to relocate to bigger premises to meet the demand.

During my time running the busy salon, I became very keen to enter into the field of teaching beauty, as I very much enjoy client interaction and have a passion for my work which I wanted to share.  I therefore successfully completed my Teaching Qualification, and due to the high standard of my work and reputation within the industry, was offered a teaching post at the highly acclaimed ‘Cardiff Nail and Beauty School’ based in the Capital.

After many years of hard work and my thirst to further my knowledge, Beauty in a Blink has now grown into a very successful business with the recent launch of ‘Beauty In A Blink Training Academy’.  The Academy offers a wide range of beauty classes where I personally teach the skills and knowledge required to successfully start or grow your own business, depending on your individual circumstances.  I pride myself in providing a very friendly, approachable and professional atmosphere where you will learn your new skills to the very highest of industry standards.  As your Tutor, you can rest assured that I will be here to provide you with ongoing support and you are always welcome to contact me with any queries that may arise throughout your career as a beauty therapist.

On successful completion of your course you will receive your fully accredited certificate backed by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, a result of which being that you can then work in a professional capacity, and will also be able to obtain the appropriate insurance required.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you why Beauty In A Blink Training Academy is a cut above the rest, and will give you the edge in your business.


All beauty therapy courses with Beauty in a Blink are fully accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body, for membership and insurance purposes.  Guild Training International provides world class training courses in beauty, nails and holistic therapy.  Students who enrol on GTi courses are assured of the highest quality of theory and practical tuition.  Upon completion of each course, students will receive a GTi Award in their chosen discipline.

Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete these courses will vary depending on the speed at which you learn.  The number of case studies required also depends on each individual student.

All of our practical course prices include the GTi Professional Standards for Therapists course and essential Health & Safety courses (PPE and Barbicide) .  You will be prompted to complete these courses online after making a course purchase.

Before training with us you are required to be registered with the Guild of Beauty Therapists. You can register with them here.

GTi Student Membership allows you access to the GTi training courses you are enrolled for up to 3 months and includes a number of other online Guild services. It does not include insurance. Once you have completed your GTi training course you can save £25 when you upgrade to Full Guild membership with insurance.

  • Free and discounted Guild Training International (GTi) courses
  • 3 month Guild Gazette Magazine subscription worth £11.90
  • £25 when upgrading to Full Guild Membership
Once you have booked your training course and are registered with the Beauty Guild you will be able to complete theory modules for the course right away.
On completion of the online theory modules, a practical session code will be displayed on the final module – you will need to give us this code when you come for your practical training.
When you have successfully completed your practical training and have been passed by your tutor, a GTi certificate will be available for you to download or purchase.
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Beauty in a Blink Training Academy is also a LASHBASE Affiliate Training Academy, providing only the best high quality products in the industry.

Our Trainers

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Amie Phillips-Williams

Amie is an award-winning makeup artist (MUA) who has been in the industry for over 12 years.  She has experience in all areas of makeup, specialising in bridal.  Amie is fully qualified in all aspects of teaching makeup and holds a Professional Certificate in Education which enables her to teach to the highest standard and qualify others with a GTi award.  As well as makeup, Amie is a qualifed Holistic therapist and Nail Technician specialising in Acrylics.

Why Choose Beauty in a Blink Training Academy?

  • Accredited by the Beauty Guild, The UK’s Professional Trade Body For Beauty Therapists

  • Highly experienced, fully qualified professional trainers that will inspire you and guide you in the right direction

  • Small group classes held in a relaxed and friendly environment

  • Weekend and evening courses available

  • One to one training available (on request, a surcharge will apply)

  • Professional Standards for Therapist course included for FREE with every course

  • Group venue training

  • All courses are available 7 days a week and tailored to suit your individual needs

  • Training materials and handbooks included

  • Insurance approved training

  • Access to FREE Covid-19 Compliance courses

  • Trainers with extensive knowledge and experience in the beauty industry

  • No prior qualifications required

What Our Students Say

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I completed the gel manicure and pedicure course today with Clare.  Clare as a tutor was extremely helpful,  friendly and professional.
I am definitely booking in to do an eyebrow course and maybe lashes.
Natasha James
Fabulous course with Clare today, she has great knowledge and is very engaging and informative.   I would definitely recommend Beauty in a Blink Training Academy.
Sarah Evans

Highly recommend Clare at Beauty in a Blink Training Academy!  I booked on the Eyelash Extension course, Claire was amazing, she was very friendly and put you at ease.  Always happy to answer any questions and reassuring to know that you can still contact the Academy if you have any queries.  Thank you Clare x

Melvina Davies
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