And the Winners Are... NAHA 2012 Winners Announced
The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), a Professional Beauty Association (PBA) event and the most prestigious photographic hairstyling competition in North America, is pleased to announce the winners of NAHA 2012. read more>
Taking the Next Step
Continuing Your Education — Learning doesn't stop when we leave school but it continues throughout life. As we continue to learn, we continue to build upon our skills, which help position us for success in both our professional and personal lives. A great way for stylists to continue learning is by enrolling in continuing education courses and looking for opportunities for advanced certification. read more>
Letters: Hot Topics Stir Up Reader Responses
To The Editor:
I am, and have been a practicing cosmetologist and salon owner for the past 50 years in Los Angeles. I read your magazine regularly. I want to express my concern regarding the concentration and emphasis of [June 2012] issue on the "booth rental" topic. As an educator, stylist and owner, I consider the emphasis on this topic... read more>
How Teaching Is Rapidly Changing Judy Rambert
Thanks to the power of the internet and its robust ability to search answers to any question, learning for both student and trainer will never be the same. Recently, a Pivot Point Academy educator told about a class exercise in a haircolor class, specifically on the wide variety of shades of red that is so trendy today.
By simply asking students to take out their smart phones ... read more>
Are Educational Offerings Relevant to Today's Needs? Jerry Tyler
The older paradigm was that there was a "beauty school world" and a "real salon world."
This was perpetuated as schools focused their primary education models on passing the state licensing exams because the financial aid they were provided was based solely on passing exam rate quotas set by the funding agencies. read more>
What is the Best Way to Learn? Leanne Molter
With today's new technology, learning opportunities are abundant but can be confusing. How do you know which educational opportunities are better than others?
For a seasoned veteran, you might research fun and inspiring new salon and spa techniques on the internet; however, if you want to become an expert in a particular specialty... read more>
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