D. Gail Davis
Director of Education | Full Time
D. Gail Davis is the Director of Education at Pro Way Hair School. Her initial vocation as an elementary and high school teacher in the Muncie Indiana School district would serve as a foundation for what would ultimately land her in her current position. Ms. Davis began her career in cosmetology upon obtaining her Cosmetology Diploma from Pro Way Hair School in 1989 and subsequently securing her licensure as a cosmetology teacher in 1990 also from Pro Way Hair School which was located in Memphis, Tennessee at the time and eventually becoming an instructor for Pro Way Hair School. After an impressive demonstration of industry knowledge, teaching ability and leadership qualities, Ms. Davis quickly became the Director of Education for Pro Way Hair School as well as a traveling director and teacher on the east coast. Ms. Davis made such an indelible impact on the ownership that she was offered the opportunity of partnership in Pro Way Hair School and has shared in the day to day operations and management of Pro Way Hair School since 1998. Their goal as partners is to educate, produce professionals, and infiltrate Georgia’s most honorable and upstanding citizens. Ms. Davis also holds an Associate Degree in Business from Shelby State in Memphis, Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from The Way College of Biblical Research in Rome City Indiana.
Associate Director of Education | Full Time
Barbering/Cosmetology Student Educator Program lead Instructor | Full Time
Toshiba Palmer, attended Gordon Phillips Beauty School & Tri City barbering school in Philadelphia, Pa. At 18 yrs. old, she opened “Toshiba’s Beauty and Barber Salon”, which included a barbering school program managed by her former Barbering Instructor. At 21 Ms. Palmer relocated to Atlanta, GA and has worked in many salons and barbershops (Marion Summers Design Team, First Class Barbershop, Nubiance, and The Hair Zone) to name a few. In 2001 Ms. Palmer was recruited by Luster products to become a platform artist for “S-Curl” then Wahl clippers. In that same year Ms. Palmer began her journey of nonprofit work; “2nd Blessings Image Makeovers.” She graduated from a training course at The Non-Profit Training Institute at Clark Atlanta and has spent years building a network of over 900 volunteers which include: cosmetologists, barbers, students, schools, and shop owners reaching from Atlanta, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Palmer is a licensed educator of Cosmetology and Barbering. She has taught at schools such as Atlanta Technical College, Paul Mitchell-ESANI, and other Atlanta area schools. In 2013, Ms. Palmer completed the evaluator training with the National Accrediting Commission of Arts & Sciences (NACCAS) and now teaches Cosmetology and leads the Barber / Cosmetology Student Educator Program at Pro Way Hair School. She recently became a registered provider of continued education classes for the state of Georgia. Ms. Palmer is committed to the pursuit of excellence in providing phenomenal training to upcoming professionals.
Lead Barbering Instructor | Full Time
Mr. Cornelius Whitfield is the Lead Barbering Instructor at Pro Way Hair School. Mr. Whitfield has been a barber for over half of his life. Starting at the age of sixteen, Mr. Whitfield earned his Barbers License thru apprenticeship under the tutelage of his father. Mr. Whitfield’s passion for his profession is the reason he choose to become a professional educator. He attended Pro Way Hair School and completed the Jr. Instructor Program in 2009. Mr. Whitfield believes in continual service to others as he regularly participates in Hosea Feed the Hungry as well as the 2nd Blessings Organization. Mr. Whitfield’s enthusiasm for the profession he has chosen is recognizable by the students he instructs as he works towards continued improvement in his students and himself.
Joshua Nesbitt is a Master Barber/ Master Educator with over 10 years of experience in the barber and beauty industry.
An original native of Atlanta, Ga Mr. Nesbitt attended Clark Atlanta University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and was also a 4-year starter on the Panther football team.
After a brief stint in the Arena Football League, Nesbitt decided to pursue a career in barbering. Nesbitt graduated from Rofler-Moler in Marietta, Ga as a Master Barber. After practicing the trade of barbering in the Buckhead area for 5 years, Nesbitt knew he had a higher calling beyond working behind the chair and decided to pursue a career as a barber instructor.
Now Mr. Nesbitt has been teaching for 5 years and has helped over 300 students in the Atlanta area obtain a Master barbers license. Nesbitt brings a fun yet informational style of teaching which lends itself to his self-proclaimed motto, “Learning is effective when laughter is involved”