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February 2, 2024

JD Academy changes lives, one student at a time

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Events, Giving Back, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, Student Stories, The Experience, The Industry

A few alumni and a current student shared their JD Academy experience. Below are excerpts from their testimonials. – JD Academy Magazine, fall 2023  

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January 5, 2024

A Beauty Industry Beginning By Shayla Loren

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Newsletter, Student Life, The Experience, The Industry, Uncategorized

Shayla created this set of eyelashes on “Annabelle,” the character her group created for the Fall Scholarship Contest, as seen in our double issue of JD Academy Magazine. One thing that has become very clear to me since beginning a career in the beauty industry is that no part of it is a one-size-fits-all. In…

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December 19, 2023

JD Academy – Interview with Nicholas Church at our 2023 Hair Skin Show!

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Newsletter, Student Life, The Experience, The Industry, Uncategorized

JD Academy was honored to host Mr. Nicolas Church at its August 15, 2023, Hair and Skin Show in its boutique academy in Danville, CA. Nicolas Church has quite a story about his journey from England to California as a hairdresser and how his haircutting system evolved. Mr. Nicolas Church – His Early Years Nicolas,…

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November 23, 2023

A Few Words Of Advice to JD Academy Students

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Newsletter, Student Life, The Experience, The Industry, Uncategorized

Hi. I am Mia Moran. I have a few things to share about a JD Academy journey.  First, don’t just show up. Show up every day with your best foot forward and treat every day like it’s something exciting. It is! It is hopefully the start of your lifelong career. Don’t come to school every…

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November 14, 2023

FAQ ABOUT JD ACADEMY

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Newsletter, Student Life, The Experience, The Industry, Uncategorized

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2023 JD Academy Hosts Hair and Skin Show

Contests, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Events, Giving Back, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, Student Stories, The Experience, The Industry

The JD Academy, Hair/Skin Show was the brainchild of our president and owner, Ms. Janet Paradiso. A collaboration of well-known professionals in the industry was to bring their talents, education, and worldly experience to Danville, California. Invitations were sent with great anticipation, and planning for this unprecedented event began. The school was transformed into enchantment! The students participated in all aspects of this exciting adventure. They acted as…

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October 21, 2023

The Power of Social Media

Contests, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Events, Giving Back, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, Student Stories, The Experience, The Industry

After working in the beauty industry for over ten years, I have seen the advantages of sharing my business on social media. The best thing to do while still in school is everything! You have to set yourself up for success. Whether that is being ready to hit the salon/spa floor or getting your social…

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September 21, 2023

THE POWER OF HAIR An Except from “Hair Matters” by Elayne Becker

Cosmetology, Events, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, Student Stories, The Experience, The Industry

“A haircut can change and enhance your mood by the time you are at blow-dry. Covering the regrowth or changing the color can bring happiness in less than two hours; that is the hair’s power…” “Hair matters because hair is art. Hair is the canvas for the expression of our creativity. Hair is the art,…

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August 22, 2023

JD Academy The Business of Bridal

Contests, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Events, Giving Back, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, Student Stories, The Experience, The Industry

JD Academy hosted a series of classes, The Business of Bridal, followed by a “Styling Brides” scholarship contest that was a huge success! The Business of Bridal was created to give students an overview of the Bridal Business, emphasizing thorough consultation and effective listening skills to design a bride or bridal party’s desired look. In…

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August 2, 2023

Getting started as a make-up artist – by Denise Gaston

Contests, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Events, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, The Experience, The Industry

As a student and/or licensed professional, you will have a myriad of choices when purchasing makeup products and supplies. What are your favorite brands? Most offer “pro cards,” which allow you to purchase at a discount. If you want to see multiple brands under one roof, plan on attending “The MakeUp Show.” Visit www.themakeupshow.com for…

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