Esteem Academy of Beauty | 1682 E 5600 S, South Ogden, Utah 84403 | 801-689-3031

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Natalie Olson -Mentor

Darci Brown, has found great success as a result of her work in the beauty industry for 32 years. As a leader in the field, Darci’s reputation and results of excellence precede her.  Her dynamic, genuine and authentic approach to educating causes her students to be inspired to know their contribution in the industry and in this world.  She feels that her career is more than just a career. It is her passion and has been a great source of learning and fulfillment. Darci is committed to sharing her talent, passion and experience with future beauty industry leaders by creating a positive and fulfilling education experience. 

Natalie is a native to South Ogden and attended Stacy's Hands of Champions.  She worked 4 years in a salon before opening her own full service salon.  She specializes in nails, nail art, color and loves the theory side of cosmetology. She began as an educator in 2009 and quickly moved into management where she worked for 3 years.  When she is not teaching or in her salon, all of her time is dedicated to her 2 young children.  She is very passionate about learning and the beauty industry which makes her a great instructor.  Her high energy, positive approach, passion and great attention to detail makes her a great asset to our team.

Sydnee is a native to Weber County.  She graduated from Weber State University with a degree in English and Psychology.  She was an essential part of opening Esteem Academy and began as our Operations Director while also doing Admissions and Accreditation.  She decided to follow her heart and pursue her dreams and is now focused on the Admissions and Accreditation.   She is a yoga instructor , health coach, and Nail Technician.  She loves anything in the outdoors and has an adventurous spirit.  She loves to read and spend time with family.   She puts her heart into everything she does.  Her passion and magnetic personality make her a great asset to our team.

Darci Brown-Owner, Director and Mentor

Nancy Stevenson-Mentor

Brittany Gordon-Mentor


Jenny was born and raised in  Northern California. She attended Cosmetology School in there , after which she worked behind the chair for 13 years and began teaching five years ago.  After moving to Utah, she joined our team as a mentor and shortly after took on the roll as our Campus Manager.  She has a passion for beauty, helping others,  and teaching .   Her loves are spending time with family, loving on her grand babies, and traveling with her husband. She enjoys reading self-help books, writing, and of course anything to do with beauty.


Nancy, a Utah Native,  has been active in Cosmetology for 32 years and has loved every minute of it.   In addition to working in the Salon, she has been a Paul Mitchell Educator, a Salon Owner and has shared her vast experience with others as an Instructor.  She believes that what inspires Her, inspires those around her and it is a contagious form of creativity.  Educating and building a strong foundation for students is her main goal as an instructor.  She loves life to the fullest.  Her loves are her children, grandchildren, and her chickens.  She enjoys using tools, getting her hands in dirt, skiing and traveling the world with her husband.  Nancy's fun-loving personality, dedication and love for her students, and sense of humor makes her a great asset to our team.

Brittany was born in California and also spent 6 years in Germany.  She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 8 years and has been a Cosmetology/Nail Educator for 4 years.  She loves teaching and finds it rewarding to teach others  her passion.  She enjoys watching her students grow into amazing students. She is most passionate about color, nails and make up, but enjoys everything about this industry.  In addition to teaching she also works in a salon doing hair and nails.  She loves making people feel great about themselves.  She loves art, drawing, painting and sculpting. She enjoys spending time with her two children and husband.  Her creative mind, dedication and passion for helping others makes her a great asset to our team.

​Jenny Kraaima-Campus Manager and Mentor

​Sydnee Greenwell -Admissions and Accreditation​

Meet Our Team