AHFrancis Training academies

Our trainers are passionate about what they do and are hand picked by AHFrancis for their attention to detail.  They are committed to the AHFrancis values of excellence, partnership and integrity.  Which ever training course you attend, you’ll receive the same quality of training with the same AHFrancis ethos of make sure you’re the best you can be.

Next Training Dates

AHF Northern Acadamy (Northumberland)
Month Dates
May Sun 5th, Thurs 9th, Wed 22nd
June Thurs 6th, Sun 23rd
AHF Southern Academy (Wiltshire)
Month Dates
April 6th, 11th, 25th, 27th
May 2nd, 4th, 11th, 23rd, 30th
June 6th, 15th, 29th

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Meet the trainers


Karen Gunning – Southern Training Academy

Karen Gunning heads up the Southern AHF Training Academy. Karen is our partnership training Director and tirelessly provides on-going support to our clients. Karen and her team of highly skilled lashpreneurs will ensure you successfully master the skills you need.

If you’re able to visit Karen’s stunning training venue you’ll be certain of incredible hospitality where nothing is too much trouble.

Karen says:  “Feel empowered, make that decision.  Start the lash journey with us and we’ll be there for you long after the training day with love, care and support”

“Training with Karen was a great experience, even before meeting and just conversations on the phone and email no query was to great or small. The training itself was very knowledgeably in a warm friendly and no pressure environment. I started my day very nervous and left feeling confident very excited to start my journey with a new treatment. I can highly recommend Karen and AHFrancis training courses as they truly are a company that care and are passionate about their products and helping new talent, sharing their knowledge and passion to others. A great company and glad I too am now a part of AHFrancisDawn Dewar, Bury St Edmunds



Becky Smart – Northern Training Academy

Beccy Smart heads up our Northern Training Academy.  She’s worked within the industry for 10 years and has had experience in beauty salons, spas, skin clinics and teaching in a college.

She now has a booming beauty salon situated in the beautiful county of Northumberland where she offers a wide range of treatments from lashes through to semi-permanent make up.

Beccy has studied to a high level, she has achieved a post graduate certificate in education and a BA Hons 2.1 in Spa and Business Management.

Beccy offers a very high standard of training with ongoing support even when you have successfully completed the course. She believes that building a strong relationship with one another will help us to support and encourage each other.

“We can work together to strive to be the best we can”.

“Beccy is amazing. She made me feel so at ease which made me really enjoy my day. The help she’s given me is so good and the support is something I couldn’t get from anyone else. My sister was my model for the training and she also said how lovely and helpful she was. I would thoroughly recommend training with Beccy to anyone.”
Dani McGinley (trained August 2018)

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Training with Karen was a great experience. Even before being on the course, just the conversations on the phone, no query was too great or small. The training itself was very knowledgeable in a warm and friendly environment. I can highly recommend Karen at AHFrancis.

"Really enjoyed my refresher and express training wth AHFrancis. Karen was a fantastic support while setting up my business. Can't recommend her enough"

"Karen from AHFrancis is an oustanding tutor. Everythingwas organised so well, that I came home feeling confident enough to do it on my own, and passionate about the brand. Every training school should follow karen at AHFrancis's lead. She goes above and beyond"

"Karen trained 3 of my therapists I was very pleased ith the quality of the course and aftercare services. it was 1t Class. Karen from AHFrancis continued to make herself available for any questions. We didn't have any, which is a testament to the outstanding ahfrancis training"

Everyone that wants to do Eyelash Extensions should train with AHFrancis and Karen.  Amazing training, accommodation and hospitality.  Karen is an amazing lady!

Alana Mason Mills


Totally brilliant experience, really great!  AHFrancis trainer Karen Gunning, is an inspiration.  Can’t wait to visit to do my next course!

Sally Hutchison