Donna Lee Tetsell

Donna is an important part of Elite Academy of Cosmetology, and a long-time friend! Donna has over 14 years experience in the industry, and she’s been at Elite Academy for more than 4! She attended Elite Academy back when it was called Eve’s College of Hairstyling. Since then she has gone on to open her own skin care treatment room and now she’s currently our Master Instructor teaching what she’s still most passionate about: skincare. Donna loves having an active role in mentoring the next wave of estheticians while immersed in a field that she just adores! You’ll see how much Donna loves what she does, but what you may not know is that she also loves dogs, music, and art! She has three Yorkies who love to explore the neighborhood! She also tends to her very own flower garden, and she likes crafting.

What inspires you?
Donna often draws inspiration from her students who bring new opinions and viewpoints with them.

What’s your favorite quote?
“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.”

What would you like students to know about you?
“I sat on the board of directors of the Miss Colorado pageant for several years. Working with the pageant was not only an inspiration, but an opportunity to share and grow.”