MODERN SALON Media has named the 2016 class of “Excellence in Education” honorees in its sixth annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools. Summit Salon Academy of Tampa, Florida, was chosen to represent excellence in the category of Community Involvement, Facilities and Marketing Innovation. MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss announced the honorees during the AACS (American Association of Cosmetology Schools) 2016 convention in Orlando, Florida on November 5th. Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category, and grouped according to number of locations. Honorees were chosen in each category—one individual school location, and a multi-location school organization. “We received applications from cosmetology schools across the country and look forward to celebrating all the 2016 Excellence in Education honorees and sharing their stories. It is truly a great time to pursue a beauty education and career, and the program at Summit Salon Academy exemplifies that fact,” MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove says. Sharing stories of innovation, inspiration and collaboration from a diverse group of leading schools is an important part of MODERN SALON’s “Excellence in Education” mission, Musgrove explains. “We want to help spread the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing to help launch beautiful careers. We hope the professional salon industry and their communities will join us in celebrating them.” For more information about MODERN SALON Media, please visit modernsalon.com. For more information about Excellence in Education please visit modernsalon.com/excellence. MODERN SALON Media is a division of Torrance, California-headquartered Bobit Business Media. MODERN SALON Media is the leading source of multi-media resources to serve and connect beauty professionals through every stage of their careers.