Angela Mathe, Director of Bayshire Beauty in Standish, Saginaw and Bay City, Michigan, has passion and drive. And a deep desire to help others unlock their potential.

“I have a deep desire to touch students’ lives. The challenge for me is to help others to better themselves.”

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When cosmetology was offered in high school, New York senior, Michelle Morelli jumped at the chance. Knowing that academics did not appeal to her, and that she had an eye for beauty, Michelle finally knew what it felt like to get A's. And get into a profession that was, indeed, her calling. Read More
When Kathy Simms had to choose, a no-brainer choice, between going to school to be a dentist or a hairdresser, she knew that she wanted to make it fun. Today Kathy has her own business and finds her calendar filled up with repeat customers who appreciate her detail and perfectionism. A woman who turns the lemons of life into lemonade, Kathy embraces the curve balls that life has thrown her and is an inspiration for us all. Read More
Too many people let their dreams die when life happens. Tammy Gregory married, had her kids, and listened to the stirring in her heart. She envisioned herself standing behind a chair with Icon Shears in hand, making clients feel beautiful. But ultimately dreaming of teaching in the beauty industry. Today Tammy smiles as she lives in a dream come true. Read More
Everyone grows up with a dream. Lee Anne Bounds wanted to be in the beauty industry, but marriage and kids forced her to help out financially. When the factory that she worked at for 13 years closed down, it turned out to be a gift in disguise.   Lee Anne went to beauty school, worked in a salon for 2+ years and then moved in a teaching position. Today she is head instructor and living the dream. Her advice to others, "Never give up. Look for the opportunities, many times wrapped up as challenges." Read More

Known in the cosmetology industry for her caring and humble spirit, Julie Peck is more than an instructor. She is her students biggest advocate for success. She considers herself a success when her students see themselves as champions. Read about how the teacher becomes the cheerleader...and how students excel because of it. 

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Sometimes life's twists and turns make the road to your dreams longer. But dreams never die. ShaQueen Valentine, a passionate owner of cosmetology, is a story of dreams coming true. Despite twists and turns that were not planned. Read how ShaQueen overcame obstacles, and revive that buried dream of yours. Read More