Testimonials from KVN Hair and Beauty Academy

Past students at KVN Hair and Beauty academy have taken the time to provide some feedback on a variety of courses. If you have previous feedback to send in, let us know and we can add it below. See more on our Google page!


Done my waxing course with Ashleigh one day at KVN, was so nervous but was made to feel so welcome the class itself was really good nice and relaxed. The support after and doing my case studies, you guys where so on it with messages and helping me anyway you can.
Thank you so much, I hope to do more courses like that and I will definitely be coming back to KVN x Lora Waxing Diploma 2023

Have really enjoyed doing my Level 2 nail course!
Aftercare support was really important to me when deciding who to train with and the support i have received has been brilliant. Emails are responded to quickly, and was told i can call or come into the salon any time. Ashleigh is amazingly patient and explains everything in simple terms, so for someone whos a fish out of water like me whos never even put a gel polish on before its perfect. Ive spent some time with Katie too and again nothing was too much trouble. All the girls in the salon are friendly and its been a nice atmosphere to learn in. Heather NVQ Nails 2023


I did my Level 3 AET course at KVN Beauty Academy. I learned so much and really enjoyed the course. Katie and Ashleigh were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to do Level 3 AET. Natalie AET 2022

Amazing experience at KVN ! I was trained by Ashleigh, who was nothing but helpful and kind. I left feeling so confident, would definitely recommend for training! Jamie Intimate Waxing Course 2022

Ashleigh- Thank you for all your support throughout my Level 2 and thank you for believing in me. I have really enjoyed my time at Havering Beauty and learning everything, as well as your lovely team. You’ve been such a great tutor and can’t thank you enough for helping me complete my course and allowing me to progress one step closer to my dream career! I wish you all the best in the future- I couldn’t have done it without you. Love Rebecca 2022

I knew when I started hairdressing 10 years ago that I wanted to teach and assess eventually. Now that my children are a bit older and are at school full time its been the prefect time for me to start. It took me a while to find somewhere that specialised in hair and beauty industry with the relevant courses that was local to me…
Katie and Ashleigh at Havering Beauty Academy have helped me no end and with their expertise and guidance I really feel that I have the the confidence to start my new chapter in tutoring and assessing hairdressing.
Havering beauty courses work around school times so are perfect for mums wanting to start something new. I’ve completed both my AET and Assessors qualifications in under a year and that is with being a mum and a mobile stylist.
Becoming a hairdresser was the best decision I ever made and now I can teach others the best job in the world. Alex 2022

I did the blow dry course and it was very good and informative and I learnt a lot in a few days. Louise 2022

I trained with Katie back in 2011 and ever since she has always been there for help and guidance when I need it. Only recently I contacted her about having spray tans and lashes! What order do we do it in?! As usual Katie was able to give me advice so that I am now confident in what I tell my clients.
I’m so glad I chose the spray tan course, I love it. I love meeting new people and I love giving them a natural looking tan!- Jenny 2022

I did a teaching qualification with Katie when there were many covid restrictions in place. Katie managed to still carry out the course with zoom classes which were carried out in a professional but yet relaxed manner.
Once the covid restrictions eased I was able to go to the academy to finish my teaching course. I was very pleased with how I was taught and was over the moon to have had passed my course.
I am looking at starting the assessors course this year to complete my teaching qualifications.
Would highly recommend this academy to anyone looking at doing a beauty or hair course. Maria 2022


I completed my NVQ 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy with HBA several years ago but never went fully into beauty. I am now changing careers and want to return to the beauty industry.
As soon as I saw that Katie (owner of HBA) was offering career chats I arranged to speak with her. I know that Katie has had many years experience of running a successful beauty business and I have always found her approachable, very knowledgeable and also happy to share her knowledge (which a lot of people do not do!)
The career chat was amazing ! Katie asked me where I wanted my career to go and offered her advice and guidance around goal setting, learning opportunities and business knowledge. The chat provided me with a lot of information and opened my eyes to things that I had not thought of before.
I would thoroughly recommend anyone to book a career chat with Katie, you will not be disappointed. Angela 2021

I had my level 2 beauty training and level 3 intimate waxing with Havering Beauty Academy. My tutor Angelique is one of the most patient, professional, supportive and kindest tutor I ever had, also I got a lots of support and help from Katy who is always there and happy to help even today, any time I go to her with any questions. I already spoke to her to take my next, third course with them which I can’t wait 😍 Dorina 2021


Excellent staff, great tutors who support and gives guidance on becoming your own boss in the industry! completed Level 2 in beauty Therapy and now started my own busy!! BIG THANKS TO KATIE AND ANGELIQUE!!! THANK YOU. Kayon Downer NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Completed my NVQ in both manicures and pedicures at the salon.  Very welcoming and informative staff.  Thank you to Sarah who was patient, accommodating and helped me to gain my confidence. Hannah NVQ in Manicure and Pedicure October 2020

This book is a great read for anyone starting out in the hair or beauty industry. Katie covers all the key areas to get you started. Katie has several years experience and it radiates from the book. A really useful go to guide for anyone needing some help to get started. Shine by Amelia- e-book review 2020


Loved all of it, easy to ask questions. Would defiantly recommend and also come back. Katie is a lovely tutor and so easy to get one with. Victoria Pascoe Waxing Course September 2019

Very polite, well taught and always patient if I made a mistake- Siobhan Hair up Course September 2019

Devonne Greenslade – Instagram @hairupbydevonne interview 2019

I found it really helped having my own 3 models to practice on and gain confidence. Spray Tan Training June 2019 Maggie

Very pleased receiving my certificate. Havering Beauty has been a lovely place to learn. Relaxed happy environment, would highly recommend. Feeling confident in my services. Tracy Jubber NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy June 2019

Hi, course was really good. It was so nice having 1-2-1 and Sarah was brilliant. Really enjoyed it and results were good too ???? I will pop in next week to pick up cert. Thank you xx Angela Lash Lift Course January 2019

Alright I’ve read enough! Take me to the courses!



Video of Poonam who completed her Level 2 Beauty and Level 2 Hairdressing from 2016-2018

Just came back after taking hot stone massage from student Sarune. It was so good that I could not stop myself for congratulating training instructor about training her so perfect ????. Thanks Sarune and Charlie. Kitty- Model 2017-present

Video of Shea from Hair Extensions by Shea who completed her NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing Course in 2017.

I did my Assessor course with this company…. one of the best training providers I have trained with and I have trained with a lot…. always on hand to help with any questions…. Ive loved it so much I am currently doing more courses with them …. highly recommend them to anyone looking to do training everyone is really friendly and welcoming. Terri Tibbles 2017-2018

Completed the NVQ level 2 hairdressing, fitting in around school runs and holidays! Fantastic training academy and very accommodating. Totally worth every penny. Could not have done it without Louisa, she is an amazing teacher who helps and supports you above and beyond. Would recommend to anyone who wants a career in hair or beauty. Xx Zoe NVQ Level 2 Hair 2017 


Just wanted to say a quick thank you to Louisa for all her help and expertise on Friday for my blow drying course. Louisa was a dream tutor and taught me everything I wanted to know! Once again thank you for a great course I would definitely recommend! Kindest regards Sian Blow Dry Course October 2016

Completed my blow dry course today!

The academy is friendly, clean, professional and very welcoming
Tutor Luisa is brilliant and would highly recommend this course
Can’t wait to book the next one. Leah Consentino Blow Dry Course August 2016

Back in September 2015,I attended  a shellac course & the venue took place at havering beauty. The Tutor was award winning CND nail Ambassador of Essex, Justin Crick.
What a fabulous day I had in learning how to apply the amazing shellac, cover all kinds of areas dealing with any nail problems which could occur in the nail industry. I had a fantastic day with Justin & everybody at havering beauty what a lovely bunch of people, I enjoyed it so much I would do it all over again.
Anita Bradd Student 2015-2016
  Lovely place to do your training, felt very welcome by all the staff at Havering hair and beauty academy was given all the help I needed, am hoping to book more courses in the future! Kayla Blow Dry and Hair Up Course 2015

Video of our Student Christine on our NVQ Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy course.

Your bragging now! I’m ready to learn and Earn!

I am currently studying my Level 2 NVQ Hairdressing, I also completed the diploma prior to this. Both courses are set with Louisa. The reason I continued from the diploma to NVQ Is because of how welcomed I was by everyone. From day 1 I felt like I knew Louisa for a long time and enjoyed every moment she taught me.

Louisa is a credit to the academy and encouraged me to move forward with things I would not have considered before. After my course has finished I may do the spray tanning course. It is an amazing team at the academy and the premises provide everything you need to expand your knowledge and continue to progress. Thank you to Louisa, she has changed my life, I couldn’t have done it without her. Jasmine Student 2015-2016

I really enjoyed my training at Havering Beauty Academy. I was made to feel welcome from the start to finish. Ive learnt a lot throughout the day and felt comfortable and confident doing the practical. Short training courses are perfect for fitting in around another job so I would definitely recommend doing a training course at Havering Beauty Aimee Student 2015-2016


Thank you so much for putting my nerves at ease today for my facial assessment . I actually enjoyed it!! If anyone is thinking of doing their NVQ facial…I recommend Havering Beauty Academy. I actually feel confident enough to do facials for money.
Thanks again Katie Michelle Torr Student 2014-2015

Started my training for NVQ level 2 today, had such a fantastic day am very excited, although my brain hurts from all the info! I can not recommend the Havering hair and beauty academy enough such friendly and welcoming ladies. Thank you Stephanie Dickenson Student 2014

I took a last minute decision to do my NVQ 3 at havering Beauty Academy and im so glad I did. The tutors have been professional throughout and made this challenging course both fun and interesting. I would have no problem recommending this place to anybody and plan to do more courses in the future. Geri Walshe NVQ Student 2014

Having recently completed my NVQ Level 3 at Havering Beauty Academy, I cant recommend this place highly enough! Small classes, meaning closer teaching, tutors are excellent and with every step of the way. Ive already found my next course and cannot wait to come back! Kelly Stevenson NVQ Student 2014

Undergoing the Beauty NVQ 2 & 3 at Havering Beauty Academy, it was the best decision I had ever made. The course was both challenging and exciting from the start to finish and I would recommend them to anyone looking to start their new venture! Faye Nottage NVQ Student 2013-2014


I did NVQ level 2 in Beauty last year I wasn’t sure what to expect but I felt like I fitted in straight away everyone is really friendly and helpful at Havering Beauty Academy overall it was a great course, very well put together and lots of information given to me for each section I learn because its taught within a salon you also get to work out front and deal with different situations which was very handy. The training from both Katie and Charley was excellent and felt really comfortable doing treatments after. Would highly recommend for anyone who is looking to do a course. Senel NVQ Level 2 Beauty Student 2013

I completed my NVQ 2 last year after finding the academy by chance. Really please I did – Katie, Charley and Karen are all so lovely and I felt fully supported throughout the course. They gave me confidence and help with both the theory and practical aspects, as well as with getting models if I wasn’t able to. HBA is a lovely environment to be in and it definitely felt like being part of a little family. Thanks. Anna NVQ Level 2  Beauty Student 2013  

I just completed a eyelash / eyebrow tinting & shaping course followed by party lashes. This course was easy to book up and Katie was full of information beforehand. During the course I was made to feel at ease and felt I could ask questions at any time. The teaching manner at this academy is outstanding and I shall be booking my future course with them, with confidence that I will learn to a high standard. Erica Eye Treatment course April 2013


I have had several treatments from the ladies that are doing their training and have always enjoyed them – they have been very professional – in fact i have booked up again to be a model for the hot stone massage as i enjoyed it so much the last time. Fiona Makin Model for student treatments 2012-Current

Great course, excellent training felt really comfortable spraying clients after the training I received.. Would highly recommend. Kerry Spray Tanning Course September 2012

Thank you for my certificate and to Charley for being such a great tutor 🙂 hope to be back for more courses in the future! Grace Mitchell Acrylic Nail Course May 2012

The course overall was very well put together and very informative. Special care was taken to make sure we mastered the technique and getting the best out of it in order to meet the clients needs and expectations. I attended a college course in Indian Head Massage and it didn’t come anywhere near to the high standards as Havering Beauty Academy give! Debbie Grant  Indian Head Massage Course 21 Jan 2011


I currently supply fitness equipment to Havering Beauty Academy, which offers a number of different beauty courses and treatments. Katie has been very professional throughout and deals with any queries very promptly. The facilities are of a very high standard and the atmosphere is very inviting. I would definitely recommend Havering hair and beauty academy as a training venue and look forward to working with them for future promotions. Jai 28 Nov 2010

I have done beauty courses in a number of different establishments but Havering hair and beauty academy beats them all hands down. The subject is thoroughly taught and every question answered. I was impressed with the level of service before, during and after my course. The facilities are great and you wont find a friendlier welcome, I was treated like an old friend! If you choose HBA for your course you wont be disappointed. Nicole 27 Sept 2010

Havering hair and beauty academy is a great place! I have done a number of courses at Havering Beauty Academy and have been really impressed with the professionalism of the tutors, the friendliness of staff, cleanliness of the rooms, quality of facilities and equipment. Nothing is too much trouble and they have a fountain of knowledge between the staff. Katie & Karen are a good partnership and I will recommend them to anyone I meet in the industry and they deserve to be recognised for their effort and hard work.  Claire Various Courses 3rd June 2010