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Category: Cosmetology

Career Dreams: Color Specialist

Apr 18 2018

What is a Color Specialist? A color specialist is a professional who tailored their skill set to fit a certain demand within their industry. This career has become highly popular over the past few years, with cosmetologists choosing to perfect the depth of their skill set rather than making their talents wider in range. Color…

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Pastel Hair is Still In!

Apr 09 2018

Trends come and go. We all know that. Puffy sleeves from the 80s are out, but 80s denim jackets are all the rage. Early 2000s kitty heels are thankfully out, but glitter eyeshadow is good to stay. If you look around, pastel hair has been a hit for a couple of years now. No color…

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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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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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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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The Post-Secondary Experience: Beauty School or College?

Dec 15 2017

“When are you going to college?” You’re brave enough to reply, “I’m not. I’m pursuing my passion and going to beauty school.” For that, we applaud you; and we know the typical response that provokes: “What about the college experience you’ll be missing?” The answer is: you don’t have to “miss out” because your dream…

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Career Dreams: Editorial Hair Stylist

Dec 12 2017

What is your dream career? Does it involve fashion, hair, models, photography or maybe even advertising? Check out this dream career that could be possible with a cosmetology license! Editorial Stylist What is an Editorial Stylist? An editorial stylist is typically the person in charge of choosing the look of the model before a photoshoot….

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10 Things Cosmetologists Know All Too Well

Nov 29 2017

A cosmetologist’s job comes with a unique set of scenarios and situations you may have never thought you’d encounter before. As with many other professions, there are just some things that anyone outside your job just wouldn’t understand. Here are 10 situations that cosmetologists know all too well, and are totally willing to LOL at….

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How Long is Cosmetology School in Michigan?

Nov 27 2017

If you’re considering a cosmetology education, you are probably wondering how long it will take before you can jump in feet first to a career that you’re passionate about. It is SO exciting to get started on your cosmetology career training, and we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you can’t start…

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Test Your Makeup Knowledge: Halloween Edition

Sep 13 2017

Think you know the best Halloween makeup practices, techniques, hacks and secrets? Take our quiz to find out if you’re right! Did you score 10/10? It’s time to get trained in professional makeup and beauty! Contact the Douglas J Aveda Institutes to find out how you can get started in one of our Esthetics or…

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