Perky may be the first word that pops into your mind when you meet her, but there is much more to her than glitter and giggles. Meet Wezlynn Davis, Director of Business Development. Her history with Salon Schools Group started innocently enough – she thought she’d attend The Spa School to become an Esthetician. Soon after graduation she put on her white lab jacket, whipped out the beakers and developed her own customizable skin care line…Bing Bang Boom – here she is – owner of The Beauty Lab in Delaware, OH and working to spread the beauty love at Salon Schools Group! What CAN’T she do? We haven’t figured that out! She does it ALL – Product development, curriculum design, school admissions, Super Mom, Master of Skin Care…there’s more but we’re tired of typing
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!)
When nature calls, she answers! Wait, that doesn’t sound right…she LOVES nature! Give her a body of water and she’ll swim it; a plot of land and she’ll camp it; a furry friend, she’ll pet it.
Give her a student with a financial aid problem and she’ll solve it! At Salon Schools Group she’s our Vice-President, Student Aid.
Her extensive background in Federal Financial Aid programs and legislation makes her an invaluable asset to our staff and, especially, our students. In addition to her work family, Cheryl enjoys a loving family full of children and grandchildren. Bonus? She’s super sweet!
Hello, my name is Luke Hanks, President of the Ohio State Schools of Cosmetology, Nationwide Beauty Academy, The Spa School, and The Hair Experts Barber School. I appreciate you taking the time to read about me and my vision for the future of the schools.
I came to the organization in 2008 and have very much enjoyed getting to the know the industry and the people that make it what it is today. With a background in finance and business, the cosmetology and barber industries have been quite a shift for me, but a shift that I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to embrace.
In addition to my position within the organization, I was appointed by Governor John Kasich to the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology in 2013 for a term that continues through 2017. This has been a remarkable experience and has broadened my perspective and knowledge in ways I couldn’t have anticipated.
Much of my time to date has been focused on facilities and technology updates, making sure that we are keeping pace with the world around us. Couple that with learning and navigating the requirements of our regulatory bodies (State Board, NACCAS, US Department of Education) and it has kept me very, very busy!
While those efforts are never ending, I have also begun to hone in on what I consider the most important component in all that we do. Our people! I am thoroughly committed to making sure we remain the best and the way we will accomplish that is by finding, hiring, and developing the best cosmetology, esthetic, manicuring, and barber educators the industries have to offer.
So to prospective students, if you are considering a career in cosmetology or barber styling, you couldn’t join us at a better time. Our educators are poised to take the industries to the next level!
Current students, know we are developing programs, ideas, and concepts that will enhance the education you are receiving and we are excited beyond belief that you have given us the opportunity to provide you an education.
Members of the public, come give our supervised students the chance to brighten your day! They are the future and we need your help to show the world that our students are at the front of the pack.
Thanks again for reading and look for big things to come! Make it a great day!