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Robina has a new beauty and hair salon unlike any other - Nature’s Escape. At first glance it might appear to be just another salon, but a closer look reveals an extraordinary secret that sets it apart from the rest.

Nature’s Escape is a nurturing hub for budding talents in the realm of beauty and hairdressing, operated by TAFE Queensland students under the watchful eye of their experienced mentors. It offers a one-of-a-kind fusion of relaxation and education.

Located on level 1 of TAFE Queensland’s Robina campus, Nature's Escape offers an array of high-quality barbering, hairdressing, and beauty services to the public at prices that make self-pampering accessible to everyone.

The best part is it’s not just about getting a haircut, a facial, or a massage; it's about being part of someone’s vibrant learning experience.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast education team leader, Gabrielle Marotte said students are supervised by fully qualified hairdressing and beauty therapy teachers who guide them through the intricacies of their craft.

“With the teachers’ expert supervision, students gain confidence and finesse as they interact with clients and tackle the challenges that arise in professional settings,” says Ms Marotte.

“You might find that your haircut or facial takes a little longer than expected, but that's because the focus isn't solely on speed but on delivering quality results that meet industry standards” she adds. “We rely on the support of the community to assist our students in developing the skills necessary to become a fully qualified practitioner and every client is truly appreciated and cared for by the students.”

Throughout the year, Nature's Escape has an evolving menu of services. This means that each visit could be a unique experience, as you witness students' growth and skill development, offering a fresh perspective every time.

The availability of services also changes with the academic term, depending on student progression and educational delivery. “It’s competency-based training, so once the educator deems them ready to do practical, they would start on clients,” says Ms Marotte.

Don’t expect these salons to look like your typical classroom setup; they're fully functional beauty centres, complete with all the equipment you'd expect in a professional setting. From hairdressing stations to nail bars and beauty therapy rooms, these facilities offer an authentic experience.

Nature's Escape is also a member of the Sustainable Salon initiative which is the first comprehensive resource recovery program designed for the salon environment. Through the program most of the salon’s waste is recycled and hair clippings go towards cleaning up oil spills, while ponytails go to create wigs for cancer or alopecia patients.

So, next time you're due for a rejuvenating facial, blow wave or even a beard trim for the gents; consider booking an appointment at Nature's Escape. Your visit isn't just about self-care; it's about nurturing the talents of tomorrow while being mindful of our planet.

And if you’re a student aspiring to become a beauty professional, TAFE Queensland's Robina campus is where dreams take shape and careers take flight. It's where the classroom meets the real world. Here the students are the stars of the show, and you’re invited to be a part of the magic.

For bookings call (07) 5581 8392 from 8am–4pm, Monday to Friday.

Learn more about studying hair and beauty at TAFE Queensland

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