About Us

About Us

Our Mission

We believe in the ability of beauty education to enrich lives. Our mission is to empower future beauty professionals to start rewarding careers. To this end, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive school listings, honest information, and beneficial advice to create a website worthy of our students.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to being a comprehensive, useful, and informative resource for prospective beauty school students. Using our site, you will be able to quickly and easily locate and compare thousands of beauty schools and cosmetology programs throughout the United States and Canada. We also provide expert advice to the most commonly-asked questions to help you in your decision-making process.

We are confident we can help you meet your goals and fulfill your dreams. Why?

  • We have the largest selection of beauty schools and massage schools on the Internet.
  • We help an average of 20,000 students just like you every month find their beauty school.
  • We have up-to-date and extensive information that you can use to research beauty careers and schools.
  • This is our passion, and we're here to change your life for the better.

Who We Are

The team at BeautySchoolsDirectory.com consists of beauty industry experts with a lifetime of experience in the cosmetology industry. We are a group of diverse and hard-working individuals whose goals are to help you reach YOUR goals. Meet our team!

Melanie Heser


Melanie Wilson

Melanie is the Website Marketing Manager for BeautySchoolsDirectory.com. After graduating with a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa, she came on board to help prospective students connect with programs in cosmetology. Her interest in keeping up with trends in the beauty industry has provided her with an understanding of the many opportunities available to students. Melanie is a big country music fan and loves going to concerts. She also enjoys being a cat mom and relaxing with friends and family at Lake of the Ozarks.




Valarie McBee


Valarie McBee

Valarie is the Director of Website Marketing at Thruline. She began her career working in event and product marketing for consumer product brands like Olay, Coca-Cola, Nestle, and Minute Maid. In 2008 Valarie joined Thruline; she has spent the last four years with the Beauty Schools Marketing Group division. Valarie helps students connect to schools through creating comprehensive interactive marketing plans and unique online experiences. In her spare time you'll find her exploring and traveling to new places, watching sports, attending live concerts, and spending time with friends and family.




Kim BurgettKim Burgett: Contributing Expert 

Kim's passion for education and helping others drives her work at Thruline. She started her career with Capri Cosmetology College in Cedar Rapids, IA and worked in a variety of areas, from bringing on the massage therapy and electrology programs to acting as clinical floor director. From there she worked for the Mario Tricoci Day Spa where she utilized her multiple licenses in massage therapy, esthetics, and cosmetology. She spent 18 years at LaJames International in positions ranging from instructor to regional manager. After years in the industry, the opportunity to buy a school arose and she jumped on it! She was able to purchase LeMars Beauty College in Iowa, where for three years she oversaw the daily operations of the school as acting owner/operator. For the past year and a half Kim has been the lead sales representative at Thruline for our beauty site and has contributed her vast expertise and experience to ensuring that BeautySchoolsDirectory.com has comprehensive and accurate information.


Andrew Lisa


Andrew Lisa: Contributing Writer

Andrew has been writing professionally since 2001. He was one of the youngest nationally distributed columnists at the largest newspaper syndicate in the country, the Gannett News Service, and later worked as a section editor at AMNewYork, the most widely distributed newspaper in Manhattan. As a freelance writer he focuses on higher education, college admissions and selection, student loans, and careers.




BeautySchoolsDirectory.com is published by Thruline Marketing, a company with nearly three decades of history helping people find their perfect career in a wide variety of fields.

To get in touch with our team, please email us at Hello@beautyschools.com or fill out our contact form. If you would like to reach us by regular mail, contact: BeautySchoolsDirectory.com Attn: Melanie Heser 12433 Antioch Road PO Box 26330 Overland Park, KS 66213-9998