Good times and tan lines

Looking to elevate your skills or grow your salon’s service list? Welcome to Get Beautiful Training Academy! In this exclusive Q&A, Owner and Trainer Laura John-Baptiste tells us about the brand’ tailored courses to give students the experience and confidence to excel as a beauty professional.

Please introduce us to the brand

We specialise in spray tanning training and will soon be extending our training to include lash lifts, brow lamination and gel polish nails. I have ten years worth of experience in the beauty industry and have loved creating my own business, so much so that I have built two! As well as my specialist spray tanning business @get_bronzed I also run a salon in Surrey @getbeautiful_shepperton. Running two businesses has taught me invaluable skills in marketing, admin, accounts and of course, training. To gain experience I have taken several courses in the industry from leading brands to independent brands, which has enabled me to learn the pros and cons of different training. Being a salon owner, I knew what professionals need in their training and realised I wanted to open my training academy so completed my AET teacher training to achieve my dream.

When did you realise you had a passion for training? 

In my previous job, I worked with youth in prisons and offending teams in the community which taught me about individual learning styles, and the importance of support and communication. Ultimately, this helped shape me along the way to becoming a good trainer and mentor for others. I ensure that all my training is inclusive and thorough, including continual aftercare to help support others not just in the course they have done but in marketing and building their business post-course.

How do you make sure your courses are suitable for everyone? 

Doing something for the first time is daunting and to alleviate this worry I offer information packs for my clients before they come to the course which is packed with details to help with any questions they may have. I keep my course class sizes to two people per session, this ensures that there is plenty of time for the practical element where I can focus on each individual, ensuring they will be performing to the highest standard upon qualifying. 

How can our readers book their course?

I run courses regularly, so please send me an email at and I can send details as to when the next course is. I’ll be able to send you an information pack and answer any questions.

Follow my journey on Instagram @getbeautiful_training.

All courses are run in Shepperton, Surrey. Mentor sessions are available upon request and if you find yourself with more questions once you are qualified, just ask and I’ll be happy to help!