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Our Mission at Queen Beauty Institute

Our mission at Queen Beauty Institute is to educate our students on a professional level so that they can achieve long-term success in the beauty industry. We help students fulfill their potential through:

  • Working with each student to understand their individual needs
  • Providing students with the necessary guidance to achieve their goals
  • Maintaining an intimate class size
  • Aiding with job Placement
  • Encouraging continued education

Our goal is simple: To educate our students on a professional level.

The Partners

Laura Le

School Supervisor / Instructor – Nails & Teacher

Ms. Laura is the head of Queen Beauty Institute’s Teacher Training Program. With over 20 years of experience in the beauty supply industry, Ms. Laura has built and sustained an extensive network of beauty professionals—a network that is now available to Queen Beauty Institute’s students. Ms. Laura’s intense focus motivates students to go above and beyond their requirements. On top of that, her ideas and genuine excitement for the Institute set an example for staff to always keep growing. Her fiery spirit keeps the school moving forward, and her ambition knows no limits. Ms. Laura challenges those around her to be the best version of themselves. With determination and added encouragement, she sees to it that her challenges are met. She is thankful to be a part of an educational, growing community.

Sam Mcaleer

Creative Director / Instructor – Nails & Esthetic

Ms. Sam is the head of Queen Beauty Institute’s Nail Technology Department. Being in the beauty industry for so much of her life has given her the perfect combination of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm. She brings a playful energy to Queen Beauty Institute, and her personality helps to add a positive and relaxed atmosphere for students to do their work. Ms. Sam allows students to learn from their mistakes, and encourages those around her to not take life so seriously. Her determination for her students’ success ensures that everything she teaches will be retained. Rather than fearing challenges, Ms. Sam embraces them as opportunities for growth, and she motivates staff and students alike to do the same. She is thankful for the opportunity to meet so many students who share her excitement for Nail Technology.

Teka Le

Administrator / Instructor

Ms. Teka makes an excellent School Administrator because of her history of salon experience, her ability to build lasting relationships, and her extensive business knowledge. Her door is open for all students and staff to resolve any issues they have, whether they be school related or personal. Her no nonsense attitude makes her an effective problem solver. Whatever the situation may be, Ms. Teka has a plan and an unmatched ability to follow through. She makes time in her busy days to help students find the greatness within themselves. Everyone leaves a conversation with Ms. Teka feeling more confident in themselves, and more capable of fulfilling their professional goals. She is thankful for the knowledge and patience she has gained at Queen Beauty Institute.

Kim Lao

Supply Manager / Instructor – Esthetics & Cosmetology

Queen Beauty Institute’s Esthetics Program is led by Ms. Kim. With over 10 years of experience in the salon industry, Ms. Kim emphasizes the importance of a thorough and accurate education. Her easygoing nature, balanced with an enormous passion for teaching, makes her extremely valuable to the esthetics program. Ms. Kim demonstrates genuine care for each and every student. She loves to learn, and continues to bring in modern product knowledge and guest educators to give students a well-rounded and one of a kind educational experience. Ms. Kim has an impressive amount of product knowledge, and she makes sure that Queen Beauty Institute has all of the materials and products necessary for student success. She is thankful for the personal growth she has experienced since working at the school.

The Teachers

Thayla Harris

Cosmetology/Natural Hair Braiding Instructor

Ms. Thayla’s extensive experiential background in the world of cosmetology and hair braiding makes her an irreplaceable addition to the teaching staff. She has been working in the industry for nearly 45 years learning products, participating in traveling shows, and she has received multiple certifications. Ms. Thayla discovered her passion for teaching when she noticed the magic of seeing her students succeed. She takes the time and care to make sure her students fully understand every lesson. Her patience and honesty allow students to feel comfortable approaching her with all questions and concerns. She is thankful for the diversity at Queen Beauty Institute.

Andrea Brown

Cosmetology/Natural Hair Braiding Instructor

Ms. Andrea has been working as a licensed cosmetologist for nearly 30 years, making her a valuable asset to Queen Beauty Institute. Being in the industry for so long gave her an insight as to what knowledge students are missing when they graduate. She is dedicated to filling that void with Queen Beauty Institute’s students. Ms. Andrea’s genuine love for teaching is apparent in the way she approaches her lessons—with excitement and positivity. She considers her students’ needs before her own, and understands how to fully prepare cosmetology graduates for future employment. Ms. Andrea is thankful for the lessons that her students teach her each day.

The Staff

Jaya Molina

Operational Floor Manager

Jaya attended Queen Beauty Institute’s Esthetic Program, and decided to return to work for the school after graduating. As the operational floor manager, Jaya oversees the operations of the school to ensure the business is working properly. She manages inventory and aids in the enrollment process. She appreciates the fun and loving environment at Queen Beauty Institute.

Be Le

Administrative Assistant

Be attended the Teacher training program at Queen Beauty Institute and works as an administrative assistant for the school. She believes success comes from education and proper training and she is always working on her skills to find areas for improvement. Her desire to constantly improve the school shows students that their hard work never ends. She loves the hands-on practical training that students receive at the school, and appreciates the opportunities for continued education as a staff member.

Sophie McHugh

School Director

Sophie does a little bit for everyone. She brings a calming energy to Queen Beauty Institute, and focuses most of her time on making life easier for the students and the staff. Sophie loves the diversity in the building and appreciates the capable, motivated staff of professionals she is surrounded by each day. She believes that everyone at the school is learning and growing together, and is thankful to be a part of the supportive community at Queen Beauty Institute.

Angela Suarez

Front Desk Receptionist

Angela works as a receptionist at Queen Beauty Institute. She completed the Nail Technology program at the school and had a wonderful experience, so she came back to work at the front desk. She uses her Nail Technology knowledge and passion for beauty to create informative, relatable content on the school’s social media pages; she also maintains a kind and light-hearted environment in the front desk area to make clients and students feel at home. Angela appreciates all the different personalities at Queen Beauty Institute and the constant motivation to improve her nail technique.

see what our students have to say

...I’m proud to say this is the school that I attended to get to where I want to be in my career. Not only is it so hands-on but the knowledge they share on nail products and the state laws, they make sure that you get to learn them and learn the difference from how people may do it in the streets of Pennsylvania and CLEARLY show their students the right way to become a successful nail technician. I am so appreciative of this school. Queen Beauty Institute, thanks so much for helping me on beginning my journey and all the pointers I needed to start my own nail business. It’s truly appreciated!

Christine M.

Please do not hesitate to enroll into QBI. I literally started my nail tech journey here. I did not have any prior experience. Not only did I learn the fundamentals of the nail. I was able to strengthen my communication skills. I was able to broaden my vision. In addition, I’ve gained priceless connections with wonderful people.

Leslie M.

Queen Beauty Institute is the absolute best! I attended the January 2022 nail technology class and my experience was amazing from the very beginning. The teachers are amazingly knowledgeable, kind, patient, & they all care about the success of their students not only while in school but after that as well! The school is very family oriented & that made it so easy to get along with the staff, teachers & classmates…

Blanca S.

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Queen Beauty Institute

6133 Colgate Street,
Philadelphia PA 19111
Call Us: 267-344-8541
Text Us: 215-300-4113

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