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 whats 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.

Head Of Education

Bryony Cocksedge

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. Here at Louella Belle, Bryony looks after all things Education!

Louella Belle Educator

Clare Hooson

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

Louella Belle Educator

Suzy Fecsik

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


Linda Nordstrom

Louella Belle Educator

Abigail Simons

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.  


Gareth Hicks

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).

Louella Belle Educator - Scotland

Sacha Almond

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

Louella Belle Educator

Tara Cussans

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.  @cussans_nails_beauty

Louella Belle Educator

Lindsay Johnson

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


Louella Belle Educator

Kavita Kaur

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.  Kavita Kaur @bonjourbellesalon

Louella Belle Educator

Joanna Box

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

Senior Educator

Jacqueline O'Sullivan

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.

Louella Belle Educator

Jade Evangelou

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 @jadeevangelou

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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