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Recognizing the best in beauty, barber, and wellness education

Awards

N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award

What is the N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award? 

The annual N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award is co-sponsored by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools and Milady. It is a prestigious award given to one educator each year who has exhibited significant contributions toward upgrading standards of educational excellence, particularly within the areas of student involvement.

Tia Thackston Phillips

2023 N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year

Brenda Scharman

2023 N.F. Cimaglia Award Recipient

Tia Thackston Phillips

N.F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award

Golden school awards

Previous Winners

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Brenda Scharman

2023 N.F. Cimaglia Award Recipient

Awards

N.F. Cimaglia Award

The N.F. Cimaglia Award was established by the AACS Past President’s Club in 1975 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated continuous outstanding service in the beauty education industry. Proudly sponsored by Milady, the award is presented annually during the AACS Annual Convention.

Awards

N.F. Cimaglia Award

The N.F. Cimaglia Award was established by the AACS Past President’s Club in 1975 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated continuous outstanding service in the beauty education industry. Proudly sponsored by Milady, the award is presented annually during the AACS Annual Convention.

Brenda Scharman

2023 N.F. Cimaglia Award Recipient

School of the Year

The most prestigious award that can be won by a beauty and wellness school. Recognizes the beauty, barber, and wellness school that has done the best job overall in providing its students with a quality education and preparing them for success in the beauty and wellness industry. The school should excel in all areas including advocacy, community involvement, facilities, legacy alumni, marketing innovation, placement, school culture, and student salon and spa. 

Student Salon & Spa

Recognizes the beauty, barber, and wellness school that has the best student salon and spa. The salon and spa should be a well-run operation that provides students with opportunities to practice their skills and gain real-world experience. The salon and spa should also have great sales numbers and great client reviews.

School Culture

Recognizes beauty, barber, and wellness schools that have a positive and supportive school culture. The school should be a place where students feel comfortable and safe, and where they are encouraged to be themselves and to reach their full potential. 

Placement

Recognizes beauty, barber, and wellness schools that have the best success rate in placing graduates in jobs in the industry. The school should have a strong network of employers and it should help graduates find jobs to match their skills and interests. 

Marketing Innovation

Recognizes beauty, barber, and wellness schools that have the best marketing strategies to attract new students. Marketing should be creative, effective, and targeted to the right audience. It should be consistent with the school’s overall brand and mission. 

Legacy Alumni

Recognizes beauty, barber, and wellness schools that have produced successful alumni who continue to contribute to the school and the beauty and wellness industry. 

Facilities

Recognizes beauty, barber, and wellness schools that have the best facilities for student learning and practice. Facilities should be clean, well-maintained, and equipped with the latest technology and equipment. They should be spacious enough to allow students to work comfortably and safely. The schools should be welcoming and supportive with knowledgeable and helpful staff. 

Community Involvement

Recognizes beauty, barber, and wellness schools that make a significant impact on their community through volunteer work and charitable giving. The school should have a well-established history of community engagement and be able to demonstrate the positive impact their work has had on the lives of others. 

Advocacy

Recognizes beauty, barber, and wellness schools that are actively involved in advocating for the interests of the beauty and wellness school industry and its students.