What We Do

North East Academy or NE Academy was previously known as North East Makeup Academy (NEMUA).

After 6 years of AMAZING makeup training, we decided to branch out into beauty training, hence the name change.
Whether you are looking to enhance your skills or to train in a brand-new career, you’re in good hands!

Not only do we offer courses that give you fantastic technical, hands-on training, you’ll also be given advice on setting up a business, websites, social media, kits, do’s and don’ts and so much more, we’ve got you covered!

At NE Academy we understand that it’s not only about the training you receive but the way you put it into practice, creating a career you can be proud of.

Our courses are designed to give city class training and provide you with the skills you need to make your way in the industry you choose.

Life is too short to be weighed down by a job you don’t like so make the change today!

We want you to succeed, not just at the academy but when you leave us and start your journey. We train you to turn your new career into a business, not just a hobby. How many times have you completed a course and done nothing with that training? That is not what we are about at NE Academy. It is very important that you receive as much hands-on experience as we can offer you and start making money as soon as possible.

You will be carrying out practical work from your very first day. Whether it’s working with your fellow students or real models, you start to train from day 1. All the tools and products will be available to purchase so you can get to work as soon as you leave us. We will give you as much guidance and experience as we can, we have made the mistakes and we will advise you how not too!

At NE Academy we are all about good, grounded foundation training. You will learn all classic techniques to perfect your craft, then you will move on to industry trends. Our educators continue to work, up-skill and develop their craft bringing the trends to the North East and keeping the academy relevant within the industry.

With our training, advice and support we’re sure you can make this money back very quickly whilst enjoying your dream job! With our experience you gain valuable information that will save you money when you start your new career.

Your training is very hands-on, working on real people from your very first day at NE Academy!

This will give you a good feel for your new industry so you are not overwhelmed when you start to work and build your clientele.

Above all we want you to really have fun and enjoy your experience with us. We hope you will make friends and good contacts training with us. We strive to provide an upbeat environment to prepare you for your new journey as a professional in whichever career you choose.

Once you have passed you training, we can pass you on to our business development mentors who will give you FREE government funded support (please ask us about this).

This includes workshops tailored to business development, mentoring and social media tuition. You will also be introduced to our media and web design expert, Andrew from Zodiac Digital. He will offer website advice. Whether you are setting up a new site or improving your existing one, we can support you.

We also have a NE Academy Team page.  You will be asked to join the group that relates to your chosen industry.  This group is for all students have trained with us offering support, referrals, free advice and so much more!

We are always here for support when you leave. Whether it is for feedback, critique or any questions you have once you have left us.  Email us, we are here to help you.

We pride ourselves on our training and we really want you to enjoy your time with NE Academy. If you have any issues please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this with you. If you don’t feel like you have learned enough, we’ll happily ask you to return to us on the same course you previously paid for.

This will be reviewed before a decision is made by our team of directors.


Lisa trained as a makeup artist nearly 10 years ago gaining lots of experience along the way. She earned her makeup diploma at the prestigious, London School of Beauty and Makeup.

After 2 months of commitment, travelling and hard work she qualified as a professional makeup artist. She gained experience excelling in the wedding industry, travelling to hundreds of venues across the U.K. After lots of research, Lisa realised her dream of opening the North-Easts first makeup academy. After seeing a gap in the market, Lisa opened the North East Makeup Academy (NEMUA). The academy excelled at the first venue in Stockton-in-Tees and the business earned an excellent reputation.

After 3 years it was time to expand! She moved the academy to Middlesbrough where we have been for the past 3 years! Adding more strings to her now, Lisa expanded again with her very own makeup brush, luxury lash and makeup brand, Pro Artistry. Lisa is also co-director of Industry, our very own salon, offering hair, makeup, beauty, aesthetics and micro-blading all under one roof!

So you are in very good hands with experience and guidance within the beauty industry.

Six years from starting the academy, Lisa wanted to add more courses, structure and talent to the academy. The academy is now complimented by barbering and beauty courses, hence the name change, NE Academy!

Lisa Devanny

Owner and Director of NE Academy


Spaces on courses and workshops at NE Academy are limited so click through to book your spot now to avoid disappointment!

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