Bella Academy of Cosmetology is an independently owned cosmetology school that opened in September 2010 in Oshkosh, WI. Bella moved it's location to Manitowoc Wisconsin, January 1st, 2020. We opened the the school with just four students in our first year, then adding four more Students in September 2020. Since then we have had our first four students graduate and move on to an exciting career! We are very proud of what our small school has to offer. With smaller class size we can now give more one on one attention to our students. We are excited to show you what we have to offer! We continue to be nationally accredited by NACCAS as a Cosmetology Practitioner & Barbering Academy.
Bella Academy of Cosmetology provides the environment and learning opportunities for all students, so as graduates they will possess the confidence and skills which will enable them to successfully excel in their chosen field.
Meet Our Staff
School Director, Financial Aid and Educator
Maureen began her cosmetology career in 1979, and throughout the next 42 years would go on to own three salons, and employed several cosmetologists who went on to open their own salons in Manitowoc and the surrounding areas; 21 assisted owner careers to date! In 2019 she was inspired to to open Lords N' Ladies Salon Academy in hopes to give back to an industry that has been so good to her! In October of 2020 she had the opportunity to purchase Bella Academy in Oshkosh, WI and move it to her Manitowoc location. It stemmed from a simple principle; educate quality, not quantity. "I could not have made this school possible without the the support of my husband and family, and certainly not without the help of the team that makes it run so successfully today. I am proud of what we have built here in Manitowoc, and look forward to many years of educating students."
Financial Aid Administrator
Karen has 30 years of experience in Creative Art and Design along with 20 years in Office Administration. She is excited to watch the students blossom into designers in the business of cosmetology and barbering. Karen excels in helping craft a financial aid package that's perfect for you! Please contact Karen with any financial aid questions.
Director of Education, Lead Instructor
Christine has been in the cosmetology industry since 2007. She has spent much of that time working with the worlds largest hair corporation, educating salons throughout the Midwest and training with industry leaders from brands like Matrix, Redken, Nioxin, Paul Mitchell and others. Christine joined the Bella Oshkosh staff as an educator, and has since moved on to become Bella Manitowoc's Director of Education. A color theory specialist, Christine's greatest passion is sharing her knowledge with others and inspiring the next generation of hair leaders.
Director of Admissions
Sara has been a salon and spa manager for 21 years. She has an Associate's Degree from UW-Manitowoc and has devoted her entire career to the cosmetology industry. She specializes in team management and marketing. Sara will be happy to assist you with any admissions questions that you may have!
Dayla graduated from Empire Beauty School in 2013. She has 7 years experience as a Stylist and 3 years experience as an Apprentice Trainer. She joined Bella's staff July of 2020 and enjoys educating and helping students be successful in the beauty industry. Dayla specializes in clinic floor teaching and up do training.
Alison began her career in Cosmetology as an apprentice. She completed her program at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton and obtained her license in 2016. Alison specializes in Artificial Nails and Hair Color. In 2019 Alison was promoted to Assistance Manager at the salon. As she continues to work in the salon, Alison also substitute teaches for Bella Academy's Nail Program and Hair Coloring Techniques.
Jeffrey has been a Cosmetologist for 12 years. Over the course of his career, he has reached many achievements. He has owned his own salon in Milwaukee, and in a Minneapolis Salon he held the title of Artistic Specialist. Jeffrey is also an international artist, having worked in Australia. Currently working for a large manufacturer, he is a specialist in product and business development, as well as an educator and platform artist. He has worked for many hair shows, photoshoots, and with magazine designing. Having moved back to Wisconsin, he also adds working behind the chair and excels in Hair Coloring, which he teaches as a Substitute for Bella Academy.