Beauty Trades


Donnalee Minnis

Head of Department


Location: D Block, D1, New Providence Campus
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1 (242) 502-6300 (Ext.6384 or 6401)




The beauty industry is a dynamic, evolving field that offers a variety of career opportunities for creative, innovative, hard-working individuals.  With the ever-increasing focus on the importance of health, wellness and self-care, there is a constant demand for well-trained beauty professionals. BTVI’s Department of Beauty Trades seeks to help meet this need by offering programmes which help students acquire skills across several trades in the beauty industry. From cosmetology to hair and nail care to barbering to esthetics, massage therapy and more, we prepare graduates who can freelance, start their own business, work in a salon or spa or as a sales representative. From esthetician to nail technologist, massage therapist to facial specialist, the opportunities in the beauty trades are endless!

Whether you are looking for job security or satisfaction, a job that you actually enjoy, a job with limitless possibilities for self-employment or a job that will showcase your talents and creativity, let us help you identify your preference and develop your skills. A career in the beauty industry might just be the right choice for you!


  • Cosmetology
  • Massage Therapy

Certificate Programmes

  • Barbering
  • Esthetics
  • Nail Technology
  • Natural Hair Styling

Professional Development Courses

  • Acrylic Nails I & II
  • Barbering
  • Basic Skin Care
  • Basic Cosmetology & Introduction to Cosmetology
  • Beauty Culture Science
  • Face Care & Make-up Application I & II
  • Hair Analysis
  • Hair Braiding Basics
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nail  for Beginners
  • Nail Artistry & Design
  • Natural Hair Styling
  • Salon Management
  • UV Gel Nails
  • Waxing