What makes a cosmetology school in Austin, or anywhere else in the world, a great place to advance your artistic and professional abilities? In order to uncover just that, MODERN SALON Media joined forces with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) to create an annual Excellence in Education campaign. The goal is to create and share “examples of great salon education experiences and beauty career development happening across the country.”
In October, Modern Salon Publisher Steve Reiss announced this year’s honorees at the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
“We are so impressed with the variety of top schools in the U.S. that entered MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education 2017 program. We have chosen a select few that we believe show leadership and best practices that other schools can use to learn and grow.” – MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove
Avenue Five Institute received recognition in four out of eight categories. We placed in the top two for:
- Technology Top Honoree 2017
- Facilities Top Honoree 2017
Additionally, we received recognition for:
- Next Level National Honoree 2017
- Community Involvement National Honoree 2017
How Are Honorees Selected?
To be considered as honorees, eligible schools must meet or exceed specific criteria outlined for each category. The eight categories are:
- Community Involvement
- Marketing Innovation
- The Next Level: Alumni Programs
- School Culture
Additionally, school size plays a role. Cosmetology schools enter as a multi-unit chain school or single location site. There are two top honorees for each category, including one chain school and one individual school.
Timeline of Past Modern Salon Awards
This is not the first-year Avenue Five Institute received recognition from MODERN SALON:
- In 2016, we were the most awarded school. Our beloved cosmetologyschool in Austin earned honorees in Marketing Innovation (Top Honoree), Community Involvement, School Culture, Technology, Next Level Alumni Programs, and Placement.
- In 2015, we received the Beauty Changes Lives Honoree
- In 2014, we were honored with the Technology Honoree
- And, in 2013, we were awarded with the Student Culture Honoree
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