Beauty School Network Blog
The Brown Aveda Institute will be giving away more than $50,000 in scholarships to three lucky winners, two in cosmetology and one in esthetics. Scholarship applicants are asked to answer essay questions and style models hair, clothing and makeup for a runway-type show. Brown Aveda Institutes are located in Mentor and Rocky River and offer hair, skin and nail services along with continuing education programs. The deadline to enter the scholarship contest is Friday, August 5th. The runway show contest will be held in Rocky River on August 14th.
"After opening its doors 10 months ago, Trenz Academy of Cosmetology, Nails and Aesthetics just graduated its first class. In a fashion show setting at the VFW Hall on Saturday evening, 14 students showcased what they had learned at the academy as part of the graduation celebration.
"In the lobby of The Creative Edge Hair and Day Spa on W. Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon, a woman chatters excitedly as a stylist takes her jacket.
"I can't wait. I'm always so excited when Marcia gets to my feet," she says as she is led into one of the salon's pedicure rooms.
"It's summertime and that means it's time for pedicures, waxing and sun-kissed highlights. Are you new to having salon services done? Have you been too nervous to try them out, or feel they are too expensive for your budget? South Hills Beauty Academy might be what you've been looking for. South Hills Beauty Academy has been rooted in the West Liberty scenery for more than 40 years. Nikki Barrett, supervisor and educational coordinator, has been with the school for the past 12 years.
"A group of cosmetology students were busy doing old-fashioned hairstyles Tuesday on "customers" who were quiet and uncomplaining throughout the process.
The students were with the Continental School of Beauty Culture transformed a number of wigs owned by the Allegany Area Historical Association to styles found 80 to 100 years ago.
The wigs will be placed on mannequins and head forms outfitted with antique clothing and hats during Allegany Heritage Days activities, Aug. 4-7, in downtown Allegany.
"In this world there are people find ways to share the things that they love. Sue Canavan loves being a hair designer and now she's heading to Bangladesh to share that love with other women.
For nearly a decade Canavan has owned and operated Aura Salon in Quincy. In September she and other local cosmetologists will be heading to the Home of Joy orphanage in Khulna, Bangladesh.
Once there they will help to set up a cosmetology school for the young women who live in the orphanage.
"The first day of school is a day kids want to look their best. Remington College in Mobile is helping kids start the year off right, with a free haircut.
Last year Remington provided more than three-thousand haircuts across the country through the "Cuts for Kids" program. The students in the cosmetology program provide the cuts. Parents can bring any child, 17-years-old and younger in for a free cut. On top of that, any parent that comes in with their child gets 50% off a cut as well.
"After a failed attempt to bring Bangladeshi orphans to Trinidad to receive cosmetology training, Sandra Ishmael and Robert McCarthy have come up with a new plan.
It's the second try of The Friends of the World Charitable Trust, begun by members of Quincy's First Presbyterian Church in 2010, to give the teenage orphans the skills to find employment in Bangladesh, where 40 percent of the population lives in poverty.
"Spencer Lebowitz, with a pair of scissors and comb in hand, stood over his canvas of the hour - a woman with short, wet blonde locks. "What I do for a living? I make people feel good about themselves," he said. "Right away."
The 30-year-old, with black diamond studs in his ears and hair clipped closely to his scalp, turned on the blow drier and blonde mini-tumbleweeds flew off the nape of the woman's neck.
"When she came in, it was a mess," Lebowitz said, his seashell eyes watching the woman's hair flutter.
"It was horrible," she added.
"The American Cancer Society offers Look Good...Feel Better makeover sessions to women currently undergoing cancer treatment or who have just finished treatment. A session is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eagle Nest, Inc., 112 E. Ninth Ave.
Volunteer Look Good...Feel Better cosmetologists - all certified professionals - help patients enhance their appearance using a 12-step program developed especially for women undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.