Sarah Bloom...found the skills to become her own boss


  • Name: Sarah Bloom
  • Former School: Barlby High School 
  • Studied: NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy 
  • Doing What? Running own beauty salon in Selby 

After moving from Germany as a youngster, Sarah always struggled with the language side of learning. She quickly discovered she excelled in practical skills and creativity and knew that Selby College would be the perfect place to hone her talents in the Beauty Therapy course available.

During her time at Selby College, Sarah found she still struggled with the coursework side of the NVQ, but was delighted when staff went out of their way to help her succeed. Now running a successful Beauty Salon in Selby, Sarah has never looked back. She said, “The location of Selby College was perfect for me and the course was an ideal opportunity to running my own business, but I knew I would struggle with the writing side things. The teaching staff were great and really helped me get the qualification I needed to reach my ambition of opening my own salon. I’d definitely recommend the course to anyone who is passionate about Beauty Therapy.”

Now Sarah is looking to the future, and after four successful years of profitable business, she hopes to expand and have salons popping up all over the country!

Selby College are hosting a Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Course Open Evening on Monday 3rd March from 6:00-8:00pm. Students who are interested in the courses are invited to speak to staff and current students about future course choices, see the college’s fantastic facilities and much more. For more information, call Student Services on 01757 211040 or simply turn up on the night.