Get to Know Us
Your success is our mission.
Since 2010, JD Academy of Salon + Spa has offered Cosmetology and Esthetician programs in The San Francisco East Bay. Those programs are focused on Clean, Clear, Precise and Consistent – both in your technique and in the way your education is delivered from experts in-the-field.
We are different by design
You will come away with a better education
While so many schools focus on quantity, we are one of the few institutions who place a sincere focus on quality: The quality of our education, the quality of our students and the quality of the careers our students enjoy after graduating from the JD platform.
We’re not the least expensive option (nor the most expensive), but we 100% believe that we provide the best value in the industry and that your earning potential as a JD Academy graduate will be better for it. We’ve invested in acquiring the highest quality teachers in the salon and spa industry. We’ve intentionally limited our class sizes to increase our teacher:student ratio. We’ve invested in creating a curriculum that will genuinely make you a better professional, not only on the technique side, but on the business side as well.
We engage all types of learners through:
- Simple Instruction
- Demonstrated Techniques
- Ample Hands-On Practice
Our Danville Location
Located in beautiful downtown Danville, our East Bay beauty school is centrally located and easily accessible from 680.
520 San Ramon Valley Boulevard
Danville, CA 94526
Meet our Team
Better education through better educators
All of our educators have many years of hands-on experience in the subjects they teach. W Academy specifically pursues educators who are currently active in the industry, bringing real-life experience to the classroom. This means an up-to-date education on current trends and modern technology that is truly marketable to your future employers, not an out-of-date curriculum designed simply to help you pass an exam.
Her training includes Matrix Artistic Educator, She also earned many certifications, including Milady's Career Institute, Milady's Business Fundamentals, International Dermal Institute, International Academy of Precision Haircutting, The Effective Colleges and Schools from the Pacific Institute, Certificate of Achievement for REDKEN Hair Color, Certificate of Achievement MATRIX Hair Color & WELLA
In addition to being a licensed aesthetician, she is a certified medical assistant (CMA), specializing in injections and certified Biofeedback Energy Medicine Therapist and Health Wellness Coach, Reiki and Laughter Yoga Meditation Leader. She has trained skincare students and professionals as well as doctors and nurses worldwide.
Elayne started a second career in cosmetology and graduated with honors from Paul Mitchell cosmetology school in Pleasant Hill, CA where she taught for seven years prior to joining the W Academy of Salon + Spa team in January 2015. She has earned certifications in advanced haircutting, color and styling, Her passion is to inspire her students and motivate them to succeed and feel confident about themselves. Elayne views cosmetology as art and cosmetologists as artists. She is an author and has published the book ``Hair Matters`` which is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com. Every day her clients and students are the recipients of her joy, passion and love for this art form. A sample of her many rave reviews can be found in our testimonial section, on Facebook, and in Yelp.
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