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.