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March ’18

She loves what she does! And her students love her for it.

“I chose this campus mainly because of my instructor Miss Liz,” says barbering graduate and cosmetology student Joseph Thaddeus Alcedo. “I wanted to be a better hair cutter and one part of my many reasons was because of her.”  Read More >>

From Barber to Cosmetologist to a Bright Future

February ’18

Joseph Thaddeus Alcedo said he made a very good decision when he specifically chose Salon Success Academy for his Barbering education. He did his research, considered all his options, and hasn’t looked back.

“From my very first time going to the school, I noticed it was very professional,” said Thaddeus “and they strive to maintain the professionalism.” Read More >>

Grand Opening: Salon Success Academy in West Covina

January ’18

Responding to the increased demand for high quality cosmetology training, Salon Success Academy is proud to announce the grand opening of our newest campus: West Covina. Located at the lower level of the Plaza West Covina, the school is now accepting students for our February 19th enrollment. The remodeled facility is conveniently accessible off I-10 and Vincent Avenue. It will offer cosmetology and students will also have the benefit of a full-service in-house salon with paying patrons, so they can develop their skills in a real-world setting.


December ’17

You complete your cosmetology program. You pass your California State Licensing exam. You’re ready to enter into the salon and step behind the chair. But before you can make that last move, you need to leave a really good impression at your salon interview. How are you going to do that? Read More >>


November ’17

Salon Success Academy wants to wish our entire extended family—students, instructors, staff, graduates—a very Happy Thanksgiving. Founded more than 50 years ago as a “people helping” company, we’re proud to have passionate people attend our school and also to work with our students to help them reach their potential. Read More >>


September ’17

In answer to a rising demand for quality cosmetology, esthetician, and barbering training programs, Salon Success Academy partners with cutting edge companies who are leaders in their fields. That’s why it was only fitting that we partner with Dermodality. Read More >>

What You Need to Know about the Salon Success Partnership with MUD

July ’17

Salon Success Academy always aims to bring the best instruction and products to our students. That’s why we’ve partnered with Make-Up Designory, or MUD. Salon Success students train with MUD products and methodologies not only in a cutting edge classroom specifically designed to enhance the educational atmosphere but also to practice those methodologies in a real salon environment. Read More >>

Salon Success Academy Expanding

June ’17

In answer to a rising demand for quality cosmetology, esthetician and barbering training programs, Salon Success Academy will soon bring a new campus to Plaza West Covina. Slated for a fall opening, the new campus will have all the features Salon Success Academy staff, students, and grads have come to rely upon—and more. Read More >>

Carmageddon is No More

May ’17

It’s the end of Carmageddon—and we couldn’t be happier at the Corona campus of Salon Success Academy! Read More >>

Career Mission Accomplished thanks to Salon Success Academy

April ’17

After looking at many of the surrounding beauty schools in California, Lindsey Loya chose Salon Success Academy because of its partnership with the world renowned Sassoon company. Read More >>

Stiff Competition at Salon Success Academy Barber Battle

March ’17

Last month aspiring barbers competed in Salon Success Academy’s first ever Barber Battle. What exactly is a Barber Battle you ask? Students vie in several different categories against one another other for fun and prizes. Read More >>

Salon Success Academy’s Jeff Gross: Looking Forward

March ’17

To Salon Success Academy’s Vice President of Operations, Jeff Gross, it’s more than just running a business; it’s carrying on his grandfather’s legacy. Read More >>

Salon Success Academy partners with Spark of Love Toy Drive

December ’16

On Thursday December 22nd, Salon Success Academy joined the Spark of Love Toy Drive to provide gifts to children throughout Long Beach who would have otherwise gone without this holiday season. Each year the program provides for some 400 families. Read More >>

Juan Rodriguez Wins First Place in the Barristar Barber Battle

November ’16

Salon Success Academy Riverside Campus Director, Brandy Edwards, was presented with the Ultimate Teacher Award at the Supercuts SUPERSUNDAY event held in Los Angeles last month. Teachers were recognized for the difference they make in students’ lives, and Edwards was nominated by Marcella Castellanos with a heartfelt nomination letter at the award ceremony. Read More >>

Juan Rodriguez Wins First Place in the Barristar Barber Battle

October ’16

Salon Success Academy’s very own Juan Rodriguez won first place in this year’s Barristar Barber Battle in October. Juan found out about the barber battle at Salon Success Academy and immediately signed up. However, the road to first place was not an easy one. Read More >>

How the Power of Social Media Builds Clientele

September ’16

At Salon Success Academy, we provide our students the opportunity to train in a field they love and build their clientele while in school. We love sharing the transformations our students create on the salon floor. Juan Barajas is one of our many passionate students who believes in developing relationships with his clients. Read More >>

Our Upland Campus Gets a Facelift

August ’16

Our beloved Upland campus is getting a complete makeover! One of the original 5 campuses, Upland is located in California’s Inland Empire. For 15 years, Upland has been a place where dreams have become a reality for so many. It also once served as our main corporate office. Now, we’re renovating our flagship campus with new and improved features. Read More >>

Christine Rivera’s Positive Attitude is Contagious

July ’16

Christine Rivera is like many students at Salon Success Academy: she wants to make a better life for herself and her family. And, she believes pursuing a career in cosmetology will help her accomplish that. Christine brings a positive attitude unlike any other to the Salon Success community and the Redlands campus. Read More >>

We Got a Makeover of Our Own

June ’16

Have you heard the news? We got a makeover and it never felt so good! On June 9, 2016, we officially launched our brand new website along with a new look and feel for the entire Salon Success Academy community. Read More >>

Salon Success Academy Students Share their Vision for Wella’s Annual TrendVision 2016

May ’16

Do you have a vision for the next beauty trend? Do you have a passion for creativity? The iconic brand, Wella Professionals, is known for inspiring new and unique hair styling and coloring techniques. That’s why Salon Success Academy is a proud educational partner with this well-known and respected industry leader. Read More >>

Barristar Student Services Adds Another Dimension to the Salon Success Academy Community

April ’16

At Salon Success Academy, we always strive to build positive relationships with our community. And the partnership with Barristar Student Services is no different. Barristar Student Services is one-of-a-kind, producing trade show and classroom tools, products, and equipment for cosmetology students and instructors. Read More >>

Former Marinello Student Finds Safe Haven at Salon Success Academy

March ’16

Kenneth Martinez is enrolled in the Cosmetology program at Salon Success Academy. But his journey to the beauty school hasn’t been an easy one. Read More >>

Salon Success Academy Students Attend the Annual ISSE

February ’16

In January, Salon Success Academy students attended the International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach (ISSE), the biggest beauty and educational expo on the West Coast. Produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), the ISSE event brings passionate professionals together in one place to collaborate and learn from one another. Read More >>

Our Very Own Robert Gross Works Toward Change Each and Every Day

January ’16

In a recent issue of California Stylist, our very own Salon Success Academy President and Owner, Robert Gross, spoke about the positive change he works toward every day. Fred Jones interviewed Bob, calling him a California icon who raises the professionalism of the beauty industry. Bob advocates for public policy changes that he hopes will benefit beauty professionals across the country. Read More >>

Community Involvement is Stronger than Ever at Salon Success Academy

October ’15

We are much more than a beauty school; we are a community! At Salon Success Academy, we pride ourselves in being a people helping company. Our staff, instructors, and students across all five campuses live and breathe this philosophy every day. Our goal is to connect you with the communities where you live and work. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Opens its Doors in Riverside, CA

September ’15

We’re happy to announce our newest addition, Riverside, CA, to our family of beauty schools! Our doors officially opened on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Conveniently located just off the Arlington Avenue exit on the 91 Freeway, our Riverside campus offers programs in cosmetology and barbering. Read More>>

Graduate Achieves Success Thanks to an Education Unlike Any Other

August ’15

Cosmetology school had never been in Megan Miller’s plans. She had always wanted to follow in her dad’s footsteps and attend his Alma mater. She originally considered training to become a neuropsychologist, but doing hair was always her true dream. Read More>>

We’re Expanding the Salon Success Academy Family

July ’15

We’re happy to welcome our newest location, Riverside, CA, to our family of beauty schools! Our Riverside campus, which is set to open soon, is conveniently located off of State Route 91. If you’ve always wanted to help others look and feel their very best, then Salon Success Academy is the place to start. Read More>>

Relay for Life: Another Year of Success

June ’15

Salon Success Academy had another successful year at our Relay for Life event, held on Saturday June 6th. Students, ambassadors, staff, friends, and family dressed up in their best Hollywood attire in keeping with the team’s Hollywood California theme. More than 50 Salon Success Academy team members, raised over $13,000 for this great cause. The 24 hour event was held at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park to help raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Read More>>

It’s Never too Late for a Second Chance

May ’15

Renée Brown took the chance to pursue a new career, and she never looked back. For many years, Renée enjoyed the stability that a state job in California provided her and her family. She supported her family as a law enforcement parole agent. She chose to enroll in beauty school to pursue something she’d always wanted. She enjoys helping others, and what better way than making people look and feel beautiful. Read More>>

15th Annual Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) Returns for another Successful Year

April ’15

Welcome to Our World (W.O.W.) returned for its 15th year to the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA. Hosted by the Professional Beauty Federation of California (PBFC) and sponsoring companies, the event gives beauty industry executives the opportunity to educate state policymakers and regulators about current issues in the beauty industry and shine a positive light on their profession. Read More>>

Cole Thompson Continues to Bring the Lessons of Sassoon to Salon Success Academy

April ’15

World renowned hair designer, Cole Thompson, is Creative Director at Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California. He teaches the Salon Success Academy community Sassoon cutting and coloring techniques. Cole first “fell into” the industry when a local newspaper listed a hair salon needing an assistant. He introduced himself and the salon owner asked him to stay and help out. He really enjoyed the work and decided to make it his career. From that point on, Cole knew Sassoon was the only place he wanted to be. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Offers Community Feel for Redlands Student

March ’15

Kenyetta Bedford has always loved doing hair. After making the move from the windy city of Chicago to sunny California about five years ago, Kenyetta knew she wanted to turn her passion into a career. She wanted a campus that was nearby that offered training preparation for the State Board exam. Salon Success Academy was the obvious choice. Read More>>

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! Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Graduate Overcomes Challenges on her Way to Success

January ’15

Alexa Perry always knew she wanted to do hair and when she graduated high school, Alexa said “I wanted to attend beauty school right away, I didn’t want to wait.” She went for a tour at Salon Success Academy and said she “knew right away that it was the place for me.” She said it was the right “look and feel and I signed up that same day.” Read More>>

Contest Winner Gives Thanks to Her Family

December ’14

Julie H. was the grand prize winner in our “Give Holiday Thanks” essay contest. She won an iPad by sharing her story of the challenges that have faced her and the people who have supported her as she has attended beauty school at Salon Success Academy. Read More>>

School Director: Salon Success Academy ‘Saved my Life’

November ’14

San Bernardino School Director Natalie Ramirez Guiza is passionate about Salon Success Academy because she says the school “saved my life.” Natalie was a single mom, on her own with three children and no child support. Married at 18, Natalie’s job had been mom for a long time when her world was thrown into turmoil. She knew she had to do something if she was going to raise her kids on her own; she just didn’t know what. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy: Always Giving Back

October ’14

The students, faculty and staff of Salon Success Academy have always known their school to be a “people helping company.” But that people-helping philosophy extends far beyond the walls of their five campuses — out into the community and beyond. Read More>>

LightStim Chooses Salon Success Academy

September ’14

LightStim Director of Education Amy Gardner is coming to Salon Success Academy next month to give our students a live product demonstration, along with insight into the benefits of LightStim LED light therapy. Read More>>

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Comes to Salon Success Academy

August ’14

Salon Success Academy Chief Operating Officer Christina Belcher was called out by her niece and now she’s calling on all our campuses to join the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. If you’ve just recently returned to the planet and don’t know, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a fundraiser that supports amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “It’s a great cause that hadn’t received nearly enough attention,” said Christina. “The Ice Bucket Challenge is changing all that.” Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Gave Her a Second Chance for Success

July ’14

Ashlie Huffred understands now that she wasn’t taking her education seriously enough and that her school was right to ask her to leave. But when she asked the people at Salon Success Academy, “can I please come back,” they took a chance that she would be ready to learn the second time around. Read More>>

Relay for Life a Huge Success

June ’14

Salon Success Academy had a fantastic showing at the June 7th Relay for Life event held in Rancho Cucamonga. More than 80 students, staff, friends and family joined in to walk the Guasti Regional Park track for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Teams Up for Relay For Life

May ’14

Salon Success Academy is proud to once again participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser. The event will be held at Guasti Regional Park in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, June 7th and Salon Success Academy hopes to top its fundraising efforts from last year which netted $15,000. Read More>>

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. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy: Three Generations of Vision

March ’14

Richard Gross stepped out of cosmetology school in 1957 with a passion for the beauty industry, an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for the future. By the time he opened his first campus in 1960 under the name Richard’s Beauty College in San Bernardino, Richard was already an award-winning stylist and local celebrity. His Los Angeles salon was attracting walk-ins and movie stars, alike, and he was the host of a local television show offering styling tips to the masses. Read More>>

A Haircut for the Price of a Smile

February ’14

Salon Success Academy graduate Cheri Taylor can give up to 25 haircuts in a single night in her volunteer work for the East San Gabriel Valley Homeless Coalition but says she gets far more than she gives. “They are the most grateful, polite, respectable people I have ever met,” said Cheri. “They all ask — how much for the haircut? And I tell them, it will cost you a smile.” Read More>>

Instructor Joyce Marquez Receives the 2013 Ultimate Teacher Award

January ’14

Cosmetology teacher Joyce Marquez has been named an Ultimate Teacher of the Year. In an event sponsored by Supercuts and held last month at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel, Joyce was chosen as one of only three teachers who were singled out for their “exceptional and extraordinary teaching skills…warm and encouraging interaction with students and for being an outstanding role model for future professionals in the beauty industry.” Read More>>

Salon Success Academy is the Largest Sassoon Academy School Connection Member in the World

December ’13

Salon Success Academy is proud to be among only 20 Sassoon cosmetology schools in North America chosen as Sassoon Academy School Connection member schools and to hold the prestigious ranking as the largest such entity in the world! Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Announces a New Campus Director at Corona Campus

November ’13

Salon Success Academy is glad to announce Curtis Speller as the campus director for its Corona campus. Saying that his vision of growth for the campus directly aligns with where he believes the entire institution is heading, Curtis is passionate about education, his students and their potential. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Designated a Sassoon Academy/
School Connection Member School

November ’13

Salon Success Academy is excited to join with Sassoon International Academy as one of only 20 schools worldwide enrolled in the exclusive Sassoon Academy/School Connection program. Read More>>

Voting for our Annual Halloween Makeup Contest Ends Soon!

October ’13

Salon Success Academy students have been working hard all month to capture the spooky spirit of the Halloween season by competing in our annual Halloween Spookiest Makeup Contest. Now we need your help picking a winner! Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Announces Jeff Gross as New Director of Marketing

October ’13

Salon Success Academy is excited to name Jeff Gross as the school’s new Director of Marketing. Jeff has had a life long association with the school which was founded by his grandfather and is currently owned by his father Robert Gross. Throughout the years, Jeff has had some intensive hands-on training, holding many positions with Salon Success Academy including High School Outreach Coordinator and most recently Facilities Manager. His elevation to Director of Marketing came after a two-year off-campus apprenticeship where Jeff said he learned from a master about the art of effective marketing and networking. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy and Wella Create New Education Partnership

September ’13

In its most recent educational partnership, Salon Success Academy has joined forces with an iconic brand that has a near synonymous relationship with hair: Wella. “Their mission is to partner with the very best schools,” according to Salon Success Academy Director of Salon Development Linda Rios, “and we are one of them.” Read More>>

Graduate to Open Couture Salon Studios in Upland

August ’13

Salon Success Academy graduate Candice Freis and her family are opening an innovative new business concept in the beauty industry in Upland, California. “It’s a no-brainer for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. You get to avoid the drama of working in a traditional salon and focus on your clients and your passion. It really allows you to do your best work,” Candice said. Read More>>

Stylist Credits Her Success to Redlands Campus Director

July ’13

Angela Fuentes-Angel formed close relationships with the staff and Campus Director at Salon Success Academy in Redlands while she was a cosmetology student there. She credits their guidance and support for helping her find success in the beauty industry so quickly after she graduated. After assisting one of the busiest stylists in the Inland Empire, she’s now moved on to a position as a full-time stylist at Bello Cristo Salon. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Raises Over $15,000 for Relay for Life

June ’13

The ‘Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy’ team raised over $15,000 for Relay for Life in Rancho Cucamonga, making them the top fundraising team this year! Read More>>

School Creates Relay For Life Team in Ms. Susan’s Honor

May ’13

Susan Turner was well known around Salon Success Academy for her selflessness; for doing whatever it took to insure the students were happy and finishing their education. She devoted her life to Salon Success Academy before she passed away in June of 2012. Now the students and staff at the school are trying to raise as much money as possible for the “Cut out Cancer with Salon Success Academy” Relay for Life team in honor of their beloved Ms. Susan. Read More>>

Students Sweep Barristar Hair Show Competition

April ’13

Teams from the Salon Success Academy Fontana campus swept the Barristar Hair Show Student Team Competition at the Anaheim Convention Center on April 8th. One team placed first place overall, as well as first place in the hair and makeup categories, and a second team of students placed third overall, as well as second place in makeup and third place in nails. Read More>>

Corona Campus Offers New Nail Technician Program

March ’13

Salon Success Academy is now offering a nail technician program at its new campus location in Corona, California. Students can complete their training quickly, in just 400 hours, and be prepared to pass their State Board exam and start working as a licensed nail technician once they graduate. Read More>>

Ms. Rena’s Tips for Passing the State Board Exam

February ’13

Salon Success Academy takes the State Board exam very seriously! It’s for good reason, though. Every student must pass both the written and practical portions of the exam in order to get their license and start working in the beauty industry. That’s why the Salon Success Academy requires every student to pass a Mock State Board Exam with Ms. Rena before they graduate. “This is real! This is your life! Our goal is to make it so every student passes their first time around,” Ms. Rena said. Read More>>

Student Ambassadors Help Homeless Teens at Operation Safehouse

January ’13

The Student Ambassadors at Salon Success Academy had been volunteering every month at Operation Safehouse, a shelter for homeless and runaway teens in Riverside, California. They knew the holidays would be a difficult time for the teens, so they wanted to do something extra special to cheer them up. Read More>>

Congratulations to our Student of the Year, Eva Perry!

December ’12

Eva Perry has been named the 2012 Salon Success Academy Esthetician Student of the Year! It was an honor bestowed on her by Bioelements, the skin care line the students use at school, and the Director of Esthetics, Mr. Nick Alaniz. She happened to receive her award on the day of her graduation, which made the day extra special for her. Now she’s looking forward to starting her new career as a licensed esthetician and she has a bunch of new products from Bioelements to help get her started! Read More>>

Director Brings Advanced Training & New Passion to Esthetics Program

November ’12

Nick Alaniz, the Director of Esthetics at Salon Success Academy, is taking the esthetics program to the next level at the beauty school. In November, he organized an esthetics symposium for students, which took months of preparation. The event brought together esthetician students from each campus with a group of guest educators for a day filled of advanced training and demonstrations. Read More>>

Vote For Your Favorite Halloween Makeover

October ’12

Students have been busy styling their spookiest, craziest Halloween makeovers as part of a fun contest at Salon Success Academy. Now we need your help choosing a winner! Read More>>

Salon Success Academy & Spa Moving to New Location in Corona

September ’12

There’s a new beauty school in Corona, California. Salon Success Academy is opening a new beauty school in a new building, with a new look, and a new name. The location will allow the beauty school to expand its programs, offer evening classes, employ more instructors, and attract more clientele to the high-end salon and spa. Read More>>

Corona Graduate On Her Way To Becoming New Instructor

August ’12

Hala Abuzaineh graduated from Salon Success Academy Corona campus just two years ago. Now she’s busy working behind the chair at a salon and training to be an instructor at the beauty school she graduated from. She says she loves everything about Salon Success Academy and wants to give back to the school which helped her get started in the beauty industry. Read More>>

Graduate Combines Her Two Passions Working As An Editorial Stylist

July ’12

Kimberly Thompson traveled around the world entertaining people as a professional dancer. After 18 years of being on the road, she felt it was time to settle down and begin a new career. She discovered that by pursuing a career in cosmetology she could combine her love for doing hair with her love for the entertainment industry. Read More>>

Esthetics Graduate Finds Success Through Salon Success

June ’12

Jessica McKeever has been busy building a name for herself in the skin care industry since she graduated from Salon Success Academy in 2009. She’s worked as a medical esthetician, as a waxing educator, and now runs her own business. All of these experiences have taught Jessica a thing or two about the beauty industry. She has great advice for those interested in pursuing a career as an esthetician. Read More>>

Salon Success Students Raise $3,500 For American Cancer Society

May ’12

Students and staff from Salon Success Academy raised over $3500 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life on May 19 at Guasti Regional Park in Rancho Cucamonga. For the third year, the beauty school teamed up with the ‘Fight Cancer with Jeff’ relay team. Not only were the students and staff supporting Jeff’s family, they were also supporting each other in their personal struggles with cancer. Read More>>

Graduates Work Behind The Scenes on Music Video

April ’12

Three graduates from the Salon Success Academy got to experience how exciting working behind the scenes as an editorial stylist can be. BJ Fite, Edgar Medina, and Breanna Ortiz, all graduates of the Salon Success Academy Redlands campus, recently styled the hair and makeup for a music video for Kaden’s song “Black Light.” Read More>>

Student Ambassadors Style Hair & Makeup For Beauty & The Beast

March ’12

Student Ambassadors from all five Salon Success campuses volunteered to do the hair and makeup for the “Beauty & The Beast” production at Montclair High School in March. The students went above and beyond just styling the performers. They quickly established themselves as part of the crew, helping calm the performers’ nerves and change the scenery. Read More>>

Student Leaves Her ‘Mark’ On The Makeup Industry

February ’12

One student at Salon Success Academies is already leaving her mark on the beauty industry. Janet grew up surrounded by licensed cosmetologists and always enjoyed doing hair and makeup. She was working as a nurse at a pediatric clinic, but decided it wasn’t the right fit for her. That’s when she took a tour at Salon Success Academies. She was impressed with what she saw. “The instructors are always encouraging me. My classmates are my best friends. It feels like home here. My only regret is not enrolling sooner,” Janet said. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Raises Money For Domestic Violence Victims

January ’12

Salon Success Academies raised over $1,500 for the House of Ruth, a non-profit organization that assists families victimized by domestic violence, during their annual Cut-A-Thon on Friday, January 20. In addition to raising money for a good cause, the event also helped raise awareness and educate the students about domestic violence. Read More>>

Student Ambassadors Raise $5,000 For Charity

December ’11

This holiday season, the Salon Success Academy student ambassadors continued their tradition of helping needy families in the local community. Throughout the month of December, the ambassadors at each campus coordinated ways to raise money for the designated charity. Their efforts were so successful they raised nearly $5,000 and were able to donate to a second charity. Read More>>

Owner of Salon Success Named President of The Professional Beauty Federation

November ’11

The owner of Salon Success Academies, Bob Gross, is the new president of the Professional Beauty Federation of California. Bob was a founding member of the organization and brings decades of experience and political advocacy with him to the position. “It’s a credible voice for what’s best in the beauty industry and we’re constantly trying to improve things. There’s always something we can be doing to raise the bar,” Bob said. Read More>>

Master Stylist George Miller Coaches, Inspires Salon Success Students

October ’11

George Miller is all about professionalism, communication, and giving good hair. He’s a seasoned beauty professional who spreads his insight and knowledge with Salon Success Academies students every year during a three-day professional development seminar. He has a deep respect for Salon Success Academies, and the students have a deep respect for him. Read More>>

Salon Success Academies Launches Beauty Buzz Blog

September ’11

Salon Success Academies has just launched its new blog — the Beauty Buzz! This new blog will be a valuable resource for beauty school students moving forward with their new careers. You’ll find tips for marketing your services, advice from experts in the beauty industry, interviews with other Salon Success Academies graduates, and much more! Read More>>

Fall is Full of Fun for New Salon Success Students

August ’11

Fall classes will soon be underway at Salon Success Academies! We’re excited to reunite with the returning students and also welcome all of the new students in to the Salon Success family. Read More>>

Ms. Dona named 2011 Ultimate Teacher

July ’11

Salon Success Instructor Dona Tottress-Moss has had a long and fruitful career in the beauty industry. She’s been an instructor for over 40 years, owned her own salon, styled hair for some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, and at one time was an examiner for the Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology. Now Ms. Dona can add to her list of credentials — she’s been named the 2011 Ultimate Teacher by Supercuts. Read More>>

Salon Success Students Show Their SuperStyle Skills

June ’11

Four campuses of Salon Success Academies were represented by four of its most talented students at the Southern California Supercuts SuperStyle event on May 15. An animated group of students and staff from Salon Success came to the event wearing t-shirts and waving signs to show their support for their classmates. Also at the event, Salon Success Instructor Dona Tottress-Moss was honored with the 2011 Ultimate Teacher Award. Read More>>

Salon Success Students and Staff Inspired By Cancer Survivor

May ’11

On April 30, 2011, over sixty Salon Success Academies students, staff members, family, and friends participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event at the Quakes Stadium Soccer Fields in Rancho Cucamonga. The team was able to raise over $2,000 at the event, and over $4,000 in total! Read More>>

Salon Success Academies Helps Fight Cancer With Jeff!

May ’11

Salon Success Academies, a cosmetology school with five campuses in the Inland Empire, will be participating in the Relay For Life of Rancho Cucamonga on April 30th at the Quakes Stadium Soccer Fields. This is the second year that the school will be participating in the event and supporting a recent graduate’s family. Read More>>

Salon Success Graduate Dreams of Opening a Family Business

April ’11

Ashley Gardea hadn’t really considered a career in the beauty industry until her mother encouraged her to join the ROP program during her senior year of high school. After beginning basic cosmetology classes, Ashley realized that this was the career for her, and she enrolled in Salon Success Academies, where she more than how to cut hair – she learned about herself and what she is capable of. Read More>>

Matrix Offers Specialized Education at Salon Success Academies

March ’11

The hair product company Matrix stopped by the Salon Success Academies Upland campus on February 10, 2011 to work our Student Ambassadors and expand their product knowledge. This class was part of a regular series of Matrix classes that our Ambassadors participate in every 3 months. Read More>>

Salon Success Academies Continues a Family Tradition

January ’11

On Sunday, December 19, 2010, Salon Success Academies was full of families continuing a tradition that was started last year. The All About Family event was held at the beauty school in conjunction with the Family Foothills Shelter and offered families from the shelter an opportunity to enjoy the holiday season through generous donations for Salon Success Academies students and staff. Read More>>

Salon Success Academies Helps Students “Start Smart”

October ’10

If you’re considering heading back to school this fall, Salon Success Academies can help you “Start Smart” when it comes to your cosmetology or esthetics education. At Salon Success Academies, our “Starting Smart” orientations are an important part of every class. Our two-day orientations help us welcome every new student to the Salon Success family! Read More>>

Salon Success Academies Students Triumph Over Tragedy

August ’10

Salon Success Academies students, faculty, family, and friends all joined forces to honor Iman Wahid, a student who was the victim of domestic violence, through a fashion show event that was held on August15, 2010. The event raised over $4,000 for The House of Ruth. Read More>>

Salon Success Academies Students are Super Stylists!

June ’10

Salon Success Academies sent seven lucky students to the Pechanga Resort and Casino to participate in the SuperCuts Super Sunday event last month and compete in the Junior Mannequin and the SuperStyle competitions. But before these talented students could compete at Super Sunday, they had to win the Salon Success Academies “So You Think You Can Style” contest, held at school and online. Read More>>

Salon Success Academies Reaches Out to Local High Schools in 100,000 Ways

May ’10

Continuing a tradition of strong community involvement, Salon Success Academies is working hard to reach out to local high schools in a variety of ways. The beauty school has committed to raising $100,000 for local schools through fundraising projects, by donating school supplies and free salon services, and through participation in school career fairs. All of these projects help Salon Success Academies stay involved in communities throughout the Inland Empire. Read More>>

Student Ambassadors Lead the Way to Brighter Careers at Salon Success

April ’10

Salon Success Academies has always been committed to giving students a well-rounded education that not only prepares them for a career in the beauty industry, but prepares them to become role models and leaders in their communities. In November of 2009, Salon Success Academies began a Student Ambassador program that helps provide students with this well-rounded education. Read More>>

Salon Success Academies is Celebrating 50 Years!

February ’10

Salon Success Academies is kicking off a year-long celebration to commemorate their 50th anniversary! Read More>>

Salon Success Works with Students to Give Back to the Community

January ’10

Salon Success Academies believes in giving back to the community whenever possible, and during the holiday season they went above and beyond, holding an “All About Family” event. On December 19, 2009, students, staff, and friends of the school worked together to create a special Christmas party for families from homeless shelters in the Inland Empire. Families arrived at the Upland campus unsure of what to expect, and were greeted with smiling faces, holiday decorations, and plenty of cheer! Read More>>

Salon Success Students Showcase their Talent and Support Each Other!

November ’09

Salon Success Academies prides itself on offering students many chances to express their creativity. The school has always held contests in the classroom, giving students an opportunity to practice their skills in a fun, competitive environment. This fall, the school took two contests to new level, and blended them with the Salon Success Academies Facebook page. Read More>>

Salon Success Academies Offers Students a Chance to Get Connected

September ’09

Salon Success Academies is more than just a beauty school. Our school’s philosophy is to treat each student as part of our family, providing them with the skills and expertise necessary to advance their career. Salon Success makes a student a part of this family from the first day of orientation all the way through graduation. And now we are offering more ways to get involved in the Salon Success community, with pages on Facebook and Twitter. Read More>>

Salon Success Academy Teacher is the Ultimate in Her Field

August ’09

Salon Success Academy is excited to announce that Katheryn Woertink, or “Ms. Reni” has received the Ultimate Teacher award at this year’s Supercuts SuperSunday event! Read More>>

Salon Success Academies: Committed to a Leadership Role in Beauty Education

May ’09

For the past 18 years, Salon Success Academy has been a highly regarded member of the southern California beauty school industry. Not satisfied to rest on their laurels, President and Owner, Robert Gross and Education Director, Susan Turner, began testing a progressive initiative in October 2008 — to enhance the Salon Success Academy (SSA) brand name and image by providing students with added value to the school’s already first-rate beauty education. Read More>>

Trained Beauty Professionals are Still in Demand

March ’09

In these problematic economic times (Feb. 2009 U.S. unemployment rate – 8.1%), the United States Department of Labor predicts that job prospects for hairstylists, cosmetologists and skin care specialists will increase by 10 to 20% through 2010 and even beyond. In the near future, employment openings for manicurists and pedicurists are projected to increase by as much as 20 to 35 percent. Read More>>

Pack Your Suitcase For an Exciting Cosmetology Career

February ’09

How would you like to cruise the Caribbean as part of your cosmetology career? Or work overseas at an exotic spa? Or spend your winters at a luxury resort in the tropics? Read More>>

Cosmetology Makes U.S. News & World Report Top Careers List

January ’09

For the first time, Cosmetology is on the list of top careers of 2008. U.S. News & World Report annually publishes a list of the year’s Best Careers. Read More>>

A Cut Above: You Could Become a Stylist to the Stars

December ’08

Walking down the red carpet is the ultimate goal of many celebrities in Hollywood and in the music industry. What they wear, and how it’s worn as they grace the red carpet, will be covered in People, E, and In-Touch, plus evokes commentary from everyone from Joan Rivers to Ryan Seacrest. But who are the stylists behind these looks? How did they begin? How can you become one of the trend-setters? Read More>>



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Our mission is to equip our students with the tools necessary to succeed in the beauty industry by providing exceptional technical education in the classroom and servicing our local communities. The training our students receive will enable them to successfully attain employment in the beauty industry and related fields.

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