Leah Christian Academy Director
Leah is a development coach providing encouragement and guidance to help students become constructive, successful professionals. Her winning formula for a results-driven education utilizes a combination of years of beauty industry success as a stylist, makeup artist, educator, lawyer and business development manager. Leah's goal is to meet each student's needs and objectives by providing a comprehensive curriculum taught by a team of successful, passionate instructors. Leah and her team empower and inspire through an engaging learning experience, preparing students to become the elite industry leaders of tomorrow. Interested in learning how Leah can help you get started on your beauty career plan?
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Brianna J. Meshack-Wilks Instructor
Brianna is a certified makeup artist, licensed esthetician and esthetics educator. A makeup artist for over ten years, she started her business career in the corporate realm after graduating college with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. Her passion for makeup artistry stems from a need to make every woman feel like a more glamorous version of herself. She believes glamour is within arm’s reach and achievable every day with a few basic techniques. She has worked for some of the most well known professional makeup brands and taught numerous makeup classes and seminars to cosmetology students and educators. Brianna’s goal is to provide each student with a cohesive understanding of esthetics and professional makeup artistry through superior education and theoretical knowledge. Through the PACE Makeup program she provides artists the tools needed to succeed through professionalism, artistry, creativity and education.
Cinda Graham Instructor
With years of formal cosmetology training, Cinda’s life-long passion for the industry, partnered with her desire to share her knowledge and experience with others, led her to continue her education and become an educator. While Cinda is multi-faceted in her practical skill set, her greatest passion is skin care. She loves to provide her vast skin care knowledge to future beauty professionals who share the desire to excel in their craft. Cinda trains Salon Boutique Academy students from core skin analysis through advanced chemical exfoliation, micro current and ultrasound treatments.
Ana Alicia Sanchez Burdette
Ana Alicia leads our cosmetology evening program. With decades of experience in the beauty industry, she offers a wide spectrum of methods, perspective and expertise. Passionate about hair color, Ana Alicia has been an educator for several major color lines. She loves to share Vidal Sassoon’s passion by teaching the Sassoon techniques as part of her classroom. Ana Alicia enjoys and is inspired by the ever-changing aspects of our industry.
The techniques and skills Ana Alicia shares with students at Salon Boutique Academy have been influenced by the training she has received from Jose Eber in Beverly Hills, Trevor Sorbie’s artistic team, Sassoon educators, makeup artist Maurice Stein of Cinema Secrets, and many others.
Kriss Lamar Admissions Director
Kriss is a career coach specializing in helping others enter the industry. Her background includes sales, social media, web development and copywriting. She has over a decade of experience as an admissions representative and continues to explore her own passion for the beauty industry. Kriss uses her experience and knowledge to guide others in their career paths. Kriss’s goal is to provide support and direction for those who are passionate about hair, skin, and/or makeup. Whether you are just entering the work force or considering a career change, Kriss can guide you as you pursue a rewarding career doing something you love.
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Thamara Marin Guest Services Manager
Thamara joins the team with more than 20 years in the industry as well as salon ownership experience. She manages the Academy's clinical scheduling, retailing, and front desk reporting for the school. She is bilingual, providing assistance to students and guests in both Spanish and English.
Juana Escalante Financial Aid Director
Juana provides prospective and current students financial aid planning assistance. She has twelve years of financial experience, with more than six years specifically focused on student accounts and post-secondary financial planning. Juana is available to provide assistance and answer questions concerning financial aid options, qualifications for eligibility, and packaging. Contact her directly at:
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Laura Tressler Career and Student Services
Laura is a licensed Esthetician and graduate from Salon Boutique Academy. She is Registered Nurse, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a background as a counselor and territory manager. In her role as a Career and Student Services Specialist, Laura utilizes her passion for helping others physically and emotionally, while helping them find financial resources. We are very proud of our students and graduates and continue to support them throughout their professional careers with the help of Laura. Students and graduates seeking assistance in career placement* or needing referrals for counseling can contact Laura at: laura.tressler@
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*Note : Salon Boutique Academy provides career placement assistance but cannot guarantee employment
Young Sil Han International Educator, Advanced Academy - Korea
Young has significant experience in the industry, including holding positions as a Professor of the Department of Beauty Design at the Continuing Education Center at Kunkuk University, Professor of the Cosmetics Department at Polytechnic University Korea, President of the International Semi Beauty Line Association, Vice President of the World Eyelash Artists Federation, Chairman of the International Tattoo Association, Judge of the International Human (Health & Beauty) Olympic Organizing Committee and Judge of the International Makeup Artist Association Competition. Young assists in curriculum development and facilitation of advanced classes taught in the Korean market and throughout Asia.
Hunsoo Ro International Director, Advanced Academy
Hunsoo has over 25 years in International Business, with experience in importing, exporting, sales and management. He has developed joint venture companies between international businesses. Over the past decade, Hunsoo has focused his international expertise on education. He currently acts as a Director of the ISBL (International Semi Beauty Line). Since 2007, Hunsoo has operated an educational consulting business and worked as a recruiting agent for several local Texas colleges. As Director of Salon Boutique Academy’s International Advanced Academy, Hunsoo is responsible for managing all Advanced Academy Classes held in Asian markets. If you are interested in Advanced Academy classes and locations, please contact us today.
Dr. Jungsun-Han Instructor, Advanced Academy - Korea
Dr. Jungsun-Han is currently VP of the Asian Education Association of Medicine and Beauty. She is a Professor for the Dept. of Beauty at Shin-gu University, and works as a visiting Professor of Beauty at Tongwun University. She a representative of Dr. Han MediLab Company and Dr. Qingdao Han Beauty & Hairdressing Co, Ltd. Additionally, she is a national license examination committee member for Korean Skin and Beauty licensing.
Jisun Shim Instructor, Advanced Academy - Korea
Jisun is the President of the Asian Education Association of Medicine and Beauty. She is currently the Director of Beauty Education at Abijou Hospital. She has held several administrative positions for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Clinics in Asia. She acts as a visiting professor at Namseoul University, Joongbu University and Kunsan College of Nursing.
Kristine Instructor, Advanced Academy - Philippines
We are excited about our newest partnership in the Philippines. More information to come soon!