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Sandra Gardiner

Fundamentals Coach- Pacific Region

Coaching Staff


Sandra was first licensed in 1978, she became a competitor at the Long Beach International Beauty Show (IBS) for many years. She has worked as an Owner, Renter, Employee, Commission, Free Lance, and instructor in a Beauty School.  She has had the pleasure of working in Five Star - Four-Diamond resorts. In the past, she has had the opportunity to work on a few of the top professions in the Movie, Television, and Sports industries. With that said, if you ask Sandra whom she enjoyed working with the most, she will tell you the first apprentice who graduated from the Atarashii program as her journeyman in the salon and several others who have completed the program.

Sandra came to  Atarashii because of her passion for helping people fulfill their dreams of becoming licensed in the beauty industry. She understands that everyone has a different learning style and can be extremely patient in explaining what it takes to complete the program.

When she is not working behind the chair in the salon or at her computer working with those at Atarashii, you will find her spending time with family and friends,  working in her garden,  or playing computer games.

Client Testimonials

"Atarashii Apprentice Program presented me a learning path that I didn't think was an option. I worked in salon, with an experienced Nail Tech who taught me fundamentals, and guided me through scenarios that came up while working on clients. Once I passed my exams and was looking for work, I definitely feel having that salon experience buffed up my resume, and I got hired on the spot!! I love what I do. I love doing nails. This is my passion. My experience through Atarashii allowed me to discover that love/obsession. If you ever get the chance to work with Jessee directly, take it all in!! All the nuggets of wisdom just seem to flow right out and it really is inspiring. I'm so glad to have had my experiences, and looking forward to what's in store.

Leilani Cabral San Agustin

Manicuring Apprentice Alum

"First I would like to start by saying Jessee Skittrall and his team are outstanding professional in our industry. They have the ability to provide all of the apprentices, with the knowledge and the placement in a Salon that will best suit the needs for their learning ability. This is the first time I have had the pleasure of being in an apprenticeship program under this program of Atarashii. They make it easy to be on board with this. This program allows future professionals to get hands on training every day. We have all the hands on training things outlined and at our fingertips to use. The Atarashii team checks in on a regular basis to keep things up to the program standards. Just to be clear their standards are top notch! I have helped many future professionals finish hours with externships and or internships. Working with the different schools has been good but very different than having someone so passionate about his apprentices being successful. The Atarashii Team holds all of their apprentices to very high standards.  I feel this apprenticeship program is the best that has been done! Hands down. It is so nice to be able to contact and speak with a real person if the need arises."

Marie Weiss

Training Agent- Shear Perfection Everett, WA