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Recommendation/Endorsement Letter (Feb. 2014)

My name is Portia Davidson and I recently retired from the federal government after serving 35 years in the European, Pacific and America regions. I have always been interested in the Esthetician industry and wanted to pursue my dream of obtaining an esthetician license. After looking at numerous esthetician schools in the area, I choose the Spectrum Academy in Alexandria, Virginia for its prestigious reputation in providing a comprehensive cutting-edge curriculum delivered by respected industry specialists who are hands-on, accessible and inspiring.

As soon as I met the Executive Director, Patricia Green, I knew this was the perfect school for me to turn my life-long passion into a profession. Her vision is to be a leader in esthetics schools by being recognized as the beauty industry's benchmark of excellence in education. The Spectrum Academy is a leading esthetician certification provider and has a track record of their students passing the state licensing exam by 98.9%.  More importantly, the Spectrum Academy is at the forefront of esthetics education in the nation. Their innovative training program allows you to work on-line at your own pace and their instructors are available when you need assistance 24/7.

There are so many benefits to attending the Spectrum Academy, but worthy of mention is the fact that it is the most reasonably priced in the region. In addition, the Spectrum Academy participates in community events throughout the year which means more networking opportunities allowing students to give something back to their community and the local and national exposure of the Academy sends a positive message out to the beauty industry. 

I am recommending the Spectrum Academy to all my friends and colleagues.  It’s the best thing I have ever done for myself and I am proud to be associated with such talented, professional people who want you to succeed!  

Portia Davidson
Retired Federal Worker and Strategic Planner for the US Army
Press Release: May 3, 2007 Spectrum Beauty Academy on
FOX5 Morning News segment "Let Tony Try It". 

Let Tony Try It - Beauty School Fox 5’s Tony Perkins and Allison Seymour visited the Spectrum Beauty Academy in Alexandria, Virginia to learn all about the beauty industry.
 See related videos to find out what new skills they learned.

Tony Perkins-Weatherman and Allison Seymour - News Anchor-Woman tried their hand at being students at Spectrum for the morning.


Tony Perkins and Allison Seymour performing a hair cut with Advanced Instructor, Kyndra Turner.


Tony Perkins performing a roller set with Director of Education Kimberly Allen.


Tony Perkins performing a facial with the help of Esthetics Instructor, Karen Proctor.


"Providing Superior Education"