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Beauty Student Advice

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...

Beauty Student Advice

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...

Beauty Student Advice, Beauty Tips

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 just a few basic black pieces to get me through a...

Beauty Student Advice, Empire Alumni

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 one of our...

Beauty Student Advice

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 easily make or break your career. It also is going...

Beauty Student Advice

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 one in particular that I...

Beauty Student Advice, Beauty Tips

Sick Days: How Do You Cope?

Being sick around the holidays is sad. Being sick and  at work around the holidays is a travesty. I'm stubborn., which means that I will be at work in sickness and in health, until death do we part (with a few exceptions). This...

Beauty Student Advice

It’s NOT Fashionable to be LATE!

In every interview I stress the importance of attendance. This is covered once again during enrollment at which time students sign off on their chosen schedule. Here in Rochester, school begins promptly at 9am for full time...

Beauty Student Advice

What kind of relationships have you built as a cosmetologist?

I had a lunch date with a friend who owns one of the busiest salons in my area.  I came a little early and had decided to hang out in the reception area to read a book while waiting. However, while sitting there I noticed

Beauty Career, Beauty Student Advice

Teach Me: What Do You Really Learn in Cosmetology School Anyway?

Okay so you’ve thought about beauty school…in fact, you’ve thought about it so much you are starting to look at schools.  Online research is how most of us gather information these days; I don’t think I will get too many...

Beauty Student Advice

Positivity: How it Can Change Your Life

At each orientation I speak to the students about positivity. There is nothing better you can do for yourself and those around you than to keep a positive outlook on life. It is one of the things people around you will notice...

Beauty Student Advice

Cosmetology: Ace the Basics

I've always loved dancing. As a little girl, I feasted on musicals and dreamed of the day when I would float across the dance floor in the arms of some Yule Brenner or Fred Astaire type. About 4 years ago, I put my closet dance...


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