"AHA" MOMENT:
Over the past 10 years as a salon owner, I have been challenged finding the cosmetology professionals with the skill sets needed to fulfill client needs. Simply teaching basic principles in order to pass the state board exam is no longer enough to be successful. In a highly competitive industry, with new salons popping up on every block, know that a diploma from Water Works Academy will ensure a complete and well-rounded education needed for success.

THE BIG IDEA:
The vision of Water Works Academy is to deliver advanced training through more practical experience, updated techniques and trends, and an intense screening process. In our community alone, the success rate for cosmetology graduates is less than 50%. My 22 years of experience has taught me the value of time and money well spent, and my goal is to create a new standard of cosmetology education that meets both the state criteria and client demands.

WHY THIS IDEA IS BETTER THAN THE REST:
With my connections in the community and industry, Water Works Academy can also provide endless opportunities to graduates that they wouldn't have been able to obtain at a traditional school. With a diploma from Water Works Academy, new graduates will be prepared for more prestigious career placements such as:

• Hair Stylist
• Cosmetic Buyer
• Hair Color Technician
• Cosmetology Writer or Editor
• Texture Specialist
• State Licensing Inspector or Examiner
• Salon Trainer
• State Board Member
• Make-up Artist
• Researcher
• Distributor Sales Consultant
• Salon Owner
• Instructor
• Salon Manager

THE SKY'S THE LIMIT:
With the funds raised, Water Works Academy will invest in construction engineers for renovations, as well as textbooks, equipment, and trade tools for students.

Location: 
Isabella
Entrepreneur(s): 
Stephanie Prout