Good, Better or Best South African Somatology Schools

At various stages, there are many “bests” in South Africa. In this country, we had the best national rugby team in 1995. Earlier still, we had the best and only successful heart transplant team in the world, not just in South Africa, and Isa Carstens Academy ranks amongst the best somatology schools in the country today.

Much of the academy’s success is due to the vision, passion, unrelenting belief, dedication and efforts of our academy’s founder, Isa Carstens, who has sadly since passed on. However, her descendants ably and proudly carry on and continue to manage her academy and business’s interests, which she established.

Your Kind of Academy

Does this sound like your kind of somatology school, the one at which you see yourself qualifying as a well-trained, professional somatologist? It’s really a no-brainer, isn’t it? The better the beauty academy at which you enrol, the better your training will be and the better you’ll meet the challenges of the real working world of somatology and its clients.

Professional Affiliations

Prospective somatology students should take note. For your own best interest, it is extremely important for your future career that you study at a beauty school which has accreditation from and recognition of relevant official industry bodies.

Our somatology diploma course and its curriculum are recognised internationally by CIDESCO, based in Switzerland, and nationally by SAAHSP (the South African Association of Health and Skincare Professionals).

Campuses and Accommodation

Many of our learners are young ladies who’ve only recently matriculated and come to study with us from all over South Africa. We realised that they’d need decent residential accommodation in a safe environment, which would satisfy their needs, and their parents and sponsors’ concerns, during the three years it takes to complete the somatology diplomas.

In order to address these issues and unlike most other aesthetics colleges, who don’t concern themselves with learners’ residential arrangements, our beauty schools chose to offer optional student accommodation adjacent to both campuses and other amenities.

Pretoria Residence

  • Safe, access-controlled residence, supervised by a resident hostel supervisor, and available to ladies studying at various tertiary educational facilities.
  • Spacious double rooms with panel heaters.
  • Water and electricity costs included.
  • Modern bathrooms – shared.
  • Separate lounge areas.
  • LED emergency lamps for use during load shedding.
  • Secure under-cover parking.
  • Optional extras include the use of the laundromat, Wi-Fi access and meal plans (all at competitive rates).

Stellenbosch Accommodation

  • Living units (not hostel type rooms), furnished with a bed, mattress, desk, chair, curtains, cupboard, bookshelf and towel rail. Learners bring own bedding and study lamp.
  • 4 shared bathrooms per section.
  • Lounge/TV room for the reception of guests.
  • Private TV room for residents’ exclusive use.
  • 24-hour access control, plus additional control points at living areas.
  • A resident supervisor.
  • Extras (optional, at additional costs) comprise of three meals per day in the dining room, Grab and Go meals, laundromat plus washing line, limited under-cover parking, internet facilities (one computer per section) and extra access points (personal laptops may be set up for internet access).

Simply the Best

In her hit song, Tina Turner sang: “Simply the Best, Better than all the Rest”. We know what we feel and what we’d like your answer to be, but what do you think of our somatology schools and campuses in South Africa?