Sherrybeth Moore-Instructor/Owner


Sherrybeth started her passion for the beauty industry in Beavercreek, Ohio 24 years ago and counting.  She has continued to grow while working for Tavernier's Salon & Spa.  Sherrybeth specializes in color, corrective color, cutting, dry cutting, as well as barber techniques.  She continues to educate herself on all cutting edge styles and processes.  She is forever a student of her craft, and as such, passes that knowledge on to Elite students.  She is committed to teaching Elite students everything they will need to go out and succeed as stylist.  

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Deanna Tavernier-Instuctor/Owner


Deanna has more than 20 years experience in the beauty industry.  In that time, she has been one of the leading stylists in the Miami Valley.  


In May of 2001 she opened Tavernier's Salon & Spa.  Tavernier's is a two-time national award winner for quality and growth, and is considered one of the premier salons in the Dayton area.


She specailizes in corrective color and cutting, and instructs Elite students on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Elite students also can get a glimpse into what it takes to own and operate a large salon, and are frequently mentored by Deanna. Tavernier's currently has 10 Elite Hair Academy graduates employed at the Beavercreek salon.

Edward Lecaros-Cosmetology Instructor


Edward's passion for hair has evolved into more than a mere profession, but a lifestyle that encompasses a constant drive to learn the newest techniques and eclectic trends.

With over 9 years of salon experience, a large part of his foundation revolved around a Paul Mitchell focus salon and working under artistic and master stylist Gil Castro in Chicago, IL.  Edward learned to master the art of color and color blocking as well as dry cutting, with an emphasis on modern applications.

After relocating, he continued refining his skills and learning while training with European native and Vidal Sassoon master stylist Karina Yarve.


Edward began education at Elite Hair Academy in 2010.  By taking aspiring and eager students under his guidance, he has not only remained himself utmost educated, but he has also applied feedback from his students to take his career to new heights as well. Instructing and educating has been beyond self rewarding.  While still growing, Edward's work showcases itself as standout, meticulous, and professional. 

Brooke Staggs-Cosmetology Instructor


Brooke journey and love of cosmetology started at an early age. After attending Elite Hair Academy, she became a licensed Cosmetologist in 2013.


Now, as a Licensed Advanced Cosmetologist, she works at The Salon on Rahn. Throughout her early years she interned and assisted under several successful stylists, and now has the opportunity to pass along that knowledge to the students at Elite Hair Academy. She greatly enjoys helping the students learn the art of cosmetology! 

Debby Standefer-Cosmetology Instructor

Debby has been in the professional cosmetology industry for over 17 years. Her love of hair and make-up started with theatre & music working in-front and behind stage with Second City in Chicago. She has been doing theatre make-up and stage hair-styling for over 25 years.


Debby is a certified massage therapist and has specialized in organic skin care. The last 12 years she has discovered a true passion for teaching and helping other find their love in this diverse ever changing industry.  

Deanna Burke -Cosmetology Instructor

Deanna gained her licensing through a vocational high school program, and became licensed in  2002. She has 16 years of behind the chair experience, is a certified Hair loss specialist, has a background in body wax, as well as micro blading.


While currently behind the chair as an advanced stylist in North Dayton at King Ti’Sha’s Haven  instructing is her passion. Deanna looks  forward to going above and beyond  to instill the skills needed in the Cosmetology industry.

Maegan Brown -Cosmetology Instructor

Maegan has had a deep love and passion for everything related to hair since grade school. Maegan graduated from Elite Hair Academy and became a licensed advanced Cosmetologist in 2018. She specializes in color, cutting, and up-do styling. She also assisted and worked closely with Deanna Tavernier, owner of Tavernier's Salson and Spa. She is very passionate about the beautiful industry she has pursued. She loves to educate herself on every new trend and technique. She has also discovered a passion for teaching the students the the wonders and beauties of this industry. 


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