Come with a dream, leave with a lifestyle
J. LaRae’ Academy of Beauty Art, based in Sikeston, MO, wants to help you turn aspirations into careers.
Our exciting, hands-on learning environment will allow students to learn the basics of cosmetology, build upon their strengths, and develop their creativity. Our students will receive the foundation, hands-on training and business-building skills they need to succeed in the ever-changing world of beauty.
Meet Instructor Jill Mott
The beauty industry has been a passion for our instructor and owner, Jill Mott, since she was very young. She grew up in a family of artists and designers in a small town located in the boot heel of MO.
When she was a high school senior, she started an apprenticeship program with her aunt. Styling, cutting and coloring has been her life ever since. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 32 years and a licensed instructor for 15 years.
Jill’s Teaching Experience
She was a regional educator for Graham Webb International and Matrix. As an educator, she taught business owners about new product lines and the latest haircuts and she worked behind the scenes at major beauty events in the region.
Throughout her career, she learned from some of the best in the industry, including Ammon Carver, Chrystofer Benson and Nicholas French. In addition, Jill was an inspector for the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners for nine years.
As a salon owner for 13 years, Jill believes her many jobs and skills prove that being a hairstylist is not just a job. It’s a career. She hopes this will encourage others to follow in her footsteps.
Come with a dream, leave with a lifestyle!
Take the first step in following your dreams. Enroll in classes at J. LaRae’ Academy of Beauty Art!