The Ribbon Has Been Cut!
What a whirlwind 4-months it’s been. As you may have read or heard previously, JD Academy went through an ownership and branding change back in March. In that time, we’ve completed that rebranding, we’ve gone through a major renovation at the school, we’ve added 5 new educators and staff members, we’ve nearly doubled the size of our Esthetician program’s facility and we’ve just been generally kicking ass and taking names. It’s been awesome to watch.
On July 27th, JD Academy opened our doors to our family, our friends and our community to celebrate those last 4 months and the bright future we’re building for our students and ourselves at this incredible school. The ceremonial ribbon was cut, great times were had and we feel so blessed to have such a great “village” helping make everything we do possible. We appreciate all of you.
We Celebrated, Mingled, Networked, Ate, Drank, Explored & Learned
We had Special Industry Guests, Presenters & Product Specialists:
Redken • Patrick Evan Salon (SF)
Kenny Berk is a renowned Bay Area stylist. He spent 16 years with the Vidal Sassoon Organization, followed by 20 years with Redken NYC. With over 40 years of hard-earned industry knowledge and technique development, Kenny has provided a variety of programs for aspiring & up-and-coming artists, from in-salon workshops to multi-manufacturer trade shows throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and Korea.
Vidal Sassoon • Nikko SF • Nicolas Hair
Nicolas is a storied stylist who worked directly with Vidal Sasson in The U.K. He went on to help Sassoon start his North American empire – leading the opening of Sassoon salons & their flagship schools in Toronto, Beverly Hills, and San Francisco.
JD Academy has been honored to host Nicolas through our Guest Presenter Series as he’s walked our students through some of the classic techniques he’s spent decades mastering and as he’s shared his incredibly valuable insight into the industry.
Rey Cardenas is one of the industry’s premier colorists and a Sasson-trained stylist. Rey and his team have launched the Bella Colori Coloring System – a product platform designed to create efficiencies in the coloring process without the stylist sacrificing any of the quality or control.