Each Saturday we share the success of our former students and celebrate how well they are doing. We love the community our students help create and we would love you to find out more the businesses our Shout Out Saturday superstars own, manage or work for. This week we are celebrating Karina Jankute and Danielle Brockwell.
Karina Jankute came to train with us in 2017. Karina is a young girl in her 20s originally from Lithuania. She completed her VTCT level 2 in Beauty Therapy part-time while working as a teaching assistant in a school. Karina is bright and bubbly and full of energy often having us in fits of giggles with her humour.
Karina showed a real passion for Beauty Therapy and has worked really hard with her studies. On completion of her level 2 course, she went onto train with us in Level 3 Beauty Therapy, including all the facial Electro-therapy treatments. Karina has gone on to become a really knowledgeable skin care specialist and has put that knowledge to good use working part-time at Akina Beauty Salon in Strood.
Karina has been lucky enough to find a great Salon to work in, Akina, owned by Allen and Walden’s fantastic lecturer Danielle Brockwell.
Dani has owned and run Akina since 2006 the same year we started Allen & Walden.
Dani trained at Thanet College in both hairdressing and Beauty Therapy completing her course in 1992. After many years of working in the industry both for other people and herself, Dani opened her own salon, and Akina came to Strood.
Akina is a little piece of heaven in a busy town centre. You walk in frazzled and come out an hour or so later feeling like you have had a weeks holiday!
Dani makes sure both herself and the Therapists at Akina are up to date with current trends and the latest products.
Dani has always continued her education and studied with us in 2006 with the level 3 Stone Therapy Massage and Level 3 diploma in Reflexology.
In 2018 Dani completed her VTCT level 3 certificate in Education and Training alongside her Assessors award. Great news for our students as Dani is an asset to the Allen and Walden team bringing a wealth of industry experience into her teaching.
If you are looking for the most fantastic massage or specialist facial check out Akina’s website and Facebook page. They have an extensive treatment list to include lash extensions, waxing, nails and tanning.