About Us


At Omni Academy of Beauty we pride ourselves on training our students to the highest standard. We are passionate about enabling our learners to achieve industry recognised qualifications, giving them the best start in their new career. Finding colleges or a beauty therapy school that suits your needs isn’t always straightforward, but with a combination of Level 2 and Level 3 programmes and a team of dedicated tutors, we truly believe that we offer students of all ages the very best of everything. We offer both day and evening classes and with class sizes which range from 6-12 people, we are able to focus on the needs of the student. The programmes we have on offer are wide and varied and we cover everything from Manicure and Pedicure, to Holistic Treatments and Sports Massage. Gaining the correct accreditation in this rewarding industry can open up many new doors and the VTCT stamp of approval could lead to offers from salons, cruise ships, or perhaps even opening your own salon.

A unique insight into your chosen discipline

Choosing to work as a beautician or therapist is a rewarding choice and if you decide to train at our wonderful facility, you’ll be laying the foundation stones for a long and prosperous career. Perhaps you’re looking to study Swedish massage, or learn the art of Aromatherapy, if so Omni Academy of Beauty will suit your purposes down to the ground. At Omni Academy of Beauty the student always comes first and this results in a standard of tuition which is beyond reproach. Thanks to a wealth of industry related experience, we are able to help everyone develop their skills. Of course, it’s not only those skills and techniques that need developing, building up confidence is also crucial. Our courses are designed in such a way that students receive the perfect blend of practical and theoretical in a style that’s both informative and fun. If you’re the kind of person who blossoms under hands-on tuition, you’ll love our academy and what it has to offer.

With our help, everyone can flourish

When people visit a salon for a treatment, they need to know that they’re in the safe hands of professionals and with our help, anyone who so desires can become a professional Beauty Therapist, Holistic Massage Therapist, Nail Technician or Sports Massage Therapist. We pride ourselves on our reputation as an academy of the very highest degree and every member of the team puts in a great deal of time and effort to ensure that every student gets the attention that they deserve. Irrespective of the focus, Beauty Therapy courses provide students with a whole host of unique skills. From hygiene and health and safety issues, to client care and techniques, our classes are indeed all encompassing and for anyone who wants to become part of a growth industry, they’re absolutely ideal. Being a Beauty Therapist is a rewarding career and provided you’re suitably qualified, the opportunities are pretty much endless and being VTCT qualified is a byword for quality and professionalism. At Omni Academy of Beauty we turn enthusiastic individuals into dedicated professionals!

Classes designed to fit with your lifestyle

Fulfilling people’s ambitions is our whole ethos and our study and assessment facilities are perfectly placed to help those who are interested in joining the Beauty, Holistic, Nails and Sports Massage industry. Creating the ‘body beautiful’ is big business these days and where once people only visited the salon for a fresh hairstyle, these days people visit their salon for everything from Nail Extensions to Sports Massage not to mention the other essentials. If you have long had an ambition to get involved in this exciting and diverse industry, why not get in touch and we’ll provide reliable Beauty Therapy, Holistic Therapy and Sports Massage information and hopefully you’ll begin your training in the not too distant future. The dedicated team of teachers here at Omni Academy of Beauty pull out all the stops to ensure that students feel comfortable with their study program; after all, learning a new skill should be an enjoyable experience, not one to dread!

A well rounded syllabus

No matter which avenue within the industry you choose to pursue, a professionally recognised qualification is essential these days and once you have them you can apply for membership to the relevant professional bodies. Having that all important government recognised VTCT recognition in place will improve those career prospects no end and indeed. Making those career dreams a reality is what we’re all about. So if you would love to work in an environment which has a vibrant mix of fashion and glamour, then we can certainly help. And with your new VTCT accreditation, you’ll be welcomed into the industry with open arms.

Maintaining quality at all costs

Our philosophy is quality not quantity and this is more than apparent when students attend our classes for the first time. By keeping the class sizes small we are able to work closely with the students and develop close working relationships, which of course makes the learning process far easier and more productive. Unlike some colleges, our beauty therapy school focuses solely on the needs of the student and regardless of whether you’re studying Level 2 or Level 3, you’re sure to find our methods of teaching both informative and fun. A VRQ qualification gives us the flexibility to tailor our courses to the needs of our students, giving a fantastic understanding of the work of a therapist, and for anyone who’s thinking about pursuing a career in one of the related disciplines, its value cannot be underestimated. A successful therapist or beautician will always be able to list a wide portfolio of skills and a cast iron self confidence amongst their virtues and at Omni Academy of Beauty we can help students to develop both in abundance. The success of previous students is testament to just how effective and productive our methods actually are. We have supplied the industry with some of the finest and it’s fair to say that we’re immensely proud of what our past students have achieved.

Meet the Omni Academy of Beauty Team

Carolyne Cross – Principal. CIBTAC, VTCT, IIHHT, Babtac, MGBT,
Immediate Past Chair of BABTAC and CIBTAC

With a beauty therapy career stretching over 30 years and extensive experience working aboard cruise ships, in salons, hotels, freelance consulting and even presenting a radio show ‘The Beauty Spot’. My teaching career has taken me from private education to large FE colleges where my primary responsibilities were to plan and run full time courses.

I have a passion for high standards and professionalism in Beauty Therapy and I am a qualified Examiner and External Verifier for two of the top awarding Bodies. Above all, I gain the greatest satisfaction knowing that I have trained students to the highest possible standards and encouraged them to continually develop their skills, hopefully enabling them to improve their career opportunities and overall job satisfaction.

Carolyne Cross

Rianna Farbey – Marketing and PR, BA (Hons) Media Writing, VTCT

Rianna joined Omni Academy of Beauty in 2010 as a student. Her dream was to work on cruise ships and within a year she was fully qualified in Level 2 & 3 and realising that dream, working for Steiner in the spas on board Royal Caribbean and then Celebrity cruise liners. When she returned to the UK, she got back in touch with Omni Academy of Beauty and we welcomed her on board as our Marketing and PR executive. Her role has developed and she is now also in charge of Student Liaisons ad Business Development.

Rianna thrives on helping people find Omni Academy of Beauty and gain the success she herself has experienced with us.

Rianna Farbey

Staci Whiting – Lecturer, City & Guilds Diploma, PTTLLS

Qualified in 2006, Staci began her career in a local salon in Staines, Surrey where she quickly gained confidence and experience in the industry.

Staci’s true ambition was to work on the cruise ships and in 2008 she joined Steiner’s, working on board the new cruise ship “NCL Gem”.

Staci specialized in Ionthermie treatments and traveled to different locations such as New York, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Europe. Part of Staci’s job was also to travel from one ship to another training other beauty therapists on the most up to date treatments and skills available to passengers. This is where Staci’s passion for teaching started and on returning to the UK she gained her teaching qualification.

Staci joined Omni Academy of Beauty in January 2010 and has become a hugely valued member of our teaching team.


Carol Chilton – Lecturer, Nail Technician VTCT, PTTLS

Carol has been a Nail Technician since 1998 opening a successful nail salon just a year later in Lower Sunbury in Surrey.
Having a passion for nails and being highly knowledgeable in her field it seemed only a natural progression for Carol to move into teaching.
Now running her own beauty room at Fresh Gym, Shepperton, Carol brings to Omni Academy of Beauty a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience which is passed on to our students, Carol keeps up to date with the Nail Industry by attending training courses, seminars and exhibitions and is a regular contributor to trade publications.


Lisa Parker – Lecturer, CIDESCO, PTTLS, VTCT

Lisa has had an active role in the industry for 25 years. She worked as a therpaist and built up a lot of experience before opening up her own salons which she ran and grew successfully.
“Owning a salon placed me in a position that required me to employ therapists and work closely with people, beginning their careers in the industry and instilling in them a high standard and level of professionalism. The natural feed on from this for me was to take my knowledge into teaching.”
Lisa maintains her professional skills, running a smaller Beauty Therapy treatment room. She brings to Omni Academy her passion for professionalism, enthusiasm and extensive knowledge which she has established throughout her career.