After more than a half-century of preparing students for careers in the beauty and wellness industry, Carousel Beauty Colleges is saddened to announce the closing of its five campuses in Southwest Ohio, following the Labor Day holiday.

Over the past 57 years, we have graduated thousands of beauty and wellness professionals who have gone on to achieve successful and accomplished careers.

The decision to close was difficult and made after a thorough review of alternatives. Regrettably, ongoing market conditions coupled with a third-party purchase that did not materialize, prohibited the continuation of operations across campuses.

At this difficult time, the welfare and professional success of students remain our top priorities. To that end, all student hours have been logged and are on file with the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. We will continue to work with the State Board to assist students in transferring hours to other area programs to complete their coursework. We are also working with other beauty and wellness schools in the area so that they may accept student hours for the remainder of the program.

It has been an honor to be part of an amazing industry and a wonderful community. We are grateful for all of the educators, staff and students we've had the privilege of working with since 1959.

Carousel Beauty Colleges
September 6, 2016