Owner and Trainer

Nikki Peacock

My name is Nikki Peacock. I have been in the beauty industry for about 14 years now. I spent the first five years of my career working and managing a beauty salon in our local area. When I outgrew that role I took the leap to become self employed; building up a mobile beauty therapy business and freelancing in another salon part time. I then went on to set up a small beauty salon in 2012 on the upper level of a hair salon in Guildford town centre. I no longer needed to travel out to my clients, they could come to me instead which was great.  I built up a very successful business in which I was fully booked for months in advance and was at capacity. I needed staff and more space. This is when we expanded in 2019 and moved Peacock Beauty Lounge in to a nearby village and got a bigger premises with more treatments rooms and growth opportunities. I am ecstatic to say we are now a team of five therapists! Due to covid hitting only seven months after expanding, we have found new ways to adapt and grow. Teaching has always been something I have wanted to do and the lockdowns have given me the time to work on my business and create the training school that I have always wanted. So this is when the training school officially launched. I have years of experience within the industry, numerous qualifications that I have gained over my career and years of experience working with clients, carrying out treatments, running a salon, management and training/mentoring staff. I can't wait to share my knowledge with you and help you with your training, helping you to achieve new skills and qualifications to our high standards; whether its starting a whole new career, or gaining more skills and qualifications. We are here to support you on your journey with us!

Nikki's Qualifications

Here are some of Nikki's qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Beauty Therapy including, facials, waxing, manicure, pedicure, Shellac nails, lash & brows, make-up, VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology, Diploma in Hot Stone Massage

  • Fake Bake Spray Tanning

  • Microblading

  • Advanced Waxing

  • Individual Eyelash Extensions & Russian Volume Lash Extensions

  • Eyelash Lifting & Perming

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education & Training

  • Hygiene in the workplace/Salon- Coronavirus (Covid-19) & Barbicide Certification

  • Shrinking Violet Inch Loss Wrap, Hopi Ear Candling, Microdermabrasion face & body treatments

  • Numerous business courses


Eyelash Extensions

By Becky C

I decided to take on a new challenge in lockdown and learn Eyelash Extensions. I am so glad I chose Peacock Beauty Academy. Nikki had been extremely helpful throughout and gave me all the information I needed to know how to create amazing looking lashes. I will definitely be recommending to friends and can’t wait to see what other course come available.

Lash Lift, Lash & Brow Bar & Eyelash Extensions

By Ella S

My training with Nikki was great. Being in a small group or 1-1 is definitely worth it as you get such a personal experience. She can look over what you’re doing rather than being distracted by lots of other people! Due to the number of years Nikki has been in the industry, you can get little tricks and tips off her that you wouldn’t learn on a standard / online course. Also, she is just on the other end of the phone after you finish your course if you need anything, which is such a useful tool as you can’t learn everything in one day! If you are considering booking training in with Nikki - do it, you won’t regret it!

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by Gabby E

Nikki is such a natural teacher and an encyclopaedia of beauty knowledge. The course had a great structure and everything is so clear and easy to follow. I would defiantly recommend any training course with Nikki.