At Oliver Finley Academy we offer an exceptional education in all aspects of Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology. Our goal is to empower our students to become creative, well-trained professionals. We emphasize strong fundamental skills, professionalism, character building, and quality work ethics. Our mission is to offer our students the very highest quality education, preparing them for gainful employment in the cosmetology profession. We strive to instill in our students pride of accomplishment, depth in their vision, and a genuine appreciation for the many disciplines of cosmetology.
In the six short months that I have been a Student in Oliver Finley’s Nail Technology program, I have learned far more than the art, science and beautification of Nails. Through the shared experience and knowledge of their team of Instructors, I have learned to be more patient with myself, tolerant of others and explore in a positive way, new ideas and techniques.Leslie D. Kent
I couldn't be happier with my decision to further my education at Oliver Finley. I love that they understand that everyone learns differently, and encourage students to strengthen the areas of Cosmetology that interest them by taking various elective classes. Now I have the career of my dreams and am proud to say I am an Oliver Finley graduate!Erica Mohammadi
Eric co-founded Oliver Finley in 2005 after more than a decade of working in healthcare. During that time he served as a General Manager for Cardinal Health, a 40-billion dollar, fortune 100 company. After 8 years at Cardinal Health, Eric was offered a position as Sr. Client Executive for the Cerner Corporation which provides hospital information technology, healthcare devices, and content solutions for healthcare organizations and consumers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. Eric also was the President of the Kiros Group, a consulting firm for acute care IV pumps. After a successful career in healthcare, Eric moved back home to Idaho for a calmer lifestyle and to raise his family of 4 children with his wife Christine. Eric attended Boise State University and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. As the Director of Corporate Operations, Eric oversees Admissions, Enrollment and General Operations. He also spends some time in the classroom teaching students money-management and business start-up skills.
Kurt has excelled in the hair industry and as a stylist for more than 2 decades -– since 1988. After graduating from the prestigious Von Curtis Academy of Hair Design in Utah he continued honing his skills at the world renowned Architects and Heroes Salon in San Francisco. When his second child was born, Kurt moved back home to Idaho where he now enjoys family-life with his wife Shelly and his four daughters. As a co-founder, partner, and Director of Education at Oliver Finley Academy, Kurt is realizing his dream of instructing others in the craft he loves. In addition, he continues his successful career as a top stylist downtown Boise. Because he believes in high-quality continuing education and staying current with the professional trends in the cosmetology field, he regularly attends conventions, shows, and trainings throughout the country. Oliver Finley reaps the rewards because he always brings back cutting-edge, fresh ideas that keep our students and staff inspired and growing.
6843 N. Strawberry Glen Rd. Boise, Idaho. 83714