MEET OUR TEAM
Tiffany 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 - 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.”
Carlos 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.”