Third Space Education Institute

Third Space Education Institute



It is time for the $500 billion-dollar professional beauty industry to take its education to the next level and create 21st century beauty professionals, ready to reinvent the beauty experience for all. There is no other industry with the power to beautify, uplift, and transform every woman and man around the globe and we need it today, more than ever before.

To bring this vision to life, we have partnered with L’Oréal, Arizona State University, and Mesa Community College and are proud to announce the launch of the first ever college and university degree for beauty professionals globally. This pioneering higher education revolution will empower beauty professionals to offer next-level, consumer-centric, modern services and beauty experiences.

In partnership with MCC, students around the globe can now earn the first ever Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Beauty and Wellness and then apply to Arizona State University (ASU) for a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program in Heath, Entrepreneurship and Innovation with an emphasis on personal care. This is an education transformation within the beauty industry that has never happened before.

It is time to create beauty professionals of the future. 

In collaboration with a team of academics and higher education specialists, Francis Tesmer, CEO and partner of ROLFS Global, has spent the past 11 years conceptualizing and developing the program from ROLFS headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the brand operates leading salons in the Phoenix-metro area for more than three decades. 

This pioneering degree progression, available online and/or on campus, with a highly flexible schedule, is designed to create an elevated future filled with prestige and financial stability for beauty professionals, preparing them for a wide range of career opportunities that meet, and exceed, the ever-evolving expectations of 21st century customers and markets. Students will learn innovative skills in finance, marketing, leadership, ethics, communication and evidence-based decision-making. 

 Immediately following cosmetology school, a licensed cosmetologist can enroll at MCC for an AAS in Beauty and Wellness, which can be completed in an accelerated timeline over the course of two semesters. A cosmetologist will be awarded 30 college credit hours against his or her cosmetology license at no cost, resulting in a remarkably affordable college degree. After earning the AAS, the student then has access to a continued pathway at Arizona State University (ASU) where he or she can transfer 100% of the 60 AAS credit hours earned. The student will then fulfill an additional 60 credit hours, typically accomplished in four semesters, to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). This is the fastest, most cost-effective and transformational degree ever offered.  

As part of ROLFS Global commitment to creating and supporting the higher education pathway for the beauty professionals of the future, ROLFS offers Third Space Education Center, an integrative part of the higher education pathway,  designed to support beauty professionals of the future in their pursuit of college and university education.  Exclusively created for the beauty professionals of the future, Third Space takes an innovative and modern approach to awakening one’s curiosity and love for learning both in life and in career and promotes prosperity, happiness, and success.  

Third Space offers pre-college courses as well as apprenticeships to prepare the students for ultimate success. Students will receive full college and university credit hours for their education at Third Space. Third Space offers full or partial scholarships. 

Third Space courses: 

Beauty Professional of the Future  

Salon of the Future  

Consumer Beauty Bill of Right 

Beauty Meets Humanity 

Evolution of the Profession 

Professional Development 

Personal Development 

Global Advanced Technical Training  

Third Space is dedicated to put every beauty and hair professional on an elevated pathway to understand, respect, and embrace the unique beauty and power of every single woman and man supporting their individual journey of transformation and true beauty.   

Third Space serves as a bridge supporting and expediting the higher education pathway for beauty professionals. Third Space and this beauty industry education degree program are dedicated to teach the beauty professionals of the future, to create a beauty space where every individual is encouraged to be beautiful on their own terms, have a choice and a voice, feel heard, respected, invigorated, inspired, empowered, and safe. 

ROLFS, in collaboration with L’Oréal, has pioneered the creation and development of a revolutionary higher-education program for beauty professionals that is the first of its kind worldwide.

For the first time, Students will be able to provide highly elevated, intelligent, customer centric, memorable beauty experiences like never before

A new chapter in the history of the professional beauty industry

The Future of the Professional beauty industry

For over three decades the award-winning, professional beauty industry leader, Rolfs, has challenged the status quo of the beauty industry by continuously innovating the education and reinventing the consumer experience.

Rolfs is spearheading a dramatic, game-changing higher education pathway in the professional beauty industry education. The time has come for us to take the beauty industry education to the next level. 

Rolfs invests in the beauty professionals and hair designers of the future by providing scholarships, empowering them to transform their lives.

Rolfs has awarded over one million dollars in scholarship to beauty professionals, enabling them to enter into the workforce and enjoy a whole new level of financial success, personal fulfillment, and happiness.

One million dollars in scholarship – Pathway to higher education

Be part of the future

Take your career to the next level. Enjoy the prestige, financial stability, and the true happiness you have always dreamed of. Are you ready to be among the first to obtain a college and university degree in beauty and enjoy an exciting new future?

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