Olympian Academy of Cosmetology is owned and operated by Olympian Academy of Cosmetology and is part of a chain of beauty schools with locations throughout the nation, all with the same philosophy to…“Just Teach & Change Lives”

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology, Albuquerque

6300 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste J
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (866) 723-8223

School Hours:

Sunday Closed
Monday 5:30pm-930pm Theory Only
Tuesday 9:30am-9:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am-9:30pm
Thursday 9:30am-9:30pm
Friday 9:30am-9:30pm
Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm

Service Hours:

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30am-9:00pm
Wednesday 10:30am-9:00pm
Thursday 10:30am-9:00pm
Friday 9:30am- 9:00pm
Saturday 9:30am- 4:00pm

Classes offered:

  • Cosmetology
  • Barber Program
  • Manicuring
  • Aesthetics
  • Instructor


Director Of Administration / Instructor

Since graduating from cosmetology school in rural Illinois in 1990 Michael Russell has been going non-stop! After graduating Michael wanted to see some of the world and has been licensed in New York, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona to name a few! During that time, he worked as a stylist, manager, general manager, certified technical trainer, corporate trainer, brand manager, school owner, educational director, school instructor, school director and platform artist amongst many of the hats he has juggled.

In 2005 Michael decided that he wanted to give back to the future of the industry that had been so generous to him and went on to become a Licensed Instructor and Barber. Since 2005 Michael has taught every phase of cosmetology, barbering and Advanced Aesthetics.



Wanda Cheatham has been in the Cosmetology Industry for over 37 years. Upon graduating Cosmetology school, she immediately started working as a stylist where she worked her way to being the Assistant Manager followed by a promotion to the Manager. As time passed, Wanda realized she wanted to give back the gift of education that she had received. She received her Instructors license from Vogue in 1978. While Wanda has worked in nearly all areas of the cosmetology industry, which she has also received many awards and certificates for, Wanda enjoys teaching up and coming future stylists the most and loves to watch her students transition and grow in their skills and talents throughout their education.



Jillian Russell attended Heights Beauty College and has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 30 years. In 2011, Jillian achieved her Instructors license and began teaching at Olympian Academy in 2012. She is an expert in Advanced Cutting techniques and enjoys educating her students in the same advance skills.

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