Meet the Team


I am a fully qualified beauty and nail therapist. I first started in the beauty industry when I left school at 16, I trained at St Helens college for 2 years completing my I.H.B.C level 2&3 and City and Guilds level 2&3. My passion was always in nail extensions and at 18 I trained with Backscratchers and Star Nails to enhance my knowledge.

I opened my own salon in Wigan in 1996 and also started on my teaching career with Star Nails. I worked with them for 4 years enhancing my skills for nails and teaching. For the next few years I continued with my salon always keeping my training up to date with new techniques. I then continued teaching with another company for the next 12 years, in this time I acquired my assessors award and my Internal Quality Assurance award.

I love sharing my passion and knowledge with other people and seeing them gain in confidence through the 20 week courses is very rewarding. Giving people the skills to achieve their dreams and knowing that you have helped make a difference is an amazing feeling.

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Hi I’m Amy, I’m a beauty and nail teacher at Vita.
I have been qualified for 14 years. I first started out straight from school, training and working in a salon to gain experience in the industry.
Since then I have worked in salons around Hull as well as being self employed with my own client base.
I’ve always had a huge passion for nails and beauty. I’m very creative so enjoy creating extreme nail art. I’m always trying new designs to keep up with the latest trend/fashion! Been able to put my skills, knowledge and passion to teach others at vita is an amazing opportunity and dream of mine.
Teaching others to help them with their journey, watching their skills and confidence grow to become fully qualified is extremely rewarding.


My name is Emma, I’m a confident, assertive nail teacher and assessor at Vita. From a young age I always had a desire to be in the beauty/fashion industry. For the last eight years I have been self employed carrying out work as a beauty therapist, spray tannist, lash and nail technician with a lot of repeat work and recommendations due to my abilty to provide high class work and likeable, happy personailty. I have been able to combine my love of art with nails learning current nail art techniques. I’m much in demand due to my nail art work being both creative and professionally crafted from basic manicured nails to fine art and everything inbetween.

My passion seen me wanting to progress, this I felt was by becoming a teacher in my chosen specialist field of nails to allow me to project my passion onto others. I’m very business minded and have a proven track record in organising, planning, cash handling, book keeping, stock control, customer care, customer complaint handling and subject knowledge I can confidently guide, mentor and educate anyone wishing to learn how to become their own successful independent nail technician.

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Hi there,

I am a fully qualified Beautician, Nail Technician and Make up Artist including SPMU (Semi permanent Make up artist)

I have been in the industry for over 12 years. I have been in teaching and learning for four years in the beauty industry, gaining qualifications such as; Certificate in Education- In the long life learning sector, A1 Assessor Award and PTTLS. My first experience as a teacher is in a different industry; Teaching Horse Riding for over 10 years, now I continue to teach but only for leisure.

I am an extremely dedicated, highly motivated individual who is successful through hard work. I have been a manager of a beauty salon for over nine years, eight years of which I have had the joy of owning my own salon and business.

More recently I have worked as an assessor and beauty, nail technology and mua
lecturer at South Cheshire College and have started to teach in my spare time for a private training school providing holistic and beauty diplomas.

I understand the fundamental value of quality teaching and love the diversity that VITA SKILLS offers. I love sharing my passion and knowledge on to people, and for them to progress into their chosen dream career, is ever more reason to continue my teaching journey. I can honestly say I gain full job satisfaction when teaching.


I started in the industry 13 years ago. I always knew what I wanted to do from an early age and I knew I would have an exciting career in front of me from the passion I have for nails and beauty. I have a level 3 qualification in my specialist subject which is nail
I work full time with in the industry and have done for the last 13 years! I have always undertaken the latest courses to keep me up to date with trends. I love teaching and I enjoy helping others to achieve in order for them to progress with their careers into the nail and beauty industry.


I have been a nail technician for 12 years now. I first trained in theatrical make up artistry and then beauty therapy, nails and hairdressing. I have owned 2 salons in stoke on trent and Cheshire and work as a freelance make up artist specialising in bridal make up and have regular clients I enjoy doing beautiful nails for. I am a regular competitor at the professional beauty shows in the nail category’s. More recently I have worked as an assessor and beauty/ nail technology lecturer at NULC in stoke on trent. I have taught competition nails and 3d art for a well known brand and specialise in extreme nail art.


Hi my name is Katie, I am a qualified Beauty therapist and Nail technician with over 10 years experience.

During my time in the industry I have worked as a Make-up artist for a leading brand in the cosmetics industry where I gained a wide range of skills from Make-up techniques, skin care, effective running of a business and customer care. With the skills and knowledge I gained it enabled me to start my own business offering a range of services in the Beauty, Make-up and nail industry.

I still have the same passion, enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge in my career as I did in the beginning which made me want to progress further, this lead me to teaching.

I find my role as an assessor very rewarding, on a daily basis I am able to share my passion, enthusiasm and my skills with anyone starting their new career. Watching people’s confidence grow throughout their course and achieve their goals at the end will never be tiresome.


Hi, my name is Emily, I am a fully qualified make-up artist with eight years’ experience working in the make-up industry. I hold a B(Des) Hons in special effects & prosthetic make-up, and also a foundation degree in make-up artistry. My expertise lies within SFX make-up and I have been known in the industry for my ‘gory effects’ which I have created for TV and Film in particular.

 Other than creating cuts and bruises, I also have lots of experience in wedding make-up, theatre make-up, face painting, body art, camouflage make-up and experience working in the fashion/editorial side of the industry. My recent work includes make-up for the BBC, Granada TV, creating effects for the British Armed Forces, SFX make-up for HOME theatre, and I have recently worked on a film produced by the British Youth Film Academy called ‘The Hellions’ – A zombie comedy which I thoroughly enjoyed working on.

I decided to complete my PGCE in Education in 2016, as I could not have thought of anything better than passing on my skills to others just as passionate about make-up as I am. Since qualifying, I have taught for the British Youth Film Academy holding workshops with aspiring Actors and Actresses, and I have also held my own workshops at various colleges around the country. Now that I have my very own class with VITA Skills, I am thrilled to be teaching them everything I know about the industry, watching them progress into professional make-up artists and ready to brace the weird and wonderful world of make-up.