The highest level of training in a range of various beauty massage and make-up courses
Toowoomba, South East Queensland

Designed to offer only the best standard of training, Demi International Beauty Academy is one of the most highly regarded beauty schools within Australia. The Academy aims to offer a range of full-time and part-time beauty, therapy massage and make-up courses and has received an immense amount of success. After opening its first location on the Sunshine Coast, the Academy has received so much attention that we’ve now opened a new location in Toowomba which can be found at 18 Duggan Street, Toowoomba.

For more than 12 great years, we have been aiming to provide the highest possible level of training throughout a range of beauty, massage and make-up courses. We take our standard of learning very seriously, which is why we provide only the latest facilities & equipment, continuously updated course curriculums. With teachers that have over 45 years of real-world experience, the Academy is an official Registered Training Organisation and has been deemed one of the industry’s best training facilities in Australia.

Since the industry is so vast, we provide a range of different expert-led beauty, therapy massage and make-up courses that cover a number of various treatments. Whether you’re looking to hone your talents in make-up artistry, or you would like to learn more about micro-skin needling, we have the perfect array of courses to choose from. We offer various short courses, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas in the following practices;

  • Salon Management
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Remedial Massage
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Retail Makeup & Skincare
  • Nail Technology
  • Laser Hair Reduction & Laser Safety Certificate

Our courses are also available to be studied on a part-time or full-time basis with flexible study options depending on the needs of the student.

There’s no shortage of reasons why students decide to study with us, and our small class sizes allow for a relaxed environment and individual access to learning support. Our courses are also constantly being updated to reflect the skills needed in the real world, ensuring that our students are well-prepared after graduation. To further their experience and expand their expertise, we also offer an in-house student salon for the chance of hands-on practice.

If you’re interested in finding out more information about how the Academy can further your skills and expand your knowledge, get in touch with our Toowoomba campus.

Call 07 4642 5132

18 Duggan Street
Toowoomba City QLD 4350

Meet our Teacher Michelle Michaelson Diploma of Screen and Media in Toowoomba

I learnt my craft working with top photographers, directors, models and performers. I was lucky enough that my training occurred in a high demand industry where everything had to be exactly right before the shot was taken. I developed the ability to create photoshop like results because of this in strict time-frames.

I trained with Frankilin Chaloner ‘The Makeup Man from New York –  Makeup Artist to the Stars’. Franklin was Training Director for Helena Rubinstein and worked with top movie stars like Joan Crawford amongst all the glamour and style of Hollywood. One of my emerging career highlights was winning the Franklin International College of Beauty’s Top Makeup Artist Award.

I went on to work for Channel Ten, where I received acclaim for my high-level skill-set and my professionalism, my attention to detail and perfect finish. This naturally led to beginning my freelance work for most of the TV Networks in Brisbane and I also explored my creative side by getting involved in experimental photography projects with young photographers.

I first discovered my passion for teaching in the early 90s when I was asked by Lyndall Meredith (famous Australian model of the 70s) and owner of Meredith Casting and Model Management to teach makeup, grooming and deportment class for the models on her books.

I’ve had an amazing career to date, with so much variety and love my job. I’ve worked 20+ model live runway shows where I have designed makeup looks to showcase designer’s creations. I’ve worked backstage in theatre and the fashion industry, in wardrobe, makeup and styling. I was fortunate to work with Miranda Kerr early in her career.

I’ve worked on video clips, photo shoots and on tour in Australia, US and Canada with some of Australia’s most successful rock acts of the time like Divinyls, Chrissy Amphlett, and the Screaming Jets and more recently Tyrone Noonan (George) and Sahara Beck as hair and makeup artist, wardrobe and stylist.  I’ve also worked for David Anderson, one of the photographers for Australian Idol.

I’ve also worked in film with many Australian Directors including Australian writer Steven Sewell’s on his directing debut. I’ve worked with HD camera technology, and up-to-date film industry technology. I completed two feature films and an award winning short film.

I absolutely love to share all the knowledge I have gained over my years of work in make-up.  I am passionate about training high-quality makeup artists that are industry ready, highly skilled and sought after whether as freelance artists or following their makeup dreams with well-known makeup companies. My classroom is a fun environment where we work hard and apply attention to detail in every aspect of makeup from fashion to film.

Meet Danielle Salmon our Remedial Massage Teacher at our Toowoomba Campus

Hi my name is Danielle Salmon. After a couple of family members were involved in car accidents I saw first hand how a gap existed in the health journey between surgery and re-cooperation. This was the beginning of my career as a Remedial Massage Therapist.

I took my first position as a Remedial Therapist and Chiropractic Assistant with Neville Parkinson at Parkinson’s Chiropractic. I stayed with Nev for 8 years.  In this time, I expanded my knowledge of the body’s structure and function.

Nev showed me to see outside the box and trace the problem to the root cause rather than just the symptom. I have used all these techniques combined with my remedial, deep tissue and musculoskeletal training to successfully assist people to improve their functionality and improve their quality of life.

Nev was a very generous mentor, sharing his knowledge and educating me with each client we worked on together.

The passing on of knowledge has been instrumental in me helping so many people, that I decided to share my years of knowledge and experience with students who were entering the Remedial Massage industry.

I love teaching and have been honoured to teach for the last 7 years. I’ve been so lucky to work with amazing students and humbled to receive feedback like Georginas.

“Thanks so much for all the knowledge, guidance and laughter over the last six months, you truly are amazing”

I still run a very successful private clinic where I am doing what I love most, helping people to find pain-relief and increase their overall well-being.

Massage has given me an appreciation of people, of life and of the bodies innate intelligence.  The results that are possible when the body is given the right conditions and support to heal.

Meet Ali Porter one of our Beauty Therapy Teachers

Making people feel good about themselves mind, body and spirit is Ali’s aim when she goes to work in her own salon B.lush Studios in CBD Toowoomba. Lashes and makeup are her top services. When I asked her who she was most inspired by she answered

Australian Make-up Artist Rae Morris. She shares so much of her knowledge and the secrets to her success.

As an experienced Beauty Therapist, she has a keen interest in anti-ageing techniques and has worked with many Skin Care Companies over her years in salons. Ali loves to travel and hopes to add more stamps to her passport and while she’s there, advance her skills in her other love, photograph. You’ll find yourself laughing at Ali’s spontaneous antics in the classroom where the focus is on communication skills and hands on practice.

As a teacher she loves to see students blossom into industry professionals and uncover their own special talent. It is her intention to have her graduate’s leaving college confident in their skills and knowledge and on their way to finding the job of their dreams.

The funky clean ambience of B.lush Salon

Ali’s tips for success

  • Practice and persistence
  • Take every opportunity, you never know where it leads
  • Seek work experience in an environment you see yourself working in and walk through the open doors.
  • Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know
  • Everyone has a talent, they just must find the courage to share it.
  • Go with your gut instinct

Heart-felt words brightens your day, and makes the job so worthwhile

Sometimes a student can say it perfectly. Here is what a past student Emma McClurg had to say about Ali.

Ali provided immaculate teaching skills using a combination of exceptional presentations and excellent hands on teaching skills that catered for all learning abilities. Ali motivates all students to have confidence, strive to pursue excellence and succeed.

Meet Nail Technician Jo

Jo is our much loved Nail trainer. Driven by a love of what she does and a love of learning. Jo is respected for her knowledge and her students benefit from her love of sharing that knowledge. Jo sparkles in the classroom, literally!

She loves training nail art, especially glitter and colour, and all the things that make a nail unique.

As one of her students said:

I trained under Jo four years ago. She is a truly amazing teacher. She is dedicated to her students and is always looking at new ways to engage them. As a nail technician, Jo’s skills are up there with the best and she is constantly improving. I know I can call on Jo for help and advice at any time. She is a very welcoming and caring lady. I cannot recommend her highly enough

Kerrel Clifford, Red’s Nails and Beauty.

Jo provides her graduating students with the skills to explore their own creative souls, create beautiful unique nails and turn it into a job they absolutely love doing. Her training is client focussed as she believes it is an important part of the job to “make the client’s feel as if they are the most important person in the world”, something she learned from her experience first starting out in a small business.

Jo originally began her career in nails, over 20 years ago. Becoming a nail technician/artist gave Jo the flexibility she needed to take care of her young son, she loved it and she’s been successfully creating beautiful nails for her loyal clients ever since. She has a wish to collaborate with as many nail techs as she can, and create a nail community that keeps the industry growing.

When we asked Jo what her key to success was she said “Practice, practice, practice and never stop learning”.