Our Educators

Our national education team are here to help you achieve your career goals, whether you are just starting out and want to learn new nail systems, or whether you are a seasoned nail tech just wanting to update your knowledge on what's new in the industry. 

We offer in-salon training, where our educators come to you and your team, on-location training - where you go to our educators and online training. If you're unsure of what education solution is right for you and your team please email education@louellabelle.co.uk and one of our team will be able to assist. We look forward to growing your business with you.

Bryony Cocksedge

Head Of Education

Bryony has worked within the beauty industry for over 12 years, starting her journey as a Spa Therapist for 6 years, then moving on to working as a Nail Technician, developing her skills to then becoming a full-time Educator where she taught in salons, spas 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 Bryony began coaching other Educators as the UK & Ireland Senior Educator as well as judging nail competitions such as Scratch Stars.

Clare Hooson

Louella Belle Educator

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 a salon owner, SPMU and Dermal Filler trainer, 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 for 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. @thebeautyparlour_sanderstead

Suzy Fecsik

Louella Belle Educator

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. @zsuzsanna_fecsik

Abigail Simons

Louella Belle Educator

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.  

Joanna Box

Louella Belle Educator

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. @paintboxbeautyhitchin

Linda Nordstorm

Co-Founder of Famous Names

Famous Names brings you the next generation of award-winning nail products. Highly acclaimed nail industry experts and Famous Names founders Jim and Linda Nordstrom introduce the ‘best in class’ nail products to nail professionals worldwide.

Sacha Almonds

Louella Belle Educator

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. @Sachamakeupnails

Lindsay Johnson

Louella Belle Educator

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.  @f.a.b_beautysalon

Jacqueline O'Sullivan

Louella Belle Educator

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.

Gareth Hicks

Podiatrist

Gareth qualified as a Podiatrist in 1988. He worked within NHS (Gloucestershire & Shropshire) clinics in both community and hospital settings as well as running private clinics specialising in sports injuries and lower limb mechanics. Gareth now works in the commercial sector running his own consultancy, with diabetes being his main clinical interest and prevention his chief driver. Gareth has presented on the topic of diabetic foot screening/examinations on over 500 occasions within the NHS and private settings. He has also been invited to conduct presentations in Ireland, Malta, Germany, Czech Republic, but mainly throughout the Gulf region and was once invited to speak at the British Embassy in Riyadh! In the UK he presents to GP groups, Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants, within GP practices, community clinics and nursing homes. Gareth co-authored “A photographic scale to aid appropriate foot skin care for people with diabetes” published in the Diabetic Foot Journal (2014).

Our Ambassadors

Our Brand Ambassadors are experts in their field and have a genuine passion for the products they use on their clients.  They're here to help you to understand the Louella Belle brands as well as showcasing newness and sharing their top tips! Meet our amazing ambassadors below. 


Anika Ahmed

Brand Ambassador & Educator

Anika is our Footlogix guru, passionate about feet and nails, she loves making people feel good about themselves. With 18 years in the industry, her Footlogix client transformations are incredible! Totally foot obsessed - Anika owns over 100 pairs of shoes! Anika also joined our Education team in 2020 and regularly hosts Footlogix training.

Metta Francis

Brand Ambassador

Metta has over 10 years’ experience as a nail technician/nail artist but also comes from a business & marketing background. With experience in both the tech world and running her own mobile nail business, Nails by Mets (@nailsbymets), Metta helped beauty professionals during lockdown with business workshops & masterclasses through the #NBMBizClub. Metta has also been nominated as a Scratch Stars Social Media Star of the Year finalist (2019-2021)

Laura Chree

Brand Ambassador

Our Rock Chick, Laura, is the owner of Chreeative Nails. In 2014, she started in the nail industry and Louella Belle has been present since day 1. When she’s not in the salon transforming nails with IBX, she can be found at rock concerts – she loves her music LOUD!

Tabby Casto

Brand Ambassador

Tabby is a professional freelance makeup artist & manicurist based in North London with over 14 years experience. Her beauty career spans over several sectors of the industry working on private clients, editorials, commercial shoots, media and session work. Her published credits include shoots for Wonderland, Hunger, Vogue and The Times and she was recently featured in Glamour Magazine's top list of London go to makeup artists for a Glowy Fresh look.

Keshia Elcock

Brand Ambassador

Self-taught nail artist Keshia recently opened her own nail art studio Yo Keshh in South London! With 10 years’ experience, Keshia has worked in top nail art salons, been a session nail tech and done nails for some of the coolest celebrities! Keshia is very excited to join the Louella Belle team and has been loving the new Artistic Cool As It Gets Summer Collection.

Danielle Binstead

Brand Ambassador

Danielle is one of our latest Footlogix recruit and can be found on Instagram under the handle @blissn__. Our Liverpool lass, Danielle, has been a qualified nail artist since 2018. Her aesthetic is clean, minimal, subtle nail art with a love for French!

Julie West

Brand Ambassador

Julie West, also known as The Nail Fairy, has been a manicurist for 27 years. She specialises in natural nail care in her home salon, which she runs in her garden in Hornchurch, Essex. Julie is a massive fan of nail prep and spends most of her time perfecting cuticles. Her style is clean, coloured glossy nails with art kept simple and minimal.

Kay Kirsop

Brand Ambassador

Kay, also known as @kaycoopernailss has been in the nail industry for over a decade. Kay has has a colourful career, whilst running a successful mobile business, she has been a regular at London Fashion Week and worked with Cartier, Debenhams, ASOS, and Paco Rabanne.

Robbie Tomkins

Brand Ambassador

Robbie Tomkins began his career in the nail industry while working for nail art brand Rock Beauty London, sister brand of nail and makeup giant Ciaté, after he began painting nails to 'help out' at press days and fashion shows. Robbie's creativity, passion and attention to detail is unquestionable and his presence on set is cementing his reputation as one of the most fun people to work with in the industry. He has quickly established himself as one of the leading male manicurists in the UK with an impressive portfolio of clients including Vogue (UK, Italian, Brazilian, Russian), CR Fashion Book, ELLE, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, DNA, Numéro, Porter Magazine, Manifesto, NOTION, Wylde Magazine, Glass Magazine, and Wonderland. His celebrity list includes Lily James, Gillian Anderson, Liv Tyler, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lashana Lynch and Hailey Baldwin
Robbie Tomkins

Kendal Kit

Brand Ambassador

Kendal is also known as @kendalkit has been in the beauty industry for 10 years, first starting her career in makeup, she then moved on and found her passion for nails. Kendal specialises in natural nail prep, gel polish, and nail art. She's perfected post-treatment nail compositions and is always up to date with the latest trends.

Bella Porter

Brand Ambassador

Bella from Beauty Garage is the second half of the Salon Chat duo! She does it all, with five years’ experience as a nail technician, Sienna X spray tan trained and mother of a beautiful little girl! Whilst she runs her home salon from her garage, Bella is excited to join the Louella Belle Team!

Scott Featherstone

Brand Ambassador

Beauty guru, Scott has 6 years’ experience in Gel Nails, Brows, Lashes & Waxing. He is certainly a force to be reckoned with! Scott owns an award-winning salon, Dapper & Dolly in Deansgate Manchester. Whilst winning Salon of the Year in 2018, Scott also won National Beautician of the Year in 2019! Scott is looking forward to working with Louella Belle.

Bronte Hellmers

Brand Ambassador

Our nature loving ambassador, Bronte, has been in the nail and beauty industry for 10 years, starting at the very beginning with Louella Belle. She’s passionate about nail health and is known for her nail art, creating crazy designs for clients is what she enjoys the most.

Sharon Baker

Brand Ambassador

Sharon has been in the nail and beauty industry for 20 years! Working with various celebrities including Amanda Holden and Rita Ora, as well as, travelling the country, photo shoots, and on TV shows including The X Factor and This Morning. Super mum Sharon also runs a salon!

Georgia Hart

Brand Ambassador

Georgia started her career at Wah Nails in 2011.  Georgia has had her work published in many publications including Vogue, Tatler and Elle. She loves doing nail art with Artistic Colour Gloss and has manicured A-list celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Sam Smith and Laura Dern!