Education Is More Than Skin-Deep at Summit Salon Academy in Perrysburg


It used to be that students enrolled in beauty school to learn to “do hair.”

Today, Summit Salon Academy in Perrysburg teaches students to “do life.”

“I’m sure the other academies are good, but one of the things that sets us apart is our business curriculum,” says Evan Soto, marketing manager of the school. “We want our students to keep excelling throughout their careers, without becoming complacent.”

The school offers three programs: Managing Cosmetology, Managing Esthetics, and Managing Manicurist.

The Managing Esthetics program includes theory, practical instruction, and business building skills for skin care and makeup artists. As a graduate, you will be prepared for the state licensing exam, and to work as an esthetician and esthetics manager. This program is 750 hours.

The Managing Manicurist Program also includes theory, practical instruction, and business building skills – in order to perform nail services. This 300-hour program meets Ohio state law standards and prepares you for the state licensing exam.

The Managing Cosmetology Program includes the above, plus all the instruction and practice you need to cut, color and style hair – and, of course, to pass the state licensing board exams.

In addition, a new partnership between Summit Salon Academy and Owens
Community College will allow students, once they pass the Ohio state licensing exam, to continue their education at Owens with 15 credit hours already earned toward a business management degree.

“All of our educators are highly qualified with years of practical experience in the field and of sharing sharing their extensive knowledge.” Mr. Soto says. “We began this school in
2005. In fact, we just celebrated our ten-year anniversary.”

He believes the school’s emphasis on small class sizes allows students to have more one-on-one time with instructors, leading to greater skills and knowledge.

Federal financial aid is available for those who qualify, and students may apply for grants and scholarships. For more information, visit