About Us


Bella Marie Training Academy was established in September 2017, as an enhancement to Bella Marie Salon.  We opened our doors offering approximately six fast track courses a month which students paid for.  We found our initial catchment was salons who wanted to enhance their current skills and offer more services, or students who wanted to completely change their career.  We started with one tutor, and two owners managing the administration.

Over the last 12 months the Academy has grown significantly; not only do we offer fast track courses, we now offer a range of NVQ courses, targeted at those who are unemployed. We now run on average eight courses per week.

We now work in partnership with 12 amazing tutors and have administration support for 30 hours per week.

The Academy is owned by two people; Amy McKenna and Gemma Lowery.  Amy and Gemma have been friends for almost 10 years and met because they both had careers in the NHS.  Due to redundancy and family illness, both no longer wished to work for the NHS so decided to start a new venture.  Now they both work many hours a week focussing on growing the Academy, Amy is also a makeup artist and sells beauty products, and Gemma is the CEO of the Bradley Lowery Foundation charity.

Our mission as an Academy is to provide ongoing and additional support to all of our students; someone doesn’t just attend a course, they become part of our community!

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