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Beauty Education Team

ELLIE TONEVA [LECTURER]
Ellie obtained a degree in Science, prior to transitioning into the world of Beauty.  She has extensive industry experience, having worked at some of the UK’s top Beauty Salons as a Senior Therapist, with prestigious products such as La Prairie, Dr. Haushka, Caudelie, Guerlain, Aromatherapy Associates, Murad, Thalgo and Clarins.  Since obtaining her CIDESCO Post Graduate Diploma and Assessor Qualifications, Ellie’s main focus has been on Education and advanced beauty aesthetics, which she is passionate about.

 

JESSIE B. UDDIN [LECTURER]
Jessie has been teaching and Assessing Beauty Level 3 and Level 4 Laser/IPL at The London School of Beauty & Make-up for nearly 8 years and holds the prestigious CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma.  Prior to Lecturing, she worked in the beauty industry for over ten years for some of the top brands and companies in Central London, as a Beauty Therapist, Make-up Artist and in Management roles.  Jessie loves many aspects of beauty and holistic therapy and her passion for sharing her knowledge and years of experience with students, is infectious. Jessie enjoys meeting learners from all walks of life and feels that she is always learning something from them too.   She does not have a favourite subject, as she is an optimistic opportunist by nature and thrives on any subject and new challenges that she takes on.  In Jessie’s own words “There is beauty and passion in everything that one does – you just need to look for it”.

 

JUANITA VAN EMMENIS [SENIOR CIDESCO/CIBTAC LECTURER]
Juanita is a highly experienced CIDESCO and CIBTAC trained Beauty Therapist, Lecturer and Assessor.  She holds qualifications in Sports Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hands Free Massage Techniques, PNF Stretching, Hot Stone Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Chinese Cupping and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.  She has worked for Steiner both as a Trainer and Therapist, prior to becoming a full time Lecturer and is the Senior First Aider at the school.  Juanita’s 2014 CIDESCO students became the first in the UK to successfully pass their Spa Therapy PG Diploma, making history for LSBM, who have set the precedent as a leader in beauty and spa education.

 

NIRA RAVALIYA [LECTURER]
Having over a decade of experience within the beauty industry, Nira is passionate about teaching.  Nira began her career working in various prestigious salons and spas with a high profile clientele and some of the industries elite brands.  After gaining extensive industry experience, Nira realised that she wanted to share the knowledge she had gained with the next generation of aspiring beauty therapists.  Nira teaches VTCT level 2 Beauty Therapy at the school and prides herself on keeping up to date with the latest trends in the industry, in addition to what she has learnt over the years, in order to bring as much knowledge to her students learning experience as possible. 

 

SUMI CONNELL [LECTURER]
Sumi studied micro-biology and worked in a lab owned by a Dutch company, before entering into the Beauty Industry.  Her previous career roles have included the IT, Recruitment and Nano/Bio Technology industries, giving her a strong all round knowledge of corporate companies and science driven disciplines.  When she came to London, Sumi trained as a Beauty Therapist and gained her CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma, after which she went on to obtain post graduate teaching qualifications.  She is interested in technology and science discovery, but also loves listening to 50’s-70’s music and has a passion for vintage fashion.