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April 6, 2006

Contact: Lynn Seegraves or Scott Comer at Protege Academy 517-324-3388

New East Lansing Cosmetology School Brings European Style into area

East Lansing… East Lansing’s newest hair styling school is set to open April 10.  Lynn Seegraves, owner of the new Protégé Academy of Cosmetology, said, “Our school is going to offer many of the advantages that are only available through the upbeat, global approach.  We will bring hair stylists trained in London with international styling experience to teach workshops. These teachers are trained internationally and constantly travel to schools around the world learning and teaching new styling techniques.  We will be on their travel itinerary and their staff will be coming here to train our students and teachers and our teachers will travel to workshops in other locations.  We will be using the trendy, upbeat TIGI product line, which has influenced the direction of hair fashion.  TIGI products like Catwalk, Bed Head, Fashionista, Curls Rock and the S Factor are very popular.”

Seegraves, the former owner of the award winning Kali’s Boutique stores in East Lansing, Lansing, Okemos, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, said, “I’ve been working in the fashion business for 20 years.  We think our association with TIGI products will create an exciting, hands-on classroom environment to give our students the creative excitement of the industry. We want to give them the best education available to help them become excellent professional stylists and artists.”

The academy is located near Seegraves’ Hair and Body Elements Salon and Day Spa, which opened in 2003 in East Lansing’s Chandler Crossing Retail Complex.   Protégé Academy of Cosmetology will teach professional hair styling, skin care, and nail services.  They will offer teacher training as part of their curriculum and provide services done by senior students at a student rate.

            Seegraves’ husband, Scott Comer, designed the academy with an urban, high fashion theme.  “We have created a salon setting so the students will have a sense of professionalism and artistry when they provide hair and nail services to our guests.”

            Protégé Academy of Cosmetology is offering Sallie May student loans and both full time and a half time class schedules.  It is located at 16800 Chandler

Rd. Ste  #112, East Lansing.  The phone is 517-324-3388 and the web site is www.protegeacademy.com.

 

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