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Marinello Schools of Beauty Continues Rapid Expansion with Addition of 10 East Coast Schools to Portfolio

Leading West Coast-based beauty school acquires Brio Academy to continue strong growth for 2012

WHITTIER, Calif., January 5, 2012 – Marinello Schools of Beauty the West Coast’s largest and longest-established chain of beauty schools and a leader in Cosmetology, Esthetics and Manicuring education, is rapidly becoming one of the nation’s fastest growing beauty schools with the addition of 10 new campus locations on the East Coast.

These new Marinello Schools of Beauty campuses will create educational opportunities for students on the East Coast looking for lucrative careers in the beauty industry or for professionals looking to jump-start their careers-in-progress. Formerly Brio Academy schools, there will now be nine Marinello campuses in Connecticut located in Bridgeport, East Hartford, Enfield, Fairfield, Hamden, Meriden, Niantic, Torrington and Willimantic. There will also be one new Massachusetts campus in Northampton. Each campus location will offer in-depth programs for cosmetology, esthetics and manicuring education and provide exclusive salon and spa services to guests at affordable prices.

“This expansion to the East Coast is a monumental event in Marinello Schools of Beauty history,” said Dr. Nagui Elyas, President and COO, Marinello Schools of Beauty. “We are thrilled to provide more potential students than ever the opportunity to receive top-notch beauty education from our nationwide family of beauty schools.”

Since Marinello Schools of Beauty was acquired in 2004 by Dr. Rashed Elyas, Dr. Nagui Elyas, and CFO Michael Flecker, the company has experienced significant market expansion growing from 13 campuses in two states to 58 campuses in seven states. The company plans to acquire additional campuses in 2012.

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 nationwide. 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 58 conveniently located campuses in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, 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

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Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
310-453-2539
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