Education Team

Mary-Lynn Ozone [ General Manager ]
Mary-Lynn Is from the UK where she graduated in Fashion Art and Make-up with BA (Hons) degree from London College of Fashion. Back in London, She also qualified as an IMA Make-up Artist and CIBTAC Beauty Therapist. Mary-Lynn’s passion for art led her to specialise in the Fashion and Creative facets of the Make-up industry 10 years ago.
Her artistic talents led her to work with some of the most prestigious magazines, brands and TV channels internationally for Editorial, Advertorial and Media work. In 2011, She was bestowed the MAC Award of Contemporary Make-up via LCF.
Her Clients include Creative Head Magazine, FaceOn Magazine, Hello UK, The English National Ballet, MAC, MBC Group, Goldwell and many more.
Melodie Briere [ Head of Make-up ]
Melodie is originally from France but has started her career in the UK more than 8 years ago. After completing a foundation course in art she studied make-up and specialized in Fashion in London. Melodie has spent a number of years working as a specialist for Chanel , Dior and Urban retreat while actively collaborating on projects with models and photographers as well as winning Avant-garde competitions. In 2017 she was awarded with the Honorary award for the Rijsk Museum competitions in Amsterdam and worked as the make-up designer for the critically acclaimed show Blak Whyte Gray at the Barbican Theatre in London. Her latest clients include celebrities like Beverly Knight ,Sir Ian McKellen , Sir Patrick Stewart and Nathalie Dormer. Currently, Melodie works as the Head of Make-up team at London College of Make-up where she shares her valuable creative experience of many years with our students.
Jade Ettridge [ Make-up Teacher ]
Jade originates from the U.K. where she attained her VTCT Level 3 Diploma specialising in Fashion, Hair, Theatrical and Media Make-Up. Over the last 9 years Jades devotion and enthusiasm towards Make-Up has afforded her multiple prestigious opportunities to work in conjunction with The BBC and London Fashion week. 

In addition, Jade has also worked internationally, in cities such as Milan and Munich, where she has delivered workshops on ‘The Art of Application. Jades wealth of knowledge and experience has also provided her the platform to manage two world-leading make-up brands: MAC and NARS.
Jade formerly taught at Leeds City College in the U.K. where she developed and mentored aspiring make-up artists aiming to acquire their VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up. At present, Jade lectures at the London College of Make-Up where she imparts her creative flare, practical knowledge and passion with our students..

Jessica Inzitari [ Make-up Teacher ]
Jessica was born and raised in Sydney, Australia.
She has worked in the hair and makeup industry all her life, completing studies in both fields over 10 years ago. She left her position as a Senior Stylist to open her own hair and makeup salon where she built a successful business and a strong clientele from the ground up. On weekends, she pursued her passion and expertise in bridal and throughout her career, has helped hundreds of brides look and feel as they had always dreamed on their big day. Today, Jessica works on a variety of bespoke projects as a freelancer including TV commercials and photo-shoots, whilst sharing her knowledge and love for the industry with students as an educator at London College of Make-up.
Elena Naidina [ Make-up Teacher ]
Elena is from Moldova, where she started her make up career over 9 years ago. After moving to the UAE, she joined MAC Cosmetics Middle East where she kept developing her artistic skills. Later on, she worked as a freelance make up artist  on multiple media and TV projects, photoshoots and fashion catwalk shows. Elena also worked as a make-up trainer in the UAE, India and Australia in some of the most renowned make-up institutes making her experience truly international. She continuously stays updated with latest products, techniques and trends through working in all aspects of make-up on a regular basis. A passionate educator at heart, she loves to share her knowledge of make up and inspire students to follow their dreams.

We have a large team of top international make-up artists who travel to the UAE from various countries, to hand-over advice and knowledge from their vast experience in fashion and celebrity make-up. These artists will bring their own portfolio and kit for the students to see how a professional make-up artist works. Our students will have the chance to attend seminars organized by cosmetic and skincare professionals from various brands, such as Dermalogica and many more. At the end of the courses, an external examiner will come from London to evaluate the students in practical and theory tests. The examiner will hand-over the qualifications to students once they pass their exam.

IMA International Examiners:

  • Beryl Barnard (Senior Examiner _ Co-Founder)
    With over forty years association within the fashion and beauty industry Beryl Barnard has become one of the matriarchs of make-up in the United Kingdom. Starting out firstly as a beauty therapist and then a make-up artist before moving on to becoming the founder and owner of the Beauty and Make-up school. 

    Beryl Barnard has now brought her expertise to overseeing the quality and control within the IMA and is a member of its examination board.

  • Charlotte Isaacs :

  • Eva Bogdalska :

  • Tina Young :

  • Roo Mourice :

  • Dominic Webb :

  • Sam Walker :

  • Cristina Iravedra :