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Meet the Academy Team

Zoe McSeveney

Zoe McSeveney

  • Zoe is one of our hairdressing Tutors in our Sheffield academy, she also works as a Work Based Reviewer for our students in Barnsley.
  • Zoe started her career as an apprentice herself before going on to work in a town centre salon, working for Wella as a brand educator and also owning her own salon. She is also a Wella Master Colourist, System Professional and Nioxin specialist.
  • Zoe has a passion for knowledge and enjoys sharing this with the team and her students.
Eleanore Gray

Eleanore Gray

  • Eleanore is our Training Manager and oversees the running of both our Barnsley and Sheffield Academies.
  • Eleanore's career began as an apprentice in Leslie Frances salon over 30 years ago.
  • Her vision is to ensure that all staff and students work together to achieve their goals in a safe, caring and fun learning environment.
Louise Storey

Louise Storey

  • Louise joined LFT over 15 years ago as an hairdressing tutor her role has grown over the years to now involve conducting health & safety visits in salons and functional skills tutor.
  • Louise also owns and works in her own salon so has a wealth of commercial experience.
  • Louise's friendly and approachable personality is evident with the rapport she has with her students
Kiera Whittaker

Kiera Whittaker

  • Kiera started out her hairdressing career as a Leslie Frances apprentice, she progressed as a stylist in salon before training to become a tutor and achieved her Wella Colour Master Award.
  • Kiera now works as a work based reviewer visiting our students in their salon placements.
  • Kiera has built up excellent relationships with both salons and students.
Joanne Pickles

Joanne Pickles

  • Joanne also started out her career as a Leslie Frances Apprentice, worked as a stylist and completed her assessors qualification.
  • Joanne now trains our Level 2 & 3 students and also works self employed as a stylist in a commercial salon.
  • Joanne is committed to ensuring her students achieve their full potential.
Lynn Varney

Lynn Varney

  • Lynn is our Exam Co-Ordinator/Invigilator she originally started out in hairdressing before taking on more administerial roles.
  • Lynn supports any of our learners who have additional learning needs.
  • She also has a pastoral role within the academy for our students who may need advice and a hug.
Robyn Thompson

Robyn Thompson

  • Robyn is a Tutor at both our Barnsley and Sheffield academies teaching level 2 and 3 students. She is also a stylist in a West Yorkshire salon, where she has built up a solid client base and commercial hairdressing skills.
  • Robyn has a passion for all hair up do's including wedding hair.
  • Robyn's sunny personality ensures her students have a fun learning experience.
Emma Kattenberg

Emma Kattenberg

  • Emma teaches our Level 2 students and all our new students begin their hairdressing career in her class.
  • Emma has worked with Leslie Frances for 15 years and is also a stylist in our commercial salon.
  • Emma's bubbly personality and caring nature creates a lovely atmosphere within the class.
Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson

  • Lisa joined Leslie Frances 2018 as Admin Assistant her role has grown over the years and now incorporates recruitment within the academy.
  • Lisa loves nothing more than seeing our students at the very beginning of their journey right through to them achieving their dreams and goals.
  • Through experience and good relationships with salons she is able to match the right student with employers.
Danielle Douthwaite

Danielle Douthwaite

  • Danielle started her journey as an apprentice in 2018 where she graduated at L2 and L3.
  • Danielle now works at Leslie Frances as an Assistant Tutor, helping and supporting our students on their journey. She is also working as a stylist in a local salon.
  • Because Danielle has recently been through the training process, she has a good connection with our students, who often seek her out for advice.
Paris Hardcastle

Paris Hardcastle

  • Paris completed her L2 & L3 qualifications with us back in 2020.
  • She is now working with Leslie Frances as an Assistant Tutor alongside working in a salon.
  • Paris is still on her learning journey and is hoping to achieve her Assessors qualification in the near future.
Kay Bothamley

Kay Bothamley

  • Kay oversees all apprentices in our Sheffield academy.
  • She is also Manager of our Sheffield Salon and has over 30 years experience in the industry.
  • Kay ensures everyone is achieving their goals and reaching their full potential.
Sally Fairfax

Sally Fairfax

  • Sally is a Tutor in our Sheffield Academy, visits salons to conduct health & safety visits and also visits apprentices in their workplace to do reviews.
  • Sally has lots of commercial experience as she works as a stylist in a salon.
  • Over the years Sally has built up really good relationships with our employers and apprentices.
Verity Murray-Scott

Verity Murray-Scott

  • Verity is a Tutor in our Sheffield Academy and also works in salon.
  • She has worked within the industry for 18 years and with Leslie Frances for 6 years.
  • Verity has in-depth knowledge of using different teaching methods to get the best from her students.