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Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cosmetology Program
January 11, 2019 by

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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Have One of These 5 Health Conditions? See a Massage Therapist
January 4, 2019 by

Massages aren’t just for those seeking an escape from the day-to-day demands of life. While the health benefits of bodywork have been known for some time, more recently massage therapy has become a respected remedy in the medical community.  Today, it’s not uncommon to see massage therapists working alongside doctors, nurses, and other providers as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Stress and pain relief may immediately come to mind when thinking of conditions that may benefit from massage therapy, but there are much more that may be improved. Here is a look at a few others. Massage Therapy and High Blood Pressure The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) offers
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Manager or Owner?: Operating a Successful Salon
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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
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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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How to Become a Massage Therapy Entrepreneur
December 27, 2018 by

Massage therapy is a rewarding career that can bring joy to both entrepreneur and clients. Knowing how to make someone feel better through massage is not enough to make a career. The massage therapy entrepreneur has to find a way to get clients to try their services and give them a reason to come back. While there are job opportunities available through spas and gyms, there are a number of massage therapists who work as entrepreneurs. Some work out of their own homes or a rented space, others travel to work in their client’s homes. Where ever they set up their business, being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires discipline
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Runway Makeup: An Esthetician’s Guide
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For fashion shows, photographers, models, critics, and designers come together to provide an experience full of excitement, inspiration and creativity. The models may be the faces of the fashion world, but the people responsible for those phenomenal faces are the runway makeup artists. It doesn’t matter if it’s the highly glamorized fashion week or a funky underground fashion event. Runway makeup is the best way to get an immediate reaction to your work while having an opportunity to display your artistic skill. Here are some helpful hints and suggestions you may want to keep in mind when entering the high pressure, high reward world of the runway. Go Big and
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Confidence & Cosmetology: Beauty Inside and Out
December 18, 2018 by

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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Hair Removal: An Esthetician’s Guide
December 11, 2018 by

Unwanted facial and body hair can be annoying, uncomfortable, and unattractive. Random hairs and stubborn patches can hinder fashion and makeup choices along with being generally unpleasant to deal with. Looking in the mirror should have you obsessing over how good you look, not distracted by hair growth. Hair removal can be a great option to look great and feel even better without worrying about these issues. Maintenance demands and money are among the main considerations when making a choice to deal with hair removal. The more permanent the removal choice, the more expensive it is. Let’s take a look at the three most popular methods of controlling when and
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Massage Therapy Techniques Guide: The Many Types of Massage
December 5, 2018 by

As a massage therapist, it is crucial to understand all of the different types of massage and how the massage techniques help benefit clients.  During a massage therapy program at your local vocational school, you will learn about different types of massage techniques, including hot stone massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, prenatal massage, sports massage, Thai massage, and Shiatsu massage techniques. Laying down a strong foundation of massage therapy education allows you to help clients be happy and healthy. Hot Stone Massage Techniques Hot stone massage techniques treat stress, tension and muscle soreness. Additionally, this type of massage improves metabolism and blood circulation. One of the most significant
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Cosmetics Tips: More than Just Makeup
November 29, 2018 by

We are ushering in a new and empowering era of beauty. The days of using makeup as a way to mask your natural features are fading. In their place we are welcoming beauty definitions that are far more inclusive and unconventional. This imaginative spirit has woven itself into the creativity of our cosmetics and revived the passion and excitement in the beauty industry as a whole. These new ideas, along with makeup products and application techniques, are tools we can use to look and feel our very best. Instead of diving into an endless list of shopping suggestions and step-by-step tutorials that may not apply to your unique beauty, let’s
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