About The Salon Academy

OUR MISSION
Encouraging each student to achieve their highest potential while achieving excellence in the art and science of Cosmetology and provide quality education to prepare graduates for a successful career.

OWNERS
Educational Director – April-Dawn Crandall-Jennette
Financial Aid Officer/Administrator – Brian Jennette

ACCREDITED BY
National Accrediting Commission of
Career Arts and Science
4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA 22302
703-600-7600

LICENSED BY
State of Michigan, Department of Commerce, Board of Cosmetology Licensing
P.O. Box 30244
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-9201

AFFILIATIONS
National Cosmetology Association
Michigan Cosmetology School Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools

GOALS
The Salon Academy seeks to provide the beauty industry with graduates who are a credit to the institution, their employers, and the Cosmetology industry. On a more personal basis, The Salon Academy strives to offer programs with the employability and earning potential of the graduate in mind. Therefore, our objectives of the program are:
1. To provide real life exposure to the role of a Cosmetologist.
2. To build a solid foundation of beauty culture technical skills.
3. To acquaint students with equipment and products essential to the profession.
4. To make each graduate aware of possible field of work and opportunities for advancement.
5. To impress upon each graduate the necessity for ongoing education to insure professional improvement.
6. To maintain adequate flexibility so as to identify and include frequent product and styling innovations in the department areas.
7. To fulfill all State Board of Cosmetology requirements for licensing.

FACILITIES
The Salon Academy's main campus is located at 440 Marshall Street in Coldwater, MI within the Fairfield Plaza. There is a separate classroom for each level of instruction, with a "clinic" area for the public where students are supervised by licensed instructors to practice on men, women and children to gain "hands on experience". The school occupies 7500 square feet in a mall type location.

Our second campus is located at 2103 W. Michigan Avenue, in Jackson, Michigan across from the Westwood Mall. This location occupies 3960 square feet in a mall type location. There is a separate classroom for each level of instruction with a "clinic" area for public, where students are supervised by licensed instructors to practice on men, women and children to gain "hands on experience".

Both schools maintain modern facilities and equipment for students to learn current hair, skin and nail techniques with design.

ADMISSION
The Salon Academy admission policy requires all students to hold a high school diploma or a high school graduation equivalency diploma (GED). The Administrator can assist those without a diploma in ways to obtain a diploma or GED thus qualifying for admission to The Salon Academy. Admission to the Cosmetology Instructor program requires a current Michigan Cosmetology license. It is the policy of The Salon Academy not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, ethnic origin, age, color, religion, or handicap in the educational programs, activities, employment or recruitment.

TRANSFERS & CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS TRAINING:
All transfer students must complete an entrance exam prior to starting. The score received will be used to give credit hours of previous training. Hours will be transferred with a certified transcript from their previous training and/or hours may be verified by the State Board of Cosmetology of Michigan. Each transfer learner will be placed within the schools’ tier system based on transfer exam and required to complete requirements as outlined for that area of education.

Credit for tuition and fees will be pro-rated in accordance to the number of hours credited based on their exam. A registration fee of $100.00 will be required and due at the signing of the enrollment agreement/contract. The transfer students will be responsible for the $15 state registration fee and this will be due by the 10th of the month following their enrollment date, along with a $25.00 fee for two name tags and a $25 fee for two school shirts. Students who transfer may be required to purchase all THE SALON ACADEMY text books.

THE SALON ACADEMY students who wish to transfer to other institutions may have a certified transcript of test scores and hours upon meeting all requirements of their contract and any portion of the refund policy as required. Transfer start dates follow all course start dates and must attend an orientation prior to starting.

TWO LOCATIONS: Coldwater, MI 1-877-772-2355 & Jackson, MI 517-782-8700
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The Salon Academy (Coldwater) - 440 Marshall St - Coldwater, MI 49036, USA - 517-279-2355
The Salon Academy (Jackson) - 2103 W. Michigan Ave. - Jackson, MI 49202, USA - 517-782-8700
We service Coldwater, Hillsdale, Jackson, Sturgis, Albion, Battle Creek, Portage, Kalamazoo,
Adrian, Holt as well as Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana
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