We have a great team of specialist tutors who teach our professional courses, each currently working within the make-up industry and bringing a wealth of experience with them.


We believe that learning from different tutors is really beneficial, enabling you to try out different styles and techniques, increasing your skills base and knowledge and helping you to adapt as needed in a forever changing industry.  It also gives you an opportunity to network from day one of training for your new career.

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Sussex Make-up Academy Principal and Specialist Tutor.

Amy herself teaches the majority of courses that run, sharing all of her extensive knowledge and skills with you for all aspects of the hair and make-up industry.

Having worked as a make-up artist and hair stylist since 1996, working at Glyndebourne Opera House, on Films including Harry Potter and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, For BBC, ITV, ITN, Eurosport and on many more productions.


She  has been a full time freelance make-up artist since 2004 Amy not only teaches but shares how to get your successful career started and how to maintain this.  She also looks forward to supporting you through shadowing and work placements. READ MORE




Laura teaches Special Effects courses.


As well as teaching for Sussex Make-up Academy, Laura also lectures for Neil Gorton and Kryolan and we are happy to welcome her to our team.

She has worked on award-winning music videos, theatre productions, photoshoots, advertisements and feature films  including Doctor Who (2018) and Wonder Woman (2016).


To find out more about Laura and to view more examples of her work please visit her website https://lauraodettephipps.co.uk/




We are excited to announce that Dominic Paul has started his own vegan and cruelty free make-up brand.  His contour palette goes on sale on the 6th August 2019.


Dominic Paul teaches exclusive Masterclasses for SMA based around his career as a fashion Make-up Artist. These include Fashion, Beauty and Male Grooming.


Dominic Paul began his career in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. He is happy to share his experiences with our students and hopes to support your progress.


Find out more about Dominic Paul on his website http://dominic-paul.com/




Congratulations on Anna on the birth of her beautiful daughter.


Celebrity make-up artist Anna teaches our specialist Body Painting and Face Painting Workshops. She believes in ‘hands on’ training and likes all of her students to get involved so that she can oversee, help and interact with you all.


Anna painted her face for a party and the rest, as they say, is history. Many requests followed for face/body paint and make-up and her passion to be creative, developed into a full-time career.


To find out more about Anna Lingis and to view more examples of her work please visit her website http://www.annalingis.com/

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Sophie has made a successful career for herself since finishing her three year degree in Hair and Make-up artistry three years ago.


She has worked on Television sets, for Music videos and does a lot of Commercial work.


Sophie teaches our SFX courses, sharing her knowledge and experience with you.


Sophie heads up the hair and make-up team for Lewes Dramatic Society and often asks our past students to provide hair and makeup, offering them hands on experience.




Danny has become a storming success as an instagram influencer and teaches our specialist courses in Fashion & Editorial Hair and Make-up as well as sharing his knowledge on how you can make a social media career for yourself.


Danny is a successful hair and make-up artist whose career has spanned from Fashion to events, TV, Film and Theatre and he has gained many celebrity clients along his journey


He is happy to share his experience and knowledge with you how he continues to succeed in this demanding industry. http://www.dannydefreitas.com




Fran teaches specialist hair techniques including Blow-drying and Barbering, having extensive knowledge in all types of hairdressing.


She has her own salon in Hove and owns a freelance business specialising in Bridal hair and make-up.


Fran trained in Hairdressing, Make-up artistry, art direction, set design and special effects and has had a successful career working on music videos, stage productions, feature films, TV series and Commercials. She has also been the winner of an Avant-Garde Hair styling Competition.


Find out more about Fran on her website http://www.fran-carter.com/




Christina teaches our Vintage Hair Styling and Make-up Artistry Courses.


Having worked as a hair and make-up artist for many years on prestigious Theatre productions, Christina now concentrates on fashion and editorial photo shoots as well as running her Bridal hair and make-up business.


She still enjoys working at Glyndebourne Opera House when she can.


To find out more about Christina please visit her website – http://www.christinajessel.com




Rana teaches specialist Asian Bridal Hair and Make-up courses.


Rana has over 10 years’ experience as a freelance Make-up Artist, she is specialised in Bridal Hair and has a great knowledge of Asian Bridal traditional looks.


Rana has been published in magazines such as Solis, Azaria and Xpressions and her work has also featured in The Louvre museum and in Exhibitions reaching as far as Miami.


To see more of her work, take a look at her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ranamua/