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5 Ways to Improve Your Portfolio Photography

As a cosmetologist, marketing your skills to the outside world is a top priority, one of which can be perfected with a few simple tricks using your smart phone.

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6 Things Really Great Stylists Do

1. Listen This may seem obvious, but sometimes we need to be reminded that hearing is not the same as listening. Make sure you understand and discuss your Guest’s needs.  After clearly understanding your…

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Bravo Star Tabatha Coffey Gives Career Advice

One of the beauty industries most recognizable faces spent time with Empire students recently at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, Illinois.

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Behind the Chair: How to Prevent Injury While Working

Cosmetology is a physically taxing profession. I watch my students stand for hours on end while working on a client and can often see the signs of muscle fatigue that accompany a new stylist not yet accustomed to the demands of...

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Staying Current: The Importance of Continuing Education

The first time I meet with the student we go over all the different avenues down which they can travel with their career. Regardless of the direction you take, one thing is for certain: this industry will continue to evolve and...

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How long will it take to build a successful career in the beauty industry?

There are certain factors that will influence how long it takes you to succeed in your career:  continuing education, the environment you choose, proper guidance, experience and a lot of initiative on your part! Choose a...

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Confidence, a How-To

I meet with a number of students that feel the incredibly normal nerves of starting something new. They come to me knowing where the passion is and hope to turn that into a career they will love forever. The whole process of...

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“Help Wanted”…… What You Need To Know as a Nail Tech

Close to graduating?    Or have you already graduated and you’re contemplating your next move?   Before you head out to interview, there are some important things you need to know.

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How to Boost your Creativity in your Beauty Career

We encourage our students to use all kinds of resources to boost their creativity. Google search and Pinterest are always reliable when trying to find an interesting color or cut.   In the very beginning of your career it is...

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Getting the Most Out of Continuing Education

This week's singing birds, longer days, and melting snow whisper spring's arrival to Pennsylvania. I couldn't be more excited! At the salon, it is the time of year when I ask my clients about their upcoming summer plans and...

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Am I too old for Beauty School?

My office affords me a perfect view of the salon floor. I love the energy and snippets of conversation that drift through my door. The age range is diverse and spanning several decades. Some have children, some have...

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5 Reasons to Consider Cosmetology

If you are reading this, chances are the thought has crossed your mind at one time or another-should you become a cosmetologist? It certainly seems fun and interesting enough, but is it the right fit? Well first of all, kudos to...

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