Our mission is to provide superior standards of education, shaping the beauty and wellness industry by empowering confident and innovative future professionals for successful careers in the beauty industry.
Cameo College originated in the 1950’s. In 1969, Salon Owners/Cosmetologists Bud and Gail Reddick sold 2 of their salons to purchase Cameo College. The college originated in Sugar House, Utah, training an average of 15 students at one time. At the time, Cameo College only offered training in Cosmetology. After operating the college for a few years, Gail recognized the need to bring Electrolysis to Utah and added Electrolysis to the programs offered. Cameo remains the only accredited school in Utah training in Electrolysis today. Bud and Gail enjoyed the educational business for many years. Bud left the business to open an automotive company in the late 70’s.
Brenda Scharman (Bud and Gail’s daughter) became a licensed Electrologist at the young age of 18. For the next several years, Brenda practiced as an Electrologist.
In 1986, Gail passed away, leaving Cameo College to Brenda. She believes that no dream is too large. Since owning the college, Brenda has added the following: Nail Technology, Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics, Makeup Artistry, Laser Technology, Master Esthetics as well as a Medical Esthetics Division to the courses the college offers.
Brenda also plays an instrumental role in the beauty profession within not only the State of Utah, but across the Nation in Legislative Action.
Brenda’s daughter (Rickie Mehl) is a licensed professional as well as educator in all programs Cameo College offers. She successfully balanced a professional, independent Salon/Spa practice for over 17 years, as well as educating at Cameo College since 1990. In 2015, Rickie closed her private practice as the demands and her love for the family business grew. Rickie as School Director and Education Director is also part of the Educational team in all programs the college offers. Rickie specializes in Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics Education as a certified Softap Permanent Cosmetics Educator, as well as Cosmetology, Nails, Electrolysis and all branches of Esthetics.
With the help of the dedicated team of nearly 40 employees, Cameo has become and continues to be, a leader in the Beauty Industry.
From classic looks to the latest trends, you can feed your creative side and boost your business savvy studying at Cameo.
"My education I have received from Cameo has helped me over the past 16 years to achieve my dreams. There is so many avenues that you can peruse as an cosmetologist. I work behind the chair, I am an educator, retail specialist, event coordinator and Nuts and Bolts Business trainer. I love how versatile my career is. I recommend Cameo College of Essential Beauty to anyone who wants to start a career in the Beauty and Wellness Industry."- Jessica Kimball
"As a former graduate of Cameo College of Essential Beauty and now a part of the Cameo team I feel my education is far greater then most master aestheticians in the field today. We are the leader in the beauty industry keeping up with the most current treatments and techniques. We push our students and staff to strive to be the very best. With our Nuts and Bolts program I truly leaned what 5-star customer service is today and how to dominate over my competition. I felt like my instructors truly were passionate about what they were teaching and I attribute that to my great education"- Adriane Baxter
"I am so proud to be part of Cameo. Cameo changed my life, the education, the experience the great memories, the friendship that I have made I will keep for the rest of my wonderful life... thank you so much for making your school the best of the best! I also appreciate the help that you continue giving back to the community. love all of you !!!"- Annette Jones
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