Meet Our Educators

Meet Our Educators

Francie Hart

International makeup artist Francie Hart has been immersed in the world of beauty for over 18 years. She has extensive knowledge of makeup artistry from working in over 45 motion picture films and a dozen television shows. Whether her projects have taken her on location to a motion picture set, television studio, video session or to a makeup shoot for an advertisement, Francie displays her mastery for creating the right look. In addition to being a makeup artist, she is a licensed esthetician specializing in all forms of skin care. In 2007, she joined Marinello Schools of Beauty as an Education Specialist in Makeup and Esthetics and is actively involved in Advanced Education programs.

Adriana Lopez

As a little girl with a flair for music and art, Adriana Lopez fell in love with the beauty industry. This led her to pursue a career as a licensed esthetician and makeup artist. Along the way she discovered that majority of the disciplines she learned in art such as contouring, blending, and color theory translated seamlessly to makeup artistry. Adrianas areas of expertise cover all facets of makeup including film and television, fashion, commercial print, gore, and bridal makeup. Her makeup work has been described as "clean and flawless" by industry colleagues. In 2009, she became a Makeup Instructor at Marinello Schools of Beauty.

Nina Gonzales

If there's one thing Nina Gonzales genuinely enjoys, it's pushing boundaries. Her time working in a tattoo parlor in 2006 enabled her to appreciate the art in its truest form and inspired her to experiment with makeup designs beyond basic beauty techniques. Because of her desire for professional growth through continuing education, she has excelled in airbrush makeup, spray tanning, face painting, and special effects. After nine years of technical experience, Nina was welcomed into Marinello Schools of Beauty as an Esthetics Instructor. Currently, she is an Education Specialist in Makeup and Esthetic for the schools Corporate Education Department.

Monica Caldera

Monica Caldera is an accomplished makeup artist and hairstylist in the entertainment industry. Her niche includes character makeup, airbrushing and studio hairstyling. Besides teaching specialty workshops at Marinello Schools of Beauty, she has been working with Lieberman Broadcasting, Inc. for the past seven years as the official stylist of nationally broadcasted Estrella TV. Monica's first paid assignment was back in 2005 as an airbrush makeup artist for a feature film starring hip-hop music artist Snoop Dogg. With her tremendous talent and outgoing personality, she is consistently booked for film productions, fashion editorials and runways.

Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson found her true calling in esthetics and has been a practicing licensed master esthetician for 16 years. She now serves as the Laser Education Specialist for Marinello Schools of Beauty. Continuing her education in skincare, she has received multiple certifications in various specialties. Prior to teaching at the school, she worked for a prominent plastic surgeon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sarah attends beauty trade shows and conferences to enhance her skills and enjoys learning about the latest findings and technology in the industry. She is well known for her mastery of medical esthetics and great passion for teaching. Her dedication to education makes her an asset to the team.


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