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Exciting Career Options for Cosmetologists and Hairstylists
October 15, 2018 by

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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Making A Career Change to Massage Therapy
October 3, 2018 by

Making a career change is never an easy decision. When you have wonderful mentors and peers encourage you, the journey becomes a breeze. LeAnn Balmanno is a recent Massage Therapist graduate who made a career change that changed her life forever. LeAnn made the decision in early 2018 to follow her dreams. While working as a Guest Service Media Coordinator at John Joseph Salon, she became familiar with the massage therapist on site and wanted to learn more.  LeAnn would always tell her fellow co-workers that she was interested in massage therapy, but was told she was too outgoing and bubbly to be in the field.  For the longest time
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The Positive Impact Cosmetology Has on Health
October 1, 2018 by

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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How to Use Social Media as a Massage Therapist
September 28, 2018 by

Social media is here to stay. Aside from personal networking, social media is increasingly being used in professional circles. Used in an informative way, social media can create and increase a client base, enable massage therapists to network professionally, and access potential clients more easily. This article highlights how massage therapists can use social media to their advantage. Personal versus Professional As a professional trained massage therapist it is important to keep personal boundaries on social media. You may share things with family and friends on a Facebook that are not appropriate to share with a wider audience. A massage therapist will encounter clients from all walks of life and
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Making Beauty Eco-Friendly: A Cosmetology Guide
September 24, 2018 by

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
September 11, 2018 by

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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What an Esthetician Does Day-to-Day
August 20, 2018 by

Are you interested in learning what esthiology is, how estheticians helps their clients, what an esthetician does day-to-day, where estheticians work and how to become a licensed esthetician? The job outlook for estheticians is bright and projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The growth in the demand for quick facials and the increase in baby boomers that want to reduce the signs of aging, points to a growing demand for highly trained estheticians. Both men and women are looking for ways to reduce stress, increase relaxation and improve well-being. A highly trained and experienced esthetician can help. What is
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What it Takes to Be a Successful Massage Therapist
August 9, 2018 by

Interested in becoming a massage therapist in as little as 5 months with full time enrollment? While attending a vocational school and taking a massage therapy training program, students learn Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, prenatal massage, and sports massage therapy. But first, what does a massage therapist do on a day-to-day basis and what skills will make them successful? What a Massage Therapist Does According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapists treat clients by using touch to massage the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Massage therapists relieve acute and chronic pain, help heal sports injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress and aid
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10 Skills of Highly Successful Hairstylists
August 2, 2018 by

Do you like to talk about different hairstyling techniques with your friends? Think you may have some of the skills to become a hairstylist? Attending a cosmetology school will help you build a foundation of skills to become a highly successful hairstylist. Learn what a hairstylist does and the skills to be a highly successful hairstylist. What Does a Hairstylist Do? Hairstylists offer a wide range of hair services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hairstylists manage records of products provided to clients and take payments for services. Hairstylists also keep records of salon products, so the client can continue to
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Five Tips to Help Hairstylists Sell Salon Products
July 27, 2018 by

If your hair salon shelves are loaded with salon products that aren’t selling, you might need to change your sales strategy — or better yet, change the focus of your sales pitch so that it’s more about the customer than the product. According to the latest Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study released from Professional Consultants & Resources, US salon services and product sales reached revenues of $63 billion in 2017, representing an increase of two percent over the previous year. The study also said that approximately 257,000 US salons (and barbershops) sell salon haircare products. For many salon owners, however, the most interesting statistics are those that reveal which products
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