Bella Academy of Cosmetology is an independently owned cosmetology school that opened in September 2010 in Oshkosh, WI. We opened the the school with just three students in our first class. Since then we have had graduates from every class. We have seen our students become very successful in this industry. We are nationally accredited by NACCAS as a Cosmetology & 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
Kelly - Director of Education and Educator
Kelly began her cosmetology journey in 1982, and throughout the next 36 years would go on to own three salons, employ over 50 cosmetologists/makeup artists, and assisted in opening of several additional salons in the Fox River Valley.
In 2011 she was inspired to to open Bella Academy in hopes to give back to an industry that has been so good to her. It stemmed from a simple principle, educate quality, not quantity. Its humble existence began in 300 sq. feet of space. Within two years it required additional space, a business partner and several employees.
"I could not have made this school possible without the education and strong work ethic of my mother, 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 every graduate we have had, and love watching them continue in the industry."
Kayla - Lead Instructor
"I have been working behind the chair for over 8 years. Colors and cuts are what I enjoy the most. I have been an educator for over 2 years now and absolutely love it! I joined the Bella team in Sept of ‘17."
Karen - Financial Aid Administrator
Karen has 30 years of experience in Creative Art and Design along with 20 years in Office Administration.I am excited to watch the students blossom into designers in the business of cosmetology and barbering. I bring smiles and positivist in helping craft a financial aid package for them. Please contact Karen with any financial aid questions.
Stacy - Director of Admissions and Educator
Stacy is the co-owner of Bella Academy. Having been in this industry since 1992, she has seen and done a lot. Stacy has styled hair and applied make-up for the Miss Oshkosh, Miss Berlin and even the Miss Wisconsin pageant, as well as competed and placed in the top 10 for the ABS Stars make-over competition in Chicago. Her work has also been featured in Modern Salon magazine. Stacy still works behind the chair at The Hair Studio in Oshkosh.
"I am so thankful for my families support, patience and encouragement on this journey. Teaching is such a passion for me. I love the 'a-ha' moments from the students. Watching our students grow and learn, and then join a salon is an amazing feeling. Knowing I was able to help someone achieve their dream is why I teach, I love this career."
Christine - 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. A color theory specialist, Christines greatest passion is sharing her knowledge with others and inspiring the next generation of hair leaders.
Mark - Director of Finance
Mark has been a small business accountant since 1985 and has worked with many businesses helping keep their books in orders. In is private life, Mark enjoys singing in a barbershop quartet. If you have any financial questions, Mark will be happy to assist you.