Dermace Trainers and Staff

Dermace are specialists in the field of Micro-pigmentation, otherwise known as Semi-permanent Cosmetics, Semi-permanent Make-up and Dermagraphic Art. 
We are recognised as one the countries leading Training Academies by offering extremely high quality training and unlimited ongoing support. Our modern, spacious Training Academy in West Yorkshire is one of the largest in the country, with excellent transport links and a selection of great local accommodation. We also have training centres in London and Portsmouth.
We cater for all abilities, ranging from trainees who want to make a start in the industry, all the way up to micro-pigmentation professionals who are looking to hone their skills. 
The company was originally founded by Teresa Gamble, who herself has over 20 years experience in all areas of the market including; medical tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, removal, and correction. Teresa is considered within the industry as one of the premier technicians and trainers in the UK.


Teresa is one of the UK’s leading experts and trainers in the Micro-pigmentation Industry and has over 20 years experience at the highest levels. Teresa has trained surgeons, breast nurses and technicians throughout the UK and Ireland. She has also trained in Harley Street, Harrods and Selfridges and has been creating Elite Technicians through Dermace for the last 10 years. She has been a technician to ITV television presenters and International Royalty. Teresa has had involvement in writing the Micro Pigmentation standards to be enforced by Habia and has spent time in America training at the American Micro Pigmentation Academy, constantly updating her skills and knowledge to pass on to her students.
Originally from a nursing background, Teresa has since been in the industry for over 20 years - also training in hairdressing and beauty therapy and owning two beauty clinics, she has worked hard to earn elite status and a reputation as an expert trainer and technician in Micro-Pigmentation. 
Teresa Gamble, Director of Dermace Medical, has graduated from Cardiff University Law School and is now a qualified Expert Witness in the field of Micro-pigmentation. She is currently one of only two Expert Witnesses in this field to graduate from this training. 


Francesca Cunningham
Training Director

Francesca has been practicing and training in Semi Permanent makeup tattooing for over 10 years with Teresa Gamble. Originally from a training and management background, Francesca transferred her skills , along with her skill and passion for semi permanent makeup, to make her one of the best all-round trainers in the country.
She has trained many successful technicians in the UK and Ireland, and has been instrumental in developing technicians trained at other academies.
Francesca regularly updates her skills at at various academies throughout the world ensuring her training is cutting-edge and relevant for her trainees. She has also completed her PTLLS level 4 in teacher training - specialising in Semi Permanent makeup.
Francesca has particular skill and patience for training and developing technicians into our industry to a very high standard.

Melissa Murphy

Melissa Murphy
Operations Manager

Melissa has developed her advanced skills spanning 14 years in the beauty and SPMU industry from spas to clinics and is a leader in her field.

She has also had the honour of training with some of the worlds leading companies who supply to the most prestigious locations worldwide.

Melissa’s passion for perfection & customer service is unrivalled, with 10 years in beauty and aesthetic management & training skills, her standards are extremely high which is demonstrated in the quality of her work.


Lisa Bottomley

Lisa Bottomley
Training Support

Lisa provides support for our trainees and trainers in all aspects of training. She manages kits, makes sure all models and equipment is made available for practical sessions, and is generally the glue that binds course content and leaners together.


Jessica Lloyd

Jess has been tattooing for over 5 years now and has a huge amount of procedures under her belt. She is also a vital part of the post-training support team, giving practical advice to technician's questions and procedure guidance.
Jess is originally from a beauty background, and is qualified to NVQ level 4, as well as Laser procedures and SPMU. She has an excellent all-round knowledge of the industry and is a highly skilled technician..

Emma Piggott
Technician Support and Mentoring (South)


Emma has been in the Permanent Makeup industry since 2001, and has been a dedicated Support Technician for the last 9 years.

She has the benefit of seeing the industry from the perspective of a technician, and also a member of staff for one the largest Academies in the UK - so her ability to support students is excellent.

She is passionate about attaining and maintaining high standards within the industry, and enjoys sharing her vast experience with technicians.

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Vikki Clark
Trainer Support (South)

Vikki was originally trained by Dermace, and now runs a very busy clinic in Brentwood, Essex.

She has a background in teaching - working in schools for previous 7 years before changing career to Semi permanent makeup.

At the moment, Vikki's primary role is to assist with trainees and provide support and mentoring. As with all Dermace trainers, Vikki is passionate about supporting and helping other technicians where possible.


Carol Lloyd
External Verifier and Medical Course Consultant 

Carol Lloyd qualified as a registered nurse in 1991 specialising in palliative care for 10 years. Recognising the need for high standards in this area Carol qualified as an NVQ assessor in health and social care delivering training to health care assistants. In 2001 she trained to practice in the medical aesthetics industry, purchased two beauty salons with her family and developed a private aesthetics clinic within the business.
Carol also trained as a beauty therapist (ITEC) to enhance her skin care knowledge.  
Over the past 12 years she also worked independently for a number of aesthetics companies and was a trainer for Q med delivering one to one training in dermal fillers to doctors, nurses, and dentists. She also successfully completed the injector validation programme by Allergan, the manufacturers of botox. 
In 2007 she attended Huddersfield University and gained 30 points at masters level as a Nurse Independent Prescriber during this time Carol worked along side a Consultant Dermatologist. 

Leah Richardson

Leah Richardson
Advanced Brow Trainer and Technician Support

Leah is a new addition to the Dermace Team, but was originally trained by us several years ago. She has a flair for Brows and is always looking for new and innovative ways to help new technicians reach a high standard of treatments. 

She's a Social Media Specialist, so you may well see her work on Instagram or Facebook - and she also runs a very busy salon in Cheshire.


Sarah Nicholson
Dermace Supplies Manager

Sarah is responsible for all Supplies, Kits, and Machines associated with Dermace Training.

She also manages the very busy Online Supplies Store at and creates special offers, discount codes, and stock.

Sarah's main responsibilities are to make sure we have the best range of products for our technicians at the best prices in the UK.


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Barbara Cameron
Guest Trainer and Founder of Mrs Makeup

Barbara's skills and talents are well known throughout the industry, and she has a affinity with all things 'Semi Permanent Makeup'. As well as training a number of advanced workshops throughout the year at Dermace, Barbara also teaches the Xiled system of Micropigmentation Removal, and is a renowned pioneer of breakthrough techniques in the industry. 

Contact us for Barbara's next training dates at Dermace.

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Nicola Russel
Guest Trainer and Founder of SkinGeek

Nicola is the UK's Official Trainer of the Dermaplaning System, and carries out two Advanced Workshops at Dermace each month. This is an excellent addition to your skills, and can provide access to extra clientele and revenue during your scheduled Semi Permanent Makeup treatments. The feedback we get from the course attendees is always 5 star.