About Us

Who is Madame Maharaj?

The Grand Dame of Beauty

Madame Maharaj School of Cosmetology was established in 1957 by Ramdoolarie Maharaj and was the first Hairdressing Academy in Trinidad & Tobago.  When she went by boat to France to specialize in the field, no one would ever imagine how one woman would so considerably contribute to shaping the beauty industry in Trinidad and by extension, the Caribbean. It was in Paris, France, that she was bestowed the title of “Madame.”

Despite the founder’s passing in 2000, the school continues to be a family owned establishment under management of her grand-daughter Aruna Maharaj and daughter-in-law Bhanmatie Maharaj.
Since then the business has introduced a new pillar to its core business which is that of Bridal Dressing services. Providing full bridal dressing on women’s most important day has now become a major part of the company’s business model.
Education continues to be the primary focus of the school with International and Regional Accreditation from City & Guilds and the National Training Agency (NTA).