[S]tudents learning beauty therapy at Kendal College are to have their own range of natural products created for them to use in training.
Jo Evans, who runs Bespoke Aroma and is a former student at the college, has been asked to create bespoke products for The Retreat, the professional hair and beauty training centre. The salons are open to the general public and offer a wide range of treatments.
Bespoke Aroma is now partnered with a number of top class hotels and spas across the Lake District.
Jo, a trained massage therapist, developed her range of natural products initially after listening to clients. “One had undergone treatment for breast cancer and her skin was very sensitive. Another was allergic to many products on the market. Others had dermatology problems, eczema and dry skin” says Jo.
“I decided to develop a natural range of skin care products because some brands still contain known skin irritants, ingredients we promise never to use.
“My range contains well researched ingredients that are skin nurturing, to help with different skin conditions and needs, as well as helping ease aching muscles and either promote relaxation or sharpen senses.”
Students at Kendal work with highly qualified and experienced therapists and hair stylists to ensure that professional industry standards are maintained.
“The thought of using natural products and from a local company with individual service and delivery is something we feel strongly about, and when I found out that Jo supplies to some of the best Spas in England I couldn’t say no,” said Alysia Parker, Hair and Beauty Therapy Co-ordinator.
“I was very impressed with the products she offered and her ethos about using natural, freshly made products. Jo is currently developing our own range which will be used by students on clients as from September. She has kindly offered to do some training with the students to introduce the range which will enable us to retail and increase profits also. We are excited to be in partnership with such a dynamic range of natural products and this fits in well with our surroundings of the Lake District.”
Jo said: “Having trained as an aromatherapist at Kendal College it is great to have the opportunity to return and work with them and share my passion with the students.”