Student Reviews


APRIL 2023

I have known Wendy for years and I have always gone to her for all my beauty training, she makes you feel at ease, she is professional, supportive and always with a great sense of humour.
Wendy’s knowledge of the human body and beauty treatments is so profound and unlimited, I always felt well looked after, informed and encouraged with all my trainings.
I personally love Wendy’s teaching space because it’s nice, quiet, clean and intimate, which as a High Sensory Person is what I need, teaching schools that are too busy can be sensory overwhelm. I loved my breaks in the garden during the summer time, I was able to decompress and restore.
I can’t recommend Wendy enough, I see Wendy as a friend as she still supports me after all these years. She has always been so supportive and helpful with any sort of work or beauty related request. 



A beauty therapist friend of mine recommended Wendy when I was approaching 40 and looking for a career change. Wendy taught me Level 3 Reflexology, guided me through the whole diploma process, and was always available to offer support. Later added the Level 3 Body Massage Diploma followed by the Level 3 Aromatherapy Diploma. Wendy’s knowledge and client care is second to none, you really learn every aspect and feel fully prepared for your own journey in this industry. I highly recommend training at Elite Beauty Academy.



I found the course brilliant (Level 2 NVQ in Beauty Therapy General). Wendy was really accommodating and made my learning experience really enjoyable whilst I gained some very valuable knowledge. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering going with the Elite Beauty Academy to go for it, they won't regret it!



I began my Beauty Therapy journey with Elite Beauty Academy with a view to learning spray tanning as a hobby that my teenage daughters would most certainly approve of! I found the course informative and good value for money and as a tutor found Wendy to be warm and welcoming and very thorough within her teaching methods. This encouraged me to select further courses in Lash Lifting and Tinting and it was through the Academy's flexible learning packages that I was then able to go on and complete a Level 2 NVQ in Beauty Therapy, whilst working full time running my own business. I would highly recommend Elite Beauty Academy for training as both Wendy and Katherine as Tutors are highly experienced professionals who put their students at ease whilst maintaining a high standard of learning, they are always flexible and set realist goals for their students.



I have recently attended the VTCT Level 2 Facial Massage and Skin Care course and Wendy was fantastic from the get go. So informative and she made sure I had all the relevant information I needed to pass my exams and practical assessments. I loved how it was 1-1 training! Wendy was really welcoming and I felt so comfortable in her gorgeous home. I always left with so much knowledge and understanding. She has years of experience and knowledge and it really shows. The course structure was fantastic and worked around my life perfectly. Thank you so much!


JULY 2022

I have attended a few courses with Wendy at Elite Beauty Academy in Banwell. I was so impressed with the training she provided as it was mostly one-to-one, and very thorough, well structured and enjoyable. I found it all very interesting and Wendy is not only very professional and knows her stuff, but she is also a really lovely person. If you are thinking of training in complementary therapies, or beauty courses, I would highly recommend you do so with Wendy at Elite.


In my mid-thirties with a young family, I was looking for a change in career that provided me with the perfect balance between work and family life. 

I have always been extremely passionate about health and well being and it was this that naturally led me to consider a career in Beauty and Complementary Therapies.

Feeling excited about the prospect of a new start, I began to investigate training opportunities. My local college seemed a great place to start, however, it soon became apparent that training programmes were inflexible and really did not accommodate my needs at this time.  I began researching on the internet and discovered Elite Beauty Academy.  Elite Beauty Academy is based in Weston Super Mare under the management of Wendy Jessop who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in beauty, complementary therapies and teaching. 

I took the decision to pick up the phone and I am so glad that I did!  Wendy was incredibly helpful and supportive right from my initial enquiry and was able to offer a completely flexible training package that was tailored to my individual needs.  This all came at a very competitive price when compared to other training providers.  More importantly, Wendy offers a totally personal training experience.  I trained with Wendy exclusively, often one-to-one enabling me to take full advantage of her expertise. All of my practical studies took place in Elite’s professional salon and the theory was completed at home. Wendy was always available to give support and guidance. Training was extremely thorough and there was always an opportunity to go back over areas of work and ask questions giving me a feeling of confidence along the way.  I gained so much from the whole experienceand I am pleased to say that I passed my practical and theory examinations with flying colours.  Today I am running avery successful small business from home that fits in with my busy lifestyle.  This is a starting point for me and when time allows, I would very much like to complete further training which will allow me to practice in additional treatments.

I love what I do so much and would like to take this opportunity to thank Wendy and Elite Beauty Academy.  As with anything I am still learning and I appreciate so much that Wendy is always at the end of a phone should something unusual crop up – this is something you can’t put a price on at the start of a new venture!