estelle bentham - the academy of beauty therapy

Estelle Bentham

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Principal, Assessor & IQA

I qualified to an International standard in 1989 with a leading school of beauty and gained valuable experience from a private salon, within a well known London hospital.


This was followed by successfully attaining a position in Europe’s most exclusive and prestigious beauty salon Harrod's in London’s Knightsbridge.


To further my career, I spent the next five years travelling on the world’s largest cruise liners, progressing from beauty therapist, to manager, trainer and finally supervising new vessels being launched. With the exception of one gap year in which I joined the Phillip Wain Health & Beauty Spa Management Team, in launching there Super Club in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.


On my return to England I pursued the training path and joined the teaching teams at Chichester College of Technology, Southampton City College and Basingstoke College of Technology. After five years and once in the position of Co-ordinator I opened The Beauty Suite which has continued to be a thriving local beauty salon in the heart of the Surrey countryside.


There after I have occasionally rejoined the teaching teams when necessary to support and uphold the high standards of the Beauty Therapy Industry. In 2007 The Academy Of Beauty Therapy began and in 2008 saw the start of its sister company Salon Essentials supplying disposable products to the industry. 


In the summer of 2009 I was asked by VTCT Examination Board to act as a Judge for the World Skills Challenge held in the South of England. Since then the growth of The Academy has been extensive with new courses being launched frequently.


Now using my twenty years of experience in the beauty and alternative therapy's  industry it is my hope that between myself and my team that we can impart some of our vast knowledge and experience on to you.



We all look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your personal jouney.

Estelle Bentham