Meet the Educators

Register for Celebrate Beauty in Iowa 2023

January 08, 2023 8:00 AM • Airport-Holiday Inn Conference Center-Des Moines, IA
January 08, 2023 8:00 AM • Airport-Holiday Inn Conference Center-Des Moines, IA
January 08, 2023 4:00 PM • Airport-Holiday Inn Conference Center-Des Moines, IA

Cosmetology/Barber 4 Hours of Continuing Education

Julie Baumgarn

Julie has a strong passion for the beauty industry. She believes that success is in the ‘why’ and if we understand how and why things develop and work together we can conquer any hairdressing challenge!

Julie has worked as an educator for a brand, is a Certified Color Master, has had her work showcased in TV commercials, magazines and is recognized on social media for Cut and Color transformations. She continues to work behind the chair full time.

Nail Technology 4 Hours of Continuing Education

Michi Rees

Michi Rees is a licensed Cosmetologist with a love for nails! She has been a Cosmetologist for 39 years and a salon owner since 2009. 

Michi is passionate, patient and creative and it shows in her attention to details and professionalism. Michi stays in-tune with the latest trends and she is a lifelong learner. She loves bringing what she has learned to others to help them expand their abilities in the field.

Esthetics 4 Hours of Continuing Education

Melanie Brons

Melanie Brons has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1989, and a licensed instructor for over 30 years. She has a unique way of making her classes fun, educational and entertaining, a gift which has served her in teaching continuing education since 1995. The passion she has for this profession, and sharing her knowledge comes out in every class that she does. “I love what I do, I love teaching, I love learning, and I hope that I never lose that passion!” 

Melanie has been a member of the Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa since 1991 and a member of the Iowa Cosmetology Educators since 1995. She has been on many design teams with ICE as well as serving in many capacities on the ICE executive committee, including Chairman from 2017-2019. Her goal is that a small part of what you gain from any class can be given to your clients and allow you to continue to touch the lives of those around you.

Iowa Law, Rules and Infection Control 2 Hours of Continuing Education 


Cynthia Hummel

Cindy is licensed in Iowa as a Cosmetologist, Esthetician and Instructor of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences as well as being licensed in Nebraska as a Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Instructor.

Cindy holds an A.A.S. Degree in Health and Beauty Management.  She has been with La’James International College since 1998 and is currently a Curriculum Development Coordinator.  Cindy is a member of Cosmetologists and Barbers and is President of her local Affiliate #6.  She is also an Instructor Board Member on the Iowa Boards of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.                                        

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