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Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cosmetology Program

Considering enrolling in a cosmetology program? There are many different career options to consider along with education requirements and certifications. Maybe you’re familiar with products and techniques but want to find a program that will help you use those skills as a cosmetologist. There are opportunities in all areas of cosmetology that would be fulfilling career options. Some are traditional, others are out of the box. There are career choices that are mainstream and ones that are more niche. Choosing the right cosmetology program for you means knowing what you want and what you can give to it. A good way to figure those things out is to ask yourself
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Manager or Owner?: Operating a Successful Salon

Want to become a hairstylist? Do you want to manage or own a salon some day? Working in the beauty industry is highly rewarding. Whether you specialize in hairstyling or your goal is to become a master manicurist, there are many possibilities for career growth. After you graduate from a cosmetology program, you may decide to become a salon manager or owner. There are many differences and similarities in these roles and understanding the variations can help you to become the best manager and owner possible. What it Takes to Run a Successful Salon Whether you are a salon manager or owner, there are many things you need to know
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Wigs, Extensions & Weaves: A Cosmetologist’s Guide

If you are on social media or searching through hair magazines for hair inspiration, cosmetology may be right for you. Hair is all about experimenting, creative expression and finding the artist in you. With Instagram, Facebook and other social platforms you can follow celebrity hairstylists, celebrities, or influencers. If this sounds like you, then you may enjoy seeing how weaves, wigs, and extensions can help your hair goals. Hair alternatives make it easy to experiment on hair. Taking a trip to the beauty salon could mean leaving with Beyoncé’s long, sleek luxurious look, sacrificing a couple of hours of time. Cosmetology will teach you all the fascinating ways to work
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Confidence & Cosmetology: Beauty Inside and Out

Looking in the mirror is a different experience for everybody. Some of us feel happy, some of us feel insecure, others of us are almost entirely indifferent to our appearance. Whatever the case is, cosmetologists instill a sense of pride and confidence for clients. Makeup and hair can be useful tools that can help your clients feel beautiful, strong, confident and important. Cosmetic work can do wonders for a person’s self-esteem, when approached in the right way.  Listen to Requests and Consult References  When someone comes to you for a new style, they will either have photos or descriptions of their desired look. Having an outline of what your client
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Minnesota Cosmetology Licensing Exams Part 2: Chapter 155A

The second part of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam focuses on statutes and rules. The first half of the exam is about Chapter 155A and the second half of the exam is about  Chapter 2105. Part 3 of the blog series will tackle Chapter 2105 statutes and rules as compiled by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology. Cosmetology State Examination This exam consists of 35 questions. You have 1 hour to complete this section. The Cosmetology State Examination focuses on general information about the Minnesota statutes, licensing, practice requirements, and enforcement. The Chapter 155A statutes focus on definitions, board purpose and responsibilities and cosmetologist licensing. This section also focuses
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Historical Hairstyles: From Victorian Times to Today

Hairstyles, much like other fashion and beauty trends, have had a historical impact over time. Regardless of gender or style, hair makes a statement about your style. Not only does your hair hint at self-care and hygiene habits, but also showcases your personality. You can learn a lot about someone by just looking at their hairstyle, including its historical context. Each era has its own iconic hairstyles, allowing many old photographs to be dated based on hair itself! Here is hairstyles have changed throughout the years. Victorian Historical Hairstyles During the Victorian era, hairdressers became popular as women took interest in getting their hair styled professionally. Middle parts were all
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Exciting Career Options for Cosmetologists and Hairstylists

Attending a vocational school to be a cosmetologist or hairstylist is only the beginning. With a little experience you may work on a movie set, as a personal stylist, working with beauty brands or fashion magazines. Many cosmetologists and hairstylists end up working in different and exciting roles. If you are considering learning to become a cosmetologist or hairstylist, you will find there are many exciting career options to consider. On-Set Hair or Makeup Hairstylists and cosmetologists play an important role in film and television. Cosmetologists can get hired to work on the set of a movie or TV show. In this job, cosmetologists and hairstylists prepare the actors for
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The Positive Impact Cosmetology Has on Health

Improving your health should be a continuous journey for both cosmetologists and their clients. Everyone should strive to become a healthier, better version of themselves. It is not just about maintaining physical health, but also mental health. Cosmetology can have positive impacts for not only cosmetologists, but salon clients as well. Positive Impact on the Cosmetologist For cosmetologists, working in an industry that they love can have positive impacts on their health. People tend to feel less stressed and happier with their lives if they have a job they enjoy. If you do not dread your job, it is a lot easier to get up and go to work in
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Making Beauty Eco-Friendly: A Cosmetology Guide

The beauty industry is dedicated to helping people look and feel beautiful every day. Beauty salons require the consumption of a great deal of energy and water.  There are however no reasons beauty professionals can’t help support the natural beauty of the planet. A growing number of consumers are demanding eco-friendly businesses, and more companies are taking steps that support sustainability to become eco-conscious. In addition to helping the planet, this approach can improve a company’s bottom line. Go Green, Save Green One of the biggest misconceptions is that going green costs more. It is not just buying sustainable and eco-friendly products, but it is about turning off a light
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Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exams Part 1: Cosmetology General Theory Exam

Ready to get your cosmetologist license? Time to study for the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam. There are a few different exams depending on which part of cosmetology you intend to become licensed in. The Cosmetologist Combo Exam includes general theory, state regulations exam ad written practical exam. Other combo exams include nail technician, esthetician, eyelash extension, salon manager and school manager. These exams are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. A passing score on all tests is 75%. Cosmetology General Theory Examination This Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Licensing: Cosmetology General Theory Exam consists of 110 questions and you are given 2 hours to complete. Not only is this
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