How to Build a Portfolio and Nail Your Interview

If you are getting ready to search for a job in the beauty industry, check out our infographic. It has some good tips on building a portfolio to impress your potential employers. It also gives guidance on how to nail your next job interview! You don’t want to miss out on this info.

how to build a portfolio and interview well

Now that you know more about building a portfolio and nailing your next interview, get started! Build the perfect portfolio and start lining up interviews.

If you still need your cosmetology or esthetics license, contact us. We can help you get started on your path to a career in the beauty industry!

‘Back to School’ for Parents of College Students: What’s Different?

A Whole New Back to School Routine

By the time your child graduates from high school, it’s pretty safe to say that parents have the back to school routine nailed down.
Step One: Feel overwhelmed by Target’s (way too soon) back to school ads in July.
Step Two: Get a head start on supplies and prep, just to scramble in the last week to get everything in order.
Step Three: Figure out how to convince the kids to get back into something that resembles a school-friendly sleep schedule.

The move to postsecondary education probably seems like a sigh of relief with the yearly stress of back to school season finally shifting in a more straightforward direction, but preparing students for college comes with its own set of new routines and prep work.

girl thinking about where to go to school

Choosing a School

Well, that’s new. The transition from high school means that your address doesn’t determine where students will attend school next year. Will they dive right into the job market, will they attend an in state or out of state university, or find themselves at a trade school like The Studio Academy of Beauty (TSAOB)?

Luckily, this process doesn’t have to be one that makes you want to tear your hair out. The best way to get started to schedule a tour of the school that’s piqued the student’s curiosity. If you’ve landed here, that probably means that beauty school is on your radar.

We encourage parents and students alike to reach out to us and see the wonderful facilities we have at our 3 campuses, and get more information on our curriculum, staff, and financial aid options. Speaking of financial aid…

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Paying for Tuition

One of the single biggest adjustments parents have to make when students enter college is figuring out the financials. Once again, though, this doesn’t have to be a stressful process.

Just like most other accredited institutions, financial aid is readily available to those who qualify by applying for various scholarships, state assistance, and FAFSA. Something we pride ourselves with at TSAOB is that students and parents that are concerned with the financial burden of school have a myriad of options at their disposal; financial roadblocks shouldn’t stop students from pursuing the career training they want!

What’s more is that beauty schools like ours tend to be significantly more financially friendly than standard tuitions at traditional colleges, and our cosmetology program, for example, can be completed in 16 weeks or less depending on the schedule the student chooses, which brings us to…

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Changes to the Schedule

For 12+ years, school schedules have been roughly the same for students plus or minus an hour or so. That’s not always, or even usually, the case with postsecondary education. Class schedules change depending on the institution and program or degree of choice, and of course this is going to impact the daily routine of students and parents alike.

Especially in the world of beauty school, there is a variety of scheduling options available. Specifically, TSAOB offers both night and day schedules to our students to allow maximum flexibility, but these kinds of adjustments require a second look at the traditional routine and habits to prepare for any changes to the typical school time schedule.

Still Need Some Help?

That’s ok, most parents and students do. The transition into college is a hectic one to say the least, but we’re here to help. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always available to answer questions about enrollment, financial aid, preparation, and more!

Contact us today to learn more, or give us a call at one of our 3 campuses in Arizona!

Quiz: College or Cosmo?

If you have been asking yourself whether you should go to a traditional four year college or cosmetology school, you’re not alone. Many cosmetology students wrestled with this question before they decided to join the ranks of the beauty industry. If you want to know whether cosmetology school or a traditional four year college is right for you, take our quiz!

If cosmo school is for you, check out our cosmetology program . We can help you get started on your future as a beauty professional today. Contact us, and we can answer any questions you may have. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Infographic: Employment Statistics for Cosmetologists

If you’re thinking about going to cosmetology school, you have almost certainly wondered what the job market looks like. After all, you don’t want to spend the time and money on an education if you can’t get a job when it’s all said and done. Check out our infographic to see what the possibilities are like!

cosmetologist employment statistics infographic

It’s Time to Pursue a Career in Beauty

You’ve dreamed of a career in beauty for years, and now’s your time to pursue it. After years of putting yourself second, it’s time to put yourself first. Here are 3 reasons why you should enroll in our next start date.

  1. The Beauty Industry is for Everyone

  2. It is never too late to pursue your passion for hair, makeup, or skincare. The beauty industry stands with arms wide open. There is not a single person that shouldn’t try to pursue their dreams to become a hairstylist, makeup artist, or esthetician. In fact, as of 2015’s Census report, the average age of female hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists was 39, and the average age of a male was 43.

  3. The Schedule is Flexible

  4. Day and evening classes are offered for your convenience. We know that you won’t be able to drop everything to enroll in beauty school, so we’ve made it easier. We’ve also created monthly start dates for our Cosmetology Program. If you can’t start this month, next month, or the month after that, there will be a start date in the future. However, classes fill ahead of time, so call us now to find out how to get your spot!

    Tolleson: 623-900-4501
    Chandler: 623-900-7610
    Phoenix: 623-900-7122

    Our Esthetics Program starts every 4-6 weeks, so if you’re passionate about skincare, contact your nearest campus to find out how to get started in our program!

  5. The Job Possibilities Can Be Endless

  6. Want to own your own business and work 4 days a week? Interested in renting out a booth at a salon and setting your own schedule? Looking to work freelance and take on jobs as you’d like? These can all be options for talented, licensed cosmetologists and estheticians! Typically, a career in hairstyling or skincare is a bit more flexible than your typical 9-5 desk job.

    A career in beauty can take you to places you’ve never been before. Whether you want to work a New York fashion runway or in the day spa on a cruise ship to exotic places, these amazing jobs could be available to you! It takes hard work, dedication, and passion, but it is possible!

Are You Ready to Get Started?

It’s your time to shine. It’s time to pursue a career in beauty! See yourself at The Studio Academy of Beauty! Click here to get started on the road to your future!

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact us for more information.

Makeup Looks for Every Girl Boss

You’ve got a career you’re passionate about, a loving family, a beautiful home, and a bright future. Every day you want to show off just how confident you are with professional, classy, and sleek makeup, and we’ve got just the looks for you. Check out these looks for everyday girl bosses.

The Everyday Smokey Eye

Smokey eyes are classic. An easy smokey eye can take your overall look from a 10 to a 15.

The Eye Opener

Use this simple makeup trick to make your eyes appear bigger. This is perfect for those mornings you’re running late or when you stayed up all night crushing your next big project.

Natural Eye Makeup

This nude color complements any eye color, blouse color, and skin tone.

Everyday Shimmer

If you’re a gal who loves to glimmer, use a shimmery shadow palette to create this easy, natural look.

Warm Tones

Cozy up with this warm look and complement your pant suit. This eye look is perfect for blue eyes.

BONUS: A Girl Boss’s Guide to Work Outfits

Struggling to pick out the perfect outfit for work? We’ve got your inspiration.

Color Pop and Prints

Don’t be shy! A hot trend right now is mixing patterns and pops of colors.

Colored Jeans

Colored jeans can spruce up any dark colored blazer.

Accent Pants

Try different material pants and never go back to slacks again.

Show Us Your Office Looks

Share your office outfits and makeup looks with us on Facebook! You go girl.

Makeup Hacks for Globetrotters

Do you suffer from a tough case of wanderlusting? We understand you, and we know that globetrotters such as yourself have to pack their belongings in a strategic way. We’ve compiled a list of ways you can hack your makeup for your summer adventures.

Packing Your Makeup

  1. On the Plane

  2. Jessica Braun gives us the important info to use when you’re flying with makeup and other face products. There are strict guidelines on flying with liquids, so make sure you know what you need to do before you arrive at the airport.

  3. Organization

  4. Sona Gasparian goes through her travel bag and shows us how easy it is to organize your skincare and makeup when traveling. Clear organizers can make your packing much easier!

  5. When You’re Just Taking a Carry-on

  6. If you’re taking a small trip, you’ll want these tips from Jen. Carry-on bags are small, so you need to use all the space you can, and you’ll want to limit the amount of makeup you bring. You can check out more of Jen on her YouTube channel From Head To Toe.

  7. Miscellaneous Hacks

  8. Candice knows how to pack! These hacks and tips will help you take the right amount of product and save you space.

Your Checklist

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What Do You Bring?

What’s in your beauty bag when you hit the open road? Make sure to share with us on social media!

Are you using one of these hacks? Show us on Facebook!

7 Easy Makeup Tutorials for Teens

See Yourself. . . Together

Moms and daughters (and sons!) all around the world share a special bond over makeup. A common rite of passage for teens is learning how to apply makeup with their mother. If you’re looking for a few styles to create together, check out these 7 easy how-to compilations.

  1. Simple Gold Shadow & A Soft Flick

  2. The muted gold tones complement any eye color, and this flick is easy for beginners and seasoned pros alike.

  3. Pink Party Shadow

  4. Summer parties are coming up, and this is the perfect subtle makeup look.

  5. Cherry & Chocolate Shadow

  6. Pink and brown are the perfect duo for brown-eyed beauties, and this look is totally easy to complete in just a few minutes.

  7. Natural Makeup

  8. If you’re looking to create a natural makeup look, this easy tutorial is sure to hit the spot.

  9. Shimmery Shadow for Blue Eyes

  10. Blue eyes are sure to pop with this shimmery, diverse look. Wear it to school or to a party on the beach!

  11. Ombre for Green Eyes

  12. A gold to brown ombre widens and brightens green eyes, and it’s simple to do!

  13. The Perfect Wing

  14. Every makeup lover must know how to accomplish a perfectly on point wing, and this tutorial has got you covered.

Which Look is Your Favorite?

Moms, daughters, and sons alike, which look is your favorite? Make sure to share what you’ve created together on our Facebook page!

Summer Skincare Tips for Ages 30+

See Yourself. . . With Glowing Skin!

Summer is one of our favorite seasons. The warm weather, fun activities, and beautiful scenery makes this the most enjoyable time of year. However, all that sunshine can take a toll on your skin, especially now that it’s not as young as it used to be! Here are 5 skincare tips every 30+ can use this summer.

  1. Sunscreen

  2. woman applying sunscreen
    Protect your skin! Use a UVB/UVA sunscreen whenever you’re outside. While it may be overcast at some point during the day, the sun’s powerful rays still peek through the clouds. Some foundations have SPF included, so check the label of your favorite makeup.

  3. Moisturize

  4. The dry heat will suck the moisture out of your skin, so make sure you’re taking in enough water. Another way to keep your skin feeling soft and supple is a good moisturizer. Use your favorite lotion or cream before your put on your makeup and let it set before you apply foundation. Avoid taking hot showers, as they can also take the moisture of your body.

  5. Cleanse

  6. woman washing her face
    Don’t change your routine with the seasons! Continue cleansing your face twice a day with a gentle product. Avoid the use of harsh ingredients including acids.

  7. Exfoliate

  8. Aid your skin in getting rid of dead cells. Use an exfoliator before bed a few times a week. Products with natural ingredients can help refresh your skin in the process.

  9. Eat Well

  10. bowl of blueberries
    Add foods rich in antioxidants to your diet. Foods like blueberries and fish can help your body flush out all the gunk. Delicious and nutritious for your skin! These foods are also refreshing for your body after a winter of heavy soups and breads.

What Are Your Favorite Summer Skin Tips?

Is your favorite tip on our list? If not, share yours in the comments below!

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