Supporting the Beauty Industry in Houston

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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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!

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Braids, Braids, Braids at New York Fashion Week

We know you love braids. Though each ‘do may seen intricate, don’t be intimidated! The pros behind the looks give you backstage advice for recreating the runway looks at home, and they share what products will help you achieve each style.

It’s important to remember, however, to take a particular style and make it your own. There’s no need to look like a runway replica. Just feel out each braid and get creative with your own interpretation. That may mean using less hair gel or omitting the last few steps to simplify. Now, choose your favorite interwoven coiff and start experimenting!

Beauty School Scholarships!

Ever thought about a career in beauty? Ten people will win a scholarship to attend cosmetology school…it could be you!

Enter now:

As a member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, The Studio Academy of Beauty has access to beauty school scholarships. So, if you have ever thought of going to school – there is no time like the present. Learn hair, skin, nails, makeup, body treatments, waxing, styling, etc.

Choose between Cosmetology or Esthetics programs depending upon your interests.

The Studio Academy of Beauty is an award winning beauty school offering professional education and business building in the areas of hair, skin, nails and makeup. The Studio has three convenient Arizona locations in Chandler, Phoenix and Tolleson. For more information call 1-800-404-4848

New 2014 Styles

When it comes down to it, there are basically two kinds of blowouts: stick-straight or bouncy-wavy. This in-between style combines the best of both. Sleek from the crown to midlength with a pretty sweep at the ends, it’s polished but not too perfect. To get it, blow-dry hair straight with a boar-bristle paddle brush, then follow with a flatiron, turning it away from the face at the bottom to create soft bends. “That hint of wave gives the look an easy, effortless appeal,” says hairstylist Ken O’Rourke.

Hairstylist Guido called the ribboned hair at the Nina Ricci spring 2014 show “simple and feminine.” We call it one of the most elegant ponytails we’ve seen. Here’s how to get it: Secure a low ponytail with a black elastic, then tie a ribbon in a bow to conceal the band.

The trick to creating textured plaits like the ones at the spring 2014 Alberta Ferretti show is scrunching first: Mist volumizing spray all over damp hair, then scrunch as you blow the hair dry using a diffuser. Then curl the top layer, comb through the resulting waves with your fingers, and tease the crown before weaving a classic braid at the nape of your neck.

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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CHI Silk Infusion


Did you know that you can use CHI Silk Infusion for more than reconstructing your hair and calming down fly aways?

A mix of 1 part sugar and 1 part Silk Infusion creates a wonderful body scrub.

Add a few drops of Silk Infusion to your daily lotion and it adds moisture and shine with a lovely smell.

Just rub it on your elbows and heels to soften up that skin that is dry and cracked.

After applying to hair massage the left over in your hands to arms and legs to add more moisture to your skin.

Silk Infusion is one of CHI’s favorite products.
For more information on CHI product, contact The Studio Academy of Beauty at or 1-800-404-4848.