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Robyn Bartley

  • Principal Executive Officer
  • Compliance manager
  • Business & Finance Manager
  • Trainer & Assessor

As one of the founding members of Inspiring Training Academy, Robyn brings with her a background diverse in nature. She has a down to earth positive demeanour that flows into the training salon, empowering trainees to delve deep within themselves to strive towards their chosen goals. Robyn has qualifications in beauty, massage and business bookkeeping and is very passionate about spirituality and equality.

Natalie Stevens

  • Executive Officer
  • Student Engagement Officer
  • School & community liaisons
  • Trainer & Assessor

Natalie, a founding member of Inspiring Training Academy, is a passionate campaigner for raising the quality of the beauty industry. Qualified in all aspects of beauty therapy with many years in the industry, Natalie specialises in salon treatments, skin science and engaging young minds. With a fun loving, approachable nature, Natalie’s training salon is always a bubbling learning environment.

Louise Rees

Administration Officer

Louise has been a big supporter of the Inspiring Training Academy journey and we are now so excited to have her join our team on a Wednesday in the role of Administration Officer.

Any student absences or salon enquires will go to Louise via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Maria Tanousis

Trainer & Assessor

Maria is a hairdresser with over two decades of experience in the industry. She has worked with a wide range of clients and has developed a reputation for her exceptional skills and attention to detail. Maria’s passion for hairdressing began at a young age, and she has spent her entire career honing her craft and perfecting her techniques.

In addition to her hairdressing skills, Maria is also an accomplished makeup artist. She has worked on numerous photo shoots, fashion shows, and other events, and has a keen eye for detail and a natural talent for enhancing her clients’ natural beauty.

Maria will be working alongside Lucia in delivering Certificate II in Salon Assistant at our Boronia Campus on a Wednesday.

Lucy Wise-Chalker

Trainer & Assessor

Lucy is a Senior beauty therapist, with an array of experience across multiple areas in the beauty field. She understands that no two students are the same and is committed to finding the best path for her students to excel in their learning.
Lucy’s approach to teaching is one of compassion and friendliness, and she works hard to ensure that her students feel that they have the support they need throughout their studies.

We are blessed to have Lucy joinining us at our Boronia campus delivering the Certificate III in Beauty Services.

Vicky Palladino

Trainer & Assessor

Vicky is a seasoned hairdresser with 30 years of industry experience. She has owned salons of her own, and is equipped with the tools to train staff and aspiring hairdressers of all knowledge backgrounds. Always on the lookout to grow and improve upon her own hairdressing knowledge, Vicky is passionate about education. And as a mother and a devoted member of her local school community, she uses her bright and easygoing personality to inspire the same passion for growth in others.

Vicky will be found every Wednesday over in our Noble Park classes delivering Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Stella Argyris

Trainer & Assessor

With Stella's dual qualifications, she will be found between all of our campuses lending support and offering her expertise to all students and trainers.

From the beginning:

Read about the early beginnings of Inspiring Beauty here in an article on the Leaders in Heels website.

Testimonials

Stella A gold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icon

Thank you so much, I love my lashes - 24/02/2023

Lyn B gold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icon

Lovely relaxing experience, waxing was supervised by Robyn and had a great Head/shoulder Massage too - 18/02/2023

Leanne T gold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icon

Lovely girls, great experience and a wonderful outcome.  (I had the lash extensions by Talia) Look forward to return visits.  Thanks again. Leanne - 09/12/2022

Louise R gold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icon

I love Inspiring Beauty.  The salon is always so welcoming and professional.  From massages, to waxing and more, Inspiring Beauty is my go to for all my 'beauty' treatments - 2/12/2022

Sue S gold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icon

Friendly! and great service, it's a very relaxing environment - 26/11/2022

Roslyn A gold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icon

Lovely caring experience - 18/10/2022

Veronica C gold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icongold star icon

Realised what I had been missing.  Thanks so much - 18/10/2022

Rahamath Shaik gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon 

I have been going to this student salon from past two years now. I really enjoy going to this place for facials and body massages. Mel is really helpful about explaining my skin concerns and the right treatments. I have received student treatments from quite a lot of beauty schools, but this is some what different to others as people are amazing each time every time here. Very welcoming atmosphere... Definitely recommend this to others

Karlia Krop gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon 

I can not recommend this beauty school enough! I had endless help and support throughout my course from both Nat and Robyn and they are great at what they do. Nothing short of amazing and i am so glad i did my course here

Sarah O'Connor gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon 

My friend and I came for the first time today and each had a wrap and a pedicure. The staff were wonderful, the facilities were luxurious and the prices were very generous, meaning we could stay for 2 hours of treatments for $60! Will definitely be going back soon!

Dora Batchelor gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon gold star icon 

Nat and Robyn are awesome trainers, they are always happy to offer advice, help and even have a chat! I’m loving my course and glad I chose inspiring over the other schools! It’s fantastic we get to do our training in salon and we get the greatest clients that are so supportive! Couldn’t be happier!

“I can’t think of any better representation of Beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”

- EMMA STONE