Salon Owner, 1995 - present
Part-time Instructor for Kaskaskia College, 1995 - present
Platform Artist & Educator for Scruples, 1995 - 2010
Member of Illinois Hair Fashion Team, 1997, 1998
Kaskaskia College Part-time Faculty of the Year Award
Illinois State Board of Cosmetology, 2013 - present
Associates of General Studies at Kaskaskia College
In addition to teaching at Kaskaskia College part-time in the Cosmetology Department, Ms. Pam is the owner of DeBernardi Designs in Centralia, IL. Her career in this industry spans 43 years and many titles.
Ms Pam has an eye for detail and a work ethic like no other. She is a perfectionist and expects nothing less from her students. She says that her many years in this industry and her wonderful clients have shown her that anything less than awesome, isn't worth paying for! She's a savvy business woman, having owned her own salon for most of her professional career. She has employed and inspired some of the areas best stylists. Whether she's creating some beautiful new haircolor on a salon client or demonstrating a new technique for students, she pours her heart and soul into everything she does.
She also serves on the Illinois State Board of Cosmetology. She believes in guarding & preserving the professional side of this business to protect licencees from the damage done by non-professionals and their untrained practices.
Ms. Pam says she has had a passion for this ever-changing industry for as long as she can remember. She especially enjoys learning new techniques and sharing them with clients and inspiring students in the classroom.
"Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out" - Pam DeBernardi