Meet the team

We’re proud to have a competent team of professionals working here at Athena – we all have a real passion for what we do and an enthusiasm for all things beauty. We look forward to meeting you and starting your journey!

Lisa Williams

Owner of Athena Aesthetics and Beauty Academy

Hi my name is Lisa the proud owner of Athena Beauty Academy. I am a qualified advanced therapist, teacher, assessor and Internal Quality Assurer.

Having an Aesthetic and Beauty Academy has been a dream come true!  I believe if you can visualise it you can achieve it!

I started my Beauty Therapy career working for Steiner on the largest cruise ship called a Carnival Destiny, this is where my vision began….

I have been in the beauty industry since I left school so a good 27 years. I have truly loved every minute of my career even the days that felt like they wouldn’t end when I worked 12 hour days in a local beauty salon. Looking back these were the days that inspired me to keep learning, keep growing and go into teaching!

Athena Academy specialises in VTCT qualifications as they are recognised worldwide and the standards are very high ensuring that all our learners are well equipped for the next step in the exciting Beauty Industry.

We fully understand and appreciate each person that comes through our doors and feel honoured that you have chosen to study with us…

I can assure you if you turn up our team will not let you fail we will inspire and motivate you to fulfill your dreams and to keep going.

We look forward to meeting you!

Lisa Williams

Emma Hay

Academy Manager

Emma has been working in the Beauty and Aesthetic Industry for over 20 years. She is a fully qualified lecturer and has worked in FE colleges teaching Beauty and delivering Higher Education Beauty & Spa Management degrees as well as advanced Aesthetic courses. Emma has a passion for Laser and Intense pulsed light therapies and has been working with Lasers and IPL since 2004. During this time she has worked with many market leaders, as well as delivering Level 4 & 5 laser/IPL courses..

Emma Hay

Kayleigh Stevens

IQA for Nail Technology and Make-up Courses

I have a vast experience of teaching and assesing beauty therapy and hairdressing courses. My passion is education and ensuring all therapists complete their qualifications to the highest standard and are prepared for this competitive industry.

I currently asses our level 3 Beauty therapy course and IQA for the nail technology and makeup course. I look forward to welcoming you onto one of the courses.

Kayleigh Stevens



Hi my name is Aman, I have over 20 years’ experience within the beauty industry. 

I have carried out for 5 years industry work for Regis Hair and Beauty, Nails Inc and Bannatynes as a Spa therapist where I qualified in using elemis products for the face and body. 

I have 17 years teaching experience working in further education for Birmingham Metropolitan College as Lecturer, Assessor and IQA. 

Within in my studies I have qualified in both Beauty and Holistic therapies and am still learning lots of amazing new treatments. 

I am very passionate about the beauty industry and like to share my knowledge and skills with others. 

I look forward to seeing you at Athena and being a part of your journey to make your dreams come true and help you achieve your goals. 




Hi I’m Lindsay, my journey into the world of beauty and aesthetics started 2 years ago. I’ve since completed many training courses in different beauty and aesthetic treatments and completed an advanced level 4 diploma.

I offer a range of courses such as fat dissolving, skin tightening, anti-ageing courses and do a lot of work with PDO threads-PDO cogs giving clients a non-surgical facelift.

I’m extremely passionate about what I do and love to achieve great results for my students helping them become even more successful in their careers.


Jade Gabrielle


Jade has just completed her Law Degree and spends most of her days within the court system and the real estate sector. She is also trained in teeth whitening and training.

Jade will work with us at Athena on a part-time basis to use her skills to help us with enrolments, admin, invigilation and overall student satisfaction.

Jade is a great help to ensure that courses run smoothly whilst ensuring that students feel welcome, so look out for her within the Academy!