Cynthia St. Pierre is a Master Designer and Educator with more than 30 years of experience. Her goal of teaching students how to become the very best in the beauty industry is accomplished through the use of current, cutting-edge techniques. Cynthia has owned one of Roanoke's most successful salons and has trained some of the most talented hairstylists in Roanoke and surrounding areas for over 20 years. She keeps her classes small in order to give her students the most undivided attention. She feels that the best education comes from hands on in a salon environment and uses manequins only for the first week of school. She also believes that you can feed a person a fish for a day or you can teach them how to fish for a lifetime. She believes that teaching her students to build a clientele while in school is very important.
April Rinker has been a Board Certified Massage Therapist for 10 years; with titles ranging from LMT to Program Director. Her love of helping others feel and function their best drove her to excel at developing a strong clientele base and achieving certifications in several modalities. Throughout her career she helped build one of the most reputable spas in the Roanoke Valley. She trained and mentored staff, wrote protocols and helped to uphold high standards of customer service. She later accepted a Lead Instructor position where she managed a local massage school as well as taught and guided nearly one hundred students. She fell in love with empowering her them with the knowledge of the passion she turned into a successful career. Her goal is to edify others in this beneficial healing art with personalized instruction and hands on experience.