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Fashion Trends

Oscars 2015: From Red Carpet to Prom

For some, The Academy Awards are a celebration of film.  For the rest of us, The Academy Awards are the most glamorous fashion show on earth.  The red carpet is…

Student Stars

When Brains and Beauty School Mix: A Valedictorian’s Unlikely Choice

Born in Ukraine, Karina Astakov Kotok moved to America with her parents when she was 6 years old.  She grew up in a conservative part of Pennsylvania’s countryside, graduating valedictorian…

Fashion Trends

7 Movies that Influenced Beauty and Fashion

The Oscars are upon us! So, while we are gearing up for Hollywood’s most glamorous night, let’s take a look back at the movies that inspired modern beauty and fashion.

Student Stars

Student Stars: Empire Grad says NYC is “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”

It’s been 2 and half years since Empire Beauty School graduate Kristie McGunnigle left her small, rural town near Williamsport, Pennsylvania for a new opportunity in New York City. She…

Student Stars

Student Stars: Empire Grad Making a Name for Himself in NYC

Styling hair comes at all hours of the day for Empire Beauty School graduate Joey Oso. His latest venture has him up early, styling the tresses of network morning news….

Beauty Career, Beauty Tips

How to Avoid Breaking up with Your Stylist

It’s a great thing to find a stylist who knows what you want and gives you beautiful results every time. Unfortunately, sometimes this is not always the case. Your relationship…

Contests, Student Stars

Student Stars: From Braids to Beauty School, The Holiday Hair Contest Winner Shares her Story

For Roseline Ndubuisi, just coming to America was a dream in itself. “I was 23 years old when I came to the United States from Africa.” says Roseline. “I came…

Beauty Tips

The Ultimate Guide to Bigger and Brighter Eyes

For anyone not naturally blessed with big bright eyes, there are many tips and tricks you can use to fake a doe-eyed look.  It’s actually very simple, and doesn’t require…

Contests, Student Stars

Student Stars: Former Model Turned Student Proves Age is Just a Number

For Angela O’Bryan, beauty school came later in life. “I have always worked in the beauty industry, but now that my children are getting older, I decided it was time…

Beauty Tips

Your Questions on Damaged Hair Answered

Most women—even those blessed with the greatest heads of hair—experience hair damage at some point in their lives, and it’s never a good feeling! To effectively repair damaged hair and…

Beauty Tips

Winterize Your Beauty Routine

It’s official – cold weather is upon us, and it’s not going anywhere.  Just like your car and your home, your beauty routine needs to be prepared for the blustery…

Student Stars

Student Stars: An Empire Grad’s Journey to Salon Ownership

Many of our future professionals say beauty has been a lifelong passion, but for Katrina Mack Noecker, cosmetology came as somewhat of a surprise.


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