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Maria Michelle’lee is Diversity in beauty expert, Speaker, and life and business mentor. As a former educator in the beauty industry for 15 years, Maria has set her life on creating change for the greater good and breaking down barriers.


Maria’s work includes working with brands both in the US and Canada, helping them to become diverse and inclusive. Maria is most known for her online course, The POC Spray Tan course… How to spray tan people of color. You can read more about Maria’s work through articles such as Allure magazine and many podcasts throughout the beauty industry. 


Did you know that in 2019/2020 the BIPOC community spent 572.6 million on beauty services alone, outspending non-people of color by 19%, and is estimated to surpass this amount within the next several years? In my coaching programs, I teach you how to not only expand your brand's reach through marketing and strategy methods but how to make the change at the core, which is the conversations that are needed to make an impactful change from the top to the bottom.  Let's stop leaving money on the table and start learning how to be of service to all people of diverse backgrounds.

Enroll in a program and receive the following: 

  • Full access to D.I B resources

  • Diversity In Beauty Coaching

  • How to build a Diversity In Beauty Inclusion Plan

  • Unique and Supportive Community

  • Opportunity to meet and collaborate with other industry members

 Work With Me

With change comes responsibility and yes, this can be an uphill journey, yes it is going to challenge you, and yes, there is a lot to learn. However, you’re not alone. I am here to have the conversations you may be too scared to have while also providing you with all the tools and support you need. My goal is to bring you to a place in your business to become diverse and inclusive while understanding the needs of your BIPOC clients. This will help you to evaluate your business as well as create actionable steps to get you to where you want to be when choosing either of these pathways.

Diversity In Beauty Mastermind Coaching

This service caters to:

Solon and Studio owners 10 employees or less, looking for a safe place to learn about diversity and inclusion, microaggressions, and how to make their BIPOC clients feel welcome in your establishment.

Speaking Engagements

Looking for a speaker to share the topic of diversity in the beauty space? I am a professional and motivational speaker who has the talent of speaking through the power of story, keeping your guests engaged and informed.

Brand Consulting


This service caters to:

Brands with multiple employees looking for the transformation of policies, diversity in beauty training, and coaching on how to communicate to gain the trust and attention of the BIPOC community. 

Triple Your Income- The Diversity In Beauty Course

This course is for:

Those who want to learn more about diversity equity and inclusion within the workspace, how to earn the trust of BIPOC clients, take a deep dive into privilege and biases

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