Creative Edge Training

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Our Team

Creative Edge Training Team

Tanya Howell
Director of Education

Proficient – Dedicated – Customer orientated

It was always Hairdressing for Tanya starting her apprenticeship at 15, reaching a high standard with aspirations to own her own Salon. Having owned 3 Salons, employing seniors and apprentices, education was always a high focus encouraging and supporting her staff to meet and exceed high standards of customer care, quality service and genuine advice, leading her team to win both State and the National award for Best of the Best Kerastase salon from 130 salons Australia wide. A proud achievement, which encouraged Tanya to pursue her passion in a career of Education over a decade ago. Working in both Private and Public education as an Educator, encompassing wonderful relationships with Employers and Apprentices enabled Tanya to fulfill her role of Managing a well know Private RTO in Brisbane . As a lead contributor to Education, Tanya prides herself in providing supportive and professional Industry advice building relationships with Industry’s stakeholders to continuously improve systems to ensure todays Hairdressers are professional and Industry current. Inspired to be the Leaders of Hairdressing Education Creative Edge Training has acquired a team of equally passionate, experienced & Inspired Educators to ensure your team of staff exceed Industry standards

Aspiring to be the innovator of outstanding foundation education systems and provide the highest quality training relevant and respected in Industry.


Beth Dwyer
Creative Educator

Passionate – Motivated – Focusedimg-headshot-beth

After a very fulfilling and rewarding apprenticeship, Beth worked alongside some of Australia’s finest Hairdressers working as an advanced colourist incorporating her skills to assist in cutting edge work for Intercoiffure and IHS competitions.

Employed by High end concept salons, Beth exhibited her skills and expertise to work alongside Industries finest stylists in local Fashion parades, Mercedes Benz Fashions, Melbourne’s Fashion week experiencing close interactions with  International Models and assisting Avante Guard Hairdresser of the Year.

Driven by enthusiasm & passion Beth worked at several product launches and was a guest artist session stylist for American Crew and boasts being the stylist of Channel Nine readers.

Beth extended her passion of Hairdressing to work for Steiner on an exclusive Yacht with only 300 guests experiencing close interactions with Famous International people before leading Beth onto her greatest passion… Education for Next Generation Apprentice Hairdressers.

With solid all round skills, Beth supports the development of students through developing students strengths and mentoring learners to achieve quality outcomes so that learners can produce effective commercial salon results. Her approach to teaching is structured yet supportive to ensure finest Education.

Beth’s career has allowed her to work with a diverse range of students and further develop their skills as hairdressers. Beth is both an inspiration and coach to those who have the pleasure to work with her.

A bundle of energy and passionate about Education, Beth is a huge asset to our Team & Learners.


Alannah Nippard Hughes
Creative Educator, Marketing & Business Development

Compassionate – Steadfast – Consistent

Allanah Nippard-Hughes has dedicated her career to elevating salon hair colouring to an art form. As an acclaimed colourist, educator, and product consultant, Allanah is well recognised within the hair industry.

Allanah believes continual learning is the key to a rewarding and progressive career. She began her career as young passionate and excited apprentice, believing that hairdressing was not just a job, but a skill she could grow and develop to great heights. Allanah was awarded a placing in the IHS precision cutting and creative colour category and attended countless education and industry classes.  Allanah began her role as an Educator for Tafe Qld and was instrumental in the development of emerging hairdressing artists, taking a group of fresh and passionate stylists and finishing apprentices on a new and exciting journey.  From here, Allanah has continued to inspire others working as a technical educator for Icolor/Senscience. Allanah quickly gained a reputation for excellence in both hair colour and hair design.  Allanah is a positive believer that the more effort you put in now, leads to a golden road in the future

A welcomed and dedicated individual, who accomplishes challenges and goals to inspire our industry.


Julie Cowling

Creative Educator

Inspired – Passionate – Enthusiastic


Julie’s career commenced over 30yrs ago, owning and operating 6 salons both in Canberra and on the Gold Coast. A major achievement – Julie’s salon won Retailer of the Year in a major shopping center, where the main criteria for winning this award were in the growth and sales of the salon. This was accomplished through educating the Salon staff and instruction on the importance of customer service.

Julie’s high level of commitment and passion was passed on to her staff, always focusing on a high level of service and training.  Julie has also worked with a number of major companies participating and running hairdressing shows, seminars and photographic work.

Julie’s love for creating the finest in Hairdressing has led her to Training and Assessing students in the hairdressing profession. As an educator Julie loves sharing her knowledge and passion for hairdressing to ensure students excel in learning new skills.