Niya Pitts has been an innovative beauty professional in the industry for over 23 years. She has a passion for education that she incorporates by dividing her time between instructing students at Rowan Cabarrus Community College Cosmetology Department, working with her Vintage Beauty clients, managing backstages at New York Fashion Week and representing brands such as Ardell, Clubman Pinaud, and GiGi. Niya also attends Gardner Webb University finishing her Bachelor's and Master's degree in 2022.
In 2019 Niya set out to open a school for esthetics and then Covid 19 graced us with it's presence. During the pandemic Niya built the program curriculum to encompass all requirments set forth by the state as well as concentrating on the advanced medical esthetics. In July of 2020 construction began on 700 S. Dekalb St marking the beginning of Shelby School of Esthetics. Within a few months after cpmpletion of building construction we were licensed by the NC Board of Cosmetic Arts and enrolled our first students in January of 2021. Our medical esthetics program will launch summer of 2022 making Shelby School of Esthetics one of the first private school's to offer medical esthetic training.
Niya’s storied career in the beauty industry includes a multitude of different roles including stylist, platform artist, esthetician, makeup artist, nail technician, national educator and school director.
As founder of Vintage Beauty LLC based in now Shelby, NC, she has gained a reputation as a talented beauty professional with superior business acumen. Niya has a passion for education driven by her own personal success with multiple brands and her desire to share her own personal stories and experiences of changing lives through education.
Shelby School of Esthetics has been featured on WBTVs QC@3 as well as in the Shelby Star and Gaston Gazette. Future media includes Spectrum News.
Niya has been featured in a number of print publications for her work at NYFW and Beauty Show Conferences.