Passionate Staff

Our goal is simple: To educate our students on a professional level.

We help students fulfill their potential through:

-Working with each student to understand their individual needs

-Providing students with the necessary guidance to achieve their goals

-Distributing materials in different languages

-Holding classes in different languages

-Tutoring students in different languages 

-Maintaining an intimate class size 

-Creating a flexible part-time and full-time schedule

-Aiding with job Placement

-Encouraging continued education


Laura Le

  School Supervisor /  Instructor - Nails & Teacher 

Ms. Laura is the head of QBI’s Teacher Training Program. With over 20 years of experience in the beauty supply industry, Ms. Laura has built and sustained an extensive network of beauty professionals—a network that is now available to Queen Beauty Institute’s students. Ms. Laura's intense focus motivates students to go above and beyond their requirements. On top of that, her ideas and genuine excitement for the Institute set an example for staff to always keep growing. Her fiery spirit keeps QBI moving forward, and her ambition knows no limits. Ms. Laura challenges those around her to be the best version of themselves. With determination and added encouragement, she sees to it that her challenges are met. She is thankful to be a part of an educational, growing community at QBI. 


Sam McAleer

Creative Director / Instructor - Nails & Esthetic 

Ms. Sam is the head of Queen Beauty Institute’s Nail Technology Department. Being in the beauty industry for so much of her life has given her the perfect combination of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm. She brings a playful energy to Queen Beauty Institute, and her personality helps to add a positive and relaxed atmosphere for students to do their work. Ms. Sam allows students to learn from their mistakes, and encourages those around her to not take life so seriously. Her determination for her students’ success ensures that everything she teaches will be retained. Rather than fearing challenges, Ms. Sam embraces them as opportunities for growth, and she motivates staff and students alike to do the same. She is thankful for the opportunity to meet so many students at QBI who share her excitement for Nail Technology.


Teka Le

Administrator / Director of Education / Instructor   

Ms. Teka makes an excellent School Administrator because of her history of salon experience, her ability to build lasting relationships, and her extensive business knowledge. Her door is open for all students and staff to resolve any issues they have, whether they be school related or personal. Her no nonsense attitude makes her an effective problem solver. Whatever the situation may be, Ms. Teka has a plan and an unmatched ability to follow through. She makes time in her busy days to help students find the greatness within themselves. Everyone leaves a conversation with Ms. Teka feeling more confident in themselves, and more capable of fulfilling their professional goals. She is thankful for the knowledge and patience she has gained at QBI. 


Kim Lao

Supply Manager / Instructor -Esthetics  & Cosmetology 

Queen Beauty Institute’s Esthetics Program is led by Ms. Kim. With over 10 years of experience in the salon industry, Ms. Kim emphasizes the importance of a thorough and accurate education. Her easygoing nature, balanced with an enormous passion for teaching, makes her extremely valuable to QBI’s esthetics program. Ms. Kim demonstrates genuine care for each and every student. She loves to learn, and continues to bring in modern product knowledge and guest educators to give students a well-rounded and one of a kind educational experience. Ms. Kim has an impressive amount of product knowledge, and she makes sure that Queen Beauty Institute has all of the materials and products necessary for student success. She is thankful for the personal growth she has experienced since working at QBI. 


Crystal Scott

Cosmetology / Hair Braiding Instructor 

Ms. Crystal brings innovative creativity to our outstanding cosmetology and hair braiding programs. She discovered her passion for cosmetology at only 11 years old after years working as a shampoo girl, and now has had her own salon for 10 years. Throughout 20 years of experience, she acquired her cosmetology license and teacher’s license, and she is now excited to grow the Hair Braiding program at Queen Beauty Institute. Her generosity in sharing knowledge and her general appeal to all learners make her an excellent asset to the school. Ms. Crystal is thankful for the lasting relationships she creates at QBI. 


Thayla Harris

Cosmetology/Esthetics Instructor

Ms. Thayla’s extensive experiential background in the world of cosmetology and hair braiding makes her an irreplaceable addition to the teaching staff. She has been working in the industry for nearly 45 years learning products, participating in traveling shows, and she has received multiple certifications. Ms. Thayla discovered her passion for teaching when she noticed the magic of seeing her students succeed. She takes the time and care to make sure her students fully understand every lesson. Her patience and honesty allow students to feel comfortable approaching her with all questions and concerns. She is thankful for the diversity at Queen Beauty Institute.


Andrea Brown

Cosmetology/Esthetics Instructor

Ms. Andrea has been working as a licensed cosmetologist for nearly 30 years, making her a valuable asset to Queen Beauty Institute. Being in the industry for so long gave her an insight as to what knowledge students are missing when they graduate. She is dedicated to filling that void with Queen Beauty Institute’s students. Ms. Andrea’s genuine love for teaching is apparent in the way she approaches her lessons—with excitement and positivity. She considers her students’ needs before her own, and understands how to fully prepare cosmetology graduates for future employment. Ms. Andrea is thankful for the lessons that her students teach her each day. 


David Zheng

Esthetics Instructor

David discovered his passion for Esthetics as a student at Queen Beauty Institute. His excitement towards his work is clearly conveyed through his teaching style. David’s patience and relatability make him a great resource for all students. He is motivated to create well-rounded estheticians by utilizing QBI’s extensive network of guest educators. David takes time to help students prepare for the inevitable changes that occur in the beauty industry, by encouraging them to always keep learning. His determination ensures that his students are ready to enter their field of employment immediately after graduating. David is thankful for the new things he learns from his students each day. 


Jerusalén De La Espada


Jerusalén works at Queen Beauty Institute as a receptionist. Her well-mannered charisma and joyful attitude adds a positive welcoming energy to the front desk. Born and raised for a portion of her life in Panama, she is able to act as a translator between English and Spanish speaking individuals. This makes Queen Beauty Institute even more accessible to people of all backgrounds. Jerusalén is thankful for the welcoming community of students and staff.


Terrica Do

Administrative Assistant 

Terrica joined the staff to lend an extra hand as an administrative assistant. She studies neuroscience at Temple University—when she is not learning or studying, she generously spends time helping administratively at Queen Beauty Institute. Because Terrica is a licensed Esthetician, she occasionally helps esthetic students with their clients when students needs her. Her confidence and skillset make her a lifesaver to any staff or student that needs a hand. Terrica is thankful for the way that QBI celebrates diversity.


Sophie McHugh

Administrative Assistant

 As an administrative assistant to the school, Sophie does a little bit for everyone. She brings a calming energy to Queen Beauty Institute, and focuses most of her time on making life easier for the students and the staff. Sophie loves the diversity of the students and appreciates the capable, motivated staff of professionals she is surrounded by each day. She believes that everyone at the school is learning and growing together, and is thankful to be a part of the supportive community at Queen Beauty Institute.