Festival Hero: How Cosmetology School Can Help You Off the Beaten Path


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Chances are that you’re either considering attending a music festival this year or have already been to one. If so, then you know how much work goes into the makeup and clothes for the experience, but have you ever thought … Continue reading

Makeup Artist Confessions: 5 Life Saver Products You Can Multi-Purpose

Arizona Beauty SchoolMost women tend to seek professional assistance of a qualified make-up artist and other beauty and fashion consultants to ensure they look spectacular on their special day. Make-up artists also work closely with celebrities and in the fashion industry, creating spectacular looks and bringing expressive concepts to life. Continue reading

Top Beauty Advice

Top Beauty Advice

1. Layer your liner: “If you’re not a professional makeup artist, it can be difficult to line those eyes, but then again liquid liner tends to stay on longer and smudge-free. So, line the eyes first with a pencil liner because it’s easier to make that straight line with it. Then go back on the line with the liquid liner. It’s kind of like coloring! The result? Your eye liner will stay on, smudge-free, and well-lined.”

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The Studio Launches New Professional Beauty Scholarship

To: All Those Interested In A Career In Beauty

The Studio Academy of Beauty is pleased to announce the new Scholarship Program designed to help promote careers in the ever growing field of Cosmetology and Esthetics.

The Studio is an award winning school, garnering several accolades. Modern Salon Magazine, an acclaimed industry magazine, honored The Studio for Best Career and Graduate Placement in 2013 and Best Community Service in 2011. Azfoothills.com honored The Studio with Best Beauty School in Phoenix as voted on by readers for 2014 in the Self and Health section.

The Professional Beauty Scholarship (PBS) will be awarded to students starting school in the months of February and March of 2014 in the amount of $1000. High School seniors are welcome to apply and must start by August 31, 2014. Recipients must complete the program to be eligible for the PBS scholarship and maintain The Studio’s attendance and academic standards throughout their education.

The beauty industry is booming and our students are launching their new exciting careers with the help of The Studio Academy of Beauty.

For more information contact us today! Call the campus closest to you now!

Chandler Campus- 610 N. Alma School Rd, Chandler AZ 85224 480-857-1138
Phoenix Campus- 8046 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021 602-841-5993
Tolleson Campus- 9897 W. McDowell Rd. Tolleson, AZ 85353 623-225-9563

Reasons To Become An Esthetician

The 5 best reasons to become an esthetician go beyond the treatment of skin for health or beauty. Estheticians are licensed skincare specialists trained in a wide variety of procedures. This training takes less time and money than a four-year college, and, once licensed, estheticians are equipped with a wide variety of marketable skills that are growing in demand, even in a sluggish job market. Aside from an interest in skin care, beauty, and health, here are 5 reasons to consider becoming an esthetician.

Esthetician School Costs Less than College
One reason people find esthetician school attractive is that it costs less than a four-year college. Some programs include the cost of tools in their prices and others do not, so when you investigate schools in your state, be sure to ask what tuition fees include.

Job Market for Estheticians is Growing
Even in a floundering job market, the need for estheticians is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the job outlook for estheticians is very favorable, with an expected growth of 38% between 2008 and 2018. This optimistic outlook attributes growth to the rising number of baby boomers seeking skin treatment for cosmetic as well as medical reasons. Estheticians who bring a wider range of skills to the workplace will have more job opportunities to choose from including careers as paramedical esthetician, salon esthetician, beauty editor, make-up artist and more.

Enjoy Helping People
For those who enter the field of skincare as an esthetician, it’s not all about the money, or the schooling, it’s about the people. This is a field for people who enjoy working with clients to help them look and feel better. It can be a rewarding experience and in the process a good esthetician builds relationships with return clientele and establishes repeat business.

The Studio Academy of Beauty offers a 600 hour Esthetics program at all three campuses. For more information visit the website at www.tsaob.com.

How To Look Like a Zombie in 7 Easy Steps

Apply makeup. You can use makeup to create the illusion of a deathly pallor. A white/grey, purple or green tint works well for most people. Go to the drugstore and look for under-eye concealer or foundation base in these colors. Also purchase some dark eyeshadow, eyeliner and baby powder.

Apply the base over your entire face and down your neck to get that unhealthy pallor.Get directly under a light source and start using eyeshadow to accent sunken areas of your face, such as your eye sockets. Find shadows and darken those a lot.Black out your eyes completely, but keep it under control. Make it look like your eye sockets have shrunken in about an inch. Get darker towards the middle and inside corners of the eyes, making sure to accent natural shadows. (you can even try a darker gray shade; this sometimes works better for a realistic effect than black).Use baby powder on your face to make your skin look dull and dead. Put a lot on so it looks like you’re pale and dead. If you want to be a zombie you have to look as realistic as possible.

Mess up your hair. Try to make your hair look like you just rolled out of a grave.

Backcomb it at the roots. Apply hairspray, then use a small comb to brush hair in the “opposite” direction (toward the roots). Do this in small sections.Apply baby powder. Rub some baby powder into your hair to make it look grey and ashen.If you have long hair, you can either leave it down or pull it into a messy up-do. An extremely crooked ponytail, ratty braids or a falling-apart bun look appropriately disheveled.Try starting with bedhead. If you’re going to dress like a zombie first thing in the morning, try washing your hair right before you go to sleep the night before. Sleeping on wet hair will automatically make it look wild and mussed, and it might even get pushed far to one side like you’ve been lying in a grave. Or just not brush your hair when you wake up. You can also take separate sections of hair and tease them really well to give you the “undead zombie” hairstyle.costume

Fiona Stiles, Celebrity Makeup Artist Tips

Fiona Stiles, Celebrity Makeup Artist TipsIf you don’t follow any makeup artists on Twitter, you’re missing out — they’re a great source for all sorts of tips and product news. One of our hands down favorites is celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles (@fionastiles). Her comments are informative and honest — plus, she tweets with her famous clients about everything from eyeliner to “Game of Thrones.” It’s like eavesdropping on an insider gossip session. Plus she is Halle Berry’s go to girl!

When it comes to lip balm, Stiles is a connoisseur. So it’s no wonder that her favorite is the vaguely pink, rose-scented By Terry Baume de Rose, $60. “Lip balm is my desert-island item — the one thing I would take with me anywhere,” says Stiles. “I love this product.”

Of course Stiles uses a zillion brushes when she’s working on clients, but for the rest of us she recommends the EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set, $12.99. You get just the essentials — powder, concealer, shadow, eyeliner, and a comb-brush duo — and while they’re eco-friendly and affordable, they’re just as good as the best makeup brushes on the market. “This is everything you need on the go,” says Stiles. “Plus, the set comes in its own cute cotton and hemp case so your brushes stay clean — so important!”

If Stiles were to use just one makeup product in the morning, Anastasia Brow Gel, $21, would be it. “I always set my brows,” she says. “This gel never flakes, and it keeps your brows in place all day.”

Stiles relies on a cult-favorite concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $28. “You want a dry concealer that really sticks to whatever you’re covering,” she explains. Plus, having two colors lets you blend them for a perfect match.

Stiles’ new mascara obsession is CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara, $7.99. While it doesn’t claim to be waterproof, the formula really stays put — which is as important on the red carpet as it is in everyday life. “Plus, it gives beautiful, thick lashes with just one coat,” says Stiles. “But two coats is always better!”

Since Stiles lugs around a ton of products when she’s working, she prefers to streamline her personal makeup bag. “I like products that do double duty,” she says. Her favorite multitasker is Stila Convertible Color, $25. She says that there’s a color for everyone — and she uses it as both a blush and a lipstick.

Makeup Review-Shimmering Skin Perfector

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector ($38.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a warm-toned, light-meidum peach-brown with rose, gold, and copper shimmer. Urban Decay Glint is lighter. MAC Soft & Gentle is lighter, more beige. Le Metier de Beaute Whisper is lighter. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold is pinker, Benefit Rockateur is significantly pinker.

This is a new–and limited edition!–shade for the holidays, and it also has a raised pattern/design in the pan. The texture is soft, finely-milled, and very blendable. It gives a noticeable but not over-the-top glow to the skin when dusted lightly over it–the finish doesn’t turn metallic. There’s almost no visible color, on fairer complexions, would expect to see some warmth and color, not just a sheen. Like Moonstone, it’s not a totally foolproof highlighter, because it is incredibly pigmented, so it can be easy to over-apply and get a finish that emphasizes pores. You will have the best luck applying with a fan brush across the high planes of the face. Rose Gold wore well, though, and stayed on the skin for eight and a half hours and only started to show signs of fading afte nine hours of wear.