Say Hello To Your Nail and Beauty Educators
We have a wonderful team of top-class Educators based throughout the country to help you with your training needs! They are selected not just on industry qualifications and work experience but their passion for sharing knowledge and continuing their own professional development.
Bryony Cocksedge/ Head of Education
I have worked within the beauty industry for over 12 years, starting my journey as a Spa Therapist for 6 years, I moved onto working as a Nail Technician, developing my skills to then becoming a full time Educator where I taught in salons, spa’s and cruise ships as well as working on fashion shows and photoshoots as the brands’ session tech. After gaining more experience and skills within this role I began coaching other Educators as the UK & Ireland Senior Educator as well as judging nail competitions such as Scratch Stars.
Here at Louella Belle, I look after all things Education!
Jacqui O’Sullivan/ Louella Belle Educator, Manchester
Jacqui is an award-winning Educator with proven teaching and motivational expertise and vast experience delivering first class training and assessments in nail technology, customer care, nail art and procedures within pressurised settings. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Education and is involved in judging numerous national and international nail competitions and is the lead nail judge for World Skills, the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world. Jacqui has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has worked with a number of awarding bodies and within the Further Education sector.
Jade Evangelou/ Louella Belle Educator, London
I have been working in the beauty industry for 25 years now and have had a passion for nails for as long as I can remember. I have managed and owned several salons as my purpose in life is to not only provide a great service to others but also provide a safe and fair environment for other workers in the industry and providing them with up to date and accurate training, so they can also provide a great service to their clients. My qualifications include NVQ 2 in beauty therapy, diploma in advanced nail techniques PTTLS and an BSc in Nutrition.
Sue Davies/ Louella Belle Educator, Kent
Sue has been in the industry for over 15 years, beginning as a Beauty & Holistic Therapist. In 2005, Sue began working for an industry renowned technician which led to a salon management role and an involvement in key areas of the nail industry.
Sue worked as Assistant Director of the Association of Nail Technicians (ANT), working to promote technician standards & ethics as well as raising consumer awareness. She is now co-founder of the Nail Industry Association working with nail techs nationwide to enhance the industry.
Sue has worked with Professional Beauty Nail Competitions as Competition Organiser and Judge at Professional Beauty & Beauty Professional events all over UK & Ireland since 2006. She successfully launched, in conjunction with Beauty Professional (Ireland), the VTCT All Ireland Nail Championships.
She has gone on to run her own successful salon, Gorgeous Nail & Beauty Emporium, and has been a finalist in Scratch Stars Awards for Nail Salon of the Year (Independent) several times. In 2014 Sue won the prestigious Scratch industry award. Her salon also made the Professional Beauty Top 15 Most Inspiring UK Nail Salons.
Surina Agar/ Louella Belle Educator Cambridge, Peterborough
Highly skilled and qualified Educator with 25 years in the industry.
Business owner and proven track record in sales within the hair and beauty industry.
Educated to Level 3 in Education and Training and currently working towards Level 5 degree in teaching and training and assessors award. Passionate about keeping up to date with latest innovations and nail science and loves nail art of all kinds. Regularly attends all sorts of classes to update CPD. Surina also teaches in colleges, academies, training schools and provides ongoing support to the learners.
Abigail Simons/ Louella Belle Educator, Manchester
Running a successful business in Manchester specialising in bespoke nail art, with an NVQ 2 and 3 in beauty therapy, Abi has trained with Alisha Rimando Creative Director of Artistic Nail Design as well as with other well-known brands. Abi has also attended the Rock Hard Artistic World Tour which is a once a year event for Artistic Nail Design trainers world-wide to get together and attend a week long training course.
Zsuzsanna Fecsik/ Louella Belle Educator Derby, Nottingham
As a professional nail technician, beautician, and nail educator Suzy’s background combines unique experiences in the beauty industry, with over 11 years’ experience in the nail industry, 5 years in beauty therapy and more than 3 years in teaching. Suzy has been awarded the international nail master award in 2013. Completing PTLLS Level 4 in 2014, which enabled Suzy to achieve her dream of becoming a great nail teacher, passing on her experience and skills to others. Suzy also runs her well won established my business. Regularly attending national competitions, practicing and improving her knowledge, which helps Suzy delivers first class education.
Suzy has won 1st place at Nailympia, Division 2, Perfect Match category, 2nd place in Pink and White Master category at Professional Beauty and she also got the winner trophy of Nail Masters in 2018.
Emma Smith/ Louella Belle Educator, Essex
Emma has over eight years of experience in the beauty industry and seven years in retail management. She holds the latest qualification: Education and training Level 3 Certificate (previously PTTLS). Emma's main focus is running The Great Bentley Retreat beauty salon which she has owned for eight years. Alongside her business partner, the salon now has 6 staff so training has always been a big part of Emma’s day to day business.
“I really believe in the power and importance of strong education. Potentially amazing therapists have come to me and have been let down by poor training which has hindered their confidence and progress. I make it my mission to provide the best training possible and meeting the needs of my learners so they can leave feeling confident that they can use these great products and solutions perfectly.”
Emma has a passion for all things natural, looking at how treatments and the right products can have a big impact on people’s day to day lives.
Vicki Warren/ Louella Belle Educator, Birmingham
I am a qualified Further Education Beauty Lecturer, Assessor and IQA. Vicki has industry experience spanning over 17 years now and Vicki continues to add to her skills by attending regular CPD courses. Vicki has been teaching at a Further Education college since 2010 which has included developing all Beauty Therapy qualifications and specialising in Nail Technology qualifications.
Vicki’s passion for teaching enables her to inspire students to achieve high standards and believe in themselves to pursue a successful career. Vicki has helped many students enter competitions and has enjoyed seeing their confidence grow. Vicki loves watching our industry develop and thrives on challenging students to follow their dreams.
Clare Hooson/ Louella Belle Educator, Surrey
Clare has been in the industry for 16 Years and holds the latest Education and Training Level 3 Certificate.
As well as an Educator, Clare is salon owner, SPMU and Dermal Filler tr, she continues to expand her wealth of knowledge by attending continuous courses and guides trainees on the right path, enabling them to start work in the Beauty Industry.
Clare opened The Beauty Parlour and now has 8 employees which has grown from strength to strength. The salon strives itself on its top-class customer service, attention to detail and the ability to provide excellent treatments to all clients.
She strongly believes knowledge should be passed down to others to encourage learning, development and skills to set them off in the industry.
Lindsay Johnson/ Louella Belle Educator, Leeds
I have been in the beauty industry for over 25 years now mainly working in salons. I have had my own business for 12 years and having moved to new premises in 2017 I feel I can now offer more.
I decided to dip into the world of education. I have always loved products and talking about them so what better way to pass on my experience and enthusiasm to other willing listeners!
My salon is based in Stanningley on the outskirts of Leeds. We are called F.A.B, fabulous and beautiful.
Ann Walker/ Louella Belle Educator, Newcastle
Ann ran her own home salon in Birtley from 2001 – 2012. Having qualified in beauty therapies, Ann also went on to achieve qualifications in hairdressing and many other Vocational and CPD certificates within the industry. She was also later employed as an Account and Business manager for a very well-known cosmetics brand from 2011 - 2015.
Ann now has her own beautiful salon, LEVOI Champagne Nail Bar, based in Newcastle where she offers training in Footlogix and Famous Names.
Joanna Box/ Louella Belle Educator, Letchworth
Jo has her own accredited academy and salon, which is based in the beautiful garden city of Letchworth. She has been running her successful business for over 14 years.
Working within the industry for over 18 years, Joanna has gained experience from both salons, health spas and colleges. This has aided her in making many successful relationships with clients and students.
Throughout Joanna’s career she has worked as a session nail technician, working with celebrities, journalists and at London Fashion Week. Joanna has worked on advertising campaigns for numerous magazines. She believes in continuing to develop herself professionally and takes pride in maintaining an up to date knowledge of all areas of this fast and expanding industry. She lives and breathes the nail and beauty industry and offers all her clients unique and inspirational results. She loves to share this passion with her students through education and by using the best products on the market.
Tara Cussans/ Louella Belle Educator, Chichester
I started doing nails 20 years ago... at the time I was a running a restaurant and had been in the hospitality business for many years. There was a customer that used to dine at the restaurant once a week, I asked how she kept har nails so beautiful, I had never had nice long nails. She then told me they were acrylic, she was nail tech and if I wanted, she would do mine! So, a few days later, I had the most amazing French nails and I was in love with them!
I then saw an ad in the paper offering acrylic nail courses with Star Nails, so I went along and did the training and got a part time job in a nail bar in Southampton.
I moved to Spain a couple of years later where I did more training with CND and worked in Malaga. I really wanted to further my career in the industry and wanted to be able to share my knowledge with others.
I now have a salon with my daughter and have also been with Louella Belle for over a year and love the family we are and the company I work with.
Kavita Kaur/ Louella Belle Educator, Bristol
I am the proud owner of Bonjour Belle.
My journey within the beauty industry goes as far back as just shy of 15 years.
During my career I have taken time to raise my standards by undertaking professional courses to enhance my skills and experience to perfection, which has led me to now develop a business that can offer this at a wider scale.
My speciality is threading and sugaring, removing unwanted face and body hair with great techniques and with as many chemical free products that I can utilise. I have been teaching for over a year which I enjoy, while I have been at Louella Belle. I love using Louella Belle's products, they are very easy to use. I have been in the nail industry for 16 years, I went from doing acrylics to gel. I find Louella Belle's products amazing. I have a passion for teaching. This enables me to motivate students to reach high standards and to believe in themselves to chase a rewarding career.
Sacha Currie/ Louella Belle Educator, Glasgow
Sacha has worked as a makeup artist and nail technician for over 10 years, working freelance and in salons. In 2018, Sacha decided to go out on her own and now owns a successful salon in the busy city centre of Glasgow ’Sacha’s Nails & Make up’ that now has three employees.
Over the years, Sacha has trained with many reputable brands some of which are ‘Artistic Nail Design’ and ‘Famous Names’ which Louella Belle stock.
Her salon aims to provide the ultimate experience for clients as well as an enjoyable working environment for employees.
Working alongside Louella Belle for two years, Sacha has become the sole educator in Scotland for the company, furthering the skills of nail technicians hoping to better our industry.