The Academy has been and operated by the same family up to the present day.
The Design School is the longest established specialist training
academy for Beauty Therapy, special effects in South Africa. They offer
recognized and accredited qualifications in accordance with the national and international
requirements as well Leading Internationally recognised qualifications.
After many Decades in business, the Academy remains committed to offering the highest level of education and with experience, knowledge and highly qualified lecturers, guarantee that all learners receive
the best and most professional training South Africa has to offer.
This exclusive academy for Sale boasts high staff to learner ratios and is recognised as one of the most well
equipped schools in the world today. Aim to inspire and uplift aspiring professional beauty
therapists and make-up artists, with passion and modern approach which combines theory, high
principles, practical application and Business acumen.
On completion of any of full training courses, students will have acquired well developed skills
and expertise in their chosen field and will have the knowledge and Face to Face name behind them
to ensure that they are immediately employable and have the skills to succeed in their career offers education and training qualifications nationally registered and aligned with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and are internationally accredited.
This academy is recognized and accredited by all the National and International professional accreditation and membership organizations including.
Department of Education Republic of South Africa
The Services Seta
Qualifications are quality assured by the Services Seta (3725) whose qualifications are aligned with
the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
ITEC has a close working partnership with over 650 approved centres worldwide and has offices in
London, South Africa and Asia Pacific and in Ireland and the United States of America. ITEC offers
centres and learners high quality regulated qualifications for employability, specialist subjects and
skills enhancement. The ITEC portfolio includes qualifications in Beauty and Spa therapy,
complementary therapies, sports and fitness, hairdressing and customer service sectors.
CIDESCO INTERNATIONAL ZURICH
Comite International d’Estheque et de Cosmetologie was founded in 1946 to further the professional
competence and integrity of the Beauty Therapist and make-up and Special Effect Artist and Makeup Design Artists now works. It affords constant contact internationally to aintain worldwide
standards of knowledge and techniques. CIDESCO is now recognized in 35 countries worldwide in
five continents of the word and has over 250 Schools around the world teching to the International
acclaimed CIDESCO Standards.
SAAHSP – QAP
SAAHSP is a non-profit organization that was awarded its Professional Body Status by the South
African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in 2013. The SAAHSP –This Professional Body is driven to
Achieve quality education and training and to Regulate Industry Standards to an exceptional code of
ethics in the Beauty, Health and Skincare industry. To this end SAAHSP was appointed as the Quality
Assurance Partner (QAP) by the QCTO and as such SAAHSP quality assures all training providers
offering the following qualification and learning programmes which are found on the OQSF.
In order to achieve recognition and accreditation with the above bodies the School complies with
very strict requirements including the ratio of equipment and professional classrooms to highly
qualified tutors. Face to Face exceeds these requirements and enjoys more space and equipment for
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The business is conveniently located close to transport and main arterial routes to make it secure
and accessible for students. There is full time security in the Campus, making it ideal for evening
The Business is 58 years old and under the control of the current owner for 45 years
2. PRESENT MARKET
The operation hours are from 0800 to 1600 hrs Monday to Friday and 0800 to 1300 on a Saturday.
Marketing of the College is strongly supported by recommendation, word of mouth, website,
Facebook, Instagram. Open Days.
There are other registered and accredited Beauty Therapy Training Schools in Johannesburg
amounting to about 6, but the business location is convenient and accessible.
Full time students enrol for Semesters beginning February and August. Part- time programs are run
all year round.
VAT is not relevant for Colleges and Education Institutions registered with the Department of
The business is a (PTY) Ltd Company
Management accounts are run on our Pastel/Sage account
The recent balance sheet will be made available.
9 People, Stable Tenure.
1 car guard 10 years’ service
1 Cleaner 30 years’ service
1 Receptionist/Enrolment officer – 32 year service
Account Controller – New appointment.
2 First year facilitators 10 years
1 2nd year facilitator 3 years
1 3rd year facilitator 3 years
2 Make-up Artistry facilitators 5 years and 1 new appointment to meet demand.
All staff are employed as permanent employees
The owner is currently very involved in running the business, however all staff are professionals and
able to work independently and would continue to do so.
The current lease Expires at the end of December 2024 (This Year). An option for renewal can be
negotiated on a year to year basis
Floorspace: 500 square metres
A Copy of the lease will be available on request.
A total inventory will be made available on request. The Business is equipped with all of the latest
Beauty Hardware. (Including Therapy Beds, Steam and other equipment)
Monthly stock of cosmetics and make up in shop about R150 000 including full kits available for
– Heritage, Reputation, Professional and Respected
– International and National Accreditation guarantees jobs for Graduates
– Quality Education and Training including Business Skills
– South Africa’s leading trainer for Theatre and Specialised Make up and prosthetics
– Preferred partner for Corporate Wellness Days and Events
– Franchise Experience including Intenational
– Behind on incorporating the latest Technology
– Lack of dedicated attention to innovation and opportunity for expansion
– Lack of personnel and representation to address and encourage Matric students
– Missed opportunity to incorporate and co-ordinate general Beauty Professional recruitment
– Follow up on Franchise opportunities due to lack of Personnel.
Business future Opportunities:
– Next generation innovation using the latest Technology including Make Up Apps and
Resources on demand.
– More Part time in person programmes as well as online programmes on Beauty Theory, Hair
Design and other Styling/Colour Programmes and courses.
– Opportunity to offer advanced modules including Business Skills to run a Turn Key Beauty
– Opportunity to expand Corporate Wellness Days and Events
– Unlock the Franchise opportunity for hotel spas and smaller areas.
– E Commerce Opportunities for beauty products
– Professional Beauty and Make Up Industry Recruitment Hub (attracting revenue)
– Joint Venture partnership with a Commercial Cosmetic Manufacturer could take the
business to a new level.
– Similar to the situation of Covid 19. The industry was not allowed to trade for almost a year.
REASON FOR SALE
Current Principal and Owner is ready to retire and believes the business would benefit from a New
Generation Leader that could take the Academy to the next horizon.