Meet the Team

Emma Baglee


Emma Baglee, An Award winning International Artist and educator is a highly qualified and experienced Micropigmentation Professional with an enviable portfolio of clients, and a business built on a strong local, national and international reputation. Starting in the healthcare field from leaving school, Emma has a passion for many artforms, stemming from an artistic family background. Emma attended the London College Of Fashion and has been working in the beauty industry since 2004. Emma is one of only a handful of micropigmentation artists in the United Kingdom to have trained in all four stages of the Nouveau Contour and KBPro program, and is qualified to Master Elite level in permanent makeup. Forever passionate about helping others, Emma loves nothing more than making her clients smile, giving the gift of confidence.

Neeta Deshpande


I am the Managing Director of Diamond Beauty Training Academy in Hertfordshire and the owner of Safi Laila cosmetics and Ultimate Pro Beauty Group. I have been over 29 years experience within the Beauty Industry and have worked in spas including Champneys Flagship spa in Tring, in television (X-Factor, This Morning) and in various Salons. I have been teaching beauty for over 24 years in colleges (London College of Fashion, Oaklands, Hertford Regional College and North Herts College), for Product Houses (Salon System, OPI) and for private individuals in and around the UK. My passion has always been to help others and watch others succeed.

Kathryn Smith

Senior Trainer

Kathryn has been with Diamond Beauty Training Academy for almost 2 years. Kathryn is an experienced Level 2 & 3 Beauty Therapy Lecturer, Assessor and IQA. She specialises in Anatomy and Physiology. She has a passion for teaching and brings 17 years of industry experience to the role. Kathryn has taught in various academies and worked in many award winning salons as a therapist.

Samantha Richards

Senior Trainer

I qualified in 2003 with a BTEC National Diploma in Applied Sciences and Beauty Therapy Level 2 and 3. I then worked in high end salon and spas gaining experience and additional training to work my way up to salon and spa management roles. I went on to complete my Assessors qualifications. I continued to teach within FE for 6 years until the time had come for me to venture in the ever-changing industry of private delivery. I am extremely passionate about the industry and the evolvement of products, treatments and techniques and look forward to sharing these with you.

Aida Thomas

Senior Lash Tutor

Aida has been a Lash Technician for 3 years. She is our Head Lash Trainer and also teaches Level 2 Beauty. Aida loves making her clients feel good and enjoys spending time getting to know them, but the best reward in this industry is to see her clients leaving with a big smile.

Laura Sentance


Laura has been a qualified Beauty Therapist for 20 years. After qualifying she worked for 10 years as a therapist mainly in central London before deciding to go into the teaching side of beauty. Laura became a trainer for Caci International which gave her lots of teaching experience and allowed her to travel all over the country and abroad to train spas and salons in their Caci systems. Laura loves teaching the holistic side of beauty, especially facials. Out of work Laura is a busy mum to 2 little girls.