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We work hard to make sure that Penrose is a great environment for learning, for personal development, and for building community, and we are very proud of the recognition that we receive for those efforts. Our awards include:


American Association of Cosmetology Schools – Golden School Award for Student Salon & Spa.


American Association of Cosmetology Schools – Golden School Award for School Culture.

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Modern Salon Magazine Excellence in Education Award for Top Nail Technician Program

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Better Business Bureau of Greater Arizona Business Ethics Award

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Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce IMPACT Award for Business of the Year

Additional Awards and Recognitions

AACE 2022 Golden School Awards for Facilities
AACE 2022 Golden School Awards for Marketing Innovation

Modern Salon Excellence in Education Awards

  • Winner 2017
    Nail Technician Program
  • Winner 2016
  • Winner 2015
    Marketing Innovation
  • Winner 2014
  • Winner 2012
    Community Involvement
  • Finalist 2012
    Marketing & Community Involvement
  • Winner 2011
    Marketing & Technology
  • Winner 2010
    School Culture

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Impact Awards

  • Winner 2013
    Small Business of the Year
  • Winner 2013
    Response to Adversity

Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Sterling Award

  • Winner 2009
    Small Business Category


Student Awards & Accomplishments

  • 33 Beacon Award winners
  • 9 Matrix ‘Spread The Love’ Contest winners & finalists, 2011 & 2012
  • 8 Vidal Sassoon Salon Bob Competition finalists
  • 2 Vidal Sassoon Bob Competition winners, winning lunch with Vidal Sassoon
  • 5 SportsClips Scholarship winners
  • 150+ National Technical Honor Society members
  • Participation in Scottsdale Fashion Week
  • Participation in Phoenix Fashion Week
  • Hair and Makeup styling / Annual Notre Dame Preparatory School fashion shows
  • Chosen to participate in editorial and runway show at Millennium Conference
  • Chosen to participate in hair & makeup styling for AACS Annual Convention
  • Hair and makeup styling for 20+ magazine covers and editorial spreads for azTeen Magazine
  • Chosen to participate in the “Beauty Changes Lives” presentation at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix, AZ