October 7, 2011

Artistic Academy’s September Full Time Student of the Month

Kim Kowal – Full Time, Cosmetology

September’s full time Artistic Academy Student of the Month Kim has a lot of aspirations.  She is due to graduate shortly and loves to do color.  Kim hopes to start out as an assistant in a salon and eventually get her own chair.  Further down the road, she would like to take her salon experience and apply as a cosmetology retail professional, selling quality cosmetology products.

At Artistic Academy Kim says she loves the excellent support she receives from the educational staff.  She also feels that the organization of the program helps students make the most of their experience.  She says that a key to success is to “Be determined and make the most of every opportunity.”.   Artistic Academy cannot wait to what opportunities this talented and determined young cosmetologist will encounter.  Congratulations Kim, from everyone at Artistic Academy!!!

May 18, 2011

Artistic Academy’s April 2011 Students of the Month

Azreta Halilovic

Part Time Cosmetology Student

Azreta’s drive to become a great colorist and eventually even own a salon has helped her be successful in the classroom and become April’s “Student of the Month” at Artistic Academy.  She attributes the positive attitudes of her cosmetology educators with teaching her the skills necessary to become a great cosmetologist.  Her hard work in the classroom has helped her to be comfortable and confident in the student clinic where she especially enjoys using Lakme to color her clients hair.




Amanda Conforti

Full Time Cosmetology Student

Amanda’s outgoing personality makes her an ideal candidate for “Student of the Month” for the month of April at Artistic Academy.  She enjoys learning something new everyday and is not afraid to step up any tasks in the classroom.  Amanda especially enjoys doing finish work on her clients, giving them blow outs and up-dos.  She eventually would like to become a full time stylist in a salon.


March 18, 2011

Artistic Academy is Gorgeously (and Generously) Green

Today and last night the students of Artistic Academy in Morris Plains, New Jersey showed off their creativity and skills with hair and make up to raise money for City of Hope in a contest to see who could be the “greenest”.  The students raised $650.00 for the City of Hope Cancer and Diabetes Research Center.  Everyone got into the spirit especially the daytime class’ winner, Chloe Malfitano.

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 16, 2010

Artistic Academy’s March 2010 Students of the Month

Cynthia Fasolo

Full Time Aesthetics Student

Cynthia’s positive attitude and hard work paid off in the month of March when she won “Student of the Month”.  Cynthia feels that the program itself is a not only a great education in the industry but a great preparation for the professional world.  “I can’t believe I’m doing what I always wanted to do, now!”  Coming from a career in a medical office and having raised a family, Cynthia’s desire and drive lead her to pursue further education regardless of difficulty.

“I don’t think anyone should let fear hold them back”

Neda Garemani

Part Time Aesthetics Student

Neda Garemani currently juggles a fulltime career, a family and a part time education; she has found the perfect balance that has allowed her to excel and earn her the title of “Student of the Month”.  Neda enjoys learning about different skin types and helping clients to meet their skin care goals for healthier skin.  She attributes her success to the comfortable, fun environment at Artistic Academy and the support of her family that has allowed her to be so dedicated in her studies.  Neda hopes to one day own her own spa, specializing in medical aesthetics.

March 11, 2010

Artistic Academy’s February 2010 Students of the Month

Amy Quimby

Full Time Day Cosmetology

Amy’s hard work and dedication has earned her the title of “Student of the Month” for February 2010.  Amy previously graduated from Artistic Academy’s Aesthetics course.  Amy has a passion for cutting and is also interested in doing bridal work.  She hopes to eventually own a salon someday.  She enjoys challenging herself and creating styles that are different that really express her vision.

“I think it is really interesting to look back and see how far I’ve come here at Artistic, it is very rewarding to see how much I have grown.”

Sibel Koyas

Part-Time Evening Cosmetology

Through her passion and exceptional performance, Sibel earned the honor of evening “Student of the Month” for February 2010.   Aspiring to one day own a salon herself, Sibel enjoys working with color the most.  The challenge to meet the client’s needs and expectations is very exciting to her.  Making people feel good about themselves is her favorite part of being a cosmetologist.

“As I learn new skills and techniques, I find myself loving this [cosmetology] more and more.”

At Artistic Academy, the “Student of the Month” is awarded to individuals that meet and exceed classroom expectations.  To qualify, students are recommended by their educators, because their exceptional performance.   The educational staff as team selects the “Student of the Month” from these recommendations.

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.