About us

ND. Radiography, ITEC international diploma (Beauty Therapy, Nail Technology, Nail Art), Cibtac international diploma (Nail Technology), Cidesco international diploma (Beauty Therapy). B.Tech. Post School Education.


Lara has more than 20 years experience as a lecturer in Health & Skincare, specialising in Nail Technology. Her extensive experience in the field and educational qualifications has inspired her to open an Academy dedicated to the specialised training of students, leading to an internationally recognised diploma and exciting career prospects.


During her successful teaching career, many of her students have been successfully employed abroad, locally and on luxury cruise liners. We pride ourselves on successfully qualifying our students and finding them placements in the industry. Interviews with luxury cruise liner employment are held regularly at the Academy.

Meet our Founder and CEO: Lara Kawalsky

Meet our lecturers


Yolandé Breedt

Part time course lecturer

Janice Frantz
Full time course lecturer

Charlene Dearham
Full time course lecturer