Course Leaders

Paula Torres

Leading Educator

My name is Paula Torres and I originate from Brazil. This is where I studied and perfected my craft, which has been in my family for two generations.

My passion started when I used to watch my mother and grandmother transforming their clients for the world famous “Rio Carnival”. Since moving to London my aim has always been to bring the Latino Glamour to London in a fun and ostentatious way and to ensure hair technicians are trained to the best of their ability, by providing incredible extensions, colour match of extensions, the original Brazilian Hair Botox and Brazilian Blow Dries.

I am an expert within the industry of applying and teaching all types of hair extensions, but in particular, the new sensation of strand-by-strand application, commonly known in Brazil as the “Brazilian Knots”. I am also the supplier of real Brazilian human hair, which is light in weight and is easy to attach. With the correct care, the Brazilian hair I supply can have a duration of up to two years. I have been called by my clients the Queen of Brazilian Blow-dries and Extensions.

My client list is not exclusive to the UK market it extends from jurisdictions such as New York, Germany, France, Kenya and Dubai So, if you want to become an expert in this field, and be trained by the best professionals in the business, then you need to book onto one of our courses.

Leigh has 20 years experience in the Hair and Beauty Industry and is a Leading Educator and Examiner.

Leigh has been in the hair and beauty industry for the past 20 years, having run a successful chain of beauty salons which led to her opening the London Beauty Academy in 2005 offering City & Guilds qualifications.  Since then Leigh has become a leader in education and most recently branched into men’s hair, teaming up with MBF Barbers, where they have also launched their own hairstyling products.

If your passion is in the hair and beauty industry, and you are looking to be taught exceptional skills and learn how to create a career in this ever-growing industry, then you will be in safe hands in these academies.  Leigh has teamed up with experts in Beauty, Barbering and Brazilian Hair and be assured you will receive the best possible training, no matter which aspect of the industry you choose.

Leigh Pignatelli

Leading Educator