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Universal Companies Opens New Wellness & Beauty Learning Center

by Tracy Rubert | February 22, 2016
Universal Companies' new 6,700 sq. ft. Wellness & Beauty Learning Center in Torrance, Calif.

Universal Companies' new 6,700 sq. ft. Wellness & Beauty Learning Center in Torrance, Calif.

Virginia-based spa distributor Universal Companies unveiled its first-of-its-kind Wellness & Beauty Learning Center, located in Torrance, Calif., with a grand opening on Monday, February 22. The Learning Center, which officially opened in October, provides classes and on-site training in the new 6,700 sq. ft. facility. Advanced continuing education and related events are offered for a broad range of wellness and beauty professionals, including spa and med-spa practitioners, estheticians, massage therapists, salon technicians, nail technicians, independent practitioners, and solopreneurs.

“Today’s spa-goers are much savvier because of their extensive access to wellness and beauty knowledge,” said Brenda Elliott, CEO of Universal Companies. “Universal Companies’ mission is to help spas develop their businesses, and our Wellness & Beauty Learning Center will help provide them with the tools to keep abreast of the latest trends and advancements in treatments, beauty, and wellness.”

The Grand Opening includes six events for different audiences spanning three days, including an education open house, an education partners event, a ribbon-cutting event, a vendor preview event, and an exclusive preview event.

In keeping with their reputation as a “one source spa solution,” Universal Companies Wellness & Beauty Learning Center will provide a wide range of unique classes, including classes on business/salon/spa management, help with passing the State Board exam, and many technical classes, to ensure students have access to training and education in one central location. Check Universal Companies’ website often to see the classes being offered to help professionals learn new skills and stay current in their field for more information, visit www.universalcompanies.com/WBLC.

Director of education Anita Lumpkin enjoys a nail art demo from Cuccio educator Marilyn Garcia, while Learning Center director Paul Jablonski shows off his own nail demo.

Director of education Anita Lumpkin enjoys a nail art demo from Cuccio educator Marilyn Garcia, while Learning Center director Paul Jablonski shows off his own nail demo.

The center has two large general classrooms, a private waxing classroom, and a separate nail classroom.

The center has two large general classrooms, a private waxing classroom, and a separate nail classroom.

The Wellness & Beauty Learning Center boasts an extensive retail area.

The Wellness & Beauty Learning Center boasts an extensive retail area.

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