Artistic Director: Yuko T. Koach

As Founder & Artistic Director of KC Beauty Academy, as well as an accomplished hairstylist in the film and entertainment industry, her unique wealth of knowledge and experience can help guide our students’ careers and provide them with an insider’s perspective of the entertainment business. Yuko has worked in the film and entertainment industry in both Japan and Hollywood. She first began her career in Japan but quickly rose to the top of her profession in Hollywood as a hairstylist, working in films and TV shows such as Michael Jackson’s “This is It,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Hunger Games” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” For three consecutive years, she had Emmy nominations for Outstanding Hair Stylist. Yuko Koach Credit


Licensure education Charisse MuhammadLicensure Educator: Charisse Muhammad

Our Licensure Educator, Charisse Muhammad, is a professional hair designer and has been a licensed hair stylist since 2010. Her passion is to create fashion-forward hairstyles, while maintaining the integrity of her clients’ hair. Charisse has been pleasing her clientele with her expertise in hair extensions and natural hair. She is a hairstylist at Avalon Villa, doing hair for convalescent clients along with being a stylist at a senior living home. At KC Beauty Academy she is responsible for both theory and practical skills for the State of California Licensure exams in Cosmetology, Manicure and Esthetics. Our students have an over-90% pass rate, receiving their licenses in Cosmetology, Manicure and Esthetics on their first attempt.



Esthetician Instructor: Lenore Cruz

Lenore Cruz is a graduate from International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences. She worked as a Licensed Esthetician & an Educator & Training Specialist for many years at Bio Jouvance Paris in Los Angeles. She also joined Le Jolie Med Spa in Studio City for 2 years. She decided to pursue teaching Esthetics & joined KC Beauty Academy but still manages to find time to do facial treatments for her clients on weekends. “I love what i do and i love to share my thoughts  with the students. I always believe that  “In teaching you will learn & in learning you can teach. I’m happy to be a part of KC Beauty Academy.”


Barber Instructor: Roberto Sanchez

Our barber instructor has been a licensed Barber since 1997. Working in his family’s establishment El Arte barbershop in South LA he has experience in not only every  aspect of the barber profession, but also running and maintaining a barber shop. He cares deeply about the tradition of barbering and maintaining the Integrity of the hair styling industry.




Cosmetology Instructor: Jovonna Moss

Jovonna Moss is a successful accomplished entrepreneur in the Cosmetology Industry. She has utilized her skills and abilities beyond the salon extending them in to teaching,  directing, developing and creating. Jovonna began her career as a Cosmetologist in 1998 at Pacific Beauty College. Shortly thereafter she began the Instructor Trainee Program at the very college that prepared her for the licensing exam. She completed course work at UCLA to receive her credentials as an instructor.  Within seven years she subsequently earned the Director Certification.