05.2008 (Manassas, VA)
May 7, 2008
HAIR ACADEMY STUDENTS MEET NICK ARROJO, FROM "WHAT NOT TO WEAR" & NAHA WINNER, VIVIENNE McKINDER
Tranquility Design Academy Students Field Trip Connect with Style Celebrity
MANASSAS, Va., -- Students of Tranquility Design Academy in Manassas, Va. returned from a hair design field trip in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, featuring one of the largest hair shows in the world. Tranquility Design Academy students were thrilled to learn from and meet TLC's "What Not to Wear" host, Nick Arrojo, where they attended one of his hair shows. They also met Vivienne McKinder, five-time North American Hairstylists Award (NAHA) winner. Thousands of hairstylists from all over the world were in attendance.
"Tranquility Design Academy's field trips are always geared toward inspiring and educating our students to dream bigger and meeting Nick Arrojo was a real treat and a great opportunity to learn," said Gloria Harding, founder and owner of Tranquility Design Academy in Manassas, Va.
Tranquility Design Academy is noted for its creative 10-month teaching curriculum for future hair stylists by introducing students to a Fine Art Foundation Workshop that trains stylists to view clientele with the critical eye of an artist along with a creative edge. Not only does the academy focus on the basic foundations of cosmetology school, but more than 75 percent of its courses lead the trainees to harness their own positive energy, skills and talents to realize and maximize their full potential not only to be expert hair stylists, but as compassionate, caring human beings who have been taught to nurture their self-esteem and self-confidence. Harding is a firm believer in "paying it forward."
“By teaching students to realize their own potential, we're teaching our stylists to realize the maximize potential of our clients, whether they need a great haircut, a soothing massage or a relaxing pedicure,” said Harding. “Excellent product and service is a given, but providing a deeper sense of healing and rejuvenation for our clients is the ultimate goal for Tranquility,” added Harding.
Tranquility Day Spa and Salon is located in Manassas, Va. at 10360 Portsmouth Rd. and in Haymarket, Va. at 15125 Washington Street, Suite 304. It has been listed as one of the top 200 salons in the United States by Salon Today magazine for seven consecutive years, top 50 salons by Washingtonian magazine, and Northern Virginia magazine’s top 20 salons; named “Best Female-Owned Business” in Prince William County by Manassas Journal Messenger and listed in Washington Spaces magazine, as well as a semi-finalist for the Global Salon Business, “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Founded on the belief that the highest calling of leadership is the growth and development of people, owners Gloria and Wayne Harding are celebrating 10 years of successful and compassionate service. Gloria Harding is also artistic director for Grund International, working directly with world-renowned hair stylist expert, Wayne Grund. Manassas-based Tranquility Design Academy was established in 2007 and was created out of the vision to teach, lead and grow professional stylists to honor codes of professionalism, respect, integrity and compassion for their clientele through beauty. For more information on Tranquility Design Academy call 703.257.4911 or www.tranquilitydesignacademy.com or Tranquility Day Spa & Salon at 703.257.7200 or www.tranquilitydayspa.com.
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