Michelle Slater

Financial Aid Director

Michelle Slater received her Cosmetology License in 1985 and Instructors License in 1989. Michelle currently works in the Financial Aid Department and as a part-time Cosmetology Instructor on the clinic floor. Michelle helps students with their financial aid, verification! Michelle may be contacted at mslater@cobbbeautycollege.edu 

Jamie McKinnon

Director of Student Services

Jamie McKinnon has been at our accredited cosmetology school since December of 2009. She received her Cosmetology license in 2011 and began working for the school soon after. Jamie is the Director of Student Services at our beauty school. She helps students with their FAFSA, verification, financing options, and much more! She may be contacted at jmckinnon@cobbbeautycollege.edu

Beckie Cargle

Lead Cosmetology Instructor

“Cosmetology found me!” says Beckie Cargle, who has been in the field for 30 years. She entered cosmetology school for something to do and the impact on her life was so great that she has never looked back. Being a positive influence on students and helping to shape their futures is what gives Beckie satisfaction in her job. Beckie enjoys all aspects of the field and is a well-rounded cosmetologist. Her goal as an instructor is to put out the best of the best in this world and help create more self sustaining people. Beckie may be contacted at bcargle@cobbbeautycollege.edu

Martha Clemence


Martha decided to join the cosmetology field during her high school’s career day and has been happy with her decision for the past 40 years. She now inspires the students at CBC to be all they can be. Before joining the staff at Cobb Beauty College, Martha was most recently a Market Manager for Fantastic Sam’s. Color is her passion and she is Master Color certified in five color lines. A career highlight was being featured on the Rachel Ray show for a high-fashion red carpet show.

Christian Thomason


Christian’s mother, who was a cosmetology instructor for 30 years, was her inspiration to become an educator. Christian loved anything that had to do with beauty and following in her mother’s footstep was second nature to her. Making a difference in her student’s lives and watching them grow into great cosmetologists gives Christian a great deal of satisfaction. She has been working in the industry for 28 years and her future plans are to continue to help her students achieve their goals.

Gwen Stradley


Gwen’s dream of an exciting career—one that did not involve sitting in a cubicle—brought her into cosmetology. She is an expert in color techniques, hair straightening treatments, and permanents. She has been in the industry for 14 years and joins us from Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique where she was a Master Technician. Spending time with family and friends, as well as painting and writing, are activities that Gwen enjoys in her free time.