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Pastiche training and courseware is designed to further the professional development of passionate cosmetic practitioners and beauty therapists working within the professional non-surgical skin care sector.
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Pastiche Training was founded and course content created by Programme Director Florence Barrett-Hill.

Florence is an independent technical dermal science educator & author to the Professional Aesthetics Industry, and collaborates with a range of specialists to ensure you are kept up to date and aware of current key industry trends.

Florence is the programme director of Pastiche Resources, an internationally recognised postgraduate beauty industry education provider.

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Pastiche is the brainchild of Florence Barrett-Hill, an internationally acclaimed dermal science educator; practitioner, researcher and author with vast experience covering all aspects of non-device based professional aesthetic therapy and paramedical skincare.

Pastiche’s founding director Florence, has been striving to bring relevant easy to understood information to aestheticians as part of their best-practice clinical skincare diagnostic and treatment planning protocols.  In addition to training programs, Florence has released many books for the professional skincare community; popular titles include ‘Advanced Skin Analysis’ and ‘Cosmetic Chemistry for the skin treatment practitioner’.

Founded in 1996; initially with the launch of the now renowned ‘Advanced Skin Analysis’ program in Australasia, and later covering related, specialised topics to help beauty therapists and aestheticians achieve greater levels of understanding about the skin while being independent of brand influence.

pastiche accreditation

As an internationally recognised CPD education provider, Pastiche meets the international standard of both best practice and content provision, being awarded accreditation number 776910 by the International CPD Group. This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality assurance and robust policies regarding the best educational outcomes for our learners.

Our Mission:

To facilitate competency-based educational journeys where learners can master specific knowledge and skills about advanced skin science at their own pace.

To provide unbiased learning, outside of any brand affiliations true only to the deep understanding of dermal functioning, and the science of advanced skin treatments and their outcomes.

Our Goal:

We are committed to creating online courses that have carefully structured components to allow learners to achieve excellence through learning.  For our students to gain recognition as highly skilled and competent within their field of expertise.

Our Accreditation:

Pastiche Training allocate CPD, CEU and CE points or credits to courses, allowing you to easily keep track of your earned points. These points are allocated in accordance with international CPD, CE and CEU guidelines, with individual programs attracting credits relative to hours of study undertaken. More detail on our Accreditation Information is available here.

Accredited provider of Online Training for the beauty industry from Pastiche
- Florence Barrett-Hill, Founder

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Enrolling with Pastiche demonstrates your desire for more! Not only for yourself and your career prospects, but for the clients who trust you with their most important asset; their appearance.

Our community of learners have one thing in common: PASSION!

If average was acceptable you wouldn’t be here. At Pastiche we believe in pursuing excellence through education, and this is reflected in our thousands of highly skilled accredited therapists and clinicians. We are passionate about understanding why the skin reacts, responds and resists the way it does. Only then can you master the treatments and products available. With a deeper understanding of the intricately connected systems and cellular functions you’ll be able to achieve incredible outcomes, and grow a rewarding and successful career in the professional skincare industry.

Founder and Director of Education

Florence Barrett-Hill is an internationally acclaimed dermal science educator, practitioner, researcher, and author with a vast experience covering all aspects of professional aesthetic therapy and paramedical skin care. Florence holds over a dozen diplomas and international qualifications covering every aspect of modern skin treatment therapy, and is well respected by her industry peers for her 30+ years of knowledge she loves to share.
Florence has trained both generic and brand specific philosophies, understanding the wide range of treatment modalities, and their place in the industry. With wide experience from owning and operating clinics, through to paramedical technical experience in the post operative care of burns survivors and plastic surgery patients and the formulation of skin care products, Florence is a uniquely talented industry practitioner who intimately knows her subject and is passionate about continually raising the standards of professional beauty therapy and skin care.
Florence has spent the last 30 years continually educating herself in all aspects of professional skin care, passing on her knowledge through acclaimed training courses and publications. Florence has written hundreds of technical papers and manuals covering many aspects of paramedical skin treatment, and has published a number of industry related documents in both print and web media. Her research is ongoing; with beauty industry topical subjects being presented in both seminars and online learning courses. Florence was the creator of the first education-only website for the skin care professional, back in 2000.
In 2004, Florence published the ground breaking book; Advanced Skin Analysis, a text now read by professional skin care therapists and aesthetic tutors in 16 countries worldwide in four languages.
Her successive book, Cosmetic Chemistry was released in 2009 and is a follow on from the skin analysis book that approaches a technical subject in the language of the therapist and practitioner.
Praise for Florence’s philosophy, content and delivery has been high, with accolades from training providers and practitioners internationally.
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