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Faculty & Staff

Empowering Our Students

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Frida Emalange

Founder, Director & Primary Educator

Our founder, Frida Emalange, is a world-renowned expert in beauty and wellness with over 20 years of experience. Born in Cameroon and having lived in France and Germany, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from her education and travels. Frida is an internationally trained Master Esthetician, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, and Manicurist, and her expertise has been honed through high-end salons and beauty schools around the world. She is also certified in Mind-Body Medicine and Integrative Nutrition. Frida is committed to providing personalized education and inspiration to her students, and this is evident in her course curriculum and the educators and staff she has assembled.

While living in Seattle, Frida visited her family in Bellingham and noticed that there was a gap in the beauty industry, specifically for ethnic hair and skin. Frida decided to open a beauty salon and spa that would cater to all hair and skin types. Shortly after, she created Zorganics® products in 2006. Zorganics® Cosmetics is a natural and organic line of hair and skin care products that contain plants that have been planted, grown, and harvested organically. The products are free of artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, and parabens.

In 2012, she expanded from Zora’s Styling Salons to Zorganics® Beauty Salons and Spas, named after the products themselves in order to ease the transition of services for her established clientele. Between Bellingham and Bellevue, Frida operated three different salons and spas with over 35 employees.

Opening a school devoted to beauty had always been a part of her vision. In 2017, she decided to take the first steps towards achieving that vision, becoming an educator and obtaining her licensing, all in preparation for the opening of the Zorganics® Institute. Having traveled the world and studied under such renowned personages, famed gurus, and teachers such as Deepak Chopra and Joshua Rosenthal, Frida gained perspective in all forms of beauty and wellness through a holistic approach combined with science and art. Zorganics® products are dedicated to facilitating the deeper reveal of inner beauty from within. Frida made it a goal for her school to expand outwards with this vision and perspective in hopes to pass her collective knowledge and experiences to future beauty and wellness providers.

She is environmentally friendly and is conscious of how she personally impacts the world by giving back to the community. For instance, she started Zorganics® Cancer Foundation to provide free beauty services to all cancer patients. 

Certifications/Foundations:

Founded Zorganics® Cancer Foundation 
Founded Zorganics® Cosmetics

Financial Aid Administratior Certified.
NACCAS Accredited
Certified in Mind-Body Medicine and Integrative Nutrition
BS in Technical Management/Entreprenuership

Jila Malek

Instructor

Jila has over 30 years working experience and originally trained in Germany where she was licensed in cosmetology, esthetician and permanent make-up from the Institute of Design and Beauty of Köln. In the US. she became licensed in the state of Washington in 2003. In 2014, she became a licensed master esthetician and in 2016, she became an instructor.

 

Jila continues to attend workshops and seminars to stay current with the latest techniques and knowledge in the beauty industry. 

Andraya Boyskiw

Administrator & Finance Officer

Andraya was a massage therapist for many years and then changed careers and holds a certificate in esthetics. Today her passion is to help student with their financial aid processing.

Leah Wefer

Massage Therapist

Leah Wefer is a licensed massage therapist. She has made it her goal to experience as many different massage arenas as possible. She has worked in many high end spas and chiropractic clinics and as a private practice focusing on therapeutic massage. She is a well rounded holistic instructor for the massage therapy program at the Zorganics Institute.

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