Want to be a great beauty ther­a­pist? It all starts here!

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There’s a friendly, buzzing cam­pus in Auck­land that’s chang­ing lives in a big way. The In­ter­na­tional Col­lege of Camille has a stel­lar rep­u­ta­tion for pre­par­ing stu­dents just like you for re­ward­ing ca­reers in an ex­cit­ing and grow­ing in­dus­try.

Each year, hun­dreds of stu­dents from New Zealand and over­seas choose the col­lege for its im­pres­sive fac­ulty, rich cur­ricu­lum, top lo­ca­tion, and in­ter­na­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the beauty ther­apy sec­tor.

Among the le­gions of suc­cess­ful stu­dents that have walked out the gates of this col­lege to top-flight ca­reers is North Shore-based Melissa De Vil­liers.

In a few days, the 23year-old will be on her way to Lon­don where she will join the pres­ti­gious Steiner Train­ing Cen­tre for in­ten­sive ad­di­tional train­ing on the Steiner Sig­na­ture Spa and Fa­cial treat­ments.

“It will be a true test of what I learned at the In­ter­na­tional Col­lege of Camille,” says Melissa. “I will be in train­ing be­fore I head off sail­ing around the Caribbean and the coast of Mex­ico.”

While Melissa is clearly en­joy­ing her mo­ment in the sun, the fact is she has sweated ev­ery rung of the lad­der. As well was rig­or­ous class­room teach­ing, she had to un­dergo hands-on train­ing un­der the su­per­vi­sion of world class fac­ulty.

“The col­lege leaves no stone un­turned to en­sure stu­dents get top rat­ings,” says Melissa. “We got help­ful tips from our tu­tors so we were well pre­pared for our in­ter­na­tional ex­am­i­na­tions. The last six months of the 18 month Medi-Spa Course was amaz­ing - Lawrence, our tu­tor, fine-tuned our skills to pre­pare us to be the best we can be.”

Melissa’s good with mas­sage and body treat­ments, and she feels it was the col­lege that spot­ted her tal­ents and nur­tured them. “I loved the eclec­tic en­vi­ron­ment, I re­ally en­joyed the variety of the course; the make-up was fun, play­ing with colours and the fan­tasy make-up was amaz­ing. And best of of all I made lots of new friends,” she says.

The col­lege is ex­tremely happy for her. “Melissa is a fan­tas­tic stu­dent; she is al­ways will­ing to as­sist and truly has a pas­sion for what she does,” says Belinda Dolan-Roberts, the head of the col­lege. “We as a team wish her well for her fu­ture.”

So what lies ahead? “As of now I’m sim­ply go­ing to lie back and en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence. There are so many dif­fer­ent ar­eas you can spe­cialise in, but that’s for later,” she says.

Melissa made a life chang­ing de­ci­sion. Are you ready too?

The In­ter­na­tional Col­lege of Camille is lo­cated at Level 4, 393 Khy­ber Pass Rd, New­mar­ket. Ph 520-4615. www.col­le­ge­of­camille.co.nz

Make your way up! Melissa De Vil­liers (left), who’s headed for for­eign shores af­ter her course at the In­ter­na­tional Col­lege of Camille.

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