Get to Know Our Team

Highly skilled and motivated, the team here at Cornwall Hair and Beauty Academy are driven to providing you with high class salon experience, value for money and getting the most from your learning experience.  Friendly and supportive, all members of our training team are fully qualified, have in salon experience and most importantly years of professional knowledge to help teach you the finer details of your chosen course as well as pass on those all important tips and secrets.


Kim Martin

Salon Owner & Hair and Beauty Educator

Kim has been working within the salon industry for over 20 years. Her main passion is hairdressing and specialises in wedding hair. Kim is also qualified in lashes, nails, make up and various other beauty treatments. She is the proud owner of her successful hair and beauty salon Blush for over 14 years. Kim trained in various venues around the country and worked back stage for London fashion shows, photo shoots and hair shows. 

Opening an academy feels like a natural step in her career to share her passion, expand the salon and train students to a high standard. 


Emma Norwood

Educator & Beauty Therapist

Emma started her career in the hair and beauty industry just over 2 years ago after becoming a qualified hair extension technician. Having always had a love for all things beauty, with a creative eye she decided to focus on becoming a nail technician. After working closely with Kim, she has developed and perfected her skills in acrylic nail extensions, and moved on to gain qualifications in all eyelash and eyebrow treatments too.

Emma is a true perfectionist, extremely passionate about her work and loves to share this with others, supporting them through their journey into the beauty industry.


Laura Henwood

Educator & Beauty Therapist

Laura has thrived in the beauty industry for over 10 years, starting at college and gaining valuable experience from salon, spa and mobile beauty therapist settings. She is qualified in all beauty treatments but has a strong talent for eyelash extensions. With this she went on to complete her certificate in teaching, allowing her to share her passion with other budding students at the start of their beauty career. She has previously been the widely recognised, Lash Perfect's, south-west trainer, travelling as far as Bristol to teach on a regular basis.


Lenni Laity

Beauty Therapist

Lenni is our newest team member but has been working in the beauty industry for over 13 years previously working in salons, nail bars and spas. She has trained with many leading and well known brands including Elemis, Lash Perfect and NSI. 

Lenni is experienced in all things beauty but specialises in acrylic nail extensions. Nails has always been her passion completing many extra masterclasses to stay ahead of today's nail art desires.