Christine Valmy has launched a new course: Ownership & Spa Management that is approved by the New York State Education Department, and is designed to provide beauty and wellness professionals with the knowledge and confidence to become business owners and managers. The course is aimed at people who want to own or manage a spa, salon, or studio, as well as current entrepreneurs and managers seeking to enhance their business. The 300-hour course and is taught in a live-online format so participants can engage with the teacher and classmates in real time for a robust educational experience. The course covers how to start and run a successful beauty or wellness business, including market analysis and strategy development, the basics of financing, accounting, and operations, branding and marketing, technology infrastructure, sales and customer service, human resources, and more.It will be taught by certified instructors who are licensed in a beauty specialty and hold extensive real-world experience in business. “We’ve always prided ourselves on delivering a top-quality education with curricula focused on the science and technique of beauty disciplines,” says Marina Valmy, president of Christine Valmy. “But so many of our students and alumni dream of opening their own salon or becoming managers at prestigious spas. The more we looked into it, the more we realized there weren’t many options for them to learn everything about the business side of the beauty and wellness industry, especially ownership, and especially in an interactive class-style format. That’s when we decided to develop a curriculum that would set these beauty and wellness pros up for success in business.”
Enrollments are currently being accepted for the launch date of Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. To qualify for the course, the individual must have a high school diploma/GED and an Appearance Enhancement License (not including Waxing), Massage Therapy License or a degree in business, administration, or marketing, or have worked in the beauty industry for at least five years.