MODERN SALON Media has named the 2015 class of “Excellence in Education” honorees in its sixth annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools. Federico Beauty Institute of Sacramento, California, was chosen to represent excellence in the category of Facilities, The Next Level. MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss announced the honorees during the AACS (American Association of Cosmetology Schools) 2015 convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 24th.
Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category, and grouped according to school size or number of locations. Two top honorees were chosen in each category—one individual school location, and a multi-location school organization. Small schools, large schools, chain schools and single units of chain schools are all represented.
“We received applications from cosmetology schools across the country and look forward to celebrating all the 2015 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 Federico Beauty Institute 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.”