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About Us

Beauty and Kindness for All!

Avanti Beauty Academy is a dedicated educational facility that is driven to offer its students a strong foundation of cosmetology standards to ensure industry skills alongside state board procedures, while offering our community an affordable service with exceptional quality, kindness and beauty.


Mariona Farnsworth - Director & Owner


Driven entrepreneur and quality business owner Mariona Farnsworth founded Avanti Beauty Academy in January 2023 seeking to improve her community. She has over 30 years of experience in multiple areas within the beauty industry including:

  • Proud owner of Meraki Salon, St. George

  • International training in Venice, Italy with AlterEgo Italy 

  • Taught at multiple academies in utah and Arizona with a 90% graduation rate

  • Salon Manager for in-home and corporate salons including Ulta and JCPenny Salon

  • Featured in Cosmetology Educators’ Association magazine for aiding and teaching Phoenix, AZ inner city students

  • Organizational Management A.S. and Certificates in Leadership & Development

Meet The Team

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