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Beauty Student Advice

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 [...]

“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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

All Dressed in Black (part 1)

Black. Everywhere. If you are a stylist at a salon with a dress code like mine, you have it too. The Black Plague and it’s contagious.  I am sure that I began my hair career with [...]

My Inspiration for the New Year

Welcome to 2014. The new year. Tis’ the season for Resolutions, Reminiscing, and Regrouping from December’s hectic schedule. The holidays were a heavy time at The Bell Tower this year. In December of 2012 we lost [...]

Expectations vs. Reality with your Client Consultation

As a stylist you are going to have to learn very early on how to do a client consultation. This is one of the most essential tools you will have as a cosmetologist. It can very [...]

Be Bold and Creative in Beauty School

I recently opened a fortune cookie that read “Only those who dare truly live.” Like many fortunes, it ended up stuck on my fridge to be noticed any time I walk by. There’s something about this [...]