Meet the Team

Sharron

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.

Nicola

I am an nail and beauty tutor and assessor based in the Liverpool area.

I have over 16 years industry experience in the UK and abroad. I have over 6 years teachinig experience teaching in some of the main colleges in Liverpool also providing private training and being an educator for a nail brand.

Nails are my passion, anything to do with nails.

I enjoy watching people learn new skills and helping them on their journey to their new careers. I get satisfaction knowing I am helping someone achieve their goals.

Being a nail technician gives you the freedom of working around your family or your lifestyle and their are many opportunies once qualified.

I still alongside teaching have a regular client base which I feel is important to keep up to date with all the new trends etc also I know the skills I am passing on are current.

Emma

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.

Lauren

I am a qualified beauty therapist and nail technician. I have been working in the beauty industry for over 16 years and I have been teaching for 10 years. Nails, beauty and make up is my passion and I love to share my knowledge with others who are looking to venture into this exciting and ever growing industry or  to people who would like peruse their interests in nails and beauty as a hobby.

My passion and enthusiasm for nails came to me at an early age (due to me being a nail biter and unable to break the bad habit) and I gained great experience within nail services when I started working for one of the UK’s first high end nail bar companies many years ago.

I started my own nail and beauty business at the age of 19 and still to this day have kept my regular clients who are now good friends. Over my 10 year teaching career I have been lucky to teach at one of the largest colleges in Europe; The Manchester College. This is where I have gained the majority of my teaching experience and I have taught all levels, abilities and ages of learners in Nails, Beauty and Make-up.

I also spent some time in my teaching career working for The London College of Beauty Therapy which again provided me with great teaching experience. I love my job and observing people progress and develop their skills to become industry professionals is highly rewarding.

Natalie

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
enhancements!
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.

Marie

I have been a nail technician for 12 years now. I first trained in
theatrical make up artistry and then beauty therapy, nails and hair
dressing. 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.

Katie

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.

Emily

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.