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Dear Student, Welcome to Victory Career College, a fully accredited college, and thank you for selecting us to assist you in obtaining your desired training. Our goal is to provide you with every opportunity for a successful future in the massage, spa, and salon and/or beauty industry. At Victory Career College, we offer training in Massage Therapy, Cosmetology, Barbering, Skin Care (Esthetics) and Manicuring. We place emphasis on how to be successful in the marketplace and how to create the lifestyle that you desire. This means hard work, dedication, and practice on your part. My goal is to help students discover their abilities and to transform their lives through these discoveries. More importantly, your future success will depend on the effort you are willing to apply during the entire course of study. We will be pleased to answer all of your questions.   With peace and respect, Ms. Karine Fougoux (Director)

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Karine Fougoux – CMT has worked in the industry since 1997. She is the founder/ owner of Victory Career College. Her passion is to look at the body with the intention for repair and to bring it to is optimum state of well being. She loves to see her students grow and become successful professionals.

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David Tran Victory's Massage InstructorDavid Tran is certified by CAMTC and has many years as a massage therapist and as an accomplished teacher, he is certified teacher instructor by Milady. He is well trained in Meditation, Chinese medicine, deep tissue and he brings his passion to class every day! Come and learn from Mr. David.

 This page is often in progress… feel free to open the catalog to see our staff and faculty updated list. Thank you.

Ms. Kelly Harrison

Stylist and shop manager for the last 10 years, Ms. Kelly is bringing to our students a sense of power control of the color, creation of haircuts, strong facial bones knowledge and study. She learnt her management and sales skills working as a national educator for Paul Mitchell. She also manages Floyds in the South Bay.  Ms. Kelly has earned two degrees, one in business and one in child development. Come visit her class anytime!

Instructor in Cosmetology

Instructor in Cosmetology Ms. Kelly

  

        Mr. Prentice Walton is our cosmetology Sub. Instructor

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Mr.P has worked in this industry for many decades and has received a lot of prices for his students during the competitions he lead. He worked for famous schools such as Susane’ Beauty College and famous Flavio’s in Torrance, and led the schools to success along side the owners. He works in a salon daily and comes to assist our lucky students at night. He enjoyed seeing passionate students at  work and see them to licensure! He was himself trained by the best instructors and is sharing his magic to success with the students at Victory Career College.

             Marilyn Obispo is our Cosmetology Instructor and Acting Registrar

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She is an experienced teacher of more than 10 years She has worked in barbershop and in salons, she can style men and women haircut and colors.  She has taught at Paul Mitchell and Marinello School of Beauty. She is teaching the night classes here at Victory and is wanting to share her knowledge and teach her skills to the nail and skin care students as well. Marilyn is dedicated to her students’ and love quality work. She has many certification and is presently going thru the Dermalogica certification as an expert.

Graciela Ragen is our AESTHETIC & COSMETOLOGY LICENSED INSTRUCTOR,   MENTOR AND       GUIDE

Mrs.Graciela Ragen Esthetician and Cosmetology licensed

Mrs.Graciela Ragen
Esthetician and Cosmetology licensed

GRACIELA RANGEL ESTHETIC AND COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR, NINE YEARS OF SERVICE IN JUNIOR COLLEGES AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS. I AM LICENSED IN ESTHETICS AND COSMETOLOGY WITH 26 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. I HAVE A VERY POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE THAT IS FULL OF PASSION FOR OUR INDUSTRY, WHICH HAS GIVEN ME AN AMAZING CAREER AND WAS A SUCCESSFUL SALON/ SPA OWNER OPERATOR FOR OVER TEN YEARS. I CONTINUALLY BUILD MY RAPOTARE WITH TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES INOVATION, AND STAY ABREAST ON TRENDS IN OUR BEAUTY FIELD. IN MY PHILOSOPHY, I BELIEVE FIRST IS TO CREATE A SAFE APROACHABLE AND INSPIRING EDUCATIONAL ENVIROMENT. WHERE OUR FUTURE PROFESSIONALS WILL HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO BUILD STRONG FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS. I TEACH ADAPTABLITY, AND PROFESSIONALISM SO THEY MAY SECURE A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN OUR INDUSTRY. I TEACH BY EXAMPLE FOR TEACHERS ARE INFLUENCING STUDENTS WITH EVERY ENCOUNTER. MY APPROACH TO LIFE IS ALWAYS WITH OPTISMISM AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. I PASS ON THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HAS GIVEN ME SUCCESS BUT ALSO SHARE THE EXAMPLES OF CHOICE AND OUTCOMES. I RESPECT MY STUDENTS KNOWING THAT THEIR JOURNEY HAS BROUGHT THEM HERE TO THIS POINT. AS A TEACHER I AM HERE NOT TO ONLY TEACH THEM TECHNICAL SKILLS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY ALLOW THEIR CREATIVE NATURE TO BLOSSOM. I ALSO TEACH TOLARANCE AND PATIENCE WITH ONE ANOTHER, WHICH IS THE KEY TO EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE.  MY STUDENTS ARE ALSO MY TEACHERS. I HAVE LEARNED LIFE CHANGING LESSONS THROUGH THEM.  I BELIEVE IN BEING FAIR BUT FIRM, SETTING HEALTHY BOUNDERIES, COMPASSION, TOLARANCE, KINDNESS, AND MOST OF ALL TEACH ACCOUNTABILITY.

Instructotr in Barbering Ms. Erika Rivera

Instructor in Barbering Ms. Erika Rivera

Erika Rivera Licensed Barbering Instructor

Hello my name is Mrs. Erika Rivera. I am the barber instructor at Victory Career College. It has always been a calling to help others, empower, and work on finding solutions. My job is to prepare our students for real life barbershop setting by hard work, knowledge and skills. I have been in this industry for more than 5 years. Graduated from Aveda Institute in cosmetology where I learnt a wide range of techniques in the art of hair cutting and color, and I went to Victory Career College for my crossover to Barbering course. Double licensed, I became an entrepreneur and opened my barbering business in 2014. The high demand for barbers, shows in our industry is growing rapidly. The art of fades brings unlimited styles for men and women to feel fantastic in and show off their best selves. Now I am sharing my experiences and business skills with my students!

 

 

 

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Mr. Gabriel Torres is our Barbering Substitute Instructor

Hello, my name is Mr.Gabe Torres,  I have been licensed as a barber for many years. I have been a barber shop owner for 14 years and love it! it puts food on the table and I have a wonderful family; My newest goals at Victory Career College is to share my knowledge with my new students as well as motivate them to be the best barber they can be. I instruct students who will apply for the State Board and I teach advanced techniques as well.  I opened my Barber Shop 14 years ago named Precise Barbershop in Long Beach! I work with and help develop many barbers’ careers,  and together we offer free cut to homeless in the parks. I thrive to give back to the community, and to learn new skills and new trends every day.I can help my student develop strong professional ethics.

 

Linda Lamb Cosmetologist

 

Linda Lamb, is our skin care and cosmetology instructor at victory career college, she is  licensed cosmetologist and she has worked for 35 yrs and have been an eductor for 25yrs, teaching in the field of cosmetology and skin care technician in both English and Spanish. She has experience of international beauty shows competitions. She worked as a consultant for  Helga Van Dyke Skin Care and loves all aspect of the beauty industry. Her goal is to continue to teach , and help future and current students at VCC become successful estheticians, cosmetologists, and manicurists.