WEST LOGAN — A licensed cosmetology faculty based mostly in Huntington will start providing instruction within the Logan space later this 12 months.
The Smith Academy of Salon Professionals, a licensed magnificence faculty that opened in Huntington in March 2020, is tentatively set to open a department of their faculty on the Nation Roads Growth, LLC, constructing at West Logan on Sept. 1. Nation Roads is the outdated Mathis Motel/Mountain Path Inn at West Logan that’s being reworked by its proprietor, David Gore.
Logan native Chelcee Pennington is the digital teacher for Smith Academy. The Academy’s proprietor, Megan Smith, credit Pennington as one cause the varsity has determined to broaden into the Logan space.
“We have now certainly one of our instructors from Logan, and he or she knowledgeable us that there’s a want there for a cosmetology faculty, so we seemed into opening one there,” Smith stated.
In June, Pennington is opening her personal salon, Studio Maletti, within the Nation Roads constructing. It is going to be situated subsequent door to Smith Academy’s area. Smith stated college students have iPads of their kits and can obtain about half of their instruction just about from Pennington.
After they obtain the hours required from that portion, that’s when they may come in-person to West Logan. That portion of instruction will probably be often called “sensible visitor providers,” the place college students carry out providers on friends below the supervision of a licensed teacher.
“Chelcee doesn’t ever see the scholar,” Smith stated. “She talks to them by their digital course on-line, and the scholars get to do this a part of the course from residence, after which they arrive in particular person and their teacher in-person, her title is Sherry Ramey, she’s from Crum. She’s going to show college students in particular person on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.”
Pennington stated Smith Academy college students can shadow to achieve a sure variety of hours, that are required as a part of the licensing course of.
“They’ll go, and so they’ll be taught all the pieces over of their salon,” Pennington stated, “however there’s a specific amount of ground hours which are required in different salons simply to see the way it works — see the best way to learn to talk with folks, learn to combine colour, work the entrance desk, stuff like that. It’ll simply be like a consultant of Smith Academy of Salon Professionals, prefer it’ll be a ‘education salon,’ one thing like that.”
Smith refers to Pennington’s Studio Maletti as a SASPRO Shadow Salon, which implies it isn’t a authorized element or illustration of the varsity, however college students can schedule occasions to come back in, observe and carry out providers. Smith stated the varsity has about 5 to 6 salons which are designated as SASPRO.
Smith is a licensed cosmetologist from one of many Paul Mitchell magnificence faculties in Tennessee. She has been licensed for almost 10 years.
Pennington has additionally been licensed for almost 10 years and beforehand operated a salon on the Fountain Place Mall. Now that she’s getting again into the enterprise in a constructing that’s near residence, she hopes it will likely be one other shot within the arm for continued progress in Logan County.
“We’re simply wanting to place some life again into Logan County and do some good issues,” Pennington stated. “My household, they nonetheless stay up Crooked Creek, and it’s only a actually particular space to me, and I’m excited. I wish to convey a really welcoming setting, come-as-you-are sort of deal.”
To enroll with the Smith Academy of Salon Professionals, go to https://smithacademyofsalonprofessionals.com. An e-course begins Tuesday, June 1. The area at Nation Roads is predicted to be completed by Sept. 1 for in-person instruction and providers.
Smith Academy books appointments — together with hair, nails and pores and skin providers — on their web site at a reduced fee from typical costs.