Ashley (Founder/ Tutor)
Ashley is the founder of Aspire beauty Academy and has over 20 years of experience in the Beauty Industry and 9 years in Beauty Therapy teaching and assessing. She holds a Level 4 Certificate in Education, TAQA Assessors Award, IQA, IQAC and a BA Honours Degree in Education Studies. In addition to this she has completed a vast amount of Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses including Microblading, Semi-permanent Make-up, Female Intimate Waxing and many more. In the academy, Ashley specialises in Brows, Facial Treatments and Waxing; although she also supports our Educators by leading on assessment processes within the academy.
Cara Gibson has over 17 years of experience in the Beauty Industry and 11 years in Beauty Therapy teaching and assessing. She holds a Level 4 Certificate in Education, TAQA Assessors Award and TAQA IQA. Cara has worked with some of the industry’s biggest brands and has also developed a substantial portfolio of CPD including Brow lamination, Brow Lamination Masters and LVL Lash lift. Cara has recently taken the lead in our Brow lamination and Lash Lift training in the Sunderland based academy and also operates as a tutor and assessor within salons throughout the North East.
Holly has over 19 years of experience in the Beauty Industry and has been an Educator in the academy since March 2019. Holly is now coming to the end of her L3 Award in Teaching and Assessing and will be a fully qualified Tutor in the coming weeks. Holly has an impressive CPD portfolio including Semi-permanent lashes, Lash lift and Dermaplaning. She is also a Master HD Brow Stylist and a specialist in Hand, Nail and Foot treatments including Gel and Acrylic Nail Extensions. Holly’s specialist teaching area is Nail Services and she will soon be taking the lead on our Nail Training in the Sunderland based academy.
Lauren will be opening our first satellite academy in Bowburn in April 2021. Lauren has over 7 years experience in industry and three years in Beauty Therapy lecturing. In the salon, she is extremely well known as being an extremely talented nail artist, however her skills do not end there! Lauren also has a very impressive CPD portfolio and will be offering a full range of courses such as manicure, acrylic nails, gel art, lashes, tanning and dermaplaning.