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Excellence in Education Honorees Announced
And the honorees are…
The 2010 MODERN SALON “Excellence in Education Overall Honorees” are • Marketing: La James International College, Fort Dodge, Iowa • Technology: Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics, Omaha, Nebraska • Facilities: Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, Kansas • Culture: Kohler Academy, Scottsdale, Arizona • Placement: Aveda Institute, Portland, Oregon • Beauty Changes Lives Leadership: Bellus Academy, Poway, California • The Next Level: Alumni & Advanced Education Programs: Empire Beauty Group, Pottsville, Pennsylvania • Community: Empire Beauty School, Waltham, Massachusetts A complete list of ﬁnalists in each category and class size is available online at www.modernsalon.com/excellenceineducation.
uccess is rarely achieved without the efforts and support of a solid team working “behind the scenes.” This statement is particularly valid in the professional beauty industry where cosmetology education is the ﬁrst step in a journey toward an outstanding career. Recognizing the role of cosmetology schools in preparing tomorrow’s beauty professionals, MODERN SALON Media announced the “Excellence in Education” recognition program. The awards were created to recognize and celebrate outstanding leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools, and to provide a platform to promote these accomplishments to the wider salon industry and the general business community.
Modern Salon Media Publisher Steve Reiss presents an Excellence in Education award to Bruce Schmidt, executive vice president for Empire Education Group
Quality education comes in many shapes and sizes
AACS Executive Director Jim Cox noted the diversity of 2010 honorees. “The honorees include a blend of corporate and independent schools from throughout the U.S., as well as schools afﬁliated with and without a particular product/brand name. This reinforces the truth that quality education is available in a wide range of environments ranging from single-location schools to large, multi-unit branded schools,” he stated. MODERN SALON Associate Publisher Michele Musgrove noted that the volume of entries, as well as the caliber of applications, indicates that cosmetology schools are creating innovative approaches to preparing beauty school students for the professional beauty industry. “The competition allowed schools to demonstrate the holistic nature of beauty education. The honorees recognized aren’t just providing strong technical foundations; they are also providing students with important soft skills such as marketing and community involvement,” Musgrove said. MODERN SALON will be featuring proﬁles of the honorees in upcoming editions of MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY and online at www.modernsalon.com; as well as in its student publication First Chair (www.ﬁrstchair.com). Musgrove said that an important part of the MODERN SALON mission is to spread the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing to help launch beautiful careers.
An enthusiastic response
MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss announced the inaugural recipients of the “Excellence in Education” recognition program during the AACS Annual Convention on October 30. Nearly 100 schools submitted 374 entries in the categories of marketing, technology, facilities, culture, placement, alumni and advanced programs, Beauty Changes Lives leadership and community programs. “We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response we received from cosmetology schools,” said Reiss. He noted that the program was developed to create an equitable playing ﬁeld for schools of all sizes and student populations. Applicants were placed into one of four categories based on a school’s student body size or number of locations. An overall honoree was recognized in each category.
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Don’t miss the 2011 competition
Application details and deadline information for MODERN SALON’s second annual Excellence in Education Awards will be posted online at www.modernsalon.com. More information is also available by contacting Joyce Alverio at jalverio@ vancepublishing.com. Additionally, if you are interested in information how your students can connect with the professional salon industry and take advantage of Modern Salon’s resources (including ModernSalon.tv, eletters and social media connections, digital versions of our magazines and specially discounted subscriptions), please visit www.modernsalon.com/student.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 4
Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 4
Message From the AACS President & Cea Chair
Workings of Washington
Imaginative & Inspired: Get Creative With Your Competitions
Beauty Changes Lives
Passions Realized: AACS and CEA Recognize 2010 N.F. Cimaglia Award Winners
And Then There’s Compliance
Top 10 List: Make Your Student Competition a Success
How to Protect Your Online Image
Making Resolutions and Remaking Ourselves: Top New Year Resolutions
Competition Nails: How to Sculpt Perfect Nails
Modern Salon Excellence in Education Honorees Announced
The Hair Marathon: Successfully Preparing Students to Cross the Hair Competition Finish Line
AACS Listserve Q & A
What Are Microcurrent Services?
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town: Are You Ready?
Voices From the Classroom
AACS Annual Convention & Expo Photo Spread
New School Members
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles
Upcoming 2011 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 4