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Punk Style Rocks the VMAs

Miley Cyrus works it with a bleach blonde pompadour! The VMAs bring out the rocker in everyone! This year one of the standout hairstyles belonged to Miley Cyrus. A bleach-blonde pompadour showed off Miley’s newly shaved sides – a daring departure for the girl once known as Hannah Montana. Most people think the pompadour is …

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Beauty Professionals Bring Designers’ Visions To Life!

New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Twice a year, the Big Apple hosts movie stars, fashionistas, world media and special guests who come to see one of the most celebrated fashion events in the world! Behind the scenes there is a lot that goes into making fashion week, and hundreds of beauty professionals work to …

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Blonde No More! Lady Gaga Goes Brown.

When Lady Gaga tweeted “Definitely feeling less blonde lately and a little more progressive brunette,” she was serious! She calls her new color a LOUIS VUITTON BROWN, and we think it’s a great change for Fall. Gaga is not one to keep her hair in the same style for more than a few days, so …

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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. recently asked Kelly Cardenas (Kelly Cardenas Salon, Chicago) and Patrick McIvor (Artistic Color Director, Matrix) what students should …

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National Scholarship Opportunities

PBA (Professional Beauty Association Scholarships) Here are two fantastic scholarship opportunities offered by the Professional Beauty Association.  Check them out and get your applications in early! 2013 PBA Minerva Beauty Scholarship Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology program. The applications deadline is May 31, 2013. Scholarships will …

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Don’t Forget The Lashes!

For the most impact, don’t forget the lashes! False eyelashes are a must for this glamorous look. Not sure how to apply false eyelashes correctly? Follow our tips and you’ll be a pro in no time! False Eyelashes – what you need to know! False eyelashes can change the look of your eyes dramatically! If …

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A Brown Smokey Cat-Eye for Fall

Celebs like Demi Lovato love this dramatic look! Demi Lovato is constantly changing up her look, and she is one star who is not afraid to take risks! We love the creative hairstyles and makeup she’s been showing off on the X Factor and the red carpet. One of our favorite Demi Lovato looks is …

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Ogle School Featured on Good Morning Texas!

Watch our video segment on DIY nail trends! Ogle instructor Jenna McNabb and Ogle student Brenda Lopez were featured on Good Morning Texas last month, in a segment on new trends in affordable, do-it-yourself nail effects. Jenna and Brenda demonstrated decorative nail wraps, adhesive nails and rhinestone application.

Hollywood Hair at the Golden Globes!

Sultry, side-swept styles steal the show! The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards proved to be a trend spotter’s dream! Jennifer Lopez showed off one of our favorite ultra-feminine hairstyles – side-swept locks with sultry curls. JLo did not forget the talented people who helped her look so amazing. She tweeted a thanks to all of …

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Side-Swept Ringlets In Under 5 Minutes

Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Heidi Klum, and Rachel Weisz also sporting side-swept ringlets. You don’t have to walk the red carpet to pull off this style. Wear it for work, play, or a date! Watch the video! Celebrity stylist Angelo David shows you how to get this look in under five minutes.