Marbella Beauty Academy

Striving for success through the cascading of knowledge

Marbella Beauty Academy:
Spain's Premier Beauty Academy

MBA Facade
MBA Facade

Marbella Beauty Academy is based in the southern part of Spain, in the region of Andalusia, in Aloha (Nueva Andalucía), close to the world famous Puerto Banús marina. The Academy is accessible from two main airports; Malaga 40 min, as well as Gibraltar approximately 50 min drive.

The Academy offers the internationally recognized CIBTAC qualifications, (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology). The courses can be full time or part time allowing you to change and improve your life with small or big career changes.

Marbella Beauty Academy is available to offer a wide range of courses that will enable you to fulfill your employment requirements or establish yourself in a new career, in this fast moving and exciting industry.

The Team

Giselle Beck-Davies (Principal of Marbella Beauty Academy)
Giselle Beck-Davies (Principal)

Giselle Beck-Davies (Principal of Marbella Beauty Academy) has been in the Beauty business for over 30 years, having trained at the world famous Champney’s College in Tring and gaining experience working on their Health Farm. She worked as Spa Manager at The Metropole Hotel and then went on to open several of her own Salons before training as a Teacher and assessor and being invited to teach in Further Education and then private colleges. Seeing the need for high standards on the coast, she gained accreditation from C.I.B.T.A.C, The British Association of Beauty Therapists and Cosmetologists own examining board which is the preferred qualification in the Beauty Industry Internationally. Giselle has been succesfully running courses in Marbella since 2008, and gets so much satisfaction from watching her students grow in confidence and self belief as they learn and then go on to reap the rewards of their hard work. Contrary to belief, it is an academic qualification equivalent to A level standards, so often students who have struggled through school and been told they are non achievers can gain this prestigious qualification including the stand alone Anatomy and Physiology diploma, because it is applied to a practical subject they enjoy!

Jane O'Brien (Head Tutor at Marbella Beauty Academy)
Jane O'Brien (Head Tutor)

Jane O'Brien is Head Tutor at Marbella Beauty Academy. She has over 20 years’ experience and has enjoyed every minute of it. She trained at Doncaster College and went on to work for 4 years as a Beauty Therapist at Centre Parks in Sherwood Forest. She then became assistant Manager of a Spa which was voted Best Health Spa by Good House Keeping Magazine 2 years in a row. Jane went back to college and achieved her Teaching and Assessment Certificates, which is where she found that her real passion was in passing on her own experience to new recruits. After working as Beauty Therapy coordinator at Oracle Training and teaching Beauty Therapy and key skills, Jane moved to sunny Spain and went on to manage another 5 star Spa on the Coast for 8 years, but missed teaching and so came to join MBA where she feels truly happy striving for success by passing on all her knowledge and expertise to enthusiastic students.

Georgia Beck-Davies (College Technician)
Georgia Beck-Davies (College Technician)
Liza Mayne
Liza Mayne

Georgia Beck-Davies trained as a C.I.B.T.A.C Beauty Therapist and also a Stylist and personal Shopper in London, she has a passion for Fashion and Beauty. Georgia has written articles on Fashion & Beauty for magazines and also was honoured to be invited to assist as a stylist on the latest Hot Fashion Book.

Liza Mayne trained as a Make-up Artist at the London College of Beauty and returned to London to study Fashion. Establishing a great professional reputation on the coast and in London working on Fashion and Video shoots, for magazines and ensuring many beautiful brides enjoy their day, confident they look fabulous. MBA feel very lucky to have her Teaching the Make-up Artists of the future in the Academy.

Faye Kilcourse
Faye Kilcourse

Faye Kilcourse studied for 4 years at The London College of fashion, achieving a degree in Make-up. Faye has a unique way of bringing out the creativity in all of her students, it is so fulfilling to see those students that doubt themselves, suddenly bursting with lots of exciting ideas, Faye says we all have a creative side to us! MBA Fashion & Photographic Make-up students also study hair styling with Toni & Guy Trainer Alex Ainsworth, techniques include blow drying, hair up and fantasy styles, to complete their look.

Helen Kitson
Helen Kitson

Helen Kitson is a delight to have at MBA treating all our ailments from sciatica to sinusitus!! Helen's caring nature and true passion for Reflexology Indian Head massage and Aomatherapy are truly inspiring. Helen has treated 100's of people over the years with a 99% success rate, and includes advice on individual diet needs and crystal therapy in her treatments. Having worked with young people teaching them how to achieve employment, Helen is excited to now mix her two talents together Holistics and Teaching and join the MBA team passing on her years of knowledge to future Therapists.

Alex Maloney
Alex Maloney

Alex maloney Alex has over 15 years’ experience within the hairdressing industry, 12 of those working for Toni and Guy. Whilst working for T & G he worked up to becoming a Head technician and also a head trainer. Sharing his knowledge is a big passion and something he has missed since working for himself. Now he is ready to throw himself back in to educating budding hairdressers with total enthusiasm!