Our hairdressers, beauty therapists, natural health professionals and chefs all had to start somewhere, right?
There are a range of training institutions in Brisbane that offer huge discounts to customers willing to let students ply them with their trade. The students are fully supervised and offer a fantastic range of services.
The Q Academy is located at Chester Street Newstead offers relaxation and remedial massage for $20.00 and $30.00 respectively. When the students have concluded their certificate or diploma studies, they run massage clinics in industry standard treatment rooms. Massages take place in individually screened cubicles, allowing for client privacy.
The Brisbane School of Hairdressing offers a range of hairdressing services at extremely low prices. A web voucher printed from the school's web site offers a shampoo, condition, style- cut and blow-dry for $14.00. The Brisbane School Salon is located at the upper ground level of the Queen Adelaide Building.
The Southbank Institute of TAFE Skin and Body Spa offer indulgent treatments for very little cost. A basic facial is $20.00, spa treatment $50.00, manicure $10.00 and occasion make- up $7.00. Operating hours are Wednesday from 3.00pm-6.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm.
After a spa treatment you might like to dine at the Institute's restaurant for lunch or dinner. The Southbank Institute Restaurant boasts "the best value fine dining experience available in the city". The extensive menu is changed regularly. The Restaurant has been touted as being one of Brisbane's 'best keep secrets'. Bookings are essential.
The Endeavour College of Natural Health located in Water Street Fortitude Valley offers a range of holistic health options. The cost of a Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal medicine consultation is $10.00 for the first ninety minute visit, then $5.00 for the next sixty minute visit. The cost of the Homeopathy consultation is $15 for the first ninety minute visit and then $10.00 for the next thirty minute visit. All homeopathy remedies are $5.00.
These institutions are frequented by thousands of people living in and around Brisbane. Attending these institutions not only saves a tidy sum; it allows you to perhaps treat yourself guilt free and the best thing of all - it provides these hardworking students the opportunity to show off their amazing skills.