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We hear the term “mentor” all the time, but what does that term really mean?  The word mentor is defined as an experienced and trusted advisor; and that is exactly what Daniel Pritchard is.  And anyone who has crossed paths with this selfless leader would agree.

There are so many qualities that a great mentor needs to possess.

Experience is key when mentoring new industry leaders and with 35 years of service in the hair industry, Dan has been leading change since the beginning.  On paper, Dan began his career after graduating from Beauty School on April 23rd, 1983, however; his passion for hair started several years before that when he was introduced to the industry as an apprentice at Mario’s Regina Inn Mall at a young age.  Since then, Dan has been credited with creating new beauty concepts for years.  If you don’t believe us, you can look back through the 1995 archives of LeaderPost Styles & Trends Page and see Dan’s work on the front page showcasing new trends of the time, like the pin curl updo and the very popular perm.  Dan has been also been a platform artist, competition judge, successfully established five salons and is currently co-owner at Daniel Christopher Salon Aveda alongside his wife Carol Pritchard and Son Chris Pritchard. Dan was the 2015 Hairstylist Coordinator for Saskatchewan Fashion Week as well as a contributor since inception in 2012.

A mentor also needs to be able to share skills, knowledge and expertise.  Dan recognizes the importance of early and comprehensive education in creating not only superior artists but also in empowering self confidence in the artist themselves.  Dan is always willing to continually share information and give ongoing support to other professionals so that we can all strengthen our industry together.  So much so, that in 2013, he became co-owner of Richards Beauty College where he works to challenge the status quo of beauty education and create career opportunities for new stylists and providing responsible leadership.

A mentor must also exhibit enthusiasm in the field; and it is infectious to see that our jobs have so much meaning and the potential to create a good life.  Dan consistently shows us that what we do is more than a job, it is a calling and we shouldn’t take the impact that we can make on people’s day lightly.  Dan is a “daymaker” and inspires everyone around him to do the same.  Dan has even created a new tradition that he hopes to implement into all beauty salons, spas and schools; it’s called the Sunshine pin, engraved with a small sun, reminding us all that we have the power to put a little sunshine in  anyone’s day.

Dan has encouraged his past and present team to always embrace their uniqueness, creativity,  be passionate, dream big, but most of all believe in yourself. Dan’s support in new talent and his co-workers over the years has inspired MANY to open up salons of their own and become entrepreneurs.

There is no doubt Dan has conquered success in the hairstyling trade but the beauty is he did not only  build his own success,the true success is all those who he has grown along the way.  A new level of professionalism & expertise is being brought to our new talent today and we have Dan to thank for his vision, contribution and commitment to the industry.

Not only are we celebrating Dan’s 35 years of professional accomplishments, but it is also Dan’s birthday today.  And what better way to say “Happy Birthday” then to dedicate our first “Success Series” blog post to him!

Thank you Dan for all you do.

Doing our research was fun, I now know where to get my next piercing from!

Certificate ProgramsRichards Beauty College is proud to introduce certificate and professional development programs designed specifically for health and beauty industry professionals who are striving to diversify and grow their skills and client portfolio. These four day, 16 hour programs deliver theoretical and practical education from award-winning educators.

Program dates will be determined based on enrolment demand.

Certified Manicurist

Certified Pedicurist

Waxing & Tinting

Brazilian Waxing

Fee

$600

$650

$595

$200

Course Schedule

4:30-8:30 p.m.

4:30-8:30 p.m.

4:30-8:30 p.m.

4:30-8:30 p.m.

Please contact Richards Beauty College to enrol in these programs or request more program information:

306.522.2077 | info@richardscollege.com

To review the course requirements and outlines for each program, visit the following links:

Certified Manicurist

Certified Pedicurist

Waxing & Tinting

Brazilian Waxing 

 

Events

Join us in our beautiful spa environment to learn one of the most highly demanded services in the spa industry, Pedicures!

Our program will teach you the proper technique and theory behind offering a Basic Pedicure, an upgraded Spa Pediicure, and how to properly offer add-ons such as Shellac Polish, Paraffin Wax, and Hand and Arm Massages.

Course Schedule:
November 15 & 16  (9:30am – 4:00pm)
November 17, 24 & December 1 (4pm – 8pm)

Take both our Manicures AND Pedicures Certificate and save $100.00 off your tuition!

Email admissions@styleacademy.ca to secure your spot or learn more

Tuition: $700.00
Kit: Starting at $115.00

Join us in our beautiful spa environment to learn one of the most highly demanded services in the spa industry, Manicures!

Our program will teach you the proper technique and theory behind offering a Basic Manicure, an upgraded Spa Manicure, and how to properly offer add-ons such as Shellac Polish, Paraffin Wax, and Hand and Arm Massages.

Course Schedule:
November 15 & 16  (9:30am – 4:00pm)
November 17, 24 & December 1 (4pm – 8pm)

Take both our Manicures AND Pedicures Certificate and save $100.00 off your tuition!

Email admissions@styleacademy.ca to secure your spot or learn more

Tuition: $700.00
Kit: Starting at $115.00

Our Evening Nails Class offers flexibility for a person like you who is looking to enter a beauty career! Learn from the industry-leading nail technicians Leanne Brown and Krista Braithwaite!

Join Two-Phases program for 10 weeks:

Phase one:

Gel Nail Technician This course will teach you the proper sanitization and application of artificial gel nails. Work with various techniques to create one of a kind nails that are customized for your client. Continue onto phase two to learn acrylic nail application.

Phase two:

Acrylic Nail Technician You must have successfully completed phase one to continue into this class. You will learn to create stunning nail art designs while also learning how to cut down in timing and how to introduce nail art to your clients. Educator Leanne Brown covers topics from filing, filling as well as embedding gems and objects into your artificial nail creations.In

In this class you will learn: 

-History and career opportunities

-Life skills

-Your professional image

-Communicating for success

-Infection control

-General Anatomy and physiology

-Skin structure, growth, and nutrition

-Nail structure and growth

-Nail disorders and disease

-The basic of chemistry

-Nail product chemistry simplified

-The basics of electricity

-Manicuring

-Electric filing

-Nail tips and wraps

-Monomer liquid and polymer powder nail enhancements

-Uv and LED gels

-The creative touch

-Seeking employment

-On the job

-The salon business

-perfecting and balancing

-advanced nail art

-gem/crystal use

*** MODELS ARE MANDATORY***

WHY CHOOSE ADD-ONS?

With a certification in all three areas: Manicures, Pedicures, and Artificial Nails, from The Style Academy, it will allow you to apprentice to become a journey person in the Esthetician: Nail Technician trade. In the future, this could mean an opportunity to teach, open your own salon, and more – the opportunities are endless!

ONLY A GOVERNMENT REGULATED SCHOOL CAN OFFER YOU THIS !!!!!
We are a proud Government Regulated, Private Vocational School that offers you registered hours and credit towards your trade tickets here in Saskatchewan.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR EDUCATOR:
This course is instructed by Leanne Brown, a Journey Person in Esthetics, specializing as a Nail Technician. Leanne is the provincial chair for beauty therapy for Skills Saskatchewan, as well as the Nail Coordinator for Saskatchewan Fashion Week! If that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is also a business owner and mentor to many successful nail technicians. With over fifteen years of experience, Leanne will get you through the basics and teach you advanced techniques that will save you time, money and earn you clientele so you can become a successful nail technician.

To save your spot please contact us at admissions@styleacademy.ca

Join us in our beautiful spa environment to learn one of the most highly demanded services in the spa industry, Pedicures!

Our program will teach you the proper technique and theory behind offering a Basic Pedicure, an upgraded Spa Pedicure, and how to properly offer add-ons such as Shellac Polish, Paraffin Wax, and Foot and Leg Massages.

Tuesday, November 12 – Saturday, November 16
* Saturday will be a full-service day for you to gain hands-on experience and work towards earning your ten supervised service count and achieving your certification!

Take both our Manicures AND Pedicures Certificate and save $100.00 off your tuition!

Email admissions@styleacademy.ca to secure your spot or learn more

Tuition: $750.00
Kit: Starting at $115.00

Join us in our beautiful spa environment to learn one of the most highly demanded services in the spa industry, Manicures!

Our program will teach you the proper technique and theory behind offering a Basic Manicure, an upgraded Spa Manicure, and how to properly offer add-ons such as Shellac Polish, Paraffin Wax, and Hand and Arm Massages.

Tuesday, November 5 – Saturday, November 9
* Saturday will be a full-service day for you to gain hands-on experience and work towards earning your ten supervised service count and achieving your certification!

Take both our Manicures AND Pedicures Certificate and save $100.00 off your tuition!

Email admissions@styleacademy.ca to secure your spot or learn more

Tuition: $700.00
Kit: Starting at $115.00

Our Evening Nails Class offers flexibility for a person like you who is looking to enter a beauty career! Learn from the industry-leading nail technicians Leanne Brown and Krista Braithwaite!

Join Two-Phases program for 10 weeks:

Phase one:

Gel Nail Technician This course will teach you the proper sanitization and application of artificial gel nails. Work with various techniques to create one of a kind nails that are customized for your client. Continue onto phase two to learn acrylic nail application.

Phase two:

Acrylic Nail Technician You must have successfully completed phase one to continue into this class. You will learn to create stunning nail art designs while also learning how to cut down in timing and how to introduce nail art to your clients. Educator Leanne Brown covers topics from filing, filling as well as embedding gems and objects into your artificial nail creations.In

In this class you will learn: 

-History and career opportunities

-Life skills

-Your professional image

-Communicating for success

-Infection control

-General Anatomy and physiology

-Skin structure, growth, and nutrition

-Nail structure and growth

-Nail disorders and disease

-The basic of chemistry

-Nail product chemistry simplified

-The basics of electricity

-Manicuring

-Electric filing

-Nail tips and wraps

-Monomer liquid and polymer powder nail enhancements

-Uv and LED gels

-The creative touch

-Seeking employment

-On the job

-The salon business

-perfecting and balancing

-advanced nail art

-gem/crystal use

*** MODELS ARE MANDATORY***

WHY CHOOSE ADD-ONS?

With a certification in all three areas: Manicures, Pedicures, and Artificial Nails, from The Style Academy, it will allow you to apprentice to become a journey person in the Esthetician: Nail Technician trade. In the future, this could mean an opportunity to teach, open your own salon, and more – the opportunities are endless!

ONLY A GOVERNMENT REGULATED SCHOOL CAN OFFER YOU THIS !!!!!
We are a proud Government Regulated, Private Vocational School that offers you registered hours and credit towards your trade tickets here in Saskatchewan.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR EDUCATOR:
This course is instructed by Leanne Brown, a Journey Person in Esthetics, specializing as a Nail Technician. Leanne is the provincial chair for beauty therapy for Skills Saskatchewan, as well as the Nail Coordinator for Saskatchewan Fashion Week! If that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is also a business owner and mentor to many successful nail technicians. With over fifteen years of experience, Leanne will get you through the basics and teach you advanced techniques that will save you time, money and earn you clientele so you can become a successful nail technician.

To save your spot please contact Jadi at admissions@styleacademy.ca or call 306-522-2077!

Join us in our beautiful spa environment to learn one of the most highly demanded services in the spa industry, Pedicures!

Our program will teach you the proper technique and theory behind offering a Basic Pedicure, an upgraded Spa Pedicure, and how to properly offer add-ons such as Shellac Polish, Paraffin Wax, and Foot and Leg Massages.

Tuesday, March 12th – Saturday, March 16th
* Saturday will be a full-service day for you to gain hands-on experience and work towards earning your ten supervised service count and achieving your certification!

Take both our Manicures AND Pedicures Certificate and save $100.00 off your tuition!

Email admissions@styleacademy.ca to secure your spot or learn more

Tuition: $750.00
Kit: Starting at $115.00

Our Evening Nails Class offers flexibility for a person like you who is looking to enter a beauty career! Learn from the industry-leading nail technicians Leanne Brown and Krista Braithwaite!

Join Two-Phases program for 10 weeks:

Phase one:

Gel Nail Technician This course will teach you the proper sanitization and application of artificial gel nails. Work with various techniques to create one of a kind nails that are customized for your client. Continue onto phase two to learn acrylic nail application.

Phase two:

Acrylic Nail Technician You must have successfully completed phase one to continue into this class. You will learn to create stunning nail art designs while also learning how to cut down in timing and how to introduce nail art to your clients. Educator Leanne Brown covers topics from filing, filling as well as embedding gems and objects into your artificial nail creations.In

In this class you will learn: 

-History and career opportunities

-Life skills

-Your professional image

-Communicating for success

-Infection control

-General Anatomy and physiology

-Skin structure, growth, and nutrition

-Nail structure and growth

-Nail disorders and disease

-The basic of chemistry

-Nail product chemistry simplified

-The basics of electricity

-Manicuring

-Electric filing

-Nail tips and wraps

-Monomer liquid and polymer powder nail enhancements

-Uv and LED gels

-The creative touch

-Seeking employment

-On the job

-The salon business

-perfecting and balancing

-advanced nail art

-gem/crystal use

*** MODELS ARE MANDATORY***

WHY CHOOSE ADD-ONS?

With a certification in all three areas: Manicures, Pedicures, and Artificial Nails, from The Style Academy, it will allow you to apprentice to become a journey person in the Esthetician: Nail Technician trade. In the future, this could mean an opportunity to teach, open your own salon, and more – the opportunities are endless!

ONLY A GOVERNMENT REGULATED SCHOOL CAN OFFER YOU THIS !!!!!
We are a proud Government Regulated, Private Vocational School that offers you registered hours and credit towards your trade tickets here in Saskatchewan.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR EDUCATOR:
This course is instructed by Leanne Brown, a Journey Person in Esthetics, specializing as a Nail Technician. Leanne is the provincial chair for beauty therapy for Skills Saskatchewan, as well as the Nail Coordinator for Saskatchewan Fashion Week! If that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is also a business owner and mentor to many successful nail technicians. With over fifteen years of experience, Leanne will get you through the basics and teach you advanced techniques that will save you time, money and earn you clientele so you can become a successful nail technician.

To save your spot please contact Jadi at admissions@styleacademy.ca or call 306-522-2077!

Want the best from your beauty career? The top educator and Slayed Esthetics Lounge Owner – Lean Brown has created a perfect opportunity for Nail Professionals to enhance the skills and open new opportunities in the career path with Acrylic Refresher! Join us for 1 Day to advance your learning or full 3 Days to get the full skill-mastering course.

The following topics will be covered:

  1. Basics of nail care.
  2. Nail care safety and best practices.
  3. Regulations and industry standards MMA / EMA acrylic.
  4. Anatomy and physiology of nails and cuticles.
  5. Monomer liquid and polymer powder techniques, supplies, chemistry and how it works.
  6. The salon and beauty industry.
  7. Proper procedure for removal.
  8. Nail care.
  9. Nail art.  

Schedule:

Day 1: January 19, 

Day 2: January 20,

Day 3: January 21.

Cost:

1 Day with kit: $250.00

3 Days with kit: $600.00

To save your spot please contact Jadi at admissions@styleacademy.ca or call 306-522-2077!

Become a Make-Up Artist in one and only beauty school in Saskatchewan

Basic Make-Up Artistry – Make-Up 48 with Becca Gurski

New Year – New Career! Now, The Style Academy is offering Basic Make-Up Certificate with one of the best make-up educators Becca Gurski. Start enhancing your creativity in a leading beauty school of Canada!
Learn from our modern & leading curriculum in a small group of achievers. This program was created to accommodate your busy schedule and give you the opportunity to explore your creative side, enhancing the beauty of your future in the make-up artistry!
  • Fundamentals: Colour theory, hygiene & tools
  • Product knowledge & preparing the canvas
  • Basic beauty application
  • Special event  & bridal makeup
  • Client consultations

Through a curriculum of fourty-eight hours of training, this program combines both hands-on experience, and fundamental theory to offer you a well-rounded education that will offer you opportunities for success in this thriving industry! The Style Academy focuses on creating leaders and open your creativity withBecome a make-up artist and start building your dream life and become leader in a make-up artistry 

The Style Academy, is not only the best school in Saskatchewan, but also the only make-up school that offers accredited diploma. We are always staying on the cutting edge of make-up industry.

Our flexible payment plans or student loan funding offer affordable solutions while you are still able to maintain your work schedule. This is your chance to enter the beauty industry and join The Style Academy Family!

Only offered once a year, limited spaces available. To learn more, request a tour and info session with our admissions team by emailing admissions@styleacademy.ca or calling 306-522-2087.

It is your time!

 

Dates Overview: 

Sunday, January 6th 12-5

Saturday, January 12th 9-5
Sunday, January 13th 12-5
Saturday, January 19th 9-5
Sunday, January 20th 12-5
Saturday, January 26th 9-5
Sunday, January 27th 12-5
+10 supervised services
Tuition:
$2400.00
Kit Options:
Essentials: $685.00
Advanced: $1215.00