Chelsy Holland

Co-founder, Director of True Beauty Academy

Chelsy started her career by completing an apprenticeship in Hairdressing, realising it wasn’t for her, she decided to go into Beauty. Chelsy represented Wakefield College at the Worldskills UK and won the regionals for Yorkshire. Once she qualified Chelsy went straight to work for Steiner onboard the cruise ships for four sea contracts. When she arrived home she worked for a Clarins & Decleor Gold Award salon whilst completing her Certificate in Education at Huddersfield University. Chelsy has worked for our sister college Intuitions, Wakefield College and Wakefield council teaching Level 2 & Level 3 Beauty students before founding True Beauty Academy, with True Beauty Salon founder Elizabeth Speight. She was the FIVE time winner at the World Lash University conference in 2019 winning Best Lash Educator and Best Lash Academy, and has been a published author in Pro Beauty Loft Magazine. She is the founder and owner of Curl & Contour salon and ChelsyLash. Chelsy hopes to inspire the next generation of Beauty Therapists and Hairdressers, as well as helping those in need of a career change.



Elisha O’Neil

Hairdressing Educator

Ellie grew up in the hairdressing industry with her mum Sue being a Hairdresser and Academy owner herself. Before the age of 18 Elisha had completed her Level 2 & 3 in Hairdressing, and three A Levels. She was a member of Schwarzkopf Young Artistic Team and Creative Team member, competing in competitions, photoshoots for magazines and fashion houses. From the age of 21, Elisha ran her own successful salon business, completing her Schwarzkopf Master course at their London Academy. Today Elisha’s passion is teaching and passing on her knowledge to other budding hairdressers.




Melissa Wright

Nails & Beauty Educator

Melissa trained as a Beauty Therapist via an apprenticeship and upon qualifying she worked in salon carrying out various treatments and working her way up to Senior Therapist at Mint Nails & Beauty. After gaining experience and knowledge through working with Nail Harmony and CND, Melissa decided she wanted to pass on everything she had learned. In 2014 she completed her PTLS, before completing her Certificate in Education and TAQA. 



Bethany Jackson

Media Makeup Educator 

Bethany, has 7 years experience within the Makeup Industry. She has degree in Media Make-Up & Hair Design, a PGCE teaching qualification and a Level 3 Assessing qualification. During her Media Make-Up & Hair design Bethany decided that she wanted to go into teaching the subject. Bethany has previously worked at MAC Cosmetics for 4 and a half years. She is very excited to join and teach at True Beauty Academy. 

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Model Applying Lipstick