Our team

Sapphire hair and beauty academy  consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced employees. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.


Hazel Clarke

Head therapist / Educator /C.e.o


Specialist areas:


Sports massage 

Nail art




NVQ level 2 diploma  beauty therapy

NVQ 3 diploma beauty therapy (Q105101012), 

NVQ level 3 diploma in nail technologies, 

NVQ level 4  diploma salon management, 

IIST certificate in sports event massage (A553),

IIST certificate in sports massage (A481), 

IIHHT Diploma in Indian head massage (A466), 

NVQ Diploma in anatomy and Physiology (A543),

NVQ level 2 award Gel polish 

NVQ level 2 key skills working with others

NVQ level 2 key skills improving own learning and performance

NVQ level 2 key skills communication,

level 2 key skills retail operations,

Foundation  modern diploma in customer care,

BTECH level3 life coaching

NVQ level 3 award preparing to teach in life long learning sector,

NVQ level 5 diploma teaching in the lifelong learning sector,  

Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)



Champneys  international retail therapist of the year 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

SAKS Beauty therapist of the year finalist 2003

SCRATCH magazine Nails Educator of the year finalist 2015, 2017

Certificate of outstanding achievement foundation modern apprenticeship in customer service Hertfordshire University 



Cindy Kentish 

Beauty Therapist



NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

NVQ level 3  Diploma Massage Therapies

Decleor specialist 


Specialist areas:



Cindy has a passion to make people feel relaxed and happy, so when she has truly made a difference in the way a client feels mentally and physically she feel rewarded too.


Lucy Best 

Senior Stylist



NVQ level 2 Hairdressing Diploma

NVQ level 3 Hairdressing Diploma

NVQ level 2 Gel polish 


Specialist area: 




Lucy loves all things hair and beauty - she says "it’s a huge passion of mine and I’m so grateful that I get to do it as my job for over 15 years! I am always biting at the bit to learn new and modern techniques as well as perfecting old ones.

I'm a single mum to a VERY chatty 4 year old so there’s always a funny story to hear in my chair!"


Elizabeth Harvey - Green 

Reiki & Crystal Healer 


Our reiki master Liz has been qualified since 2015, and is an experience crystal and reiki master.

Wayne Clarke

Manager/ Front of house/ exam invigilator

Coron Zamitto

Beauty lecturer/Exam invigilator

Vanessa Hallybone

Self employed stylist 



NVQ level 2 Diploma Hairdressing 


Aesthetics and semi permenant make up artist