Beauty is big business! In 2003 the Beauty Business did 72 billion! in revenues. In the United States in 2002 there were 1,604,502 professionals employed in salons. California had 308,748 employed professionals – one-fifth of the total! The salon industry in California is a job-seekers market today, with over 56% of the salon owners reporting at least one or two job openings immediately. Today the growing salon industry offers a unique ‘zero unemployment’ factor – needing many more new salon professionals than we can supply. Lu Ross Academy graduates are highly sought after and work through-out Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties. Several salons and salon chains recruit on campus and invite active students to consider them after licensure. As the Los Angeles Times Magazine said on 12/8/02, Lu Ross Academy “students have become the spa world’s equivalent of Harvard Business School graduates