The Team

Debbie Allen - Joint Principal

debbieDebbie Allen is Joint principal with Jenny Walden of The Kent College of Beauty Therapy. Her qualifications include IHBC Diploma in Beauty Therapy and Electrology, CIBTAC Beauty Therapy Diploma, IIHHT Diploma in Holistic Therapies, Level 4 Aromatherapy, Level 4 Reflexology, Level 5 advanced Massage techniques, Certificate in Education Diploma from the University of Greenwich, Internal verifier and Assessors awards. BA university of Greenwich.

Debbie originally trained at Thanet College from 1980-83. She then went on to work in and manage Salons before starting her own business. Debbie has a wealth of experience in the industry and also writes and produces educational material and articles for both trade and national magazines.

She started her teaching career in 1986 for Key training, and went on to become a lecturer at Mid Kent College in 1994 before moving to North West Kent College in 1996 where she taught and managed all aspects of Beauty Therapy and Holistic Therapy.

Debbie keeps regularly updated with all aspects of Beauty, Holistic and Sports therapy, and is called on to work at the Rose Rooms Spa Canterbury as a therapist and also runs their staff training programme

Debbie now runs the Kent college of Beauty Therapy which was established in 2006 with her business partner Jenny Walden and still actively teaches classes as she loves the interaction with the students.

Jennifer Walden - Joint Principal

jennyJennifer Walden is Joint principal with Debbie Allen of The Kent College of Beauty Therapy. Her professional qualifications include H.N.D in Beauty Therapy, IIHHT Diploma in Holistic Therapies, level 3 diploma in Semi permanent makeup, level 4 diploma in Reflexology and Certificate in Education Diploma from the university of Greenwich, Internal verifier and Assessors awards. BA from the university of Greenwich.

Jennifer originally trained at the London College of Fashion in 1983 where she achieved an HND in all aspects of Beauty Therapy. She then gained valuable experience in a top London salon before going on to run her own successful salons.

Jenny started teaching in 1995 as a beauty therapy lecturer at North West Kent College and Bexley college teaching and managing all aspects of Beauty and Holistic.

Jenny has a vast experience within the Beauty Therapy industry. She has also written and produced educational material and has had articles published in both trade and national magazines.

Jenny now runs the Kent college of Beauty Therapy which was established in 2006 with her business partner Debbie Allen and still actively teaches classes as she loves the interaction with the students.

Amy Allen

Amy-profile-e1442321851978-100x129Amy Allen is a fully qualified and experienced beauty therapist, hairstylist and semi-permanent makeup artist with over 9 years experience in the industry. Amy runs her own spa The Rose Rooms Canterbury. Amy is a lecturer and assessor at The Kent college of Beauty Therapy and also runs a semi-permanent make up clinic at our centre in Gravesend.

She also specialises in wedding hair and makeup. Qualifications NVQ2 and 3 Hairdressing. NVQ2 and 3 Beauty Therapy, Softap Semi Permanent Makeup Diploma, NVQ4 Semi Permanent Makeup, Phi Brows Microblading Diploma, NVQ3 Lash extensions, NVQ2 Lash Lift/perm, NVQ3 Nail technician diploma. Plus many other industry specific product courses and qualifications. Level 3 Diploma in Spa management.

Torren Devine

torren-devine-e1442326818268-100x114Torren Devine is a fully qualified Personal Trainer and sports massage therapist and on the management team at a local gym. He has always been into sports and exercise and regularly takes part in martial arts and weight training. Torrens effective teaching and training techniques and fun sessions have helped his clients reach their goals, from losing weight to training for a specific event! He  brings with him a wealth of expertise and is a very approachable and friendly.

Torren holds level 3 qualifications in personal training/first aid and nutrition. Level 3 award in teaching and assessing and level 3 and 4 in massage, sports massage and level 5 in advanced massage techniques.

 

Dee Brindley

Dee Brindley has her own business and works giving Complementary Therapies to many clients. Dee works one day a week at a local Hospice giving Reflexology and Massage treatments (feet/hands/backs/arms) and has been there for 4 years, treating patients with cancer and life changing illnesses and also their carers, who often get forgotten but also benefit greatly from treatments.

The knowledge gained since Dee has been working at the Hospice has been invaluable to her existing skill set. The techniques used, help patients to relax, sleep well and take time out for themselves. The carers also benefit from the treatments given. As part of Dee’s work at the hospice she has regular updates on treatment protocol and continual training is undertaken to keep her current in this field.

Prior to this Dee was a Lecturer working in various Colleges in London and South East Kent training Adults from 16 to 75+ years. Training them in IT and ILEX Legal courses up to Level III.

Dee was also Office Manager and IT Trainer for a very large well known law firm. Her varied employment career, has given Dee the tools needed able to speak to people from all walks of life with compassion, empathy and fairness.

Lisa Miller

Lisa is a highly qualified and experienced Beauty Therapist and Hairstylist.

Alongside her teaching, Lisa runs a very successful business- Blushed Bridal Beauty Kent and is the preferred supplier recommended by many big local wedding venues.

Lisa started her career working for Harrods as a Beauty Therapist then went on to work for Chanel as a VIP Makeup Artist and Facialist.

Lisa started her career as a teacher and trainer working for Clinique London where she worked as both a trainer and business manager.

Lisa’s qualifications are impressive as well as being a fully qualified lecturer and assessor she has BTEC qualifications in both Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy as well as the Diploma in Media Makeup and Hair from the London College of fashion

Jonathan Gwyer

Jonathan is our website designer, adviser and all round online marketing geek.

He modestly calls his company "fairly marvellous" and specialises in building websites for small businesses in Kent.

Rather than just build a website and then leave you to it, Jonathan sees each project as a new relationship and aims to be part of the team - which is why we've added him to this page.