What do you call a school that’s been the longest running (over 50 years), nationally accredited, locally owned (not a franchise) that has trained and placed thousands of students in top quality hair, nail, skin care and medical spas throughout Toledo and surrounding communities? How about:
In order to put students at the leading edge of beauty education, Toledo Academy of Beauty has partnered with three of the most popular and talented beauty companies in the world! Matrix for hair, ProHesion for nails and Image for skin. However, unlike those product and franchise schools (Redken, Toni & Guy, Paul Mitchell) where using and selling one product is a primary focus, here you will be exposed to a variety of products, trends and fashions. Don’t be Brand (Brain Washed)! One size does not fit all in the beauty business.
Our curriculums are designed to provide the perfect balance of education and hands-on training, giving you plenty of experience to put your skills to the test in our gorgeous salon and spa. You’ll learn to provide the best client experience with the skills you need to master your craft. Our education is designed to be fun and interactive. It’s about building a career!
All our programs include a “Mock” state board test (before graduation) to better prepare each student for the state exam. Our instructors routinely visit the State Board to find out what changes (if any) have been made to the exam so we can continually give our students the most up-to-date information available. This will allow the student to be less nervous and more comfortable and confident for test day.
We pride ourselves on not only having “happy” students but instructors that “love” what they do and the compassion they have for each student. When comparing schools, it’s important to find out “how long” instructors and staff have been with a school to know if you’ll be in a nurturing environment and one which provides consistency throughout your education. Unlike those product schools where the turnover rate can be very high, we pride ourselves on staff loyalty. Our Manager and lead Cosmetology Instructor has been with us for 28 years. Our lead Theory Instructor 15 years, our lead Nail Instructor, 11 years, our lead Esthetician Instructor 10 years, our Financial-Aid Officer 40 years and our Secretary/Job Placement Director 28 years. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER!
We take finding the student a job after graduation very seriously. Before a student graduates, our Job Placement Director (of 28 years) will contact each student to begin the employment search. She will make sure each student has their resume in order, find out their strengths and goals and start trying to match them up with a salon (yes, she is a match-maker). We have built a very strong reputation among beauty salons, spas and medical facilities to place our students and pride ourselves on being a resource to our students during school and after graduation. In some cases, our students find no need to use our job placement service as they have already found a job long before graduation.
We also recognize and reward the hard work and sacrifices students make to complete school. And for this we are the only school in Ohio who pays for each student’s State Board Application fee ($63.00 value).
Toledo Academy of Beauty is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), licensed by the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology and approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer federal financial-aid to those who qualify. We are also members of the Better Business Bureau (A+ rating) and Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce.