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Excellence in Education: 2011 Entry Form Now Available!

Modern Salon | July 10, 2011 | 11:57 PM
Excellence in Education: 2011 Entry Form Now Available!
Download the official application here. (PDF)

Be a part of the “Excellence in Education” program, presented by MODERN SALON Media with the support of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS).

Honorees will be announced at the AACS Fall Convention and via in November and published in later issues of MODERN SALON and SALON TODAY magazines, web sites and e-letters.


BACKGROUND: Launched in 2010, the purpose is to celebrate excellence in cosmetology education.

ELIGIBILITY: All U.S. schools with students attending since January 1, 2010 or earlier are eligible to enter. Based on number of entries, a selection of schools will be recognized by MODERN SALON Media for “Excellence in Education” for 2011.

CATEGORIES: Schools may enter one or multiple categories of excellence by completing a simple application.

SIZE OF SCHOOL: Finalists will be grouped and evaluated according to size of school (population) and/or number of locations.

CHAIN SCHOOLS: Schools that are part of a chain may enter as EITHER individual locations OR as a “multi-unit” school.

FINALISTS: Finalists are chosen in each category based on preliminary evaluation of all applications. Finalists are notified and asked to participate in an interview and provide additional information and references to complete the application process. Schools in each category are chosen to be recognized from finalists who complete the application process.

DEADLINES: All preliminary applications must be completed and postmarked no later than August 29, 2011. Finalists will be notified by September 30, 2011.

ENTRY FEE: There is a one-time (non-refundable) $85 processing fee per individual location entry.

QUESTIONS? Contact MODERN SALON Media Administrative Coordinator Joyce Alverio at or 847-415-8037.

See which beauty schools were honored last year! >>

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