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    Traci Sakosits Named Vice President of Education and Creative Direction for Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes

    We are thrilled to announce the addition of Traci Sakosits to our Aveda Arts’ leadership team as the Vice President of Education and Creative Direction. Sakosits will play a huge role in enhancing our students’ education and preparing them to launch their careers in the beauty industry. 

    She joins our team after over a decade of coaching students as the North American Creative Director at Vidal Sassoon.  

    “I recognize how important it is that I share all that’s been given to me,” said Sakosits in an interview with Tatum Neill.  

    During her time at Sassoon, Sakosits lead global seminars, styled editorial shoots and showcased her talent on runways. Throughout her success, she has remained dedicated to continuing her education in Cosmetology. “I love hairdressing and being able to make someone look and feel better. Everything we do in this job is about encompassing someone else with your care and craft and there’s a lot of work involved in that,” says Sakosits. 

    We look forward to elevating the student experience at Aveda Arts and enhancing the quality of our education through Sakosits’ direction. 

    “We are incredibly honored to have Traci Sakosits join the team. Her vast experience and formidable influence in the industry will positively impact Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes by taking its educational offerings to a new and exciting level. Not only that, Sakosits’ values of inclusivity and social justice are in strong alignment with Aveda Arts and will only strengthen our program’s commitment to anti-racism and changing the landscape of cosmetology education for good,” says Edwin Neill. 

    Sakosits has a passion for empowering future artists and believes education is constant. 

    “Success is educating yourself,” says Sakosits. “That’s what will keep you going.” 


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