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I really, firmly believe there’s no better decision you can make than being at The Salon Professional Academy.

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Michael Cole

Michael Cole’s track record in the salon industry has been absolutely phenomenal. He has accumulated over 30 years of experience as a stylist, manager, executive chain director, and multiple salon owner. For the last 20 years, Michael has been the founder and president of Salon Development Corporation, an international company specializing in salon business training.

He is a world-renowned recipient of numerous awards for his contribution in helping tens of thousands of salon professionals transform their businesses. The key to Michael’s success is his unique ability to observe current and future business trends and translate them into systems and methods by which salons achieve dramatic growth. He has been featured in all industry trade journals as an expert in salon management.

Kevin ChampagnePlay Video

Kevin Champagne, a Redken Artist, Certified Haircolorist, KRS Summit Salon owner, and award-winning stylist, has been in the industry for 31+ years now, over 27 of them with Redken. His quest for knowledge of all kinds plus his background in theatre, dance, and mathematics, makes Kevin uniquely qualified and helps him assist stylists in self-discovery which is the best way to learn. Kevin is qualified to teach and has taught all of Redken’s Color Platforms, from the salon level to main stage. His class, “Color 101”, was, for a few years, the most popular program offered at several distributor shows.

Sam Villa

You have made the right choice, my friends!

Never before has the industry seen a more passionate, committed approach to teaching future salon professionals. The Salon Professional Academy in Tennessee not only teaches the fundamentals, they incorporate the “real life” experiences of a salon environment that are essential to being successful once the hours are finished, the board has been taken and you step into your new profession.

Although the “stuff in the books” has to be mastered, it’s so much better to be in a place that actually cares how you progress each day, week, and month. The Salon Professional Academy is dedicated to your success, your livelihood, and beyond. You will find yourself in a safe place every day participating with energy. You will be encouraged to learn from your outcomes and share your experiences with others so they may learn from you, as well.

As a dedicated industry professional for over 30 years, I am still going strong as ever! I could not imagine myself doing anything else and I am grateful every day for the ability to change a person’s look AND outlook. The huge reward we get from all of this is that we make people feel better about themselves! How cool is that?

The education you are about to be exposed to has made me who I am today.

I wish you much success on your journey into this wonderful world of beauty. There is so much out there to strive for and there is no better place to get started than right here, The Salon Professional Academy in Tennessee! Aspire for more and go for greatness!

All the best,
Sam Villa
Redken Education Artistic Director

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When you graduate from The Salon Professional Academy, you will be a knowledgeable and skilled professional trained to pass the state board exams and work as a cosmetologist.