Beauty industry raises the bar, and GDA follows

Glen Dow Academy Recently appointed a Nuts and Bolts Member School Nuts and Bolts Training Company the premier training program developer for beauty schools and salon/spa professionals introduce the ProGrow Teaching System training programs for students and licensed professionals and is now included as part of the curriculum with many courses at Glen Dow Academy.

This innovative training program allows course attendees to learn “success secrets” that when applied, can make the difference between earning a mediocre income and a Five Star income.

Spring IECA Champions!

Congratulations to the staff and students who competed in the 2011 Spring IECA Competition! We are happy to say we brought home the majority of the individual awards as well as the Traveling Trophy for the 20th year. Great work everyone! Here’s the shirt our champions received:

Wellna foot care demo

Glen Dow Academy and Wellna ( are cordially inviting you to join us for an exiting professional event:
Modern Advanced Foot and Nail Care Technology Demonstration and Informational Session
Date: 05/16/2011
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Place: Glen Dow Academy

Special guest educator: Paul J. Digrigoli

Author of Booked Solid: The Ultimate Guide to Getting & Keeping Clients

8am to 10am: Seminar Presentation on Booked Solid
3pm to 4pm: Technical Demonstration on Haircutting


DiGrigoli has been a successful salon owner and hairdresser for almost 30 years and currently operates a 12-chair salon in West Springfield, Mass. He also owns a nationally-accredited cosmetology school, where he conducts classes for his students in advanced hair cutting techniques, life skills and business principles.

Evening esthetics class to be offered!

Beginning September 26th, 2011 we will offer an evening esthetics course. The course will be held Monday through Friday between 4pm and 9:30pm. Cost of the course includes all equipment, textbooks, tuition, taxes and lab fee. This class is 660 hours to completion. With good attendance a student can expect to be done in 6.5 months.

We will start a new class every 11 weeks. Call us today to reserve your spot as space will be limited!

GDA takes home 11 awards & professional traveling trophy

Students and instructors from Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design, Inc., recently competed in the annual IECA “Haute Hair” Fall Competition on October 10th, 2010 at Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, Washington. Students and staff claimed 11 out of a possible 24 awards (five 1st place awards), as well as the Individual Professional Traveling Trophy, which was awarded to Instructor Sadra Danekas.