Empire Beauty Schools opened its 99th location in Paramus, New Jersey with a celebration for students, staff and special guests.
More than 50 students from the nearby Bloomfield campus joined Paramus students for the Grand Opening festivities.
Goldwell Platform Artist Shannon Lamm demonstrated the latest in new and upcoming styles and trend cuts. For students, this was a great visual learning experience. Lamm spent close to two hours with the students, going over techniques and answering questions.
Empire Chairman and CEO Frank Schoeneman presented “Shelter Our Sister”, a local shelter for women and children, with a donation of $1,000. There to talk about the importance of that donation was Paramus Mayor James Todesco. He spoke to the students about Empire’s impact, not only on their lives, but in the community.
US Congressman Scott Garrett’s office sent a Field Representative to the celebration to present the school with a special proclamation, congratulating Empire on a successful opening.
More than just a cosmetology school, the new location is the fourth installment of Empire’s green school initiative and boasts numerous environmentally friendly elements throughout its design.
“The beauty industry is moving toward a lean, clean and green future and we are proud to be in the company of good corporate citizens who are committed to improving the way we approach our business,” says Franklin K. Schoenemen, Empire’s CEO and chairman. “We are happy to be part of this movement and offer our students the opportunity to learn and thrive in a sustainable and efficient atmosphere, without the slightest sacrifice to the educational quality Empire is known for.”
With each new school location opening, Empire is setting itself on a greener path, incorporating sustainable and efficient design elements that help to conserve significant resources. Currently, the three additional fully-operating eco-conscious Empire schools include Pineville, NC and Lauderhill and West Palm Beach, FL locations.
The new Springfield school follows Empire’s new eco-friendly design, incorporating sustainable and efficient elements to help conserve resources. Theses eco-friendly schools feature many environmentally friendly features including, low-flow faucets, energy saving washers and dryers, and salon flooring made from 100% recyclable materials. In addition, Empire recycles all of its hair to be reused in various ways, most notably, with the oil spill cleanup in the Gulf.
Empire is also outfitting the student salon with Regis Designline PURE Results – an eco-friendly line through and through. The shampoos and conditioners are certified organic, coconut-derived, vegetable, rapeseed or babassu-derived, gluten, paraben and sulfate free, wild collected and are not tested on animals. In addition, students will also have full access to Jane Carter Solutions-Nourish line in the student salon.
“As one of the largest providers of cosmetology education in the country, we are committed to educating our students in an environmentally responsible way,” says Schoeneman. “And we look forward to translating this vision to a larger scale. Our goal is to eventually implement this approach in all of our existing schools throughout the country – a much bigger job than starting from scratch, but working hard to make your dream a reality is what Empire is all about.”