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You know the exceptional things your school is doing, and being recognized by Modern Salon isn't only an honor, but a unique validation and recruitment tool as well.

Enter Modern Salon’s Excellence in Education program for a chance for your school to be nationally recognized. Celebrate your achievements, showcase what your school does best and set yourself apart from your competition.

Schools will be recognized in the following categories…School Culture, Community Involvement, Facilities, Alumni & Advanced Education Programs, Placement, Technology, Marketing and Beauty Changes Lives / Industry Leadership.

All honorees will receive a promotional kit including your certificate, a customized press release, an EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION honoree logo and information on how to link to your recognition on

The 2014 winners were announced at the AACS Annual Convention & Expo, November 14-17, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. See the 2014 honorees!



The program is presented by MODERN SALON Media with the support of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS)

Eligibility:  All U.S. schools with students attending since January 1, 2014 or earlier are eligible to enter (for the 2015 competition).

Honoree categories: Schools may enter one or multiple categories.  
• School Culture
• Community Involvement
• Facilities
• Alumni & Advanced Education Programs
• Placement  
• Use of Technology
• Marketing Innovation
• "Beauty Changes Lives"— Industry Leadership

School classifications:  Each honoree category recognizes four finalists, each representing a different school size. Schools that are part of a chain may enter as EITHER individual locations OR as a “multi-unit” school.  

Honorees: The honorees are chosen in each category based on preliminary evaluation of all applications. Top honorees may participate in an interview and provide additional information and references to complete the application process.

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



Contact Joyce Alverio of MODERN SALON Media at or 847-415-8037.



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