About Us

About the Academy Of Beauty West Wales

The Academy of Beauty West Wales is run by Vicky Mitchinson and was established in 2016.  Vicky has been in the beauty industry for over 19 years and in a teaching role for over 10 years. 

Over the years Vicky has attended lots of various Beauty Therapy courses to update her skills and had found that some of the training courses offered were rushed, the number of students per class were high and the course content was very poor.

This is how the Academy of Beauty was started. Vicky wanted to provide excellent quality courses that gave students plenty of time to learn their new skills, gave students ongoing support from the tutor via telephone or email and to make sure students left the classroom with confidence in their new skills.

The Academy offers fully accredited and insurable training courses for beginners who want to a new career within the beauty industry or for qualified therapist who are looking to refresh or learn new skills.

When choosing the Academy for your any of your training needs you will be sure to be welcomed in a  friendly and professional environment.
The training courses at the academy are always kept small to ensure quality training.



The Training Facilities 

The Academy is based in Pembroke main street and is easily accessible from Pembroke train station. There are plenty of car parks situated all around. The academy is based inside a beauty salon which is fully operational on non training days and has all the facilities and equipment  needed for a great learning experience. Refreshments are always available on your training days and lunch is provided on full training days. 


Your Training Experience 

All training is carried out in small groups or one to one. You will be welcomed into a friendly relaxed environment. All course information including your Pre Study will be emailed to you on time of booking. A Manual will also be provided to you on your training day.  We want you to leave your training with confidence in your new skill, if you feel that you need any further help you will be welcomed back on to a future training day free of charge.

Post Training Support 

When you have completed your training, the support doesn't end there. We have found that will larger companies/ training academy the after support is sometimes over looked. You will have direct access to the tutor via telephone, email or messenger to ask any questions or double check on anything you have forgot or unsure of.  Its important that you are able to reach out for support. 



Student Feedback 

Tasha Puntun 

Done a dermaplane course today with Vicky. Would highly recommend very friendly and relaxing environment. Look forward to more courses in the future. 

Michelle Louise

I've had the most AMAZING day today. Vicky, you were informative, knowledgeable and extremely welcoming.
Thank you again for today. I cannot wait to start offering the treatments.

Emma Rachel 

Completed my spray tanning course i won today, enjoyed every minute, recieved a warm welcoming from vicky shes very friendly and trains you with high stardards and is excellent at what she does with theory and the practical training , highly recommend training with vicky, will definatly look into doing more courses with her again, thankyou very much vicky xxx

Laura Goodridge 

Completed my spray tan course & warm waxing course. Vicky is excellent at what she does, very thorough with theory & practical. Thank you Vicky & definitely see you soon for some more courses

Taylor Jones 

Really enjoying the henna brow course today with Vicky! Can’t wait to start the treatment on clients! Would definitely recommend

Mollie Williams 

Vicky is such a welcoming lady made me feel so comfortable while I was doing my brow and henna course today

Samantha Jane 

 completed my manicure, gel polish and pedicure training with Vicky yesterday at The Academy, I had a wonderful overall experience.

I was made to feel extremely welcome from the moment I walked through the door complete with coffee, lovely selection of cakes and lunch.

The salon is a beautiful space, the course materials were engaging as was the practical elements of the course where I learnt a lot. I would highly recommend to others that are looking for a qualification within the industry.

I can definitely say I am happy that I did these courses and I will hopefully be looking at other course options in the future or making use of the services the salon provides, thank you!








Abi Kiely 

Cannot recommend The academy of beauty enough! Vicky was so lovely and the courses were amazing and so relaxed. Thank you so much. We will be back!

Tina Morris 

Just done DERMAPLANING TRAINING with Vicky - very professionally run salon & training school - thoroughly enjoyed the training will be back for more, definitely 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ THANK YOU