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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 certificate in cosmetic dermatology and integrative health via AACDS. She has been working alongside Cosmetic Physicians and advanced laser, dermal therapists with over a combined 50 years of experience.

After the completion of her Specialised Laser Course Eliza has been fortunate enough to work with the best of the best medical grade lasers and modalities in the industry including brands like Cynosure, Endymed and Cutera. Eliza has been working at Laser Skin Centre Varsity for over a year now and performs treatments from laser tattoo removal, Leg vein therapy to HIFU. She’s passionate about treating complex skin conditions such as rosacea, melasma, acne and scar removal. She has also had the opportunity to work with and prescribe medical grade skincare such a Dermaceutic’s, Biopelle and O Cosmedics. Eliza has been present at conferences nationwide learning from some of the most advanced dermatologists & business owners in the industry.

What motivated you to pursue a career in beauty therapy?

Prior to my studies I had struggled my entire adult life on and off with hormonal acne. I was looking for a career change and thought okay I’ll learn how to fix it myself! I Have always loved being able to help others feel the best they can about themselves (inside and out) and know firsthand how debilitating it can be struggling with acne and the affect it has on your self-confidence. I truly believe this has helped me be the therapist I am today as I treat every single client with patience, compassion, and empathy.  

What was your main motivation for studying at the French?

There really is nothing comparative to the French when it comes to education in the beauty industry. I knew that it was the best opportunity for me to receive a high level of education in both beauty and laser. Offering both courses made it a seamless transition from my beauty diploma to my specialised laser course even studying with some of the same students, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

DESCRIBE A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOU ON A WORKING DAY?

I always get to work half an hour before I start regardless of where you work/study, I think this is a great way to start your day. Grab a coffee, relax, and get ready for a busy day of clients! What I love about working at Laser Skin Centre is my days are always so diverse. It can vary from a whole day on the Excel V laser to a full day of Picosure treatments to performing tattoo removal! We also do a lot of training days which I love because I feel like you should always continue to be learning and upskilling. We always have a good laugh and never take life too seriously which makes everyday fun and exciting.

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

I was very fortunate to have an amazing educator Renee who put my resume forward for a job that she thought I’d be a good fit for (Laser Skin Centre) and I’ve been here ever since! Everything with the French is so personalised. Renee, knowing my personality and my career goals knew that it would be the right place for me and it was a perfect match!

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

Lauren was my educator for 80% of my Laser Course and I couldn’t be more grateful. She makes you feel so comfortable while always acknowledging your accomplishments. Her passion for her job translates and its contagious! She has the most amazing gift of being able to get you excited to learn literally anything!

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU RECEIVED FROM YOUR STUDY AT THE FRENCH?

Find your niche! I was never top of my class when studying my beauty diploma but I didn’t let that deter me! When I started studying my specialised laser course I found that I was so genuinely passionate about it that it made studying easy and translated into my work and my practical days. It sounds cliché but if you put the work in it will pay off!

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE INVALUABLE LESSONS OR MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU LEARNT AT THE FRENCH THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO APPLY TO YOUR NEW CAREER?

The French are great at teaching you how you should present yourself in a professional manner. The high bun and uniform has a purpose! Working in an appearance based industry whether we like it or not we are going to be judged on our appearance. The French teach you not only how to hold yourself professionally but to be kind to others around you. 

HOW EASY WAS IT FOR YOU TO GAIN WORK AFTER GRADUATING? TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FIRST CAREER ‘BREAK’?

The French are so well connected in the industry that they really do assist you with everything, including employment! opportunities. They offer everything when it comes to this, even down to helping with your resume. There is a whole subject dedicated to this along with one-on-one support to find what job will be the right fit for you!

Introducing our Advanced Dermal Courses-
Specialised Laser Technician
The course that set Eliza Dilling up for success

WHAT ELEMENTS OF YOUR STUDY ALLOWED YOU TO OBTAIN YOUR NEW JOB? WERE THERE ANY SPECIFIC SKILLS THAT YOU LEARNED

All three of my laser licences! If you are looking at getting more experience when it comes to skin, lasers are the way to go! By obtaining all of my license’s hair removal, skin rejuvenation and capillaries. I felt so well equipped and made the transition from study to work seamless! If you are skin obsessed like me, spending that extra time to enrol in your laser course is well worth it! The course covers everything from Skin biology, product knowledge, laser treatments and consultations.

HOW ARE THE FRENCH GRADUATES PERCEIVED OUT IN THE INDUSTRY?

The French have a great reputation in the industry. I love meeting Frenchies and seeing what they are doing out in the industry.

WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT YOUR NEW JOB? HAS THERE BEEN A MEMORABLE MOMENT SINCE YOU GRADUATED?

Having the opportunity to help people is an everyday highlight. Working one on one with people to help them with something that they may be very insecure about and helping them work through that, educating them about how to look after their skin to get the best result possible and often I’m educating my clients to be kind to themselves we are always our worst critics when it comes to our own appearance.  I also find some clients have had bad experiences in the past so I love the challenge of building that trust with my clients. 

WHY IS IT SO EXCITING TO WORK WITHIN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW?

The beauty industry is at an all-time high right now. It is forever evolving and exciting to watch. There are so many new modalities and technologies coming out that I can’t wait to see how we are treating different skin conditions  in the next 10 years!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO STUDENTS WHO ARE WANTING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN BEAUTY THERAPY?

Don’t fear failure, there is always a lesson from it! Say yes to any opportunity that comes your way! It’s okay if you’re not amazing at everything, that’s what your diploma is all about. figure out what you love to do and how you can further yourself in that sector! For me this was skin, hence furthering my studies in that area.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS? DO YOU HAVE AN ULTIMATE CAREER AMBITION?

I’m very content working where I am now! Immediate goals will be to finish the course I’m currently enrolled in. Then in the future I’d love to work for a dermatologist!

MY SIGNATURE BEAUTY GO TOS…

Anything from the Biopelle Tensage range you can’t go wrong! If you don’t know about the SCA Biorepair technology do yourself a favour and go, try it! Other homecare I use is my Omnilux LED contour mask. I use it religiously! As far as treatments go, the milk peel by dermaceutics and laser genesis are my personal favourite treatments for face and for dec and neck picosure and genesis combo (don’t forget about your neck and dec!)

Scent: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury, Pillow talk
Book: Breaking the habit of being yourself- Dr Joe Dispenza
Blog: Snatched Beverly Hills
Best Kept Secret: Don’t overdo it! When it comes to treatments and active ingredients and skincare!

THE FRENCH edit...

City: Queenstown 
Beauty Muse: Jess Hunt  
Drink: I love a good green juice or smoothie 
Song:  Prince – raspberry beret 
Quote: Everything happens for a reason

"It sounds cliché but if you put the work in it will pay off!"
- Eliza Dilling

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