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Ramani Fernando Training Academy with Unilever Sri Lanka and City & Guilds to open first branch...

Aug 17, 2011 2:53:47 PM - www.ft.lk

Ramani Fernando Training Academy together with Unilever Sri Lanka and City & Guilds opens its branch in Kandy soon, providing all aspiring beauticians in the area to learn and enhance all the knowledge and techniques needed to become a professional beautician.

The academy covers all types of courses in hair and beauty such as diplomas, advanced courses and specialist courses such as tinting, perming, cutting, styling, and bridal dressing, etc. Others  aspects such as personal grooming, image building and English will also be covered within the course while a programmes in training skills for those wanting to pursue a career in teaching and training will be conducted as well.
The course will kick start with hair styles and basic make up which will be held during weekends. Advanced cutting and colouring courses are available for those who have recently completed their training as hairdressers or who wish to re-enter the profession after a long absence. The students will have the opportunity to learn advanced skills and different techniques from the academy’s artistic team of trainers and further their knowledge.
A two-day bridal course will be beneficial to persons in salons in Kandy and suburbs who could learn the correct art of this course from Ramani Fernando herself. Learning from the guru herself will be a distinct advantage to all salon owners. The Ramani Fernando Training Academy has tied up with Nail Spa Academy for Nail Technology Courses.
In addition personal grooming and image building courses will be conducted for young entrepreneurs and for companies which are willing to tie up with academy. Clients in Colombo include SLIM, Dialog, No Limit and the Sri Lanka Air Force, to name a few.
All courses are accredited with City & Guilds while the academy is a TVEC registered centre doing NVQ Levels as well. The Ramani Fernando-Sunsilk Hair and Beauty Academy has earned the reputation for being one of the most professional and best training institutes in the country. With its high quality courses and teaching skills displayed by the tutors, the academy is committed to providing a high degree of knowledge and techniques to its students.
Right at the beginning Unilever was very impressed with the thorough approach of the academy and came forward to support and brand the venture with SUNSILK and the Ramani Fernando-Sunsilk association was born on 1 September 2005 .The offering of lucrative scholarships by Unilever to a number of deserving and talented youngsters every year, having potential to take up Hairdressing as a career has been a boon to these youth. The academy believes that having plenty of knowledge about hair and beauty and work experience in the trade is totally different from teaching it and imparting this knowledge to others, and as such has continuous teacher training for the tutors, who are practicing senior hairdressers and beauticians. “We want to be looked as being world class,” said Lucky, who is now the Managing Director of Ramani Fernando Training Pvt. Ltd.
“This goal was already achieved when Gayani Surendra, one of our students, was adjudged the best in the world at the City and Guilds examination in 2010, when she received the Medal of Excellence in the Diploma in Hairdressing. This was a first time that a Sri Lankan student has won this award.”
A milestone such as this keeps Lucky and her team of Nishika, Anushka, Anusha, Gayani, Shivanthi and Ari, motivated and committed to what they do. “Ramani has been our guiding light, and her standing in the trade has gone a long way to make the academy what it is today. Despite her busy schedules she manages to devote a lot of her time during the courses,” Lucky added, sentiments which were echoed by the rest of the staff.
A special discount will be given on early bird registrations and a further discount to those registering for the course in Kandy. Enrolments have already begun! The Diploma in Hairdressing Course which is the first course will commence on 5 September 2011.

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