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MEET OUR TUTORS

We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such experienced, qualified and passionate Beauty Professionals. Our Expert team of tutors based across our 8 Training Centres are all qualified to the highest levels, with years of industry experience and all friendly and excited to welcome our students. Read more to find out about our fabulous teaching team...

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Tutor: Vicky

 Teaches at: London Kings Cross & London Bridge Training Centres

 About Vicky: Qualified in City & Guilds Level 2 & Level 3 in Beauty Therapy.

Has completed training with a number of prestigious product brands including MAC Masterclass Training, Biosculpture Training & CND.  

Fully qualified in teaching & has the A1 Assessors Award.

 Vicky says "I have over 16 years’ experience within the beauty industry, having joined The Beauty Academy 14 years ago."

"I have worked in various capacities during my time including Student Support & Course Advice. I love being able to support students through their journey towards becoming a qualified beauty therapist."

"It's wonderful to see their sense of achievement but also to be there to support them through any initial nerves or worries about training in a new field. I'm very proud to be a part of such an excellent team."

"I love teaching but my favourite treatments to teach are Eyelash Extensions, Gel Polish & Make Up."

 

 

Tutor: Chantal 

 Teaches & Assesses at: London Bridge & London Kings Cross Training Centres 

 About Chantal: Qualified at VTCT Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy plus  Level 3 in Nail Technology & Make Up  Artistry. Possesses a BABTAC Certificate in Advanced High Fashion & Editorial Make-up. Highly passionate about Eyelash Extensions (holds Master Technician status with brands including ABX, Nouvea Lash & LVL) and has within Advanced Facial Aesthetic treatments. Also holds a Level 2 award in Health & Safety in the Workplace.

Teaching Qualifications include a CertEd (lifelong learning sector), PTLLS Level 4, and Lead IQA Award & A1 Assessors Award. 

 Chantal says "In my 20 years working within the industry, I have gained experience in a wide range of exciting roles. From teaching for OPI, Derma New and INIKA cosmetics, working as a Spa Therapist for Steiner Leisure, High Fashion & Editorial Make-up Artistry and heading a leading Aesthetics Spa in the Middle East. I have enjoyed trained with many leading commercial brands over the years such as Elemis, Environ, HydraFacial, St. Tropez, Sienna X, and CND. I am also a certified Nouveau Lash Master technician and Advance Biosculpture nail technician."

"I feel extremely passionate about the industry and keeping my knowledge and skills up to date in this ever evolving industry. I love teaching all aspects of beauty and feel very proud to be a part of The Beauty Academy team!"

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Tutor: Fay 

Teaches & Assesses at: London Kings Cross, Cambridge & London Bridge Training Centres 

About Fay: Qualified at Levels 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy, Level 3 in Nail Technology, Level 4 Teaching & has achieved the Assessors Award. 

Fay says "I love my role as a tutor & enjoy every class that I teach! It's so enjoyable that no two days are the same and I love meeting the learners."

"It's such a privilege to be able to help them through their learning journey from beginner to qualified therapist. I hope that I can inspire my learners to love the industry as much as I do!"

"Although I love teaching all aspects, my soft spot treatments are anything nails and tanning!"

 

Tutor: Bev

Teaches at: London Bridge Cambridge & London Kings Cross Training Centres

About Bev: Holds IHBT, City & Guilds and NVQ Qualifications. Also holds a first year degree in teaching & is fully qualified to teach beauty therapy.

Bev says "I have been in the beauty industry for 34 years and worked with and alongside various beauty, holistic and nail technologies. I've seen so many changes and advancements in the industry and I love what a fast paced and evolving industry beauty is, to work within."

"With all these years behind me; I still have a great passion and desire for the Beauty Industry and would recommend a career within beauty to anyone who has that interest."

"I love teaching but my favourite treatments to teach are waxing, lash and brow treatments, tanning and facials."

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Tutor: Louise

 Teaches at: Cambridge Training Centre

 About Louise: Qualified at NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy.

Also holds CND Master Status, is a Trainer of CACI International facial treatments and holds a Diploma in Remedial Camouflage & Media Make Up. Also fully qualified in teaching holding PTLLS. 

 Louise says " I have over 15 years’ experience within the beauty industry having worked in a number of  interesting roles from working as a Counter Manager for Clarins, a therapist trained within ESPA,  Dermalogica, Environ Intimate Wax & CND, to vast experience as a Lash Perfect Lash technician."

"I’ve enjoyed working in salons & spas over the years and also running my own business so I know the industry inside out! I love that my role allows me to share my knowledge and experience with new beauty therapists coming up through training."

"I absolutely love teaching all aspects of beauty but I have a real passion for nails!"

 

 

Tutor: Vanessa

 Teaches at: London Kings Cross Training Centre

 About Vanessa: Qualified at VTCT Level 2 in Beauty Therapy, Customer Services, Level 3 in Make Up and Level 2 in Special Occasion Hair & Hairdressing. Has also achieved the Delamar Academy Make Up Diploma. Has completed training in Nail Technology & Airbase Airbrush Make Up.  

Holds PTTLS Level 4 & A1 Assessors Award.

 Vanessa says "I have enjoyed 15 years’ experience within teaching and have vast experience from across the industry. I am proud to have 6 years’ experience as the Lead Artist at London Peacock Theatre Pantomimes. I also write for a number of wedding magazines, work with a well-known portrait photographer and enjoy freelance bridal work outside of my teaching role for The Beauty Academy. I feel it’s important to keep my knowledge of the industry current & love what I do. In the past I have gained experience working on the counters of Chanel, Gurlain & Sisley so I have seen all aspects of working in the make up business.

"I absolutely love teaching media & special effects make up! There is so much scope to express your creativity and individualism through your work."

 

 

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Tutor: Karen W

 Teaches & Assesses at: Manchester & Leeds Training Centres

 About Karen: Qualified at VTCT Level 2 & 3  in Beauty, Nails & Holistic  Therapy. Graduate  diplomas in a variety of beauty  treatments.

Holds a Level 4 CertEd & Level 3 Assessors Award.  

 Karen says "I love beauty treatments and particularly enjoy teaching facials & skincare, body massage, holistic & nails."

"I have 20 years industry experience and I am still passionate about my profession. I enjoy passing on my knowledge to help students achieve their potential, reach their goals and start a new career in beauty therapy. It's such an exciting industry to work within and there are so many opportunities whether that's running your own business or gaining employment with a fantastic salon or spa."

 

Tutor: Kelly

 Teaches at: Manchester & Leeds Training Centres

 About Kelly: Qualified at VTCT Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy.

Holds a PTTLS Level 4 Teaching & Assessors Award.

 Kelly says "I am passionate about all  aspects of beauty therapy but  mainly  concentrate on teaching VTCT  Level 3  Make-up, passing on my  knowledge and  experience to students and watching them  develop to  their full potential, giving them  the skills to progress in their career is  what drives me."

"There has never been a better time to work within beauty therapy, particularly with the rise in popularity of treatments such as make up artistry, lash extensions and highly defined brows. Clients want to follow celebrity trends. I love how the industry is always growing and evolving."

"I'm so passionate about my teaching as I love being able to inspire others and support our learners to gain the skills they need to be successful within this industry."

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Tutor: Rachel

 Teaches at: Cambridge Training Centre

 About Rachel: Qualified at Levels 2 & 3 in Beauty plus Massage. Fully qualified in teaching. Holds ITEC Level 4 in Sports Massage Therapy. 

 Rachel says "I really look forward to meeting you on your training days."

"My favourite beauty treatment is eyebrow and lash tinting as I love the facial definition it gives."

"I also enjoy training all massage treatments as they really improve client’s health and well-being. There are so many fantastic massage treatments that can be learnt but I particularly enjoy working with the aromatherapy oils and hot stones."

"I love working within the beauty industry as there are so many opportunities to have an interesting and varied career."

"I enjoy meeting our new students and having the opportunity to support them through their training. Teaching is a very special occupation and I'm proud to be a part of The Beauty Academy!"

 

 

Tutor: Yvonne 

 Teaches & Assesses at: Birmingham Training Centre

 About Yvonne: Qualified at Levels 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy plus Level 3 in Make Up Artistry & Nail Technology. Holds CertEd, QTLS, IQA and the Assessors Award.

 Yvonne says "I have worked within the beauty therapy industry since 1991, working as a freelance makeup artist, within hotel spas, as a salon owner and teaching within a local FE college before working for The Beauty Academy."

"I especially love teaching massage and creating special effects make up. Massage treatments are enjoyable both for the client and therapist as the spa environment can be so relaxing. Make up is incredible, how it can alter and enhance a person's appearance. I love seeing the creativity come from within my students once they are let loose with the make up and I am always impressed with the astonishing work they are able to create."

"I love my work as a tutor and assessor as it allows me to see students through their journey from first day of training to their last assessment day and being qualified."

"I have had the honour of completing training with the one and only Coral Hadley (our fabulous Academy Principal)!"

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 Tutor: Katy

 Teaches & Assesses at: Birmingham Training Centre

 About Katy: Qualified at Levels 2 & 3 in Beauty plus Level 3 in Nail Technology & Make Up Artistry.

Holds a PTTLS Teaching Award & also the Assessors Award.

 Katy says “I have worked within the beauty therapy industry since 1994, working as a beauty therapist in spas, salons and freelance.  Prior to teaching at The Beauty Academy, I taught in a local college so have vast teaching experience."

"I love being part of such a successful and dedicated team. My job is so varied and I feel lucky to be able to support the learners from their training days through to their assessment days. It's great to be able to share in the sense of achievement with learners when they complete their qualifications and can begin their new careers."

"I can't pick a favourite treatment to teach as I genuinely love it all!"

Tutor: Lorraine

 Teaches & Assesses at: Milton Keynes & Cambridge Training Centres

 About Lorraine: Qualified at Level 2 in Beauty with ITEC in A&P, Body Massage, and Aromatherapy & Reflexology. Has achieved VTCT Indian Head Massage, Diet & Nutrition. Is a Reiki Master/Teacher.  

Possesses Level 4 Teaching Certificate & A1 Assessors Award.

 Lorraine says "I have over 20 years’ experience within the industry including 8 years in teaching."

"I have enjoyed working with The Beauty Academy for the last 7 years and love all aspects of my role."

"I love all the treatments that I teach but my absolute favourites are Facial Massage & Skincare and Aromatherapy."

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 Tutor: Kim

 Teaches at: London Kings Cross & London Bridge Training Centres

 About Kim: Qualified at Levels 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy and Holistic Massage. Also holds awards in Electrolysis, Sports Massage and Diet & Nutrition.

Possesses the A1 Assessor Award and 2 years of training for the CertEd.

 Kim says “I have 18 years of experience within the beauty including 15 years of teaching in FE colleges and private academies."

"I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of beauty but I absolutely love to teach facials, electrical facials, tinting & shaping of brows, aromatherapy and massage."

Tutor: Noreen

 Teaches at: Reading Training Centre

 About Noreen: Qualified at Levels 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy & Massage, plus Level 3 in Nail Technology.

Is qualified in the Wonderlift Facial Treatment.  

Holds teaching awards & has many years of experience as a freelance Make up Artist.

 Noreen says “I love make up and enjoy teaching special effects make up."

"I have been teaching at The Beauty Academy for 3 years and my absolute favourite courses to teach are facial massage & skincare, and Wonderlift facials. The facilities at the Reading Training Centre, where I am based; are in beautiful surroundings and I feel very lucky to be able to teach in such a wonderful environment!"

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Tutor: Dominic

 Teaches at: London, Reading & Cambridge Training Centres

 About Dominic: Qualified at Brushstrokes in Shepperton Studios, London & has been teaching at The Beauty Academy for many years. He recently returned to teaching after a break to focus upon his other work." 

Dominic says "I love teaching Make Up Artistry because it is all about enhancing what you already have. Sharing my skills and knowledge with my students is satisfying and rewarding. I really enjoy drawing upon my own varied career experiences within Make Up to help support my students with their aspirations and goals."

"I have worked within all areas of make up from bridal make up to providing make up for well known celebrities including Graham Norton, Dakota Blue Richards and Richard Rankin. My work has also been published numerous times, including appearing on many front covers and worked on Men's London Fashion Week."

"I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with my students and helping to inspire them on their paths to new careers within the hugely rewarding and exciting Make Up Artistry field."

 

Tutor: Carolyn

 Teaches at: Birmingham

 About Carolyn: Qualified at VTCT Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy, Massage and Nail Technology, including Bio gel qualified.

Also holds a Level 3 Qualification for Teaching in Adult Education 

Carolyn says "I have had an exciting and varied professional career and gain personal satisfaction from helping prepare students to undertake their chosen career pathways in the Beauty industry."

"I never underestimate the responsibility of teaching and inspiring students to achieve their full potential."

"I love all aspects of the beauty industry. It's such an exciting industry to work within and there are so many different opportunities to earn well, gain recognition and have a rewarding career."

"It's hard to choose what I enjoy most but if I really have to choose a favourite it would be facial treatments in which I hold a International certificate in Advanced Facial Techniques."

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Tutor: Sharon

 Teaches & Assesses at: London Bridge & London Kings Cross Training Centres

 About Sharon: Qualified in Beauty with CIBTAC & ITEC and with Holistic Therapy qualifications.

Holds CertEd, A1 Assessors Award & V1 Internal Audit Qualifications.

 Sharon says "I have been a beauty therapist for 22 years and teaching for 15 years. I am so proud to be a part of The Beauty Academy team and love what I do!"

"Being able to motivate, support and experience the learning process with my learners is so rewarding. It's amazing how quickly learners pick up the skills and it's great to see their pride when they master a new treatment."

"My favourite treatment is waxing as its so satisfying. I love being a therapist it really is the best job in the world!"

 

 

Tutor: Jess

 Teaches at: Leeds & Manchester Training Centres

 About Jess: Qualified at NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy & holds a Level 4 Teaching Qualification. 

"I have over 10 years experience in the beauty industry with 4 of those years where I have enjoyed being a part of The Beauty Academy team."

"Since completing my formal qualifications, I have completed numerous beauty training courses including gaining diplomas in all aspects of nail technology.

"There is so much to learn in this ever changing industry and it is wonderful when I get to see learners who have qualified, come back to learn additional skills and new treatments."

"I absolutely love teaching and helping students to master the skills they need to be successful within the beauty industry. I have a particular passion for teaching all aspects of nails!"

 

 

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Tutor: Philippa

 Teaches at: Newcastle Training Centre

 About Philippa: Coming soon

 Tutor: Karen E

 Teaches & Assesses at: Birmingham Training Centre

 About Karen: Coming soon

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Tutor: Sobia

 Teaches at: London Kings Cross Training Centres

 About Sobia: Qualified at Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy. Also has Babtac Hair Styling Diploma plus Diplomas in Eyelash Extensions, Threading, HD Brows, Henna Art, Advanced Nail Technology & Gel Polish Application.  

Holds BTEC L4 Pttls in Teaching & VTCT L3 QFC Assessing Qualification

Sobia says "I love teaching Beauty because it is all about enhancing what you already have.
Sharing my skills and knowledge with my students is satisfying and rewarding. I really enjoy drawing upon my own varied career experiences within beauty to help support my students with their aspirations and goals."

"I began my career in beauty when I was 18, training as a freelance Make Up Artist. I specialised in Asian Bridal Hair, Make Up & Henna Art. I also regularly did make up work for photographic shoots. I also have experience running my own salon when I established a Threading Bar & have been training students within beauty for many years now!"

"It's hard to choose but I'd say my favourite treatments are Facials, Swedish Massage, Eyelash Extensions and Highly Defined Brows!"

 

 

Tutor: Angeline

 Teaches at: Manchester & Leeds Training Centres

 About Angeline: Qualified at City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy. 

Also holds the PTTLS teaching award.

Angeline says "I have been a therapist for 14 years. After my initial training in beauty, I went on to work in top salons and spas working and training in brands such as Dermalogica, Elemis, Jessica and ESPA to name a few."

"I spent one contract on-board a Royal Caribbean cruise liner working for Steiner. I soon realised my passion for teaching others which led me into my first training role as a National Trainer with skincare brand Decleor UK. I spent my time traveling up and down the country training therapists in some of the most gorgeous spas!"

"I then went on to set up my own beauty business treating clients, working at pamper parties and teaching in conjunction with a national short course training provider."

"I have been lucky to have such a varied career with experience within so many areas of the beauty industry. I feel this really gives me an advantage in my teaching to support students to achieve their career aspirations, working in whatever direction that may be."

"There are so many opportunities to work within salons or spa, on cruise ships or even to establish your own freelance business. I love how my teaching helps students to shape their careers so they too can do what they love."

"I love all things beauty and look forward to welcoming students to training with myself!"

 

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Tutor: Lena

 Teaches at: Manchester & Leeds Training Centres

 About Lena: Qualified with CIBTAC & CIDESCO Qualifications in Beauty Therapy.

Holds the PTTLS, CTLLS & Assessors Awards so is fully qualified in all aspects of teaching.

Lena says " I have been a Therapist for 10 years. I first started on-board cruise ships, then in local spas/salons working with Elemis, ESPA, Carita, Decleor, Nouveau Lashes and Fake Bake."

"I love teaching and have taught nail and beauty courses across the UK previously.This has helped me to develop my teaching style and I thrive on being able to support and bring out the best in the students."

"I've had an exciting and rewarding career, and it's great to share my passion and knowledge and get people off on the best start towards their own exciting career journeys."

"I am really passionate about nails, waxing, lashes, facial and massage. I really enjoy teaching all aspects of beauty however as it's just such a diverse industry to be within!"

 

Tutor: Jane

 Teaches at: Leeds Training Centre

 About Jane: Qualified with a CIBTAC Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Also holds City & Guilds Awards in Aromatherapy and Hairdressing. 

Possesses a Cert Ed from the University of Manchester, D32 & D33 Assessors Awards and the Internal Verifier Award.

Jane says "I have worked in both industrial and educational areas of beauty therapy during my 25 years of experience.  I have been very lucky to woek with some of the most exclusive skin care brands and techniques available in the industry. Young nails, Jessica nails, Sterex electrolysis, Elemis, Clarins, Decleor, Matis, Guinot & Carita are just some of the brands."

"I have over 10 years teaching experience and 2 years spa therapy manager.  I am currently running a non surgical skin clinic in Manchester alongside my teaching as skincare is a passion of mine." 

"Some of my favourite treatment range from electrical face and body treatments, to aromatherapy, make up and nail art. I also love the long lasting effects of gel polish. There are just so many incredible treatments to learn and I love teaching them all!"  

 
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Tutor: Layla

  Teaches at: Leeds & Manchester Training Centres

 About Layla: Qualified at Foundation Degree Level within both Beauty Therapy & Make Up.

Has also completed a top up degree in Special Effects Make Up.

 Holds a City & Guilds Certificate in Adult Education.

Layla says "I have always had a passion and natural flare for make-up, and have been working in industry for 6 years."

 Originally from Edinburgh, I worked as a Freelance Artist for several years in Scotland, specialising in Vintage and Bridal Make-up. I also have experience working within the field of television and theatre."

 "I have previously run private workshops demonstrating special effects techniques to school children and college students. I have also been involved in an arts community organisation called Impact Arts which teaches young adults creative life skills. I feel very privileged to share my passion with others and inspire their creativity."

 "Body painting and prosthetics are my favourite areas of make-up. But I enjoy all aspects of make-up artistry."

 "I look forward to passing the skills I've learnt on to others. Make-up is such an exciting area of the beauty industry within which to specialise and there are such diverse career opportunities possible if you are passionate, creative and motivated!"

 "Every Make-up Artist is unique, each with their own strengths and vision. I really enjoying helping students to acquire the skills so that they can develop their own niches within the industry!"