Beauty Schools Honored For Excellence in Education

By Alison Alhamed | 11/01/2010 2:32:00 PM

 

MODERN SALON Media has named the first class of “Excellence in Education” honorees in its new 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 Orlando, Florida, on October 30.


Nearly 100 schools submitted 374 entries in eight categories, ranging from marketing to placement to school culture. Finalists and honorable mentions were determined in four classes based on school size or number of locations, with one overall honoree from all applicants named for each category.

MODERN SALON’s “Excellence in Education” Overall Honorees:

MARKETING:
La James International College, Fort Dodge, IA

TECHNOLOGY:
Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics, Omaha, NE

FACILITIES:
Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS

CULTURE:
Kohler Academy, Scottsdale, AZ

PLACEMENT:
Aveda Institute Portland, Portland, OR

THE NEXT LEVEL: ALUMNI & ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Empire Beauty Group, Pottsville, PA

BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES: LEADERSHIP:
Bellus Academy, Poway, CA

COMMUNITY:
Empire Beauty School, Waltham, MA

**Note: A complete list of finalists in each category and class size is listed below.**



Modern Salon Media Publisher Steve Reiss presents an Excellence in Education award to Bruce Schmidt, Executive Vice President for Empire Education Group.

“Based on the volume and caliber of entries received, it is clear there are many wonderful schools doing amazing things to secure a beautiful future for the professional beauty industry,” said Modern Salon Media Associate Publisher Michele Musgrove. “We will be showcasing many of the applicants’ stories, accomplishments and best practices in our magazines, websites and e-letters. We’ll acknowledge the 48 finalist schools—as well as the honorable mention and overall category honoree schools—in upcoming editions of MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, and online at modernsalon.com. We’ll also tap this wealth of insight from leading schools within the pages of First Chair, our exclusive publication for future professionals.”

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 explained. “We want to help spread the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing to help launch beautiful careers. Small schools, large schools, chain schools and single units of chain schools are all represented. We hope the professional salon industry will join us in celebrating them, and will help us grow and evolve the “Excellence in Education” program for 2011.”

Deadlines and application details for MODERN SALON’s second annual Excellence in Education will be posted online at modernsalon.com. For information, e-mail Joyce Alverio at jalverio@vancepublishing.com.

MODERN SALON’s “EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION” 2010

FINALISTS AND OVERALL HONOREES


CATEGORY: MARKETING

Single Location Less than 75 students:

  • Altoona Beauty School, Inc.; Altoona, PA
  • Paul Mitchell the School Jacksonville; Jacksonville, FL
  • The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center; Monessen, PA

Single Location 75-125 students:

  • Aveda Institute Portland; Portland, OR
  • Eric Fisher Academy; Wichita, KS
  • Trend Setters College; Bradley, IL

Single Location 126+ students:

  • Cameo College of Essential Beauty; Murray, UT
  • Kohler Academy; Scottsdale, AZ
  • The Esani Institute Paul Mitchell Partner School; Alpharetta, GA

Multi-unit:

  • La James International College, Fort Dodge, IA
  • Brown Aveda Institute; Menor/Rocky River, OH
  • Marinello Schools of Beauty: Whittier, CA

Overall: La James International College


CATEGORY: TECHNOLOGY

Single Location Less than 75 students:

  • Altoona Beauty School, Altoona, PA
  • State College of Beauty Culture, Wausau, WI
  • Aloha Cosmetology Center, Granite City, IL

Single Location 75-125 students:

  • Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics, Omaha, NE
  • Trendsetters College of Cosmetology, A Paul Mitchell partner school, Bradley, IL
  • Aveda Institute Portland, Portland, OR

Single Location 126+ students:

  • Bellus Academy, Poway, CA
  • Clary Sage College, Tulsa, OK
  • Loraine County JVS, Oberlin, OH

Multi-unit:

  • Aveda Institutes/Beauty Basics, Inc., Covington LA
  • The Salon Professional Academy, Minnetonka, MN
  • Aveda Frederic’s Institute, Cincinnati, OH

Overall: Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics


CATEGORY: FACILITIES

Single Location Less than 75 students:

  • Paul Mitchell the School, Jacksonville, FL
  • The Cosmetology Academy of Douglas Education Center, Monessen, PA
  • State College of Beauty, Wausau, WI

Single Location 75-125 students:

  • Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS
  • Aveda Institute of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Stewart School, Sioux Falls, IA

Single Location 126+ students:

  • Phagans’ Central Oregon Beauty College, Bend, OR
  • Bellus Academy, Poway, CA
  • Aveda Institute Dallas, Dallas, TX

Multi-unit:

  • Aveda Fredric’s Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • La’James International College, Ft. Dodge, IA
  • Capri College, Dubuque, IA

Overall: Eric Fisher Academy


CATEGORY: CULTURE

Single Location Less than 75 students:

  • Hair Arts Academy, Bloomington, IN
  • State College of Beauty Culture, Wausau, WI
  • The Cosmetology Academy of Douglas Education Center, Monessen, PA

Single Location 75-125 students:

  • Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS
  • SICE Paul Mitchell Partner School, Modesto, CA
  • Aveda Institute DC, Washington, DC

Single Location 126+ students:

  • Kohler Academy, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Graham Webb Academy, Arlington, VA
  • Clary Sage College, Tulsa, OK

Multi-unit:

  • Paul Mitchell Schools, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Brio Academies, Meridian, CT
  • Aveda Fredric’s Institute, Cincinnati, OH

Overall: Kohler Academy


CATEGORY: PLACEMENT

Single Location Less than 75 students:

  • State College of Beauty Culture, Wausau, WI
  • Aloha Cosmetology Center, Granite City, IL

Single Location 75-125 students:

  • Aveda Institute Portland, Portland, OR
  • Trend Setters College, Bradley, IL
  • Honors Beauty College, Indianapolis, IN

Single Location 126+ students:

  • Paul Mitchell The School, Chicago, IL
  • Cosmetology Career Center-A Paul Mitchell Partner School, Carrollton, TX
  • Tennessee School of Beauty, Knoxville, TN

Multi-unit:

  • Aveda Fredrics Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • Paul Mitchell Schools, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Capri College, Dubuque, IA

Overall: Aveda Institute Portland


CATEGORY: THE NEXT LEVEL: Advanced Education/Alumni Programs


Single Location Less than 75 students:

  • The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center, Monessen, PA
  • The Wisconsin Academy, Peshtigo, WI
  • Altoona Beauty School, Altoona, PA

Single Location 75-125 students:

  • Aveda Institute of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Remington College, Cleveland OH
  • Atelier Esthetique/Institute of Esthetics, New York, NY

Single Location 126+ students:

  • Esani Instititue: A Paul Mitchell Partner School, Alpharetta, GA
  • Federico Beauty Institute, Sacramento, CA
  • Bellus Academy, Poway, CA

Multi-unit:

  • Empire Education Group, Pottsville, PA
  • Pivot Point Academy, Evanston, IL
  • Paul Mitchell Schools, Costa Mesa, CA

Overall: Empire Education Group


CATEGORY: BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES: Leadership

Single Location Less than 75 students:

  • Altoona Beauty School, Inc. Altoona, PA
  • Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center, Monessen, PA
  • Aloha Cosmetology Center, Granite City, IL

Single Location 75-125 students:

  • Gill Tech Academy of Hair Design, Appleton, WI
  • Aveda Institute, Lafayette, LA
  • Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics, Omaha, NE

Single Location 126+ students:

  • Bellus Academy, Poway, CA
  • Esani Institute-A Paul Mitchell School, Alpharetta, GA
  • Manhattan Hairstyling Academy, Tampa, FL

Multi-unit:

  • Empire Education Group, Pottsville, PA
  • Paul Mitchell Schools, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor/Rocky River, OH

Overall: Bellus Academy


CATEGORY: COMMUNITY

Single Location Less than 75 students:

  • Empire Beauty School, Waltham, MA
  • The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center, Monessen, PA
  • Aveda Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Single Location 75-125 students:

  • Stewart School, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Kohler Academy, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Empire Beauty School, Arlington Heights, IL

Single Location 126+ students:

  • Cameo College of Essential Beauty, Murray, UT
  • Bellus Academy, Poway, CA
  • Paul Mitchell the School, Louisville, KY

Multi-unit:

  • Aveda Fredric’s Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • Capri College, Dubuque, IA
  • Paul Mitchell Schools, Costa Mesa, CA

Overall: Empire Beauty School, Waltham, MA



Prev 1 2 3 4 Next All

 

 

 

SHARE THIS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at aalhamed@vancepublishing.com.

 


Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left

Feedback Form
Leads to Insight