Modern Salon's Excellence in Education 2013

Cosmetology School Recognition Program



MODERN SALON Media has released the list of 2013 “Excellence in Education” honorees in MODERN SALON’s annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools.


Each year cosmetology schools across the country are recognized at the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Annual Convention and their achievements are highlighted across Modern Salon Media—including Modern Salon and Salon Today magazines,,,  our e-letters and our social media platforms—as part of the "Excellence in Education" program.

The entry period for Excellence in Education 2013 is now closed. Check back June 1, 2014 to sign up for Excellence in Education 2014.

SEE THIS YEAR'S HONOREES: 2013 Excellence in Education Honorees

Click below for past honorees!

2012 Excellence in Education Honorees

2011 Excellence in Education Honorees

2010 Excellence in Education 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, 2012
or earlier are eligible to enter.  

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 will recognize 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
[email protected] or 847-415-8037.