Alison Alhamed


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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Praying to the Scissor God and Other Tokyo Treasures

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 10/18/2013 6:43:00 AM
Day one of Pivot Point International Academies study abroad trip to Tokyo! Harajuku fashion and style, praying to the Scissor God, the discipline of sushi making and the beauty of nature.
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Demo of the CHI Touch Screen Blow Dryer From Matthew Morris

By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 09/09/2013 10:27:00 AM
Matthew Morris demos the CHI Touch Screen Blow Dryer backstage at DVF at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
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