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13 Signs That You Are a Future Makeup Artist

Sure, you are interested in beauty—or else you wouldn’t be reading this, right? However, the career of makeup artist is a calling that appeals specifically to a certain type of cosmetology-gifted student. If you’re into makeup, you’re something of a magician: You love the idea of transformation and variety. You know that any face can …

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Beauty Career Profile: Hairsylist

Make the most of your creative flair and people skills. Hairstylist Career Profile A good hairstylist is one of the most trusted and valued people in any service industry, selling not just a haircut, but confidence and self-esteem. A hairstylist cuts and styles hair for clients, discussing what they want, offering advice and styling tips …

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Cosmetology: Not Just for Women Anymore

Just as some fields of work were once reserved exclusively for men, the field of cosmetology used to be viewed as a women-only zone. Times are changing, though—increasingly large numbers of men are enrolling in cosmetology schools across the nation. Now that the beauty industry is roaring, talent is no longer limited by gender. Some …

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CBS News Report: Does 4 Year College Make Sense?

Students like Rebecca Bradley are choosing cosmetology instead! Excerpts from CBS News Article Rebecca Bradley planned on becoming a teacher. But, after taking a look at the facts, she enrolled in cosmetology school instead. And she is loving it. Rebecca is one of a growing number of students around the country who are choosing vocational …

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How to Build a Great Portfolio

Advice from industry professionals & FirstChair Beauty is a visual business. Prospective employers want to see your work. When you are fresh out of cosmetology school, a great portfolio can help you in your job search. FirstChair.com recently asked Kelly Cardenas (Kelly Cardenas Salon, Chicago) and Patrick McIvor (Artistic Color Director, Matrix) what students should …

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Dazzle Without Going Overboard By Using This Minimalist Makeup

The minimalist makeup and bold, natural brow trend took center stage during New York Fashion Week, where makeup artists transformed models for several shows with this elegant, understated look. Check out this video from NY Fashion Week to see how beauty professionals created a dramatic effect by keeping it simple. Clean, bold faces with strong …

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Career Profile – Beauty Industry Platform Artist

Find out what this beauty career is all about! While most cosmetology school graduates work behind the chair in a salon, a few choose to become Platform Artists. Platform Artists teach skills and introduce products to industry professionals and students across the United States, and sometimes even around the world! Are you passionate about teaching? …

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