Sonelli Hair & Beauty Training Academy

About Us

Sonelli Hair & Beauty Training Academy, est. 2008 and founded by Vanessa Ely

Vanessa is a fully qualified, Hairdresser, Beauty Therapist and Complementary Therapist to HNC level, she is also a qualified teacher – Certificate of Education, D32 & D33 Assessor and D34 Internal Verifier.

Our premises are based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. We are a Hair & Beauty Wholesale Supplier alongside the successful Sonelli Training Academy.

Our team at Sonelli consists of fully qualified and well experienced trainers, tutors, assessors, therapists and hairdressers. All our staff are friendly and approachable and can answer any questions you may have.

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Director of Sonelli

Vanessa is the Director of Sonelli .
She has over 28 years experience teaching in the Hair & Beauty Industry.
She studied at Huddersfield university and gained Cert Ed. Other studying soon followed and gained qualifications in Assessing and Verification.
Vanessa has had 36 years of salon experience and is trained in all aspects of Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Holistic Therapy and Advanced Hair & Beauty Treatments.


Beauty Therapist

Amanda has over 20 years of training in the industry .
She studied at Sunderland university and has several teaching qualifications .
Amanda has had experience working with premium brands nationwide that has given her a wealth of knowledge.
Amanda has 22 years of salon experience and is trained in Beauty, Skin, Brows and Aesthetics.



Beauty Therapist

Emma has 20 years of teaching experience and 15 years in the beauty industry. She also has assessing and verification qualifications.
As well as having a beauty business in a salon, Emma teaches & runs a personal development & growth business.
She has a social media following of over 15k
all together.


Training School and Marketing manager

Olivia is the youngest member of our team and is new to the beauty industry, having had a career change. She has always had a passion for our industry and is undertaking training at the moment.

We have all had the best training and spent so much time and money investing in ourselves and in our specialist subjects.
We all have a passion for this amazing industry which is growing so fast.
Full ongoing support and guidance is always available from us as a team, at anytime.

VTCT approved training centre.

Established in 2008, our academy delivers various NVQ programs and a range of courses.

NVQ PROGRAMMES – A range of different courses at various levels from beginner to advanced training are available for learners within beauty, hairdressing and barbering.

Classes are purposely kept small for individualised input, no more than 6, we also work on a 1-1 basis.

Please contact us today for further information or book a course through our online form

Our Commitment to our students

All courses delivered at Sonelli’s Hair & Beauty Academy are covered by our guarantee and all students are eligible for free support on completion of their course.

All learners interested in a course with us have access to our fully trained team for independent, unbiased advice.

We strive of customer satisfaction and your achievements and success is the key to our satisfaction.

Call us today on 01226 293 739 to find out more.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us today by calling 01226 293 739 or sending an email to sonellisales@gmail.com. Alternatively you can fill out the form on our contact page.

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