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April 19, 2020


Local News

Temporary Distance Education [TDE]. The JD Academy of Salon and Spa East Bay campus is temporarily closed for on sight education due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). Education has moved to Temporary Distance Education “TDE” delivered by the JD Academy team of instructors online. Educators, student services, financial aid, admissions, the director, and the president remain…

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October 3, 2019

Making $100K as a Stylist is Easier Than You Think

The Industry

Did you know making $100K annually as a hairstylist is possible? Well, it is and we’re here to help show you how! In this blog, we’ll go over business concepts, math, and some examples!

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September 5, 2019

Should I go to Beauty School Instead of a Traditional College?

The Experience

Its Fall and School is in Session It’s fall!  It’s getting cooler.  It gets dark earlier.  Where’d everybody go? It’s that time of year when most traditional 2 and 4-year colleges have just started their fall semesters.  We know that a lot of those who ultimately end up enrolling at JD Academy (or any beauty…

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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, California 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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