• Innovation


    Carving out new trends to lead the industry for an impactful student experience.

  • Integrity & Transparency

    Integrity & Transparency

    We must follow our heart and do what we know is right even when no one is watching.

  • Encourage Creativity

    Encourage Creativity

    Give both students and staff the space and flexibility to think, work, and create outside the box.

  • Students First

    Students First

    Encourage students to strive for greatness.Listen to students and help them succeed by guiding them with the best educators in the industry.

  • Mission Statement

    Mission Statement

    NIWE's mission is to enrich the lives of our team and students by inspiring and nurturing them to become leader in the beauty and wellness industry

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Our Mission

NIWE's mission is to enrich the lives of our team and students by inspiring and nurturing them to become leaders in the beauty and wellness industry

Our Core Values

Students First

Encourage students to strive for greatness. Listen to students and help them succeed by guiding them with the best educators in the industry.

Encourage Creativity

Give both students and staff space and flexibility to think, work, and create outside the box.

Integrity & Transparancy

We must follow our heart and do what we know is right even when no one is watching.


Carving out new trends to lead the industry for an impactful student experience.

About Us

Owned and operated by Sangeeta and Ramesh Sharma, the college consists of 7000 square feet and accommodates up to 70 students at one time. Six different programs are offered, each with classrooms designated for theory as well as for practical hands on experience. There are also several individual courses available for career advancement.

We have a flexible study strategy that offers day classes and evening classes for those who work. Students at NIWE belong to a family with numerous resources to support their studies. Each course or program has its own community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in specific subject areas. In addition, on campus advisers are available to support students with life, academic and financial concerns.

NIWE is registered under the Private Vocational Training (PVT) Act, a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and was recently awarded the Consumer Choice Award for Southern Alberta in the category of School-Hairdressing and Esthetics.


Sangeeta Sharma
Sangeeta created NIWE after a successful career in both education and spa ownership. She recognized a need in Calgary for a personal, one-on-one approach in education. By combining both of her passions in life, education and beauty, Sangeeta created the only cosmetology and massage college in Calgary that offers every aspect of beauty and wellness training. Her philosophy, balance equals harmony.
“When you make learning easy and fun, we all benefit and become successful!”
NIWE’s 98% job placement ratio proves that to be correct.
Ramesh Sharma
Vice President
Nathan Sharma
Director Of Marketing
Sharon Bakshi
Operations Manager
Russell Langley
Director of Education
As the Director of Education for NIWE Academy, Russell is responsible for ensuring the provision of academic leadership and strategic vision providing instruction to students and faculty within the College facility. Ensuring all curriculums are conducted with the standards of the College including preparation of class material and instructors are delivering materiel with the highest of standards. Russell takes great pride in helping to carve each student’s niche instilling the confidence needed to become the success they were destined to be. Russell is an accomplished educator, stylist and entrepreneur with over 25 years of extensive experience in the cosmetology industry. Over the span of his career, Russell has built and operated 5 successful private salons from Hawaii to Canada. In addition to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Russell is Canadian Red Seal Certified and holds current Cosmetology Licensing in North America (Canada and the U.S). “It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”
Leslie De Leon
Admissions Manager
Leslie is our dedicated and thoughtful Admissions Manager at NIWE Academy. Leslie has been in the beauty industry for 16 years with multiple generations being in the cosmetology industry before her. She hopes she can be a small part of a big dream for the students here at NIWE! Her favorite thing to do in her spare time is to try new food recipes—from vegan to international fusions—and go on special events that highlight the city restaurants and culture.
Candice Fudge
Admissions Coordinator
Candice is our bubbly and enthusiastic Admissions Coordinator and Beauty Instructor at NIWE Academy. She began her career training at MC College in 2008 and was nominated for a COSA award in 2010. As a Certified Make-Up Artist, she has been trained in luxury cosmetics by some of the most prestigious brands in the world. Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Guerlain and NARS to name a few. Candice’s talents and personality have her in high demand at NIWE, with her contributing to the work of admissions, marketing and instructing! Candice is passionate about singing & song writing. She has also had the privilege of creating and leading art programs for youth all over Calgary.
Neha Ashani
(Digital Marketing Strategist
Neha is our creative and forward-thinking digital marketing strategist at NIWE Academy. She is a veteran at digital marketing with more than 9 years of experience in this field. She has a Bachelor of Business Management with a UK diploma in Media and possesses a MBA in E-Business. Neha is also a certified technology specialist by Aptech Education and Google Adwords, Analytics and Mobile Sites certified. Her specialties lie in content creation, social media, and digital and web marketing. Neha is from writer, a total movie buff, loves to cook and ride bikes. Being from Mumbai and loves spicy food, although she has an admitted huge sweet tooth as well.


Syed Ahmed Hussain
Massage Therapy
Lead Instructor
PharmD, M.Phil, PhD, FRSH, FRPharmS, BCPS
A Pharmacy graduate with a qualification in medical education and demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Medical education and Research, Teaching & Learning. Educational Measurement, Program Evaluation. Strong education professional with PhD focused in Medical Education. Teaching Versatile disciplines like Massage Therapy, Pharmacy, Medical Office and Research area is Neurosciences and Cardiovascular both basic and clinical.
Jesa Sibaen
Massage Therapy
Jesa is a relatable, compassionate and hardworking massage and esthetics instructor at NIWE Academy. Jesa prides herself in her diverse background, with over ten years experience as a massage therapist, makeup artist and esthetician. She has been in the beauty and wellness industry working in the capacity as a teacher as well as a practicing professional. She enjoys teaching students from different national backgrounds, and has even taught elementary students and children with special-needs. Currently, on top of being a massage and esthetician instructor, she works in a high-end spa as well as owning her own business!
Britta Siemens
Hair Styling
Britta is a lively, patient and kind Hair Instructor here at NIWE Academy. She has always had in interest in hairdressing; involved in the industry since 2010, Britta obtained her Red Seal in 2014. Britta discovered her passion for teaching early in her career, whilst managing a successful hair salon. In her spare time, Britta can be found listening to music or playing music on her mandolin, going to music festivals and concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
Gayle Okerlund
Clinical Aesthetics
Lead Instructor
Gayle is a highly-motivated and passionate medical aesthetics instructor at NIWE Academy. Gayle’s background was originally in nursing, but discovered her passion was far-reaching in the Health and Wellness industry. Gayle is highly certified in Advanced Medical Aesthetics, owned and operated a Cosmetic Medical Clinic in Ottawa, trained under plastic surgeons and dermatologists and, travelled all over Western Canada and USA, training Doctors, Nurses and Technicians on behalf of Venus Concept Intl. as Western Canada's Clinical Trainer. Gayle has a thirst for knowledge and passion for education. Gayle has also pursued a diploma of Health Fitness and Nutrition as she desires to educate and motivate individuals to take control of their health and create their best life. She takes pride in being a role model and mentoring future clinical aestheticians, to prepare them for a successful career in Clinical Aesthetics.
Destiny Normand
Lead Instructor
Destiny is our smiley and energetic lead instructor for Esthetics at NIWE Academy. Destiny brings extensive knowledge and advanced training on Coolsculpting, Microdermabrasion, Kinelift, Iontophoresis, Sonophoresis, Chemical Peels, and much more. Prior to joining NIWE, Destiny was an instructor/educator with MC College FOR 3.5 years. She was recruited and developed a practice with clinical/medical esthetics at Age Management Institute. She was also a General Manager/Trainer/Educator for Canadian based skin care company Skoah. With Over 20 years within the industry she continues to remain current by attending seminars and workshops. Destiny loves spending time with her dog Maggie, cycling, hiking, yoga or going to the gym.
Mala Anthony
Mala holds a Masters degree in Arts and has a strong 10 + years experience in both Banking and Beauty services. Mala has been a student with NIWE and is now a successful entrepreneur who currently works with NIWE as a TA in Esthetics and Nails. She has always felt inspired by NIWE for its positive attitude towards their students assisting them all the way from receiving financial assistance to successfully opening their own establishment.

Contact Us

E-mail : info@niwe.ca
  1-403-453-8200   1-403-453-8200

Business Hours

9:00AM to 9:30PM (Mon to Fri)
10:00AM to 4:30PM Sat (by appointment only)


3817 27th St NE
Calgary AB T1Y 7G2

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