Coeur d'Alene
academy team

  • Barbara Lyon
  • Ryley Fox
  • Kristina McMaster
  • Charlene Wicks
  • Katelyn Lyon
  • Diana Jensen
  • E. Chad Lyon
  • Nicole Gust
  • Katie Kropp
Barbara Lyon

Barbara Lyon

Academy Director

With 24 years of experience in the hairdressing industry, Barbara brings incredible knowledge and training in the various departments of cosmetology schools. After obtaining her Associates of Science Degree, she continued her career in the hairdressing field. Barbara has most recently excelled as the manager of a beauty supply store, exceeding sales expectations and leading her team to success. Her cosmetology expertise and management skills will ensure the success of the proposed branch. 

Ryley Fox

Ryley Fox

Director of Education

After several years as a stylist at a TONI&GUY Salon in Atlanta, Ryley became an instructor in order to inspire students and open them to the expansive world of Cosmetology. Ryley's extensive knowledge base and work experience provide her with the skills and ability to directly lead Coeur d' Alene's instructors. 

 
 
 
Kristina McMaster

Kristina McMaster

Instructor

I have been in the hair industry since 1999, my graduation is from Headmasters in downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I grew up in Seattle area and attended Washington State University majoring in communications and minoring in journalism. I was a Gamma Phi Beta in the Greek system but before I could finish I realized my passion was for hair. I've worked for an Aveda lifestyle concept salon for seven years, learning all about the Ayurvedic system and extensive aromatherapy and reflexology philosophies. Including east versus west concepts. I have been certified in all aspects including Dermalogica Certified with training in Torrance, California. Facials was an amazing work opportunity and I realized I thoroughly enjoyed working with it! I then worked as an independent stylist/esthetician for 11 years in Coeur d'Alene at two different service salons working mostly with Redken but also with Pravana, Davines, All Nutrients, and Joico. As of 2016, I decided I wanted to pursue what I've always wanted to do, teach! I have been lucky enough to be working with an amazing group of instructors who are now known as TONI&GUY and I am so excited to be a part of this team and help in creating and building a new generation of amazing cosmetologists!

Charlene Wicks

Charlene Wicks

Instructor

As a Coeur d'Alene local I have been in the beauty industry since 1992 as a Hair Dresser and Instructor. I began my journey at Headmasters School of Hair Design as an Admissions Rep and eventually turned into TONI&GUY. My direction took a turn with an advancement as the director of Headmasters for 6 years. I've gained extensive experience and training in Redken and TIGI color, Dermalogica Esthetics, reflexology and specializing as an Idaho State Boards Instructor. I have enjoyed competing in the Spokane IECA and placed for Haircuts and Styles. During my free time my passion for teaching led me to earn my Bachelors in English and Elementary Education.

Katelyn Lyon

Katelyn Lyon

Receptionist

Diana Jensen

Diana Jensen

Admissions Director

Diana began working in Cosmetology Schools in 2003. She worked in the position as Financial Aid Director from 2004-2016 in Boise Idaho. Diana began with TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Boise from 2009-2015 and has also held leadership positions as Director from 2016-2017. She has a vast amount of knowledge to bring to our Team with so many years of experience.

E. Chad Lyon

E. Chad Lyon

Financial Aid Director

Chad started working at our TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in 2004-2006 in Colorado, in the Administrative and Financial Aid side of things. He has since got his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Technology from Lewis and Clark State College in North Idaho. He has since been a Security Officer for over 6 years here in North Idaho, until coming back to the TONI&GUY family. He is now holding the position as Financial Aid Director.

Nicole Gust

Nicole Gust

Instructor

Nicole has over 16 years of Hairdressing Experience as a Cosmetologist.  She became part of the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy Family in 2017. She has owned 2 Salons and has done advanced training in Hair coloring and Cutting Techniques. Her passion that she has for the Hairdressing Industry has led her to teach others, as well as helping students to achieve their goals and dreams in becoming Hairdressers.

Nicole is from the Northwest and is a huge asset to the Team. She is willing to help wherever needed and is a Team Player!

Katie Kropp

Katie Kropp

Instructor

Katie joined the TONI&GUY team in 2017. She has been in the Salon as a Color Specialist since 2008. In 2012, she went part-time in the Salon in order to become an Educator at the Aveda Institute in Denver, Colorado. As an Instructor, she has specialized in Hair color, makeup, skin care, and waxing. We are so glad Katie moved to the Northwest and has joined the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy Family. She works part-time in a Salon and is an Instructor at the Academy part-time as well. Her Knowledge about the Hair Industry and contagious personality is welcomed by our Students and Clients.