5 Back to School Beauty Trends


With summer winding down and a whole new school year ahead, you may be considering what look you’re going to rock, not only on the first day back to school, but all year long. Nailing it early on can set the stage for an epic year! You’re going to want to get this right. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than these five back to school beauty trends.

1. What goes with everything?

That would be nude makeup. You’re already rocking fabulous hair, the perfect outfit and nails to die for. Accentuating your natural glow with an oh so neutral color palette is the perfect accessory!

2. Get to browsing

Meaning accent those brows like a boss! It’s easy with a little colored eye shadow above your eyes and brushed over your brows. If you’re complexion is medium to dark, try using rich magenta shades for a look that packs a punch. Those with paler skin can try earthy reds or peach tones.

3. Get primed

It’s not just for super models, actresses or your older sister. Primer rules! Why wouldn’t you want your makeup to look as fresh at 4 pm as it did when you left the house? Start your day and your makeup routine with a good primer as your base. You’ll be especially glad you did when you still look on point after a log day.

4. Let your eyes do the talking

Ridiculously long eyelashes are always trending. So, don’t forget to sweep those lovely lashes with a good, smudge-proof mascara. If you’re feeling really glam, throw on some fake eyelashes!

5. Highlight your best features

It seems like the world is obsessed with highlighter and with good reason! Rock this trend with a shimmery dusting of highlighter on your cheeks and the outside corners of your brows. You’ll be radiating a glow that says I brought summer with me!

Make this year unforgettable by having a little fun with your look! After all, this – is your time. And if creating fun and fabulous looks is more than just a first day of school thing, you may want to consider a career in cosmetology! If you’d like to learn more about a career that puts the power of transformation in your own two hands, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools near you.

Top 5 Summer Makeup Tips

Summer makeup tips with two ladies on the beach

Is there anything worse than a great tan accompanied by makeup melting off your face on a hot summer day? Yes, summer brings out the cute sandals, sundresses, and beach hair we love, but the heat and humidity is not so great for your makeup. You can beat summer at its own game with a few simple tips and turn your summer face from a hot mess to cool and fresh! 

 1  Make moisturizer do some multi-tasking

Moisturizing is important no matter what season it is. But in the steamy summer months, choose a lighter, oil-free moisturizer and mix it with a good primer to keep your makeup fresher longer.

 2  Build a lighter foundation

 Instead of using a heavy foundation, opt for a lighter version and choose one with UV protection of at least SPF 30 to avoid having to apply yet another layer on your face.

3  Water proof it

Combat raccoon eyes without giving up that dip in the pool by using waterproof mascara in the summer. Be sure to use a cotton swab to clean up any smudges during application since it’s harder to get off than regular mascara. 

 4  Bronzer over blush

For a summery glow, trade out your blush for bronzer applying it to the areas on your face where the sun lands.

 5  Set it and forget it

Primer isn’t your only weapon for keeping your look fresh for the long haul. Finish your makeup off with a spritz of setting spray and you’ll have the ultimate staying power.


Get the most out of your summer with a face that’s fresh and ready for anything! If you’re a fan of all things beauty and skincare, maybe a future in the beauty industry is right for you! For more information on careers in the world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.  

Top Summer Nail Styles

Classic red nails, sunshine yellow nails, metallic nails hot girl summer

What is it about rising temperatures that seems to inspire a desire to change up our look? Whether it’s the long sunny days, pool parties, or just a love of all things hot – summer is the perfect time to try out a hot new look for your nails. Check out the fun and funky styles heating things up this summer.

Classic red

Bold, classic red never seems to go out of style, not for lips and certainly not for nails.

Sunshine yellow

 In a nod to the golden orb making summer, well – summer; bright and sunny yellow is this summer’s go-to color.


This summer’s nails are taking on new, but not so new shapes. There’s a style for every length with the classic almond, pointy stiletto, and square-oval.

Clear press-ons

We can see right through this style literally! Following on the heels of the jelly or PVC nails of last summer, these clear press-on nails are super user-friendly when it comes to application.

Put it in a frame

We love this versatile, two-tone style that is literally created by painting a thin frame around the perimeter of your nail and filling it in with no color or a different color.

Metallic magic

Metallic shades in silver, rose gold, and metallic blue have been popular for a while and show no signs of going anywhere any time soon.


With so many great looks to choose from, don’t choose! Try them all and make this summer one where your hands do the talking. And if you have a passion for creating nail styles that make a statement, you should turn that passion into a career! For more information about careers in the exciting world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools in your area.  

Skin Care Tips for Warm Weather

warmer wather dresses
Let’s face it – we all want gorgeous, radiant skin. In the summer, we want it even more. Summer heat and humidity creates challenges that can make it harder to get healthy, glowing summer skin. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling great whether it’s 9 degrees or 90!
  1. Protection for your reflection
  2. Let’s start with the most important skincare tip that applies in any weather. Sunscreen is your #1 priority. Use a SPF 30 sunscreen every day, no matter what the temperature is. If you’re in the direct sun for extended periods, reapply it often. Harmful UV rays are harmful regardless of the weather.

  3. It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity
  4. How many times have you heard someone say that? When it comes to your skin, humid weather requires a different response, especially if your skin is oily. Cleanse your face regularly with a gentle cleanser and toner to avoid clogged pores and breakouts. You can also use a glycolic pad to eliminate excess oil and keep your face looking fresh.

  5. Hydrate inside and out
  6. Dry heat can cause your skin to get red, flaky and dull. Trade your normal moisturizer for a richer, heavier moisturizing cream to give your skin that boost of hydration it’s missing. Since our bodies are mostly water and skin is our largest organ, hydrate it from the inside too! Drinking tons of water will not only help you keep your skin radiant-looking, it will keep your whole body healthier.

  7. Just scraping the surface
  8. Exfoliating your skin regularly helps remove dead, dull skin cells and can help prevent breakouts by unclogging your pores. Make sure you apply a good moisturizer and be diligent about sunscreen after exfoliating. Your skin will be more sensitive will need extra protection.

    Get the most out of your summer and do it with healthy, glowing skin. If you’ve got a passion skincare, you might want to consider turning that passion into a career! If you’d like to learn more about a career helping people look and feel their best, contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools in your area.

Top Summer Wedding Hair Trends

Summer wedding trends a young bride in a gown and up-do hairstyle

A summer without weddings is like the 4th of July without fireworks. It wouldn’t be the same without them. Whether you’re in the wedding or a guest there to witness the big day, you’re going to want wedding hair that doesn’t require walking down the aisle to turn heads. Not to worry! We’ve got some great looks for this summer’s wedding season that will do the trick!

Every kind of up-do

We know there are a ton of variations to choose from here but for purely practical reasons, an up-do is great for a summer wedding. What better way to tame frizz and fight the sweltering heat than to pull it off your neck? A sleek topknot, a romantic side-swept chignon or a low-braided bun are all great options. Weave in some colored ribbon or accessorize with a bejeweled barrette for a little more glam.

Not your average pony

Ponytails just feel like summer. But for a wedding? Yes! Especially if you have long hair and are rocking a dress with gorgeous back details. A high ponytail curled with just a bit of loose wave is pretty and perfect!

Mermaids love weddings

Maybe the most romantic hair ever! Long, flowing waves over the shoulders, with pieces pulled back slightly on each side and secured with an eye-catching accessory.

Sleek, slick waves

A throwback to old Hollywood glam, slicked back waves parted on the side do double-duty of fighting frizz and looking fabulous! This look works well on pretty much most hair lengths.

The best accessory for any occasion is confidence. So, whatever hair you decide to rock, don’t be afraid to have a little fun with it. If your idea of fun is creating signature hair that rocks, you might be perfect for a career in cosmetology! Seriously, can you think of a more awesome way to earn a living than doing something you love? For more information on a career in cosmetology, contact your local state licensing board for a list of programs and schools near you.

Summer Hair Trends

woman wet hair

If you’re looking for a new look to heat up your summer, check out some of the trending hairstyles coming soon!

Bring on the barrettes

Every season and wave of hair trends seems to have their share of accessories. This summer’s accessory of choice is barrettes of all kinds to pin the hair back or to dress it up.

Ultra-long and low braids

This is not the romantic French or fishtail braid of seasons past, but a business-like braid that is wound tight and worn very low with sleek hair.

Not-quite beachy waves

Think 70’s center part – long, loose waves that are more morning after than just came back from the beach.

Sleek, shiny, smooth

Away from your face, sleek, and straight but with a blast of shine. A great go-to for hot, sticky summer weather.

Freshly showered

The wet look that isn’t wet is packing a lot of wow factor this season. Use a good hair lacquer or cream to achieve this summer fave.

Just un-do it

We’re talking about your updo. A partially undone look with some carefully pulled out tendrils is the ticket to a look that says I “do” what I want!

Summer is a great time to explore new hairstyles, so have a little fun exploring a whole new look! Love exploring signature looks all year-round? A career in cosmetology may be right for you! Why not turn your passion for beauty into a career doing something you love? To learn more about a career in cosmetology, contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools and programs near you. The perfect time to start your beautiful future is now!

Beauty Tips When You’re Low on Sleep

sleepy woman

Let’s face it – a good night’s sleep is a beautiful thing. On the flip side, lack of sleep can sure mess with that beautiful thing known as your face! Yes, we can all agree that getting enough “beauty sleep,” is pretty important. But who really has time for that and running the world? Whether you crammed all night for a test, or your new baby is a sleepless, milk-crazed car alarm, you probably could use some help looking less like the walking dead the next morning. Since more sleep is definitely not an option, keep reading. We’ve got some beauty hacks that will have you looking like you took a dive in the fountain of youth on your way out the door!

Close the windows

If eyes are the windows to your soul, they can also be a dead giveaway you didn’t get enough z’s. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to brighten up your eyes without napping the day away. Dab a little eye cream around your upper and lower lids, followed by a bit of concealer. Choose a concealer that’s a touch lighter than your skin tone and you’re good to go!

Go bright or go home

Lining your bottom lid with a nude or white eyeliner is another great tip for brightening up your eyes. For an even brighter effect, use a super light eye shadow and dab the inside corner of your eye.

Glowing skin is always in

How do you pull off a well-rested, dewy glow when you’re just not well-rested? Highlighter! Tilt your head down and slowly tilt your head back up, highlighting any shadows you see on your face. Voila! The darkest areas of your face will shine with a dewy glow.

Brighter lips, brighter smile

Whether you’re rocking a classic red lip or a pretty pink pout, put some lipstick on and pull yourself together! Bright or bold lips become the focal point of your face and help distract from any other unrested attributes.

The next time that “just one episode” turns into an all-night Netflix marathon, don’t sweat it! You can still look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with a few simple tricks. Want to learn how to beautify yourself and others like a pro? Maybe you should consider a career as a cosmetologist! Contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools and programs offered in your area. Start your own beautiful journey today!

How to Start a Beauty Blog


Are you a style enthusiast with tons of know-how, a passion for fashion and a love for sharing all things beauty? A great way to tap in to your inner beauty expert is to start your own beauty blog! If you already work in the beauty industry, a beauty blog is a great way to promote your business, drive product sales or just be creative. And yes, you can actually earn money in a variety of ways with a beauty blog. Not to mention possibly getting awesome free product samples to try! We’ve got some tips for you on how to get started.  

Find your focus

You have to find a way to stand out in the crowd. Think fresh and original! Start with your own beauty routine. What makes it unique? Go with what you know and grab your niche! If you are all about hair, go with it. If it’s fabulous nails that light you up, focus on that! The point is to dial in on a niche. Once you drum up some ideas, type them into a search engine and see what the competition is like.

What’s in a name?

In some cases – everything! Once you’ve decided on your blogging niche, create a catchy domain name that fits you. After all, it will be the cornerstone of your brand, so make sure it is something you can market across social media platforms.

Sign up for web hosting

There are a ton of web hosting services who offer cheap hosting and free domain names. Do some research on what’s available and what fits the vision for your blog.

Post it like you mean it!

Now that you have an actual blog space, it’s time to create some content. Keep it current, catchy and full of relevant info for your audience. Make sure your design and layout are in sync with your vision and start writing! Make sure to add visual elements like pictures and videos and share your posts via social media.


What could be better than making a living doing something you love? Whether it’s blogging or beautifying the masses, a passion for beauty can also be a successful career! Kickstart your career in beauty by contacting your local state licensing board for a list of programs and schools in your area.


Financial Aid Explained

woman holding a small piggy bank in her hand

Going to school while trying to juggle work and a personal life all at the same time is no easy task. After all, no one wants to be the poor college student. So naturally, the urge to ask your financial aid office for more money seems like the easiest thing to do. Financial aid* is there to assist you with covering the costs of your education, but that doesn’t always mean that it’s “free money”. What steps can you take in order to have the things you need, without driving your future-self crazy with debt? We’ve some tips on borrowing responsibly.

Only borrow what you need

Getting a refund check for the amount of your financial aid that is in excess of your program cost seems like a great idea, but remember, student loans have to be repaid. Make sure that you are using your financial aid towards educational costs and not your spring break trips. Be wise and prioritize your wants from your needs to spend wisely.

Pay interest on student loans

All student loans have interest. Subsidized loans have no interest while you are going to school at least half time. Unsubsidized loans have interest during all periods of the loan. Any unpaid interest will accrue and be added to the principal amount of your loan. You can choose to pay the interest on the unsubsidized loans while you are in school. By doing this, it will reduce your overall loan balance.

Know your repayment options

The Department of Education offers several student loan repayment plans. Read and research to pick the one best for your circumstances. Standard repayment plan allows you to have a fixed monthly payment for 10 years. You will know exactly what your monthly payment will be every month for the repayment period. Graduated is also paid back over 10 years, but the monthly payment will start low and gradually increase, usually every two years, during the repayment period. With this option you will pay back more in interest than in the Standard repayment plan. There are also repayment options that are based on your income. You can change your repayment plan at any time with your loan servicer for free.

Avoid default

Sometimes life gets in the way and you may fall on hard times, but that does not necessarily mean your student loans go away. If you find that you can no longer afford your student loan payment, contact your loan servicer immediately. You may be eligible for deferment or forbearance that allows you to temporarily postpone or reduce the amount of your student loan payment. By using one of these options, it will allow you to avoid default on your student loans. If you go into default on your student loans, you will not be able to receive financial aid, it will affect your credit score and your wages, as well as your tax refund, may be garnished.

Investing in your future is one of the best things that you can do! In order to set yourself up for the best future possible, you should start making good financial decisions now. Don’t let the fears of student loan payments hold you back from pursuing a career that you are passionate about. Shore Beauty School’s financial aid office is always readily available to help you on your path to success!

*Financial Aid is available to those who qualify


Winter Nail Art Trends

painted decoration nails

Maybe you prefer your Winter with a side of suntan lotion and South Beach, but Winter is here folks! And whether you’re down with the frozen part or not, it’s still the season of fun and that means pulling together the hottest looks for this, oh so cool season! So, while you’re working your way into 2019, be sure to check out some of the nail trends that you will see everywhere this year.

Not your ordinary French – While we love the elegant look of pretty French tips, we absolutely adore this warm, Winter take on a classic, that foregoes the white line for a deep crimson paired with another thin metallic or black line. For even more pizazz, add a sprinkling of fine glitter to the darker line for a festive accent.

A rose by any other name – is gold – Rose-gold that is. It’s not just for jewelry or smart phones, it’s a super-gorgeous way to deck out your nails as you deck the halls! Look for rose-gold glitter polish at most of y our favorite retailers.

Foiled again – But in a good, gold-foil way. Especially when it’s gold foil accents carefully placed over a deep, holiday red polish. Rich and glamorous, this look begs to be paired with matching red lips!

Icicle-Princess – Channel your inner “Frozen” princess with delicately pointed and painted icicles at the tips of your nails. This uber-frosty look begins with pale, ice blue polish with icicles hand-painted vertically from one side of your nails to the other, starting at the tip of the nail and stopping about halfway, alternating colors in white, grey and silver glitter in varying lengths.

Winter flannel – It’s not just for lumberjacks and winter jammies – warm, whimsical plaid is a perfect way to show your love of all things winter! Start with a white base, (or any lighter color than the top coat) and carefully paint a plaid pattern checkerboard on each nail, creating every other “square” in diagonal stripes.

Who doesn’t love a chance to jazz up their look with the changing of the season! If you love changing up your nails and trying hot new styles, maybe you should consider a career in the creative world of nail artistry! Nail artists are in high demand and what better way to express yourself than by exploring the inner artist inside you? For more information about a career in nail technology, or to learn more about the beauty industry, contact your local licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.