Shanay “Topcurl” founded Topcurl Beauty Academy and established Salon Topcurl both in 2018. Mrs. Topcurl began her cosmetology career in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland where she obtained her formal cosmetology education in the public school system there. She obtained her cosmetology license at the age of 17 and went on to attend college full-time while balancing a full-time salon career. After graduating from undergrad college, she became a State Certified Cosmetology Instructor and Program Coordinator in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Since 2006, Mrs. Topcurl has instructed and trained lots of high school and private career cosmetology graduates who are now licensed professionals.

Mrs. Topcurl believes there is no limit to education; so she went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Secondary Education. She is a current National Board Certified Teacher and a Doctorate student in Education Administration Leadership. Her passion for helping others grew more with her Training By Topcurl State Board Exam Prep sessions. These sessions helped candidates who were having trouble passing on their own after formal school. Her ability to polish off what those graduates have learned, or should of learned, turning into a bigger mission of opening her school. She is pledged to the development and implementation of the highest educational, ethical, and professional standards in her cosmetology school so Mrs. Topcurl continues to takes beauty classes and improve her life long learning to support diverse, eager students who attend Topcurl Beauty Academy.

Under her vital leadership, Topcurl Beauty Academy employs and trains beauty staff who use their expertise to assist students.

Salon Topcurl is located next door to Topcurl Beauty Academy and employs Licensed Beauty Professionals only. 

Licensed Cosmetologist since 2000

Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, & Texas

Licensed Cosmetologist Educator (Senior) since 2005


Bachelors of Science

Family and Consumer Sciences concentration Fashion Merchandising 2006

State Instructor Certification since 2006 (APC)

MD, DC & VA 

Masters of Science

Secondary Education 2011

National Board Certified Teacher 2019

Certification Area: Career and Technical Education-Early

Adolescence through Young Adulthood-Community Service


Education Administration Leadership 2021

Industry Events

A host of agency jobs to video and photo editorial sets. 


Continuous Education Courses

From eyelash techniques, advance hair cutting, hair coloring, makeup, infectious control and a host of other beauty educational courses. 




Tel: 631-TOPCURL

12164 Central Ave Suite 200

Bowie, MD 20721

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