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Graduate Stories

Discover real stories from existing and past graduates at The French. 

Get insider tips and learn from their experiences.

Lacey Corbet

Lacey Corbett was always drawn to beauty from a young age and knew she wanted to pursue a career within the industry. Her experience at The French was very eye-opening when she found herself surronded by like-minded people sharing the same passions as her. Lacey was able to learn a wide range of skills while […]
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Eliza Dilling

Eliza completed her dual diploma in beauty therapy and screen media with the French Beauty Academy in 2020. She then furthered her education by enrolling in her Specialist Laser Technician course in 2021 also with the French beauty academy, whilst working at Laser Skin Centre in Varsity Lakes. She has now enrolled and started her […]
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Maureen Miller

Maureen, a country girl at heart living in Western Australia’s rural outback, aspired to work in the beauty industry but felt there were few opportunities in such a small town. In 2015, she decided to take a leap of faith and study for a diploma in beauty therapy in order to broaden her skill set […]
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Sarah Walter-Girout

French Alumni, Sarah Walter-Girout has big dreams and she is well on the way to making them a reality! Aspiring to work as a sought-after hair and makeup designer for some of biggest films and TV series across the globe, she recently worked on the filming of Hollywood blockbuster, Thor here in Australia! We spoke with Sarah […]
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Chanelle Morrison

The beauty profession is rapidly changing. No longer are we dreaming of just performing manis and pedis, but the sky really is the limit when thinking about the paths and places studying beauty can lead you. Many are now continuing their studies to land their dream job as a dermal therapist. Award winning French Alumni, […]
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Shireen Mathesoon

Shireen has always been aware of the skin and its role in confidence and self esteem, which was a catalyst for beginning her study of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy at The French.  Through dedication, hard work, passion and a willingness to learn, Shireen has not only secured her dream position as Manager at Golden […]
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Samanatha Jary

French Alumni, Samantha has learnt that hard work and determination will ensure that you land your dream job. Samantha graduated from The French with her Diploma of Beauty Therapy in 2016 and continued on to complete her Advanced Diploma of Dermal Science and Graduate Certificate in IPL in 2017. She was then offered a position […]
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Kristina Gianneas

On completion of high school, like so many others, Kristina was unsure of her next steps. With an interest in all things ‘beauty therapy’ – she took a leap of faith and has never looked back. Through dedication to her studies and a deep passion for learning, Kristina was awarded the first prestigious Valedictorian award […]
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Emerald Golightly

Emerald’s love of beauty therapy and personal passion for her own wellbeing runs deep. After coming to a crossroads in her life, Emerald decided to combine her interest in her own personal growth with her passion for the beauty and wellness industries. Upon completion of her studies, Emerald was equipped with the necessary skills to […]
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Brooke Berge

French Alumni, Brooke Berge has used her Gold Coast beginnings and study at The French Beauty Academy to forge an incredibly successful and vibrant career working in the Middle East for an incredible portfolio of luxury beauty brands. Her qualification, her first step and pathway to the career of her dreams working as a Senior […]
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Amber Dober

Brooke’s story is one of commitment and unwavering passion. Shortly after graduating Valedictorian in 2018, Brooke opened her own salon, The Fresco Complexion. A beautiful light filled high end beauty therapy clinic which aligns inner and outer wellbeing – a unique holistic approach she learned in her Dual Diploma at The French. Recently in 2021, […]
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Allie Copeland

Allie has always been driven to making each and every single person feel beautiful – both inside and out. With a Diploma of Specialised Makeup already under her belt and working as a makeup artist, Allie was continually being asked questions from clients about problem skin. Not being satisfied by just ‘covering’ the problem with makeup, […]
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Alana Smith

After graduating from highschool, Alana arrived at The French with a passion for all things beauty and had a sound interest in makeup, skincare and nail health.  Whilst studying the Diploma of Beauty Therapy full-time, Alana further explored her passion for nail-care services including manicures and pedicures. She made her mission to hone her skills to […]
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Alana Cooke

After graduating from a Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 2017, Alana got her first industry break landing a job as a Skin Therapist at Pure Indulgence right after graduation. Here Alana developed her skills and experience with skin and treatments that then lead her to land her dream job at Skin Forum as a Dermal […]
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Jesse Lyons

Jesse encountered passion for the intricacies of the skin at a young age – struggling with acne and uneducated on how to fix it. After using many harsh products and stripping his skin, Jesse made the decision to further his knowledge and acquire the skills necessary to treat not only acne, but a vast array […]
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Lauren Webster

Lauren’s fascination with beauty, makeup and skincare started as a little girl. Her caring and empathetic heart influenced her to follow a career path where she could help people and make a positive impact in their life. It wasn’t until she met a Beauty Therapist where she learned that she could combine her love of […]
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Brandi Beckett

Brandi Becket is a true testament to all who have ever doubted studying at a later age. Brandi describes her journey into beauty as ‘taking the scenic route’ but as we all know, the journey is just as important as the destination. Brandi has had a love for aesthetics and beauty from a young age, […]
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Christie Cameron

Christie Cameron is the poster girl for the career switch dreamer! “If money didn’t matter, what’s something that you love to do that doesn’t feel like work.” Is the question that sent her on the pursuit of finding her true passion! One morning when Christie was doing her makeup and feeling inspired by her love […]
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Emily Brooker

Emily has always loved making people feel special inside and out, so pursuing a career in beauty therapy was the perfect mix of luxury and service. Whilst doing her industry work placement at leading Gold Coast Eyebrow and Eye Artistry Salon – Lemac, Emily’s charming, professional and hard working nature landed her a job as […]
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Brooke Pender

Brooke’s story is one of commitment and unwavering passion. Shortly after graduating Valedictorian in 2018, Brooke opened her own salon, The Fresco Complexion. A beautiful light filled high end beauty therapy clinic which aligns inner and outer wellbeing – a unique holistic approach she learned in her Dual Diploma at The French. Recently in 2021, […]
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Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Walter-Girout

French Alumni, Sarah Walter-Girout has big dreams and she is well on the way to making them a reality! Aspiring to work as a sought-after hair and makeup designer for some of biggest films and TV series across the globe, she recently worked on the filming of Hollywood blockbuster, Thor here in Australia! We spoke with Sarah […]
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