TOTAL Concept Hair and Beauty Academy is situated in the suburb of Newton Park Port Elizabeth. The Academy was founded in 1993 by Liandre Hawkes in response to a demand for professional skincare therapy training in the Eastern Cape. Since its debut the academy has grown substantially with new developments happening constantly to ensure we keep up to date with our ever-changing industry. This ensures that the academy stays at the forefront of our dynamic profession. Sadly we pay our respects to former founder John Hawkes who passed away earlier this year. John and Liandre Hawkes’s legacy will be continued and we will remember him with fond memories. The Academy offers both national and international qualifications including SAAHSP, CIDESCO, ITEC, CIBTAC, QCTO and SETA training through a comprehensive range of courses that include, Beauty, Skincare, Spa Therapy, Holistic Therapies, Hairdressing and Barbering. All our lecturing staff are nationally and internationally recognized with a combined 85 years of experience within the Hair and Beauty Industry.As of 2018, the Total Concept Academy acquired new directors, Riaan and Karin Botha. Their vision is to continue the legacy and maintain our high standards. In keeping with this vision, the academy has opened a new training division and we are thrilled to be able to offer Hairdressing and Barbering Training, on both a National and International level as early this year we received our ITEC recognition for the Hair division, the first academy in the Eastern Cape to offer ITEC for both Beauty and Hair. We are extremely proud of this achievement. This year has brought about numerous developments for our campus, including a brand new student room. Our student wellness salon has also seen improvements by being upgraded to new premises, allowing students to complete their practical hours with us in a salon environment for both Hair and Beauty Divisions. We recently hosted our Face of Total Concept 2018 Pageant. The event was hosted in aid of Family Restoration Services to raise awareness for this charity and the amazing work they provide. Our three winners, Cayleigh Anne Johnston, Matthew Beckett and Robyn Jayne Stephens are our ambassadors for the academy and we look forward to a fun-filled busy year. Total Concept Hair and Beauty Academy provides a holistic space where young therapists can find their niche in the Beauty, Health, Skincare, Hairdressing and Barbering fields. We pride ourselves in giving hands on attention and guidance throughout their studies, as well as after they have qualified. We are not only moulding modern upcoming excellent therapists but we give enough attention to the basics and core foundation of excellent service skills. What makes us different - we invest not only in qualifying our students but with the help of Lens Personal Development Coaching we assist in developing our students’ lenses and outlook on who they are and inspire their purpose and place amongst society today. Our main focus is to train our students in a holistic environment while maintaining high standards of education. This ensures that our students are sought after and ready to work in the dynamic and exciting industry of Hair and Beauty.