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Sajoir beauty school opening in San Antonio

"Career Quest has launched a new beauty institute called Sajoir that will be located next to TJ Maxx in The Rim Shopping Center in Northwest San Antonio.

Jeanne Riojas Martin, Sajoir (pronounced say-zhor) founder and president of Career Quest, says Career Quest has been primarily known as a nursing and allied health school in San Antonio. But now the school (which also plans to change its name soon to Quest College ) wants to expand its offerings.

Armstrong woman earns beauty school diploma at 58

"Donna Kennedy wasn't about to let her age stop her from achieving a goal.

The 58-year-old Templeton woman was determined, along with her much younger classmates, to become a cosmetologist.

"It's strange being in a group of young women when I'm old enough to be their grandmother or to be their mother," Kennedy said.

The new career begins soon, as Kennedy graduated Monday from the Kittanning Beauty School with the required 1,250 hours of training in cosmetology - hair, nails and makeup. She will have to pass her boards exam to become a licensed cosmetologist.

Cosmetology students undercut the competition

"CORPUS CHRISTI - The heads lining the walls at Del Mar College's cosmetology classroom tell of triumphs and failures.

Some have no hair. Others feature bizarre drawings on their faces.

A closer look at some of the mannequins - the hair style, the makeup, the attention to detail - reveals what makes them perfect trophies for aspiring students to model.

Each mannequin starts with a full head of human hair and an unblemished face, a blank slate for students at the 14-month cosmetology program.

CarGia Institute of Cosmetology offers small classes

"CarGia Institute of Cosmetology provides prospective practitioners of the beauty industry a new approach towards learning and practicing the art of beauty. In keeping with the demands of the global market place, CarGia has opted for an intensive regimen of theory and application for its students. Classes are kept small-no more than ten students at any time. This allows for an hands-on, student centered teaching style after the European model where students are usually working with one mentor practitioner throughout the time it takes to become a master of the craft.

Barber/Cosmetology Board drops continuing education requirements

Change is on its way in the cosmetology industry. Have a look at the following website, first published on www.weau.com.

"After just a year of new requirements, the state decides people in the cosmetology industry no longer have to take continuing education classes on safety and sanitation.

The change comes after pressure from the Department of Regulation and Licensing.

Flash flood was second to gut beauty school

Bad news for Empire Beauty School on Moores Lane! The following article was first published on tennessean.com. "When Thomas Mansell got the call Thursday that Empire Beauty School on Moores Lane was flooded, he thought it was a joke. No, really. Again? Yes, again. Mansell, Empire's director of project development, hopped on a plane in Pennsylvania and got to Franklin at 3:30 a.m. He estimates the damage to the school on Moores Lane to be $300,000. The downstairs salon, offices and conference room were ruined.

Doors close at Valley Beauty School

"PARKERSBURG - Circumstances surrounding the closure of the Valley Beauty School are still unclear.

On Thursday, students arriving for afternoon classes at the Avery Street school were greeted by a sign on the door stating the school was closed due to a death in the family. The sign did not indicate when the school would reopen.

On June 18, the owner of the school, Robert Bhavnani, died at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Shutdown Could Make Oakdale Beauty School Grads Wait to Work

"Kelly Flipp, a student at Oakdale's Nail Tech and Beauty School, let her cosmetology license lapse during a stint as a bartender.

But she missed the salon atmosphere and the daytime hours, she said, so now she's studying to get it reinstated.

And although she graduates July 20, if the Minnesota state government shutdown doesn't end by then or soon after, Flipp said, she might be forced to take on another bartending job until it's over.

"I definitely want to have some income coming in as soon as possible," she said.

Marinello students join mannequin head recycling effort

"Doll heads to be recycled by school in effort to go green.

Schools across the country are adopting green policies to reduce their carbon footprints. The Marinello Schools of Beauty campus in Redding is one cosmetology school recycling a main source of its hands-on instruction.

Miller-Motte cosmetology students must create before they graduate

What a creative final exam! Have a look at the following article, first published on theleafchronicle.com.

"The models entered the room in all shapes, sizes and colors during a competition at Miller-Motte Technical College.

The senior cosmetology students there were challenged to create a hair, makeup and costume design as part of their final exam.