May 17, 2013
May 16, 2013
photography by amy nadine, post by carissa ferreri, graphic design by eunice chun
The challenge, however, is to get the “wings” to look symmetrical without spending all day to do it. Here is a trick they’ve discovered that does just that. And remember: Q-Tips are your friends!
Voila! Perfectly symmetrical Cat Eyes!!
May 15, 2013
This quick tip is dedicated to all you gorgeous gals with “almost there but not quite” waves. You will need: Setting clips, tissue paper (I didn’t want to put tissue paper in the photo because it would have blocked too much of the pattern, but you can put a tiny piece of tissue under each clip to avoid creases!), setting spray, and light serum.
If your hair is super-straight on top, this might not work for you but it’s worth a shot! You may find that your top layer just needed a little more support!
Source: The Beauty Department
May 14, 2013
What Can I Expect to Learn in Beauty School?
Most beauty schools teach the fundamentals of cosmetology—enough to prepare you to pass state licensing exams. Beauty school is seen as a rite of passage by many cosmetologists—one that is both fun and challenging.
Many beauty schools set strict policies for attendance, dress code, and punctuality. They want their students prepared for a competitive job market. That means they demand more than just learning how to perform hair, skin, or nail procedures; they also demand personal discipline so that students will be early to work, clean their stations, and maintain high levels of professionalism long after they graduate.
In addition to classroom study, many beauty schools also have their own on-site salons where students can practice their skills on real clients (who pay discounted prices for the services).
The actual curriculum used by many cosmetology schools is the same as, or very similar to, what is found in Milady’s Standard Cosmetology textbooks. A full cosmetology program generally includes the following subjects:
May 13, 2013
Beauty careers are usually thought of as salon-only. Maybe someone will branch out and work in an entertainment setting. However, outside of these cosmetology areas, there are many other careers in beauty to choose from. You could go into marketing- working for a cosmetics or hair care company, writing about beauty in a magazine, editing a beauty magazine or blog. There are many beauty career opportunities in this field.
Another alternative beauty career is ownership and management. Beauty schools, salons and the franchises of both need managers and owners to keep things running smoothly. A person who is a good cosmetologist and a good leader would be excellent in this area.
Finally, there are more behind-the-scenes beauty careers. You could work to develop and design the beauty products we all use each day. These products also need to be sold – yet another new cosmetology career opportunity! If you want to work in cosmetology, but step out of the box a little bit, there are plenty of new beauty career ideas out there.
May 10, 2013
May 9, 2013
Aveda Art of Nature Spring/Summer ’13 Makeup Collection
Here comes the sun…and a new makeup palette, too!Aveda’s new “Art of Nature” limited-edition makeup collection for Spring/Summer 2013 brings the best colors and inspirations of the season into one delectable collection. It’s vibrant, it’s bold and it’s sure to brighten up your client’s smile—literally! “We’re seeing a return to color in makeup with techniques that create a more lived-in, less ‘done’ look,” says Janell Geason, Artistic Director for Aveda Makeup.“Our new makeup collection starts with pure pastels like the first buds of spring, and builds into lush, high-summer color.”
The collection includes two Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Colors, one Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze, two Nourish-Mint Lip Liners, one Petal Essence Face Accents, two Petal Essence Eye Definers and six Petal Essence Single Eye Colors.
To learn more, go to www.aveda.com
May 8, 2013
Congratulations September Full Time Cosmetology Graduates! Picture from Graduation Celebration on Saturday, May 4th.
May 7, 2013
We are excited to announce that Frank Rizzieri was selected as a finalist for the Professional Beauty Association’s North American Hairstyling Awards in the category of Master Stylist!!
We wish him the best of luck – the awards are announced on July 14, 2013!!
May 6, 2013
Ideas for Creating a Standout Resume and Portfolio
BTC Facebook BFF Kayla DeHart is nearing graduation and needs some help. “I’m 100 hours away and would love to know what salon owners look for in a resume, a portfolio and in a stylist,” she says. “I have checked out a couple of salons, but before I make that professional visit I want to make sure I have this down.” BTC BFFs to the rescue! Here are some ideas and suggestions:
“I graduated from beauty school in September 2010. What worked for me was a clean, well structured resume. I put all my schooling, beauty school and college first. Next, I listed all the additional industry related training offered by my school and my distributor, along with awards for competitions. For my work history I only summarized and highlighted key points that were important for my new career. Make sure to keep the resume down to one page. To land the interview, contact the salon owner/manager immediately and introduce yourself and ask him/her what time would be good for them to possibly meet and have a chat. During the interview, remain confident and cheerful. Body language can make or break the moment. Don’t be nervous if you see an ad that says, ‘with clientele.’ Remember, your friends and family members are instant clientele! Also, you might be asked to do a technical interview so keep a model in mind. The requirements will vary, but most often, I have been asked to perform layered haircuts and place foils.”
“Construct a well written resume free of all typos. Also, if you have completed college courses, even if you didn’t complete a degree, include that information. I personally love it when an applicant has completed some college coursework. If you have ever worked in a restaurant, add that. It shows that you can handle working in a fast-paced industry, have the ability to multi-task and you’re not afraid to work hard. Most importantly, clean up your Facebook page! It’s the first place I go after I see a promising resume. I don’t hire smokers, people who look like drunks or those who appear to be wild. Present yourself in a professional manner—dress fashionably with non-chipped nails, hair nicely done, refined make-up and bring a smile and a positive attitude!”
“Your resume needs to be easily scanned in 30 seconds or less. The only thing we want to see is what is relevant to the position you are applying for. Your past experience is nice, but not always pertinent and could take up space where more important information can be placed. And most important, your hair needs to be current and free of regrowth!”
Source- Behind The Chair