Modern Salon Magazine Honors Evergreen Beauty College for Job Placement 2nd Year in a Row

Modern Salon Excellence in EducationLocal Washington State family owned business – Evergreen Beauty College located in Everett, Bellevue and now opening in Renton was recognized as a finalist as one of the top beauty colleges in North America by Modern Salon Magazine.  Evergreen Beauty College is operated by the Trieu family starting in 1996 after fleeing from Vietnam in 1975. Job Placement as one category that is very vital to the community during the times of recession was where Evergreen Beauty is a finalist as one of the top 3 multi-unit (multiple location division) beauty schools. Please read below for details.

OCT. 17, 2012, LINCOLNSHIRE, IL—MODERN SALON Media Editorial Director Michele Musgrove today announced the 2012 “Excellence in Education” honorees in its annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools.

Hundreds of entries were submitted from cosmetology schools from across North America and fifty four different schools were honored across eight categories – ranging from marketing to use of technology to school culture. Each category was broken into four classes – based on school size and whether it entered as an independent school or part of a larger group.

MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss will announce the top honorees during a special presentation on Sunday, October 28th at the AACS (American Association of Cosmetology Schools) annual convention in Orlando.

“These are so many schools doing amazing things, preparing their students for a vibrant future in the professional beauty industry, supporting their communities and taking full advantage of technological opportunities. We are thrilled to be able to highlight and share some of these best practices” said MODERN SALON Media Editorial Director Michele Musgrove. “We look forward to providing examples and inspiration through their stories and accomplishments through our magazine, website, e-letter and social media platforms.”

The honorees are …


Multi-Unit School, complete organization:
• Ogle School of Hair, Skin, Nails, Arlington, TX
• Evergreen Beauty College, Everett, WA
• Xenon International Academy, Wichita, KS

Recognizing excellence and sharing stories of innovation, inspiration and collaboration from every stage of the professional beauty industry life cycle is an important part of MODERN SALON Media’s ongoing mission.

“Through Excellence in Education, all types of cosmetology schools—small, large and multi-unit—are represented,” Musgrove explains. “We hope the professional salon industry will join us in celebrating them, and that these schools will use this honor to celebrate themselves.

Deadlines and application details for MODERN SALON’s fourth annual Excellence in Education program will be posted online at For information, email Joyce Alverio at

Here are some details on some of Evergreen Beauty Colleges practices for job placement and continues to evolve and change:

Evergreen’s initiatives are not only to place Evergreen’s students, but keep them successful in the industry. They have 8 International Business Student of the Year placers in the last 3 years.

Externship – this program allows students to work in a real salon/spa towards the end of a students’ program. This gives students experience, gets them face time with the managers and by passes the resume stage for job hunting. We also provide weekly mentoring sessions during this time discussing pros/cons and how to overcome hiring objections during the externship program.

Gift Baskets – Following all externships, Evergreen Beauty College includes an evaluation form to give them insight and feedback on areas of concern for improvement in Evergreen’s training and what they are looking for. This has given the school great feedback in curriculum training, real feedback from a manager for students, strengthens Evergreen’s relationships with local salons, and gives visual presences of Evergreen Beauty Colleges’ brand.

Guest Speakers – Evergreen Beauty College allows 2 salon managers a month per department to come in and guest speak to show latest trends and job interviewing techniques to Evergreen’s students.  At this time, Evergreen’s students prepare resumes to hand into the managers the day of a guest speaking event.

Surveys for Salons – Every 8 weeks Evergreen’s president emails salons/spa featured students’ profile that will graduate. In addition he will share information about the training of the students. Then he will survey salons/spas for what they are looking for in employees, biggest complaints, and ask for employee review forms. This showcases what is most important for managers and the president presents school assemblies to students on how to target these needs and what to work on while in school.

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