Irmelind van Zyl
VISION & MISSION
We strive for excellence and professionalism provided in a holistic environment, always striving for quality training and education of the highest standards. We empower individuals to become highly skilled, responsible, self employed health and skincare therapists of the future.
As a passionate, enthusiastic and focused team we aim to realize our vision by:
- Offering excellent education opportunities by employing the latest cutting edge techniques
- Highly qualified instructor supervision of small groups of students per class ensuring individual attention
- Training of our students by applying international standards
- Practical interaction between students to clients, thereby instilling confidence within each student
- Creating opportunities for professional development and community service involvement
- Instilling in our students excellence and caring towards clients
ABOUT BRONZE BEAUTY
AIM Academy was initially started in 2005 by myself and my business partner Mignon Wessels. We were situated in a house that we converted to a practical classroom with a separate theory facility. Originally we only trained modular classes on a part time basis. Then in 2006 the business became too big for the premises and we moved into the ground floor of an office building called Omniplace, in the prestigious high street, next to Weylandts furniture.
In 2006 we started our first full time 2 year course with 18 students, 2 practical classrooms, a theory classroom, boardroom, office and kitchen facilities. We also employed two new lecturing staff, who are to this day still employed at the AIM Academy.
Since then in 2011, the Academy has moved to the 1stfloor of the same building as again we needed improved facilities, which includes 4 practical rooms with air-conditioning and state of the art equipment, 1 lecture room, a library, separate computer room with 24 hr internet access and of course a recreation area for our students. Each practical training room has a maximum of 10 work stations. Each student has access to all facial and body equipment for training purposes as well as various specialized electrotherapy units.
Students are provided with lockers for storage of personal items and kits. These are allocated on request at the beginning of the course. Parking is available in the grounds, with full perimeter fencing and access control for students security.
We have grown from a 1 room teaching facility in a house and two lecturers to a fully fledged training institute with 4 training rooms and 10 staff including our 5 lecturers. We have had a 90% pass rate in our CIDESCO international examinations for the past 3 years and we are proud to have established an enviable record of success in the training and placing of all our successful students.
At the Academy we are committed to promoting the concept of small business and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in each student.
To gain a fully recognized qualification in Health, skincare and wellness requires dedication and application. There is a great deal to learn about the accepted methods of applying various therapies in order to correct body or skincare problems, as opposed to simply camouflaging them. This requires a study of the Anatomy & physiology of the skin, chemistry of products available, and disorders that clients may be faced with.
The Academy is proud of our students’ success both in the international examination room and in the field. The Academy graduates can be found at day spa’s and hydro, such as the prestigious Holden Manz wine estate and spa, Amani African spas, Bushmans kloof, and many email us with news from all over the world as they travel on cruise liners.
Many of our graduates run their own successful salons and spas and we are honored to have played a role in helping them accomplish their dreams
Beauty Therapy is a very satisfying occupation and results are generally seen almost immediately which makes for a rewarding job. If you have a passion for helping people and a generous spirit you will love the personal rewards of this occupation. With an emerging middle class in South Africa there is a whole mass of people who are fitting into the social strata from which our potential clients are drawn.
The future for the health and skin care therapist is unlimited. The dynamic and motivated therapist will find a wealth of opportunity within this diverse industry both nationally and internationally. Positions are found within the cosmetic industry, salons, health hydros, and day spa and on cruise liners.
PERSONS SUITED FOR THE BEAUTY THERAPY INDUSTRY
Students should be academically sound with a matric or school leavers certificate, they should enjoy working with people, be self motivating & be innovative. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit normally do well as well as those with an adventurous learning. Those dedicated to the enhancement of health and a positive body image also find their niche as Beauty Therapists.
Beauty Therapy is a very satisfying occupation and results are normally seen almost immediately which makes for a fulfilling job. If you have a passion for helping people and a generous spirit you will love the personal rewards of this occupation.
Well qualified internationally certified beauty therapists are in demand almost all over the world and thus travel opportunities are never far away for the more adventurous therapist!
VALUE FOR MONEY TRAINING
International students attend our Academy due to the incredible value for money they receive in comparison with the cost of equivalent charges overseas. o gain a fully recognized qualification in Health, skincare and wellness requires dedication and application. There is a great deal to learn about the accepted methods of applying various therapies in order to correct body or skincare problems, as opposed to simply camouflaging them. This requires a study of the Anatomy & physiology of the skin, chemistry of products available, and disorders that clients may be faced with.
AIM Academy of Cosmetology is proud to have established an enviable record of success. Our team is devoted and passionate about helping you to become the best you possibly can and great care is taken administering our courses to ensure that they are up to date and meeting or exceeding the standards set by the industry.
Working as a therapist in Health and skincare is challenging and making a difference in the life of your clients, developing a personal relationship with them is extremely rewarding. Studying health and skincare will not be easy, but success does not come without hard work and persistence. And while we may become discouraged along the way, we should never give up. For as Winston Churchill said: “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
I look forward to welcoming you into our Academy and undertake that we will all do our utmost to guide and support you as you strive to become a member of the family of thousands of Health and skincare therapists, beauty salon owners, spa managers and beauty therapists on cruise liners. Your future is in your hands, believe in yourself and grab this opportunity with both hands.
Mrs Irmelind van Zyl
CEO of Bronze Beauty CT and George
2 Sunbird Office Park
Private Bag X22
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