Get Recognized & Celebrate Your School's Achievements!

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
• 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


Fast Facts

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, 2015 or earlier are eligible to enter (for the 2016 competition).

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.


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