ABOUT US

The Academy of Hair Ltd was established in October 2009. It is owned by directors Sara-Jane Hutchinson and Jordan Frostick and is run by Director Sara-Jane Hutchinson and Manager Sophie Gibelli. 

 

The Academy of Hair Ltd began with only five learners from two salons and has grown into a well established Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty Therapy training academy, for students aged 14 and over. Working with a network of over fifty salons in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Middlesex and surrounding counties.  

We deliver​ level 2 and 3 National Vocational Qualifications, accredited by City & Guilds in Hairdressing & Barbering and Beauty Therapy. We also provide City & Guilds Functional Skills at levels 1 & 2 for all apprentices. Our Hair Professionals in Hairdressing success rates for End Point Assessment (EPA) are 99% first time achievements. Our Hair Professionals in Barbering success rates for End Point Assessment (EPA) are 100% first time achievements.

In 2014, we expanded our delivery into Secondary Schools in and around Surrey. We deliver GCSE Level 2 Technical Awards in Hair and Beauty and NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing and Barbering, which is accredited by City & Guilds and offers students a gateway into the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy industry.   

The Academy of Hair Ltd offers a variety of training options, tailored to benefit you and your employer, these include; in-salon training, academy day workshops and academy evening workshops. 

The Academy of Hair Ltd has an excellent success rate for all our GCSE, NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 students who are launching their careers into the industry.

MEET THE TEAM

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SARA-JANE HUTCHINSON

DIRECTOR | HEAD OF CENTRE

| LEAD IQA | EDUCATOR | SAFEGUARDING

Sara-Jane is a very enthusiastic, hard-working team player. She has been working in the Hairdressing industry for over 18 years.

With over 12 years teaching experience and a Wella Master Colour Expert, Sara-Jane became a co-director of The Academy of Hair in 2016 and took over The Academy of Hair Ltd in October 2019 when her former Co-Director retired.

Sara-Jane manages the day to day running of The Academy of Hair Ltd as well as managing the behind the scenes running of the company. She works hard to put her skills and talent into expanding the business.

Sara-Jane is our Safeguarding Lead, for any concerns please contact her directly. 

 

EMAIL: SJH.ACADEMY@HOTMAIL.COM

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SOPHIE GIBELLI

MANAGING DIRECTOR | SCHOOL LEAD | EDUCATOR | IQA

Sophie is very hard-working, motivated and loyal. She has always had a passion for Hairdressing and joined the Hairdressing industry over 12 years ago.

Sophie joined The Academy of Hair Ltd in 2012 and is always developing her skills and knowledge to further her teaching opportunities and help learners succeed. 

In 2014, Sophie became a Wella Master Colour Expert and expanded her teaching experience by delivering Hair and Beauty in Secondary Schools. 

EMAIL: SOPHIE.THEACADEMYOFHAIR@HOTMAIL.CO.UK

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NATALIE BLACKLOCK

EDUCATOR | IQA | EPA LEAD

Natalie is very caring, thoughtful and quite clumsy. She joined The Academy of Hair Ltd in September 2016. Natalie loves teaching because she enjoys working with and developing future stylists. Natalie has been in the Hairdressing industry for over 30 years and has been teaching apprentices for nearly 20 years. Natalie teaches Hairdressing and Functional Skills English. Natalie has expanded her talents and uses her skills to work with apprentices to prepare them for their End Point Assessment.  In 2020, Natalie was voted Employee of the Year! 

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JORDAN FROSTICK

DIRECTOR

Jordan is a perfectionist, stubborn and funny. Jordan joined The Academy of Hair Ltd as a Director in 2016. Jordan works behind the scenes, helping to keep the Academy running safely. 

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JUDY HUTCHINSON

HEAD OF FUNCTIONAL SKILLS | EDUCATOR | MARKETING | ABOVE & BEYOND | IQA

Judy is very loyal, thoughtful and resourceful. After completing her Apprenticeship in Advanced Hairdressing, Judy joined The Academy of Hair Ltd in 2014. Using her enthusiasm for learning and her tech skills Judy quickly expanded her skills and knowledge to became Marketing Manager, Functional Skills Coordinator and delivers Hair and Beauty in Secondary Schools. In 2018, Judy expanded her skills by completing her NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy.   

EMAIL: JUDY.THEACADEMYOFHAIR@HOTMAIL.CO.UK

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SOPHIE GOODCHILD

EDUCATOR

Sophie (also known as Arthur) joined the team in March 2017. Sophie is known for being helpful, reliable and a true team player. After completing her Level 3 Advanced apprenticeship under The Academy of Hair Ltd, she joined our team doing administration and has worked her way up to further her skills, knowledge and qualifications to become an assessor. 

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MELISSA MALONE

EDUCATOR | IQA

Melissa is very hardworking, motivated and sassy. Melissa has been in the Hairdressing industry since July 2009 and joined The Academy of Hair Ltd in February 2013. Melissa is very patient and understanding when it comes to her learners education. In 2019, Melissa furthered her skills and qualifications to become an IQA. 

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SIMON ANDRIANOU

EDUCATOR

Simon is know for being very hardworking, loyal and a bit of a perfectionist.  a hard working team member who had been in the industry for many years and uses his experience and high levels of enthusiasm to keep the learners motivated and engaged. Simon joined the Academy of Hair in 2017 delivering Hairdressing and Barbering. 

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RACHEL BROOK

EDUCATOR

Rachel is very hardworking, motivated and passionate about hair. She has been in the Hairdressing industry since for nearly 20 years. Rachel joined The Academy of Hair in 2018. Rachel is very patient and understanding when it comes to her learners education. 

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GEORGIA GILLILAND

HEAD OF BEAUTY | EDUCATOR | IQA

Georgia is very professional, social and a perfectionist. She has been in the Beauty industry for over 12 years and in March 2015, she decided to join The Academy of Hair Ltd. Georgia played a key role in helping The Academy of Hair expanding into Beauty Therapy.  Georgia has experience working with Elemis, Clinique, Dermalogica and Benefit. She is passionate and enthusiastic about the Beauty industry and displays her dedication and professionalism in her work. 

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ALISON WOODYER

EDUCATOR | IQA

Alison is bubbly, motivated and well organised. She has been in the hairdressing industry since 2008, she is an artistic and enthusiastic member of the team who is passionate about ensuring her learners stay motivated and achieve. In 2019, Alison advanced her skills and qualifications by becoming an IQA. 

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FELICITY KENTON

EDUCATOR | IQA

Felicity has been working in the Beauty industry for over 10 years. In January 2018, Felicity decided to expand her skills and start a new adventure by joining our growing Beauty Therapy team. Felicity is very caring, hardworking professional, who is dedicated to educating her students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to progress. In 2019, Felicity expanded her 

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