Gould’s Academy

Premier Salon & Spa Eductation

About Us

One of the region’s most prestigious names in salons and spas since 1932, Gould’s is proud to offer an exciting salon and spa curriculum at Gould’s Academy. Cosmetology, esthetics, manicuring, and an educator program!

Gould’s Academy is owned and operated by P & D, LLC, Philip Gould and David Gould and offers an exciting curriculum taught by highly trained, industry-experienced educators. Everything you need to know to be salon and spa-ready, you’ll learn at Gould’s Academy. With 18,000 square feet and lots of room for career growth, Gould’s Academy is the perfect place to start a thrilling career. More than a classroom, Gould’s Academy offers a real-life salon environment.

You’ll learn from top stylists including Guest Stylists from across the country who bring the latest styles from around the world to Memphis. The biggest names in cosmetics are behind our curriculum with exciting classes such as Sassoon Academy cutting program, Goldwell color system and a Nuts and Bolts business program.

Our History

In 1932, Sam Gould opened a small hair salon with the objective of creating an upscale ambiance, superior customer service as well as unsurpassed professional salon services. Today, David and Philip Gould own and operate the company of salons and day spas. Almost 85 years after the first location opened its doors, Gould’s now employs more than 450 people, and has expanded its operation to include Gould’s Academy, the region’s premier cosmetology school.

Our Mission

Our purpose is dedicated to produce graduates for immediate success in the ever changing salon/spa industry.

We will achieve this through the Goldwell Signature School Program. Incorporated into our educational program are the highly selective cutting techniques of the Sassoon Academy curriculum, the CND Advanced Nail Care System which is built around innovation and excellence, along with the Milady’s Standards of Cosmetology textbook and the Milady Standard Nail Technology textbook.

The 20-hour business course of Nuts and Bolts will allow our graduates to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. Our mission will excel as our graduate students experience their inspirations, motivations and growth in becoming respected professionals in the salon/spa industry.

Student Hours

Daytime Schedule

Tuesday- Saturday 8:30-3:00

Evening Schedule

Monday- Thursday 5:30- 10:00

Ridgeway Leaders & Staff

Philip Gould Owner
David Gould Owner
Paul Gould Executive Director / CEO
Renee Sharp Director of Education
Danielle Jennings Administrator
Dana Marino Financial Aid Officer
Tameka Green Financial Aid Officer
Melanie Kilpatrick Front Desk Coordinator
Maddie Waters Front Desk Coordinator
Dalton Reeves Director of Massage
Tamara Roberts Manicuring Educator
Christine Lucky Senior Esthetics Educator
Shirley Branch Senior Educator
Joann Jackson Senior Educator
Lashon Stuckey Senior Educator
Jacqueline Hudson Educator
Whitney Alldredge Educator

Bartlett Leaders & Staff

Philip Gould Owner
David Gould Owner
Paul Gould Executive Director / CEO
Garrett Gerlach Director
David Hearn Administrator / Senior Educator
Jacquetta Cole Senior Educator
Kimala Matlock Senior Educator
Latoya Tate Educator
Misty Bajma Educator
Megan Johnson Educator
Lina Tran Manicuring Educator
April Root Esthetics Educator
Christina Lucky Esthetics Educator
Tracey Crawley Barbering Educator
Renee Sharp Director of Education
Alisa Bolton Financial Aid Officer
Katherine Grassie Financial Aid Ofiicer
Dana Marino Financial Aid Officer
Zaria Matthews Front Desk Coordinator