As an aspiring beauty and wellness therapist, you know how important it is for your clients to feel they’re in safe hands when they spend time with you. It’s all about building a relationship based on trust, experience, and faith in your abilities. At the Sandy Roy Beauty Therapy Institute (pty) Ltd, we believe we’ve been setting that example since 1996, keeping to our promise of providing our students with expert training and a quality education in the beauty industry.

Modular, flexi-time, full or part-time learners may also enroll at any time of the year, for any individual course or combination of courses, in their own time and at their own pace.

All classes are kept very small to ensure one-on-one contact between learner-educator. This is the strength of our 100% success in the Health, Beauty and Skincare Therapy external national or international examinations we hold annually.

Currently, we have nine campuses for learners to choose from – Woodstock in Cape Town, Benoni or @Sorbet Randburg or @Sorbet Rivonia in Gauteng, Somerset West in the Western Cape, Walvis Bay or Windhoek in Namibia, Lagos in Nigeria or Bloemfontein in the Free State, Durban KZN.

Plus, great news for BTI graduates: Sorbet guarantees a job interview to all successful graduates!

The Beauty Therapy Institutes are all registered to offer ITEC (British) outcomes, and some offer examinations from either SAAHSP (South Africa) or CIDESCO (Swiss).

If a professional outcome through an accredited Beauty Therapy Institute is what you’re after, then welcome to the Sandy Roy BTI family. We look forward to meeting you and being an integral part of your future career within one of the largest growing industries.


Brief history of the Sandy Roy Beauty Therapy Institute (PTY) Ltd.:

June 1996

We opened our doors and began as a Modular, Flexi-time Health, Beauty and Skincare Education and Training Institution.

August 1997

The college moved to Rondebosch, Cape Town to accommodate Full-Time, 2-year Health and Skincare Therapy courses to its scope of practice.  SAAHSP, ITEC and CIDESCO accepted the college to offer National and International outcomes in Health, Beauty and Skincare Therapy.

In 2006

Male training was implemented to enable male learners to achieve the equivalent outcomes as the traditional female-only based learner.

In 2008

Tammy Lloyd opened the first Beauty Therapy Institute Franchise campus in Randburg, Gauteng.

In 2009

The 3rd year Medi-Spa Technology Course was introduced with a 100% pass rate. Practical skills are taught at Five Star Destination/Day Spas. All Qualified skincare therapists applied to undertake this course.

In 2010

Our Cape Town campus moved to the prestigious, trendy live-work-play lifestyle centre at Upper East Side, Upper Woodstock.


Brought the opening of another franchised modular training centre for the Sorbet Group, called Beauty Therapy Institute at Sorbet, in Rivonia, Gauteng. In the same year, Julia Wills opened her franchise in Somerset West.


We opened in Lagos, Nigeria under Ifeoma Abajue and Windhoek under Lindi Lourens and Ilana Brits.


Alida Fourie opened in Bloemfontein.  Sorbet took over Randburg and Cape Town campuses.


New college in Mount Edgecombe, Durban.

Each year the Sandy Roy Beauty Institute (Pty) Ltd has shown incredible growth, with new courses added to the modular training offering, such as:

  • Hot StoneMassage
  • Permanent Make-up
  • Nail Technology
  • Threading
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • MDA
  • Skin Peels

Keeping up with the latest trends ensures that we offer the best to our learners and graduates. One of our primary goals is to maintain our reputation of upholding the highest standards.

Qualified Therapists can study further by signing up for any of the following courses:

  • Advanced Skin Peelings
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Body Wraps and Scrubs
  • Microneedling