Marinello Schools of Beauty Celebrated its Newest Bakersfield Campus with a Special Grand Opening Event

WHITTIER, Calif., October 14, 2011 – Marinello Schools of Beauty, the largest beauty school on the West Coast, celebrated the Grand Opening of its Bakersfield campus location on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. This is Marinello’s 47th campus location to open.

The grand opening event commenced at 11 a.m. followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The impressive event guest list included Marinello President and COO Dr. Nagui Elyas, Marinello Regional Director Yesenia Gutierrez, and Marinello Campus Director Michael McNamee. Additionally, local dignitaries such as Bakersfield Vice-Mayor David Couch, Government Affairs Manager Leigh Ann Cook, Director of Membership Tonya Dretzka, and Director of Operations Tonya Sterling also attended the event. Cook received the inaugural haircut to kick off the celebration.

The event was open to the Bakersfield community. Guests participated in raffles, enjoyed campus tours, and received $5.00 haircuts, $7 mini-facials and 10 percent off retail products. Hot 94.1 FM broadcast live from the Bakersfield campus. A news crew from KBAK-TV (CBS; Bakersfield) filmed the event and interviewed Dr. Nagui and students to capture the excitement of the Grand Opening celebration. The segment aired on the station’s evening news and the following morning news.

“We’re thrilled to provide a top notch education facility to Kern County,” said Dr. Nagui Elyas, President and COO, Marinello Schools of Beauty. “The Bakersfield campus provides endless educational opportunities to those living in the San Joaquin Valley.”

The Marinello Bakersfield campus is located at 3737 Ming Avenue. Centrally located just east of Highway 99, two blocks away from Valley Plaza Mall and on GET Bus Route 5, the newest education facility can be easily reached by those who live in Bakersfield and for those commuting from surrounding areas.

For more information on enrolling at Marinello Schools of Beauty, call 800-648-3413.

Marinello Schools of Beauty
Marinello Schools of Beauty has been defining beauty education since 1905 and is one of the premier beauty schools on the West Coast. Offering a variety of cosmetology and esthetics programs, Marinello has created a proprietary educational system called the Marinello Method based on more than 100 years of experience, which combines theory and hands-on instruction. Marinello has 48 conveniently located campuses in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah and also offers affordable spa and salon services performed by student stylists under the supervision of licensed instructors. www.marinello.com.

Media Contacts
Maryam Brown / Kevinie Woo
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
310-453-2539
mbrown@murphyobrien.com / kwoo@murphyobrien.com

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