Margaret Holleran has used her artistic academic background to create a career for herself in beauty therapy.
Margaret (34) from Bo’ness, began her studies at the old Falkirk College of Technology with an HND in Public Art, but recently completed courses in Beauty Therapy (City and Guilds Level 6) Hairdressing (City and Guild Level 6) and an HND in Make-Up Artistry.
The spa therapist who now works at the Crieff Hydro and Spa, said: “Forth Valley College offered the courses I wanted to do, and was a good travelling distance. I had also studied at the college in previous years.
“I loved my lecturers, they were very supportive throughout my whole time of studying. They truly cared about us and helped us when we needed it. Even if it wasn’t about the course. Hands down, they are amazing ladies.
“Studying at the college has given me a drive, let me see my potential, and opened my eyes to a career I adore. The college will always be the stepping stone for me that allowed me to experience this wonderful, dynamic, ever-changing industry of beauty therapy.
“I would recommend the college as one of the things that really stood out to me was the commercial salon. This is a major benefit that not many colleges offer, it allowed me to enter the work place more confidently having experienced first-hand what a working salon with the general public is like. This is definitely something that you need going into this fast-paced environment. As things can change at any moment, you must be ready and adaptable to adjust at any moment.
“The best bit for me has been striving to be the best I can be, whether it was top marks, learning new things about the body, or treatments that were out of this world, and even changing the way the body looks. My time at Forth Valley College will never be forgotten.”