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Tips From the Top: Conquer Your Fears While in Beauty School!

Alison Alhamed | July 8, 2013

“The most important thing to focus on while in school is to conquer your fears: focus on the skills that you’re most uncomfortable performing," says Brett Butcher, National Program Director for Great Lengths USA. "Beauty school is where you can face and overcome those fears so you don’t have to face them in a working salon environment where the pressure to perform will be significantly greater."

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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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First steps to getting a salon job

Lauren Salapatek | July 10, 2011

For most beauty school students graduating from cosmetology school, going out into the real world can be both exciting and intimidating. If you are thinking “What am I going to do next?” this guide will provide insight insight into necessary steps you need to take to get a salon job, and to build a career in the salon industry!

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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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