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Salon Success Academy Graduate, Colby, is Named “Best Hair Stylist” by Inland Empire Magazine

February ’15

Salon Success Academy graduate, Colby Campbell, has been named one of Inland Empire Magazine’s “best hair stylists.” The award, given each year to area stylists, is chosen by the magazine’s readers and includes three Salon Success Academy graduates this year. Colby says she “feels very honored” for the recognition!

Colby CampbellColby Campbell is very thankful for many blessings, including her career in Cosmetology and what it has brought to her life. She says she first enrolled in beauty school with no real intention of making a career out of it, but rather just thought it would be something fun to do.

Colby chose to go to Salon Success Academy because “I knew that I wanted a little extra out of my education, not just what would help me pass the boards.” Salon Success Academy gave her that and so much more. Instructors like Miss Joyce, Miss Kat, and Miss Katrina helped Colby  discover her true passion. Miss Kat’s intimate knowledge of coloring really inspired Colby. Colby says Miss Kat “always let me push the limits and pick her brain.” Her close friend and fellow Salon Success Academy graduate, Brandi, allowed her to train and learn side by side. Her boyfriend was also very understanding and a big motivator, even when she was balancing work and school on very little sleep.

Attending school wasn’t always easy, but Colby proved that anything can be done that you put your mind to. While in school full time, she bartended two jobs and assisted at a salon. She was determined to the make the most of her time in school, which is why she gave it her all and became an ambassador. She defeated all odds and graduated in just 10 months in May 2012.

Her advice to other students is to give it your all. Colby says that your clients will want to sit in your chair, if “you love what you do.” She says, “The client comes first, so always be professional and on time.”

Now, Colby is a full time stylist at Lush Salon in Corona, CA. She says, “I could not be happier.” She’s always learning and stays “up on new styles and products.”

Colby was awarded best hair stylist along with two other Salon Success Academy graduates, including:

Jasmine Carter

Acappella Hair Design & Color Studio
Temecula, CA

Marjorie Torres-Gularte

Studio M Salon
Upland, CA



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