Virginia College in Pensacola Announces Grand Opening of V's Student Cosmetology Services to be Held Oct. 19

Oct 12, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. - October 12, 2015 - Virginia College in Pensacola is pleased to announce the grand opening of V's Student Cosmetology Services to be held Monday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Located at 312 E. Nine Mile Road, Suite 34, V's is a full-service, student-run retail operation that offers a wide variety of services at affordable prices.

WHAT:          Virginia College V's Cosmetology Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
WHEN:          Monday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE:       312 E. Nine Mile Road, Suite 34C – Pensacola, FL 32514

Guests at the event will be entertained with a student fashion show featuring models wearing student hair designs and will enjoy free gift bags, hors d'oeuvres and libations, while entering to win door prizes and taking tours of the facility. Salon professionals are welcome at the event as well as potential students and their families.

"We are excited about the opening of the newest location of V's Student Cosmetology Services in Pensacola," says Kim Coolidge, campus president. "The student-instructor partnership provides an exceptional learning environment and gives the students valuable hands-on experience."

V's allows students to learn the skills and creativity they will need to be successful in their cosmetology careers. V's services will include haircuts, hairstyling, permanent hair treatments, color treatments, braiding, extensions, body care, nail care, make-up and esthetic services to the community. All work is performed by Virginia College cosmetology students under the direct supervision of licensed cosmetology instructors.

The Pensacola cosmetology retail operation brings the total number of locations to 26. Appointments can be made by calling (850) 266-2268 and walk-ins are also welcome. V's hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with limited availability on Saturdays.
The cosmetology program at Virginia College provides students with a solid background of practical hands-on training directly related to the cosmetology industry and prepares students to take the State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination.

Virginia College partners with Pivot Point International as a Member School to bring the best possible cosmetology training methods to its students. The Pivot Point Member School Program encompasses an all-inclusive cosmetology curriculum, delivered through a systematic, hands-on approach utilizing the most contemporary delivery methods available.

For more information about V's Student Cosmetology Services or Virginia College in Pensacola, visit or

About Virginia College and Education Corporation of America

Growing from 34 campus locations to 72 Birmingham, Ala.-based Education Corporation of America (ECA) is a category leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 30,000 students. With the completion of the Kaplan transaction, ECA holdings now include Virginia College, Golf Academy of America, Ecotech Institute, Kaplan College, Kaplan Career Institute, TESST College of Technology, Texas School of Business, Brightwood College and the fully online New England College of Business which is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Newly acquired campuses of the Kaplan College portfolio are being rebranded to Brightwood College with all campuses expected to complete the name change in the spring of 2016. ECA career colleges are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) which is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

For more information, contact Diane Worthington at or (205) 329-7911.