ABOUT

A BUSINESS HUB FOR BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS

We're the world's first business school for beauty professionals. Changing the way Beauty Pros learn and earn. 

WE GIVE YOU THE SKILLS TO CREATE A BUSINESS THAT CAN BECOME YOUR LEGACY.

Do you want to leave the hustle and the struggle behind, build a sustainable business, and make more money?

Beyond the technique, we teach the business of beauty. Master the marketing skills you expected to learn in beauty school, but were never taught, to grow a profitable service-based beauty business that stands out in-person and online.

What happens after beauty school?

MOST DREAMS DEFLATE AFTER THE HARSH REALITY OF BUSINESS BUILDING HITS YOU IN THE FACE. YOU DON'T HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE.

We exist to bridge the business knowledge gap for beauty pros.

you're in the right place.
WELCOME TO SMART BEAUTY PROS

The Covid-19 global pandemic created a $6-8 BILLION dollar earning gap in our industry. Yes, there are BILLIONS up for grabs. Surviving in the ever so saturated beauty industry requires a lot more than just talent. Only those with true business smarts and an understanding of essential processes and systems will thrive and become the top 10% of beauty pros… earning upwards of 6-figures.

FINDING INSPIRATION FROM 

All of the legends that have paved the way for the beauty industry to be where it is today.

meet the founder,

YLIANA

Yliana brings HER FINANCE DEGREE & BEAUTY BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TOGETHER IN SMART BEAUTY PROS TO HELP BUILD YOUR LEGACY BEAUTY BUSINESS.

Starting a business is made to seem sexy and easy but the reality is that it is not. And while difficult, one part that you can manage is "how long" that super difficult period is lasts. This is where folks burn out and give up. Yliana's mission is to drastically shorten that difficult period by equipping you with the tools to get ahead. Faster, and with the business knowledge you need. 

LOVES: TACOS, CHAMPAGNE, DANCING AND COUNTING HER BENJAMINS. 

All about:

Slow mornings, my FAMILY, GENERATIONAL WEALTH, good skincare, Peloton, seeing women win, CONSISTENCY and really great shoes.

Hustle culture, under-charging, comparison, band-aid fixes, LAZY PEOPLE.

agree? we're probably a great fit.

NOT ABOUT:

Coming from a Dominican family, beauty and haircare is woven into the thread of my culture. But as a first generation American, diving into a creative profession was not an option. It was not a representation of gratitude to my family or the American  dream.

So I declared my finance major and lived out my creativity in my dorm by cutting hair for $8 and tweezing/shaping brows for $5.

THE YEAR I STARTED CUTTING HAIR IN COLLEGE FOR JUST $8

2008

WHERE I AM NOW

THE PIVOT

FINALLY MAKING $$

FOUND MY FOOTING

EARLY YEARS

My family was proud and I was absolutely miserable. My years in corporate were bitter sweet. Bitter because of my massive disconnect to the culture and industry and sweet because of much I was able to learn dealing with numbers and meeting the most incredible people that would eventually be involved in my business taking a quantum leap. This year, I quit. 

THE YEAR I QUIT MY 6-FIGURE JOB AND TOOK THE LEAP OF FAITH

2015

WHERE I AM NOW

THE BIG PIVOT

FINALLY MAKING $$

FOUND MY FOOTING

THE EARLY YEARS

I grew my business from a tiny 72sq.ft. space to three physical locations this year. This year, I also got pregnant with my daughter and launched the education program that helped grow my business to 7-figures. So much sacrifice in this season. From going back to work just 18 days after giving birth to opening new commercial spaces. This year was hustle. 

THE YEAR OF MASSIVE BUSINESS AND PERSONAL GROWTH.

2017

WHERE I AM NOW

THE BIG PIVOT

FINALLY MAKING $$

FOUND MY FOOTING

THE EARLY YEARS

This year I was called to expand my reach and imapct more women. I had mastered the growth of my beauty business and began working with women to massively grow their own. I had the opportunity to sell my physical studios and went all in to work with women all around the world. This year, SmartBeauty Pros was born.

THE YEAR OF THE PIVOT AND THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME

2019

WHERE I AM NOW

THE BIG PIVOT

FINALLY MAKING $$

I FOUND MY FOOTING

THE EARLY YEARS

I ended 2020 with an $800,000 launch from SmartBeauty Pros. Our members had collectively made over $4 million dollars in our programs and life was great until... January 2021, I was diagnosed with cancer. My world was turned upside down but the tiny beauty business I started years ago allowed me to experience a high level of medical privilege and fight the good fight. Thank you god!

THE YEAR THAT I SURVIVED CANCER AND HIT RESET.

2021

WHERE I AM NOW

THE BIG PIVOT

FINALLY MAKING $$

I FOUND MY FOOTING

THE EARLY YEARS

MY CAREER TIMELINE

let's work together!

MAKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEXY AGAIN

Starting a business is made to seem sexy and easy but the reality is that it is not. And while difficult, one part that you can manage is "how long" that super difficult period is for. This is where folks burn out and give up. We are here to drastically shorten that difficult period by equipping you with the tools to get ahead. Faster, and with the business knowledge you need.