• Sunscreen year-round: It’s a must

    Who doesn't want to have youthful, glowing healthy looking skin? In order to get that, we need to maintain proper skin care year-round.

    Esthetics training points out the importance of wearing sunscreen in the summer to minimize yo(Read More...)

    Written by Robert Pedraza on August 27, 2014
  • Top 6 fall makeup trends

    Makeup trends, colors and styles change from season to season and year to year, and as a leader in this industry you'll definitely want to be on the cusp of what's in, which you'll learn more about in cosmetology training. It's always(Read More...)

    Written by Robert Pedraza on August 27, 2014
  • Seasons Greetings from Marinello Schools of Beauty

    Marinello wishes all our students and staff the very best during the holiday season. It's a time to be thankful for the good people and opportunities in our life.  And it's also a time to be grateful for the good people and opportunities that will come our way.   An excellent way to prepare for those future opportunities is through educ(Read More...)

    Written by Robert Pedraza on December 20, 2013
  • How Can You Tell If a Cosmetology School Will Be a Good Fit?

    If you have serious dreams of launching a beauty career, then attending a beauty college is a must. However, there are a number of things that you should know before choosing a cosmetology school. First, decide what's important and what a beauty school should offer you. These things will be benefits like accredited programs and a curriculum that ad(Read More...)

    Written by Robert Pedraza on November 25, 2013
  • Are You Looking for a Career That Never Goes Out of Style?

    Are you looking for a career that never goes out of style? Can you see yourself training for a job that can't be outsourced to another country or taken over by a machine? If such a career sounds impossible, it's not! Marinello Schools of Beauty has the career solution you've been looking for. At Marinello, you can train for a beauty career in Cosme(Read More...)

    Written by Robert Pedraza on November 25, 2013
  • Guest Speaker – Marinello Schools of Beauty

    If you're a beauty industry professional, you have a world of valuable information to share with students. At Marinello, we believe in tapping into the experience and knowledge of individuals outside the classroom. Even though our instructors are talented, knowledgeable and ranked among the industry's best, we think it benefits our students to shar(Read More...)

    Written by Robert Pedraza on November 18, 2013
  • Student Success Tools

    The very fact that you're attending, or have decided to attend Marinello Schools of Beauty is a step toward future success.  At Marinello, you can expect a quality education that is respected and valued by the beauty industry. As a result, Marinello's Career Services department is totally committed to helping our students find success in the beaut(Read More...)

    Written by Robert Pedraza on November 18, 2013
  • Raw Talent Scholarship Competition

    If you’re a high school senior, and you have dreams of becoming a beauty professional, Marinello Schools of Beauty offers you a chance to win a scholarship through its Raw Talent Scholarship Competition. Entering and winning are a chance for you to pursue an education that can lead to your dream career.   It's easy to enter:   (Read More...)

    Written by Robert Pedraza on November 12, 2013
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  • Marinello Schools of Beauty Cosmetology Students Selected as Finalists in the 3rd Annual Wella Student Competition

    Marinello Schools of Beauty cosmetology students Alicia Harley and Shirley Mills are two of the 24 finalists chosen to compete in this year’s Wella Student Competition at the 2013 America’s Beauty Show, March 9-11, 2013, in Chicago, IL.
    “The student entries came in by mail, by hand, online and with passion,” noted Fabio Sementilli, Wella’s creative and technical director. “Wella is passionate about our commitment to supporting stylists throughout every stage of their career. This competition shines the spotlight on student stylists who create beauty and defy convention. We are fostering a community of young, driven and talented stylists: the Next Gen,” added Sementilli.
    “Personally, I’m extremely proud of the work these young finalists entered and was honestly impressed by all of the students who entered the competition,” says Sementilli. “The Wella Student Competition continues to empower beauty school students year after year by providing a platform to perfect their craft and advance in the salon industry.”
    Close to 500 entries were received from a total of 37 beauty schools nationwide. Student stylists competed in three categories – Wella Professionals, Clairol Professional and Sebastian Professional – and were asked to create an overall look that included hair color and style, plus, wardrobe and makeup on a live model. “Before” and “after” photos were then submitted to Wella for judging.
    Harley’s entry in the Wella Professional category and Mills’s entry in the Sebastian Professional category were handpicked by Wella’s team of experts as finalists based on their interpretations of the original inspirations provided in the competition criteria. Both students will have the opportunity to show their work on their live models on stage at America’s Beauty Show before a prestigious panel of educators and judges. During their trip, they will also enjoy travel and accommodation sponsored by Marinello and Wella.


    Alicia Harley’s (left) and Shirley Mill’s (right) photo entry earned each of them a spot as a finalist in the Annual P&G Salon Professional Student Stylist Competition at the 2013 America’s Beauty Show, March 11, 2013, in Chicago, IL.


    “I’m very excited,” Harley, a senior cosmetology student form Marinello’s Moreno Valley campus, shares. “I’m certain it will be a very good learning experience for me especially because my ultimate dream is to become a celebrity stylist.”

    Mills, whose dream is to become a renowned high end salon owner, says, “I feel honored. I look forward to getting exposure at the show and networking with others.” She is currently a junior cosmetology student at Marinello’s Torrington campus and decided to join the competition because of her passion for beauty and drive to succeed in the industry.
    In a separate category of the Wella Student Competition, student stylists were given the chance to nominate their mentor or instructor in the Instructor of the Year Award. Andee Holmes from Marinello’s Torrington campus, Casey Ramos from Marinello’s Enfield campus, and Cristina Woods and Shanell Blackshear from Marinello’s Moreno Valley campus have been nominated by their students for this special recognition.
    Harley and Mills attribute much of their success to Marinello’s professional instructors.
    “I get most of my inspiration from my teachers,” expresses Harley. “Mrs. Quinnecia Jackson, Ms. Christina Wordson, and Ms. Shanell Blackshear…I am very grateful for everything I’ve learned from them.”
    Mills’s favorite mentor on the other hand is Ms. Andee Holmes. “She has taught me to stay positive and to never give up.”
    If chosen as winners, Harley and Mills will receive a cash prize, an all-expense paid trip to an awards show in Los Angeles, and one-year supply of Wella products.
    The Wella Student Competition will be judged LIVE, on the Wella exhibit stage, from Noon – 2:00 p.m., by a panel of industry glitterati, including Wella Top Stylist Nick Berardi; Team I.C.A.N’s Kathryn Hornick; 2012 International Trend Vision Award Gold Winner and Wella Top Stylist Phillip Ferreira; 2011 North America Trend Vision Award Gold Winner and Wella Top Stylist Shirley Gordon; Wella Global Academy Dean Stephen Moody and Wella Lead Educator Kelly Pennington.

    For those unable to catch the live competition, it will be webcast live via


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  • Marinello Meriden Celebrates Grand Opening November 27

    As you may know, Brio Academy has recently changed its name
    to Marinello Schools of Beauty. To mark the official name change, we’re pleased
    to announce the Grand Opening Celebration at the Meriden campus (1231 E. Main
    Street) on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come and

    • Music, Refreshments and Prizes: the first 100
      guests will receive a gift bag
    • Campus Tours and Special Giveaways
    • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
    • Live Radio Remotes with Guest Speakers
    • Honorary Haircut for a Special Dignitary

    In addition, the campus will be offering a special weeklong
    promotion: bring a friend and you’ll each receive 50 percent off all services.

    In addition to the official name change, the Meriden campus
    has shifted to an all-encompassing curriculum taught using the Marinello
    Method, a proprietary educational system that combines theory with hands-on
    experience. Students can choose from a comprehensive menu of programs that includes
    Cosmetology, Esthetics (Skin Care), Nail Technology and Makeup Artistry.

    For more information on enrolling at Marinello Schools of
    Beauty, call 800-434-6989.

    Marinello Schools of Beauty has been defining beauty
    education since 1905 and operates more than 60 campuses nationwide. Marinello
    has provided thousands of graduates with Cosmetology education in California,
    Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.

    Programs vary by location. Service menus, prices and hours
    vary by location. All services are performed by students under the supervision
    of an instructor. Financial Aid available to those who qualify. Accredited by
    NACCAS. Career Placement assistance for graduates. For Gainful Employment
    disclosures, visit


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  • Complimentary Shampoo and Blow Dry at Local Marinello Schools of Beauty for Hurricane Sandy Victims

    Hundreds of thousands of people in New England remain without electricity — and many have been evacuated from their homes — as a result of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.


    Marinello Schools of Beauty wants to help the community by offering complimentary shampoo and blow dry services at seven of their New England campuses.  You’ll feel refreshed and invigorated as you relax in our salon and let our talented students shampoo your storm cares away!


    This offer is available immediately, and will remain available until the situation is stabilized and the power is restored. Walk-ins are always welcome!  We’re open Monday 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., and Monday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at these convenient locations:


    • East Hartford:  1000 Main Street, Telephone 860-528-7178
    • Enfield:  624 Enfield Street, Enfield Plaza, Telephone 860-741-0130
    • Hamden:  1245 Dixwell Avenue, Suite 8, Telephone 203-287-1500
    • Meriden:  1231 E. Main Street, Telephone 203-237-6683
    • Torrington:  33 E. Main Street, Telephone 860-482-0189
    • Willimantic:  1320 Main Street, Tyler Square, Telephone 860-423-6339
    • Northampton, MA:  76 Pleasant Street, Telephone 413-585-0301


    Offer is available at participating Marinello locations.


    Service menus, prices and hours vary by location.  All services are performed by students under the supervision of an instructor.  Financial Aid available to those who qualify.  Accredited by NACCAS.  Career Placement assistance for graduates.  For Gainful Employment disclosures, visit


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