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Limitless Learning: Inspiration, Education and Collaboration

Alison Alhamed | November 28, 2012

I never realized how limitless a career in beauty could be until I experienced advanced education classes. In addition to incredible hands-on education, I often discovered my biggest takeaway was from what I learned from other students in the class—whether a seasoned professional or new grad like me. I’d watch the way they wrap hair around an iron, how they cross-check a cut, or perform their personal consultation process.

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241 Hours to Go!

Alison Alhamed | July 10, 2011

Someone once told me, beauty school students don't think in terms of weeks or days—they think in terms of hours... and, when you're 241 hours away from graduation, I've found that this statement couldn't be more true! That's right, guys. I'm 241 hours away from being a licensed cosmetologist (given that I, hopefully, pass my state boards!)! It's been such an incredible journey. I remember my first day—I was so nervous/excited/anxious to get going. I remember sitting in the classroom, looking around at all the strangers... never did I imagine that I would grow SO close to this group of people, and I had no idea how much I would learn!

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FIngerwaves... Oh My.

Alison Alhamed | July 10, 2011

Whenever I interview famous hairdressers, or really successful and talented people in the industry, I always ask them what their biggest challenge was while in beauty school. I expect to hear things like retailing to clients, cutting a specific hair style, or styling a a specific hair texture. NO! I pretty much, without fail, always hear the same thing: FINGERWAVES!

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Education at London's Sassoon Academy with Yolly ten Koppel

Alison Alhamed | July 10, 2011

Hi everyone! Day four of my study abroad trip with Pivot Point International in London--and loving it! Today has been so fantastic. We began our morning bright and early with an english breakfast at the Corus Hotel in Hyde Park. Then, we took the Underground over to the famed Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy. The whole experience (the education, the surroundings, the salon, the people) was just way too fabulous.

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Male Sculpting: Practice Makes Perfect, Right?!

Alison Alhamed | July 10, 2011

My class at Pivot Point International is nearing the end of Phase 1. In other words, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh man, we hit the salon floor, taking real live clients, in just a few weeks. I am so freaked out. Luckily I have a lot of awesome people in my life who have been great (and very, very brave) for letting me practice on them. More on that later. As my class continues to improve upon our skills in sculpting the basic forms by adding advanced sculpting techniques, we’ve started to sprinkle in male client design techniques as well.

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Color, Color, Color, Chameleon

Alison Alhamed | July 10, 2011

We are just movin’ right along! We’re all done with color now—and wow, my brain feels like mush. I absolutely love color—so much!—but it’s ridiculous how much chemistry and math is involved in color theory.

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Pump Up the Volume

Alison Alhamed | July 10, 2011

Kenra’s Volume Spray 25 super-hold finishing spray dries fast, gives all-day hold and delivers body and movement to hair. Instead of making the hair stiff and immobile, the hairspray actually gives hair a ton of body and movement, with lots of control and no flaky residue.

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Head Case

Alison Alhamed | July 10, 2011

I'm wrapping up my fourth week into beauty school—whew! Everyone told me it would be hard work, but no one said it would be SO. MUCH. FUN!

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