how much do you know about fashion week

New York Fashion Week: How Much Do You Know?

New York Fashion Week is one of the most anticipated events in the beauty and fashion industry. Fashion gurus from around the globe flock to New York for this one week to get a glance into what the beauty industry will look like for the coming year. What do you know about Fashion Week? Take our quiz to test your Fashion Week knowledge.

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Oscar’s 2014

Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o were just two of many stars who came dressed in style this Oscar’s 2014. Two of the youngest and most talented actors on the scene. Jennifer won the Oscar for Best Actress in a feature film in 2013 and was nominated in 2014 for Best Supporting Actress. Lupita, a new face, beat out Jennifer in the race for Best Supporting actress with her outstanding performance in 12 Years a Slave.

Three Top Colors For 2014

Backstage at the spring runways, we learned a lot about concealer and Swarovski crystals. But amongst all the bare faces and bedazzling, we also came across a few standout new hues that we predict will be the year’s biggest trends. Read on for the products and tips to pull off 2014’s hottest makeup shades.

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The Studio Honored In Best Graduate Placement Category


The Studio Academy of Beauty was honored by Modern Salon Magazine in 2013 for Best Graduate Placement Services.
The Studio Academy of Beauty is the only Cosmetology and Esthetics school in Arizona given this honor.
With thousands of beauty schools across the country, The Studio was recognized for it’s outstanding service to it’s student and graduates.

“We have many activities and support services in place for our students to prepare them to transition into the work place. We have young men and women graduating where this could be their first professional position and we have to teach them how to present themselves. We also have more mature students who are career changers and need our networking and need to know how to transition their previous skill set to the beauty industry to make them marketable. Whatever the age and experience, we work with salons and spas to place our students in the place that is right for them. We conduct fashion shows, competitions, portfolios, field trips, demonstrations, bi-annual career fairs and many other opportunities to help build their resumes so they are attractive to employers. We all know the reason they are with us is to get into the beauty industry and we will do whatever it takes to help them reach their goals and dreams. We are so honored and proud to be awarded this recognition. It is a lot of hard work but seeing our students go to work is what it is all about.” explains Cathy Koluch, President The Studio Academy of Beauty. For more information, please call 1-800-404-4848. The Studio has three valley locations: 610 N. Alma School Rd, Chandler AZ. 8046 N. 19th Ave and 9897 W. McDowell Rd in Tolleson.

Three Beauty Trends From NY Fashion Week Spring 2014

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week a.k.a. New York Fashion Week, is easily the highlight of September. NYFW is the event that brings all fashion obsessors together in one glorious city and we all love every second of it. You can watch the live stream of about ten different shows if you can’t be there in person.

We noticed several amazing new beauty trends! We are beyond happy to see makeup that wasn’t neon-toned, since we all know that isn’t exactly wearable for every day, no matter what magazines say.

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The Benefits to a Short Haircut

Just about every woman on the planet can wear short hair. Period.
Charlize Theron, Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Lawrence just to name a few.

For whatever reason you may not want to have short hair. You may absolutely love your long hair, but to say you can’t wear short hair is really not close to reality.

Finding a Short Haircut that Works: Be Honest With Yourself

The first step to short hair is to be honest with yourself about your hair and your face. Pull your hair back into a tight pony tail and look yourself dead in the mirror. Pick out the things you love about your face, and the things that you’d rather not admit existed.

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Best Style Books


The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own (Hardcover)
by Nina Garcia

Lauren Conrad Style (Hardcover)
by Lauren Conrad

The Little Black Book of Style (Hardcover)
by Nina Garcia

The Lucky Shopping Manual (Paperback)
by Andrea Linette

The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart (Hardcover)
by Nina Garcia

100 Unforgettable Dresses (Hardcover)
by Hal Rubenstein

Parisian Chic: A Style Guide (Softcover)
by Inès de La Fressange

The Teen Vogue Handbook (Paperback)
by Teen Vogue

100 Years of Fashion Illustration (Paperback)
by Cally Blackman