MEET THE TEAM

MANAGEMENT

SARA-JANE HUTCHINSON

DIRECTOR

INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURER

Sara-Jane is a very enthusiastic, hard-working, team player. She has been working in the Hairdressing industry for over 14 years. With nearly 10 years teaching experience and as becoming 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. She looking forward to putting her skills and talent into expanding the business. 

sjh.academy@hotmail.com

SOPHIE GIBELLI

MANAGING DIRECTOR

INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURER

HEAD OF SCHOOLS

Sophie has always had a passion for Hairdressing and she entered the Hairdressing industry over 10 years ago and is always developing her skills and knowledge. In 2014, Sophie became a Wella Master Colour Expert and expanded her teaching experience by teaching GCSE Hair and Beauty in Secondary Schools. 

sophie.theacademyofhair@hotmail.co.uk

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FUNCTIONAL SKILLS & 

ADMINISTRATION TEAM

JUDY HUTCHINSON

MARKETING MANAGER

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS COORDINATOR

INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURER

 

After completing her apprenticeship in Advanced Hairdressing, Judy joined the Academy in 2014. Using her enthusiasm for learning and her ICT skills Judy quickly expanded her skills and knowledge to became Marketing Manager, Functional Skills Coordinator and delivers GCSE Hair and Beauty in Secondary Schools. 

judy.theacademyofhair@hotmail.co.uk

NATALIE BLACKLOCK

END POINT COORDINATOR

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS TUTOR

QUALITY ASSURER

With nearly 30 years in the Hairdressing industry and nearly 20 years teaching experience, Natalie joined the team in 2016. Natalie has used her professional, enthusiastic approach to deliver Functional Skills, Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

natalie.theacademyofhair@hotmail.com

SOPHIE GOODCHILD

ADMINISTRATION

Sophie joined the team in 2017. Sophie has used her efficient organisational skills and prior knowledge in Hairdressing to help in all aspects of the Academy. 

goodchild.theacademyofhair@hotmail.com

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THE

HAIRDRESSING & BARBERING 

DELIVERY TEAM

MELISSA MALONE

ASSESSOR 

GCSE HAIR AND BEAUTY

Mel has been in the Hairdressing industry since July 2009. Mel joined The Academy of Hair in 2013, she is a bubbly, enthusiastic, hard working member of our team. Mel is patient and understanding when it comes to her learners education. 

SIMON ANDRIANOU

ASSESSOR

 

Simon is 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. 

ALISON WOODYER

ASSESSOR

Alison has been in the hairdressing industry since 2008, she is an artistic and enthusiatic member of the team who is passionate about ensuring her learners stay motivated and achieve. 

RACHEL BROOK

ASSESSOR

Rachel has been in the Hairdressing industry since 2002. Rachel joined The Academy of Hair in 2018, she is a bubbly, enthusiastic, hard working member of our team. She is patient and understanding when it comes to her learners education. 

ADAM MALONE

ASSESSOR

Adam has been in the Hairdressing and Barbering industry for over 10 years. He is a hard working team member who uses his experience and high levels of enthusiasm to keep the learners motivated. Adam joined The Academy of Hair in January 2020. 

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THE BEAUTY 

DELIVERY TEAM

GEORGIA GILLILAND

INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURER

HEAD OF BEAUTY

ASSESSOR

Georgia has been in the Beauty industry for over 10 years and in March 2015, she decided to join The Academy of Hair. Georgia played a key role in helping The Academy of Hair expand into the Beauty Therapy industry.  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. 

FELICITY KENTON

ASSESSOR

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.

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