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W Broad and specialized salon + spa industry expertise

In keeping with W Academy's goal of creating salon and spa ready professionals, we find great value in bringing in some of The Bay Area's top salon and spa experts to teach guest classes. While all of our teachers and mentors bring current and relevant experience, it's great to be able to absorb knowledge from those that either work full-time in a salon or spa environment or that are true masters in a particular area.

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cosmetology class at W Academy's east bay cosmetology school

Josette Vigil Jelveh

Josette works with W Academy students twice each month to teach specialty makeup, styling and coloring classes. She has storied background, both in education and as an agency approved make-up artist and hair stylist, working industry events such as the bi-annual EVO 3 Fashion Show.


Stephanie works with our Esthetician department to demonstrate the latest in electronic technology for skin care.

Nicole Pianini

Nicole works with W Academy periodically as a product knowledge expert. She represents the BioElements skincare line, providing the latest on industry trends and skincare techniques.

Patty Barnes

Patty Barnes is Northern California's expert on the State Board testing and licensing process. Patty works with our senior students preparing for the licensing test, giving invaluable insight to the test process, what to expect, what the pitfalls can be and ensuring everyone understand the product kit needed to successfully pass.

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