Bellus Academy announces Danielle Sharp (Dickie) has joined the award-winning academy as Salon and Academy Director. Sharp brings a breadth of leadership experience managing curriculum for some of professional beauty’s most prestigious brands. In her new role at Bellus Academy’s Chula Vista campus, Sharp is inspiring the team to celebrate beauty as a calling, a craft and a career offering boundless opportunities.
A licensed hairstylist and makeup artist, Sharp previously served as COTY’s manager of Prestige Education. Earlier in her career she was a capability expert and field education expert with Wella, Salon Professional. Ultimately, Sharp’s passion for creating safe and dynamic learning environments that enable students to grow, learn, persevere and succeed drove her desire to work with students.
“Danielle has a compassion for each learner and as she nurtures and connects with students, she always leads from the heart,” says Lynelle Lynch, owner of Bellus Academy. “We are excited that she will be a guiding influence as we introduce Bellus Academy to the Chula Vista community and bring new education offerings to this campus.”
Beyond her corporate experience, Sharp has worked behind the chair and as a co-creative director for a Canadian production company. Her interest in empathic learning, creativity and vision has led to multiple awards. Sharp has been honored with several color, stage craft and facilitation awards from the Global Wella Education Academy, been recognized for outstanding creative training and received the NYC International Trend Vision Canadian Wella Angel Award.
Remarking on her decision to join the Bellus Academy team, Sharp says, “This is an amazing opportunity to take my career to the next level while being part of a team culture that nurtures, coaches and empowers learners to find success in an ever-evolving and endlessly exciting industry.”
About Bellus Academy: Honored with the Intercoiffure Mondial Best Continental Academy award in 2015, Bellus Academy is an award-winning beauty and wellness institution dedicated to graduating career-ready professionals. Bellus Academy partners with the highest caliber of experts, product lines and equipment manufacturers, raising the bar for educational training worldwide.