Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Program Directors


Tiffany Alfonso of BSATiffany Alfonso

Regional Comprehensive Makeup Program Director

Since early childhood, Tiffany was inspired by horror movies and special effects makeup. She began creating wounds and faking gory injuries through makeup, which lead her to the study of special effects. Soon after, Tiffany began assisting as a special effects makeup artist. Having this experience has led her to work from retail to runway, to TV/Film, to print and all mediums in between.

Tiffany is a Professional Makeup Artist with an extraordinary eye for detail and more than eight years of experience. She currently works at Beauty Schools of America® as the Regional Director for the Comprehensive Makeup program. Tiffany has a niche for inspiring new Makeup Artists with her knowledge and passion for the art of makeup. She teaches her students how to be a top-notch Makeup Artist and how to apply their talents and creativity into beginning a professional and very rewarding career.

“Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin or just rocking a stunning red lipstick.”


Jackie Velez of BSAJackie Velez

Regional Makeup Program Director

Jackie began her career as a Makeup Artist at the age of 18, when she was discovered by Chanel Representatives. Working for the House of Chanel as a Head Makeup Artist for about 16 years was where Jackie realized that she had a special gift and a true passion for makeup. She enjoyed conducting seminars and collaborating in fashion shows and became really interested in sharing her knowledge with others about the fabulous world of makeup.

Today, Jackie is the Regional Makeup Program Director and a passionate Instructor at Beauty Schools of America®. She brings years of experience to the classroom and takes beauty skills to the next level. At BSA, Jackie guides and trains students to excel in their career as Professional Makeup Artists and Beauty Enthusiasts, by offering all her knowledge in makeup applications for all occasions: fashion shows, editorials, special occasions, etc. She diffuses her positive energy and her creative power by being an involved team player and a respectful leader in her field.

“You are the only one with the key to your own success & dreams make it happen.”


David Uribe of BSADavid Uribe

Regional Barber Program Director

David became interested in cutting hair at a very young age. He enjoyed the techniques used to work the machines and shears, which later became his passion. At the early age of 17, David began studying for his Barber and Cosmetology license at Beauty Schools of America®. During his time as a student, he participated in various events where his talent was evident. David has had the opportunity to cut and color hair for famous music producers and other well-known personalities.

Currently, David is the Regional Director for the Barber Program at BSA and he is also a bilingual Instructor. David continues to attend hair shows where he demonstrates his artistic abilities to cut, design and color hair. He feels very fortunate to be where he is today and grateful for the support that Beauty Schools of America® has provided him.

“I believe the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate; It is above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something and to have made a difference that would indicate that you have lived at all.”


Jessica Dobson of BSAJessica Dobson

Regional Director of Cosmetology Program

Jessica Dobson is the Regional Director for the Cosmetology program. She has been in the Industry for 13 years but is relatively new to the Beauty Schools of America® family. Her job is to help inspire the Cosmetology Educators and create effective teaching techniques within the classroom that demonstrate excellence amongst all campuses. Jessica is very passionate about making a difference through education and strives to set goals not just for herself but for the BSA family as well. She feels it is important to inspire all new artists to explore their creativity and grow to their fullest potential. Jessica enjoys working for BSA and supports the school’s culture of customer service, excellence and accountability.

“Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. The word itself actually says, I’M POSSIBLE”


Carlos Santiago of BSACarlos Santiago

Regional Massage Program Director

Carlos Santiago is a licensed Massage Therapist and the Regional Director of the Massage Therapy program at Beauty Schools of America®. He has been practicing massage for almost twenty five years and is one of the founders of the upscale Mandarin Oriental Spa in Miami, Fl. In 2003, Carlos was named “Best Therapist” by Elite Travel magazine and received an award by the Hotel Association of Greater Miami for his outstanding services.

Carlos obtained his Master’s Degree in Special Education in 1992 and has been teaching the art of healing since the year 2000. He strives to provide effective Holistic treatments by listening, learning, and being mindful to each individual’s needs. Carlos believes that an important part of being an Instructor is to teach students through emotional skills.

“I teach because I love seeing the light go on in a student’s eyes.”


Myriam Ortiz of BSAMyriam Ortiz

Regional Nail Program Director

Myriam’s journey in the dynamic world of beauty began in 1975, when she completed her Cosmetology studies. Shortly thereafter, Myriam began working in the world of beauty, and won several contests, trophies, and received commendations from experts in the Industry. A few years later, Myriam expanded her expertise and obtained her Full Specialist and Body Wrapping license.

Due to her excellent and reputable performance as a student at Beauty Schools of America®, Myriam was hired as a Nail Technician professor, which was a role she truly enjoyed. She continued to enrich her knowledge in the field by attending beauty seminars and conventions in order to keep up with the latest beauty trends & techniques. All her hard work and dedication earned Myriam the title of Regional Nail Program Director for BSA. She has been teaching at this institution for over twelve years and has learned to appreciate the service and opportunities that it provides to all students. Myriam considers herself lucky to have become part of such a wonderful Institution.

“The educational knowledge and experiences we encounter in our career paths today shape the professionals we will become tomorrow.”