The Team

Debbie Allen - Joint Principal

Debbie 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 in Microblading and Semi-permanent makeup Level 4 Aromatherapy, Level 4 Reflexology, Level 5 advanced Massage techniques, Level 4 in advanced skincare 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, in 2020 she is celebrating being in the industry for forty years! 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 the Key training scheme 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 courses.

Debbie keeps regularly updated with all aspects of Beauty and skincare, Holistic therapies and Semi-permanent makeup/microblading.

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

Jennifer 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 4 diploma in Semi-permanent makeup, level 4 diploma in Reflexology and Level 4 in advanced skincare techniques. 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 Burbridge

Amy Burbridge is a fully qualified and experienced Beauty Therapist, hairstylist and Semi-Permanent Makeup artist and has been in the industry since 2007. Amy has a wealth of industrial experience and has run her own spa in Canterbury. Amy is a lecturer and assessor at The Kent College of Beauty Therapy and also runs her own clinic, Fabulously Beautiful in Walderslade.

She specialises in Microblading and Semi-permanent makeup.

Qualifications

  • NVQ2 and 3 Hairdressing
  • NVQ2 and 3 Beauty Therapy
  • Softap Semi-Permanent Makeup Diploma
  • NVQ4 Semi-Permanent Makeup
  • Phi Brows Microblading Diploma
  • VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Microblading techniques
  • VTCT Level NVQ3 Lash extensions
  • NVQ2 Lash Lift/perm
  • NVQ3 Nail technician diploma
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa management
  • Level 4 in advanced skincare techniques to include Microneedling and Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels
  • Plus many other industry-specific product courses and qualifications