Here are some of the most common questions we get from prospective students. If you have a question that’s not listed here, please contact our admissions office and ask!
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What is Salon Schools Group?
Salon Schools Group is comprised of four Ohio State School of Cosmetology locations, Nationwide Beauty Academy, The Spa School, and The Hair Experts Barber School, all located in central Ohio, under the same professional ownership, and not affiliated with one national retail product company. This independence allows a myriad of teaching philosophies, hair and skin techniques and products so critical for well-rounded student education.
Why should I choose a Salon Schools Group school?
In addition to local on-site management, and professional, independent ownership, SSG is the only group of schools within Ohio licensed and accredited to offer all disciplines in the cosmetology, barber, esthetics, spa and nail industry. As an all-encompassing career group, prospective students are assured they can choose the specialty school best suited to their career goals-true one stop shopping! Should SSG graduates decide to acquire a compatible and additional license, generous tuition reductions are offered.
What are the differences between Ohio State Cosmetology Schools and Nationwide Beauty Academy?
Nationwide Beauty Academy has a long and laudable reputation, and is renown for using a variety of teaching methods known world-wide. Through its specific Salon Oriented Program, Nationwide provides the professional structure to develop true hair designers. Our graduate designers are ready, willing and able to blend into any professional salon, and they know why as well as how something works. Knowing how only results in technical skills. Knowing why allows the freedom to create. This freedom is achieved through a unique educational system, incorporating salon reality with technology on the cutting edge of education.
Nationwide Beauty Academy is the only Salon Schools Group member to offer the 1500 Basic Cosmetology course, developed for those who know they plan to work for an existing salon upon graduation. This course does not include the management program, and therefore is considerably shorter (just 9 months on a fulltime schedule). Many NBA students have their career positions already organized, and the shorter course allows them to enter the profession much earlier.
Ohio State Schools of Cosmetology has enjoyed the same leadership for 35 plus years with a strong core group of fully licensed educators. We’ve “been there, done that” and confidently will continue to be the education leader in Ohio! From our original downtown Columbus school we have grown to offer what we refer to as “Complete Cosmetology” in beautiful facilities located in high traffic areas of central Ohio. Our students benefit from our multiple-personality schools.
The beauty industry is constantly changing and so are we! You can be assured that the training we offer is up to the minute in hair styling, hair cutting and product knowledge. Our skin care lines are imported from France and Hungary; our hair care lines include Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Nexxus, and many others – a variety of professional products found in the most exclusive salons and spas. Complete Cosmetology!
I am investigating schools. What are the questions I need to ask at my interview?
Here are just a few of the questions you should ask… If you have specific or personal questions feel free to ask the admissions counselor. At the Salon Schools Group, we believe you should study in an environment you’re comfortable in, and it all starts with the admissions process!
Know anyone who has a pet hedgehog, much less two hedgehogs? Then meet Sabrina Walden, “mommy” of Murff and Cutie, also mother of one human. Sabrina will be involved in every aspect in your term as a student as she assists other staff members in making your education relevant, fun and hassle free!
While grounded firmly in reality (mostly) she enjoys other-worldly pursuits through MARCON (Multiple Alternate Reality Convention) – with Steam Punk being her favorite alternate genre and Sci Fi being her favorite reading material. (Werewolf? There wolfe!)
Don’t let her makeup, stylish nails and red hair fool you. Janice knows her way around…horses! Raised in Pennsylvania-Dutch Country (yes she speaks that as well as French), Janice is an equestrian of some note, (English Side-Saddle) placing 4th representing Pennsylvania at Madison Square Garden in NYC, during an International Competition.
Now focusing on different manes, Janice has more connections in the Ohio beauty industry than just about anybody. As the long time “face” of Nationwide Beauty Academy and The Spa School, Janice has placed dozens and dozens of SSG graduates in Ohio salons. If there is a salon job opening, Janice knows about it because our graduates are so much in demand.
Janice will be the first to tell you, don’t be brand-washed! Call her at 614-888-1092 to join our family of locally-owned independent schools. Janice works from her office in Columbus, not from another time-zone.
From twirling fire to twirling hair, Susie now twirls in her chair to greet future cosmetologists at Heath’s OSSC admissions office. Yes, Susie was a majorette at Liberty Union High School, in Baltimore, and amazed football crowds with her ability to twirl 3, not just 1, flaming batons.
After graduating from OSSC East, Susie twirled hair for many years, specializing in haircutting and haircolor. Susie especially loved creating her own salon schedule while raising her two sons.
Now, twirling for Susie means answering her phone promptly when you call to schedule your admissions interview. Call Susie today at 740 788 9518.