JD Academy Programs
JD Academy creates salon professionals.
The JD Academy salon program has been designed with a heavy hands-on approach, giving aspiring artists the opportunity to become salon professionals and/or entrepreneurs. Students are led by industry-experienced instructors that bring real-life experience to the classroom.
Our educators teach using a variety of methodologies to engage all types of learners. The low teacher to student ratio allows ample opportunity to work directly with educators who prefer to be considered as mentors.
The cosmetology program focuses on the following areas:
Engage with JD Academy. Engage with the industry.
From your first day of class through the day you graduate, JD Academy puts a clear emphasis on giving you confidence in your ability as a salon professional. Engaging with your class, engaging with your clients and engaging you with employers — we’re going to present you with the skillset needed to succeed in the industry and the confidence to trust that those skills will take you where you want to go.
Master the foundational skills.
With a hands-on approach, you’ll learn to make clean, precise cuts & perfect color mixtures. You’ll learn to create the perfect blow-out and style from a wet set. Learn professional approaches to rollers, curlers and other accessories. You’ll learn to create volume at the roots and both wave and straighten hair correctly and efficiently.
Develop your arsenal with advanced techniques.
From advanced layering to current trends like balayage, our goal is for you to leave JD Academy with a marketable, clear, clean and precise foundational skillset above and beyond what most schools are teaching so you can transition from student to professional as quickly as possible. Being able to walk into your first interview and being able to honestly say, “Yeah, I can do that”, is a huge step in that direction.
Build a portfolio that opens doors
As you transition to a professional career in the salon industry, your going to be asked to “prove it”. So you can do great blowouts? Prove it. So you know how to balayage? Prove it.
A rock-solid portfolio is your foot in the door and will be key to opening the doors to the types of salons that you’re working towards. JD Academy will offer you many opportunities to create an extremely high-level, door-opening portfolio that shows off your best work.
Whether you someday decide to open your own salon or spa or work your way into one of the top established locations worldwide, understanding how to properly manage time, staff, clients, and more will be key to maximizing your earning potential and satisfaction in the industry.
Love the art. Own your clients.
JD Academy teaches The Summit Business Curriculum, a platform developed to teach you the business side of the industry so you can build a clientele base and increase your estimated earnings. Whether you work for a salon, rent a station or operate your own business, we’ll offer you the knowledge you need to maximize your profitability.
Crush the State Exam.
JD Academy will give you the detailed, theoretical and health/safety education needed to pass the state board written exam. You’ll participate in multiple mock State Board practical exams to amply prepare you to pass the practical portion of the state board. We bring in guest presenters to discuss the ins-and-outs and what to expect. We’ll get you through this.
You’ll make lifetime friendships & connections
We absolutely love watching the relationships and bonds created between our student teams develop. We foster a social environment, both because it makes the learning process more fun and because it prepares you for life in a salon. With class sizes intentionally held to small groups, you’re going to create lifetime friendships as well as future networking opportunities.
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