April 12, 2019

How to Become a Hairstylist in California – The 4 Steps

The Experience

You know you want to become a hairstylist.  So now what? Let’s say you’re pretty damn good at doing hair.  You whip that mop into shape and your over-the-sink, store-bought coloring jobs look about, or as good as going to the salon. You’re probably the first one your friends call when they’re looking to try…

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March 25, 2019

Andrew Carruthers, Sam Villa Education & More – A Great Week at JD Academy

Contests, The Experience

What an amazing few weeks! It has been such a pleasure over the last few weeks with so many changes going on at the academy. We’ve not only changed owners, but we’ve also partnered with Sam Villa to further our students’ education and drive home the experience they have while they are on their journey…

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February 3, 2019

W Academy is Now JD Academy of Salon + Spa

The Experience

It’s official.  W Academy has changed our name to JD Academy of Salon + Spa. The W Academy backstory: A lot of folks are familiar with The W Academy of Salon + Spa cosmetology & esthetician school in Danville, but the academy’s original founder, Wassim Kaddura, started the school back in 2010 at our original…

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January 8, 2019

JD Academy Students Providing Haircuts for Homeless

Giving Back

The JD Academy Student Team recently teamed up with the Concord, CA Homeless Shelter – spending their day giving haircuts to some folks who could use a little boost When Patrick Regan, an MBA student at JFK University, reached out to Amanda Pinkham, one of our amazing JD Academy teachers, the conversation went along the…

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December 29, 2018

The real, dirty low down on attending beauty school

The Experience

We’re JD Academy of Salon + Spa in Danville, CA and we’re here to cut through the “BS” and give you straight answers to the 5 questions we get most often What’s this REALLY going to cost me? How am I going to pay for that? What can I expect to make after I’ve graduated…

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