Students interested in learning the skills of hair and beauty will soon have another option in Middle Tennessee.
Aveda Institutes is coming to Franklin and the impact of the new cosmetology school goes well beyond the salon hair.
The company will be located at a former Infinity dealership in the Cool Springs Galleria area and will contain 90 hair stations.
Lynn Barrington, who is helping bring the school to the area, said leaders specifically wanted to locate to Franklin, but it took five years to find the right location.
Once complete, the institute brings 40 new jobs and class sizes of 225 students, who will live and study in the area.
"It's a continual building process for this local area and for Middle Tennessee. We've found from the other schools that people that move from out of state end up staying in the state that they trained in," said Barrington.
The effects of the Aveda Institute may be felt well beyond the salon chair. Experts believe this type of trade school will make Williamson County an even more desirable place both to live and do business.
"We know that when companies look to move here they want to make sure we have an educated work force, and I think this is just another thing that we can add to the package of what this county and region can provide to its citizens," said the Director of Williamson County economic development Matt Largen.
Largen said Aveda's arrival shows people also recognize the area is a great investment.
The new school expects 45,000 customers to visit the new cosmetology school for hair and skin services.
The doors of the Aveda Institutes of Cool Springs are set to open in 2013.
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