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  • Choosing the right makeup tones for your skin color


    Beauty training teaches how makeup can enhance your features, such as making your eyes pop or your lips stand out. However, it can be easy to choose the wrong shades of concealer, eye​ shadow, lipstick or blush. With so many options nowadays, it's easy to see why so m(Read More...)



    Written by Shelly Simpson on September 30, 2014
  • Communication is key: 4 tips to better express yourself


    Being able to express your thoughts and feelings is important in both your personal and professional relationships.

    Those who plan to attend massage therapy school will find that communication with clients is key in order to provide them with the best service. A(Read More...)



    Written by Shelly Simpson on September 30, 2014
  • Learn how to improve your dexterity


    For people who work with their hands on a daily basis, dexterity is of the utmost importance. If you're looking to begin nail technician training, it may be time to start paying more attention to your digits. Not only will your hands be on display regularly when you begin working as a nail tech, but you'll be working them out regularly. (Read More...)



    Written by Shelly Simpson on September 30, 2014
  • Weekend warriors: Keep those nails looking clean and polished


    As nail technician training teaches, proper care and maintenance of your finger and toenails is an important part of hygiene, so be sure to make some time during your busy weekend schedule to focus on your hands and feet. Besides, a little pampering may be just what the doctor order(Read More...)



    Written by Shelly Simpson on September 30, 2014
  • Why weekend warriors should consider massage therapy


    Massage therapy is often looked to relax the body, but it can do more than just that. In fact, weekend warriors who pack their Saturdays and Sundays with physical activity can especially benefit from a visit to a massage therapist. So, whether you dedicate your weekends to fitness or are contemplating who you might help with a career in massage (Read More...)



    Written by Shelly Simpson on September 30, 2014
  • Learning the art of time management


    Time is one of our most precious commodities, and if you're considering going to school for a cosmetology career you're going to need to figure out how to effectively manage your time. Between school, family and a social life, it's important to keep your (Read More...)



    Written by Shelly Simpson on September 30, 2014
  • Is hair removal something men should consider?


    Today, hair removal consists of much more than women waxing and plucking away unwanted hairs. Now, we have manscaping, or male grooming, which you'll find is a growing trend if you start esthetics school. From the chest to the back, men are giving hair removal a second thought.

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    Written by Shelly Simpson on September 30, 2014
  • Skin care tips for working outside


    Spending time outside is important, whether you're working, exercising or just relaxing. However, you can't forget to take extra precautions to protect your skin from harmful UV Rays. As you'll learn in an esthetics program, damage to your skin from the sun, wind and(Read More...)



    Written by Shelly Simpson on September 26, 2014
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  • It's important to find the right shade of makeup for your skin tone to create a flawless look. Choosing the right makeup tones for your skin color

    Beauty training teaches how makeup can enhance your features, such as making your eyes pop or your lips stand out. However, it can be easy to choose the wrong shades of concealer, eye​ shadow, lipstick or blush. With so many options nowadays, it's easy to see why so many women have a hard time figuring out the right colors for themselves. So, use these tips to help you pick the right tones to match your skin color:

    How to pick a base
    To avoid buying a concealer that doesn't match your skin tone, keep in mind that skin has three undertones: cool, neutral and warm. Foundation and concealer shades are based off of these undertones, so here's how to tell which one you are:

    • Cool: Cosmopolitan magazine said that if the veins of your inner wrist appear blue or purple and your skin flushes and burns easily in the sun then you have cool undertones. Additionally, you're cool if silver jewelry looks better on your skin than gold and your skin looks more pink. If this sounds like you, then you should choose a foundation with a rosier base.
    • Neutral: You have a neutral undertone if your skin is neither pink nor yellow but falls in between with hints of both, the veins in your wrist are blue-green and both silver and gold jewelry look good on you.You can use either a pink- or yellow-based foundation, but be sure to try it on your skin first to make sure it blends naturally. 
    • Warm: Lastly, people with warm undertones have veins that appear green on their inner wrists, look better in gold jewelry and have skin that looks more yellow than pink. This means you should look for foundation with a yellow or olive base.

    Cosmopolitan also suggested a useful test to make sure you've chosen correctly – dip a cotton swab in the foundation and apply it to the center of your jawline on the side of your face. If the foundation appears invisible, then you've chosen the right one. If you can see lines or a distinction between colors, keep looking. Make sure that you are testing clean, moisturized skin and it's useful if there is good lighting.

    Accenting your face
    If you wear blush, you want to choose the right shade. For fair skin, you can opt for a champagne or light pink color. Ladies with medium skin should go for a rosy pink or peach, and for those with darker skin, a blush in a rose or deep orange shade will complement your complexion.

    It's always fun to play up your eyes with different shades of shadows, but make sure you're choosing something that works with your skin to give the right impression. According to The Beauty Bean, women with lighter skin can choose shadows in pinks, soft greens and browns while those with darker skin look great using richer tones like deep purple or metallic gold.


  • It's always important to have good communications skills in both professional and personal relationships. Communication is key: 4 tips to better express yourself

    Being able to express your thoughts and feelings is important in both your personal and professional relationships.

    Those who plan to attend massage therapy school will find that communication with clients is key in order to provide them with the best service. Additionally, you should be able to speak with co-workers, bosses, friends and family members clearly and articulately so they can understand your point of view if you're voicing concerns, providing an explanation or asking for clarification. You can use these 4 tips to help improve your communications skills:

    1. Be straightforward and precise
    You've heard that honesty is the best policy, and it's true. However, telling someone the truth is not always the easiest path. In any communication, it's always best to be upfront with the other person and be forthright in what you wish to discuss.

    "Be straightforward with people when the complaint is one that directly affects your relationship," Dr. Art Markman, professor of psychology at the University of Texas, told TIME magazine. "Beating around the bush runs the risk that they will not understand the message."

    Dr. Carl Alasko, a California-based psychotherapist and author of "Say This Not That: A Foolproof Guide to Effective Intrapersonal Communication," added that the best way to approach a conversation is to determine beforehand what you want to accomplish. From there, you should get right to the point when speaking. It might even be helpful to make some notes on talking points.

    2. Listen closely
    Part of being a good communicator is the ability to not only speak clearly but to listen as well. You might hear what someone says, but you need to actively listen to both their words and tone of voice in order to properly reply to their statement or question. Business Insider suggests that you don't interrupt someone but instead let them get their whole thought across before responding. This ensures that you will be able to contribute something thoughtful and pertinent to the conversation.

    3. Speak up and ask questions
    During conversation, you may not always understand what a person is trying to communicate. In these instances, it's best to ask constructive questions in order to better comprehend. It's perfectly acceptable to ask for clarification, especially if someone is assigning a task or asking you to do something. It's better to speak up if you don't understand than guess.

    4. Take some time to consider a response
    We live in a world where instant gratification is valued, so it may seem best to immediately respond to something someone has said to you. However, it's sometimes a good idea to take some time to think over what was said and formulate a respectful and thoughtful response.

    Dr. Alasko suggested to TIME magazine that you say, "Let me think about this for a few seconds," and learn to be comfortable in silence in order to avoid blurting out something you didn't mean or can't get across clearly.


  • Knitting is a great way to improve your dexterity, which can help you as a nail tech. Learn how to improve your dexterity

    For people who work with their hands on a daily basis, dexterity is of the utmost importance. If you're looking to begin nail technician training, it may be time to start paying more attention to your digits. Not only will your hands be on display regularly when you begin working as a nail tech, but you'll be working them out regularly. So, don't worry, there's plenty you can do to promote dexterity in your hands.

    Exercises for dexterity
    In order to improve hand-eye coordination, you'll want to train the your brain and fingers to work together. This can be done by repeating activities with a steady hand, and it's important to use both your non-dominant and dominant hand to complete the tasks. Here are a few exercises you can try out - whether you're watching TV or commuting to class:

    • Tennis ball squeeze: This is a simple activity and all you need to complete it is an old tennis ball. Holding the ball, squeeze your hand around it and release. Continue repeating this, holding for several seconds at a time. If you don't have a tennis ball handy, don't worry! Just squeeze your hand into a tight fist instead.
    • Pushups: OK, it's not what you think! No, we're not suggesting that you do pushups on your fingertips – at least not standard ones. Instead, do pushups against the wall by putting your fingertips stretched out against it. Allow your body to move toward the wall and then push yourself out using your fingertips.
    • Drumming: If you're currently working a desk job to save up for beauty school, you may want to avoid this "exercise" to prevent from annoying your co-workers. By drumming your fingers on a flat surface, you can actually improve dexterity. In order to quiet things down a bit, slowly move your fingers up and down as though you're playing a piano. Next, rest the backs of your hands on your desk and lift them up and down - drumming from different angles can provided added bonuses.

    Really, anything you can do that requires precise use of your hands can act as a dexterity exercise. For instance, if you enjoy jewelry making, sewing, drawing or playing the guitar, you're already on the right track.

    Why does it matter?
    By working on your dexterity, you're also improving your fine motor skills. While this is something that is often talked about in reference to children and seniors, it's a vital part of overall health for people of all ages. Maintaining high motor function can help with cognitive development due to their complexity and difficulty. In fact, researchers have also linked fine motor skills to improved social engagement, as it helps to promote the brain's processing. So, not only will you have an easier time completing different techniques in nail school, but better motor skills can improve your well-being for the future and help you to better communicate with clients in your career.



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