The highest level of training in a range of various beauty massage and make-up courses
Cairns, Far North Queensland

Demi International Beauty Academy is one of the most highly regarded beauty schools within Australia and aims to offers a range of full-time and part-time beauty, therapy massage and make-up courses. With its first location opened on the Sunshine Coast, the Academy received so much success and attention that we’ve now opened a campus in Cairns, which can be found at 97 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland.

For over 12 years, we have been providing the highest possible level of training in a range of various beauty, massage and make-up courses. Not only do we have the latest facilities & equipment, continuously up-to-date curriculums, and teachers with years of real-world experience, we’ve been commended as one of the industry’s best training facilities in Australia and are an official Registered Training Organisation.

We provide a variety of different expert-led beauty, therapy massage and make-up courses that cover everything from makeup artistry to micro-skin needling. We offer a range of short courses, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas regarding the following specialist practices:

  • Salon Management
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Remedial Massage
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Retail Makeup & Skincare
  • Nail Technology
  • Laser Hair Reduction & Laser Safety Certificate

Our courses can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis, with flexible study options.

Our students recommend us for a number reasons, most notably due to the fact that our small, relaxed class sizes allow each individual to access their own learning support. We also know how important it is to be kept up to date with the current industry which is why our curriculum always reflects the skills and expertise needed in the real world. To give students the full experience of what to expect after graduation, our courses also offer an in-house student salon and hands-on practice that allows learners to hone their knowledge.

Our courses are led by industry experts with years of knowledge regarding real-world industries, many of our graduates quickly find themselves moving onto work in roles ranging from film to fashion to owning their own salons!

Demi International Beauty Academy is the best way to fast-track your future beauty therapy career and get a head start in the industry.

If you’re interested in learning more about how the Academy could expand your knowledge and your skills, get in touch with our Cairns campus today.

Call 07 4051 3822

97 Spence Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Meet Nalii our Diploma of Screen and Media Teacher in Cairns

I am a hair, makeup and special effects artist with 15 years of artistic experience, including fine & commercial arts.

I work predominately in Tropical North Qld, but I also work interstate and nationally. I have the heart of a gypsy and a thirst for new life experiences and am currently working towards achieving my goal of working internationally.

Magic, creativity and inspiration are what I bring to my classroom. I dream big! Although I have received feedback about being naturally gifted, I truly believe hard-work, passion and the desire to learn are the keys to success. I see all my students as aspiring artists and love to share my creative wisdom and encourage them to be the best make-up artist they can be.

My years in the industry have given me the opportunity to really refine my skills and I use a synergistic blend of everything I have learnt on my journey to produce my art, no matter what the canvas. I love to envisage a creative project and see it through the creative process of design, create, apply and direct all the way to concept completion. I have a broad range of skills including:

  • Beauty, glamour makeup
  • Prosthetics & SPFX Makeup
  • Film and Photography Makeup
  • Character and Makeup Design
  • Styling and Fashion Design
  • Jewelry, accessory and prop manufacture
  • Sculpture and Marquette design and manufacture
  • Fine art, drawing, sketching and digital art
  • Photography and Lighting
  • Art Directing and Film Experience

Meet Oranea Tamou one of our Beauty Therapy Teachers

“I believe the key to success is integrity in everything you do.  Do it passionately and love it.  Treat everyone with respect and be kind to one another.”

Oranea is interested in really nurturing her students, building their confidence in their skills and themselves as therapists and making the transition to the workforce easy and natural. One of the ways she does this is to transform her classroom environment into a simulated spa environment. Team culture is an essential component of Oranea’s training. She believes we learn better when we learn together, with each other and from each other. Story-telling is also a big part of her training.  She loves to share stories about working in spa’s, keeping it as real as possible for all her students.

Oranea with her 5-star spa team. Special time in her career.

Although she started out in a hairdressing apprenticeship, it was the beauty therapists that worked in the salon that sparked her passion for beauty as she watched beauty treatments totally transforming people. After her training was completed she worked in 5-star spa’s as only 1 of 4 chosen to work full-time out of 300 applicants. Specialising in Lash and Brow treatments, skin treatments and body treatments in her own city salon in Cairns. Oranea also finds time to run a team of therapists who provided treatments for those in aged care.

When I asked her to tell me something we wouldn’t know about her she said

“I love to travel, and I would love more than anything else in this world to one-day add a precious little person to my much-loved family”.

Meet Bridie Eaton one of our Beauty Therapy Teachers

Bridie has always had an interest in makeup and beauty treatments, including hair-cuts and dabbled in them all before becoming qualified. Although she admits she nipped a few ears and is thankful she didn’t become a hairdresser.  Maybe we should call her Bridie Van Gough?

Seriously, making naturally based skin care products for  a son with extreme eczema was Bridie’s introduction into the world of skin care and eventually beauty. From humble beginnings as a student Bridie has built two successful business’s including her current business Lara Day Spa and Wellness Center in Victoria.

The beautiful healing vibes of the Lara Day Spa

An upmarket spa with 5 treatment rooms in a renovated 3-bedroom house.

It’s no surprise then that the people that inspire her most are women who own, build and run successful businesses and manage their family commitments. Bridie loves to instil these qualities in her students, building their confidence because she believes that confidence in their ability is pivotal to becoming an outstanding therapist. When I asked her what she loved about teaching she said.

“I’m helping to make wonderful eager women into talented therapists. Seeing the penny drop when they get the science they have been taught and relate it to their treatments always pleases me”

Training my staff and students is so rewarding

In the classroom Bridie encourages the students to be hands on very early in their studies.  They go over treatments together and she has a strong belief in repetition as effective learning. She aims to mentor students to be giving and kind as well as providing nurturing, exceptional and professional treatments for their clients. I asked her, since the learning journey is reciprocal what the students teach her.

“Students keep me humble and on my toes.  They inspire me to be the best trainer I can possibly be”

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