Mrs. Leon

Leon’s Beauty School was founded in 1963 by the late Leon Oldham. The school was originally opened on Tate Street in Greensboro under the name of Maison de Paris Beauty College. In 1974, it moved to expanded quarters on Walker Avenue, adjacent to the campuses of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Greensboro College. In 1977, it was renamed Leon’s Beauty School in honor of its founder.

In 1981 Leon’s moved to West Lee Street and in 2007 into its current location on Coliseum Boulevard. Mrs. Leon Oldham served as President and Director of the school until her death in August 1994. Mrs. Leon’s daughter, Parker Washburn operated the school for 30 years until her death in 2024. Leon’s Beauty School is presently operated by Robert D. Chandler who has been an instructor for Leon’s Beauty School for 45 years. It is a private co-educational institution which provides course work in cosmetology and esthetics designed to prepare the graduate for opportunities such as : hairdresser, beauty salon manager, skin care specialist , make-up artist or manicurist. In addition to the basic cosmetology course, the school also offers teacher training courses on cosmetology and esthetics.

One of the advantages of the Leon’s Beauty School’s longevity in the Triad area is a significant client base. Having a busy clinic allows us to keep tuition cost low while giving student ample opportunities to practice their technical skills and customer service.