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Pippa Ellis

  • Ionithermie Therapist at Steiner Spa Cruises
  • Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Pippa chose to study at Hopwood Hall College after originally planning to do A-Levels. After learning at an Open Day that vocational courses are also a path to university, she decided the Riverside Salon’s facilities and practical-based learning would be more beneficial for her career goals.

During her time at Hopwood Hall College, Pippa worked with real guests in the Riverside Salon to build up her experience, something that proved crucial when it came to applying for Steiner.

Since then she has travelled the world to places such as the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Florida, Cayman Islands, Guatemala, Santorini, Venice and other European locations.

“I’m glad I made the decision to study at Hopwood Hall College instead of being constrained to classrooms whilst studying A-Levels. I now intend to study Adult Nursing at university so I can perform more advanced professional treatments.

“My advice to any students studying a Hair & Beauty course now is to make the most of the Riverside Salon experience. Lots of students don’t get that work experience so it gives you a good head start in the job market.”