The mission has always been to break the mold. Let us tell you about how we got there.
W Academy of Salon + Spa is dedicated to providing high-quality professional education delivered with passion and technical excellence by preparing students with the knowledge and skills required to secure employment and enjoy a successful career in the Salon & Spa Industry.
But let's go deeper than that...
We're not looking to simply get you through the state licensing exams. W Academy is here to help you gain the skills you need to prosper in this industry while teaching you the marketability needed to direct your own career after you graduate.
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We teach cleanliness in all that we do. Sometimes that's figurative in the sense that you'll be learning to cut clean lines. Other times that's literal since you'll learn the sanitation practices needed to ensure your health and the health of your clients (as well as passing the state licensing exam).
We teach a clear curriculum. While we want you to explore your creativity, we also strive to make sure we're clear on what's needed to have a successful career and clear about how to get you there.
Precise cutting lines. Precise styling techniques. Precise color mixtures. Precision in everything you do will keep your clients coming back for more. Anything less is cutting corners.
We personally and consistently train our teaching staff on the methods we've found best suit your personal growth as a
salon professional. Our staff teaches the technical skills you'll need to succeed in a unified, consistent manner. Clean, clear
and precise... consistently.
Our Floor Director follows up to make sure that students are also performing guest services in the same clean, clear, and precise manner in which they are taught. This ensures a consistent, high level of guest satisfaction and increases student confidence. We have found that practice makes perfect and consistency grows confidence.
Salon Owner’s Wassim Kaddura and his previous partner established W Institute in Concord, CA in 2010 with the dream of providing students
the opportunity to become mature and successful artists in their industry. The school became accredited by the National Accrediting Commission
of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) in 2012.
The school moved to Danville, CA in 2013 and changed its name to W Academy of Salon + Spa. In 2015 Wassim Kaddura became sole owner of W Academy of Salon + Spa, and in 2016 brought in volunteer Janet Paradiso to direct the management of the school. Under their joint leadership the student body doubled in size, the school added evening courses, hired additional well-qualified educators, implemented a teacher training program, installed an employment assistance program, and greatly increased the market’s demand for their students.
In January 2017 Wassim hosted an employee thank you dinner at Piattis Restaurant in Danville where he announced Janet Paradiso as a new W Academy partner. They are now thrilled to share the same dream of graduating students who can enjoy their craft and support themselves.
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