Sharon Carroll – Managing Director
Sharon Carroll is a co-founder of Chill Out Training and has been involved with the spa and beauty industry since 2002. Her early career started in high street banking where she progressed to a senior regional trainer before taking a career break to have children. In 2008 she launched Chill Out Spa which has gone on to claim many coveted awards including Knowsley New Business of the Year 2010 and Thalgo Spa of the Year 2011 and 2018. Sharon continued to add to her teaching and training qualifications with a view to opening a centre of excellence for beauty training and in 2011, her efforts were recognised when she was announced as Women in Business Entrepreneur of the Year and completed the launch of Chill Out Training & Enterprise.
Steve Carroll – Director
Steve Carroll is a co-founder of the Chill Out Group of companies that includes Chill Out Spa, Chill Out Bistro and Chill Out Training. With a strong banking and finance background, Steve has owned and managed several successful finance-related businesses over the years and still maintains consultative roles within the automotive and finance industries.
Helen Gregory – Academy Manager
BA Hons in Dance
PGCE in Performing Arts specialising in Dance
Teacher of Dance and Performing Arts in Secondary/College for 4 years
Teacher in Key Stage 2 Primary School for 4 years
Helen’s knowledge in education helps to support and guide our tutors, ensure lessons are delivered to a high standard and ensure quality teaching.
Michelle Beswick – Head of Hairdressing Department
With over 35 years industry experience Michelle has a knack of knowing how to turn willing students into hairdressers of the future. Passionate about hairdressing with her own distinctive style of having fun whilst learning.
A self-confessed Bridal Specialist, Michelle has catered for hundreds of brides and wedding guests with many diverse requirements over the years and is able to pass on her expertise and knowledge in a very unique way.
Jess Walker – Freelance Make-Up Artist & Tutor
10 years freelance make-up artist experience
L4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice and Certificate in Education
Jess plays a massive part in the day to day running of make-up courses here at Chill Out Training. Full of ideas and creative flair
Kate Forrest – Make-Up Artist and Tutor
15 years experience in the make-up artistry sector, working within TV for the BBC and Channel 4 as well as fashion and photography. Kate says the best thing about teaching is passing on personal experiences and advice and sharing a room with like-minded people.
Fiona Jones – Self-Employed Holistic Therapist & Tutor
Been in beauty/holistic for more than 23 years
Rachel Potter – Senior Spa Therapist & Tutor
10 years beauty experience in salons and spas
Our ‘beauty’ specialist
Rachel says: Being part of the Chill Out Group has given me the opportunity not just to develop my skills but also share my experience and knowledge with our Academy students.
Natalie Egerton – Hair Tutor
Hairdressing for 30 years, Natalie has worked for Regis where she started her teaching career. She’s worked and tutored for Andrew Collinge and worked in various FE colleges for over 15 years.
Beth Williams – Senior Spa Therapist & Tutor
Sarah Robinson – Freelance Make-Up Artist, Beauty Therapist & Tutor
Qualified as a beauty therapist in 2001 with over 10 years of salon experience
8 years freelance knowledge and experience
Sarah’s work in makeup has involved some high profile campaigns and fashion events including, The Royal Television Society NW Awards, The Sun newspaper, Mamas and Papas fashion events, Liverpool Fashion and Lifestyle Show and Viva Magazine