MEET OUR TEAM

FACULTY

Nancy Ngan Le – Barbering / Cosmetology Educator

Nancy has been in the industry since 2005 and is licensed in Cosmetology and Barbering. She has taught all areas in Cosmetology, Manicuring, Esthetics and Barbering. Her favorite part of the job is teaching theory classes because she has a way of keeping the students very engaged and always wanting to learn more. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming.

Laura Gonzales- Cosmetology Educator

Laura works on the senior cosmetology clinic floor and has been in the industry since 2008. She has advanced training in KMS hair cutting, hair and eyelash extensions, Goldwell color corrections and makeup. Laura’s favorite part of the job is watching her students learn and grow using techniques that she has shown them. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and volunteering.

Shayla Cao- Cosmetology Educator

Shayla has been in the beauty industry since 2003 and brings her salon experience from working at places such as Supercuts and Sea Nails. She enjoys teaching and helping students. Shayla also enjoys make-up and decorating in her spare time.

Nancy Nguyen Nguyen- Esthetics and Manicuring Educator

Nguyen has dual licenses in Manicuring and Esthetics and completed the teacher training program at Advance Beauty College. She enjoys taking Esthetics training courses at the International Dermal Institute. She has been working with our students in both Manicuring and Esthetics courses since 2014. She loves teaching and engaging with the students as she is a life long learner and enjoys sharing her passion for the beauty industry. In her spare time, she enjoys reading about science and biology.

Nguyet Vo- Manicuring Educator

Nguyet has been a licensed Cosmetologist since 2013 and holds a massage therapist and instructor license. She holds certificates with Matrix, Dermalogica, Tammy Taylor Nails, Jazz-z Beauty, Shear Intelligent, Satin Smooth Waxing, Fresh Waxing, Haircut and Color from Kenoul, OPI, CND and Bioseaweed Gel. In her spare time, she loves to listen to music, travel and continue to learn new techniques in the industry.

Thanh Nga Tran- Manicuring Educator

Nga is a graduate of Tam Beauty College and has been in the industry since 1993. She began her career at ABC in 2000. Nga’s favorite part of the job is meeting and getting to know her students, as well as helping them succeed in their careers. She enjoys gardening, fashion, social networking, Korean TV dramas, and karaoke.

Suong Nguyen – Manicuring Educator

Suong joined Advance Beauty College as a Cosmetology educator in 2016, bringing over 22 years of teaching experience and more than 3 years of cosmetology experience to her role. Suong has extensive experience in both nails and skin care and has expanded her skin care knowledge through advanced training at the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica.
Suong mentors the Cosmetology freshmen as well as assists on the salon floor. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading magazines and hiking.

Linda Kreh – Manicuring Educator

Linda was previously our manicuring instructor and has transitioned into the role of Director. She is in charge of ensuring the integrity of our educational programs and operations. Linda has been a manicurist since 1992 and brings years of salon experience to our students. Her favorite part of the job is sharing her passion for nails with her students and being able to guide them to pass their exams as well as real world advice.

Cindy Nguyen, Manicuring Educator

Cindy has been with Advance Beauty College since 2010. She has been in the industry since 1994 and has received advanced training from Regis in hairstyling and training in nails from OPI and CND. She has worked in many salons throughout her career and enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge with the students to help them succeed. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys sewing and knitting.

Phuong Tran Cosmetology Educator

Phuong joined our team in 2017, but has been in the industry since 1991. Phuong is a Wella color specialist and has had advanced training in haircutting, coloring and hair relaxing. Phuong loves all aspects of the job especially helping students cut, color, and style hair specifically for each guest. Phuong also enjoys playing sports, swimming, and singing.

ADMINISTRATION

Stephanie Hang- Student Services Coordinator

Stephanie comes to Advance Beauty College with over 23 years of experience as a Manicurist and Esthetician. She is responsible for teaching State Board Prep as well as a wide variety of nail techniques in both the 400 hour and 600 hour classes. Stephanie has completed additional training in Dermalogica Skin Therapy, Dermalogica Speed Waxing, Mastering Acrylic with Young Nails, and a Tammy Taylor workshop. Her favorite part of the job is watching each student learn and improve their skills on a daily basis and knowing that they’ll be able to use the knowledge that she has taught to them in the real world. In Stephanie’s spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching Korean dramas, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family.

Lupe Solis- Manager

Lupe is one of our cosmetology instructors, specializing in teaching our students color mixing and product knowledge. She holds certificates in Cinderella Hair Extensions, Tifiny Loung Make-up and Dermalogica Retail. Lupe loves teaching color mixing and enjoys doing her own nails in her spare time.

Trinh Nguyen- Student Services Coordinator

Trinh joined our team in 2017 and works in student services. She enjoys helping students through the process of enrolling in school, maintaining their records and seeing them graduate and start their careers. In her spare time, Trinh enjoys spending time with her son and friends, traveling, going to the movies, shopping, and going to the beach.

Y Nhu Tran- Student Services Coordinator

Y Nhu has been with Advance Beauty College since 2016. She graduated from UC Irvine and holds a bachelor degree in bioscience. She conducts school orientations, and assists students in all aspects of their school administrative needs. She enjoys participating in community services and giving back. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and listening to music.

Thuy Phuong Tran- Front Desk Coordinator

Thuy Phuong has been with Advance Beauty College since 2008 and oversees our customer service needs and product sales. Because she holds Cosmetology and Esthetician licenses, many students and clients rely on her expertise for product recommendations. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music.

EXECUTIVE

Tam Nguyen – President

Tam leads the executive team on the overall growth and development of the company, with strong emphasis on marketing, compliance, and community relations. He earned his BS from University of California, Irvine, a MD from American University of the Caribbean, and a MBA from Cal State University, Fullerton. Tam is also very involved in the industry as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) and as an evaluator for both NACCAS and COMTA. His community outreach projects include working with the Horizon Cross-Cultural Center, as a chair member, and Project Vietnam. His favorite part of the job is being able to participate in the various agencies that help regulate and improve the beauty and massage industries. In his spare time, Tam enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 sons, and daughter, traveling, and coaching his son’s basketball team.

Linh Nguyen – Vice President

Linh works alongside the executive team on the overall growth and development of the company. Linh has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1993. She earned a BA is Business Administration from Cal State University, Fullerton and a vocational credential from UCLA Extension. Linh is also currently pursuing her MBA from Cal State University, Fullerton. She has been in education since 1995 and has taught in both public and private schools. She has assisted in translating for the NIC, as well as sat on an expert panel for the practical exam for the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. She grew up in the industry as a second generation owner and loves that she can continue the family business. She enjoys working with the staff and students at both campuses as well as doing community outreach. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and listening to music.

Suzette Christian-Marchetti – VP of Industry Relations

Suzette joined Advance Beauty College in 2015 with over 16 years of experience in the beauty industry working with industry leaders such as Dermalogica, Paul Mitchell the School, and Spa Montage. She has served on numerous industry associations, advisory boards and has been a featured industry speaker. Suzette graduated from Villanova University with a BA in Communications.
In her free time, Suzette enjoys Pilates, theater and spending time with her dog, Clark.

Christine Nguyen – Finance Director

Christine is responsible for overseeing our admissions processes at both campuses and assists in many various administrative tasks. Christine is actually a licensed pharmacist and still works at a hospital part time. She enjoys working at the school because of the diversity of her tasks. She enjoys spending time with her children, decorating, working out, and seeing friends in her spare time.

Dang Vo – Financial Aid Director

Dang has been a part of ABC since 2010 and is responsible for overseeing the financial aid process at the school. He also advises students regarding their financial aid options as well as applying for financial aid. He enjoys communicating with the students the most. In his spare time, he enjoys movies, music, sports and racing cars.