French Educator Spotlight: Lauren Butt

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts

Having joined The French Beauty Academy as one of our expert beauty educators (after graduating with an Advanced Diploma of Beauty Therapy in 2000), Advanced Educator Lauren Butt continues to fuel her passion to teach, inspire and mentor the next generation of beauty therapists!

With our first intake of our Advanced Diploma of  Dermal Science & Therapies underway, The  French Edit asked Lauren to share her advice to students wishing to further their studies as well as some of her own beauty philosophies…

What excites you about The French’s new Advanced Diploma of Dermal Science & Therapies Program? 

Cosmeceutical science. The use of cosmeceuticals is a treatment in its own right, but their use in pre and post treatment care can also enhance the outcome of clinical results orientated treatments. The unit ‘Prescribe cosmeceutical products to clients’ allows students to determine the performance of cosmeceutical formulations and their delivery systems according to cosmetic chemistry, the epidermal barrier structure challenges and method of application. Toxicology, safety and stability is explored and indications, contraindications and precautions are researched. Cosmeceuticals can have a profound beneficial effect on the skins health when prescribed correctly, and that is exciting!beauty courses advanced diploma

What are your top tips for students wishing to further their studies in the Dermal Industry? 

  1. Believe in yourself, we already believe in you.
  2. Feed your brain, good nutrition is a leading factor in a student’s academic achievement.
  3. Keep your eyes on the prize, you are following your passion, don’t be disheartened if it doesn’t click the first time.
  4. We are here to support you in reaching your goals.
  5. We are all unique learners, no study is ever wasted. No matter how effective you think a particular study method is, or how much time you have spent revising content, remember to vary your studying strategies. Every exposure to content will put you one step ahead.
  6. Be present, embrace the challenges and take pride in your work. This is your journey to becoming a Dermal Therapist, make each moment count.

What’s the best  advice you can give to students on leading a meaningful life?

Follow your passion, not every day will be easy, but every day will be worth it.

What is your own work philosophy?

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts

When we engage deeply in our work, it is no longer work.



My Signature Beauty Go tos…

Scent: Jean Paul Gaultier Classique

Lipstick: Chantecaille in Primrose

Book: Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out, Jolene Hart

Blog: Gritty Pretty, Eleanor Pendleton


The French Edit…

City: Venice

Beauty Muse: Marion Cotillard

Drink: Negroni

Song: Take me to church, Hozier

Quote: “Find your own way, have an open spirit and believe in your own beauty.” – Francois Nars


Image Credits:
1. The French Beauty Academy. Photography: Jessica Aleece
2. Byrdie Beauty
3. Gritty Pretty
4. via Pinterest (source unknown)

If you want to further your skills & training in the exciting dermal space you can enquire now about joining our February Advanced Diploma of Dermal Science & Therapies 10167NAT July intake! 

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