In This Issue


Editor's Note: New Classics

posted by | January 2, 2014

MODERN’s Executive Editor Alison Shipley directs this constant stream of social media team coverage, along with coordinating and editing our features, step-by-step education and other core content in the magazine. I asked her to summarize “what’s new” from our guest artists this month, and her answer was resoundingly “the classics.” Reinventing what’s old is truly new. Again.


TOKYO TAKE OVER: Cosmetology Students Go Abroad

Alison Alhamed | October 29, 2013

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.


What It's Like to be a Beauty School Student in Tokyo, Japan

Alison Alhamed | October 21, 2013

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!