Aleisha’s credits The French for helping her on her journey to becoming the best version of herself and she wants others to have the same opportunity. Now working as a Laser and Dermal Technician at SILK Laser Clinics, Aleisha (an empath) revels in the positive impact she has on her clients’ self-esteem.

“If you want to have a truly successful career, good life,
and trustworthy friends you need to work hard. Luck
can only take you so far, but the rest is entirely up to you.”

- Aleisha Lipschinski

What motivated you to pursue a career in beauty therapy?

I am a classic empath and have always wanted to help people. Beauty was my calling! My career first started off with makeup but then evolved to skin. This is where I found my true passion, helping people to enhance their most loved facial features.

I wanted to help people become more confident and guide people into taking care of their skin and that’s what pushed me to step into the glorious world of beauty.  

What was your main motivation for studying at the French?

I wanted to go somewhere to help me shine and grow to become the best version of myself. I wanted a school that would support my ambitions and goals. After my first interview at The French, I knew it was the school for me.

What was your favourite part about studying at the French? How would you describe your experience from the day you started at orientation?

The environment! The welcoming feeling and encouragement I received on campus was exceptional. I remember being very nervous on oOrientation day, not knowing anyone. The room full of strangers eventually turned into some of my closest friends. I looked forward to everyday on campus, every day I would learn something new.

How did the French help prepare you for life as a professional beauty therapist?

The Service excellence program was like no other, teaching students valuable life lessons like how to be a good person with  compassion, honesty, communication, resilience and so much more. They taught me how to become the best version of myself!

Did you have a favourite teacher / subject at the french? Why?

I wouldn’t be able to name just one, but my beauty educator Josie and my make up educator Kat made my year at The French so enjoyable. They were vital in shaping who I am today and the knowledge I now hold. They taught me to believe in myself and let my personality shine!

What is the best advice you received from your study at the French?

The best advice I got was to keep going, even when you wanted to give up. All the hard work you’re doing now will pay off.

What were some of the MOST VALUABLE lessons LEARNED at The French that you have been able to apply to your new career?

If you want to have a truly successful career, good life, and trustworthy friends you need to work hard. Luck can only take you so far, but the rest is entirely up to you, the amount of effort you put in everyday and the ability to learn from your mistakes. 

How easy was it for you to gain work after graduating? Tell me about your first career ‘break’?

It was very easy! I was employed before finishing the course. I had multiple offers from various employers before graduation, I chose Silk Laser Clinics.

What elements of your study allowed you to obtain your new job? Were there any specific skills that you learned from your time at The French that you then highlighted in order to be hired?

The French etiquette. The way we are taught to present and hold ourselves and the way we act with clients makes you more appealing to an employer.

How are The French graduates perceived out in the industry?

The French is very well known. I  always say that the French will push you to be the best you can be in every way. With presentation, respect, honesty, and much more. You are always treated with respect after that.

Describe a day in the life of you at work…

A day in my life for is always very busy with laser hair removal and skin clients.

Why is it so exciting to work within the beauty industry right now?

There is so much new exiting technology! There is always something that’s going to help someone become more confident.


My advice is to pace yourself; you’re going to have a lot of work and a short amount of time to do it. If you do things one by one the snowball cannot form. Once the snowball is formed that’s when it starts getting hectic. This time is going to be the start of your amazing career you’re going to want to take every single opportunity you can, and you cannot do that with your head in the sand. If you do feel snowed under, ask for help! Don’t bury your head in the sand hoping the storm will roll out when you’re in denial, it won’t. The educators are there to help you succeed.

What are your goals for the next few years? Do you have an ultimate career ambition?

I have been accepted into UNISA to study the Bachelor of Nursing; I want to be a cosmetic injector so I will study part time for the next 6 years while still learning all I can at SILK. I also hope to learn about CoolSculpting and EmSculpt and more invasive treatments that are driven with results.

A TIP from aleisha...

Pick your Graduation dress early, it’s going to motivate you towards graduation! My dress was my background on my laptop so I could see it every single day and it reminded me of my end goal!

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Lipstick: Kylie Jenner – Kylie 
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