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Career Dreams: Esthetician

Mar 09 2018

What is an Esthetician? An esthetician is a someone who specializes in the beautification of the skin. However, it’s important to know that an esthetician is not a doctor or a surgeon. The services provided by an esthetician are strictly cosmetic skin treatments, such as but not limited to: Facials Waxing Laser Treatments Microdermabrasion Chemical…

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Our Favorite Braids

Mar 06 2018

Are you stuck in a hair rut? Are you doing the same hairstyle day in and day out? It’s time to mix things up and to start mastering your braiding techniques. Here are some of our favorite braids and a step-by-step guide on how to perfect them. Keep calm, and braid on! The Rope Braid…

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Student Stories: Blake Webster

Mar 01 2018

We ❤️ our students and alumni! Whether they graduated years ago or just set foot onto campus, we are proud of those in the Douglas J family. This month we are proud to shine the spotlight on one of our more recent graduates: Blake Webster! About Blake Blake graduated from the cosmetology program at our…

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5 Bad Hair Day Styles

Feb 26 2018

Your alarm goes off and you sluggishly walk to your bathroom to get ready for the day only to be greeted by a monster on your head. Yep, today you are dealing with a classic bad hair day. We all have them. It comes with having gorgeous locks. But do not fret, we have five…

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Cosmetology School: More Than Just Hair

Feb 21 2018

Yes, cosmetologists do learn the ins and outs of hair treatments, but their lives aren’t only filled with perms, haircuts and balayages. There’s more to a cosmetology education than meets the eye. The Technical Skills Cosmetologists learn a variety of technical skills. What a school can or should provide to cosmetology students varies by state,…

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Career Dreams: Prenatal Massage Therapist

Feb 16 2018

If you’ve ever thought that a massage therapy education only meant careers in spas or resorts, you’re going to be surprised! Read below to learn more about the exciting field of prenatal massage therapy. Prenatal Massage Therapist What is Prenatal Massage? Prenatal massage is exactly what it sounds like. It is massage therapy for women…

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What’s a Hairstylist?

Feb 13 2018

What’s the difference between a hairstylist, a stylist, a hairdresser, a beautician and a cosmetologist? Nothing, really! So what do all these words mean, and are they the same thing? The answer is yes, but some of these words are more culturally relevant than others. Keep scrolling to find out the difference. First, Let’s Define…

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Student Stories: James Black

Feb 09 2018

From Michigan, to Illinois and all the way out to Tennessee, Douglas J Aveda Institutes hold the same values from campus to campus. We value family, creativity, hard work and passion. We believe that this month’s featured student story embodies what we pride ourselves in at all of our locations. From Knoxville, Tennessee we proudly…

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The Ultimate Guide to Starting Beauty School

Feb 06 2018

Are you looking to learn more about beauty school, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you know that beauty school is your calling and are looking to find the right institution for you? We can help you with our ultimate starting guide! Here is our compilation of all the resources you can use to…

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Career Dreams: Children’s Hairstylist

Jan 26 2018

Do you love working with kids? Have you ever considered becoming an elementary teacher, nanny or pediatric nurse? These are all admirable professions, but they aren’t right for everyone. If you’ve ever thought about one of these careers, we encourage you to consider a career in cosmetology. If you love kids, want a career that’s…

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