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STATUS UPDATE: PB Cosmetology Education Centre Closed

Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27

Student safety is our top priority, during the closure our admissions and financial aid staff will still be available. Please feel free to call the school should you need assistance. We plan to reopen MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020. For more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation CLICK HERE.


About PB Beauty School

Become a better you by beginning a new career, improving your skills, and opening new doors.

Our History

The husband and wife team of Peg and Bob (PB) Hogan founded PB Method of Hair Design in 1960. After working together for over 25 years, their small nail and cosmetology school flourished. Today, the school, now PB Cosmetology Education Centre, remains a family business under the direction of Peg and Bob’s granddaughter, Colleen Hogan.

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PB Beauty School Staff

Meet the wonderful teachers and staff who make PB Beauty exceptional.

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Robert

President of PB Beauty School
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Colleen Hogan

Director

Colleen is the Director of PB Cosmetology Education Centre. Her grandparents, Peg and Bob Hogan, founded the school in 1960. Colleen is currently the third generation to share a passion for the industry. She has a bachelor’s degree from Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania as well as both Cosmetology and Teaching licenses. She has been working in the beauty industry for over 30 years and loves following the success stories of PB graduates.

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Monica Heslin

Assistant School Director

Monica Heslin is the Assistant School Director at PB Cosmetology Education Centre. She is a 1999 graduate of the Cosmetology Program and a 2003 graduate from the Teacher Training Program. Monica has taught both junior and senior Cosmetology students and she previously held an administrative position as the Student Services Director from 2005-2009. She is a former salon owner who returned to PB in 2015 to work in the Financial Aid Department. Monica was promoted to Director of Financial Aid in 2018 before becoming Assistant School Director in 2019. She has a true passion for the industry and loves helping students find ways to make their dream of pursuing a beauty education become reality.

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Tracey Mitchell

Controller

Tracey Mitchell is the Controller at PB Cosmetology Education Centre and came to us with over 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience. Working here at PB Cosmetology Education Centre is Tracey’s first time working in the beauty industry. She loves the friendly outgoing atmosphere here and is happy to keep up with the latest beauty trends with the help of her co-workers. On her own time, Tracey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and gardening.

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Jessica Rea

Admissions Representative

Jessica Rea is the Admissions Representative for the students of PB Cosmetology Education Centre. In 2006, Jessica graduated from cosmetology school and worked as a stylist for five years before taking her love for the beauty industry in another direction. Realizing that her true passion was helping others, she began a career as an Admissions Representative to help potential students fulfill their dream with a career in beauty. Her favorite part of the process is getting to know each student to help them reach their goals. Jessica lives in Philadelphia with her boyfriend and dog and enjoys traveling and spending free time with family.

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Michelle Marsden

Financial Aid Advisor

Michelle is a Financial Aid Advisor at PB Cosmetology Education Centre. She has a strong passion for assisting students in every step of their journey to make their dreams come true affordably! In 2016, she obtained a Fundamentals of Federal Student Aid Administration Certificate. Michelle is also a licensed Cosmetologist and continues to enjoy cutting hair in her spare time, so she is thrilled to assist students on their journey to finding success in the beauty industry!

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Roberta Swiercynski

Director of Education

Roberta has been an educator at PB Cosmetology Education Centre for over 15 years. She is a graduate from the Cosmetology Program and the Teacher Training Program at PB. Roberta is certified in Rockstar Hair Extensions, Keratin Complex, BellaSystems Microdermabrasion, Axxium OPI Nail System, and Mindful Teaching by Pivot Point. She also is the author of our curriculum for both the Junior and Senior Cosmetology program as well as our Barbering program. Roberta’s favorite thing about working at PB is that she is able to make a difference in her student’s lives by bettering their future.

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Karlee Croge

Educator

Karlee is a graduate of PB Cosmetology Education Centre’s Cosmetology and Teacher’s Training Program. She has been a licensed hair stylist for 20 years. She teaches advanced techniques to senior cosmetology students. Currently she lives in Cherry Hill with her husband and two children.


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Kelly King

Educator

Kelly is a Skin Care Educator and comes to us with 20 years of industry experience. Her strengths lie in Airbrush Makeup and Skin Care. As a PB Cosmetology Education Centre graduate, we are excited to have her back as an educator. Kelly is certified in Temptu Airbrushing and Dermalogica. Although her passion lies in makeup, she has experience in hair styling, manicuring and massage therapy. Her work has been featured in editorial photo shoots, as well as local commercial and print work. Kelly considers herself “makeup and aesthetics obsessed”. Her favorite part about working at PB is how she can experiment with makeup and skin care products daily. Aside from her strong love for all things makeup, she enjoys gardening, crafting and spending time in nature.

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Nicole Bushong-Coppola

Educator

Nicole has been in this industry for over 28 years and graduated from PB Cosmetology Education Centre’s Teacher Training Program in 1994. She enjoys applying her experience, education, and love of this profession to others. Nicole is skilled in all areas of Cosmetology. She effectively communicates to deliver lessons to students as they learn new skills and trends. Nicole feels the cosmetology industry is “compelling”!

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Gino Giannini

Educator

Gino has been working in the Cosmetology industry for over 50 years. He is the owner of Gino’s Hairstyling in Wesmont, NJ and serves as a NJ State Board of Cosmetology examiner. Gino also holds a position on the Advisory Board of the NJ State Board of Cosmetology. A true “Renaissance Man”, he loves to read, garden, go to the theater and try new restaurants.

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Denise Randon

Educator

Denise has a degree in Fine Arts and is a Master Colorist. She enjoys teaching students to formulate hair color. She has been a stylist/colorist for 30 years. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and volunteering for various charities.

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Stephen Scull

Educator

Stephen is a graduate of both the Cosmetology and Teaching Training Program. Stephen takes pride in keeping up with the latest trends through continued education by attending various courses and certification classes, one of which becoming a Borboleta Certified Instructor. Among many skills, he specializes in hair design and is experienced with Matrix and Redken color. As an educator, Stephen promotes interactive learning, inspires creativity, and encourages workplace professionalism that will prepare his students for the professional beauty industry.

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MiMi Arra

Educator

MiMi has been in the cosmetology industry for over 30 years . She is well rounded in all areas of the beauty field from hair & esthetics to microblading. MiMi has chosen this career for the simple love of not only making people look their best but feel their best as well. 

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Sophia Mitchell

Student Salon Coordinator

Sophia Mitchell is a Student Salon Coordinator at PB Cosmetology Education Centre. She recently graduated from Haddon Heights High School and is currently studying Criminal Justice at Camden County College. In her free time, Sophia enjoys going to the beach and playing with her dog.

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Jennifer Gallo

Student Salon Coordinator

Jennifer Gallo is a Student Salon Coordinator at PB Cosmetology Education Centre. She is a 2019 graduate of PB's Cosmetology Program and is working towards her license. She is a makeup enthusiast and avid over of all things beauty. In her free time, she enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her cats.