SEE HOW BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES
BRANDY COOK – Fostoria, Ohio
“My time at Toledo Academy of Beauty has been amazing. I am so happy with my decision to come here. I live in Fostoria and have about an hour drive each way. When I made the decision to come to school for cosmetology, I visited many schools, some in Toledo, Perrysburg and some 10 or 20 minutes from my house. My last visit was TABC.
I was only half way done with my visit and I knew that this was the school that I wanted to attend. When I was walking through, there were a lot of clients and the students were very nice. And the other nice thing is the many different schedules there are to choose from (full time, part time, afternoons, and nights).
When I started I was only able to come at night so I started on nights. Then things changed in my life and I could go full time, things changed again and I could go part time. It is very easy and they are very understanding. The best thing is the people that you meet (students, clients and instructors). Everyone is very nice.
All of the instructors have a lot of experience. They are all so different but it’s good because you get different views. They share their techniques that they have learned over the years.
They want us to do our best and be our best. You can really tell that teaching and hairdressing is not just a job to them, but a passion, a passion that they want to pass on to their students. And they do!
I have learned a lot by coming here, but not just how to do hair, nails, etc… I have learned a lot about myself.
The experience is what you make it! Mine has been amazing!”
RACHEL SHERRICK – Napoleon, Ohio
“At age 26 I decided to further my education with the cosmetology program. Having a small child and living in a small town I knew it would be a challenge. I went online and checked out all the local schools near me and after visiting a few, I knew Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture was the school for me!
With their many different schedules, it made it easy for me to not only be a student, but also have a full time job and be a mom! After starting at TABC, it was like having a second family. The small classes left plenty of opportunity for questions and one on one time. Along with that, the caring and knowledgeable instructors don’t only want you to pass, they want you to succeed when you make it out in the working world!
They do this by teaching you the information you need to graduate, while also teaching the hottest trends and latest styles. My time spent here has been the best experience of my life. I would recommend this school to anyone thinking about pursuing a career in the cosmetology field. You can’t go wrong in choosing TABC and you won’t be disappointed!”
TAMMY MURPHY – Bowling Green, Ohio
“I found that Toledo Academy of Beauty was the best choice for me due to the flexible schedules, reasonable tuition, and friendly atmosphere it offers. My choice to return to school after 20 years was very difficult.
I have two children, and as a single mother I need the flexibility to be there for my children. Toledo Academy allowed me to work around my daily schedule. While checking out other beauty schools closer to home, I found that I didn’t fit in with my older personality.
I came to Toledo Academy of Beauty for an orientation and found that the facility was very friendly, helpful, welcoming, and had passion for what they do.
From the time I walked in until the time I left, I enjoyed my experience. Learning way more than I could ever imagined, I feel very confident in my new career and am excited to get started as a cosmetologist.”
CHRIS NOFZINGER – Bryan, Ohio
“One of the reasons I chose Toledo Academy of Beauty was their high passing rate (100% East school). After I started, I was very impressed by the professionalism of the staff and students and know the staff is truly here to help each and every student. And for that, as well as my success as a student and my future success as a cosmetologist I say “Thank You” Toledo Academy of Beauty.”
DELIA ALONZO – Toledo, Ohio
“I love Toledo Academy of Beauty!!
They have the best teachers! They are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to your education! The atmosphere gives you the feeling of working in a real salon. The facility is beautiful and accommodates people of all ages. I couldn’t have chosen a better school!”
BETTE WOHLGAMUTH – Toledo, Ohio
“I am proud to say that I am a soon to be graduate of Toledo Academy of Beauty. I chose this school because my aunt was a proud graduate. Also, I’ve been a client here for many years. I’ve always enjoyed the environment and my services. But now that I am a student, I have learned more on the beauty industry and maintaining that beauty. I also learned how to take all my knowledge of a cosmetologist and management skills from owning your own business to becoming a stylist to work with the movie stars!
I wouldn’t have all of this great knowledge of the beauty industry if it wasn’t for the wonderful instructors who have had great patience and a good heart and they always made me feel that you can climb the highest mountain and achieve it!
Also you work with other students. They become your friends and colleagues. You learn from one another. I can say that I will miss being a student at Toledo Academy. I will hold all the wonderful memories close to my heart.”
ALEXIS SONCRANT, Maumee, Ohio
“Looking back on my time at Toledo Academy, I feel extremely lucky! With graduation upon me, I feel 100% confident in my skill and knowledge needed for state boards. I also feel completely honored to have studied under the supervision of such excellent instructors! As excited as I am to graduate and begin my career, I also feel a little sad. TABC has been like a second family to me.
I started on September 20, 2010 and have not had one regret. The school is new and gorgeously done. I drive 30 minutes to and from school Monday through Friday, and feel it’s been completely worth it! Challenging classes, motivated instructors and (the best part) 100% passing rate!
Why wouldn’t you choose TABC?”
JEANNELL DEWBERRY – Toledo, Ohio
“Hello, my name is Jeanell and as a 29 year old single mother of three I say: “It’s never too late to follow your dream!” If you have passion for style and beauty, Toledo Academy of Beauty is the place to be. As a student here I have learned, been taught and conquered different skills and fears.
TABC is an excellent school with a spectacular environment, great location, and wonderful teachers on hand, that not only offers you knowledge, but for that extra motivational push to love what you do. They also offer a Manager’s program which prepares you for your future goals.
Cosmetology is not just a job, it’s not just about doing hair, it is a career and all about what you make of it and where you want it to take you!
I’ve found my passion and I absolutely love it!!!!!”
KATHERINE ENGLER – Toledo, Ohio
“I chose TABC for its “friendly” atmosphere and cleanliness as well as for their convenient schedules. Once I started, I knew I made the best choice possible. the knowledge of the instructors is incredible and I’m learning many of the up-to-date cuts, colors and styles. I would not be who I am today if not for Toledo Academy of Beauty.”
ANGELITA MENCHACA – Toledo, Ohio
“Upon entering the Toledo Academy of Beauty, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It has exceeded my expectations! The instructors have made every step of the way a smooth transition! Their guidance and knowledge are also comforting to the beginning students. I love the atmosphere and the friends I have made are just a few reasons I would recommend the Toledo Academy of Beauty.”
WENDI HUGHES – Tecumseh , Mich
“During my education at Toledo Academy of Beauty, I have gained a great deal of knowledge and accomplishments. Through my incredible journey in the world of beauty, I was guided by an amazing group of instructors who taught each class with structure and inspiration. I am eager to start my career with my new found confidence.”
LABELLE LYONS, Toledo, Ohio
“For as long as I can remember I’ve always been interested in hair. One of my fondest memories is from junior high school when my girlfriend and I decided to highlight our own hair. Mind you she and I are 100% Asian, and when you mix two amateur hairdressers with jet black hair and bleach, you end up with carrot tops! It was not a pretty sight.
When I decided to make this hobby into something more, I’ve always heard good things about Toledo Academy of Beauty, so naturally I decided to check there. I toured the facility and loved how intimate and hands on everything was. Now that I’m in the thick of things, I reflect back and appreciate my choice to come here.
I’ve been through a lot since I started school, from losing loved ones to having a baby and the motivation to keep going and persevere comes not only from within, but with the support I receive from my family and friends and this school that has become my family and friends.
I know that when I do graduate, I am going into this industry confident and strong because Toledo Academy of Beauty has given me a solid education and tons and tons of irreplaceable experiences to look back on.”
KAREN HOLLO- Northwood, Ohio
“I started attending TABC in December of 2010. I was 55 years old at the time, and I was questioning myself a lot about whether I should even begin this endeavor. Yet, it was a dream of mine from the time I was a young girl who liked to curl and style my doll’s hair. As I got older, I started shampooing, cutting and coloring my girlfriend’s hair as well as my own. Then I progressed into doing my mom and dad’s hair. One year for Christmas, my mom got my dad a clipper kit and when he opened it he said “hey Karen, look what “we” got! It was one of the many hints from my parents that I should become a cosmetologist.
I could have taken cosmetology courses in a local high school, but being the shy person I was and having gone to a different school my freshman year, I didn’t want to have to start making new friends, so I just stuck it out at the same school and took secretarial courses. After high school, I went to work at a retail store and worked there several years and where I met my husband and spent the next 24 years raising my two daughters.
After a result of a tragedy in my life and getting help to heal me, I made the decision to go back to school. I attended a local community college. It took me seven years to complete a career that was just not for me. I started having thoughts again about going to cosmetology school. I chose TABC first of all because it was close to my home. When I started looking into it, the brochure about the school convinced me that this is where I would like to go.
As I began attending, all my apprehensions started to slowly disappear. The instructors are all very helpful and encouraging. The younger students are all very accepting, but it was during the Manager’s classes when I decided I wanted to work with the elderly in an assisted living or rest home setting. I always found it easier to communicate with the “older generation” and the types of services they prefer are my first loves in this business.
In conclusion, when I look back on all that lead me here, I know that a higher power lead me here. I would not want to spend the rest of my life doing anything else!”
MICHELLE KEGLEY – Northwood, Ohio
“I picked beauty school originally to get a job. You know something I thought at the time, was “easy” to get. After about the first week I was at Toledo Academy of Beauty, everything changed. I realized how much dedication and desire went into this field. Beauty school is not about a job, it’s about a career for life.
I had a little chat with myself to make sure this was what I really wanted to do. I was overweight, undisciplined, and had physical issues all of course caused by my serious lack of doing anything.
I wanted to be here more than anything, so I made the biggest and wonderfully rewarding, life changing choice I ever had to make for myself. Although I struggled a lot at first, I never gave up. Like with anything, you have to want something more than any obstacles you might need to overcome. So why did I pick beauty school? I picked it because I wanted to help others have a “me moment” and feel better about themselves, because helping others is rewarding beyond measure.
I would recommend Toledo Academy of Beauty to anyone who has a desire to help others and wouldn’t mind making a few changes to themselves as well. Being here will change you. It will help you become the person you want to be. Its hard work, yet very fun. It will take dedication and determination to make it through school and beyond, but it’s doable.
The friendships that you make here in school are for everlasting and the skills you will gain will lead you down a career road where anything is possible as long as you believe and put forth the effort.”
ABBEY LODZINSKI – Oregon, Ohio
“I came to Toledo Academy of Beauty to pursue a career in making people look and feel beautiful. Flexibility and diversity are two words used to describe this school. With flexible schedules, it is easy to live a normal life and go to school. People with all different hair, skin and nail needs come into the school and it helps students to be challenged outside of their comfort zone and have a diverse set of skills when graduating.
I would recommend my friends to take time out of their day and stop into the school; observe the guidance teachers give students, along with the services they are perfecting. Toledo Academy of Beauty is the place to start a lifelong career…not just a job.”
JANET LEE HESS – Elmore , Ohio
“In looking back at my time spent at Toledo Academy of Beauty, I realize I have made lots of changes in my life. Beauty school has not only been rewarding, it has been very eye opening as well. I am not the typical student; I am well matured in life. I wanted to be a cosmetologist early in life but it just didn’t work out that way. When changes came, I decided to take my life back and start beauty school.
I have met a variety of people since I have been here. If I could give you just a few words about my experiences: you need the sincere desire, attitude and love for the business and Toledo Academy of Beauty has given me this. It is never too late to have your dreams come true. Life has its ups and downs but you can still make those dreams a reality.”
NATASIA HUSS – Toledo, Ohio
“I chose Toledo Academy of Beauty for cosmetology because I love to make people feel good about themselves. Here I get plenty of experience working on clients. TABC offers a more flexible schedule, so as a busy mother of five, this allows me to get an education and be with my family when it’s important. With the knowledge I’ve gained from our instructors, I feel confident and excited to begin my career as a licensed managing cosmetologist.”
TAMMY DRAKE – Toledo, Ohio
“I have always wanted to attend Toledo Academy of Beauty. I remember as a child, a large group of friends and I along with our parents, would go to Toledo Academy to get haircuts when the school was on St. Clair St., in downtown Toledo. I loved going and could not wait for the next time to go back. As time went by I would find myself looking in the window when the school was on Woodville Rd., dreaming of what it would be like to be a student.
Now that I am a student, I love the school even more! I am proof that you are never too old to learn. Like many people in this world, obstacles in life prevent you from achieving career goals, but don’t ever give up your dreams, they can come true – mine did! Toledo Academy of Beauty will always have a place in my heart!”
JORDAN REIGSECKER – Archbold, Ohio
“I chose Toledo Academy of Beauty because of the clean environment and awesome staff of teachers. They are there for you and truly work towards helping you succeed and realize your true potential. If a license in cosmetology is what you want, they will do everything they can to help you get there.”