Meet Our Team

New York City Campus

Carrol Stevens
Carrol StevensDirector, New York City Campus
Residing in New Jersey, Carrol enjoys her daily commute to New York City. As a cosmetologist, Instructor and State Board Examiner in New Jersey her career passion was in education. In 1989 she became the Director of the Learning Institute of Beauty Sciences (LIBS) in Succasunna, NJ. Since then she has been directing schools and is excited to say it has been most rewarding to see how the beauty industry changes lives.

Brooklyn Campus

Michael Hawkins
Michael HawkinsDirector, Brooklyn Campus
Michael Hawkins has been a Licensed Stylist and Cosmetology Educator for well over 15 years. He is a member of the Cosmetology Educators of America. He is a Freelance Artist and has worked as a stylist for various fashion events and print work. Using all of his skill as a Licensed Stylist and Educator, he serves as the Director of Education of the Hair Design Institute in Brooklyn New York.

Palm Beach Campus

Linda Miller
Linda MillerDirector, Palm Beach Campus
In April of 2012 Linda Miller accepted a position as the Director of Hair Design Institute in Boynton Beach, Florida where she now lives with her husband. Linda is a lifelong professional with a world of on the job experience and training in both Cosmetology and Education.

Apopka, Orlando Area Campus

Teresa L. Dixon
Teresa L. DixonDirector, Apopka, Orlando Area Campus
Teresa L. Dixon began her distinguished career in cosmetology in 1987 as a licensed cosmetologist and stylist. She has received “Redken Honors” education and awards for top stylist, regional and national salon leader. Teresa made the decision to become a small business owner and opened The Cutting Edge Hair Studio, Inc. in 2005. She also completed the Summit Salon Business Course. Teresa knew passing on encouragement and introducing tools to success would have to start from the foundation “where it is taught.”  When the opportunity was presented, Teresa accepted the position of Director of Hair Design Institute’s branch location in Apopka, Florida in 2009.