Recently, we caught up with Savannah, one of our alumni Academy Legends! We talked about life before and after the Academy, her experience with our school, and her goals for the future. We are so excited to share this incredible girl’s story with you. Savannah … Read More
Straight From the Floor: Should You Be Washing Your Hair Everyday?
This is the age old question that has been asked so many times and has so many different answers that you are probably sick of hearing it. Should you wash your hair every day? Why not? What is the worst damage that I can really … Read More
Glycerin: Friend or Foe?
What is glycerin anyway? Also known as glycerol or glycerine, this ingredient is a colorless liquid that can be found in all natural fats (both plant and animal). It is found in our skin and can be manufactured synthetically. Acting as a natural humectant, glycerin … Read More
5 Beauty Myths: Debunked
When it comes to our beauty routines most of us consider ourselves to be well-versed in what works and what doesn’t. Unfortunately, with thousands of tips and tricks on the internet, it’s difficult to determine what’s true and what isn’t. So, we decided to sit … Read More
10 Steps to Success in the Beauty and Barbering Industry
1. Pick the school that’s the best fit for you. Picking the school that best fits you and your needs is vital. Do your research! Look into each school in your area, this includes their website, social media, blogs, and alumni. Tour every school as … Read More
Boosting Mental Health Through Your Hairstyle
The average woman changes her hair nearly 150 times throughout her entire life for many different reasons, including health and lifestyle choices. What most people fail to understand is that your hairstyle can greatly affect your mood. Which can also determine what type of hairstyle you … Read More
Thinking Of Becoming A Traveling Stylist? Here’s What You Need To Know
If you’re thinking about becoming a hairstylist but are having second thoughts about spending all day in a salon, here’s some good news—it’s possible to combine your love of traveling with your craft. Choosing to run a mobile hairdressing business gives you more freedom and … Read More
Salon vs. Drugstore Products: Does it Matter?
You’re in the shower, about to lather up your hair when you realize you’re out of shampoo. Tomorrow you plan to head over to your local drugstore or even the grocery store to restock your supply. Chances are you’ll buy the same brand of shampoo … Read More
Why Do I Need a License?
Why do cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, and manicurists need to be licensed to do their jobs? Beyond the obvious reason-the law-there are many reasons behind the implementation of these laws. With a few states considering doing away with this requirement, being aware of the logic behind … Read More
Personality Traits of Successful Stylists
Contributing writer, Kylee Davis, examines the personality traits needed to be successful in the beauty and barbering industry. Hairdressers came in fifth in a survey of the most (and least) trustworthy professions, in a recent survey by Veracity Index. The only professions that topped them were … Read More