Salon Success Academy Graduate Never Let Go of Her Dream

April ’14

Tiffany Reinke is the proud owner and master stylist of Salon Revive in Glendora. Although Tiffany has been in the beauty Industry for more than 20 years, her path to owning her very own salon was hardly a sure thing. Even her position as a stylist was something she had almost given up on — until Salon Success Academy opened a world of possibilities and helped make her dream come true.

Tiffany Reinke“I started in beauty school right out of high school,” said Tiffany, “but then I was in a bad car accident.”

Tiffany’s recovery from the accident took years. She pushed the idea of becoming a cosmetologist to the back burner and instead became a manicurist. Then, she got married and had children. As much as she still wanted to be a cosmetologist, she was told she’d have to forfeit the 1300 hours she had already put into her beauty school training and start from scratch.

“Life caught up to me and there was no way I was going to leave my kids to go to school full time,” said Tiffany.

No one was willing to give her a chance — until Salon Success Academy.

Salon Success Academy worked with Tiffany to help her retain as many of her past hours as she could. Then, on her 40th birthday Tiffany walked into the Upland campus and was welcomed with open arms.

“It was life-changing,” said Tiffany. “I cried with joy every time I walked into that school. I just couldn’t believe I was finally living the dream. I was on cloud nine the whole time I was there.”

Tiffany worked hard at school and then even harder once she left.

“I really hustled,” said Tiffany, “and when I started working, that became my new classroom. I watched the other stylists to learn all the different techniques I could.”

Salon ReviveTiffany started with a booth rental and built her clientele until she was able to open up her own place. Salon Revive is an elegant establishment providing a variety of luxury salon services. Tiffany says her primary focus is excellent customer service and she believes that she and her staff go above and beyond.

And it all started at Salon Success Academy.

“I am very grateful to Salon Success Academy,” said Tiffany. “I loved the school. I loved the teachers, the professionalism, everything.”

Salon Success Academy was the answer to Tiffany’s dreams. Could it be your answer, too? Salon Success Academy has been training top professionals in the beauty industry for more than 50 years. We offer hands-on training in cosmetology and esthetics at five locations throughout the Inland Empire. If you’d like to learn more about training for a new career with Salon Success Academy, fill out the form or call us at 877-987-HAIR (4247).

Barristar Beauty ForumBarristar Beauty Forum

Students and faculty from Salon Success Academy took a trip to Anaheim this month to participate in the Barristar Beauty School Forum. In addition to having the opportunity to compete with other rising stars in the Southern California beauty industry, our students got to rub elbows with professionals, judges and educators. Upland campus instructor Yani even got to offer a live hair styling demonstration.

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