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Beauty Student Advice

Beauty Career, Beauty Student Advice

“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.

Beauty Student Advice, Beauty Tips

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...

Beauty Student Advice

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...

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


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