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New Professional Career Options

Carlos Valenzuela gets shaped up and chats with a popular stylist, Rick Ramirez, of 977Hair, about the realities of today’s job market for newly licensed salon professionals. Rick returned to hairdressing four years ago after taking time off to live and work in Mexico. He is a consummate professional, fabulous stylist, knows everyone in the…

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iFabulous Salon Success & Beauty Cast Network

iFabulous Salon Success, a beauty industry job readiness training company, has formed an alliance with Beauty Cast Network (BCN) www.beautycastnetwork.com to offer a variety of unprecedented programs targeted at increasing the career success of new salon professionals. At its core, the Beauty Cast Network is a career placement tool to help students and professionals find…

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Job Readiness Training

This week we answer a question from a long-time educator who asks, “How is it we could recommend cosmetology career training when we cannot guarantee a graduate will even make minimum wage?” A dead on, huge question many of us are asking louder with each passing day. As an ex-school owner, I think the fault…

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How to Get the Beauty Buzz

(Video) It was a long trip from the west coast to Orlando. I started my day with a 400am wake up and by the time I got to my hotel by Sea World, it was evening and I was fried. Next day began with a sluggish start, but I have to be on. As soon…

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Say YES to Assisting

(Video) You didn’t go to school for a year and pay a bunch of money to become an assistant. Wasn’t the original idea to be a salon professional? Your answer to this comes from an ancient riddle, “Would you rather be the head of a mouse or the tail of a lion?” Would you prefer…

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Are You the Next Beauty School Dropout?

Dear Carlos: (Video) I am thinking of quitting beauty school, signing up was not a good idea. This is not what I hoped it would be. I imagined this really beautiful career with all things pretty—come to find out, the beauty business dirty business you scrub heads, cut toe nails, you wash funky towels, wipe…

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What Do Salons Really Want From You?

(Video) Why are some beauty school graduates offered a job and others not? In this blog with Carlos Valenzuela from iFabulousSalonSuccesss.com, you find out what salons told us they are really looking for and tips on how to have it.

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Five Habits of Highly Effective Beauty Students

(Video) The premise for a beauty school is akin to a setup for a situational comedy: a group of strangers, mostly young and daring, come together to practice beauty tricks, with potentially permanent results on unsuspecting, budget conscious clients. Memories of beauty school days last forever as group antics soar to great heights–living proof that…

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