Beauty School Network Blog

Guide to shears: the beautician's best friend

Successful beauticians need the right tools, so we asked a professional cosmetologist to share her expertise in cutting-edge equipment. Learn how to find and maintain shears that can help you keep your customers -- and your career -- in style.

Beauty schools prove giving back is the most beautiful thing

Beauty schools are more than just a pretty face. They are now banding together to make a difference to the women and men they serve, raising money for such causes as breast cancer research or anti-domestic violence programs.

Why Halloween Should be Every Makeup Artist's Favorite Holiday

From zombies to 3D face paint masks, Halloween proves to be every makeup artists dream to transform the normal into the fairytale character only they could imagine. 

The East Bay's Premiere Beauty School Announces It Now Offers Financial Aid For Qualified Students

"International College of Cosmetology is a Beauty School in the East Bay that offers financial assistance to students who want to begin a career in Cosmetology. The School located on International Boulevard close to Fruitvale BART, offers walk-in services to the public for customers who don't want to overspend on their hair, nails and skin. They also offer high end products from Dermatologica for facial treatments and Wella for hair treatments.

Making people beautiful, inside and out

"Six months into operation, Carson City's Fusion Salon and Spa is going strong, a benchmark of success for manager Melissa Peden.

But that hasn't always been the case for Peden, who found herself a single mother with no prospects for income after her divorce.

Then three years ago, she was referred to Carson City Circles, a program aimed at helping people rise out of poverty.

"Circles really guided me and gave me the tools to be confident in myself," she explained.

Pendleton College of Hair Design closing after 51 years of training beauticians

"In November, a cosmetology school that's been running for half a century will give its last cut-and-color.

The Pendleton College of Hair Design is closing, not because it isn't still a regional center for people to learn a useful trade, but because its owner fell in love.

Terrie Leen-Griebel has helped run the cosmetology school since her parents bought it in 1988, but after marrying a man in 2009 and moving to The Dalles, the 90-minute commute became exhausting. She hasn't had any takers to buy the school and keep it running, which she attributes to the economy.

Hall County school program will allow dual enrollment

"Hall County students are on the cusp of a new chance to succeed in education, even if they don't finish high school.

At the Board of Education work session Monday night, members decided to move forward with a proposed partnership with Lanier Technical College that will allow students to dual enroll and obtain both a GED and college credit. The board approved $25,000 to kick-start the program.

Salon gives haircuts to 400 schoolchildren

"Hair stylists know all too well that many things intended to be permanent are only temporary.

Since the May 22 tornado thrust the steady and somewhat predictable flow of life in Joplin into flux, Kevin Lane, owner of Hairbenders Salon, has had to roll with the punches to keep his business afloat.

Though Lane does plan to rebuild at 22nd and Main streets, the business has moved into its new temporary location at Stone's Corner in the former Vatterott College Cosmetology School.

50 years and still going strong for Crows Landing salon

"Mary Jane Ford, owner and operator of Mary Jane's Salon of Beauty in Crows Landing, is celebrating 50 years in the business with as much enthusiasm for her work today as when she first started in 1961. Her years in the salon have fostered lasting friendships and many memorable moments, ranging from last-minute hairdo rescues to one drive-in visitor. "I love my job so much I don't consider it work but rather something I enjoy doing," she recently expressed. Ford knew at a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in cosmetology, and grew up to realize that dream.

EASTERN student earns cosmetology license

Catherine Healy, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Cosmetology and Hatboro-Horsham High School graduate, took her PA Board of Cosmetology Licensure examination on July 16 and 18. She is now officially a licensed Cosmetologist just one month after graduation. EASTERN's Cosmetology program requires 1,250 documented and instructor-approved hours before the student is eligible to take the State Board examination, 2011 data. Typically, this commits the student to two school years, and two summer sessions which EASTERN provides as part of the program.