About Our School

Turning Passion into Careers

At Celebrity School of Beauty, we help you take your talents and turn them into a career you are passionate about! Celebrity will help you reach your goals with an education that motivates and inspires! We take pride in our history and culture that has created the foundation for our students’ success.

Meet Celebrity's Owner and Founder

Meet Celebrity School of Beauty’s owner, Mrs. Gladys Martinez. She had started with humble beginnings, on a mission to better the beauty industry one step at a time.

Gladys, her husband, and young son immigrated to the United States in 1995, arriving with nothing but the clothing on their backs and a dream. With her Doctorate Degree in Higher Education printed in sheepskin paper (yes, that’s right—old school sheepskin) Gladys couldn’t wait to be able to teach again. She is a passionate educator that brings her enthusiasm for teaching into every aspect of her life.

After working in a bakery for a couple of years, starting at 5am to assist with baking the daily breads and pastries, Gladys enrolled in a Florida beauty school in 1997. She earned her Full Specialist license, where she was hired to teach immediately after graduation.

In October of 2003, she founded Celebrity School of Beauty to pursue her dream of educating others to become successful and pursue their beauty careers.

Today, Gladys runs one of Miami-Dade County’s most successful beauty and wellness schools, where she continues to be active in the day to day operations and interacting with students and staff. She will teach an impromptu class or substitute an instructor whenever she gets the opportunity. Gladys loves to provide advice to aspiring entrepreneurs about establishing and managing their own business while sharing her own beauty business experience. She serves as a true inspiration to her students and staff.

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Our History

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17 Years of Success

Celebrity School of Beauty has been providing beauty school training in South Florida since opening our Miami campus in October of 2003. Celebrity expanded, adding a new campus in Hialeah, Florida in 2015. In 2020, we added the Advanced Esthetics, Massage & Bodywork Program and the Electrolysis & Laser Technician Program to expand our offerings into advanced spa and wellness topics.

Today, we aim to give students the tools needed to succeed. Our philosophy is to provide personalized attention, making every student and client feel like they are a part of the Celebrity family. 

Our Mission

At Celebrity School of Beauty, our mission has one objective – YOUR SUCCESS! Our job is to prepare you for a successful career, and we think we are pretty good at it. We aim high, and so should you, because your success is our success. Let’s do this!

The Celebrity Difference

We understand that life happens. That’s why we offer our students flexible schedule options.

At Celebrity, you are not a number; you are family.

Our priority is your success, which is why we offer an online Job Board for our students and graduates with our employer partners looking for their next great hire.

Our most valuable assets for our students are our instructors and we take great pride in employing experienced and caring instructors that are committed to your success.

We sought out world-class brand partners for our students to train with while working in our student salons and spas.

We know how important it is for you to succeed after graduating. That is why we equip our students with FREE exam prep for our programs that require state board examinations.

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”

–Oprah Winfrey