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Excellence in Education 2017: Best Practices from Community Involvement Top Honorees

Engagement in their communities is an important core value to Excellence in Education honorees.Participating in service projects, cut-a-thons, fashion shows and other initiatives isn’t an option for students; it’s a requirement. But it’s one they love to fulfill as owners strive to offer a variety of opportunities every month for students to choose from.

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Excellence in Education 2017: Best Practices from Technology Top Honorees

Excellence in Education honorees are leading the way in utilizing technology to teach.Owners are embracing other high-tech trends in equipment, apps and software as well. Students have come to expect cutting-edge technology in the classroom, and schools are continually stepping up to incorporate new trends, including paperless classrooms.

Excellence in Education 2017: Best Practices from School Culture Top Honorees

Savvy school owners realize the importance of culture in schools and are spending just as much time nurturing this as they are on practical business matters.

Excellence in Education 2017: Best Practices from Placement Top Honorees

Finding a job upon graduation from cosmetology school can be a frustrating experience—but not for the graduates of this year’s Excellence in Education honorees.These schools aren’t just focusing on getting their students employed, but also placing them in salons where they will succeed and thrive.

Excellence in Education 2017: Best Practices from Nails Top Honorees

MODERN SALON was proud to add a new category to the Excellence in Education awards this year—Nails. Nails recognizes schools committed to offering their students an important career option while diversifying and building their own business.

Excellence in Education 2017: Best Practices from Marketing Innovation Top Honorees

Although traditional advertising on TV and in local news sources is still utilized, school owners are turning more and more to a more affordable option—social media.

Excellence in Education 2017: Best Practices from Facilities Top Honorees

This year in the Excellence in Education awards, school owners across the country have been remodeling, making over and adding green initiatives to their buildings. All of these beautiful, modern facilities, from small boutique schools to large powerhouse academies made choosing honorees in this category a challenge—each school was gorgeous in its own way.

Excellence in Education 2017: Best Practices from Next Level Top Honorees

MODERN SALON Media has collaborated with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) to develop MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program. Here, top honorees share their advice and best practices.

Announcing the 2017 Excellence in Education Top Honorees

MODERN SALON Media has collaborated with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) to develop MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program. Two top honorees are recognized in each category—one individual school location and a multi-location school organization—and were announced at the AACS Annual Convention & Expo.

Announcing the 2017 Excellence in Education Finalists

For seven years, MODERN SALON Media has worked with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) to develop MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program to help the professional beauty school community gather, share and celebrate examples of great salon education experiences and beauty career development happening across the country. Here are the 2017 finalists.