Meet The Team


Short piece about our team of professionals for SEO.

Founder of the Academy
BA General Studies+Certified Business Coach+Esthetician

Specialties: Empowering Women+Leveraging Assets+Problem Solving

Mindset: Courageous+Generous+Driven

Devawn Testagrossa


Director of Operations
Certified Leadership+Conflict Resolution Specialist+Certified Operations Management

Specialties: Curriculum Development+Problem Solving+Conflict Resolution

Mindset: Analytical+Inventive+Compassionate

Christina Newman

Director of Operations

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BA in Accounting+HR Certification+Certified Makeup Artist

Specialties: Networking+Fashion/ Beauty+Emotional Support

Mindset: Committed+Caregiver+Easy Going

Sairy Garcia

Director of Financial Affairs

Director of Academic Affairs
Cosmetologist+Cosmetology Instructor+Salon Owner

Specialties: Hair Chemistry+Student Experience

Mindset: Kind+Reliable+Flexible

Sara Salgot

Director of Academic Affairs

Student Salon Director
Certified Makeup Artist+Certified Social Media Specialist

Specialties: Editorial Makeup+Content Creation+Industry Innovations

Mindset: Creative+Dependable+Adaptable

Jen Coakley

Student Salon Manager

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BA in Marketing

Specialties: Research & Analysis

Mindset: Creative+Open-minded+Determined

Chelsie Karras

Marketing Specialist

Esthetics Instructor
Esthetician+Esthetics Instructor

Specialites: Skin Analysis+Consultations+Waxing

Mindset: Funny+Creative+Driven+Confident

Jessica Hamilton

Esthetics Instructor

Cosmetology Instructor
Cosmetologist+Cosmetology Instructor

Specialties: Barbering+Hair Chemistry+Hair Design+Fashion Shows

Mindset: Ambitious+Courageous+Creative

Kristen Hendrix

Cosmetology Instructor

Makeup Instructor
Esthetician+Esthetics Instructor

Specialties: Special FX Makeup+Cultivating Relationships+Creating Inclusivity

Mindset: Encouraging+Positive+Helpful+Creative

Nicole Diehl

Makeup Instructor

Makeup Instructor
Esthetician+Esthetics Instructor

Specialties: Empowering Creatives+Media Expert+Bridal Master

Mindset: Artistic+Organized+Quirky

Crystal Tackett

Makeup Instructor

Makeup Instructor
Certified Makeup artist+Esthetician+Esthetics Instructor

Specialties: Brow reconstruction+Complexion

Mindset: Inspiring+Passionate+Goal oriented

Cheri Graham

Makeup Instructor

Special FX Instructor
BA in Biology+Graduate of Cinema Makeup School+SPFX Instructor

Specialties: Orthotics/Prosthetics+Sculpting

Mindset: Dedicated+Passionate+Curious

Keith Faychak

Makeup Instructor