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Thinking about Bangs?

Pick the fringe that works best with the shape of your face! Adding bangs can be a great way to update your look. Be sure to pick a style that flatters your face shape for a look you will love! Your stylist can help you determine the shape of your face and the bangs that …

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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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The Best Hot Weather Hairstyles

Three amazing looks for summer, inspired by Hollywood! Does the summer heat and humidity play havoc on your hair? Here are three celebrity inspired styles that beat the heat. Try one of these looks to stay cool and look amazing!   [poll id=”5″] Check out these two videos on how to learn to style a …

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NAHA Awards Honor the Industry’s Best!

The “Oscars” of hair is a HUGE event! Professional Beauty Week happens every summer at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. A highlight at PBA Week is the North American Hairstyling Awards. This is the most important photographic beauty competition in North America and winning a NAHA Award is like winning an Oscar! There …

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Fun Manicure Idea – Braided Nails

Watch this video tutorial to learn how! Looking for a fun way to change up your nails this month? Check out this super cute braided manicure! To get this look you will need the following: – base coat polish – metallic color polish – neon color polish – pearlescent color polish – fast drying top …

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Ombre – The Hot Color Trend

Celebs like Drew Barrymore love this low-maintenance look! Ombre is a French word that literally means shade or shadow. In the hairdressing world, Ombre refers to graduated color – usually from dark to light – and it’s a super-trendy hair color technique right now! Ombre color works best on natural brunettes, and, it’s best applied …

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

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