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The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Launches Online License Renewal System

The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology (OSBC) recently released a new application at cosmorenewal.ok.gov, which allows licensed cosmetologists across the state to renew their license online.

"We want to make renewing a license as pain-free as possible," said Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Executive Director, Sherry Lewelling. "You just go to our site, fill out your information, and as soon as your application is approved, we will send you a new license.
It's that easy!"

Traveling beautician at Cecilia's Hair Care caters to seniors

WYANDOTTE - Hairstylist Cecilia Sammons makes house calls.

For more than three decades, the owner of Cecilia's Hair Care has been catering to needs of senior citizens' coiffures.

Sammons became a traveling beautician after graduating from the now-closed McNeely School of Cosmetology in Trenton.

While attending Trenton High School, she took co-op classes as a junior and senior and graduated ahead of her class in January 1975.

Sammons worked in a salon for about a year before going back to school.

90-Year-Old Woman Graduates From New Castle Beauty School

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- An 90-year-old woman is proving that you're never too old to go back to school. Mary Ann Connors received her diploma Thursday from the New Castle School of Beauty. The former salon owner returned to the school she originally graduated from in 1961 to renew her license, which expired 15 years ago. She completed the school's 625 required hours to pass the course. Connors said she's now ready to share her expertise with others. "I still think I got a future out there, believe it or not. I'm going to walk this world. I'm living the last chapter of my life," Connors said.

Beauty school raises money for missing kids

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- With children like Kayla Berg and Stephanie Low still missing, a Wausau beauty school ramps up efforts to raise money.

State College of Beauty Culture school cuts hair to donate money to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The organization says about $800,000 kids go missing each year.

Stephanie Low's mom spoke at this year's event to share her appreciation for the school's efforts.

Cosmetology students show skills

RINCON - Cosmetology students showed off their skills Monday with a fashion and hair show at the Savannah Technical College Effingham Campus.

Students demonstrated avant-garde styles, trend color and weaving techniques.

Models strolled the runway in the courtyard of the campus. The students also used mannequins to show off their styles.

"This gives our students a chance to show off their creativity," Kimberly Cutter-Williams, cosmetology department chairwoman said.

'Dyeing' for a job

WESTAMPTON - Like tryouts for a sports team, they hope to make the cut.

Murad Honored by Beauty Industry West

Beauty Industry West (BIW), the west coast based beauty trade organization, is presenting the biennial Legend of the Year Award to Dr. Howard Murad, CEO of Murad, Inc., for his significant contributions to the beauty and health industries.

Makeup Artists: Breaking into the Makeup Industry

For makeup lovers, nothing seems like a better job than playing with makeup for a living. In the beauty industry, staying up on the latest makeup trends is just part of the job. But how do you break into the industry?

The good news is that there is a continuous demand for aspiring makeup artists, and with the talent and the motivation, getting your foot in the door is easy and actually fun. If you have ever given thought to doing makeup as a side job, read through this for a complete breakdown of what steps you need to take.

Certifications: Beauty school, yay or nay?

Salon Success Students and Staff Inspired By Cancer Survivor

Salon Success Academies, a cosmetology and esthetics school in the Inland Empire area of California, participated in the Relay For Life in Rancho Cucamonga to support Jeff Millet, a cancer survivor and cousin of a former student. The group raised over $4,000 for the American Cancer Society.

On April 30, 2011, over sixty Salon Success Academies students, staff members, family, and friends participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event at the Quakes Stadium Soccer Fields in Rancho Cucamonga. The team was able to raise over $2,000 at the event, and over $4,000 in total!

Best Bet: Get a haircut, fight cancer

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology will kickoff its yearly haircuts-for-a-good-cause event starting this weekend.
As part of the Seventh Annual "Cuts for Cancer" the school will offer a variety of $5 services including haircuts, mini manicures and pedicures, beard and mustache trims from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at either of its Columbia campuses.