Meet the Educators
Celebrate Beauty in Iowa 2019

Celebrate Beauty in Iowa 2019

Education Day  February 10, 2019
  8:00AM – 3:00PM

Member Delegate Session  February 11, 2019   
8:00AM – 12:00PM

The Meadows Event and Conference Center – Altoona, Iowa

7:00AM-8:00AM Registration  
8:00AM-10:00AM Iowa Law and Infectious Control  Susan Charles
8:00AM-12:00PM Instructors Teaching Methodology  Daniel Dunworth
10:00AM-12:00PM Student Competition   9:30AM Competitors Report  
10:00AM-12:00PM Men’s Haircutting   Tim Butler
10:00AM-12:00PM Makeup Techniques (Airbrush)  Courtney Cue
10:00AM-12:00PM Pedicures Melissa Finch
12:00PM-1:00PM LUNCH with Student Competition Awards  
1:00PM-3:00PM Instructors Teaching Methodology  Daniel Dunworth
1:00PM-3:00PM Color Techniques Direct Colors Mandi Risse
1:00PM-3:00PM Microblading and Dry Needling  Andrea Degroote
1:00PM-3:00PM Nail Dipping 
Michi Rees


8:00AM-10:00AM Iowa Law and Infectious Control with Susan Charles

Sue Charles is a licensed Cosmetologist in Iowa. She has been doing platform continuing education since 1981. Her main focus of educating to other licensees on Iowa law, administrative rules and infection control for the Cosmetology and Barber boards began in 2012, and is what she continues to do today.

Upon graduating from Pitze’s Waterloo School of Beauty in 1972, Sue furthered her professional career by joining, in 1980, the Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa Inc. (CBI). This organization was formerly known as the National Hairdressers and Cosmetology Association of Iowa. A try-out and successfully testing in 1981 for the Iowa Cosmetology Educators (ICE) was the next step on her path to becoming a platform educator.

Sue has held various positions within these two organizations. She is currently serving as the Vice President of CBI. Prior to this she was successfully nominated for and held the positions of Vice Chair, Education Director, Nail Section Director and Competition Chair of ICE. In 2013, Sue won the ICE award for Outstanding Educator of the Year and is once again nominated for this award, which will be announced at CBI’s annual member banquet in February of 2019.

Sue resides in Waterloo, Iowa and continues to work full time ‘behind the chair’ as a cosmetologist.

10:00AM-12:00PM Men’s Haircutting with Tim Butler

Tim Butler:

My family has been in the business for over 60 years starting with my grandfather. I have grown up in the shop my whole life and loved it.

I have been barbering for 20 years myself and I can see it easily for another 20 years.

10:00AM-12:00PM Makeup Techniques (Airbrush) with Courtney Cue

Courtney Cue grew up in small town Iowa, always playing with hair and makeup and even giving her barbies an occasional haircut. After graduating from Independence High School in 2013, she attended barber school at College of Hair Design in Waterloo. Once she graduated in October 2014, Courtney jumped right into the salon and began renting a chair at Hair Gallery in Waterloo. Since starting, Courtney has gone out of her way to make her and her services standout. She specializes in coloring, blonding, and airbrush makeup- specifically bridal services. She offers  other services as well, such as men’s cuts, straight razor shaves and sugaring. In 2017, Courtney took her first step to becoming an educator and became a Redken Specialist. Since then, she has traveled Northern Iowa educating other professionals. Courtney hopes her passion for hair, makeup, and education can take her all over the world.

10:00AM-12:00PM Pedicures with Melissa Finch

Melissa Finch:

Doing nails since 2001
Co -host NailOn with Holly & Mel, Facebook Live monthly series broadcast on NAILS Magazine FB page
Guest blogger NAILS Magazine 
CND education ambassador

Theory on foot care such as info learned at Foot Forward Summit, Aug 2018, why high heels are bad for your feet, brief coverage of reflexology do’s and don’ts, demo Shellac on toes.

1:00PM-3:00PM Color Techniques (Direct Colors) with Mandi Risse

Mandi Risse had been a Cosmetologist since 2006. She took additional training in 2012 for Professional Makeup Artistry. She became a member of Cosmetologist and Barbers of Iowa(CBI) in 2007 and a member of Iowa Cosmetology Educators(ICE) in 2009. She has served for both her local and state board through CBI and is currently the education director for ICE. She frequently educates on men’s haircutting trends, bridal/everyday makeup, airbrush makeup application, hair coloring techniques, and women’s trends. 

1:00PM-3:00PM Microblading and Dry Needling with Andrea Degroote

Andrea Degroote:

Beyond Beauty, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, opened in July of 2014 with a primary focus of helping men and women build confidence through natural looking permanent and paramedical tattooing.  Owner Andrea DeGroote began her career as a cosmetologist in 1997, graduated to a small salon where she worked for 3 years, purchased her own salon, and became a licensed instructed after she was approach to return to teach at the cosmetology school where she graduated.  Since her first experience with permanent tattooing, Andrea was amazed how subtle enhancements could change someone’s life for the better.  After several family members and friends battled with cancer, Andrea decided to attend Biotouch Canada for permanent and paramedical makeup training under world recognized tattoo and former plastic surgeon, Lisa Zhang.  After returning from British Columbia, Beyond Beauty was opened and has now served over 1500 clients to date with permanent cosmetic tattooing.  Beyond Beauty has grown from a single tattoo artist, Andrea DeGroote, to 6 individual businesses all focused on health and wellness. 


Licensed Salon Owner

Licensed Cosmetologist

Licensed Tattoo Shop Owner

Licensed Tattoo Artist

Licensed and Certified Permanent Makeup Specialist

Licensed and Certified Paramedical Specialist

Member of the SPCP

Certified Wig Maker

Over 500 Art, Cosmetology, and Tattoo Awards and Recognitions

 1:00PM-3:00PM Nail Dipping with Michi Rees

Michi Rees is a licensed cosmetologist with a passion for nails. Michi has been in the business for over 35 years and is the owner of Salon Divas. Michi is a longtime member of Cosmetologist and Barbers of Iowa as well as Iowa Cosmetology Educators (ICE) and is currently serving on the ICE Committee. She enjoys teaching others-her passion of being a cosmetologist and a nail specialist.

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