Our Team

Our team is here to help you succeed

Lorie Chadsey

Lorie Chadsey

Director & Instructor

Continuing her passion for teaching and the future of the Beauty & Wellness Industry Lorie has proudly been the director of Academy Of Excellence for decades. At the helm she has led the school and salon + spa to become one of Victoria’s best. “I have always strived to elevate the industry, I want my students education to be the foundation to a successful and prosperous career! My students inspire me everyday & keep me young!”

Arlene Brookall

Arlene Brookall

Hair Design Instructor

As a “High Achievement Award” recipient and graduate of the Academy of Excellence herself, she brings almost a decade of experience and a keen eye for detail in both cutting & colour.

She has over 20+ yrs of Customer Service background & is committed to the best possible experience of both the students & our guests.

She can often be seen cracking jokes & coming up with fun new ways to make the learning experience a positive one!

Wendy Charlton

Wendy Charlton

Hair Design Instructor

Wendy completed her four year apprenticeship at age 14 in England and wrote the British Exam. She is a fully certified Master Stylist in Canada, and also holds a Pivot Point Chicago Instructor Certificate. Wendy has done advanced training at Vidal Sasoon and Tony & Guy in London, England and has been a salon owner and worked directly on Film Fashion runway and TV. Before joining the Academy of Excellence she was an instructor for ten years at Blanche Macdonald in Vancouver. “I am passionate about this industry and love to share all my education and experience with my students”

Sharon Sava

Sharon Sava

Esthetic/Spa Therapy Instructor

A former student of AOE, Sharon continued her education in the UK and went on to travel the globe with her Esthetics career and teach in the UK before returning full circle to AOE “Moulding the future of Esthetics is my passion!”

Laura Clark

Laura Clark

Esthetic/Spa Therapy Instructor

A former student at AOE, Laura has spent the last 13+ years building a successful Esthetic’s career.
Her eye for detail & her passion for the industry has drawn her to educate. “I am excited to teach & share my experience with the next generation.”

Jessica Hewitt

Jessica Hewitt

Salon/Spa Co-ordinator

Jessica has worked in customer service for over a decade, enjoying interacting and meeting new people daily.
Having graduated from a spa practitioner program herself, her love of this lifestyle spills over into her position as salon/spa coordinator.
“I look forward to helping students and guests every day.”

The team at the Academy binds together like family. We are stronger together because we truly have caring hearts!

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Pursuing the path of excellence in Hair Design and Esthetics with a commitment to the highest standard in training and service.