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DiGrigoli Honored for School Culture and Innovative Marketing

WEST SPRINGFIELDMODERN SALON has named the 2014 class of Excellence in Education honorees in its fifth annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools. DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology in West Springfield was chosen to represent excellence in the category of School Culture and Innovative Marketing.

MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss announced the honorees during the AACS (American Assoc. of Cosmetology Schools) 2014 convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category, and grouped according to school size or number of locations. Two top honorees were chosen in each category — one individual school location, and a multi-location school organization. Small schools, large schools, chain schools, and single units of chain schools were all represented.

“We received applications from a record-breaking number of cosmetology schools this year and look forward to celebrating all the 2014 Excellence in Education honorees and sharing their stories. It is truly a great time to pursue a beauty education and career, and the program at DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology exemplifies that fact,” MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove said.

Added school owner Paul DiGrigoli, “I’m very proud of the faculty, the staff, and our student body. We pride ourselves on higher education and always creating a culture of excellence. I feel that, when you work in a positive and fun environment, people stay motivated, and their learning ability increases substantially. We are honored we have won this award for three years in a row for school culture.”

Sharing stories of innovation, inspiration, and collaboration from a diverse group of leading schools is an important part of MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education mission, Musgrove explained. “We want to help spread the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing to help launch beautiful careers. We hope the professional salon industry and their communities will join us in celebrating them.”

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