Graduate Student Testimonials
|“I love TABC. I looked at other schools (like Redken) and they were way more expensive and did not offer as much. The instructors are wonderful, patient and knowledgeable. They helped me with job placement into a high end salon. I will recommend TABC to other young women & men.”
Carey A. Calabrese
|“I attended TABC in 2004 for the Esthetics program. Going to TABC was one of the best choices I have made. I am now working for a great salon and spa called NRGIE. I have been at the Salon since I graduated. The two owners of the Salon also attended TABC. Becoming an Esthetician was such a great choice for me. I really enjoy helping clients with skin care problems and helping them feel great. I also took classes to do full body relaxation massage. This field has opened so many doors for me. The more you put in the more you get out. I would suggest learning to do as many things as you can to build your clientele.”
Allison P. Bartley
NRGIE Salon & Spa
|“The instructors are so caring and help prepare and train for State Board. The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly. The others schools seem so expensive and seem to offer a lot less services.”
Beauty Bar Salon
|“I attended TABC twice, one to get my nail license and then to finish my Cosmetology course 14 years later and now I own my own Salon called NRGIE Salon & Spa. I have a full staff and a great business. I thank the instructors at the South School every day for what they have taught me and my girls at the Salon. I have great respect for all the instructors that I had.”
Angela R. Hamilton
NRGIE Salon & Spa
|“Upon graduating high school, I had NO idea what I wanted to do in life. My parents put the pressure on me to decide, so I chose cosmetology school. I figured 18 months of education was better than 4 years. I visited a couple of schools in the area and decided on Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture. I didn’t realize, until months later, that it was one of the best decisions I had ever made.
I started TABC in September 2000. A few weeks into school I still wasn’t feeling the whole beauty industry. Then Miss Chris and Miss Bonnie started pressuring me to get things done and get them done RIGHT! In no time at all I realized how important the beauty industry is and how many different avenues you can take with it. I fell in love with the fact that I was responsible for not only making people look beautiful, but also feel beautiful. Miss Chris and Miss Bonnie kept pushing me harder and harder and made me do more and more of the services that terrified me.
After graduating, I worked in two different salons for about a year each, then I decided to open a salon of my own. (Miss Chris always told me that was the only way I would happy.) I have had Concepts Salon in Bowling Green for just over 3 years now and I love it!! Hair is my passion. I couldn’t see doing anything else with my life. I am working on furthering my career even more and becoming an educator for one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. TABC opened up a whole new me. It gave me confidence in my life and brought out an artistic side that I never knew I had.”
|“I got my start at Toledo Academy. I chose this school for its excellent reputation, and high quality of education, which gave me the foundation for success. The school also found my first job at the prestigious David Broadway Salon & Spa. After working there for five years and building up my own clients, I ventured out on my own and now I rent a booth at the very popular Camelot Salon. I have been there for 13 years and love the profession more and more each day. I also had the thrill of watching the taping of Regis & Kathy Lee Show and Regis even let me cut his hair. And every year after, for the next five years I would cut his hair when I visited New York City. I still come back to Toledo Academy as a guest artist and teach classes for all the students. I highly recommend the school over Redken, Paul Mitchell or Aveda Schools.
Feel free to call me or visit me at Camelot Salon at 419-865-1700.”
|“I attended Toledo Academy 17 years ago. My experiences there lead me to where I am today. I enjoy making people beautiful and co-own NRGIE Salon & Spa.”
NRGIE Salon & Spa
|“My ten year success at Salon Hazelton in Perrysburg was founded by starting out with great teachers and lots of client interaction at Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture. I knew I would receive excellent training like theirs nowhere else followed by a very educational training assistantship at Salon Hazelton. My love for education has taken me to hair shows all over and has prompted me to become an American Board Certified Hair Colorist. This has given me an 80% client retention rate. I am now training others and have been fortunate to have a career that I love. This again, “Thanks” to my positive start at the Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture.”
Jeannie M. Smith
|“TABC helps you gain the knowledge you need to further your career as a stylist and also gain the experience to begin working in salons immediately following graduation. I owe a huge part to the Academy not only in preparing me for State Boards, but also in becoming a better stylist. As with any education, it will take you as far as you are willing to go.
After graduating TABC I worked at the Red Door Salon in Chicago, IL. I returned to Toledo one year later and began working for myself in a booth rental salon. Today I am the proud owner of Elle Salon, located across from the Westfield Mall @ 4956 Monroe St. Feel free to stop by and see us at any time.”
|“I went to Toledo Academy of Beauty several years ago. They offered everything I wanted and more! I own Nevaeh Salon & Spa on Dorr St. in the Library Plaza. Several of my employees have gone to TABC.”
Nevaeh Salon & Spa
|“I loved the school and the teachers. I wouldn’t have wanted to go anywhere else. I would highly recommend this school to anyone that would like to get into this field. I feel completely prepared for anything in the Cosmetology industry.”
|“TABC made it possible for me, as a single mother, to complete my education with their flexible, part-time position. The instructors helped prepare me for the somewhat demanding, yet rewarding work as a color specialist at Shamas Salon & Spa in Perrysburg, OH.
The creativity and originality that I was permitted to express was invaluable!”
Shamas Salon & Spa