At RENU Hair and Beauty we offer all aspects of hair and beauty, from stunning hairdressing to beauty treatments and qualified teaching.
Our hair and beauty salon always maintains a warm and relaxing atmosphere, providing unisex hairdressing in a setting where everyone is welcome.
As a Shrewsbury hair salon, RENU Hair and Beauty always aims to go the extra mile, providing quality and creative hairdressing alongside beauty treatments designed to pamper.
Our team understands the latest trends and products, making your inspiration a reality. We’ve been established for over 14 years and have built up an established team of experienced stylists, quickly becoming one of the leading hair salons in Shrewsbury.
Everything we do at RENU Hair and Beauty is based around you. We’re dedicated to providing a personal service and a bespoke, enjoyable experience. Visit us today and see how we can help you.
At our Shrewsbury hair salon, we’ve developed a wide range of hair and beauty treatments. From
cuts and hair colouring to Manicures, Pedicures, Gel Polish, Acrylic Nail Extensions and massage, there’s something to suit everyone.
If you’re looking for quality hairdressing, we’re here to deliver the expertise you deserve. Before any
styling takes place, we get to know you and what you’re looking for. When you’re ready, we deliver
the ideal service. RENU Hair and Beauty uses products from leading brands such as Wella, GHD and
Blue Sky ensuring a high-standard of quality.
Both walk-ins and appointments are available with free consultations on offer. If you have a specific
time and treatment in mind, give us a call. We strive to be flexible, providing unisex hairdressing as
well as haircuts for children.
Our beauty treatments are varied and offer a number of benefits. Skin and facial treatments offer
anti-aging properties while our mud wraps help nourish and treat problem skin. Looking to de-stress?
Take a look at our massage and holistic therapies, where we can target different areas of the body and help you relax.
Manicures, Pedicures, waxing and tanning round out our beauty treatments, with UV Gel Polish
Gail Smallman - Owner - RENU Hair Beauty & Training Academy
Hairdressing has been a constant in my working life. I started as an apprentice at the age of 16. By the age of 21 I was teaching Hairdressing NVQ Levels 1, 2 & 3 for County Training. I did this for seven years, working my way up to Salon Supervisor in Ludlow and Wellington. During my years at County Training I was an important part of delivering the Level 1 Provision to 14 - 16 year old's in Telford.
I have been in the Hairdressing industry for 24 years and I have owned my own successful business for 16 years. Over the past 4 years i have concentrated on growing my hair and beauty salon while delivering training for the hair and beauty industry allowing me to keep up an assessment practice. I have a passion for Hairdressing and teaching and love watching learners progress in our industry.
Charlotte Walder - Level 2 coordinator / Post 16's curriculum manager / Tutor / Hairdresser - RENU Hair Beauty & Training Academy
I started my hairdressing career when I left school at 16 when I attended county training and carried out an NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing. I worked at a few salons situated in Shrewsbury town centre. In 2015 I started my career in barbering and worked at a barbers for approximately 3 years before leaving and joining the team here at Renu Hair and Beauty.
I have worked at Renu for 1-year teaching and delivering NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing. Since starting I have successfully completed numerous courses and qualifications including my level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement. I am also towards the end of my Level 3 award in education and training with 16 years’ experience in the hairdressing industry I enjoy passing on skills and techniques to my learners and seeing them progress and grow.
Sarah Jones - Stylist, Tutor / Assessor - RENU Hair Beauty & Training Academy
I have worked in the hairdressing industry for 30 years, starting as an apprentice before gaining my City and Guilds Level 2.
I decided to upgrade my Level 2 Hairdressing and went on to complete my Level 3 Hairdressing. I have always enjoyed tutoring so completed my assessor's qualification which enables me to deliver NVQ qualifications to learners. In an effort to keep advancing my skills, I have also completed my Key Skills Maths and English Level 2. I have also taken a keen interest in Beauty, completing the GTI Professional standards, Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure.
I enjoy working in a busy, varied salon where no two days are the same. I enjoy making clients look and feel special. I am currently learning gel polish techniques to ensure i can off the most up to date manicures and pedicures to our clients.
Gemma Lee - Liason officer / Pre 16's curriculum manager/ Assessor/ Tutor/ Beautician - RENU Hair Beauty & Training Academy
I began my journey in the Hair & Beauty industry as a Hairdressing apprentice at a salon in Shrewsbury in 2013. I worked full-time and attended college one day a week to complete my Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing. After completing my hairdressing apprenticeship, I stayed on to work at the salon and later decided I wanted to progress further going on to study my level 2 Beauty Specialist course to work alongside my Hairdressing.
I found a real passion for my beauty work so went on to complete my level 3 complementary therapies. Since working at RENU I have found a love for teaching and completed my level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement. I now help with all aspects of running RENU training Academy and have just began working towards my level 4 award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
Gayle Morgan - Hairdresser / Tutor - RENU Hair Beauty & Training Academy
I have been working at Renu for 12 months. After Leaving school at 16 I went to college and completed a taster course in Health and Social Care. I then had my family and had a keen interest in hairdressing since a young age. 2 years ago I decided the time was right to restart my career so I undertook a course at a local college.
Once I finished the course I wanted to progress further so joined Renu Training Academy and completed my level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing. When I completed my training Gail offered me a position as a stylist and since then I have started delivering to learners from the care sector. I am now completing my L3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, as well as starting my manicure and pedicure training. I look forward to my future working at Renu as exciting things are developing.
Zoe Watkins - Level 1 coordinator / Hairdresser / Tutor - RENU Hair Beauty & Training Academy
After leaving school I went to work in hospitality. I then started my family and had positions In schools as the work hours complemented my circumstances. Now my children are at an age where I am able to follow the career I want to.
2 years ago I started my journey into the hair industry, I became the apprentice at Renu and I am now fully qualified and work as a stylist on the salon floor as well as teaching learners who are at risk of becoming NEET. It is thoroughly enjoyable to see learners gain confidence as well as qualifications.
I am now working towards my L3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.
Zara Laurie - Oswestry supervisor / Tutor - Assessor - RENU Hair Beauty & Training Academy
I am a qualified Nail tech & Beautician with 15 years’ experience. I have ran salons in the past but back in 2015 I took the plunge to open up my own home based salon which is growing from strength to strength. In 2018 I decided that I wanted to share my passion and become an educator in the industry which I absolutely love.
I studied my Level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement at Renu and from here started educating beauty learners in the academy.
Rebecca Slawson - Tutor - Assessor - RENU Hair Beauty & Training Academy
Once I left school I went to college and achieved my NVQ level 2 in Childcare, i worked in childcare for 3 years. I then went on to do a Hairdressing apprenticeship and completed my level 2 NVQ and level 3 NVQ In Hairdressing and my NVQ level 2 Barbering, i also have a level 2 certificate in Customer service. I have now been level 3 qualified for 10 years and I am now working towards completing my level 3 Assessors award here at RENU. I am currently educating level 1 and 3 hairdressing and barbering students. I really enjoy teaching new learners, seeing them progress and their confidence grow.
Amanda - Beauty Assessor
I have been working at Renu for two months. After leaving school I studied performing arts at college, I then went on to have my family. I have always had a great interest in all things beauty, since I was young, so decided to retrain in the beauty industry.
I contacted Renu Training Academy and began studying for my NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy, which I qualified in June 2020. I have also completed short courses in Gel Polish, Acrylic extensions, Eyelash Perming and extensions.
Once I had qualified Gail offered me a position as Beauty Tutor and I now deliver Beauty Therapy to learners of all ages, whilst I complete my teaching and assessor qualifications.
I am extremely grateful for the support and great opportunities Gail and the Renu team have given me and look forward to the new opportunities that may become available.
At RENU Hair and Beauty we can also help you begin your training within the hair and beauty industry, delivering professional and accredited Beauty, Nail and Holistic training courses. We successfully train young people who are experiencing difficulties with their education. Our packages are bespoke, designed to meet the needs of the individual.
We are now proud to be able to offer GOVERNMENT FUNDING In partnership with SBC Training to our learners (subject to eligibility). This means depending on your circumstances we are able to access a variety of funding options for our learners so there’s never a better time to start on your hairdressing or Beauty career.
If you are aged 16-18 we have Traineeship and Apprenticeship funding available or if you have decided now is the time for a change in career we have options available again subject to eligibility.
AEB is funded by the Education Skills Funding Agency and supports Adults aged 19and over to gain qualifications and skills for a new career, to progress
in work or preparing to go onto an apprenticeship.
AEB can fund those who are aged 19-23 to get a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in Hairdressing, Barbering or Beauty Therapy. Sometimes a contribution may need to be made if you are over the age of 24.
Learners in receipt of low wage (subject to eligibility) can use AEB to fully fund their first Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.
For those who are currently in receipt of unemployment benefit AEB can fund your Hair, Barber or Beauty Therapy qualification.
Another exciting route of funding is ESF which if you self employed or employed we can help you to gain new or extra skills to offer your clients. For example Gel Polish, Manicure, Pedicure, Lash Treatments all in short courses not full NVQ. We will also soon be offering Lash Extensions and Lash perming. ALL GOVERNMENT FUNDED SUBJECT TO ELIGIBILITY.
RENU are honoured to be part of the iN2 project funded by the ESF offering young people aged 15 and over who are at risk of becoming NEET the chance to train in the hair and beauty sector. We all know not everyone is academic and this gives an opportunity to gain practical qualifications to leave education with. We deliver either inhouse qualifications as well as VTCT accredited qualifications. If you feel your education facility may benefit from our delivery opportunities please get in touch with us for more details.
Our learners all develop their skills in a realistic working environment. We support people to value the key workplace skills of enthusiasm, self-motivation and independence.
At the RENU Training Academy, we can help learners begin working towards their accreditation in Hairdressing, Beauty and Nail Art via the AQA Unit Award Scheme, with opportunities for embedding in core skills ‘or work towards completing their full NVQ qualification in Hair or Beauty.
All of the AQA work completed at RENU will help learners move onto a NVQ qualification or employment. Each training course take place in a friendly and professional environment, providing practical training with tutors that have over fourteen years of experience in the industry. We also deliver the AQA Unit Award Scheme for students within the care sector or PRU schools, offering an opportunity to learn new skills in the hair and beauty industry.
After successfully completing units from the AQA Award Scheme, we will assess the correct level NVQ your learner can progress to. We are proud to be able to offer this to our learners, encouraging them to continue being motivated and open to learning. With a nationally recognised qualification from VTCT, the countries leading awarding body for the Hair and Beauty Industry, your learner can gain access into college to further their career opportunities.
We all understand learners can find working in a classroom daunting, which is why here at RENU we do the opposite. All learners are integrated with members of staff and clients, so they feel part of the team.
Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering includes:
Are you a person who has a flair for creativity and enjoys working as part of a team?
Quality trained hairdressers are always in high-demand and here at RENU we can help you on your career path.
Your training will take place within a modern, fully-equipped Hair and Beauty salon using the latest tools, equipment, products and techniques.
Our tutors have over 50 years of combined experience in the Hair and Beauty industry. They are here to guide and inspire you to help you reach your full potential. We will help you from day one of our journey to completing your Level 2 Diploma and onto your Level 3 Advanced Hairdressing.
NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
At Renu Training Academy we offer the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing in such a way it saves a lot of time in comparison to Further Education colleges. It's perfect for those looking for a career change or wanting to freshen up their skills when returning to the industry. Students can train and become a qualified Level 2 Hairdresser within 26 weeks on a part-time basis.
Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing: £1,750 which includes registration fees, salon tunic and teaching fees. Additional fees: Hairdressing kit approximately £190. To help with the training costs we can agree on a fixed monthly repayment scheme at 0% interest.
This is made up of 8 mandatory units and a selection to suit your requirements. Mandatory units will cover:
Then upon a discussion with your tutor a decision will be made on what optional units to choose. Training and assessment will take place in our fully working hair and beauty salon on real clients.
Will I be required to do home study?
Yes, as you learn your new skills you will need ot practice on friends and family. Written assignments and research will also need to be carried out in your own time. Here at RENU we believe quality time is the key to quality learning. Our class sizes are purposely kept small to keep this ethos. Our normal class sizes are 8 - 9 learners.
NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing
Prerequisites: You will need to have completed the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
Course Duration: 52 weeks
This qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards for Hairdressing. You will complete your training in our commercial salon using the latest tools, equipment and techniques. You will complete mandatory units including:
There are then a variety of optional units to choose from which include the following:
Assessment takes the form of observation of practical competence within the commercial salon; which is then backed up with written assignments and questioning to assess knowledge.
Practical assessments are completed on paying clients and must be completed within a commercially viable time as stated in the NVQ.
Will I be required to study at home?
Yes. As you gain new skills you will need to practice on friends and family. Written assignments will need to be researched and completed at home as well as in the training centre.
How many students will there be in a class?
To provide quality training we believe in keeping classes small to provide quality training. Therefore, there will not be more than 8 - 9 learners at any one time. All of our courses are accredited by VTCT, enabling you to gain employement in the hairdressing sector.
The price of this course is £2700 which includes registration, teaching fees and the purchase of a salon tunic. You will be required to bring your own tools. If this is not possible, a kit can be purchased from us at a fee of £190. All fees can be paid in installments over the duration of the course.
Level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy
Are you interested in beginning a career in beauty therapy?
Why not start studying your level 1 NVQ with us, this qualification will include mandatory units of;
There will be then be an opportunity for you to choose other optional units to make up your qualification, this will be discussed with your tutor to complement your training, the optional units are; themed face painting, the art of photographic make up, nail art application, presenting a professional image in a salon, salon reception duties.
Your training will take place in a fully commercial hair and beauty salon. Once level 1 is completed there will be an opportunity to progress onto your level 2 in beauty therapy.
The level 1 certificate in beauty therapy qualification is completed at your own pace you can attend anything from 1 day to four days per week. The cost of the course is £1000 which covers all registration fees and a salon tunic. This can be paid via monthly instalments which are interest free.
NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General.
Are you a person who has a flair for creativity and who enjoys working as part of a team?
Quality Beauty Therapists are always in high demand and here at RENU we can help you on your career path.
Your training will take place within a modern fully equipped Hair and Beauty salon using the latest tools, equipment, products and techniques.
Our tutors have over 50 years combined experience in the Hair and Beauty industry. They are here to guide and inspire you to help you reach your full potential. We will help you from day one of your journey to completing your Level 2 Diploma and onto your advanced courses.
At RENU Training Academy we offer the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy in such a way it saves a lot of time in comparison to Further Education colleges. It’s perfect for those looking for a career change or wanting to freshen up their skills when returning to the industry. Students can train and become a qualified Level 2 Beautician within 26 weeks on a part time basis.
Prerequisite: None. This qualification is ideal for those just coming into the industry.
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques: £1,750 which includes registration fees, salon tunic and teaching fees. Additional fees: Beauty kit approximately £200. To help with the training costs we can agree on a fixed monthly repayment scheme at 0% interest.
This is made up of 9 mandatory units and a selection of optional units to suit your requirements.
Mandatory units will cover:
Training and assessment will take place in our fully working hair and beauty salon on real clients.
Will I be required to do home study?
Yes. As you learn your new skills you will need to practice on friends and family. Written assignments and research will also need to be carried out in your own time. Here at RENU we believe quality time is the key to quality learning. Our class sizes are purposely kept small to keep this ethos. Our normal class sizes are 8-9 learners.
Level 2 Barbering qualification.
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior barber including: health and safety; client consultation; shampooing and conditioning hair; basic hair cutting; blow dry and finishing and cutting facial hair to shape. These units are all mandatory.
Learners will also develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: changing men's hair colour; creating basic patterns in hair; perming; reception duties and promoting products and services to clients. The cost of the course is £1750 and the kit required is £190. Study days are flexible and will be discussed at interview stage.
Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) courses.
The VTCT Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) courses are knowledge-based qualifications people in hairdressers or barbers, beauty salons or complementary therapies who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required within the salon/barbershop to be able to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services to clients.
Learners must achieve the mandatory unit: Infection prevention (COVID-19) for their relevant area
During this qualification, learners will develop knowledge on the importance of social responsibility, the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19, and the methods used to control transmission, such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They will also gain an understanding of the safe working practices required in the salon/barbershop to protect themselves and their clients. This course is delivered totally online with a day at a cost of £50.
Level 3 Award in Education and Training.
Level 3 Award in Education and Training is a qualification for those interested in a teaching career in further education or for those who have recently started teaching. It will enable the learner to enter teaching employment and progress on to broader teaching qualifications. This award is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the skills and knowledge required to fulfil a teaching role. This course covers preparation, planning and basic course design. They will also gain teaching delivery skills and participate in microteaching sessions. Evaluation skills and techniques also form part of the course content. This qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching/training and is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching. This course can be delivered face to face or online depending on circumstances. The cost of the course is £350.
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.
The primary outcome of the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of education and training as a vocational assessor. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of an assessor. The Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is a substantial qualification that will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor. This qualification is designed for learners over 19 and will support you to gain employment as a vocational assessor. The units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.
It is a practical qualification intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace e.g. training environment. Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.
This qualification includes units covering the principles and practices of assessment, assessing learners' occupational competence in the work place and assessing vocational skills, and knowledge and understanding of education and training. The cost of the course is £495.
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training is a qualification designed to enable you to develop practical teaching skills. It will enable you to work in a teaching role and progress on to a broader teaching qualification. This qualification is suitable for trainee teachers, those experienced in a teaching role and those working as assessors who wish to gain a teaching qualification. This qualification has been specifically designed for trainers aged 19 and over. This certificate is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with the skills and knowledge required to fulfil a teaching role. The course content covers planning, delivery, assessment and the use of resources. You will also gain teaching delivery skills and participate in microteaching sessions, evaluation skills and techniques also form part of the course content. This qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching/training and is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching. The cost of this course is £450.
Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
The VTCT Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is a practical-based qualification intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre. The qualification is made up of two units giving the teacher/trainer the knowledge and practical skills to carry out the process of internal quality assurance. The cost of this qualification is £400.
Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
The level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice is a practical-based qualification intended for those leading a team of internal quality assurance staff. Within the qualification you will complete a mixture of theory and practical tasks to gain the required skills to lead an internal quality assurance team. The cost of this qualification is £500.
The Unit Award Scheme is ideal for any learner who has missed education for any reason. Our belief is anyone can be a learner w just need to find an interest. The Unit Award Scheme has over 10,000 different units to choose from whether it be Maths, English, Science, Hair or Beauty we will find the right course for your learner. We are not a ‘school’ we are a training academy and our learners love our ethos. We believe we are all in it together, with this in mind we all integrate together there is no ‘teacher’ and no ‘child’ we are all members of staff. Once our learners start achieving units this gives them pride and self-belief which in turn creates self-motivation. We know by promoting this we get great results and our working partners agree.
"I have been very impressed with the Academy... with sensitive teaching approaches and individualised learning, I can highly recommend them to any organisation who may be looking for this type of provision" - Alistair Craib, Keys Childcare.
"The team at RENU are a joy to work with - very professional, flexible, contactable. Pupils from our school... have gained skills to assist in their future careers. They have also gained life skills such as increased self-confidence and an ability to deal with real-life situations" - Anna Liddell, Pastoral Lead Teacher, Access School Shropshire.
"I am proud to have worked with Gail and the RENU team. Gail's experience in the hair and beauty sector, together with her background of NVQ assessing for County Training, assures learners of an exceptional training environment." - Jason Manley, Director, Jump Learning UK Ltd.
Welcome to Beautiful Nails Training Academy
The head of the training team - Gail Smallman & Charlotte Walder
With a combined total of over 40 years in the hair and beauty sector, we have the knowledge and understanding of anything related to Beauty and Hairdressing. Gail currently runs a training academy in Shrewsbury delivering NVQ qualifications in hair and beauty. Charlotte is the post-16 co-ordinator within the organisation, we have good knowledge of in-depth training, along with the skills to be able to support people and deliver short courses alongside a great team of educators.
All our courses are accredited by ABT [associated Beauty Therapist] this will enable the student to gain the right qualification and obtain the correct insurance.
At Beautiful nails we have our own unique training schools where we hold a number of different training courses to suit your needs from beginner courses to advanced.
Beautiful Nails have been providing quality training for over 20 years, during this time we have spent many years manufacturing and tailoring one of the finest nail systems in the world.
Our nail systems are used throughout the UK and Europe by professional nail artists on a daily basis, it is from our clientele support and feedback that we have had gained the capability and knowledge be become a big player in the industry.
Our aim at Beautiful nails is to treat each and every customer as an individual, providing you with the very best of services, the finest possible products, at the most competitive prices around.
At Beautiful nails we are fully committed to providing an excellent customer service, innovation, and excellence.
Because we listen to our customers and students we know the importance of giving a professional service and product that people want and need.
Right Course, Right Training.
When choosing your course there are a few important bits of information you need to ask your provider
• How long have the company and trainer been teaching for and who trained them.
• What is the back-up service they provide and how much will it cost you?
• Do they have teaching training certificate
• Can they supply you with supplies after you have finished the course?
We are unique in that all its students have a tailor-made course that fits their time and requirements. There is no need to wait for courses to start or finish, or the disappointment of courses not running due to lack of numbers
Back-up (FREE TRAINING FOR LIFE)
With continued back up as and when/or if needed you can be assured you get the best start possible.
We are a national accredited training provider and have academies based across the UK. Please see below for your local academy.
2-4 Ansdell Road,
Anne Marie Fitzwater
1 Plough Road,
The Vintage Beauty Room,
18a Church Street,
If you have any questions or wish to book an appointment, you can get in touch with us with on 01743 718586. Alternatively, please contact us using our contact form to the right.
Unit 8, 9 & 10 Dorrington Business Park
T: 01743 718586