Find out more about Exmouth Beauty Academy

Exmouth Beauty Academy was established to provide high quality, short term, intensive beauty therapy training courses. We want to offer a more accessible training option to those looking to start a new career or make a career change that works with our students lifestyles. Our students love how our flexible courses allow them to train while still in their current employment or while juggling childcare, yet working towards their financial independence and fulfilling their aspirations.

Our courses are taught on a one to one basis to enable personalised learning. Dates are booked upon request to fit in around your other commitments.

Sue Windsor-Smith - Founder

I have been teaching and assessing beauty therapy for the past 20 years in Further Education and private training centres. Prior to teaching, I have run my own mobile business and worked in salons and a five star spa.

My focus as a beauty trainer, is to inspire and share the information and skills that I have learnt, to help others. I’m passionate about what I do and my aim is to help others enjoy the successes  that the beauty industry brings.

Hear from our students

We are very proud of the quality of the courses we offer, we’re delighted when you enjoy them too!

Really helpful training. I was taught some brilliant techniques for a facial treatment. Sue was very professional and thorough throughout the process.

- Lotty, via Facebook

Today, I did a French Manicure Diploma with Exmouth Beauty Academy.I really enjoyed this course and I would highly recommend. Sue was an extremely good teacher and she has taught me so much already.Thank you, Sue, for all your help so far. I am looking forward to booking my next course with you soon.

- Chloe, via Facebook

I met Sue yesterday for training on facials. Sue is so welcoming and made me feel comfortable straight away. I loved every minute of yesterday and highly recommend Sue’s academy. I hope to see you again soon.

- Leanne, via Facebook

I enjoyed the course with Sue and took so much from it. I will definitely recommend it!

- Celia, via Facebook

I had a gel polish training at Exmouth Beauty Academy. It was really great. Sue is very good and really helpful. I have learned a lot. I definitely go back there and do other training as well.

- Chanda, via Facebook

Being able to do training for Beauty treatments in Exmouth was a huge bonus and Sue made me feel right at ease from her first response to my initial contact. Everything you need is provided and course notes are very clear and well laid out so a complete beginner can understand. When I personally met Sue she was as friendly as she had been during our communication and put me at ease immediately. I love the fact the training is 1 on 1 meaning you get all her attention. This means that you get the opportunity to build up a great relationship during the course and if something is good, or needs improvement you know straight away you don’t have to wait for a tutor to finish with someone else. I’m really pleased with the two courses I’ve done so far, so much so I have booked in for 3 more in the next couple of months. The fact she is there for advice after you have finished your course is another bonus, you don’t get that these days. Thank you for coming to Exmouth, Sue. Looking forward to my next course already!

- Mel, via Facebook

Sue is absolutely fab, she is so encouraging & made me feel at ease instantly. A little gem, I’m so glad I found Exmouth Beauty Academy.

- Clara, via Facebook

Sue is Great approachable and knowledgeable I loved my experience with her and definitely will be looking into doing more courses.

- Lindsey, via Facebook

I have now done two courses with Sue, would 100% recommend. She is very accommodating with times. Even after my courses, she is there anytime I need to ask a question. The courses its self are brilliant, you come away with everything you need to know. She even tells you about some troubles she has come across, and how to stop them from happening or ways to solve the situation. Such a lovely, welcoming lady. Just what Exmouth need, didn’t have to travel, an extra bonus. Thank you Sue.

- Kirsty, via Facebook

I have just done a waxing course with Sue I can’t even put into words how brilliant my day has been and how amazing Sue is! she made me feel so at ease and out of all the courses I have been on this was by far the best I walked away not confused or questioning anything! You have been so helpful and nothing is to much trouble for you!! When I have messaged you messaged me straight Back with any queries or problem I have had. A lovely lady who I will be recommending to anyone looking to do courses and can’t wait for my next course I have booked with you.

- Rachel, via Facebook

I took my first steps into the beauty industry today with a Manicure Diploma, I never thought being a full-time Mum I would find a training venue within beauty that offers courses to fit around your lifestyle but that is exactly what Sue at Exmouth Beauty Academy offers. Sue was extremely warm and welcoming and made my day of learning fun and engaging. From my first enquiry email to Sue to meeting her today she couldn’t be more helpful. I cannot wait to start using my new skills and being able to establish a client base and I’m looking forward to booking more courses through Exmouth Beauty Academy. I highly recommend Sue and Exmouth Beauty Academy.

- Tina, via Facebook

I completed a facial course with Sue today and I can thoroughly recommend it. Sue puts you at ease and guides you through the course enabling you to leave with the knowledge and confidence that you can repeat what you have learnt in a professional setting. Loved it, thank you Sue.

- Deryan, via Facebook

Sue has taken me through the spray tanning and lash lift training. Sue was informative, welcoming and very hands-on. I would recommend her to anyone looking to train in beauty treatments and will be looking for further training in the future at Exmouth Beauty Academy. There is support after the training from Sue should you need. Thanks, Sue!

- Lauren, via Facebook

Sue is a fabulous trainer very relaxed and very knowledgeable, I have just down a lash lift course with her and in the 11 years of beauty therapy I’ve been in this was the most enjoyable course I’ve ever done! Highly recommend!

- Kylie, via Facebook

Sue was lovely, really informative and delivered the course exactly how I needed. She has given me lots of confidence and pointed me in the direction I needed. I would definitely recommend courses with Sue!

- Sophie, via Facebook