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MODERN Celebrates Cosmetology Schools, Names 2014 Excellence in Education Honorees

Lauren Salapatek | November 17, 2014 | 8:27 AM

MODERN SALON Media has named the 2014 class of Excellence in Education honorees in its fifth annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools. MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss announced the recipients during the AACS (American Association of Cosmetology Schools) fall convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 16.

Hundreds of entries were submitted from cosmetology schools across North America, in eight categories ranging from marketing to placement to school culture. Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category, and grouped according to school size or number of locations. Two top honorees were chosen in each category—one individual school location, and a multi-location school organization. 

“We are proud of the great things so many schools and educators are doing to secure a beautiful future for the professional beauty community,” MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove says. “We received applications from a record-breaking number of cosmetology schools this year. In coming weeks, we will launch a series of profiles of each of the Overall Honorees from the 2014 Excellence in Education program, along with snapshots of best practices happening across each category. Watch for details on modernsalon.com, on our Facebook page and in our daily eletters.

Sharing stories of innovation, inspiration and collaboration from a diverse group of leading schools is an important part of MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education mission, Musgrove explains. “Our team at MODERN is committed to spreading the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing and to encouraging more people to choose beauty as a rewarding career. Small schools, large schools, chain schools and single units of chain schools are all represented. We hope the professional salon industry and their communities will join us in celebrating them.”

To learn more about MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program and how to apply, visit modernsalon.com/ExcellenceInEducation or contact Joyce Alverio at [email protected].

MODERN's Publisher Steve Reiss announced the winners on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

 

MODERN SALON’s 2014 Excellence in Education Top Honorees:
 

BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES
Multi-unit (entire organization): Evergreen Beauty College: Everett, WA
Individual location: State College of Beauty Culture: Wausau, WI

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Multi-unit (entire organization): Northwest College: Tualatin, OR
Individual location: TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy: Albuquerque, NM

FACILITIES
Multi-unit (entire organization): Paul Mitchell Schools: Sandy, UT
Individual location: Aveda Fredric’s Institute Cincinnati: West Chester, OH

MARKETING
Multi-unit (entire organization): Ogle School: Arlington, TX
Individual location: Eric Fisher Academy: Wichita, KS

NEXT LEVEL: ADVANCED EDUCATION & ALUMNI PROGRAMS
Multi-unit (entire organization): MC College: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Individual location: International Institute of Cosmetology: Wethersfield, CT

PLACEMENT
Multi-unit (entire organization): Bellus Academy: Poway, CA
Individual location: Paul Mitchell the School San Antonio: San Antonio, TX

SCHOOL CULTURE
Multi-unit (entire organization): Nurtur Aveda Institutes: Columbus, OH
Individual location: Kaizen Beauty Academy: Pembroke Pines, FL

TECHNOLOGY
Multi-unit (entire organization): Tricoci University of Beauty Culture: Oak Brook, IL
Individual location: Penrose Academy: Scottsdale, AZ

 

MODERN SALON’s 2014 Excellence in Education List of ALL Honorees:

 

BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES
Multi-Unit School (complete organization):

Evergreen Beauty College: Everett, WA
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture: Oak Brook, IL
Pivot Point Academy: Evanston, IL

Individual Locations:

126 + students
Paul Mitchell the School, Dallas: Carrollton, TX
Clary Sage College: Tulsa, OK
Paul Mitchell the School Esani: Roswell, GA

76-125 students
Xenon International Academy: Wichita, KS
Paul Mitchell the School San Antonio: San Antonio, TX

Less than 75 students
State College of Beauty Culture: Wausau, WI
Xenon International Academy: Ballwin, MO

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Multi-Unit School (complete organization):

Northwest College: Tualatin, OR
Eveline Charles Academy: Edmonton, AB, Canada
The Salon Professional Academy Franchise: Fargo, ND

Individual Locations:

126 + students
National Institute of Medical Aesthetics: South Jordan, UT
Eric Fisher Academy: Wichita, KS
Clary Sage College: Tulsa, OK

76-125 students
The Salon Professional Academy: Fargo, ND
Pulse Beauty Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School: Downingtown, PA
Altoona Beauty School Inc.: Altoona, PA

Less than 75 students
TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy: Albuquerque, NM
Empire Beauty School: Pottsville, PA
State College of Beauty Culture: Wausau, WI

 

FACILITIES
Multi-Unit School (complete organization):

Paul Mitchell Schools: Sandy, UT
Empire Education Group: Pottsville, PA
Bellus Academy: Poway, CA

Individual Locations:

126+ students
Aveda Fredric’s Institute Cincinnati: West Chester, OH
The Institute of Beauty & Wellness: Milwaukee, WI
Federico Beauty Institute: Sacramento, CA

76-125 students
Aveda Institute Birmingham: Hoover, AL
VICI Aveda Institute: Milwaukee, WI
Paul Mitchell the School, Jersey Shore: Brick, NJ

Less than 75 students
International Institute of Cosmetology: Plainville, CT
Aveda Institute Rhode Island: Cranston, RI
TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy: Albuquerque, NM

 

MARKETING:
Multi-Unit School (complete organization)
:

Nurtur Aveda Institutes: Columbus, OH
Ogle School: Arlington, TX
Aveda Institutes South: Hammond, LA

Individual Locations:

126 + students
Eric Fisher Academy: Wichita, KS
Cameo College of Essential Beauty: Murray, UT
The Institute of Beauty and Wellness: Milwaukee, WI

76-125 students
Paul Mitchell the School, San Antonio: San Antonio, TX
Xenon International Academy: Wichita, KS

Less than 75 students
State College of Beauty Culture: Wausau, WI
Xenon International Academy: Ballwin, MO
DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology: West Springfield, MA

 

NEXT LEVEL: ADVANCED EDUCATION & ALUMNI PROGRAMS
Multi-Unit School (complete organization):

Evergreen Beauty College: Everett, WA
Beau Monde College of Hair Design: Portland, OR
MC College: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Individual Locations:

126 + students
Aveda Institute Orlando: Winter Park, FL
Paul Mitchell the School Esani: Roswell, GA
The Institute of Beauty and Wellness: Milwaukee, WI

76-125 students
International Institute of Cosmetology: Wethersfield, CT
Arrojo Cosmetology School: New York, NY

Less than 75 students
Xenon International Academy: Ballwin, MO
State College of Beauty Culture: Wausau, WI

 

PLACEMENT
Multi-Unit School (complete organization):

Bellus Academy: Poway, CA
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture: Oak Brook, IL
Evergreen Beauty College: Everett, WA


Individual Locations:

126 + students
Aveda Fredric’s Institute Cincinnati: West Chester, OH
Paul Mitchell the School Esani: Roswell, GA
National Institute of Medical Aesthetics: South Jordan, UT

76-125 students
Paul Mitchell the School San Antonio: San Antonio, TX
Aveda Fredric’s Institute Indianapolis: Indianapolis, IN
Arrojo Cosmetology School: New York, NY

Less than 75 students
State College of Beauty Culture: Wausau, WI
Empire Beauty School: Framingham, MA
Xenon International Academy: Ballwin, MO

 

SCHOOL CULTURE
Multi-Unit School (complete organization):

Nurtur Aveda Institutes: Columbus, OH
Paul Mitchell Schools: Sandy, UT
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture: Oak Brook, IL

Individual Locations:

126 + students
Paul Mitchell the School Arlington: Arlington, TX
Paul Mitchell the School Dallas: Carrollton, TX
Paul Mitchell the School Chicago: Chicago, IL
Aveda Fredric’s Institute Cincinnati: West Chester, OH

76-125 students
Kaizen Beauty Academy: Pembroke Pines, FL
Aveda Fredric’s Institute Indianapolis: Indianapolis, IN
Arrojo Cosmetology School: New York, NY

Less than 75 students
TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy: Albuquerque, NM
Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Designs: Greenville, NC
DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology: West Springfield, MA

 

TECHNOLOGY
Multi-Unit School (complete organization):

Paul Mitchell Schools: Sandy, UT
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture: Oak Brook, IL
Aveda Institute Colorado, Arizona and Utah: Denver, CO

Individual Locations:

126 + students
Penrose Academy: Scottsdale, AZ
Eric Fisher Academy: Wichita, KS
Cameo College of Essential Beauty: Murray, UT

76-125 students
Paul Mitchell the School San Antonio: San Antonio, TX
Aveda Fredric’s Institute Indianapolis: Indianapolis, IN
Avenue Five Institute: Austin, TX

Less than 75 students
Paul Mitchell the School Normal: Normal, IL
The Salon Professional Academy: Iowa City, IA
Aveda Institute Rhode Island: Cranston, RI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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