Open Evening Awards

A big thank you to everyone who came down for our Open Evening event this week, it was great to see so many familiar faces and we loved showing you around our new facilities.

We also had some special presentations on the night for ‘Student of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award.


Student of the Year – Helen Carroll

Congratulations to Helen who received our student of the year award. Helen studied Beauty therapy NVQ2 starting with us in 2017 and went on to add many level 3 qualifications to her list of treatments

Helen came to us wanting a career change having had a very sad tragedy in her life. To help her pick her self up Helen decided to retrain in something she loved.

Helen was a joy to teach and well liked among her peers. Helen is a loving caring person and a great team player.

We have watched Helen go from strength to strength and she is now an outstanding therapist and business woman who started her own lovely private therapy room from scratch.


Outstanding achievement – Skirmante Chvedukaite Bagdoniene

Originally from Lithuania, Skirmante was working in recruitment and wanted a career change to become a microblading. Skirmante chose to train with for 2 reasons. Firstly she wanted the highest qualification she could obtain in Microblading and secondly, we were the most local to her.

The VTCT Level 4 in microblading was a brand new qualification to the UK summer 2017 and Skirmante was one of the first few to be registered with this qualification and also completed this in record time, coming to college every week to do her clients.

Through sheer hard work and determination, Skirmante was the first student of Allen and Walden to complete the VTCT VRQ Level 4 Certificate in Enhancing Eyebrows using microblading techniques.

This is a tough qualification both practically and theoretically and on top of that English is not Skirmantes first language.

Now completed Skirmante has gone on to start her own successful career as a lash, brow and microblading technician.


Well done ladies, you have done amazingly.

Best Wishes,
Allen & Walden Team