by | Jan 15, 2020

Black Skin Directory is an award-winning pioneering platform that connects people of colour to qualified professionals experienced in treating darker skin tones, suitable cosmeceutical solutions as well as educational content and events.

Due to increasing demand from the professional community, Black Skin Directory are proud to introduce a training and development arm focused on up-skilling the modern practitioner and enhancing their confidence in addressing the aesthetic and cosmetic concerns of their clients of colour.

“Research and feedback over the last eighteen months shows that specialist guidance in skin of colour is highly desired by today’s cosmetic practitioner. It is an area that is often overlooked during mainstream cosmetic and aesthetic education, but in diverse world with increased global mobility we feel there is a clear need for further training to support and increase the confidence of practitioners whilst ensuring the skin of colour demographic is safely serviced.” Dija Ayodele, Founder of Black Skin Directory and British Beauty Council Advisory Board member.

The Black Skin Directory CPD accredited training workshops will cover assessing and treating skin of colour, physiology and anatomy considerations, cultural concerns and the psychology behind cosmetic choices, managing aesthetic complications in darker skin tones and selecting optimum treatments and ingredients for skin of colour. Delivered by an internationally recognised faculty, the sessions will end with round table question and answer discussions.

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To book:


Date: Thursday 12th March 2020 10am – 4pm

Location: Harley Academy, 5th floor, Jasper House, 4-6 Copthall Avenue London, EC2R 7DA

Fee: £300 with CPD certification


Dr Natasha Berridge – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, dually qualified in Medicine and Dentistry. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England with a specialist interest in facial aesthetics holding a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine and Skin Ageing

Andy Millward – qualified CIBTAC Level 4 Facialist and Skincare Educator with nearly ten years experience specialising in non invasive skin rejuvenation practicing in a one of the most culturally diverse UK regions. A passionate teacher, Andy is also the national educator for Cosmedix and previously supervised the students on the CIBTAC Level 4 qualifications.

Dr Ifeoma Ejikeme – NHS Medical Consultant with specialist training in Head and Neck Surgery, Internal Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine. She is US board certified and hold specialist registration in the UK. She is a senior lecturer in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary’s University and Medical Director of the award winning Adonia Medical Clinic in London.

Dr Sandeep Cliff – Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon is also a senior lecturer and the Sub-Dean at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on cosmetic dermatology. He has a private cosmetic skin practice in London and Surrey.

Dija Ayodele – CIBTAC Level 4 Aesthetician and founder of Black Skin Directory, Dija has extensive experience in treating skin of colour at her London based practice. She is committed to ensuring the aesthetic and cosmetic industry meets the diverse needs of a multicultural population.

This workshop is open to practitioners with NVQ 3/4(or equivalent), GDC, GMC & NMC qualifications.



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