Meet Our Team
Yvonne Senior – Head Tutor
Yvonne Senior is a highly experienced non-surgical aesthetic nurse with clinics in both Yorkshire and the North West and over 16 years of practise within the field of medical cosmetics. Like many aesthetic nurses, her career stems from an NHS background where she worked through the ranks from staff nurse to senior management and eventually secured a place on the prestigious King’s Fund leadership programme which led to her first teaching position as a guest lecturer for Leeds University.
Yvonne’s advanced training and passion for learning has put her in high regard among medical peers, industry suppliers and educational institutions and she continues to widen her scope of knowledge as she was recently awarded a first class honours degree in dermatology by Sterling University.
Her outstanding skill and knowledge combined with her teaching experience has allowed her to train and advise many other practitioners in multiple procedures including Botulinum Toxin A, dermal fillers, peels, thread lifting and PRP. She is also one of Dr Jacques Otto’s expert trainers; a unique position held by just five practitioners in the country (including Dr Otto himself) who can deliver training in Dr Otto’s 5-point lift technique with PDO threads.
Yvonne is passionate about training and mentoring and in 2004 she founded the professional membership organisation PIAPA (Private Independent Aesthetic Practices Association), which offers support and guidance for practitioners working in the aesthetics industry. As a respected name in the industry Yvonne resides on the board of The Journal of Aesthetic Nursing and consults with governmental bodies such as Health Education England and the NMC regarding developing frameworks and qualifications.
Christine Blackburn - Educator
Christine has over 28 years' experience as an RGN, working for the NHS and specializing in District Nursing and Training. In 1994 she gained her teaching and assessing certificate.
In 2006, Christine turned her focus to medical aesthetics, training under prestigious trainers on Harley Street, London and honing her skills in Botox, dermal fillers, skin needling and chemical peels.
Christine trained in LA in 2011 to become the first UK practitioner to offer the ArqueDerma Artistic Restoration Lift technique for injecting dermal fillers. She is also the first licensed ArqueDerma trainer in the UK, a position she holds due to her excellent skills as both an aesthetic practitioner and teacher. Christine also trains for the InjectAbility Institute for Aesthetic Education.
Christine feels that it is vital to constantly improve and develop her skills, so she regularly attends aesthetic conferences and training sessions around the UK.
Kellie Baines - Educator
Kellie has been a successful Medical Aesthetician and Trainer for over 15 years. She started her career as a beauty therapist in 2001 and completed her teaching and assessors qualification in 2005. Between 2001 and 2011, Kellie worked on cruise ships, taught therapies internationally and also in colleges throughout the North West.
In 2011 she completed a B.Sc degree in Nursing, further advancing her skills as an aesthetic practitioner. Since 2012 Kellie has worked with reputable medical aesthetic companies, managing their key accounts and providing business development and training for clinics across the North of the UK. Kellie is also a director of a successful aesthetic clinic based in the North West.
Kellie’s expertise is diverse and includes training, injectable treatments, skin health assessments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and medical and anti-ageing skin therapies to treat all skin types and conditions. She is very passionate about the aesthetics industry and feels that it is vital to constantly improve and develop skills and knowledge, therefore, she regularly attends aesthetic conferences and training sessions around the UK, enabling the training she delivers to be up to date and relevant.
Alison Stananought - Training Coordinator
Alison has worked in the beauty and aesthetics industry for the past 13 years, having trained in beauty and holistic therapies in 2002. In 2003 she set up her first beauty spa at her home in Liverpool, which later moved to larger premises as the business grew. She now runs two successful beauty spas as well as two aesthetic clinics which specialise in injectable anti-ageing treatments.
Alison is well versed in all aspects of aesthetic treatment, to consultations and managing patient expectations to treatment protocols and aftercare. She takes a very hands on approach in the running of her clinic, working closely with patients on a day to day basis.
Having attended many industry seminars and conferences over the years, Alison has an extensive knowledge of non-surgical treatments such as Botox and fillers. She has also taken part in numerous training courses alongside the aesthetic practitioners in her clinic.
As Training Coordinator, Alison handles everything from enquiries about training and course bookings to making sure that all of our courses run smoothly on the day. She is always on hand to answer any questions you may have about Facethetics.