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Success Story from Riana Petersen and Beauty Therapy Institute


My first job after I matriculated was as a weekend receptionist at Chelsea Aesthetic Centre. Working in that environment found me envious of how the therapists presented and carried themselves. This is what initially inspired me to pursue a career in the beauty industry.

I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to complete a Manicure and Pedicure module at Beauty Therapy Institute during the week, while at the same time continuing as the weekend receptionist at Chelsea. Once I completed the Manicure and Pedicure module at Beauty Therapy Institute, I completed the Hot and Cool Waxing module and started working as a full time therapist at Chelsea offering these modalities.

Once I had built my confidence as a therapist I decided to expand my education and enrolled for the part time Manual Facial module at Beauty Therapy Institute. This was where I found my true passion.

There is a saying that goes: “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life”. This I have found to be true.

I was trained on numerous products and the latest machinery and this has all contributed to my success as a therapist.

My proudest achievements are that I had been chosen as one out of ten therapists to receive an incentive to travel to Paris for ten days. The incentive was to apply my product knowledge and I was recognized for the fact that I was modular qualified, and yet, out of 10 fully qualified therapists, I proved to be the chosen one due to my outstanding achievements in my capacity as a modular qualified therapist, and yet showing such potential in the industry.. My experience in Paris improved my confidence and my motivation, with the result that I became the Top Therapist on a monthly basis. In addition to this, for two consecutive years I was awarded first the annual Top Retail Sales award for achieving over R1 000 000 in retail sales alone. Secondly, I received the Top Sales trophy at the Chelsea Aesthetic Centre, one of the best rated salons in Cape Town.

In summary, three modules in Health and Skincare completed at Beauty Therapy Institute proved to be sufficient for me to make my way into the industry.  From there, the opportunities unfolded.

This is a very exiting and fast growing industry and I am so thrilled to be a part of it.

Kind regards

Riana Petersen


Riana Petersen


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NEW! Beauty courses at College SA!


The beauty therapy industry is bigger and more diverse than ever, and since it is so closely related to hairdressing and fashion, the opportunities in this field are endless! The demand for courses in beauty therapy has also grown considerably, so we are constantly upgrading the courses in our School of Beauty Studies.

College SA already offers both a Certificate and a Diploma course in Beauty Therapy, and we are proud to launch the newest course in this school: the College SA Certificate in Brow and Lash Services!

As many entrepreneurs pursue business opportunities in this market, the demand for qualified beauty therapists is growing by the day. Getting a qualification in this field gives you the freedom to work wherever you want. You can be doing your job while cruising around the world on a luxury liner or working on the set of a movie scene. If you are very driven, you can even run your own beauty salon. Your options are endless!





When you enrol for either

the College SA Certificate in Beauty Therapy or the College SA Diploma in Beauty Therapy,

you will receive the following items that will add value to your studies:

When you enrol for our NEW

College SA Certificate in Brow and Lash Services, you will receive the following items that will add value to your studies:

  • Welcome pack with College Kit items
  • Motivational Audio CD: Tactics for Winning by Ian Mann
  • The most up to date text books and study guides.
  • The Beauty Therapy Kit. This includes:
    • College SA drawstring bag
    • Mask brush
    • Sponges
    • Finger cots
    • Cuticle pusher
    • Cuticle nipper
    • White buffing block
    • 3-sided buffer
    • Foot file
    • Nail file
    • Toe separator
    • Disposable spatual
    • Saloncare make-up remover
    • Saloncare cleanser gel
    • Saloncare cleanser cream
    • Saloncare facial scrub
    • Saloncare toner
    • Saloncare moisturiser
    • Saloncare facial massage cream
    • Saloncare facial mask
    • Saloncare hand and foot soak
    • Saloncare manicure/pedicure mask
    • Saloncare foot balm
    • Saloncare manicure/pedicure massage cream
    • Saloncare foot exfoliator
    • Saloncare cuticle remover
    • Saloncare cuticle oil
    • Cutex top coat
    • Cutex base coat
    • Nail enamel – French colours
    • Nail enamel – Colour
  • Welcome pack with College Kit items
  • Motivational Audio CD: Tactics for Winning by Ian Mann
  • The most up to date text books and study guides. This includes:
    • Introduction to Business English by Y. Farham
    • Introduction to Business English Study Guide
    • English Handbook and Study Guide by B. Lutrin and M. Pincus
    • Entrepreneurship and How to Establish Your Own     Business by J. Strydom
    • Beauty Studies: Entrepreneurship Study Guide 1
    • Beauty Studies: Entrepreneurship Study Guide 2
    • Beauty Studies: Entrepreneurship Study Guide 3
    • Introduction to Beauty: Brow and Lash Services Workbook
    • The Beauty Brow and Lash Kit. This includes:
      • Artificial lash kit
      • Tweezers
      • Lash and Brow Tint
      • Brow brush
      • Headband






We hope that you are just as excited as us about these courses as we are! We want to offer our students only the best, so we are constantly upgrading and revising our course content.

If you are interested in finding out more about what we offer at College SA, please feel free to visit company profile and courses – Click Here.

We wish you all of the best with your future studies!

Warmest regards,
Jan Badenhorst
(College Principal)