Education- Stacey James Institute

Meet Our Team

Owner/ CEO

Stacey James

Stacey James has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years and is the owner and CEO of Stacey James Salon & Spa, as well as Stacey James Institute. When Stacey opened “Stacey James Salon & Spa” in Parker over 10 years ago, she found it difficult to hire stylists who had the technical and creative skills required for today’s beauty industry. Stacey saw a need and decided to fill it. Soon after opening her Salon she also created and opened “Stacey James Institute”, a full-service Cosmetology & Esthetic School. 

Executive Director

Patty Westra

Patty has been with Stacey James for over 5 years and loves her job. She has been in the beauty industry for over 43 years, and has been in education for 30 years. Prior to working at Stacey James, Patty was in retirement and previously an educator with Avalon School of Cosmetology.
“From students to staff, this culture breeds a camaraderie that benefits all,” says Patty.

cosmetology Educator

David Chizek

Master Stylist, International platform artist and educator! As a dual certified Master Artist with Aquage, Rusk and the Beautyquest group, David is part of a creative team that fashions the hottest and trendiest haircut collections. Being a part of this exclusive group of creatives allows him the opportunity to also be a part of the editorial styling and educational processes of the collections. Who doesn’t love to get published?

David’s modern and methodological approach to hair has made him Beauty quest’s most requested and sought-after educators across all their platforms.

Cosmetology/esthetics educator

Miriam Webster

I am Miriam Webster and I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 20 years. In those 20 years, I’ve worked behind the chair making people beautiful and feel good about themselves.

After about 7 or 8 years behind the chair and in the salon, I decided to explore what being an educator in the industry would be like. I have currently 12 years of experience in education. Within that time, I was a clinic floor supervisor, a director of a cosmetology school and experienced the financial aid part of cosmetology and esthetics students. I am currently back into the education of cosmetology and esthetics, and loving every moment of it. Loving what you do means you will never work a day in your life!

Cosmetology EDUCATOR

Carliette Lemoine a.k.a Charlie

Charlie is a Colorado native and has been doing hair for 10 years. She’s always had a passion for doing hair, and her end goal was to become an educator. She is trained and Redken certified. She continuously keeps up on current trends while educating herself. Her goal is to challenge the new generation and teach them to think outside the box—to the break the rules.

Barbering educator

Frank Rupoli

Frank is a third generation Barber/Stylist. He has been in the industry for 46 years and spends a lot of time behind the chair. He was a platform artist for Oster Clipper Co. for over 25 years. He has been educating barber and cosmetology students for over a decade and thrives on educating and helping to make our industry great.

Client service specialist

Jodi Chizek

.Jodi is what people call a day maker! For over the last 26 years, as a Managing Licensed Nail Technician in Ohio, she has owned and operated 3 boutique beauty salons with her husband, David. As an owner/operator Jodi was a “Jill of all trades” overseeing and managing employees, running the books, scheduling appointments, and very well versed in all things customer service – all while serving her own clients as a successful Nail Technician. She brings with her a deep passion and love for the beauty industry to Stacey James Institute.

MAINTENANCE/ Stacey James Team Motivational EnthuSiast 

Kenneth “Kenny” Westra

Kenny has been with Stacey James for 5 years and loves to make the staff and students smile. He is the life of the party and brings positive energy to our schools atmosphere. Kenny loves helping anyone and everyone feel seen and heard. It’s hard to not feel Important when Kenny is talking to you- this man exudes love! When he isn’t busy putting a smile on your face, you can find Kenny helping in every little detail of the way our school runs and functions. We couldn’t do it without him!

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