Meet Joanne LaFata: ESI Royal Oak Admissions Director

At Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Royal Oak, it’s our goal to help students overcome obstacles and reach their potential. Joanne LaFata, our admissions director, works every single day to help us achieve this goal. Since Joanne joined our staff in 2017, we are fully confident that any student or potential student at ESI Royal Oak can overcome roadblocks and achieve their dreams.

About Joanne

Joanne has been with ESI Royal Oak for over a year. Before working in the beauty industry, she was an elementary special education teacher for three years. For over 20 years, Joanne visited a L’Oréal Professionnel salon. This is where she heard about the opportunity at ESI Royal Oak.

In her position as admissions director, Joanne’s day-to-day duties include reaching out and meeting with prospective students and their families. During these conversations, Joanne discusses the student’s goals and motivation for pursuing a career in the beauty industry. She works directly with the students and families to guide them through the steps of enrollment. Joanne is dedicated to helping students overcome obstacles they believe stand in the way of achieving their dreams. “It’s so hard to choose just one favorite part about my job,” Joanne says. “I would say the most heartwarming (thing) is when students share with me how I encouraged them to take a leap of faith and how truly happy they are attending our institution.”

ESI Royal Oak's admissions director Joanne LaFata.

A Inclusive, Goal-Oriented Environment

We strive to create an inclusive and innovative culture at ESI Royal Oak amongst both students and staff members. Joanne works very closely with our financial aid officer, Lindsay Kopasz and executive director, Joshua Kane. This close-knit, family-like environment helps everyone stay on the same page. We believe that when everyone works in sync, we can better help our students succeed in school and achieve their future goals!

ESI admissions director helps a student.

Become a Part of The ESI Royal Oak Family!

If you want to work on your beauty education alongside great staff members like Joanne, contact us to learn about enrollment! Whether you’re ready to schedule a tour or just want to ask us questions, we’re here to help you out!

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