Mother and Daughter Team, Ellevisage Training Academy

Mother and Daughter Team, Ellevisage Training Academy

Hello girlies, would love to hear how you found your experience with us!  Let us know by posting your comment below!  Thanks so much!! xxxx



  1. Lyndsey  January 27, 2015

    Just had my individual lash training and could not fault it at all. Karen was a brilliant tutor and amazingly patient when I discovered I was having trouble with my eyesight due to the intricate work. Once I had the correct glasses Karen welcomed me back to complete the training. A truly lovely woman who actually cares about teaching you and not just taking your money. Thank you xx.

  2. Alison Francis  January 27, 2015

    Totally brilliant experience really great! Karen is an inspiration can’t wait to visit to do my express lashes and lash curling! Sally Hutchison, Bedford.

  3. Hazel  February 3, 2015

    The experience of being taught by Karen was very professional as well as enjoyable, I now feel confident that I will be able to perform these treatments in a very professional manor. Karen is such a lovley, caring person she will do anything to help in any way she can. Thank you xx

  4. Charlene Campion from norfolk, Images beauty  February 5, 2015

    Absolutlely 5* training. Karen’s personal touch is what makes it so perfect. I cannot recommend Karen and A h Francis training enough, the support network is so important – they always deliver this. Karen’s enthusiasm just rubs off on you, I arrived feeling very unconfident as I didn’t believe in myself but Karen has totally boosted me and made me believe how good I am. The lash lift results are amazing and I’m totally loving the express lashes too, so popular. It’s great to feel your getting the training you’ve paid for, as my orginal foundation course wasn’t delivered at all like Karen’s training and therefore I agree the new training system with only Karen training is perfect!! If your thinking of extending your knowledge then look no further this academy is for you. Thanku to Karen and Ellie for everything, I hope our paths cross again in the future!

  5. Sarah Foster  February 10, 2015

    Thanks Karen for a great lash foundation course. This course was something I wanted to do for a while but was very nervous about booking . After talking to Karen on the phone I felt reassured about my insecurities and made that leap! It was a great day and Karen taught us in a relaxed and caring way making it easy to ask questions without feeling stupid. We were also reassured that after the training if we had any queries Karen would do her best to help answer them. In my eyes that’s a good trainer ! Oh and great cake , coffee and soup too ! X

  6. Kate Logan  February 12, 2015

    I had such an amazing day training with you Karen! I feel very lucky to have had such experience to learn from! I can not wait to get started! I love the fact that you are at the end if the phone for valuable advice! I look forward to booking my next course!xx

  7. Claudette  February 13, 2015

    Thank you Karen for such a great experience, I learnt so much in a short time within a lovely, exciting and warm environment. You had patience and the knowledge to equip me with the confidence to start out doing something completely new. Keep up the good work x

  8. Susan Wright  February 15, 2015

    Karen is a lovely caring lady and truly passionate about her trade. Her desire for you to do well is apparent from the outset and the patience and attention to detail that was given on the training day was second to none. I left feeling happy and confident that I could carry out treatments without a problem. I’ve had a couple of (minor) questions since training, and as promised Karen has been there to answer these.
    Thank you Karen x

  9. Chloe Betson  March 3, 2015

    I had a wonderful day with Karen learning new techniques including the Lash Lift. Certainly worth the long journey for her one to one training. Set in beautiful surroundings, Karen has a true passion for training and making the most of your time with her. Karen is always there on the end of the phone or email for further support and guidance. Cx

  10. Lucy Weedon  March 17, 2015

    Had my volume lash training yesterday and I thouroughly enjoyed it with the lovely Karen and ellie! Would highly recommend them! Well worth the long journey! Thanks again girls xxxxx

  11. Krisztina  March 17, 2015

    Many thanks to Karen and Ellie for an incredibly thorough training session.
    They provided brilliant tips that were very helpful. It was an enjoyable
    training session with professional but friendly staff.

  12. Pru Abraham  March 23, 2015

    Returning back to the beauty industry after a 10 career break looking after the family, Karen was beyond generous with her help, information and thorough understanding of the beauty industry. After a long chat with her, I booked the Lash Foundation course. The setting at Karen’s salon is perfect, and the very small group size means you have the opportunity to ask lots of questions and get plenty of guidance, plus lunch and cake! Her post training support goes well beyond many other training providers. If you are considering lash training, I would recommend you pick up the phone and call.

  13. Roxy  March 23, 2015

    Had a lovely day today training with Karen for the lash lifting. It simply is amazing and Karen is so passionate about her job it made the day really relaxed and enjoyable. She also makes delicious cupcakes! Thank you Karen x

  14. melanie baker  March 25, 2015

    January 15 course
    Had a fab day training with Karen on her eye lash extensions course. Fab training great teacher !
    Learnt so much and no question to small to ask she is a very good teacher and would book with her again in the future for further training courses ! Thanks Karen x

  15. Sam lambert  March 26, 2015

    Did my express lash training and some individual lashes with Karen last year and I can honestly say I felt much more confident after the training I received it was amazing compared to my original training with a different company where I didn’t feel educated enough to offer this treatment to my clients
    Karen answer questions via email or is happy to talk over the phone very informative and helpful.
    Be great to receive some info on further training please.

  16. Amy Webb  March 30, 2015

    I trained with Karen to do lashes at her beautiful training school and what a lovely experiance.
    Karen has years of knowledge she wants to teach you and I found her very warm and inviting.
    The best training Iv been on in a long time and that’s because she cares about your career and how
    You are going to get on long after training has finished, which is so nice as most big academy’s really don’t bother!
    The whole day was a success and I’m looking forward to coming back soon to do the express lashes!
    Thanks again Karen x

  17. Louisa Eaves  April 1, 2015

    I throughly enjoyed this course and loved how relaxed it was. The surroundings are beautiful. Karen is very welcoming and approachable and treats you like one of her family (the homemade banana cake with chocolate and fudge is to die for). I couldn’t wait for the afternoon when I got to do my first set of lashes and was really pleased with the results. I’m already planning to return to complete additional courses. Karen sends you out a dummy head to practice on at home before you attend the course which is a great way to master the isolation technique prior to the course. If you like dogs karen has the cutest dog who may come and visit you during your training. You won’t regret doing this training course, a very positive experience.

  18. Polly Edmunds  April 2, 2015

    I have just been a model for one of Karen’s trainee’s today! I was her first real person and she did a fab job!
    I felt totally at ease with Karen being there as great support, but equally had total faith in the trainee. She was very calm, asked questions in a very calm manner, and had a very steady hand and was extremely gentle in her work.
    She was very caring and meticulous and wanted to make sure she had evenly done both eyes, saying she just wanted to add a few more in this eye, and that when she wasn’t happy with a section, she was keen to go over it again.
    And the results were brilliant! For me it is like I have had a full set of lashes done they look lovely, and she has done a brilliant job. I think she is very pleased with herself and was surprised at how well she has done.
    I hope this has given her the confidence to continue with any further models she completes her training on.
    Thank you! A credit to you both!

  19. Sam  April 9, 2015

    I had the best two days at Ellevisage training academy with Karen and Ellie. They made me feel so welcome and relaxed for the two days i was there completing my Lash foundation, express lash training, and lash lifting. One of the great things (there are more than one but i would be here a while) is that the training is one on one, with no more than two of us training at the same time Karen could give us the time we need.
    As i was staying for two days to do the training i had also booked a hotel locally to stay in, and on the first night Karen openly invited me for dinner so i wouldn’t have to go back to the hotel alone and eat, she really couldn’t have done enough to make me feel comfortable.
    I was also made to feel that after my training if I had any questions or problems that I could contact her at anytime.
    If anyone is thinking about doing this and is pondering the idea like i was, do it. It’s worth every penny and more. I couldn’t be happier.
    Thanks Karen xo

  20. Nikki Holmes  April 12, 2015

    Absolutely brilliant training in a wonderful friendly environment.
    After visiting Karen I am now confident to offer individual lashes in my salon.
    I had previously trained nearer to home as it was easier and sadly I didn’t feel I could offer the service, they’re was no comparison..
    Karen was warm, welcoming and clearly the queen of lashes.
    I’m so grateful & thoroughly enjoyed my training day. What a difference great training makes.
    I can’t wait to do my lash lift & express lashes in the future.
    Thank you x

  21. Sarah Aherne  April 21, 2015

    Karen and Ellie trained 4 Therapists from my salon in AH Francis Lashes. They have both been absolutely brilliant.
    Karen is so passionate about her work and has provided invaluable support and feedback. I encourage everyone who reads this to train with Ellevisage Training Academy.

  22. Julie Hughes  April 29, 2015

    I attend the foundation eyelash course at the weekend and i have to say how impressed i was with the whole experience. I arrived to a lovely, friendly, warm welcome, from Karen and her daughter. There were only two of us on the course, which meant that we had that personal one on one training which was invaluable and is so rare.
    Everything was explained to us clearly and we were able to ask questions as we went along, on the practical part of the course we went at our own pace, Karen was very patient and helpful. Karen also offers such good aftercare, and you leave knowing that she is just on the other end of the phone day or night. What really made this course stand out for me was the special touches Karen gave it,
    There was unlimited tea, coffee and refreshing ice cold water and a lovely homemade lunch, Not forgetting the sweeties!
    The genuine commitment to help , There was no clock watching to finish on time, she wanted us to get it right.
    I felt quite spoilt, and was even treated to a complimentary eyebrow wax at the end of the day!
    I have rebooked to do the express lashes, and would advise to do the 2 day course rather than the 1 like me, you won’t be disappointed. I promise.

  23. Tina Crosswaite  May 6, 2015

    What a fantastic, informative day I experienced with Karen on my eyelash extension course. Never done it before, didn’t know what to expect but to be honest highly enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, fantastic cakes to keep you going throughout the day, but most of all Learnt a lot didn’t feel under pressure. Really would recommend to anyone who is contemplating which course to take. Xx thanks again Karen xx

  24. Libby+Wright  May 9, 2015

    I did my individual lash training with Karen this week, it was an amazing day I thoroughly enjoyed every minute, Karen was so welcoming and friendly and really made me feel at Ease, helped me overcome my nerves, such a lovely atmosphere, Karen and Ellie are so passionate about their work, it was the best training course I’ve been on! I also had a lovely model who also made me feel at ease, very friendly helpful place with such a relaxed atmosphere would definitely reccomend! I can’t wait to return to do my express lashes!! Thankyou again Karen! Xxx

  25. Lorraine Connelly  May 12, 2015

    I had a lovely day doing the Lash Lift course yesterday with Karen. I wasn’t entirely sure about this treatment before this course but after seeing the results I was amazed. Ideal for those who cannot have extensions or will not maintain them, I decided this course was my next step. I did my first solo Lash Lift this morning and with Karen’s training notes, I sailed though it, confident that she’d taught me everything I needed to know and more.
    Karen is an amazing teacher, she went through everything methodically and was so patient with me.
    At the end of the course Karen even went through some extra lash extension techniques I was unsure of, which was above and beyond what she needed to do! I really appreciate the time she took to go that extra mile. I trained previously with AH Francis for Foundation Eyelash Extensions and then Advanced Lash Course. While happy with the training I felt I was lacking in certain areas but Karen made sure she went over the areas I was vague on. I left feeling confident that I had been taught everything I needed to know in order to be confident in carrying out the Lash Lift Treatment, as well as my lash application techniques. Now I have to practice, practice, practice! I can thoroughly recommend Karen and Ellie for any training and I will certainly be back.

  26. Andrea  May 14, 2015

    Sorry girls I’m only getting a minute to thank you once again for a wonderful day at your volume lash course travelled over from Northern Ireland to attent Karen’s course and was soo worth it from such a warm welcome at the airport we arrived at an amazing accomentation with first class hospitality. Karen is the most passionate lady with a massive heart who is an amazing trainer, this was by far my most memorable training both positive & enjoyable thrilled to have met your team 5 star training x
    Andrea Watters

  27. Andrea  May 14, 2015

    Sorry girls been mental busy just want to thank you once again for a wonderful day at your volume lash course I travelled over from Northern Ireland to attend Karen’s course. I,d highly recommend this course to all aspiring lash technicians, from the warm welcome I recieved accommendation and hospitality was first class nothing was a problem for the girls we had an amazing lunch and treats supplied by the girls home made buns fresh juices and to end the day a class of bubbles it was by far myost memorable training both positive and enjoyable.. Thrilled to have met you and your daughter such passionate ladies. I’m now very confident to get started x

  28. Vanessa  June 27, 2015

    I had a great time on the foundation lash course, the training was brilliant and well worth traveling for.
    I felt very comfortable and welcome by Karen and Ellie.
    I would highly recommend this course to anyone and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  29. Jayde-Gliss Beauty  July 1, 2015

    I had an amazing one2one session with Karen. I would recommend anybody wanting to get into the lash industry, to train with ETA. Not only will you receive the best training but you have unlimited support once you’ve completed your course, which is a massive a help! Thank you Karen. I look forward to seeing you again. Xxx

  30. Barbara Steenkamp  July 9, 2015

    This is the best training session I have ever been on. The course was thorough and all my questions were answered. Karen also gave me helpful tips along the way. She is exceptionally caring & supportive, an amazing trainer & nothing is too much trouble. I had a few hiccups along the way but Karen so kindly rescheduled my training days and found me models at the last minute- for which I am eternally greatfull! Karen is always happy to talk over the phone or by email & is always prompt in getting back to you at all times. We had amazing lunches & home made treats in the beautiful surroundings of the training school. You are such a hospitable family & you made me feel so welcome. Ellie is just as professional & passionate about her work. It was lovely meeting you. If you are considering lash training I would highly recommend that you pick up the phone & call for information on the training by our lovely Karen & Ellie at AH Francis…They will exceed your expectations!
    Xx Thank you again Karen Xx
    You are a beautiful lady inside & out

  31. Shareena+Fleming  July 31, 2015

    I completed a two day AH Francis Lash course with Karen last weekend.
    From the moment I arrived Karen made me feel so welcome, the training environment is absolutely lovely!
    I had no beauty experience Karen knowing this was so patient with me and so thorough we covered everything and more!
    The models Karen arranged for practicing on were all so nice and understanding I didn’t feel pressured at all! Karen is extremely talented and a genuinely lovely kind lady, I was so nervous at the start, she made me feel calm and relaxed!
    Once the course was complete I left feeling confident and excited about the future and knowing I can pick up the phone or email Karen at any time should I have any further questions is massively reassuring!
    I highly recommend training at ETA I will definitely be going back for more courses with Karen!! Thank you so much Karen ?

  32. Michelle reavley  August 6, 2015

    I completed my foundation lash training with Karen in February 2015 which was a really professional and informative learning experience. I have always preferred to train on a personal basis and this was totally that and more. Karen helps you to feel relaxed in her beautiful training salon while sharing all her knowledge of eyelashes! We had plenty of practise time to be hands on and once we had learned all about the eye lash structure Etc. We Also were given a manual to take home for further reading and the reassurance of knowing that Karen was at the other end of the telephone if we needed help and I loved it all including our tasty homemade luncheon.
    I have now gone onto further my knowledge by completing my express lash course with Karen which was the beginning of August and the experience was just as brilliant as the first visit and Karen was amazing!
    The day was hands on again with plenty of advise and homemade lunch with lots of tea and coffee and my model felt very welcome too!
    Thank you lots Karen for giving me the confidence to further my career and i hope to see you again soon! Michelle x

  33. Louise Scotland  August 24, 2015

    What an amazing day training at Ellevisage Academy with Karen; she was so welcoming, warm, helpful & friendly; she cooks a pretty good lunch too 😉 The setting is beautiful & peaceful & the day was full of tips & advice that inspired me to take each aspect of my business to the next level. I am looking forward to returning to complete the Mii make up course. Thank you so much xx

  34. Kasey Engel - Gilmour  September 3, 2015

    I heard of Karen through a beauty therapist friend of
    mine. The individual lash extension training was fab, looking forward to doing the lash lift training. Thank you Karen. X

  35. Tasha  September 23, 2015

    I Did my foundation Ahfrancis eyelash extension training on Monday with the lovely Karen! Really loved the course, learnt everything I needed to know and more but not too complicated and nothing was ever a trouble.
    With homemade soup and cake for lunch that was just yummy too!
    Amazing teacher, facilities, support and warm welcome, I’d definitely recommend Karen and Ellevisage training academy!

  36. Lucy  October 13, 2015

    I did my foundation training in ah francis eyelash extensions with karen at ellevisage. I was the only one on the course which made it even better as I felt I had more of a one on one experience. The surroundings are beautiful, the home-made soup was a lovely touch. Karen is a really friendly, kind teacher, will deffinitely be back for the volume lash course!

  37. Hollie  October 28, 2015

    I just the day trainin on the volume lash and had such a fantastic day! Karen was such a warm friendly trainer who made me walk out of the training so confident and enthusiastic! Such a warm environment to be in, so different from the class room feel ive been used to.The best training day so far with the best trainer you could possibly wish for!

  38. Kerri  December 10, 2015

    Did my training in november for the individual extentions and had a really lovely experience. Karen is so lovely and has make you feel at ease the entire time. Loved the personal touches too.

    • Sally Ford  January 25, 2016

      Did my foundation lash training with Karen today. A fantastic experience and an awesome teacher. I would totally recommend Ellevisage training to anyone wanting to learn eyelashes. 5 Star training with a 5 Star teacher. Thank you Karen.

  39. Sally Ford  January 25, 2016

    Did my foundation lash training today with Karen. A truly fabulous experience and an awesome teacher. I Would totally recommend her training school to anyone wanting to learn eyelashes. A 5 Star training with a 5 Star teacher. Thank you Karen.

  40. Sally Ford  January 25, 2016

    Did my foundation lash training today with Karen. A totally fantastic experience with an awesome teacher. I would recommend anyone wanting to learn eyelashes to train with Karen. 5 Star training with a 5 Star teacher. Thank you Karen.

  41. Sally+Ford  January 25, 2016

    Did my foundation lash training today with Karen. A fantastic experience with an awesome teacher. I would totally recommend Ellevisage training to anyone wanting to learn eyelashes. 5 Star training with a 5 Star teacher. Thank you Karen.

  42. Beccy Smart  February 1, 2016

    Karen was is an absolute amazing trainer and I thoroughly enjoyed my day training in lash extensions. I recommend her to anyone as she is so lovely and really cares about your experience on the training day.
    Thank you Karen and I hope to do more training with you soon xx

  43. Beccy rose  July 14, 2016

    Had a really good day with Karen today gaining my gel nail certificate . I arrived a little nervous (and shaky ) and left with more confidence and lots to work on. Thank you so much for a fun day and I can’t wait to do more training with you and Ellie . Lovely family x

  44. Anthea Winandy  August 19, 2016

    I attended the lash foundation this week and found Karen really helpful. I did struggle with my eyesight for this very precise work and received plenty of encouragement from Karen plus an offer to return for a refresher when I had got a better prescription. I am looking forward to doing that and in the meantime am practising on friends and family.

    Lovely setting thank you Karen

  45. Elly Coles  October 10, 2016

    I recently attended the Foundation course as a model for my therapist Robyn and as an AH Francis lash technician myself I could not fault the training she received. Absolutely 5* throughout. I shall definitely be returning to further my lash skills.

  46. Linda  October 16, 2016

    I thoroughly enjoyed the foundation lash training day with the very caring Karen and Ellie, I would certainly recommend them both, the long journey was well worth it and so glad I chose to do the AH Francis training as the products are brilliant. Thanks to you both xx

  47. Claire Thompson  February 16, 2017

    Absolutely great day training in eyelash extensions today. Karen is a fabulous warm and very caring teacher who from the first conversation on the phone to walking into training has made me feel confident and excited about my new venture…. thank you Karen!


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