“It ticked all the boxes for me. I’ve gained several professional accreditations in my career, and I know how important it is to have that external mark of quality to help develop my practice, build the trust of my clients and extend my professional partnerships.”
Experience helped recently qualified Trichologist Liz Cowan select TrichoCare for the quality of the qualification it offered.
You’d think Liz Cowan didn’t have anything more to learn about how the body works and where things can wrong. But no, she wanted to know more about hair loss, diagnosing hair and scalp conditions, and how best to treat them. Which is why she chose to study TrichoCare Education’s Level 4 Certificate in trichology.
Liz is a Level 7 aesthetics practitioner and a member of the Institute of Biomedical Scientists. She’s also an educator and member of the Society for Education & Training. She teaches regenerative therapies and specialist hair loss treatments, including microneedling, mesotherapy and iPRF, to professional practitioners, such as dentists, doctors and pharmacists. For good measure, she’s also served as an army medic and military policewoman!
Liz originally did her City & Guilds in hair and beauty, but she was drawn to aesthetics very early in her career. ”I became fascinated by the possibilities that new scientific techniques and products could offer to so many clients who have issues with their appearance. Aesthetics was a field I really related to and wanted to know more about,” she says.
So, with all her qualifications and experience in aesthetics, what drew Liz to trichology? “I run courses on hair loss, and although I know quite a lot about anatomy and physiology, and conditions of the hair, I really wanted a much more comprehensive understanding of the causes of hair and scalp conditions, and how to diagnose them accurately.”
One of the key reasons Liz chose TrichoCare Education’s Course was its ITEC/VTCT accreditation: “It ticked all the boxes for me. I’ve gained several professional accreditations in my career, and I know how important it is to have that external mark of quality to help develop my practice, build the trust of my clients and extend my professional partnerships.”
Liz recently completed the Course – it took her 12 months – and she has nothing but praise for the support she received from the tutorial team: “Course Director Keith Barker-Jones was super helpful when I needed advice. The webinars were great and I actually enjoyed doing the written assignments.”
Liz now plans to weave her knowledge of trichology into her aesthetics business. And her advice for anyone thinking of studying the Course? “Go for it! Its hard work. And you do need to be organised, and prepared to put the time in to study and do your own research. But it’s absolutely worthwhile. I thoroughly recommend it.”