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As an aspiring cosmetologist, how many times have people sang “Beauty School Dropout” to you?

As it turns out, and we’re sure you’ve noticed, cosmetology in the United States is extremely subjective and stereotyped. In some cases, it leads to hilarious movie scenes — Legally Blonde comes to mind — but it also creates harmful ideas that damage the beauty industry.

At South and North Hills Beauty Academy, we’re highly trained professionals and skilled instructors. In the first part of this two-part blog, we’re going to break down some of the most detrimental myths people perpetuate about pursuing a career as a cosmetologist.

We suggest bookmarking this blog, because we’re about to provide you with the perfect counterarguments to politely fend off disapproving relatives at this year’s family reunion.

Uncle Bill — it’s shocking he never learned to chew with his mouth closed — says:

You’re not going to make any money and you’ll have to live with your parents forever!

You should reply:

It’s true that the average salary of a beautician is $30,000 – $45,840 annually. Depending on your skill set, the market, and the avenue of beauty that you pursue, the money to be made can be well above average! Many cosmetologists live lucrative lives in their own apartment.

Aunt Cheryl — looks like she’s decided to quit waxing her lip…good for her — says:

Your only option with beauty school is to be a hairdresser.

You should reply:

Hair styling is definitely an option with a cosmetology degree! However, there are many different avenues and diverse career paths to choose once you’ve obtained your cosmetology degree. Just to name a few, many graduates go on to be salon managers, brand representatives, makeup artists, beauty bloggers/writers/editors, beauty school instructors, and platform artists.

Grandpa — awww, look, he let the kids decorate his walker with cat stickers — says:

There’s no demand for beauticians, you won’t get a job!

You should reply:

Grandpa, did you know that the beauty industry is projected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations? In fact, US News predicts that 58,400 new cosmetologists will be needed by the year 2024 to meet beauty service demands. Plus, our jobs can never be shipped overseas because cosmetology is a personal, face-to-face service by nature.

Cousin Julia — it’s a miracle her eyes haven’t rolled out of head yet — says:

You’re just choosing beauty school because it’s easier than getting a real degree.

You should reply:

First of all, no. Students enrolled in cosmetology school study anatomy, chemistry, business, sanitation, and more. It’s a rigorous, knowledge-packed program that challenges students to memorize terms and techniques. In order to graduate and receive a license, students must be able to stay upbeat, efficient, creative, focused, and amicable while standing on their feet for over eight hours a day, every day.

People may laugh and make jokes, but ultimately, pursuing a career in cosmetology, just like with any other career, is as challenging and lucrative as you personally make it to be. If you’re up for it, there’s money to made, room to grow, and knowledge to be gained! Not to mention the people you’ll meet, the friends you’ll make, and the room for creativity. Start your career as a cosmetologist by enrolling in classes today!

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Caring For Your Face and Your Eyelash Extensions

Listen up! Washing your face with eyelash extensions is a science! As those who know about eyelash extensions already consider, extensions are expensive. Anytime you wash your face, touch your face, take a shower, or rub your eyes, you are causing damage to your gorgeous fake lashes. So what do you do?
In this blog, we are diving into the steps you need to take in order to wash your face thoroughly, while also keeping your eyelash extensions intact.

Washing Your Face: A Journey

The journey to washing your face is a treacherous one. If you are too aggressive in your skin care rituals, you may harm your extensions. As you may gather, replacing or fixing your eyelash extensions can be expensive. More importantly, if you wait a while to fix your lashes, you could walk around with gaps in your lashes. This is not only distracting to you, but to others around you.
Washing your face is one of the most important things you do every day. By cleansing your face of debris, dust, makeup, sweat, and oil, you can let your pores breath.

Wonderous Wipes!

Your makeup wipes are your new best friend. Why? Well, despite what you may think, gently wiping off your makeup is way better for your eyelashes than splashing your face with water. Though you may think that washing your face is as flawless as a skin care commercial, we can assure you it is not. Water can weigh down your extensions and even weaken them. To keep your extensions luscious and intact, it is best to rely on your handy-dandy face wipe!

Luckily, the world of skin care has caught on to the wondrous power of makeup wipes; now there are 15 different kinds to buy in stores. When it comes to you makeup wipes, you know what works best for your skin. Different face wipes will work differently and have different scents and formulas. Ultimately, finding the right face wipe is a science and a trial-by-error kind of situation. Once you find what works best, stick with it! Your makeup wipe is the best way to deep clean your skin and takes off any of your makeup. Makeup wipes are particularly useful for areas around your eyes, such as under your eyes. If you wear eyeshadow during your day, you may want to invest in liquid makeup remover and a set of q-tips. This can help you get those hard-to-reach areas on your eyelid.

These steps will help ensure that the top layer of your makeup is removed. Using wipes and q-tips will also help reduce the likelihood of breaking out.

Cleanse, Washcloth, Repeat!

You are not done! Oh no, no. Your skin care routine is not done yet; you still need to cleanse your skin! You may ask, what in the world is cleanser? Cleanser is a fantastic serum that helps further break down the makeup left on your face. Though wipes can be a huge blessing when it comes to taking off makeup, there can still be bits of makeup left over. With just a pea-sized bit of cleanser, you can work the serum into your face to help alleviate any makeup clogging your pores.

WARNING: Do not allow any cleaner near your eyelids or eyelashes. Because cleaner is highly oil-based, the serum can easily breakdown the components of your eyelash extension adhesive.

Obviously, weakening your eyelash adhesive glue is the worst thing you could do to your extensions. Once the glue is weakened, your eyelash extensions can easily detach. This means that you lose money both from the first extensions and from the new extensions you will need to fix them.

Don’t worry, cleanser isn’t the only thing you need to do; you will also need to use a washcloth. In the days before your extensions, you probably got your face wet at once and scrubbed the creases and surface of your face with soap. Well, those days are over. In order to fully take off the residue from your cleanser you will need to take a washcloth and lightly dab your face.

It is best to dunk your washcloth in water and wring it out. Any bit of water left on your eyelashes can weigh them down and make you feel uncomfortable. Lightly dab your face in order to remove the foam or residue from your cleanser. It isn’t likely you will get all of it the first time you clean your face.
And, once you are finished — do it all over again! That’s right, you should be cleansing and wiping your face twice. Makeup can be terrible for your skin, especially because it can clog your pores, cause acne, and dry out your skin. The more effort you put into cleaning your skin, the healthier your skin will be. And, since you cannot clean your skin the traditional way because of your extensions, you need to be more vigilant about cleaning off your face.

Moisturize

Have you ever wondered how Jennifer Lopez still has the radiant glow she used to from her “Jenny From the Block” days? That girl knows how to moisturize! If you don’t want to look like a mummy by the time you are 40, you better find a quality moisturizer and use it! Once you have wiped, cleansed, and used your washcloth, you should put on toner and eventually, your moisturizer serum. During the night and day, your skin can dry out. When you deprive your skin of nutrients and moisture, it is far more likely to develop uneven spots and yes, wrinkles. To prevent wrinkles and unsightly creases in your face, moisturize your face with hydrating serums.

South Hills Beauty Academy: Eyelash Extensions

South Hills Beauty Academy is dedicated to educating estheticians to learn new trades and expand their skills set. Eyelash extensions are all the rage right now, which means students need to learn these methods to provide this service to their clients. South Hills Beauty Academy is excited to announce our new beauty courses to teach how to properly apply eyelash extensions. If you are interested in learning a new beauty process, contact us today to enroll in our class.

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Why Eyelash Extensions are a Good Idea For Your Client

It is natural to want beautiful, thick eyelashes, however, most of the time this won’t happen unless you use a massive amounts of mascara. Mascara can be an inconvenience because it can clump, smear, and is a chore to try to take off at night before you go to sleep. With this in mind, millions of women wear mascara because it is the only way (they believe) to achieve dark, thick, and long eyelashes. Eyelash extensions are the way to achieve semi-permanent eyelashes that look like natural lashes. And, depending on the dramatic effect you would like from your eyelash extensions, the size and thickness can vary.

In this blog, we will be discussing the many benefits of eyelash extensions and why they can be a huge benefit to you or your customers. At South Hills Beauty Academy, we are obsessed with the new and trending in beauty and cosmetics! Eyelash extensions are very much the rage and it is our duty to prepare our students for customer demands. If you would like to learn how to apply eyelash extensions to your clients, sign up for an official eyelash extension course with us! Click here if you are interested!

As an eyelash extension specialist, it is important that you know the benefits for your clients. Below are the benefits for eyelash extensions for your clients.

1. Volume, Volume, Volume

Eyelash extensions take your eyelash volume and crank up the heat. Instead of having decently thick and long lashes with mascara, your eyelash extension would amplify your eyelash volume. Instead of coating your natural eyelashes with stick goop, such as mascara, eyelash extensions are a network of fibers woven into you natural eyelashes. For those who apply “falsies” with eyelash glue, you will be pleasantly surprised that you will not have to deal with that anymore. With eyelash extensions, there is no glue necessary! In fact, all you have to go is pick out the types of extension you would want and you are good to go for a few weeks.

Lifts Lashes For Depth

Your natural lashes bend downward. This is a biological mechanism to ensure that your eyes are well protected from debris and other items in the air. Because your eyelashes are supposed to be fulfilling a biological purpose, sometimes it can be difficult to shape them to behave differently. For instance, eyelash curlers are a common tool used to bend your eyelashes upward in order to add depth and dimension to your face. Curling your eyelash can also make them appear to be longer and fuller. Though curlers can be useful tools, eyelash extensions offer semi-permanent curl to your lashes. This means you won’t have to worry about curling your lashes while they are on.

Saves Money

Eyelash extensions save money in the long run. Though the initial costs of eyelash extensions can be notable, the over time investment can be worth it. With extensions, you won’t have to worry about wearing makeup, especially if you are a mascara-only applier! This means that your makeup routine is strictly narrowed down to applying mascara and curling your eyelashes. With long, full, and dark extensions, you have no need of mascara or any makeup in general. This can save you money, as you won’t be spending countless dollars on mascara or other beauty products.

Water Resistant

Eyelash extensions are water resistant. Of course, this is a huge benefit if you shower regularly (which we hope you do). With traditional mascara, if you take a shower, you will look into a fogged mirror and find smears of black makeup all over your eyes and face. Though this look can be easily cleared away, mascara can smear throughout the day, depending on what you are doing. For instance, if you live in a rainy area, your mascara could easily smear, even if it is water resistant. If you are swimming in a pool, your mascara could also smear and make you look similar to a raccoon. Lastly, if you cry at all, your mascara could easily run down your face and look terrible. Lash extensions don’t smear because they don’t contain any thickening substances like mascara. Aside from not smearing, extensions make it so you don’t have to put on makeup. That means your makeup removal process can be erased for good!

Avoid Poor-Fitting False Lashes

For those who wear false eyelashes, you will know that glue and poor-fitting lashes can be atrocious. For one, the glue can be annoying and ruin your eyeshadow, but over time the lashes can detach from your lid and hang off your face. Yuck! Not only are poor-fitting false eyelashes terrible looking, but they can be very annoying.

Eyelash Extension Courses at South Hills Beauty Academy!

With eyelash extensions, you could give your clients six-to-eight weeks of gorgeously luscious lashes! Contact us today if you are interested in learning the process for applying and maintaining eyelash extensions. With the knowledge that you can learn from our beauty school, you will be able to offer eyelash extension services to your clients. Call today!

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Appropriate Hairstyles For Every Occasion

Your hair is one of your greatest accessories. Don’t believe us? Think about all the incredible things you can do with your hair; you can cut, color, and style it any way you want! Your hair can help or hurt any outfit or occasion you attend. At South Hills Beauty Academy be believe in the former, your hair should definitely help your aesthetics and not hurt it. At our beauty academy, we teach student show to cut, color, and style hair to assist your clients to gain the look they want.
In this blog, we will be going over some of the special occasions you may attend, and what hairstyles should accompany them! We hope, by reading this blog, you will have a better understanding of how to properly style your hair for your special occasions. And, if you would like to learn how to professionally style hair, contact South Hills Beauty Academy today!

Below are a few of the formal events that hair can be a big deal!

Weddings

Your wedding day is all about you. Which means, you probably should look your best, right? Having ugly, mismanaged, frizzy hair is the best way to throw off your whole outfit. At South Hills, we teach our students to style hair for formal occasions, such as your wedding day.
On your wedding day, all eyes will be on you, which is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, in that all the attention is on you for a day. The curse? Well, you have to look your absolute best and have your friends and family watch you with hawk-eye vision. With that being said, you want your wedding hairstyle to be classy, dreamy, and gorgeous. Typically, it is a good idea to have your hair styled by a professional. For one, professionals will have more experience styling hair and can handle the pressure of the occasion. I mean, it is your wedding day, so you want your hair to look perfect, right?
If you choose to have your hair professionally styled for your wedding day, it is a good idea to opt for a classy hairstyle that shows off your face. When you get married, you will most likely have your makeup done, so why not show off your beautiful face with gorgeous hair?
When it comes to what specific style you should have for your wedding day, choose something that will show off your face. For instance, if you have long hair, you should have your hair placed in a stylish braid or an elegant bun. With your hair out of your hair, everyone will be able to see the stunning bride!

Graduation

Your graduation day is a spectacular time because it means the ending of your childhood and the beginning of your adulthood. Typically, your family will attend your graduation and see you walk across the stage. With this being said, you want to make sure you have a hairstyle that will look cute in pictures, but also show off your gorgeous face.
If choosing your hairstyle for graduation, you can never go wrong with loose curls. Soft, wavy curls can show off your grace and natural beauty without hiding your face. If you decide to choose curls for your graduation hairstyles, you will want to curl away from your face. This look will not only give you a dreamy Farrah Fawcett-look, but also show off your face.

Interviews

For interviews, you always want to choose a hairstyle that features your face. Bun and low ponytails are ideal if you want to look professional for a formal job. Though maybe a low-ponytail isn’t the most attractive hairstyle, there are ways to dress it up and make it look adorable. For example, you can curl your hair first and then use other pieces of your hair to style it up. Using your hair to wrap around your hair tie is a great way to look clean, professional, and stylish. Remember, for interviews, they don’t care what your hair looks like, your interviewer is more concerned with your skills, personality, and how you handle pressure — not your hair. But, still, it is important that you choose a hairstyle that shows off your face and makes you look confident and successful.

Prom Night

Prom night used to mean the dreaded up-do. Though this hairstyle can be executed beautifully, too often, it isn’t. More times than not, a prom up-do can look like a deflated hat on your head. If you want an incredible hairstyle, talk to a professional. A hair stylist will know what type of style will look better with your specific hair type. For instance, if you have a short, thin hair, fluffy and loose curls, are a great way to add volume to your hair. But, if you have long, thick hair, an intricate bun is better suited.
It is best not to attempt your prom hair alone, mainly because you will most likely get frustrated and just opt for basic curls — and not very good ones at that! A professional will be able to style your hair in a gorgeous way that will turn heads in a positive way. On a special night, such as prom night, you don’t want to look like everyone else. You want to look unique, beautiful, and most like yourself. A professional hair stylist will be able to make you look radiant and adapt your personality to the hairstyle that you choose!

Award Ceremony

Though prom night and your wedding day are two very important moments in your life, award ceremonies are too! During your life, your achievements are what make you special. Your ability to contribute to society and to your community is what gives your life purpose. On a special day or night, when you are being recognized for your work, you should look your best. Hiring a professional hair stylist can ensure that you have a hairstyle that looks elegant and professional. While all eyes are on you, it is natural that you would want to look your best and give them something to look at. Professional hair can accessorize your face and outfit to help you look your best on such a special day.

South Hills Beauty Academy in Pittsburgh

At South Hills Beauty Academy, we run a hair stylist school in Pittsburgh, PA. Our hair courses are designed to give stylists a place to practice and learn about hair and styles to show their one-day customers. Here, we encourage hair stylists to create new styles, as well as perfect traditional looks as well. If you are interested in learning more about hair and how to style hair, contact us today to enroll in our hair academy.

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Raise Your Brows to Microblading!

That’s right, it is time to raise a brow to microblading! This unique technique has become all the range and is becoming increasingly popular. But why? In this blog, we will be discussing everything you would want to know about microblading and how you can learn this exciting process.

Microblading Courses Coming Soon!

South Hills Beauty Academy is very excited to usher in a new course to our curriculum — microblading! But what is it? What are the benefits?
As a cosmetologist, you may know that processes are constantly changing and you have to stay on your toes to learn the latest and greatest in beauty aesthetics. After all, you want to stay relevant in your process based on what your clients want. Fads come and go very quickly, but as a cosmetologist, you have to be one step ahead. Microblading is a new semi-permanent procedure that has the ability to transform the eyebrow industry. But what is microblading?

Microblading: Defined

Microblading is a type of eyebrow architecture, in which a professional lightly scratches the surface of your eyebrows and inputs pigment. Think of it similarly to a tattoo, but semi-permanent and not directly applying ink underneath your skin.

Microblading uses a sort of pen with a nib at its end. At the tip of the blade are 10-12 needles, all using a bit of medical-grade pigment. When applying the pen to the skin, you want to do so very lightly in featherweight strokes. You want to do this for two reasons. For one, you want to apply the pen lightly so you aren’t jabbing your client with a needle-tipped pen. The second is that the pigment needs to be applied lightly or the finished eyebrows will look too artificial. When microblading, the goal is to create the appearance of naturally thick and well-shaped eyebrows.

But I Hate Needles!

Microblading isn’t like a tattoo. True, you are applying pigment to your skin, but the process is a lot lighter, less painful, and does not require nearly as much time. Tattoos are also very invasive and require tattoo artists to apply ink directly to the skin. In microblading, the pigment is only applied to the epidermis layer of the skin.

What is Semi-Permanence?

Semi-permanence is an important factor to remember, especially when it comes to microblading. Microblading pigment lasts for approximately 18 months before it needs to be touched up. With this in mind, it is important that all of your clients know that microblading will not last forever. This will mean that they will have to come in again and re-apply pigment to their eyebrow to keep you their gorgeous eyebrow shape.

Benefits?

So, what are the benefits of microblading?
Well, if you are like most of the eyebrow enthusiast population, you may know all of the products necessary to keep up incredible eyebrow shape; eyebrows are the most finicky and eye-catching portion of your face, which make them important to shape to perfection. Many will know that eyebrows require specialized products to shape them, such eyebrow gel, pomade, pencils, and even eyebrow shadow. Now, of course, you don’t have to use all of these products, but if you want to help define and shape your brows, one or more may need to be implemented.
As you may gather, eyebrows can be a headache and a burden on your wallet. To save yourself time, stress, and money, microblading can be a worthwhile investment for your eyebrows.

South Hills Beauty Academy Courses

If you are interested in learning how to microblade, classes are coming soon. Stay tuned as we will post our class schedule very soon. If you are curious about cosmology and would like to learn from professional classes, enroll at our beauty academy today!

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Learning What You Need To Know At Esthetician School

Being an esthetician can be a rewarding career. For one, you get to learn important skills in a stable career. Second, you get the opportunity to give customers a service that they will love. As an esthetician, you can make your customers look and feel their best.
In this blog, we will discuss how the South Hills Beauty Academy can offer you an esthetician school that has everything you need; programs, mentors, equipment, and an official certificate once your courses are completed.

Esthetician School in Pittsburgh, PA

Esthetician schools can be a huge benefit to cosmetic professionals for three main reasons:

Reason One: Learning Essential Basic Skills
The first reason that students should attend our esthetic program is that it can teach them valuable processes that they will use for their entire career. All careers center on learning basic lessons the right way, in order to ensure that tasks are done correctly for your entire working life. If you would like to be a cosmetologist or esthetician, you have to learn basic tasks in order to earn your certificate. Without a professional knowledge base, you won’t be able to get a job or gain clients. After all, no one wants to trust someone who hasn’t been professionally trained.

Reason Two: Gaining Experience
When training to be an esthetician, you want to gain as much experience as you can. Many people won’t take a chance on a stand-alone beauty specialist. However, when you are studying at the South Hills Beauty Academy you are able to work with professionals with a large beauty academy to support you. By attending beauty courses at our esthetics school, you will be able to gain experience working with professionals in the field, mentors, peers, and even your own customers.

Reason Three: Networking and Relationship-building
Esthetic careers are wonderful but it is all about who you know. If you are able to use your time at our beauty academy wisely, you will be able to connect with plenty of professionals in your field. Not only will you be able to connect with real-world professionals, but you will be able to learn from them. By attending our esthetic academy, you can give yourself better opportunities to land a job you will really enjoy.

What Our Esthetic Academy Gives You

Our esthetic school can offer students better opportunities to follow their passions and gain experience. At our beauty academy you will be able to attend a program with one objective: teach every student what they need to know to be a successful esthetician.
With this in mind, here is a list of some of the benefits of attending our esthetic courses.

    • Learning Materials

At our school, you will be able to study from Milady’s Standard Esthetics textbook. Inside, you will learn how to complete esthetic tasks and procedures. And, if learning from a book isn’t your forte, we also offer interactive classes for you to learn.

    • Beauty Equipment

While a student at our Pittsburgh beauty academy, you will receive two uniforms sets, supplies, tools, a skincare kit, and a makeup kit. With these materials, you will be equipped to complete all of the important tasks and lessons in our program.

    • Certification

Once you have completed all 325 hours of our esthetic program, you will be able to earn your level one certification.

    • Networking

Our esthetic program allows you to learn from the best in your field and connect with people that could give you an edge in the job market.

South Hills Beauty Academy

If you are interested to learn about our beauty academy and our esthetician program, contact us today to get started! We can help you get on a career path you can enjoy!

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Esthetician Schools Offer Salon Services

You may or may not know this, but beauty academies sometimes run their own student salons. At these salons, students who are training to become professional estheticians and stylists practice their trade and interact with real customers.
In this blog, we are going to discuss the benefits of these types of salons and dispel any myths that may deter you from student-run salons.

Quality Hair for Less

Who doesn’t like reduced prices? Some stylists will charge incredible amounts of money for the smallest of hair procedures. For instance, a simple haircut could cost you upwards of $50. Of course, spending this much money on a few snips is not responsible, which sometimes makes people lead to drastic conclusions. For instance, some will try to cut their hair themselves and destroy the style and cut of their hair. Instead of trying to DIY your haircut to save a few dollars, student salons offer you an opportunity to get professional-grade hairstyles for a reduced price. This is obviously a great deal for customers; you get great hair for much less than other salons.

MYTH 1. Students Aren’t Professionals
Students aren’t professionals, yes, but they are experienced. Students spend hundreds of dollars at our beauty academy to learn from the very best in the industry. They work and learn in our classroom in order to one day work with a customer in our salon. Perhaps they are not professionals, but they have plenty of experience with hair procedures and aesthetics.

Supervised Student Learning

Our salon allows our students to practice and train for the professional world. Many jobs don’t allow students to have this hands-on approach to their work, but ours does! Hair stylists only are as good as their training and experience. At South Hills Beauty Academy and Esthetician School, we provide our students with professional instructors, high-quality courses, and a salon to eventually practice their craft on real customers.

MYTH 2. A Student Will Ruin My Hair
Our students are well trained before we allow them to use our salon. More importantly, they have to be at a certain academic and experience level to work with real clients. Typically, our salon is reserved for students who have studied and learn enough to graduate from our academy.
Our salon gives students space to practice, but not unsupervised. In our salon we have professional hairstylists overseeing the salon and every student. This ensures that every student is instructed throughout the esthetic process to ensure there are no mistakes.

Supporting a Student

The South Hills Beauty Academy helps educate students to become working professionals. Visiting and using our salon not only helps you, but gives our students a chance to work with real clients. It may not seem like it, but hair stylists require a lot more than just aesthetic skill; professionals must also work well with clients and build with own custom-base.

MYTH 3: Students Don’t Need Support
In any trade, you need to practice. No one ever started something a professional. Because of this, students need training and the opportunity to become better professionals. By visiting our salon, you are giving a great opportunity to a student in need. Not only will you be helping them work on real hair, but it will give them an opportunity to practice communicating with real clients.

Creating Lasting Relationships

At student salons, you are not only able to help a student succeed, but you able to meet new people. Salons, in general, are a place where you can peacefully get your hair done and talk to your hairstylist. Being a hairstylist requires that you are kind, friendly, and talented. All of these characteristics can help you create a dependable client-base once you start working in the job market. Our student salon provides students a space to meet customers and build relationships with them.
At the same time, as a customer, student salons give you a chance to meet young professionals. This means you can build lasting friendships with professional hairstylists that you can frequent everytime you need your hair done.

MYTH 4: Students Won’t Go Anywhere With Their Careers
This is completely false! Though our students are at the beginning of their careers, many of the most famous and desired hair stylists started at an esthetician school, just like South Hills Beauty Academy. Discrediting a student when they are at the beginning of their career is assuming that you know what their skill set is. Also, it is implying that you know what direction they will take their career and the professionalism they have learned. Students need time and experience to be great — no matter what career field they choose. Visiting our salon gives them the chance to prove their skills and perfect their craft.

South Hills Beauty Academy of Pittsburgh, PA

At South Hills Beauty Academy of Pittsburgh, we are proud to offer a learning space for starting-out professionals. Our institute offers premier beauty courses, on hair, makeup, nails, and so much more. Here, students can come with any starting skill level and grow to become a professional esthetician. Not only that, but our beauty academy gives students the chance to perfect what they have learned in class and apply it to a real customer. As a client of our salon, you will be able to meet stylists and see how our salon can give your outstanding services for less. Contact us today if you are interested.

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Use Your Talents to Help Others, Attend Our Hair Academy

If your current job is just not cutting it anymore, perhaps it is a good idea to look to new avenues of employment. If you are looking for a career that no day is the same, perhaps being a hairdresser is an ideal employment path.

In this blog, we will discuss how you can take your talents and adapt them into a lifelong career. In this career path, you have the ability to care for you and your family, while also fostering a career that holds your interests in high esteem. If you enjoy styling hair, maybe a career as a hair aesthetician is the right path for you.

Do You Like Doing Your Hair?

Any hobby has the potential of being a career. You can easily make something that you love doing, into a job that you will really enjoy. Aesthetics, such as cosmetics and hair styling, can both be rewarding career paths. Instead of working behind a desk, or working a job that you dread going to every morning, you can open newer, better doors for yourself. At the South Hills Beauty Academy, our instructors can teach you professional skills and train you to become a hairstylist. By learning from our courses, you will be able to understand better ways to prepare certain hairstyles. And, as a hairstylist, you can learn how to get creative and design your own hairstyles. Our hair academy can be a great outlet for your creative side and give you the opportunity to help others in their time of need.

Weddings

Not everyone knows how to style hair — it actually is a difficult skill to develop. Though, in theory, you can teach yourself how to style hair from the internet, very few people have the time or patience to learn how to do their hair. And, most of the time people don’t want to have to struggle with their hair, on top of getting ready for an event. For instance, your customers will generally need you to style their hair for a major event, such as a wedding. Brides have too much to worry about, the last thing they want is to struggle with their hair. As a professional stylist, you will be able to “save the day” and create a look that the bride will love.

Prom

Prom can be a stress-inducing time, and most teenagers don’t want the struggle of styling their hair and makeup. As an aesthetician, you have the ability to help young beauties look their absolute best on one of the most unforgettable nights of their lives.

As a professional stylist, you get to make money doing what you love. Some jobs require an understanding of computer systems and other skills, you get to rely on creative skills that you already have. Hair styling can be a rewarding career choice because you also have many avenues you could go from. For instance, you can style hair for customers, for the runway, and even freelance. With hair styling, you have control over when and where you want to work.

Family or Class Reunions

Family and Class Reunions require you to look your best. Because of this, many people will want the help of a professional hair stylist. With your help, you can create gorgeous hairstyles that will make your customer exceedingly happy.

South Hills Beauty Academy

At South Hills Beauty Academy, we have the ability to change your hobby into a career. Being able to do what you love will help you earn a wage based on something that you actually enjoy. Instead of wasting time in a career that is going nowhere, put your creativity to use and help others look their best. Contact us today to learn more about our program.

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Beauty and Hair Academy in Pittsburgh

The world of beauty is expanding farther than ever before. Today, it seems you can make any passion a full-time job. As creativity is being far more embraced, this offers people more opportunities to get jobs that they enjoy. At South Hills Beauty Academy, we want to fuel your passion. At our hair and beauty academy, you will learn the things you need to become an expert esthetician and support yourself in a career that your enjoy.

Your Creative Outlet

Perhaps you don’t want to work behind a desk for the rest of your life. The good new is that not all dependable employment has to be behind the confines of a desk. Instead, you can attend our academy and gain skills that will keep you competitive in the job market. With our help, you will be able to learn skills such as hair and makeup styling. If you have a passion for everything beauty-related from hair to semi-permanent beauty procedures, South Hills Beauty Academy is perfect for you! Nowhere else will you be able to freely express your creativity and show the world what you can do. At our beauty academy, you will be given access to incredible instructors that will be able to teach you how to use professional products and make them look spectacular on your clients.

You Can Make Others Feel Beautiful

How many careers do you know of that can make others feel like a million bucks? At South Hills Beauty Academy, you are trained to make people look and feel at their very best. With a career option such as this, you will have the ability to make people look their best for important occasions or situations.
With other jobs it can feel like your contributions to society are limited. But, as an esthetician, you will have a list of clients that you will be able to help every day of your career. Better still, you will be able to get to know your clients and ensure that they look their absolute best for whatever is going on in their lives. As an esthetician, you can have the satisfaction of helping others look like perfection.

Following a Passion

When at our hair and makeup academy, you will be given the chance to follow your passion. At our beauty school, we invite people who like to create and enhance their world for the better. At South Hills Beauty Academy, you will be trained to make beautiful creations and advance your skill-set from hair styling and makeup design. Whether you are already skilled in hair and makeup, or haven’t picked up a brush or comb before, our staff can train you to become an expert. With the skills you will learn here, you will be able to go out into the job market and use your talents for an exciting career path.

Increasing Your Job Opportunities

South Hills Beauty Academy can give you the opportunity to change your life. Instead of working somewhere where you feel burnt out, getting a job you appreciate will help you feel better about what you are contributing to the world around you. Don’t settle for a job just because it offers you a wage, receive employment from a place that fuels your passion and offers you a sense of enjoyment. With a job you love, you will feel not only fulfilled, but be able to support yourself doing what you love. Best of all, when you love your job, you are more likely to devote yourself fully to it. This will help you receive other, higher paying jobs and even one day teach others your skill-set.

South Hills Beauty Academy

If you are interested in starting a fresh new life in a career path you are sure to enjoy, our beauty academy could be right for you. Here, you will be able to meet other creative people just like you, preparing themselves for the professional world. At our beauty school, you will be able to improve your skills and learn new and exciting ways to create beautiful hair and makeup styles. With our help and lessons, you can enhance your skills and propel yourself to have the dream job you have always hoped for. Contact us today if you would like to enroll in our school or learn more about our programs.

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Makeup School Can Help You!

In the United States, there are on average 2.5 million weddings annually. With all of these weddings, there are millions of brides that get ready for their big day.

Weddings are complicated ceremonies that take months, sometimes years, to plan. Because weddings are such complicated ceremonies to coordinate, brides and grooms are spread pretty thin. Some brides think that because their wedding celebration has costs so much money already, they need to save money in every aspect that they can. In some instances, brides will attempt doing their own makeup for their wedding.
Brides trying to do their own makeup is a bad idea for many reasons, all of which we will address in this blog. If you are getting married and want your day to go over smoothly, you need to hire professionals to help you. Too often, brides will attempt to do their own makeup and hair and it ends up looking like a complete disaster. Worse, because weddings are one of the most photographed occasions of your life, your horrible makeup will be forever documented for you to be reminded of for the rest of your life. A way to keep this from happening is to hire a professional makeup artist to help you on your special day.

Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Makeup

Some brides can have a “I can do it myself” attitude. In most circumstances, an independent woman is highly appreciated, but when it comes to bridal makeup, it is best to leave it to the professionals. Makeup professionals are more able to handle your makeup on your wedding day because they know what shades and aesthetics look better for a bridal occasion.
Typically, you want to hire a makeup artist that has plenty of experience. You want an artist that has a few makeup jobs behind them so you can be assured of their talent, their ability to meet deadlines, and how happy the client was after their makeup was completed. Gathering this information is important for you to determine which makeup artist you should contract with. Even if you are a talented makeup artist yourself, it is still better to rely on someone else to do your makeup.

Same-Day Wedding Jitters

Same-day wedding jitters is a very real problem and can cause your makeup to not turn out as crisp or clean as you would like it to be. Because you are excited and nervous on your big day, your makeup won’t turn out the way you want it to, which can be extremely frustrating. By hiring a professional, you won’t have to worry about your shaky hands or even the stress of messing up your makeup. By hiring someone else to do your makeup, you remove the stress of the day and are able to focus on more important things — like getting married!

Professionals Have Their Own Equipment

Hiring a professional makeup artist can be advantageous because they will have their own high-quality equipment. If you aren’t into makeup, finding all the brushes, blushes, and shadows for your special day can be a hassle. Instead of stocking up your own makeup inventory, you can rely on the artists’ makeup repertoire. This can make the whole makeup process much easier, as you won’t have to worry about getting you own makeup out and cleaning off any of your makeup brushes. With a professional, they will have a collection of high-quality cosmetic tools that they will be able to use. Paired with their expertise, you will be looking absolutely gorgeous for your wedding day!

Brides Can Get Messy With Their Makeup

Some brides may assume they can do their makeup themselves, but one tiny mistake, and the whole look is ruined. For example, if the bride would like to wear false eyelashes, or falsies, for her wedding, she will have to put them on herself. Any woman who has ever put on falsies will know that this procedure is tedious and anxiety-inducing. If you don’t put your eyelashes on correctly, you could ruin the whole look and have to touch-up your makeup a second, or even a third time. However, if you hire a professional to assist you while putting on your lashes, you will find that the process is significantly improved. Instead of worrying about how much glue to put on the lash, or even the placement of the lash, your makeup artist will be able to place the eyelash perfectly on your lid. Your wedding day is supposed to be special, but it won’t be if you are stressing out about your makeup.

Setting Spray or Powder

Any makeup enthusiast will know that you always want to put on setting spray or powder after you have completed a makeup look. Setting solution is the easiest way to ensure that your makeup stays in place and will not be sweated off. Some brides will bypass major steps of the makeup process, either because they don’t know what steps are appropriate or they feel they don’t need to set their makeup. Without setting spray, your makeup can easily smear off. Weddings are emotional times where at least one tear will be shed, without setting spray as a protectant, your makeup look could easily fade off. Or worse, smear down your face!
Also, because it is your wedding day, you are probably wearing a white dress. Because you are wearing such a light-colored material, any bit of makeup can easy flake off or smear onto your gorgeous ensemble. Setting spray is essential, and all professional makeup artists know this bit of information. Hiring a professional to do your makeup will ensure that you get exactly what you need to keep your face looking beautiful throughout your day.

South Hills Beauty Academy

If you are interested in hiring a professional makeup artist, or become a professional makeup artist yourself, South Hill Beauty Academy has the resources you need. Contact us today to sign up for our makeup school and any of our courses.

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