Celebrity stylists launch make-up academy in Lydgate

MORE GLAMOUR and glitz is coming to Saddleworth as a talented duo has launched a professional make-up training academy in Lydgate.

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Tally and Collette

Tally Bookbinder and Collette Casey have more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and their work has appeared on red carpets, national magazines, and television.

They have styled some of the country’s top celebrities from David Beckham and Take That to Michelle Keegan and Coronation Street stars.

Now, the friends are joining forces to share their knowledge and skills at their brand new ‘Pro Make Up Academy UK’ on Oldham Road.

The Academy will allow customers to learn new skills or perfect existing ones on beginner or intermediate courses, availably daily and in the evenings.

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Tally (centre) with daughter Georgia and husband Mark and Collette (centre right) with son Luke and husband Jon

As continuing professionals in the industry, Tally and Collette will constantly update their courses to keep them on trend, while professional, bespoke make-up kits will be on sale.

Tally explained: “We’ll have a bit of something for everyone, from those who want to learn how to start using make-up to more advanced classes teaching new styles and looks.

“We’ll also run session focusing on the time of year, such as tips and styles to help you look your best this summer.”

The Academy opened its doors this month after being transformed from former barbers ‘Ruger’ and now boasts glittering lights, full-length mirrors and a friendly atmosphere.

“It’s been about three months from talking about taking over and launching the Academy to actually opening our doors,” said Collette. “It’s been a lot of hard work but is worth it!”

Family, friends, and even a few Coronation Street celebrities enjoyed champagne and nibbles at the launch event to support the pair’s new venture.

Visit Pro Make Up Academy at 85 Oldham Road, Lydgate, Saddleworth, OL4 4JF or find out more on their website: www.promakeupacademyuk.com


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