Milvali Extensions & Academy will be expanding its San Francisco salon into a salon and academy hybrid location, as CEO Deb Monti aims to move extension education to the forefront of the hair industry.
Within the new academy space–which will be shared with the existing salon–Monti will teach stylists how to correctly install extensions and simultaneously increase their clientele and income.
From her 15 years of industry experience, she will offer career advice while guiding students through the process of installing three damage-free extension methods: microlink I-tip, tape-in and hand-tied wefts.
The academy will offer small class sizes, with one-on-one education and hands-on experience with live models. In addition to extension certification and practical skills courses, Deb will offer pop up classes on the business side of the hair industry.
As students learn the tricks of the extension trade, Milvali Salon will continue to offer a variety of extension and hair services. In addition to extensions, Milvali's team of professional stylists also perform color, cuts and smoothing treatments.
The new academy is scheduled for a soft-opening on March 1, 2020 and a grand opening in April. As part of the April grand opening, free extension installs will be offered to the first 10 customers who purchase hair.
“Having a separate space to educate opens up so much more opportunity,” Monti said. “In addition to teaching more classes, we can host more guest stylists and expert speakers. The academy will also have a dedicated area for theory, an area for hands-on training, and a retail space where we sell our hair, tools, and products.”
Monti continued, “At Milvali Salon, we have always been known for our extension services. Now that we have our facility to teach, I'm hoping to bridge the gap between stylists just getting certified and being a successful extensionist.”