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Sheniah’s passion for all things beauty began at a young age, propelling her to great heights in the industry. Her story exemplifies what determination and a strong work ethic can accomplish. Sheniah has had a strong belief her entire life that education is powerful and necessary for success. This motivated her to pursue a Bachelor of Nursing after graduating high school. During her last year of her studies, Sheniah decided to explore her love for makeup and enrolled at The French to study a Dual Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Despite her busy schedule juggling her education and working as a freelance makeup artist, Sheniah achieved great success during her time at The French. Upon graduating, she was awarded the prestigous award of Valedictorian as well as the Makeup Artist of 2019. Fast forward to today, Sheniah is working at Brisbanes premier cosmetic clinic doing what she loves; Cosmetic Injectables and Skin & Body Treatments. 

What motivated you to pursue a career in beauty therapy?

The first memory I have of being introduced to beauty, was when I was introduced to liquid eyeliner  during high school. I was amazed at how well it could define your eyes and I became obsessed. I  would practice applying eyeliner on myself for hours and it would be the only piece of makeup I  would wear. At that time, YouTube makeup tutorials were on the rise and I was obsessed with  watching them and practicing the looks on myself. It was then I found my passion for makeup.  

Soon after graduating school, I decided to pursue my own freelance makeup artistry business,  where I was performing makeup applications for special events, photo shoots and even doing 1:1  lessons with people to teach them how to perform a full face of makeup with my techniques. My  love for beauty stemmed from my love and passion for makeup.

What was your main motivation for studying at the French?

I pursued a Bachelor of Nursing Degree after I finished school. During what was supposed to be  my last year of my degree, I decided to go part time & extend my university study to pursue a  diploma of beauty on the side. I had taught myself how to do makeup through YouTube, but I really  wanted to learn more and get a certification behind what I was doing. I did a lot of research into all  the beauty education providers in my area. I found that I really resonated with the values of The  French Beauty Academy. Not only is their education curriculum considered highly in the industry,  but they care and nurture the self development of their students. 

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

The French beautifully developed a Dual Diploma that integrated not only high quality theoretical  and hands on education, but they also focused on developing their student’s self development. I  loved integrating service to the community into my studies at The French. From providing head  massages for health care workers in the hospital, to raising money for local charities, I learnt a lot  about giving back to the community and how it feeds the betterment and growth of your soul. 

I absolutely loved my whole experience of my time studying at The French. From the moment I had  my first walk through of the facility, I felt welcomed and at home. Everyone including the students  and educators got a long so well. As a student, I felt supported throughout the whole course not  only by my friends, but also by my educators and staff at The French.  

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

The French prepares you for a life as a professional beauty therapist as you are given the highest  quality theoretical and hands on training. I believe that the amount of hands on practice that you  get with every service that you learn was amazing and really made me confident with what I was  doing out in the industry. The French also provides an opportunity to have a feel of how it is like to  work in a beauty salon environment in the ‘Student Salon’ where you as a student are placed in a  salon environment, performing services for paying clients where they give you feedback to promote  your growth and experience as a beauty therapist. The curriculum offered at The French also  allows for self love, self, discovery and self growth. Through this program, I believe that it moulds  you as an individual and professional to embody virtues such as kindness, care, love, charity and  respect which are highly regarded in the industry. 

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

All the staff at The French are the beating heart of the academy. They are all knowledgable,  talented, passionate and friendly individuals. They are all very caring and nurturing and will be by  your side to help you at any given moment. This is something I cherished and appreciated as a student. I didn’t only see them as highly knowledgable and talented individuals, but also as my  friends. We were all pretty much a family by the end of the course.  

My favourite subject at the French was specialised facials. I loved learning about the science  behind the skin, product formulations and how to prescribe a skincare routine. I also loved the slow  paced facial services where you provide a relaxing and therapeutic experience for clients, which  not only make your clients feel good, but you feel rewarded too for being able to provide that  experience. 

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?

One particular lesson that I learnt is to always have the concept of service as a foundation of my  life. No matter whether it be providing a therapeutic facial for someone, or serving my community.  Nothing feeds the betterment of your soul more than good deeds.  

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

I was still pursuing my degree in Nursing by the time I finished at The French. I graduated  university a couple months after graduating The French, and went straight into working at a GP  clinic and studying cosmetic injectables. A few months after studying cosmetic injectables, I applied  for several jobs and I was able to get a job through a laser clinic. I worked there for a year, and  they provided me with a wealth of education, experience and support which made me confident in  my career and grew my passion. I now work at a prestigious Cosmetic Clinic called ‘Inigo  Cosmetic’ in the heart of James Street in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.  

WHAT ELEMENTS OF YOUR STUDY ALLOWED YOU TO OBTAIN YOUR NEW JOB? WHERE THERE ANY SPECIFIC SKILLS THAT YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR TIME AT THE FRENCH THAT YOU THEN HIGHLIGHTED IN ORDER TO BE HIRED?

I believe that not only the prestigious theoretical curriculum gave me a great understanding about  treatments and services, but the amount of hands on training and experience that I got throughout  my course was highly regarded when I was being hired. I also believe that having the self discovery and service aspect of the curriculum was also highly sought for when I was being hired.  Businesses want employees who will display virtues such as respect, kindness, and  trustworthiness in their workplaces.  

HOW ARE THE FRENCH GRADUATES PERCEIVED OUT IN THE INDUSTRY?

The French graduates are perceived very highly out in the industry. Due to The French’s  unparalleled prestigious education curriculum, you will definitely be considered above all others.  

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

I love the comfortable and friendly environment here at Inigo. One memorable moment that I have  are seeing my educators from The French come and see me for treatments! It’s so rewarding.  

DESCRIBE A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOU AT WORK…

A day in my life looks like starting the day with getting breakfast with some of my besties from  work. We then set up the clinic ready for the day. I perform treatments such as cosmetic injectables  & dermal therapies with the highest quality products and machines available in Australia. I work  with the most amazing, talented and knowledgable individuals. I love what I do so much. 

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

The beauty industry is constantly growing and improving. Being in the non-surgical cosmetic field,  there are continuous advancements in products, equipment, technologies and studies that make it  so exciting to learn new things. You can only wonder what advancements there is to come in the  future!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE STUDENTS WHO ARE WANTING TO STUDY A DIPLOMA OF BEAUTY THERAPY AND SCREEN MEDIA AT THE FRENCH BEAUTY ACADEMY?

My advice before doing anything is to always do your research. It doesn’t necessarily have to be  only online research, but research through exploring and experiencing your love & passions in life.  Love & passion are qualities that will keep you going through life. This is something I did before I  got into the beauty industry & the cosmetic injectables industry: experience a facial, getting your  makeup done, get a massage, get injectables and put yourself in your therapist’s shoes. How does  it make you feel when you imagine yourself in their shoes doing what they are doing? Once you  find something you love and are passionate about, take that and create a life centred around it and  you will have endless happiness. Take every opportunity to learn that you can get, and always  keep learning and improving your skills. 

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

My goal in my career is to always keep learning and improving my knowledge and skills. My  ultimate goal would be to own my own clinic one day. 

“No matter whether it be providing a therapeutic facial for someone, or serving my community - Nothing feeds the soul more than good deeds.”
- Sheniah Nozuhur

My Signature Beauty Go tos...

SCENT: Who is Elijah – ‘Nomad’ 
LIPSTICK: Hourglass – Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm – ‘Trace’ 
BOOK: How to win friends & influence people 
BLOG: poosh.com 
BEST KEPT SECRET: SPF is the best anti-ageing cream.

THE FRENCH EDIT…

CITY: Gold Coast, Australia (home is where my heart belongs) 
BEAUTY MUSE: Honestly, there is no one person who influences me as a beauty muse. Any  strong, independent, beautiful, confident women who I see are not afraid to be themselves,  influences me to do the same. Every person is beautiful in their own way. 
DRINK: Tea 
SONG: Anything Alina Baraz 
QUOTE: “Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble, and there is always time”

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