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.
In the wake of Regency Beauty Institute closing all 79 campuses nationwide, including Carrollwood, Summit Salon Academy of Tampa is working to determine how it may help affected students finish their educations. “We are saddened to learn Regency Beauty Institute abruptly closed its doors and we are troubled that students have been left in the lurch,” says Joanne Powers, co-owner of Summit Salon Academy of Tampa. “Summit Salon Academy has set the standard for innovative cosmetology education and we hope Regency students will consider attending our school. We want to do everything we can to ensure these students get the opportunity to complete their educations, and we are taking the necessary steps to make sure they make the best possible choice.” Affected Regency students can apply to attend Summit Salon Academy of Tampa through an expedited application process. Additionally, Summit Salon Academy Tampa will waive the enrollment fee, transfer hours and some students may be eligible for a transfer scholarship to help offset expenses already paid to another institution. “We have been in business in the Tampa Bay Area for 30 years,” says Heather Bagby, co-owner of Summit Salon Academy Tampa. “We own five salons and the school. The beauty industry is our heart, soul and passion. We want every student to be successful.” Regency students can inquire about applying to Summit Salon Academy of Tampa by calling the 813.908.8020 or Adrianna Powers, Director of Admissions at 813.928.1670. Learn more about the school by visiting www.summitsalonacademytampa.com.
Thanks to everyone who was a part of our Greatest Fashion Show on Earth this year. We were able to raise $8,000 for Autism Speaks. A special thanks to our amazing sponsors: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Airbrush Tan by Shan Bay Stage Lighting Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Carraba’s Italian Grill Carrollwood Country Club Casa della Pasta Chick-fil-A Circle K Dermalogica DJTone440 (Tony Gonzalez) DJ Tysonious Mink (Tyson Mink) Dr. Doering Epicurean Evangeline Spa The Grand Beauty Spa Hair Cuttery Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Idia Models and Talents – Gwen Nanna Joseph J Hirschfeld, MD KeKe’s Breakfast Café Newsom Eye Martin’s Place Michael’s Grill Pepin Distributors Publix R & J Foods Inc. Robert Sargent Photography The Salon and Spa at Mystic Hair Salon Volo Shear Art Salon & Spa Side Splitters Victoria’s 5th Avenue Salon Vizcaya Thank you to our students, helpers, and models for an amazing show this year. We look forward to next year.
Join us for the Greatest Fashion Show on Earth. Funds from the Fashion Show and the Silent Auction will benefit Autism Speaks. • Enjoy 3 runway looks inspired by the traditional American Circus, World Carnival, and Cirque du Macabre • General Entry Tickets – $5 (seating begins at 6pm) • VIP Entry Tickets – $20 (seating begins at 5:30pm with treats) Tickets are available at Summit Salon Academy. Interested in becoming a sponsor? • contact Adrianna Powers of Kathy Acosta at (813) 908-8020 ext. 414 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org • Sponsorship includes recognition throughout the event, your name/business name in our programs and signage.
Summit Salon Business Center recently announced that they have signed license agreements with four cosmetology schools for exclusive rights to use the name Summit Salon Academy. The academies are located in Gainesville, Florida; Perrysburg, Ohio; Tacoma, Washington; and Tampa, Florida. Additional locations will be announced soon in Oregon and Indiana. Read entire article on Salon Today.
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I chose Summit Salon Academy because I wanted to attend a Redken Premier School. The Summit Salon Business System was introduced and practiced and prepared me for success at New Identities Salon. The Redken infused curriculum, specifically, Principle Based Design gave me a foundation for some of my best work. I always recommend Summit Salon Academy to individuals interested in a friendly environment with passionate educators who don’t accept complacency. Lauren Rivard, New Identities
A friend referred me to Summit Salon Academy. This Academy definitely met my expectations. Summit Salon Academy gives you a live elite salon experience right from the beginning in the Basics class. The hands-on education played an important role in building my confidence. I was impressed with the clean and professional facility. I certainly recommend future professionals to Summit Salon Academy. Brianna Burdelsky, New Identities
A service provider from Salon West referred me to Summit Salon Academy. The Academy has a team committed to excellence in education. I knew I would learn technical skills but my expectations were exceeded when the Academy introduced The Summit Salon Business System. I’ve learned that having a business system in place is a must for future success! Brooke Taylor, Salon West
Summit Salon Academy students are, by far, better trained than graduates I’ve hired from other cosmetology schools. The combination of advanced technical skills and business training prepares them to be successful in a shorter period of time after graduation. I highly recommend Summit Salon Academy graduates to salon owners who are looking for skilled service providers. Rob Godfrey, Salon Volo