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The power of a cosmetology field trip

When we were kids the only thing better than a snow day was a field trip. We got out of the building and into the real world. We broke from routine and experienced the world of [...]

A New Career Path: How beauty school changed my life

I was born and raised in the Richmond area.  I grew up in a very artistic family.  My Father plays music and draws; my Mother is one of the best interior decorators I know; I have [...]

How to get the best hair cut by a student at a hair school

In my previous blog we talked about WHY it is important to be a client of a student attending hair school now let’s examine my top 5.5 tips for how to make sure you get what [...]

A NEW Empire Beauty School in MY neighborhood, again!

Another new Empire Beauty School is set to open in my neighborhood.  Empire Beauty School, Vernon Hills, IL will start its first class on October 1, 2012.  I stopped by for a visit and made a quick video during [...]

Clients are shopping for more than a great haircut.. they’re shopping for customer service

Have you ever been in a store looking around when a sales representative approaches you and asks, “May I help you”?  Usually in this situation you can brush them off by saying “no thanks I’m just [...]

The Beauty of Blogs

If you type the term “beauty blog” into a search engine  you will get pages and pages of results. It seems that if you can type, and you like lipstick, chances are you have a beauty blog. [...]

Licensed to Style!

Congratulations cosmetology school graduates- you did it! You pursued your dream, dedicated considerable time and effort to develop your skills, and you’re now eager to take on the beauty world by storm. Armed with a pair [...]

Beauty Career: What are YOUR goals for the second half of the year?

As we turned the calendar on July 1st it is sometimes noted that this is the first day of the second half of the year. Usually the beginning of every year we make resolutions/goals of how [...]

Graduation Day: Not an end but a beginning

Graduation Season It is that time of year.  Graduation is in the air.  I do not enjoy attending graduations.  I think it is because I am a Z.  I have had to sit in the back [...]

Empire’s Future Professionals Expo 2012: Ivan Zoot’s Highlights

Empire’s Future professionals Expo 2012 The Top 10 List The Empire Future Professionals Expo has just wrapped up.  While it is all still so fresh (and loud) in my mind I am sharing my top 10 [...]