Beauty Industry

How Beauty School Launched The Career of Top Industry Colorist

Top Industry Colorist, Patrick McIvor Patrick McIvor was not a typical beauty school student. He worked as a mechanic after high school and even attended college before discovering a passion for cutting and coloring hair. Enrolling in Beauty School made all of the difference… For the last three decades, Patrick has worked as an educator, …

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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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Makeup Artist Lisa Westcott’s Amazing Les Mis Transformations

Nominated for Best Hair & Makeup! “How do you make a beautiful woman not look beautiful? It’s kind of tricky, isn’t it?” -Lisa Westcott, Hair & Makeup Designer Les Misérables has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Hair & Makeup! Hair & Makeup Designer Lisa Westcott used wigs, prosthetic teeth, and dramatic stage …

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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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Tips to Getting the Most Out of Your Cosmetology Education

Get the most out of your cosmetology education. Follow these great tips from Modern Salon! 1. Always be 15 minutes early. Arriving early to school every day gives you the opportunity to prepare for class. Clean and organize your tools, read ahead for class and find a good seat close to the front of the …

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Beauty Professionals Making a Difference

Learn About the Look Good…Feel Better Program! Look Good…Feel Better is a free program dedicated to helping people with cancer cope with the many appearance-related changes caused by cancer treatment. It all started in 1989 with two pilot programs in New York City and Washington, D.C. Now, after more than twenty years, Look Good…Feel Better …

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Tips for success from one of the industry’s best!

Advice from Sally Hershberger! Celebrity stylist and salon owner, Sally Hershberger, knows what it takes to become highly successful in the beauty industry. Sally recently spoke to Forbes Magazine about her career and her tips for reaching the top. Here are Sally’s Seven Tips for Success:  1. Be of service. There must be a purpose in what you’re doing …

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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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The Gift of A Beauty Education

A career in the Beauty Industry starts with your education! Is the Beauty Industry the right place for you? Take this quick quiz…Do you love helping people look and feel their best? Do you enjoy latest trends in hair and makeup? Would you prefer NOT to sit behind a desk all day? Are you creative …

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Vidal Sassoon (1928-2012)

Remembering the man who revolutionized the hairdressing world. Beauty Industry legend Vidal Sassoon died last month at the age of 84. For over 50 years, the name Sassoon has been synonymous with cutting-edge hair design. Sassoon’s visionary style and pioneering work led him to create the Modern Bob, Five-Point Cut, Asymmetric Cut, Graduated Angle Cut, …

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