Beauty School

Guatemala has seen a growing demand for beauty services. Unfortunately, requirements to attend established beauty schools in Guatemala often bar indigenous women from entry. In a country where only 35% of rural indigenous women may be literate, the industry remains virtually inaccessible.

We want to change this

Two years ago, Mayan Families launched training for local indigenous women in the art of manicures and pedicures, among other services. We now operate a fully functioning salon which is able to meet the growing demand for tourists and locals alike who regularly visit Panajachel.

This center is the first of its kind within the region that selects women who have no formal education (and who are often in desperate economic circumstances) to be trained by experienced beauticians.

Currently, our Spa offers training and services in:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Nail Art/Acrylics
  • Massage

There are several ways that you can support this new initiative: 

  • Donate to the Mayan Families Beauty School
  • If you are in Panajachel, drop in and test out the skills of our new students! We are located just outside the main Mayan Families building on Calle Del Rastro.

If you would like more information about the Mayan Families Spa please contact



Mayan Families is an accredited 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization.





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