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 products we manufacture for 70 countries around the world, this attention to detail shows in the educational programs we offer through Keune Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.
Founded in 2011, Keune Academy is located in a 6,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility 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 aim to help stylists across the country 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—the more we know, the more we can grow together as a global community.
The Keune Academy educational mission is to provide you with a pathway that will lead to success in the salon. Period. We recognize that every stylist has different needs and skills to develop. The Keune Academy curriculum offers the stepping stones to choose the perfect program for every level of skill set, from beginner to expert. Choose from Foundational, Next Level and Creative programs as well as Special Events to continue growing and evolving your career.
You may be curious why a global company like Keune chose Atlanta for its main North American Academy location. For one thing, it's our North American headquarters, too! That's because 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. It 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 the third largest market for 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. The Academy is also accessible by train (MARTA) directly from the airport with a short walk to the facility. We hope you enjoy our city.