Alison Alhamed


Postcards and Inspiration from Yosh Toya

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 12/12/2013 11:55:00 AM
From modest beginnings in Japan, to his first job after beauty school serving as Sassoon’s assistant Yosh Toya established himself as a multi-salon owner in San Francisco and has more than 50 years of salon work experience.
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By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 11/06/2013 8:44:00 AM
Ever want to be a platform artist? Beauty industry leader? Or just more comfortable talking to your clients? The Stages workshop teaches how to master the art of authentic speaking--a tool in easing the fear in public speaking.
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TOKYO TAKE OVER: Cosmetology Students Go Abroad

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 10/29/2013 11:04:00 AM
Had you been born in Japan and decided to become a hairdresser or esthetician, this is what your life would be life: how to get your cosmetology license, how much it costs, how long it takes, where to go to school, how much money you would make as a professional, and more. Through Pivot Point's study abroad program, we head to Tokyo, for a week full of the sights, sounds, people and places that make up this magnificent city.
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International Beauty Forum: Creative, Colorful Mannequin Work

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 10/28/2013 12:59:00 PM
A closer look at the mannequins represented at the Yamano International Beauty Forum in Tokyo, Japan.
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What It's Like to be a Beauty School Student in Tokyo, Japan

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 10/21/2013 8:07:00 AM
I had the opportunity to interview the manager of general affairs at the Yamano Beauty College to learn about what it's like to be a beauty school student in Japan. How much it costs, what the day to day is like, how long it takes, and more. I asked him about the male to female ratio in hairdressing (you may be surprised at his answer!) and about what kind of living a hairdresser can expert to earn in his or her career. Check out our interview below to hear is VERY interesting answers!
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Tokyo's Drugstore Hair Color, Eyelid Crease Tape and Nail Art

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 10/19/2013 9:21:00 AM
While in Tokyo, we stopped by a drugstore to spend time looking at the hair color, make-up and skin care offered--and looked at some of the trends of the city.
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