Sinead is the London Hair Academy Manager and Leader of the pack!
Having been in the industry for twenty years Sinead has a strong skill set, knowledge and understanding of salon, business, creative and vocational based education.
Driven and passionate about managing and education, Sinead became part of the management team in the first Toni and Guy flagship salon, she enjoyed seeing progression with members of staff which then led her into education. Sinead became an educator at the Toni and Guy flagship academy in London and with a huge passion for hair and fashion she furthered this by working on the session team working multiple seasons at London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend.
Sinead’s professional qualifications include an IQA, PTLLS, DTLLS teaching qualifications and she managed the NVQ department for government funded courses.
Sinead then went on to manage private courses in London and Manchester academies and has won various competitions and assisted Anthony Mascolo.
Sinead continued to progress her hairdressing career and furthered her creative flare by becoming an Artistic Director which involved seminars, shows and shoots as well as travelling the UK and educating hairdressing teams with creative cuts, colours and editorial looks. Part of this role included working on collection shoots, managing teams and helping to create pieces for Avant Garde BHA Shoots.
Having a great understanding of the vocational side of hairdressing Sinead became an Examiner Consultant which consisted of writing exams for hairdressing and barbering standards for the awarding body City and Guilds including both hairdressing and barbering qualifications.
Sinead is friendly and approachable and thrives on mentoring and supporting educators, looking after student’s needs, and ensures hairdressing standards are the best quality they can possibly be.
Beth is the London Makeup School Manager and the leader of the gang who has taken the London Makeup School from strength to strength. Beth has played a crucial role in making the London Makeup School the highest rated and reviewed in Europe under her leadership. Beth is also the Head of the ITEC Level 2 teaching team, and the head of the amazing Pro Portfolio service at the London Makeup school and one of the best educators in the industry.
The London Makeup School and Beth is one!
Beth has almost 20 years work experience for brands and for a variety of clients in television, magazines, runway, publishing’s and corporate, which include the BBC, Channel 4, Endemol, Daily Mail, Pride Magazine, Carlton Books and many more.
She has worked as a freelance make-up artist having completed her training at The London College of fashion and not only works professionally in the industry she has now established herself as an accomplished tutor and course director.
Beth loves to work creatively with make-up and finds the educational side of her work the most rewarding but greatly enjoys the creativity of fashion and editorial work.
A long serving and key member of the London MakeUp School and the ITEC Level 2 teaching team. Siema is an accomplished, ITEC qualified, professionally trained makeup artist with more than 10 years’ experience. Siema is a qualified teacher and has been teaching make-up for over 7 years.
Siema has been trained by reputable and well known celebrity makeup artists as well as the leading brands of the beauty and makeup industry such as MAC, Estée Lauder, Clinique, Dermalogica, Aveda and many more. She has worked with several Bollywood celebrities during shoots and fashion shows.
Siema specialises in Asian Bridal makeup. However, she is also entirely proficient in all other types of makeup such as Fashion, Arab, Special Occasions, etc. She takes great pride in being able to meet the requirements and expectations of people from different ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures.
Siema is absolutely passionate about customer satisfaction and therefore aims to provide a highly professional, tailored and memorable experience to all her clients. Her motto is ‘Make up, not Make do’
She is always eager to share her knowledge and expertise with learners to support and prepare them for working within the increasingly competitive Make-up industry. This has been proven with majority of her ITEC students passing with distinctions. Siema’ s work has played a crucial role in making the London MakeUp School, the leading academy delivering the ITEC level 2 Makeup certificate.
A double agent of both the London MakeUp School and the London Hair Academy. Su leads the Avant Garde sector of the academy as creativity simply oozes through her fingers! Su is a makeup and hair artist, has built her career in diverse industries such as Fashion, Beauty, Theatre, TV and Film working internationally while based in the heart of London. Her work has featured in numerous publications such as Grazia, Vogue, The Independent, etc. She understands how to combine her skills to create the various needs of her different range of clients. Her clients include names such as Jimmy Choo, J.W Anderson, MCM, Office, J.Mendel, Lie sang bong, etc.
She designed the make-up for the Chicago Musical and hair and make-up for Ottone Opera. She has also worked for various major TV channels like BBC, SKY, ITV and DAVE. She was a lead makeup and hair artist for a wide range of fashion shows and events. Su has a style that focuses very much on the details and flawless beauty.
Another double agent of the London Makeup School and the London Hair academy and is one of the longest serving and experienced tutors at the academy. Stephen leads the barbering sector at the academy has more than twenty years’ experience working in the hair and makeup industry. Stephen has worked internationally as a freelancer doing both hair and makeup for magazine editorials, campaigns, runway, television, publishing and corporate.
Stephen began his career training at the prestigious Charlie Miller salon in Edinburgh and later moved to Cheyne’s working as the Creative Director. In 1999 Stephen relocated to London where he studied at The London College of Fashion.
Highlights of Stephen’s career include assisting hairdressing industry heavyweight Guido for McQueen and Yohji Yamamoto and working closely with Duran Duran on a number of projects including numerous photo shoots, album covers and their Brit Lifetime Achievement award in 2004.
More recently, Stephen has been working in television as a hair and makeup supervisor for ITV, Sky and Channel 4 on various entertainment and music programmes as well as channel idents. During this time he worked with a number of celebrities including Peter Andre, Janice Dickinson and Louise Thompson (Made in Chelsea).
Stephen’s signature trademark for men and women’s cutting and hairstyling combines rigorous attention to technique with volume, texture and dynamic movement. For make-up his area of specialism involves the creation of a look that works in synergy with the hair.
One of the longest serving and crucial members of the London Hair Academy. Paula is the Google of everything hairdressing at the academy. Paula has almost 30 years’ experience in the hair and beauty sector starting as a trainee at the prestigious Daniel Galvin Salon in London’s West End before finishing her training at The London College of Fashion. Paula has a proven track record at the London Hair Academy of producing some of the best new hairdressing graduates into the industry.
Her experience includes 10 years Salon Manager at the UK Salon Group, Retail Educator at KMS before obtaining her PTTLS & DTTLS to qualify as an Assessor.
Her natural flair as a colour technician has gained her many accolades including twice runner up at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy.
During her career Paula has also been involved in Television, Theatre and Fashion.
These achievements include Stylist for London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Photo shoots for Vogue and Marie Claire, catalogue work for Zara, photo shoots for Prada and hair supervisor for the BBC’s The Voice & Channel 4 Undercover Boss.
Another long serving double agent of both the London Makeup School and London Hair Academy, Olivia plays a key role within both academies. Olivia has been a professional hair and makeup artist for the last 11 years, graduating from The London College of Fashion. Olivia’s clients range from commercial Magazines such as Reveal, Take a Break, and Hello magazine through to working for companies such as ASOS, Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s.
Olivia has worked alongside various VIPs and Celebrities over the years such as Elle McPherson, Keith Lemon, Annie Lenox, and the most recent A-lister being Burt Reynolds. Olivia’s biggest achievements to date was being involved with the Royal Wedding, the Olympics and travelling internationally with work to Qatar and NYC
A long serving and solid member of the London Hair Academy, Kat has been hairdresser for over ten years. Kat is part of the London Hair Academy hair extensions tutoring team.
Trained with Toni & Guy. Worked at BBC for 4 years, cutting / styling / colouring hair for TV newsreaders, presenters / personalities. Hair for shows included Jools Holland & strictly come dancing.
Kat has been a freelance hairstylist for the last four years, Kat is passionate about hair & doesn’t like to limit herself or others capabilities. “I love what I do & love to help others through teaching”.
Celebrities/ personalities include
Jay Kay / Jamiroquai, Jerry Dammers (specials) , Ronan Keating, Mc fly, Henry Holland, Paul Whitehouse, Chris Robshaw (England rugby captain), Angela Lansbury , Rachel Stevens, & more.
Kat has worked with Jay Kay / Jamiroquai for over 6 years & have been his personal hairstylist for editorial, TV appearances including BBC, top gear & Alan Carr’s chatty man. Kat has also worked on music videos & album covers / images.
Kat has been on tour with Jay & the band over the last 3 years working hard & getting to see some beautiful parts of the world.
Jackie is an enthusiastic and passionate member of this fantastic team of creatives at the London Hair Academy. Jackie has close to 30 years hairdressing experience, initially starting her career as an apprentice at Vidal Sassoon enabling her to work both in the UK and abroad. Jackie is a specialist for long hair, hair up and creative Avant Garde work. Jackie is also part of the London Hair Academy hair extensions tutoring team.
Jackie has had work published both in magazines and online articles and has also worked on music videos and films. Jackie has been teaching for around 15 years, on a salon floor with apprentices, and has acquired all her professional teaching qualifications. Jackie quotes “I feel incredibly lucky to make a living out of the things I’m most passionate about; hairdressing and teaching. To be part of the London Hair Academy educational team is the icing on the cake for me.”
A long serving and solid member of the London MakeUp School and the ITEC Level 2 teaching team. Giovanna’s passion for makeup artistry has always been her drive and reason to achieve the highest standards whatever the challenges the work requirement demands. To be part of the beauty and fashion industry has always been her dream. To share her knowledge and help students to develop their own style and skills has been her dedication for the last 8 years. This has been proven with the majority of Giovanna’s students regularly graduating from the ITEC level 2 course with Distinctions.
Giovanna started her career as makeup artist 13 years ago and gained experiences with brands such as Esteé Lauder, Mac and Lancôme together alongside fashion, editorial, music videos and theatrical jobs. In 2009 Giovanna took her second teaching qualification and also her Assessors Award qualification, to able her to teach and assess NVQ’S and ITEC courses and freelancing for the best colleges across London. Giovanna has also developed her career between London, Italy and Spain working with models, actor/actresses, pop videos, and fashion shows. Among her credits and publications: London Fashion Week, The Bafta, London Fashion Week-End, Fashion TV, Canon, Valentino, Pam Hogg, Gattinoni, Paul Smith, Hammersmith Lyrics, Jason Isaacs, Lady Sov, Sophie Anderton, Essential Magazine, Asiana Magazine, Clash Magazine, RWD Magazine, Close Up Magazine, Hot courses Magazine, Flux Magazine, Resonance Music Magazine just to mention a few.
A member of the London Hair Academy and a key member of the hair extension team, Hannah has been in the hair and makeup industry for 11 years, initially training in the Midlands. She has worked in a number of top salons in the Midlands and London gaining a wealth of experience in all aspects of hairdressing. Her extensive knowledge of colouring and precision cutting, paved the way to becoming an educator in salons before entering in to the freelance world.
To further broaden her skill set, she is an experienced freelance hair extension technician, and Bridal hair and makeup artist. She has a passion for vintage styling and regularly works on events such as Goodwood revival, providing tutorials for Glamour online and has worked on publications such as Style Me Vintage. Hannah is also part of the London Hair Academy hair extensions tutoring team.
Karen Harvey is a multi-award winning face and body artist!
Over the past few years Karen has been featured in several magazines, including Front Cover of FACE magazine.
Karen has won both Face Painter of the Year and Body Painter of the year, plus was a finalist at Olympia Beauty Body Painting competition, Warpaint Championships, in both the Body Painting category and the Runway Make up Pro competitions.
Karen lives and breathes face and body art, as well as fine art painting on canvas.
Karen has written and illustrated a book on Face Painting, which has been translated into several languages and is available all around the world!
Karen was an instructor on “FABATV – Face and Body Art Television” in America, and teaches at various Face and Body Art conventions all around the country.
Face and Body Art is becoming more and more mainstream with the popularity of Austrian World Body Art Festival, and the standard is exceptional!
This is an exciting time to try out this fantastic art form ad Karen is proud to be a part of the revolution!
Karen brings her vast knowledge and expertise to her students at the London Makeup School.
Lorraine has been in the hairdressing industry for over 25 years and has been teaching within FE colleges for the last 15 years. She has an unlimited amount of knowledge she passes onto her students.
She has run a salon for almost 7 years which has given her priceless industry experience. Lorraine holds both an assessors award and IV qualification and teaches all of the London Hair Academy’s ITEC qualification courses. Lorraine also has experience in hair extensions, spray tanning, barbering and bridal hair up course.
A double agent of the London Makeup School and London Hair Academy.
Rumana is a skilled makeup artist with years of experience who specialises in Asian bridal hair and makeup.
She loves the thrill of creating a precise look from scratch and also has the ability to create a myriad of looks.
Her passion lies in being bold with colour and emphasising striking looks.
Rumana is one of the Academy’s henna artist specialists and has produced unique designs from traditional bridal to contemporary tattoos.
Rumana is in demand for red carpet events, creating flawless glowing skin for exquisite models, cultivating their potential to the fullest.
Andreea is a passionate member of the London Hair Academy, with 17 years industry experience, Andreea always dreamed of being part of the hair and fashion industry which enabled her to travel the world and work in the most interesting places. Moving to London and living her dream, Andreea embraced the opportunity to start teaching at the London Hair Academy and pass on her vast knowledge.
Andreea is an NVQ assessor and trainer, very talented in all aspects of hairdressing including cutting, styling, barbering, colour, bridal hair up styling and plaiting and braiding. Still working within the salon, Andreea keeps up her passion and inspiration with latest trends, aspiring to pass it on to her students!
A Member of the London Hair Academy, April has been working in the hair industry for over 18 years.
April started off as a salon apprentice training with L’Oreal going on to owning her own hair salons and barber shops.
April then moved on to education teaching in FE colleges and consulting in salons around the UK
April is an NVQ assessor and teaches all aspects of hairdressing.
In April’s own time she consults and freelances a long list of private and celebrity clients for special events and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of hairdressing.
A member of the London Makeup School, Debbie has worked in the Makeup and Beauty industry for over 25 years.
Debbie has experience gained from teaching in a variety of Colleges both FE and in the private sector.
Debbie holds all relevant teaching and assessors’ qualifications bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the London Makeup School.
Debbie has also for the past 15 years has been running her own mobile business which keeps her up to date with industry knowledge and trends.
Angela is Member of the London Hair Academy, and is active in the industry a freelancer and Director of Universal Strandz lace wigs and weaves Hair beauty & Nails.
Angela has been in the hairdressing and beauty industry for over 28 years, starting as a trainee Apprentice at Alan International and further progression in completion of City & Guilds Advance qualification in men & women Hairdressing at West Thames College, then qualifications in teaching/ lecturing and Certificate in Assessing Vocational Qualifications further gaining teaching experience both in FE and private sector.
Angela specialises In Afro Hairdressing and natural styling, and is also proficient in European and Asian hairdressing with additional barbering skills. Creative in cutting, colouring, chemical processing, styling long or short hair, braiding, lace wigs & weaves, hair extension, bridal hair & make-up.
Having worked alongside Afro Hair mogul and celebrity stylist Derek Clements of Splinter / aka De Cutter, allowed further exposure and development in the art of cutting and styling Afro hair.
Angela is also an educator and hair technician for the European market for the The renowned American hair company Johnson’s Product Company U.S.A… Inventors of Ultra sheen, Bantu, Gentle treatment & Precise Hair relaxer system.
“My passion in this wonderful career has offered favourable opportunities, which has allowed me to work on celebrity actors from cast members of “Bend it like Beckham” models, professional Artists in the music industry, and a cliental of various ages and profession.
Having gained a wealth of knowledge, travelling opportunities and a vehicle in which to continue to develop my skills and to pass on my knowledge and experience…. “The world is my oyster. The future is bright.”
Charlene’s passion for makeup artistry started during her former career as a dancer, actress and model. Combined with a lasting childhood fascination of fashion magazines, her love for makeup was born, leading her to qualify as a makeup artist at the London College of Fashion. This background gave Charlene an insight into what is experienced for both the person in front and behind the camera.
Charlene’s career allows her to travel frequently picking up influences and inspiration from traditional and emerging styles all over the world. Charlene believes makeup is all about people and creativity and feels fortunate to be in a career where she can enable people to feel and look beautiful.
During her fourteen-year career, Charlene has worked extensively with market leaders Dior and MAC, for fashion and lifestyle magazines Vogue, Elle, Bespoke Bride and Perfect Wedding. Charlene worked on shows for Caroline Castigliano, PPQ and Marko Mitanovski to name a few; all of which continuously inspires her to stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends and techniques. Charlene now brings this unique industry knowhow to her students at the London Makeup School.
Rachel is a “self confessed hair geek”, with an enormous passion to share her knowledge and push the boundaries of her own creativity.
Rachel worked for a leading hairdressing brand for 13 years, travelling the world as an educator. Rachel is a key member of the session teams at LFW, PFW AND MFW, giving Rachel a ”first look” to all upcoming trends and session hair techniques and also gives her the insight to be able to share what it takes to become a leading session team member.
Rachel’s biggest credit is her specialist skills within Avant Garde Hairdressing and braiding .
Rachel has created 2 Avant Garde collections for the British hairdressing awards and became a finalist in 2017 with her most iconic collection metamorphosis, and also directs her own tutorial YouTube channel incorporating classic to advanced braiding skills.
Rachel now brings all of her diverse skills and knowledge the industry to her students at the London Hair Academy.
Rebecca has been in hairdressing for 18 years, training with L’Oréal and Wella has worked for well-established hair salons such as Toni & Guy Rebecca then moved on to education teaching in FE colleges and delivered in- salon training
Rebecca is a fully qualified NVQ assessor and tutor experienced in teaching all aspects of hairdressing. Rebecca now bring this diverse background to her students at the London Hair Academy.
Annelie is an assessor and tutor working in educating hairdressers for 12 years which includes being involved in shoots and advertising collection campaigns across the globe.
A L’Oréal colour specialist with a 12-year background under Toni and Guy starting from colourist to London Academy Art Director and was involved in Pre-vardering and vardering programmes and taught advanced techniques on stage worldwide. Passionate about teaching, specialising in colour but equally knowledgeable in cutting.
Annelie is international Expert colourist/colour expert, travelled Europe and America and Mexico teaching and doing clients for over 20 years.
Annelie has worked for 5 major hairdressing brands, mastering their techniques. (Vidal Sassoon, Alan Edwards, Toni and Guy, Not Another Salon, Taylor Taylor)
Keeps current by working in salon 2-4 days a week, This year alone Annelie has worked on many courses such as balayage, perfect bleeding techniques and bleaching/ creating greys and strong colour placements attended Wella and Olaplex courses.
Annelie is one of the most current and relevant tutors and brings this immense knowledge to her lucky students at the London Hair Academy.
Khadine is an Award-Winning stylist with over 20 years experience in the hair industry and education sector, her career started at The Berkeley Hotel and The Ritz Hotel as a Junior Stylist and nail technician.
Dedicated to sharing her expertise and understanding on the science of hair and haircare she obtained her Certificate of Education, Assessor Award and IQA qualifications to train as a NVQ & VRQ assessor within FE and private centres.
Khadine is a specialist in curly, excessively curly and coily hair types both natural and chemically treated. Her skills oozes passion and creative flare seen both on the salon floor and observed to an Ofsted Grade 1 while teaching at FE colleges, and she strives to embed her professional knowledge to the same high level here at The London Hair Academy.
Ross brings this 14 years of industry experience to the school. Having started out as on an apprentiship in hairdressing after leaving school, Ross and moved into barbering 6 years later. Passion driven Ross furthered his career and took on a number of teaching roles and assessing students of all levels. He currently holds a level 3 City and Guilds hairdressing qualifaction as well as being able to assess NVQ students.
Working alongside top london hairdressers and barbers with big name salons including Sanrizz and Vidal Sasoon. Ross has has a loyal customer base of high profile clientele and delivers barbering, beard trims and wet shave courses in the London Hair Academy’s brand new Barbering and Wet Shave cave.
Shelene has 15 years’ experience in the make-up industry working in a plethora of different settings from brands such as MAC and Bobbi Brown to fashion editorial, TV, ad campaigns, and celebrity work.
Shelene quotes “There is something amazing about allowing your imagination to be set free and transform someone from a classic look to something way out there, if that even exist anymore” As anything goes nowadays!
Shelene loves to empower and encourage the people around her being passionate about the artistry of make-up.
Shelene now passes the skills and knowledge she has learnt over the years to her students at the London Makeup School, helping them to take the steps into the world of a make-up artistry, and in turn empowering them.
Andi has been hairdressing for 34 years and has taught in various colleges from FE to private Academies including some of the most well known in London. During these contracts, Andi has taught new stylist in many big name salons including Lee Staffordshire, Desmond Murray and Erroll Douglas to name a few.
Andi has travelled extensively with her hairdressing and has worked in various places such as Dubai, Gibraltar, Italy and Asia.
Andi’s passion is Colour and has worked on stage at Salon international and Dubai excel for various companies showing new products and techniques to visitors to the exhibitions.
In her spare time Andi is a singer in a Rock band and loves going on adventures in her VW Camper and is qualified in both hypnotherapy and mindful meditation.
Neena is a creative individual and her love for henna started at a young age where she would experiment with designs on friends and family. As a self-taught henna artist with over 10 years’ experience in the industry, Neena has worked for some of the top henna artists, gaining a wealth of experience on creating intricate or simple designs for her clients. Her passion for this art helps her to keep up to date with the latest trends and she absolutely loves enhancing traditional or contemporary designs with gems, glitter and body paint.
Bijal’s, aka “B” passion for hair and makeup became apparent at a young age which blossomed in 2004. She trained at UK’s Saks Academy with celebrity makeup artist Carl Ryan (Osbourne family, Geldof family). Since her training she went on to become a counter Head MakeUp Artist for Lancome Make Up Team leading onto being a part of Lancome BAFTA Make Up Team with training influences from Gucci Westman (then Creative MakeUp Director for Lancome) and assisting/training with Maria Louise (Victoria Beckham’s MUA) for the following yr. She has worked in fashion/film/TV/catwalk, with a celebrity portfolio and the elite/rich cliental list, she continues to enhance her skills and knowledge in hair and makeup bringing her all to the Academy.
Known for her flair of creativity, her strengths in Bridal makeup and hair have linked her to an amazing portfolio of clients including major high end international weddings. With further stretch in the creative field she has had opportunities to work with celebrities from Hollywood and Bollywood, Music Artists and TV personalities. From Jermaine Jackson/Alesha Dixon and Anil Kapoor/ Abhishek Bachchan to Karishma Kotak including campaigns such as Nike/Adidas/Apple Bottoms. Music Videos include XFactor’s 2015 “Mason Noise” to Funky House artist 2009 “Meleka” and many more.
As an artist she strongly believes in addressing the needs and wants of clients/students, taking this with her in all she that does.
“Education in make-up and hair is vital, it’s a huge world of beauty out there, as an artist she believe success is a journey, with creative innovation there is no limit there is no end.
Abbi-Rose has nearly ten years’ experience in the make-up industry, and comes from a beauty background so really understands how to tailor make up and skincare for all levels of learning.
She trained at the prestigious Greasepaint School of Make Up and received further training through Charles Fox and Ester Lauder companies. She has a wide range of clientele, from evening and bridal make up, right through to editorial fashion pieces and celebrity and red carpet clients.
These have included ITV, Sky, Ok! magazine, Adidas, and familiar faces from Laura Whitmore and Jessica Ennis to Naomi Harris and Gino D’Acampo. Her work has taken her all over the world from USA to Germany to Majorca.
Her care and attention to detail shows through her work and passion to make every woman look beautiful means she has lots of knowledge to share. Abbie- Rose now brings her expertise and knowledge to her students at the London Makeup School
Helen has been a professional Makeup Artist for the last 12 years, working across all fields of fashion, TV and film. Helen began teaching as an Educator and member of the Art Collective at Illamasqua.
Helen then progressed to Head of Professional Development, looking after colleges and hosting industry seminars and creative masterclasses all over the UK, as well as keying new campaign imagery. Helen has worked with numerous celebrities over the years and been part of the core team on X-Factor for three series.
In the fashion world Helen has worked in both London and Paris Fashion weeks for various designers over the years. Some commercial clients include – Heineken, British Airways, Victoria Secrets, Rolls Royce, Sky Sports, Asda, Iceland to name but a few. Helen now brings her vast commercial knowledge and makeup expertise to her students at the London Makeup School.