nkd ( ) waxing is a chain of multi-award winning specialist waxing and beauty salons. Trading in Nottingham city centre since 2009 and Leicester city centre since 2017, we aim to offer talented, passionate and committed beauty therapists a rewarding career and development path.
Proud to be the flagship UK salon Group in the UK for Perron Rigot waxes, you must love waxing to work for nkd! Owned by the French cosmetics house Thalgo and headquartered in Paris, Perron Rigot has almost 40 years’ expertise in depilatory waxing products and more than 20 patents to its name. As an nkd therapist, you would also be given the opportunity to offer a range of the latest lash & brow treatments from our inhouse Lash & Brow Bars.
If beauty therapy training is a passion of yours or you have dreams of one day becoming a trainer so you can share your knowledge and passion for the beauty industry with other aspiring beauty therapists, then you may be interested in knowing all about nkd ( ) the waxing & beauty school.
nkd’s beauty industry training academy, which is also endorsed by Perron Rigot, is based out of our successful commercial salons in Nottingham and Leicester. Over the years, we have coached and mentored several of our very best and most talented waxing therapists to help them achieve their dreams of becoming a beauty industry trainer, and we continue to offer this career and training development path to any of our high-performing therapists who are interested. All of the waxing and lash & brow training courses we offer, both to other salon owners and beauty therapists from across the UK, as well as to our own staff, are run by our own extremely talented therapist trainers as well as our Training Managers.
Read on to find out more about what we can offer to you, and what we ask that you offer us in return.
Sarah joined nkd ( ) Leicester as Senior Waxing & Beauty Therapist in 2017. As an already experienced therapist with years of industry experience under her belt, Sarah was a dream to recruit and train.
In the 5 years that Sarah has so far worked with us, we have provided inhouse training to upskill Sarah in the following areas; Brow Lamination; Henna Brows; Lash Lifting; Eyebrow & Facial Threading; and Male Intimate Waxing.
We have also invested in external HD Brow training for Sarah and we have coached and mentored her to become a fully qualified and certified beauty industry trainer, so she can pass on her own decades of experience and knowledge to others!
More than five years on from joining, Sarah is now a trainer for nkd ( ) the Waxing and Beauty School, alongside running an extremely busy column (if there was ever a therapist in demand, it is Sarah!)
When Macie joined nkd, back in the summer of 2021, she was fresh out of college having just passed her NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy. Ironically, we often find it easier to train college-leavers than therapists with existing salon experience, due to the fact that college-leavers haven’t yet picked up lots of bad waxing habits!
Fast forward a year and despite this being her first job in beauty, Macie is now one of our most heavily-requested waxing & beauty therapists at nkd ( ) Nottingham.
She’s an absolute demon male and female intimate waxer, and her Henna Brow results are to die for 🙂
In fact, such is Macie’s talent and passion for waxing, that she has already been fast-tracked onto our “train the trainer” inhouse coaching programme. This means that little over a year from joining us as a college-leaver, Macie is now training other beauty therapists and salon owners how to wax like the experts do, and how to get the kind of on-trend Lash & Brow results that todays’ clients are looking for.
Princess actually joined nkd in the summer of 2022, after signing up to a “Beginners’ Waxing” course at nkd the waxing & beauty school earlier on in the year. Prior to this, Princess had no prior experience or training in the beauty industry, having been working for a fast-food chain for the previous 5 years.
What Princess lacked in existing beauty industry knowledge and experience, she more than made up for with the transferable skills she had gained in her previous career. These included an excellent understanding of what great customer service looks like, good organisation and prioritisation skills, and bags of resilience.
As soon as we interviewed Princess, her admirable work ethic, fantastic attitude and passion for beauty shone through. After an intensive inhouse training programme, and loads of hard work on both our side and hers, Princess quickly took on a busy column of happy clients and hasn’t looked back since!
Our experience with Princess just goes to show that great attitude trumps great experience any day (it’s relatively easy to teach technical waxing skills but it’s not so easy to teach someone how to have a good attitude and a thirst for
self-improvement and learning!).
Louise has been head of Treatments, Training & Quality Standards at nkd since 2018, as well as heading up nkd ( ) the waxing & beauty school.
In a previous life, Louise held Assistant Manager and Training roles at Steiner, the world-leading cruise line. Known for their exceedingly high professional standards, this means that Louise has decades of global spa experience that she’s been able to bring to us and implement at nkd.
In fact, it’s thanks in no small part to Louise’s dedication to high-quality training and an ongoing focus on maintaining a professional work environment that nkd has always been able to set its self apart from other high-street salons in this respect. This includes an incredibly strong ongoing focus on making sure that our whole team – regardless of rank or role – follow the Core Values and Golden Rules that help us keep our clients so happy and which enable us to keep nkd a pleasant, healthy, productive and fun working
environment for all.
When not working hard to achieve all of the above, Louise can often be seen on stage at the UK’s biggest beauty shows, either giving waxing demonstrations or talking
about other industry matters.
We’re always on the lookout for talented and passionate waxing and beauty therapists at nkd as well as keen to speak to any rising stars (even if you haven’t yet graduated from college). So why not get in touch?
Full- and part-time positions are often available all year round in both of our salons.
Just fill out the form below, giving us 3 good reasons why we should consider employing you, plus any other information you’d like to share at this stage, and someone from our friendly and welcoming management team will get in touch soon.
Not a beauty therapist but interested in working for nkd?
We’ll be honest we don’t generally have that many non-treatment roles available, but they do exist! If you think you could do a fantastic job as an nkd Salon Manager, receptionist and FoH help, or back office help, then please do get in touch and tell us a bit more about yourself too!