January 19, 2011

Beauty Careers Open Doors For Opportunity in the US

In a letter to the editor of USA Today (please find the full letter here ), Jim Cox, the Executive Director of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools cited the uncertainty of certain occupations the current job market versus those that offer stability and growth; jobs in the beauty industry are in demand and offer a tremendous amount of potential growth.  The article, posted on USA Today’s website January 13, 2011, states there is expected growth in many positions under the umbrella of health and beauty professionals, specifically citing “skin care specialists”.  Mr. Cox says “In bad times, people still want to look good in order to find, or keep, a job. And until someone can get a facial on the Internet or a haircut from a call center, these jobs won’t be outsourced.”

The article also mentions that many Americans are also able to start their own businesses and still be successful, with a record number of start-up businesses in recent years.  The ability of many beauty professionals to operate as their own employers or to start their own small business, the demand for beauty services offers a lot of opportunity.  Jim Cox believes this leads to rewarding careers in beauty because the industry offers such a rich “work/life balance” that allows individuals to get exactly what they want from a career in beauty.

Artistic Academy in Morris Plains, New Jersey offers full time and part time courses in Cosmetology or Aesthetics (Skin Care Specialty) designed to meet the demands of today’s beauty industry.  With financial aid for those who qualify, the opportunity for a rewarding career in beauty is only a phone call away.

April 23, 2010

Artistic Academy Shows Up For Prom In Style

Spring is in the air at Artistic Academy in Morris Plains, NJ. To celebrate the season, Artistic Academy’s cosmetology and aesthetics students chose “The Prom” as the theme for Artistic Design Day.  During Artistic Design Day cosmetology and aesthetics students compete in teams to put together a winning look, in this case, prom.  The students apply their knowledge of make-up, hairstyling and beauty culture to put together some amazing styles.

These same skills and knowledge are applied everyday in Artistic Academy’s Senior Student Salon and Spa.  Under the supervision of state licensed educators, senior cosmetology and aesthetics students expertly apply their craft creating looks to meet the needs of their clients.  With hair-cutting and styling as well as make-up application available, Artistic Academy’s Senior Student Salon and Spa can provide the look that will complete any prom experience, at a fraction of the cost.  Artistic Academy’s Senior Student Salon and Spa is able to handle both individual as well as group appointments.  Clients are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible in order to guarantee accommodations.

To see Artistic Academy’s Senior Student Salon and Spa’s menu of services click here.

To make an appointment please call 973-656-1401 and select option 5.

March 17, 2010

Artistic Academy Graduate’s Spring Style Featured in Modern Salon

Jacquelyn Sasso, a graduate of Artistic Academy, is creating styles that get noticed.  Jacquelyn was recently featured in the March issue of Modern Salon.  Building from a strong base of skills she acquired at Artistic Academy, hard work and ambition, she created a sleek and sexy spring look as featured in the article.

Artistic Academy was able to catch up with Jacquelyn and ask her how she was able to get ahead in the industry:

Artistic:  What advice would you give to a student just entering school or entering the field?

Jacquelyn:  My advice would be to keep going, when you start out in a salon assisting it can take up to 3 years to get your own chair. They had been many times where I wanted to quit out of frustration, when you reach that point work even harder. Go to every class that comes your way and jump at every learning opportunity, it will only make you better.

Artistic:  What do you love about the industry?

Jacquelyn:  I love waking up everyday and going to work knowing that I am going to make someone feel really great about themselves.

Artistic:  What part of your instruction do you feel was the most beneficial?

Jacquelyn:  I would probably say that client-stylist relationship and professionalism was most beneficial.

Artistic:  Why would you recommend Artistic Academy ?

Jacquelyn: Well, if you go there you will 99% pass state board! I knew that set like the back of my hand!

Artistic Academy is very proud of Jacquelyn’s success.   She is a fantastic example of an individual who used her professional training, coupled with a desire to succeed, to create limitless possibilities for herself.

February 23, 2010

Artistic Academy Takes a Big Step Toward a Cure While Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Artistic Academy of Morris Plains, New Jersey was recognized for its fundraising efforts by the American Cancer Society.  As a Flagship Sponsor for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides against Breast Cancer, the progressive cosmetology and skin care school made a big impact. 


Not only did the school raise the initial $5,000.00 giving Artistic Academy the honor of becoming a flagship sponsor, in the 7 weeks preceding the October 18th event, Artistic Academy raised an additional $27,017.28.  This tremendous effort put Artistic Academy in second place amongst other Flagship Sponsors such as Wyndham Worldwide, Realogy and first place Flagship Sponsor Morristown Memorial Hospital, a Flagship Sponsor for the last 13 years.


Additionally, Artistic Academy was recognized for raising the most as a first year Flagship Sponsor in the history of the event.


While Artistic Academy can be considered a small in comparison to other Flagship Sponsors, the students and staff have great expectations and high goals; they are no strangers to meeting these standards and achieving so much more.  As one of the DePasquale Companies, Artistic Academy takes pride in being a part of the Circle of Beauty, as students develop in all aspects of the industry they come to realize they have the ability to do more and give back to those in need.


Artistic Academy has raised monies for a number of charities including the Hope House of Dover, St Peter’s Orphanage in Denville, The American Red Cross, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, only to name a few. 


Currently, Artistic Academy is working hard to produce a third beauty show for The City of Hope (a cancer and diabetes treatment and research center).  The previous two shows produced by Artistic Academy raised over $100,000.00 combined.  The show, scheduled for Friday June 18, 2010, promises to be an exciting showcase of the skills of some very talented young professionals for a great cause.

February 22, 2010

Artistic Academy Graduate Becomes a STYLE Star

tracy-dimarco   Artistic Academy graduates are able to boast that they have completed a very comprehensive and rigorous program on their road toward rewarding careers. As they enter their industry they are prepared with the proper knowledge and skills to be successful. Tracy DiMarco, a recent graduate from Artistic Academy, will soon be featured on STYLE Network’s “Jerseylicious”.  Ms. DiMarco was featured in an article which appeared on the DailyRecord.com. According to the February 21, 2010 article, the show will chronicle the lives of the owners and employees of the salon where she currently works. Artistic Academy is very proud of the achievements of all of its students and wishes Tracy continued success.

February 18, 2010

Artistic Academy Helps The American Red Cross To Aid Haiti

In a continued effort to help those in need, the students of Artistic Academy raised $695.00 to aid the American Red Cross in its Haiti relief efforts. The students have a very successful and generous track record of giving, having helped numerous organizations such as The American Cancer Society, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the Hope House of Dover, NJ are just a few of the charitable organizations Artistic Academy students have helped. Artistic Academy is currently working to showcase their talents by producing a beauty show to benefit The City of Hope. This charitable event will be held Friday, June 18, 2010.

December 14, 2009

students of Artistic Academy donated fast food gift cards to St Peter’s Orphanage in Denville, New Jersey

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Artistic Academy takes pride in its students’ efforts to help others.  They are taught to have great expectations for themselves and then to exceed those expectations, their latest effort is no exception.  In the spirit of giving, the students of Artistic Academy donated fast food gift cards to St Peter’s Orphanage in Denville, New Jersey.  The students were able to collect $825.00 in gift cards and personally deliver them to the grateful staff of the orphanage.  For more information on getting involved with St Peter’s Orphanage, please visit their website http://www.stpetersorphanage.org or call them at (973) 627-0212.

July 7, 2009

Artistic Academy Supports Hope House in Dover, New Jersey

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Artistic Academy students and staff were thrilled to facilitate a Tag Day to benefit Hope House.  The event was held on June 19, 2009.  Artistic Academy’s Mission Statement indicates, “We strive to exceed not only what is expected from us, but what we expect from ourselves.”  The success of the Tag Day allowed Artistic Academy’s students to truly see what they can accomplish.  The Academy raised $395.00 which was donated to assist Hope House with all of their worthy services.  Hope House meets the social service needs of individuals and families in the community.  They are highly effective in three key service areas:  Behavioral Health, Senior Home Services, and services to individuals with HIV and AIDS.


June 10, 2009

Artistic Academy of Hair Design and Aesthetics, A DePasquale Company, Hosts a Beauty- A- Thon for Camp NEJEDA

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Student Salon Offers Salon Services at a Fraction of the Cost, Under the Supervision of a licensed Instructor


Artistic Academy a DePasquale Company located in Morris Plains, New Jersey lives up to its mission statement once again by “Striving to exceed not only what is expected from us, but also what we expect of ourselves.” Artistic Academy students believe giving back to the community is an important aspect of becoming a well rounded and respected professional.


On June 8, 2009 Artistic Academy hosted a Beauty-A-Thon allocating 100% of the proceeds generated from services facilitated in the Student Salon and Spa to benefit Camp NEJEDA, an ACA accredited, non-profit organization. Camp NEJEDA enhances the lives of children living with diabetes by offering a fun and educational camping experience. The Camp is located in Stillwater New Jersey and is one of only 6 camps in the United States. Camp NEJEDA receives no financial assistance from State or Federal agencies, the ADA or the JDF. Camp NEJEDA relies on charitable donations in order to fulfill their mission in keeping fees for families as low as possible.


Artistic Academy student’s facilitated 249 services totaling $5,212.19 as well as holding a “tag day” which raised an additional $865.00 bringing the grand total donated to Camp NEJEDA to $6,077.19!   Danielle, a first time client to Artistic Academy, was quoted as saying “The whole time I was receiving my facial I was amazed. This was a student yet everything from how I was greeted, to my consultation to the actual facial was fabulous! My skin was radiant and I could not believe how it was a school! I honestly thought I was in a Spa.”


Artistic Academy’s Student Salon and Spa offers a full menu of services ranging from manicures, pedicures, facials, back facials, sinus relief facials, Derma New Microdermabrasion, Enzymatic Body peel, hair cuts, special evening styles, hair color, just to name a few. For a complete list of Artistic Academy’s menu of services please visit www.artisticacademy.com.


What’s next for the Academy? Artistic just signed on to be a Flag Ship Sponsor for the American Cancer Society.  More to come on how YOU can help US make a difference TOGETHER!



May 28, 2009

Caroline Manzo from The Real Housewives of New Jersey talks about Artistic Academy on her blog

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Hey everyone! So here we are at week three, how are we doing?

I am pleased to say that Lauren has nearly completed all of her courses at Artistic Academy and loves it! You have to understand that Al and I saw something in Lauren. Sometimes as a parent you have to give your child that little push, enabling them to bypass their insecurities, and follow their dreams. Not only has Lauren taken the FULL course in Cosmetology at Artistic, she has also taken some specialty courses to expand her portfolio. Now I’m going to shock you…Lauren actually WAXES a male friend of hers HAIRY back once a month! That’s my girl!

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