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Looking to the Future

February 2, 2012 | 9:32 AM
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Fabio Sementilli, Director of Education for P&G Salon Professional, at the Beauty Changes Lives event.
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Dawn Gerrain, Milady, presents the N.F. Cimaglia Award to Robert Passage, Pivot Point International.
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AACS’ Jim Cox and Lynelle Lynch.
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MODERN editor Alison Shipley with Alcott Czubek, Academy Director at Pivot Point International in Evanston, Illinois, an honoree in MODERN’s Excellence in Education competition.
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Looking to the FutureNavigating the New Beauty Landscape: Looking to the Future was the American Association of Cosmetology Schools’ Annual Convention theme for 2011, taking place last November at the Phoenix Convention Center. The three-day event brings together hundreds of school owners, admissions, financial aid, and school directors to help elevate the professionalism and passion in today’s beauty school graduates—and to champion to message of Beauty Changes Lives.

The convention included speakers, panelists from small to large schools, a grand expo hall and entertainment. MODERN SALON Media’s Steve Reiss and Alison Shipley presented the annual Excellence in Education awards, and led breakout sessions throughout the event.

Pivot Point International Global Ambassador Robert Passage was awarded with the N.F. Cimaglia Award, a top honor in the beauty school industry, for his outstanding achievements in promoting cosmetology education for more than 25 years.

The extensive program included three and a half days of quality training, social events, networking with beauty school owners/staff from across the country and the opportunity to visit over 190 exhibit booths representing the latest products and services for schools.

This year’s convention will be October 26-30 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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