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About me

Hi ! Im so pleased youve found me !

My name is melanie lewendon and i am owner and educator of melanie lewendon academy, here in derby.

I started my career at the tender age of 30 ! Training for 2 years in beauty therapy at Derby college.

I was fortunate to have great grounding and i've gone onto have the most amazing career.

As an educator, i can offer you 15 years of industry knowledge , gained from training with some of the most amazing nail techs from all over the world, Such as :

  • Katie barnes
  • Barbara Ujvari
  • Paulina zdrada
  • Karolina tryc
  • Gemma lambert
  • Hazel Dixon
  • Amanda Hawtree-Taft
  • Karina Perematko
  • Kostka Bojana
  • Sam Biddle
  • And many many more

This has enabled me to carefully craft my course pulling from all of the techniques ive been taught, in an easy to undertsand way ! My unique teaching methods will leave you lifted and wanting to learn more !

I have been shortlisted and won many awards along the way. Here are some of my most treasured achievements :

  • Nail Technician of the Year finalist EHABA 2014/2015/2016
  • Babtac Nail Technician of the Year 2016 winner
  • Babtac Large Salon of the Year runner up 2016
  • English Hair & Beauty Awards winner Salon of the year 2014
  • English Hair & Beauty Awards beauty therapist finalist 2016
  • professional beauty nail salon of the year runner up 2018
  • Sebta 2nd place RUNNER UP / finalist 2011
  • World skills winners HEAT/FINAL 2011/201
  • World skills national final 2nd place 2011
  • Boxed art 2nd place Ireland 2017
  • Photographic 3rd place Manchester 2017
  • Scratch Stars mixed media finalist London 2018
  • Scratch Stars mixed media finalist London 2019
  • Scratch Stars mixed media finalist London 2020
  • Photographic 2nd place runner up London 2018
  • Boxed art 2nd place runner uo Ireland 2018
  • Boxed art 2nd place runner up Ireland 2019
  • Birmingham Beauty UK Design a disc 1st place winner 2019
  • Manchester Pro Beauty Boxed Art 1st place winner 2019
  • Professional beauty educator of the year runner up 2022
  • Scratch mixed media artist of the year 2023
  • Scratch educator of the year finalist 2023 2nd place
  • Scratch educator of the year finalist 2024

I absolutly love teaching, and i Put my heart and soul into all of my courses just for you. My unique way of teaching will both inspire and engage you and help forge your career in our wonderful industry.

I can promise you no matter wether in person or online , you will get the very same high standard of support and service.

I am always here, my inbox is always open so please reach out.

I hope to be teaching you very soon

Mel xx

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