About Manning Academy

Manning Academy School of Beauty has been educating the Northwest's Top Salon Professionals for over 47 years. Our curriculum provides cutting edge training and education for beginning students and seasoned professionals.

Our mission is to prepare students for lifelong successful careers in cosmetology and esthetics, by providing cutting edge instruction of the highest quality. We hand select professionals in the industry as our instructors. Students benefit from their years of experience and graduate with a competitive edge above the rest. Students learn in a supportive, friendly environment. Our curriculum includes theory, hands on training, classroom and one on one instruction. We are well connected in the community and recommend exceptional students to leading salons throughout the northwest.

Our Staff

Jeff Manning

Well known for his expertise in hair design; Jeff provides advanced training to instructors and students.


Amy Manning

A seasoned professional in her field as well; Amy manages the esthetics program, preparing students for careers in the skin care industry.

Our Instructors


Carole Chavoya

Carol is an award winning artist licensed in cosmetology, aesthetics, and nail technology.


Christina Barta

Christina specializes in high fashion avant-garde design. A graduate of Manning Academy herself, she is now an instructor for 1st level freshman and also coordinates our fashion shows.


Susan Deeds

Susan is a Manning Academy graduate and a former salon owner. She specializes in color correction and is our clinic floor instructor.


Valerie Taylor

Valerie worked for C. Roberts salon for 10 years and is now an established stylist instructor for Manning. She showcases her real world salon experience though her updos, formal, prom and high styling specialties.