Our tutors are some of the most respected experts in the make-up industry. From top period wig specialists to fashion make-up artists, we even have Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy winners teaching here!

Our students love the mix of varied and interesting characters represented by our tutors. They make the course as enjoyable as it is challenging.

Laura Solari

 Known for her high technical standards, Laura has been working for over 25 years with both hair and make-up starting in the West End on shows such as Oliver, Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins and the Royal Opera House. Ten years ago Laura moved into television and feature films to specialise in period hair styling. Credits include Strictly Come Dancing, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Anna Karenina, X Men First Class, Captain America, Star Wars, Assassins Creed, and more recently Beauty and the Beast and Lost in London as crowd hair supervisor. 

Trefor Proud

Oscar and Emmy winning graduate of Delamar, Trefor Proud trained with us in 1988 – since then, he has become one of the leading make-up artists in the industry. Trefor has worked on numerous blockbusters including Gladiator, Star Wars, GoldenEye, Closer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and First Knight. In 2000 Trefor won an Oscar for Best Make-up and Hair on ‘Topsy-Turvy’, followed by an Emmy Award in 2008 for Best Special Make-up Effects Artist and Designer for his work on the HBO mini-series John Adams. He won a second Emmy Award in 2009 as make-up designer on The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.  A really unique man and huge inspiration to many, Trefor takes every opportunity to come back and teach our lucky students.

Joanne Byrne

Mother hen and our lead fashion tutor, commanding over 19 years of experience, Joanne has worked on fashion icons such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, alongside some of the top make-up artists in the world, including Mary Greenwell and Lisa Eldridge. Joanne has worked with Premier Make-up & Hair agency assisting their top artists, before securing large advertising jobs, editorial cover work and music videos. In addition to this Joanne worked on top TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Saturday Night Takeaway and The Voice. Joanne continues to absolutely love her job.

Sarah Jagger

Industry insider with credentials as a top fashion, commercial and beauty make-up artist, Sarah regularly jet-sets around the world to work on huge campaigns such as Vivienne Westwood.  As an industry authority on product, the students really love Sarah’s up-to-the-minute knowledge on new brands and key trends.

Raphaelle Fieldhouse

World Champion Body Painter, winning this prestigious award twice, Raphaelle has the highest of standards, and knows how to get the best out of our students. She teaches classes and seminars all over the world. Our students are very fortunate to learn airbrushing and body art from the best.

Nikki Hambi

Our glamorous authority on beauty make-up, Nikki has worked on numerous dramas, comedies and children’s programs including Pride and Prejudice and Absolutely Fabulous. Nikki’s career spans from A list private clients to events such as the BAFTAs, The Proms and the Royal Variety Show. Nikki was personal make-up artist to Gloria Hunniford and Caron Keating for many years, Anne Robinson for 7 years and Dame Shirley Bassey for 10 years to present day, working with her on numerous tours and publicity events.

Wendy Topping

Loved by the students for her warm and friendly approach, Wendy brings with her a wealth of experience from working at the Royal Opera House for the last 12 years for the last 12 years as a freelance wig and make-up technician. Wendy has been Wig Mistress on ‘Oliver’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Oklahoma’ and the ‘Witches of Eastwick’., also working on ‘Carmen Jones’, ‘Crazy for You’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Miserables’. Wendy also works in TV and Film, on productions such as Downton Abbey, Suffragette, Ex Machina, Far from the Madding Crowd, Pan, Star Wars, and Beauty and the Beast. Wendy was a Principal Hairdresser for the London Olympics in 2012, working on both the opening and closing ceremonies. 

Thomas Cornell

A highly animated and passionate character, Tom has worked in the top West End Salons for over a decade as an expert in haircutting and gentlemen’s grooming. Regularly working with well renowned companies such as Pantene and Gillette, Tom’s warm nature and talent led to him restyling the cast of ‘Wicked’ for the Musical Tour 2013/14 and looking after the Canadian National Team at the London 2012 Olympics. Tom teaches 10 days of intense haircutting in which students learn a multitude of styles from basic women’s cuts to bobs and barbering, they leave Tom’s course feeling confident and ready to make use of their cutting skills in the workplace.

Holly Edwards

Hair and make-up tutor Holly is super practical and down-to earth with the students. Since graduating from Delamar 8 years ago, Holly has been busy carving out a successful career working in TV drama and feature films. She has worked all over the world on productions including ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Fortitude’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Guerilla’, ‘This Is England’ and ‘Stratton’.

Deborah Taylor

Highly experienced, full of energy and with one of the most impressive lists of credits in the industry, Deb trained and worked at the BBC before embarking on her freelance career. Having worked as personal make-up artist to Robert De Niro on Stardust, and Lawrence Fishburne on The Matrix, Deb has worked on many other films including the Star Wars films, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wolfman, Titanic, and Exodus, to name a few. 

Catherine Scoble

BAFTA winning, always humble and never one to boast about her impressive career as a designer, our inspiring tutor Catherine loves to mentor and guide our students to achieve their full potential. Her credits include Make-up and Hair Designer on Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Fourth Angel, Murder City, This Is England (feature film and TV series), Dirty War, Trial and Retribution, Guerilla and Fortitude. Catherine shows great support for our students and her team always includes Delamar graduates. 

Brian Kinney

Our Emmy nominated prosthetics and special effects tutor Brian is a huge hit with the students. His approachable and gentle nature is especially helpful on the Advanced Prosthetics course, where our students are pushed beyond their creative and practical limits. As a graduate of Delamar Academy himself and industry professional of almost 20 years, Brian has worked on The Hunger Games, Game Of Thrones, CSI, Walking Dead, Band of Brothers and Law and Order, plus many more.

Amanda Warburton

Delamar Graduate in 1991 and specialist in casualty, character and period hair & make up for film and TV, Amanda is a much-loved teacher by her students. Amanda generously shares a wealth of wisdom from her time on supervising for many series of Holby City as well as 2 episodes of Silent Witness series 16. She has worked on the crowd team for A Game of Thrones. Her work in crowd hair and make-up teams also include: Star Wars 8, Beauty and the Beast, The Crown, Alice through the looking Glass, Poirot, Les Miserables, Dark Shadows and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Anna Winterburn

Highly creative and always funny, Anna is businesswoman and well-known hair authority who pushes our students to create their most adventurous pieces. Very popular and well-connected with many TV shows, Anna is a key contact for many students who end up working in TV.


Annabel Jardela

Astute businesswoman and highly acclaimed camouflage expert, Annabel takes our one day camouflage module, teaching students how to cover up scars, birthmarks, skin conditions and tattoos. Having worked on huge blockbuster films such as Gladiator, Evita and the period Jane Austen film Sense & Sensibility, Annabel has a wealth of industry experience.

Jutta Russell

Jutta initially started her career in the theatre world of Vienna where she worked on shows such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, The Rocky Horror Show and Westside Story. That is also where she learned wig making, a skill she still teaches today. Since having moved to London in 1994, Jutta has worked in fashion for Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Costello and more plus commercials for Vodaphone, and BT. 

She has predominantly worked in the British film and TV industry, and her credits include Mr Selfridge, Fifth Element, Saving Private Ryan, most of the Harry Potter Films, Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White and the Huntsman, Star Wars, Thor, The Mummy and many more. Jutta also works as hair and make up designer for TV shows and feature films.


Emma Jones


Since 2006 Emma has proudly worked for the prestigiuos facial hair company of Sarah Weatherburn & Co. Making facial for such blockbusters as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Chronicles, Sarah Weatherburn & Co continually work on countless productions of stage, screen and television.  Emma also works in the world of theatre, having started at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and then going on to the West End to work on productions such as Les Miserable, Jersey Boys, Wicked and Mamma Mia.  

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Mira Parmar


Mira Parmar is a brilliantly energetic tutor at Delamar who has created many opportunities for our graduates over the years. Mira’s experience as a freelance celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist has resulted in an impressive client list that spans the beauty, fashion, advertising, celebrity, editorial, film and music industries. These clients include Joanna Lumley, Cara Delevigne, Suki Waterhouse, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Monsoon, Accessorize, Sony, Panasonic, Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Prima, Marie Claire and more. 

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