Angela is a highly experienced beauty , electrolysist and complementary therapist who has worked in the beauty industry for the last 40 years. Angela is Fellow of the Federation of Holistic Therapists being awarded this enhanced status January 2017 as a mark of distinction which is recognised by therapy professionals and the public to show the highest standards of expertise achievement and success.
Angela is a Multi Award Winning Therapist who has had her skills and professionalism recognised both at National and Local level winning the following prestigious awards:-
In October 2016 Angela , won FHT Excellence Awards for Beauty Therapist of the Year at a national awards ceremony. Organised by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), the event was held on Wednesday, 26 October at One Whitehall Place, London, to bring much deserved recognition to high-calibre practitioners, students and tutors working in the complementary, sports and holistic beauty industries. Paul Battersby, President of the FHT, says: ‘These awards are designed to recognise individuals and businesses that are excelling in therapy practice and education. Winners like Angela should be exceptionally proud to be selected from a pool of high-calibre peers, in a ceremony that is recognised across the industry. Well done.’
In June 2016 Angela was a Finalist in the Kent Beauty Therapist of the Year Awards winning The Kent Beauty Therapist of the Year Silver Award and winning the Bronze Award for Overall Contribution to the Health and Beauty Industry.
Angela feels honoured to have the title of Beauty Therapist of the year 2016 bestowed on her by the Federation of Holistic Therapists( FHT) which is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. Established more than 50 years ago, the organisation is overseen by a Governing Council, who represent the three core member sectors; complementary, beauty and sports therapies. The FHT is a not-for-profit organisation, reinvesting for the benefit of the members and the industry, and works to uphold industry standards for education and professional practice.
Angela was delighted to be awarded the enhanced status of Fellow of the Federation of Holistic Therapists it is wonderful to have your work recognised for highest standards of expertise achievement and success.
Angela believes in continously updating her skills and annually takes refresher courses or new courses to maintain her skills has enabled her to remain at the top of her profession.
Angela’s extensive depth and breadth of knowledge and experience has enabled her to undertake a variety of roles within the beauty industry which includes: working as a therapist, salon manager, teacher, author, assessor and examiner both in the private and public sectors. Angela has also worked as a consultant for City and Guilds for many years in beauty therapy and for Sterex International on a part time basis.
Until July 2007 Angela ran a very successful beauty and complementary therapies department comprising of 5 salons and 20 staff at West Kent College F.E. College, Tonbridge, Kent, where she developed the department’s reputation for offering high quality training and helped to establish its position as one of the top Colleges in the South East of England at the time .
In 2000 Angela was commissioned by Hodder and Stoughton to write a text book on electrolysis which was subsequently published called The Complete Guide to Electro-Epilation, she has also been a contributing author in a beauty text book, plus author of numerous articles published in professional trade magazines, e.g. the probe, PMFA, Kings Hill Directory etc From 2002-2004 Angela was also the beauty expert on Radio Kent between appearing monthly on the Julie Maddox show. In June 2015 Angela also appeared in the Channel 5 Television documentary Kellie Maloney no turning back show casing her electrolysis skills.
Angela now uses her extensive experience and knowledge of the industry to run her own beauty business offering high quality service. Until recently Angela also run her own a successful VTCT training academy between August 2008-September 2018 offering a range of both beauty and complementary therapies treatments and training courses. Angela now works as a consultant teacher and examiner with the Electrolysis professional body The British Institute Association of Electrolysis.
Angela specialise’s in Electrolysis and advanced Electrolysis , ( and holds a level 4 qualification for the above skills) it has been her passion to help women and men alike who suffer with unsightly , unwanted facial and body hair . Angela states that electrolysis has a positive effect on the lives of her clients improving the quality of individuals lives on both a physical and emotional. level especially for women and men who seek a permanent solution to unwanted facial and body hair that blights their lives . Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal, helping clients to eradicate their unsightly facial and body hair when following a course of treatment. Using the latest computerised technology from America the Elite Spectrum machine treatment can be tailored to each client’s skin and hair type, and comfort level using a variety of modalities. Angela is able to treat any area of the body , and any hair or skin colour or type with electrolysis. Angela is also a NHS service provider for NHS patients eligible for electrolysis treatment.
Angela states “I am in the fortunate position of having experienced many areas of good practice both in F.E. training Colleges and salons, on which to base my business practice. Gemini Beauty aims to make each client feel that they have had their treatment expectations exceeded and that clients will wish to return to spend time with us, having either repeat or new treatments time after time. Service in this country is generally poor compared to abroad and we aim to offer premium quality and service at a reasonable price using high quality products”.
Angela is an active board member of the British Institute and Association of Electrolysis and is the former Chairman. Angela is also a member of the International Federation of Health and Beauty Therapists www.fht.org.uk and is on the National Advisory board for beauty therapy. Please visit the BIAE website for full information on electrolysis www.electrolysis.co.uk
During spring of 2020 Angela undertook Covid 19 online training with a variety of training providers including World Health Organisation and City and Guilds as part of her CPD during lock down.