Electra Manley has been in the beauty industry for over 40 years. She specialized in corrective color as a senior stylist at Jean Paul in New York for 10 of those years. Electra also has extensive experience as a teacher and stylist at other private beauty schools in New York, including Paul Mitchell and the Orlo.
Electra joined the Cosmetology Program at the Franklin County Technical School in 2010 with great enthusiasm for sharing her professional knowledge and experience. She is a licensed vocational teacher in Massachusetts, and a licensed cosmetologist in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.
Electra fosters a supportive and engaging learning environment that enables students to develop creative and technical hair design skills and to prepare for successful professional licensure and career outcomes.
Electra served for eight years as an FCTS student advisor for SkillsUSA, guiding dozens of students to awards at the state and national levels, and is certified in SkillsUSA career essentials. A highlight of this work was when a student she accompanied to compete in Louisville, KY for nails placed 4th in the nation.
In 2016, Electra lead the establishment of an annual regional vocational school competition called Beauty School Battles which allows students to showcase their unique artistic talents. The event was suspended during the Covid pandemic and resumed in May 2022.
Electra specialized in hair color at the Wella Education Center, Paul Mitchell The School in New York City, Redken NYC 5th Ave, and also in Bologna, Italy. She has completed coursework at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY and at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA.
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Lynn Wiles is a native of Shelburne, MA and graduated from Mohawk Trail Regional High School in 1976. Lynn graduated from hairdressing school in 1977 from Kay Harvey Academy in West Springfield MA.
She studied advanced hair cutting at Bruno’s in Toronto, Canada, and in 1981, opened her own salon, Lynn Wiles and Company.
Lynn became a certified educator through Westfield State University in 2006. After spending a year teaching at William J. Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, MA, she joined the Franklin County Technical School vocational faculty in 2007.
Lynn's goal is to educate all of her students to successfully pass their Massachusetts State Board Exams, to keep the students and program current in the salon industry, and to encourage each student to become proficient at what they are passionate about.
Lynn strives to ensure a warm and welcoming salon environment for every student, alongside continuing her own training and practice, and staying up to date with current beauty industry trends.
Lynn stepped into the role of SkillsUSA co-coordinator in Fall 2021.
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