When a young pharmacist in Amsterdam named Jan Keune bottled his first product in 1922, he put his name on it—and his heart and soul in it. That same creative passion lives on at Keune today, nearly a century later. As a family-owned and -operated company, we are hands on in every decision we make.
In addition to the professional and retail hair color, styling and care products we manufacture for 70 countries around the world, Keune's attention to detail shows in our Keune Education programs. Our team, comprised of highly qualified educators, provides compelling hair color, design, finishing and business programs for stylists at every level through our focused Academy curriculum, satellite academies, training events and show performances. Education is and always will be the key to success.
Founded in 2011, Keune Advanced Academy is located in a 6,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Atlanta, Georgia that hosts more than 50 beginner to advanced programs and special events each year. Through classes facilitated by three hand-picked educators that never exceed 25 trainees, we help stylists from across the globe elevate their careers and expertise in the salon. The space, which includes 26 portable working stylist stations, three breakout rooms and a theater, accommodates four main focus areas: Cutting, Color, Finishing and Business Building. Additionally, Keune Academy hosts non-branded educational events where industry leaders and local salons are invited to share experiences with stylists. It also serves as the North American headquarters of our Keune Education team.
Keune Education’s mission is to empower salon professionals across the globe to advance their craft and cultivate thriving, lifelong careers through compelling, quality educational programs.
You may be curious why a global company like Keune chose Atlanta for its main North American Keune Advanced Academy location. For one thing, it's our North American headquarters, too! Atlanta is a dynamic city with the busiest airport in the U.S., making it accessible to those traveling from all over the country and Canada. The Academy is easily accessible by train (MARTA) directly from the airport with a short walk to the facility.
Atlanta also is a "hair hub" with some of the most renowned salons and stylists gravitating to its Southern grounds, not only for the city's offerings, but also because it is now the largest market for feature films in the film industry—read: creative opportunities abound. Plus, Keune Advanced Academy is conveniently located in the fashionable Buckhead area with first-class hotels, award-winning restaurants and high-end shops and boutiques within walking distance for our guests to enjoy. We hope you enjoy our city.