Jodi Shays is a beauty and tech entrepreneur who founded Queen Bee Salon & Spa in 2004. What began as a small, home waxing studio has blossomed into four locations across Los Angeles and Seattle with services ranging from skin and nail care to tanning, waxing and men’s grooming.
Jodi is dedicated to delivering excellence in every service performed at her spas, and is frequently featured as a beauty expert in such media outlets as Allure, O The Oprah Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and The Los Angeles Times. Jodi’s Queen Bee spas have also been honored as the best of the best in Allure, Vanity Fair, Women’s Health, GOOP, Redbook, Who What Wear and others. Jodi is passionate about creating a positive and nurturing work environment for women in which they are trained to excel.
In 2014, Jodi launched Queen Bee Academy, an online education platform for the beauty industry, while simultaneously building out The Shays Lounge, a dedicated men’s spa, which opened adjacent to her flagship spa in Culver City, CA, in early 2015.
While Jodi’s main focus is running her businesses, she still enjoys personally beautifying clients, whether it’s creating the perfect brow arch or remedying a persistent skincare problem.
Queen Bee’s active clientele of over 25,000 men and women has allowed Jodi to tap into her innate networking skills: she has helped many clients to find jobs, collaborators, friends and future spouses. It is this passion for connecting people that led Jodi further into the tech space. She is currently developing a modern matchmaking app. Stay tuned!