The educators at Aveda Institute New Mexico are some of the most highly skilled, highly educated and experienced professionals in the business. However, they don’t rest on their laurels. All of our educators go through multifaceted yearly training to keep up with the latest techniques in cut, color, and leadership.
Our educators are masterful, but also personable. They have been known to volunteer time to help students with projects like fashion shows, field trips, donations, photo shoots, and community outreach. They are some of your first and most important relationships in the Aveda professional world, and they strive to develop those relationships to make learning impactful.
Julianna has been working at Aveda Institute New Mexico since 2014. She has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2008 and received her cosmetology instructor license in 2011. She also has several advanced certifications including; Aveda Makeup, Aveda Haircutting, Aveda Color, Helga Van Dyke glycolic and chemical peel, Helga Van Dyke Body Wrap, Helga Van Dyke MezzoTech, and Eyelash Extensions.
Julianna has enjoyed a variety of experiences since launching her career, including acting as the State Competition Coordinator from 2009-2014, judging for SKILLS USA in 2010, and assisting with NAHA for Mark Pardo SalonSpa in 2016. She is currently serving as the event coordinator, Finical Aid Officer and NACCAS Compliance Officer for the Aveda Institute New Mexico. Julianna loves her work and the environment her co-workers help create. She believes that to succeed, you must always strive for what you want—and never let anyone tell you can’t do something. The sky is the limit.
John Madrid III
John has been working at Aveda Institute New Mexico since 2012. He has been a licensed cosmetologist for 35 years and has been a licensed Cosmetology Educator for 22 years. He is certified as a Learn Aveda Cutting Coach, Aveda Color & Texture Educator, Aveda Makeup Educator, and in the Learn Aveda Cutting Curriculum. He is also Lesson Plan certified through the University of Texas seminar. John loves participating in competitions and getting the students involved. They’re a wonderful opportunity to perfect skills and create confidence. In fact, Competition Coach is one of John’s favorite hat to wear. He believes that every day is a second chance.
Evangelina “Lina” Sosa Galloway
Evangelina has been an Esthiology Educator at Aveda Institute New Mexico since 2010 and a licensed cosmetologist since 1988. She is also certified in eyelash extensions. Evangelina has two sons that have followed her down this career path: one is getting his barber license, and the other is currently finishing up cosmetology school. She is immensely proud of their accomplishments. Evangelina believes that everyone you meet has something to teach you.
Monica has been with the Aveda Institute New Mexico for 7 years. She holds a BA in Psychology & Spanish. Prior to her time at Aveda she was an Academic Advisor; promoting higher education and providing support for disadvantaged and underrepresented students, helping them to pursue their career goals. Now at the Aveda Institute New Mexico, she recruits and advises students who are interested in furthering their education and pursuing a career in the beauty industry.
Monica is a proud native New Mexican Chicana and lifelong resident of the small town of Bernalillo, NM. Currently she is a student and promoter of traditional medicine, such as herbology, REIKI, and natural birthing practices. She also continues to work with local community groups planning and organizing educational, political, and cultural arts events in Albuquerque. “Everything I do, whether work or play; comes from a place of love and a genuine desire to have a positive impact on the world and people around me.”
“I’ve learned to surround myself with positive people and supportive environments, that’s why I love working at Aveda Institute and why I am so confident in recommending our school to others.”
Victoria has been an Educator at Aveda Institute New Mexico since 2003. She is an Aveda certified esthiology coach and Aveda certified makeup coach. Currently, she is the acting Esthiology Team Lead. Victoria loves guiding students and helping them grow to become the best professionals they can be.
Michelle has been working at Aveda Institute New Mexico since 2012, but she has been a licensed educator for 13 years and a cosmetologist since 1986. In addition to being a licensed cosmetology instructor, she is also a Master Barber, Aveda certified in Haircutting, Color and Texture and Aveda Makeup, obtained additional certifications in Productivity, 4-Mat Training, and 7 Habits Training.
She enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking and soaking her feet in the mineral springs as much as she can. Michelle prides herself on her students being confident and professional stylists. She is task-oriented but loves to have fun in classes.
Rosanna M Naranjo (Rosie)
“What I love about teaching is being able to guide and develop skills for the future. I also enjoy the nurture and support that comes with teaching. ” – Naranjo, Said.
“My experience has been amazing, the relationships that we build with team members and students is like another family. I love that we are always evolving and growing.” – Fernandez, Said.
Darlene K Gallegos
Darlene has been working at the Aveda Institute New Mexico since 2010. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 35 years and a licensed Educator for 17 years. Darlene is Aveda certified in Color, Haircutting, and Aveda Makeup. She is also an Aveda certified Color Coach and has additional training in 4-Mat and 7 Habit Training. Darlene has a son, daughter, and granddaughter, who are the lights of her life. She has been in the beauty industry for 35 years and loves every moment. To Darlene, hers is the most rewarding profession out there—she loves that she has been able to touch so many lives throughout her journey.
Anne has been at the Aveda Institute New Mexico since 2014. She has been doing hair for about 17 years and has been teaching cosmetology for 9. She is a certified Aveda Hair Color and Haircutting Coach. Currently, she is the Cosmetology Team Lead.
Her industry experience throughout her career is vast and includes holding many positions. Including hairstylist, salon manager, salon owner, and salon educator. Anne moved to New Mexico about two years ago so she can be closer to her family, and she enjoys getting to spend her free time with them. Cosmetology is not just her job, but her passion and hobby. She loves this industry and everything that comes with it.
Angelina (Angel) Saavedra
Angelina Saavedra; A New Mexico native, a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children. Angelina has been a part of our Aveda family since May of 2017. Angelina is a cosmetology guru, she has been in love with the art since she was just a young girl. With over 13+ years of salon experience and her appreciation of the Industry, it has led her into the path of educating young individuals with the same passion for being successful in their talents. She hopes to encourage and educate the new generation by eluding, determination and confidence. All while helping them perfect their skills and promote the rewards of being a hard worker, not only in the beauty industry but in life. She has the utmost confidence in every one of her students and feels each one of them brings a unique talent to the Aveda family. Angelina works as a clinic floor instructor and educator in our Phase 3 classroom.
Her mission; To give, forgiving is what I do best and I will always strive to do better. I will seek to learn, for learning is the foundation for growth and growing is the key to living. I will seek first to understand, for understanding is the key to finding value, and value is the basis for respect, decisions, and action. I want to teach others to love and laugh, to learn and grow beyond their current boundaries. I will build personal, business, and civic relationships by giving in frequent little ways to the best of my ability.
Tiffany R Rice
Tiffany has been working at Aveda Institute New Mexico since 2015. She has an associate degree in applied sciences (cosmetology) and graduated with highest honors. She is also a Licensed Cosmetology Educator and is Aveda Haircutting Certified. Before Tiffany stated at Aveda Institute, she owned a nail boutique for three years. She believes that education is the key to success and that knowledge is power.