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    Colorful Nail Trends to Try Out This Summer

    Last updated 6 days ago

    When you attend beauty school, you’ll learn about all of the latest trends in the cosmetology industry. From hairdressing to make-up and nail technology, you’ll get the education and training you need to recreate popular styles and even invent a few of your own. Fingernails may be small, but they are blank canvases for skilled nail technicians. Some cosmetology clients may want to stick with the basics during their manicures, but others may be more bold and daring. Here are just a few of the colorful nail trends to watch out for this summer.

    Three Dimensions
    We live in a three-dimensional world, and manicurists this season have been experimenting with ways to make nails pop. Instead of just a flat coat of nail polish, many people are looking for different ways to decorate their nails. Nail experts can glue on small crystals, studs, and even lace for a unique, multi-dimensional look. These nail applications start simple with one or two colors of polish, and then are taken to the next level with sparkling accessories.

    Back to Black
    Black is one of the most popular colors in fashion and makeup, and for good reason. It looks good on just about anyone, and is versatile enough to be a perennial favorite. This season, black is back in the world of nails. For a bold and daring look, you could opt for an all-black lacquer on your nails. For those who want something slightly more subtle, black accents like a half-moon manicure that uses black near the nail bed can be perfect.

    Metals of Honor
    Metallic accents are very trendy right now for nails. To change up the look a little bit from the standard silver and gold, manicurists are using sheens of graphite and other greys with colorful undertones. The metallic look can be equally at home at the office as it can be out on the town.

    Long Island Beauty School of Hempstead is dedicated to providing all of our students with a quality education for a successful career in the beauty industry. Contact us at (516) 483-6259 to learn about taking our cosmetology program, and you could be setting the newest trends in nails before you know it.  

    The Best Makeup Trends Presented at New York Fashion Week 2014

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Each year, New York Fashion Week gives cosmetologists and fashion-forward people an idea of what trends to expect in the coming seasons. Take a look at this video for a glimpse at the best makeup trends happening right now.

    Red is a traditional color for lipstick, but the new trend is leaning towards orange for lips. If you’re worried about being too bold for work, look for a matte finish that offers a more subdued look. White eye makeup is also expected to be quite popular, and it’s versatile enough to be both elegant and playful depending on how it’s applied. Metallic tones around the eyes and even some glitter are trending at the moment—this look can be bold or subtle depending on your style.

    Learn about the best makeup trends and be at the forefront of the cosmetology industry when you attend Long Island Beauty School. Call us in Hempstead at (516) 483-6259 to learn about what makes our cosmetology school stand out from the rest. You can also visit our website for a complete look at our programs. 

    Avoiding Makeup Meltdowns This Summer

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Summer can be one of the most fun and relaxing seasons of the year, full of sunshine, warmth, and plenty of time at the pool or beach. You change your wardrobe when summer arrives, and it only makes sense to change your approach to makeup, as well. Wearing too much makeup in the summer can make you look tired and run-down, so it’s a good idea to have a strategy for summer makeup. Keep reading to learn how you can avoid makeup meltdowns this summer.

    Go Natural
    It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, whether you’re heading to a backyard barbecue or a day at the shore with friends. Summertime is all about embracing the natural beauty of the season, and the same principle applies for your makeup habits. Use a little bit of coconut oil when you get out of the shower to keep your skin smooth and glowing, and make sure to use sunscreen if you are going outside. You might get a bit of a suntan even when you wear sunscreen, which can help you look great with minimal makeup.

    Conceal and Camouflage
    Blemishes can happen at any time of year, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t put your best face forward in the summer. Use a full-coverage concealer in areas where you have minor imperfections, and blend it in with a sheer foundation on the rest of your face. You’ll still be able to maintain that gorgeous summer glow without caking on heavy makeup.

    Know Your Skin Type
    It’s important to choose makeup that’s appropriate for your skin type in every season, and especially during the warmer months. If you use products that aren’t appropriate for your skin, they can start to appear streaky by the middle of the day. Use a water-based foundation instead of a powder to avoid streaks and a caked look.

    When you’re ready to take the first step towards a rewarding career in cosmetology, call Long Island Beauty School in Hempstead at (516) 483-6259. We offer courses in hairdressing, cosmetology, nail technology, and more so that you have a solid educational foundation to begin your new career. 

    Studying for the Cosmetology Theory Exam

    Last updated 27 days ago

    To be a cosmetologist, you need to excel at working with clients and have a thorough understanding of the theories behind cosmetology. Before you can begin your career as a cosmetologist, you must pass a written test to qualify for your license. The best first step to take when preparing for the cosmetology theory exam is to enroll in a beauty school in the state you plan on practicing in. Make sure you complete all of your assignments, and pay extra attention to areas that prove to be particularly challenging for you. You can start a study group with some of your classmates to share your notes and experiences, and to quiz each other on what you’ve learned. Find sample exams to practice with once you feel almost ready for the real thing, and go over your answers to see where you still could use some improvement.

    Long Island Beauty School provides our students with classroom instruction as well as hands-on experience for a well-rounded foundation in cosmetology. Contact us at (516) 483-6259 to learn about the admissions process and to inquire about whether you might qualify for financial aid. 

    Caring for Color-Treated Hair in the Spring and Summer

    Last updated 1 month ago

    There’s a good chance that you know the sun can damage skin through intense or prolonged exposure—that’s why you tell your clients to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. However, how are your clients supposed to care for their hair in the summer? Color-treated hair is especially susceptible to being damaged by sun and water at the beach or poolside, so it needs special attention to keep it healthy and beautiful. Keep reading to learn how to care for color-treated hair in the spring and summer months.

    Shampooing Options
    While shampooing your hair with a foamy lather every day can feel quite refreshing, it can also strip your hair of the vital oils it needs to retain the color. If you decide not to shampoo every day, you should still rinse your hair with warm water and use a conditioner so that your dry strands get the moisture they need. On the days you do shampoo, try to use as little as possible for the best color retention. You can also try oil-absorbing hair powders and avoid water altogether on some days to promote long-lasting color.

    Protein Treatments
    Many of your hairstyling clients may have never given thought to what their hair is actually made of. Hair is made of a tough protein called keratin, but it can be damaged when it is color-treated. This damage must be addressed so that the sun and water don’t do additional harm to the hair’s structure. Glazing hair after a color treatment will help fight that damage and seal in the color so that it lasts longer and is not as vulnerable to sun and water.

    SPF Hair Conditioner
    You use sunscreen with SPF on your skin, and there are leave-in conditioners designed to protect your hair, as well. Use one of these and wear a floppy sunhat whenever you’re expecting to spend a good amount of time in the sun.

    When your clients are happy with their hair, they’ll be happy with you. Long Island Beauty School is here to provide you with a solid education and hands-on experience so you can have a prosperous career in the cosmetology and hairdressing industry. Call our Hempstead campus at (516) 483-6259 to find out more about our programs. 




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