All of the following reviews and recommendations have been written by genuine past students of our courses. We are truly delighted to receive such touching words and are grateful to all who took the time to let us know about their experience with us.
“I did the part-time hairdressing course and I found is great, I achieved all I wanted to. The staff is very friendly really approachable. I started in November I didn’t know a lot about hair, now I know how to colour, cut, blow drying and do highlights as well as all different or different aspects of hairdressing, I would highly recommend this course and College.”
Madeline Clark-Part Time Hairdressing
“I have just completed my course and I am now confident to be now entering the world of hairdressing, I’ve already gained employment in the salon I was doing on a work experience with!”
Maggi Conway Halligan- Part Time Hairdressing
“I studied fulltime beauty therapy at IBHT and I really enjoyed my time there. I felt that tutors made me feel welcome and encouraged me to learn and do my best. I’m proud of the achievements I have made through the college and the new career journey I have started. I would highly recommend college to other students wishing to learn positive environment. “
Shauna Brown Fulltime Beauty
“I studied full time beauty therapy in IBHT from 2015-2016, from the moment I walked through the door to the moment I left I was made feel at home. The tutors go above & beyond expectations with no question being too small or silly. I enjoyed every aspect of my course with facials being my favorite. The thing I loved about IBHT is that I was confident to work on clients right from the start due to the care & attention I received from my tutors. I left IBHT in June 2016 & no more than 2 weeks later I started my new job in The Westgrove working as a spa therapist. I wouldn't be able to pursue my passion if it wasn't for IBHT!”
Rebecca McHugh Full Time Beauty
“If this is true: "You get out of it what you put into it", this was not my experience in IBHT. I got out of it TWICE what I put into it. The quality of the teaching, combined with the nurturing environment created by the management team, left me with no choice but to succeed in my qualifications. Since the day I graduated from this college I have worked consistently as a massage therapist & reflexologist; loving every minute of my journey from home maker to business woman. To anyone thinking of enrolling in the IBHT you are in safe, reputable hands. Go for it. Don't delay, do it today.”
Niamh Traynor- Reflexology & Sports Massage
"I recently qualified in part time Level 2 Beauty Therapy with IBHT. From beginning to end of my time with them I can honestly say it was similar to being thought by good friends or family. Whilst maintaining a very professional approach to their business there was also a great sense of warmth from both management and staff which made learning such a pleasurable experience. I can't emphasize enough how fantastic my experience was with IBHT and would encourage anyone, if you are thinking of taking on a new career or upgrading a current qualification, these are the guys you need. They offer endless support and encouragement and are so dedicated to making sure every student succeeds. After 9 months I have qualified into a profession that I love and it has changed my life and I'm not done, I'm going back to IBHT to achieve a higher level in my qualification and I can't wait. If you are reading this and looking for a college if I were you I'd look no further, you've found what you're looking for."
Audry Nolan Part Time Beauty
I thoroughly enjoyed my training at IBHT. I felt the effort from all of our tutors went over and beyond in every aspect to help and teach us to the highest standard of beauty training. I couldn’t recommend the college highly enough”
A. Murphy, Fulltime Beauty Diploma
"I am currently coming to the end of my second course in IBHT. I have found both courses very informative and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of them. The tutors are all very friendly & helpful, and no amount of questions are too many. The theory classes are made interesting with their passion for the subject they are teaching, and the practical classes are excellent. I would have no hesitation in reccomending IBHT to anyone wishing to study Beauty or any related course, and am already looking to book my third course with them".
V. Flynn, Beauty Specialist, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
"I studied ITEC & VTCT Diploma (level 3) in Holistic Body massage in IBHT with A&P. At IBHT I gained the professional skills to provide effective massage therapy, also greater knowledge of A&P that will stay with me throughout my career. All of this was provided for in a wonderfully accepting and professional atmosphere. I thank the IBHT Team for all their help in the course throughout the year and since completion, I have returned for Post graduate Courses. The tutors are helpful, professional and always do all they can to make you believe in your self and to achieve the goal you want. I would definately recommend this college without hesitation as I feel fully confident that with the top training gained here I am ready to embark on furthering my career in the Beauty & Holistic Industry"
C. Conroy, Massage with Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
"My name is Mary and I was a part- time student at IBHT for 2010 and 2011. I began with the Anatomy and Physiology course which I found very interesting. The teacher was very knowledgeable of the area and used a variety of methodologies and tools for teaching which made the material easier to understand and learn. In addition to this, Sinead made herself available for questions through e - mail. This was a great help. I decided to go on to study holistic massage in 2011. I was delighted as it wasn't all theory. It was mostly practice. I got to apply my learning. Practically following the process of different massage strokes in class made it so much easier to remember. Everything was well explained and enjoyable.
I would recommend anyone to study with IBHT as the material is delivered in a practical and positive environment by a friendly and well qualified staff.
I am planning to do further study with IBHT in the future."
Mary Flynn, Massage, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
“I have just completed my Advanced Make up Course in IBHT. I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to get started in the make up industry as it starts from the absolute basics. Working with Odel was very enjoyable. She is very down to earth and very approachable if you have a question that needs answering. It is a very friendly and relaxed environment. I found the student clinic day very interesting, as I got to see what is expected of me in that type of setting. The other students were very welcoming.
I learned a lot about the basics of make up, how to pick products to suit different skin types and colours that complement and contrast with each other. We had access to a wide range of products during our classes. I love my make up kit that the college provided me with for my course and have been adding my own bits and pieces to it since. I would have liked to see more high fashion looks as well as the day, evening and bridal looks that we were shown.
But all in all I had a great experience with IBHT. When I started I was very nervous as the only person I had done make up for was myself but this course has given me the confidence I needed to put my creative flair to good use. It was a great course to get me started in the Make Up industry and I look forward to studying in the college again in the near future. Thanks for everything :)”
Nicola Forde, Advanced Make-Up
“What I liked about studying at IBHT is that the location was easily accessible to me, it was a relaxing atmosphere to attend classes, my tutor was very informative and very helpful and understanding.... the standard of training was excellent. I never left the college that night not having understood everything that had been taught. I would definitely look at studying at IBHT again and would have no problem in recommending this course and college to anyone”.
Deirdre Cahill, Diet & Nutrition Course
“The environment, the tutors, and fellow students were a joy. We all got on very well. The courses available are very good. The professionalism of the college cannot be questioned. Resources were okay, books, notes and guidance in notes were excellent. The use of powerpoint is a very effective learning tool, and the learner-centered approach worked well”.
Kathleen McGovern – City & Guilds Teacher Training Diploma
“I completely enjoyed the experience in IBHT I felt that I got an Excellent Diploma qualification in Reflexology and felt extremely confident putting these skills into practice. I have had many positive comments from clients regarding my knowledge and the reflexology experience they receive at my clinic. I feel that this is down to my hard work and the quality of the training I received at IBHT”.
Sandra Dempsey, Reflexology (ITEC & IRIL) Diploma
"I decided a few years ago (2005) I wanted a career change. I wanted to do something that meant something to me. As I've always had an interest in beauty-make up in particular- and holistic treatments always intrigued me somewhat, I finally decided a beauty/massage therapist is what I wanted to be.
I checked out my different options. Dublin, Carlow etc but then I stumbled onto an advert for IBHT in a local paper and it sounded pretty good. I rang the college the next day and they asked me to come in for a chat. I decided after our chat that I was going to begin my course for my Beauty Specialist Diploma. It suited me perfectly. It was part time, didn't interfere with my working week and the girls seemed very nice, professional and informative.
As soon as my first day was over I knew it was the right move for me.
The beauty teacher was lovely. She shared her vast beauty experience with us. Taught us professional techniques and communicated well with the class so there was no fear of misunderstanding throughout the course. I found there was also a lovely sense of understanding, that this was very new to us and her patience gave us the confidence to recieve clients and be a therapist from the beginning. We also shared many laughs and this got us through the more stressful days.
Anatomy and Physiology was another subject taken in conjunction with the beauty. Sinead was our tutor. This is an in depth subject and there was no better person we could have had to help us get our heads around this. She taught with passion and made it all very understandable to us and if there was doubt about someone not understanding Sinead would spot this and help them out on the topic until it was understood.
I followed my beauty up with Holistic Massage the following year. Again great teaching techniques and good facilities. The support from Sinead and the tutors was great in all aspects. From the treatments to organising the final assignments and exams. It was great to know I could ask them anything and they would point me in the right direction.
I would recommend IBHT to anyone I know looking to venture into Beauty/Massage therapy. I have worked in this line of work now since my graduation and feel that they prepared me well for the working environment. There are a few qualifications I would like to add to my own belt when I get the time and I am in no doubt where I will go to achieve these!"
C. Griffin, Beauty Specialist, Body Massage, Anatomy & Physiology Student
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