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About Us 

1:1 Beauty Courses and treatments, Peebles Scottish Borders  

1:1 Beauty Courses and treatments, Peebles Scottish Borders  



Welcome to At First Sight Beauty & Training Academy, founded in 2013 & based in Peebles within the Scottish Borders. Owned by Nicola Couperthwaite who has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years.

Nicola is a highly skilled, beauty professional, she has a prestigious 5 star reputation within her field and was finalist in the Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards, for two consecutive years. This was in 2015 & 2016, She is the WINNER of TWO awards in The British Hair & Beauty Awards 2017 for Beauty salon of the year AND Beauty therapist of the year! 

Nicola has built a solid following and reputation both locally & online and now teaches her expertise to others who are thirsty for knowledge. The academy is the first one to one training facility offering beauty courses within the Scottish Borders. This is to help people of the Borders who don't want to travel into the City. Nicola is a well seasoned beauty expert. 

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Client Testimonial 
At First Sight is the best salon I’ve ever been to. This is why I choose to return. The salon is very personal and you feel like an individual and not just another customer. I would recommend everyone who is a little nervous about visiting a beauty salon, should definitely visit this one. Nic has a knack of making you feel very welcome and she feels like a friend
— Victoria Burnham, Facebook