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Instructor Biographies


Instructor Petrie S

Ms. Petrie
For over 16 years, Petrie has seen hair and fashion come together into something beautiful. Her proudest accomplishment is becoming a cosmetology instructor. She loves seeing her students have a “light bulb” moment when they just “get it.” She always finds it rewarding when students visit the school and thank her for helping them pass the State Board.


Instructor Abby S

Ms. Abby
For about 11 years, Abby has been expressing her creativity through coloring hair, styling nail art, and doing makeup. As a floor instructor, Abby enjoys sharing her knowledge with the students, knowing that they’re receiving a quality education that they can carry with them. The most rewarding part of her job is knowing that she can make a difference in a student’s life.


Instructor Stephanie S

Ms. Stephanie
Stephanie has been in the beauty industry for almost 40 years and has loved doing hair ever since she was sixteen. She enjoys teaching the students the cutting and coloring techniques they need to be successful in their careers like how to be professional with clients. At Salon Success Academy, she can fulfill her passion by helping people feel good about themselves.


Instructor Crystal S

Ms. Crystal
Crystal first joined the beauty industry about six years ago. At Salon Success Academy, Crystal teaches core classes for students during their first year. As an educator, Crystal likes to share her knowledge with students and watch their journey as they begin to master the skills of their new career.


Instructor Julia S

Ms. Julia
Julia has been in the beauty industry for almost 20 years. She teaches Esthetician and is proud of the work she does, helping people benefit from relaxation. She loves the family orientated atmosphere at Salon Success Academy, which is something that resonates well with the students.


Instructor Nelly S

Ms. Nelly
Almost 30 years ago, Nelly first decided to get into the beauty industry at Salon Success Academy. She loves the positive learning environment and enjoys watching the students get their license and find success in the industry. She’s proud of her ability to help young people achieve their goals.


Instructor Brandy

Ms. Brandy | Director of Campus Affairs
Brandy has been in the beauty industry since 2005 and is a licensed cosmetologist and barber. Brandy is a director of Corona and she also teaches and assists on the salon floor, specializing in makeup. She loves connecting with and inspiring young stylists.


Instructor Judy S

Ms. Judy | Redlands Campus Director
Judy has been in the beauty industry for nearly 25 years. At Salon Success Academy, she primarily teaches students about Sassoon cutting and color. She spent time at the Sassoon Academy to learn the ABC techniques and returned to share these principles with her students. Her greatest joy comes when one of her students has a “light bulb” moment.


Instructor Veronica S

Ms. Veronica West Covina Campus Director
Veronica joined the beauty industry about 15 years ago because she had always enjoyed doing hair. Her favorite part about being an instructor at Salon Success Academy is being able to witness her students’ success. Over the years, she has had many proud accomplishments including winning salon hair contests.


Ms. Linda | Upland Campus Director


Ms. Blackshear | Riverside Campus Director


Ms. Shayla | Fontana Campus Director




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Our mission is to equip our students with the tools necessary to succeed in the beauty industry by providing exceptional technical education in the classroom and servicing our local communities. The training our students receive will enable them to successfully attain employment in the beauty industry and related fields.

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