Melanie has over 18 years of experience in the industry of beauty and makeup artistry and has a very versatile portfolio that has led to her working for highly established brands and TV work that includes television promos for Dancing Mums and Miss World to working on the highly acclaimed Drama Downton Abby.

Specialising in creative fashion shoots, catwalk, body art and red carpet events with the celebrities of Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks along with footballers from Everton, Manchester City and the England ladies football team.

Melanie also works freelance as a ADCreativ team member and Beauty editor for an independent journal 'Lash Inc' and has had her work published in many magazines such as Inside Soap, TV Choice, Vitality, Lash Inc, Best and Heat magazine along with her first makeup artistry book MelVicMakeup Artistry' about to be published and also featuring in another makeup artistry book soon to be released her wealth of knowledge and understanding of the industry will go a long way to helping you be a success.

Melanie also believes in having training from specialist leaders in the makeup industry and already she is working on some course programmes with highly acclaimed working makeup artists and hair stylists to bring you the best educational experience that you deserve to set you off on the right path within your chosen career.


Coming soon courses with the highly acclaimed and award winning makeup artist Adele Firth currently Assistant Hair and Makeup Artist on Downton Abby and having worked on many other period dramas such as ‘The Paradise ‘and Cranford along with many other TV shows. Adele has excellent skills in period hairstyling, wigs and period makeup, Adele will also teach you how to create styles for High Definition Television. Adele has had a wide and varied career working the television field from working on soaps such as Emmerdale to other television dramas such as Waterloo Road, DCI Banks, The Syndicate, Monroe, The Road to Coronation Street, Life on Mars and many other productions.


Rebecca was trained by Melanie up to Level 3 on a fully accredited VTCT course and was also mentored by Melanie to become a Degree qualified teacher herself. Rebecca has always worked even whilst training as a makeup artist she has worked as a freelance Makeup artist and Hairdresser and has learned invaluable customer service training along with an excellent in-house training that she gained whilst working in a variety of environments from Fashion shows to TV. Rebecca not only works as a freelancer for brides and general make over’s she has also got a great CV from working on high profile events such as the Soap Awards, NTA’s, celebrity red carpet events and recently she has worked on Downton Abby alongside Melanie and many other high profile events. Rebecca has experience on photo shoots and fashion work and has also worked on London Fashion Week a number of occasions.

Nail & Body Art Tutor Specialist Nicky Senior - @Lustreandglow

Nicky is a trained Fine Artist and brings her love of detail, design and colour to the wide variety of nail courses she teaches at MVMAcademy.

A fully qualified teacher she especially enjoys helping students find their passion and offers both group and bespoke courses in all aspects of manicure, pedicure, gel nails, acrylic nails and nail art.

Nicky views nail art literally as ‘tiny paintings’ and passes her love and enthusiasm for this onto her students.

Her Fine Art training lends itself perfectly to teaching Body Art and alongside her teaching she is also a children’s author and illustrator.