Welcome to LA Training Academy

 LA Academy was founded in 2006 by Louisa Ashforth. 
It is for anyone looking to start their own business in the beauty and holistic world or therapists who are looking to extend the current services they offer.
Our courses are accredited with ABT and fully insurable.


The LA Training Academy is perfect for you if you are new to salon ownership or want to develop new skills to take your salon to the next level.   Below is a selection of just some of the courses LA Acadamy offers.  Any questions please contact us or have a look at our FAQ

Reiki I


Reiki II

HOPI Ear Candles

Indian Head Massage

Facial Therapy

The Beauty Industry is extremely fast paced and always growing…

Whether you are an established salon, spa or just starting out, it is important you stay on top of your game and be the best therapist you can be. 
Here at LA Academy you will find many courses to expand your skills or help you create new ones.  LA Academy courses are very comprehensive and you will learn about various techniques and get hands-on experience.  All the courses include online theory in order for us to really concentrate on the practical elements on the day.

 Meet the tutor, Louisa Ashforth

My name is Louisa and I have been working within the beauty industry for 20 years.

I have built and grown my own successful salon and also developed a range of award winning skincare products.

I am a Holistic Therapist and love helping clients feel better.  Holistic therapies are all about looking externally at a problem and not just at the symptoms.  These treatments are a great add on to any Beauty Salon. 

I am highly educated within all aspects of beauty therapy and teaching.  You are also invited to join my Creating Salon Success group, where I help salon owners learn ways to achieve Salon Success.

My Passion is to help you Succeed…

Equipped & Accessible – Training

All our training courses are run at our well equipped and easily accessible beauty school located in Sheffield. We provide everything you need to ensure you leave the course equipped with the knowledge and practical experience to start practicing your new discipline right away.

Helping you Succeed – Practical & Theory

 In addition to the practical and theory you will learn on the course date we will provide you with access to high quality training materials online, to allow you to begin learning straightaway. Should you need any support later down the line we are only a phone call away.

ABT Accredited – High Quality Training

You can be proud of your qualification knowing it will be respected within the industry. All our courses are accredited by ABT for insurance and CPD accredited signifying the excellence of our training standards and professionalism.


If you are still not sure if LA Training Academy is right for you, why not book a call or have a look at some reviews.

I believe in full transparancy, so if you want to know more just send a message…

Highly recommend Louisa for training you.

Been today to learn all about Lash Lift & Tint. Loved every minute. Learnt so much and could easily ask Louisa anything.

Can’t recommend her training enough.

Also the lunch box was a lovely surprise.

Thank you Louisa xx

Klair Cooper