Why Barbering Will Always Be Around

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Why Barbering Will Always Be Around

Hair never stops growing… the craft of barbering historically seems to be time and recession-proof. While you may think the barber is old school and on the way out, the opposite is actually happening. It’s becoming more and more common in urban areas to see barber shops popping up with a whole new generation of younger clientele. If you’re wondering why, consider some of the reasons we think the world of barbering is here to stay!

  1. When your tools of the trade are so portable like clippers and shears, your career can send you just about anywhere. From working around your town to traveling with a sports team, nothing is off limits. When you’re a great barber, there can be work for you wherever you go. That’s never going to be out of style!
  2. In the military, a haircut is not optional – it’s a regulation that most serviceman must abide by. So, choosing to work on a base is one of the most reliable barber jobs you can have! Not only is it a great way to stay in business, it’s a chance to give back to service members in your own special way by making sure they always look sharp for inspection.
  3. When you can trust someone with your hair, you can trust them with anything. A lot of men and women go to the barbershop, not just for a great cut, but to talk to their barber about pretty much anything. Women aren’t the only ones who need to vent sometimes, men do too! But don’t worry, what’s said in the shop, stays in the shop.
  4. With the popularity of social media, it seems like there’s a new trend appearing every day. You’re going to need a good barber to help you keep up and get those perfect selfies!
  5. Barbering isn’t just a man’s game anymore. Women are making great contributions to the barbering trade. And they might just have the inside scoop on what ladies like. Call it women’s intuition but if we’re all in this together, it’s a trade that isn’t going anywhere.

As a barber, you’re an artist. Your shears are your paintbrush and your client – your canvas. Creating new looks and making clients feel great about themselves feels pretty great. And every man should have that go-to professional helping them look good from the top of the head to the tip of their beard! If this sounds like something you could wrap your clippers around, check out the barber programs in your local area. There are plenty of opportunities to go around so contact your local state licensing board to learn more about how you can shave and trim your way to a bright future!

Coolest Makeup Trends Heating up this Summer

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Coolest Makeup Trends Heating up this Summer

Makeup is not a mask. Makeup is art, passion, and expression of your independent spirit! This summer, why not express your passion for gorgeous looking makeup, by trying out a hot new look? Get ready to make an explosive statement with some of the coolest looks heating up this summer season.

Nice & Natural – Sticking with a simple and more natural look is the perfect trend and will give your skin a much-needed rest from heavy makeup. You can keep it light and natural, but still achieve a sun kissed glow, by adding a bit of bronzer to your cheek bones.

Sunny Daze – Show off your beach-bunny side with popping pink, blue, and orange eye shadow and liner. Mix and match! Keep if fun and find the perfect shade (or shades) to ring in this season with a brightly colored bang!

Boldly Go – Going out on the town this summer? Embolden any look with a bold lip color. Out of the ordinary colors like bright glossy purple become extraordinary when you blend them with a lavender tone. Give yourself sunset worthy kissable lips by blending bright pink with a softer, peachy orange.

Cat Eyes– If you’re a fan of the sassy cat eye look, but can’t seem to get your lines just right, this look is perfect for you. A reinvented cat eye involves zero liquid-liner mess, and lots of bronze eyeshadow. Start with a lighter shade and sweep it on your lids up to the crease. Next, apply a darker shade on top of it, stopping at just above the crease. Using an angled brush, apply a dark brown or black shadow on the outer corner of your eye, in a sideways “v” shape. Continue to fill in the “v” with the dark shadow, making sure to blend. Extended the top of the “v” slightly, going towards the center of your eye. Blend away any sharp lines and you’ve achieved the perfect cat eye.

Brows Before Bros- Eyebrow shaping is a definite must this season. There are a few different ways you can achieve the perfect brow. Most salons can do shaping and tinting for you, but you can freehand it yourself by outlining the shape and thickness you want with an eyebrow pencil. Use a shadow or filler that’s a shade darker than your natural color to shade inside your outline. Last, use concealer to blend around the brow to make them more defined.

Starry Night – Lest we forget those beautiful summer nights. Bonfires on the beach and date nights under the stars – are the perfect time to pull out a trendy new look. Tiny, colorful star-shaped appliques are the perfect nod to the summer starlit sky. Apply to the upper outside corner of your eyebrow, or the corner of your mouth. Or if you want more shimmer in your summer, apply one or many with a trail of glitter under your eye or high on your cheekbone.

Have fun with your style this summer and don’t be afraid to try all the fun, trendy styles out there! And if you want to take your love of creating cool new looks to the next level, maybe you should consider a career in the beauty industry! Programs in cosmetology, nail and makeup artistry and esthetics, are helping students to become part of the talented pool of beauty professionals out there creating signature looks and styles for a living. If you’d like to learn more about a career in the world of beauty, contact your state licensing board for a list of schools in your area.

Summer Proof Your Hair

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Pool parties, warm sunshine and sand at the beach are some of the best things about summer. Unfortunately, those same things we love about summer can do a real number on our hair in a season that is all about getting out and about, socializing and enjoying all the things summer has to offer. Don’t sweat it fans of 80° and above! We’ve got some great tips to help you summer-proof your hair to keep you looking hotter than the summer sun itself!

Give it a rest – From shampoos containing moisture robbing sulfates. Enjoying the pool and the beach + chlorine and salt water = washing your hair more often than usual. Using sulfate-free shampoo will help keep moisture in and is less stressful on your hair.

Speaking of moisture – Use a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair nourished and static-free.

What’s the magic word – Sunscreen, of course! Just like your skin needs protection from harmful UV rays, so does your hair. Not to mention your scalp. Be sure to apply a good quality sunscreen to your scalp to avoid a sunburn followed by an itchy and flaky mess!

Keep it real – Meaning, work with the natural texture of your hair in the summer. Instead of forcing it into submission with a flat iron or blow dryer, try a light texture spray for beachy waves that are summer friendly and low-maintenance.

Containment is key – Keep it together with a bouncy pony tail or braid held together with a soft elastic band or tied up with a ribbon. Rocking a casual look like this means you can forego the blow dry and minimize the heat exposure to your hair.

When all else fails – Top if off with a topper! If you just can’t deal with trying to tame the beast that is your hair for a day at the beach or that pool party you’ve been looking forward to, channel your inner glamour girl and grab a stylish hat or wind a colorful scarf around your hair.

Bad hair days just seem worse in the summer. Keep them at bay using these practical tricks and make this summer memorable for all the right reasons. And don’t be afraid to try out a fun new style. If you’re a fan of creating signature styles, consider taking it to the next level with a career in cosmetology! If you’d like to learn more about a career in the world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of cosmetology schools in your area.

It’s a great time to start a beautiful future!