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The Occupational Outlook for Cosmetologists

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Enrolling in cosmetology school is an important first step for people interested in becoming professional cosmetologists. Here at Long Island Beauty School, we offer courses that allow our students to gain the skills needed to pursue their dream jobs. Take a look at the occupational outlook for cosmetologists before you get started:

What Cosmetologists Do
Cosmetologists can pursue a variety of careers in the beauty industry. After passing the state’s cosmetology exam, you will be able to pursue many different career options that allow you to use your skills on a daily basis. Potential career options include becoming a hairstylist, esthetician, makeup artist, or spa therapist. Many cosmetologists pursue multiple careers in order to practice different techniques that interest them.

Where Cosmetologists Work
As a licensed cosmetologist, you will have the opportunity to work in many different environments. Salons and spas are two of the most popular working environments for cosmetologists, as these locations offer beauty treatments such as haircutting, styling, and nail care. Cosmetologists can also work in makeup studios and other related industries. If you prefer the business side of the industry, you can use your cosmetology license to become a salon owner.

Who Cosmetologists Work With
If you enjoy working with people, you may enjoy a career as a cosmetologist. These professionals work with a variety of people for an assortment of treatments and services. The career you pursue and the environment you work in will both play large roles in determining the types of clients you interact with on a daily basis.

How to Get Started
The first step to take is enrolling in cosmetology school! This will give you the skills and experience need to earn a license and pursue a career as a professional. Your license will allow you to apply for positions that interest you in a variety of fields.

Start your journey to becoming a cosmetologist by contacting Long Island Beauty School in Hempstead today. Discover the perks of choosing our Hempstead cosmetology school by contacting us at (516) 483-6259.

The Difference Between Lowlights and Highlights

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Teaching clients about available services and treatments is one of the most important aspects of becoming a professional hairstylist. Your clients may not know which treatments will help them achieve the looks they want, but that is where your expertise comes into play!

Highlights are commonly requested by salon clients of all ages, but not as many request lowlights. This is due in large part to the fact that many of these clients simply do not know what lowlights are. While highlights lighten sections of hair at least two shades lighter than its natural shade, lowlights do the opposite by adding a darker shade to sections of hair. Blending lowlights and highlights is a great way to obtain a natural yet multi-faceted look.

Learn more about the differences between highlights and lowlights as well as other popular styling techniques by enrolling here at Long Island Beauty School in Hempstead! Call us at (516) 483-6259 for information to learn about the courses offered at our Long Island cosmetology school.

The Most Anticipated Hair Trends in 2014

Professional hairstylists provide a variety of services to their clients. Along with regular trims and color sessions, hairstylists also help clients learn about new trends and interesting styles. Make sure you are ready to help your clients achieve the newest trends next year by learning about some of 2014’s most anticipated hair trends:

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Windswept Hair

Overdone hair is out and natural-looking hair is in! Windswept hair is expected to be a huge trend in 2014, making it a good idea to start practicing your styling techniques now. You are likely to see clients who want hairstyles that look like they were whipped up by the winds. The windswept look can work well with both down-dos and up-dos, making it a versatile choice that we are sure to see throughout the year.

Sleek Ponytails
The ponytail is a classic look that never goes out of style. But every season, this classic hairstyle gets a new twist! In 2014, you can expect to see plenty of sleek ponytails that offer a simple, clean, and classic look. Help your clients follow this trend by using products and styling tools to give them super-straight hair. Use elastic bands or other hair accessories to place the sleek locks in a low ponytail for a cool and modern look.

Braids as Hair Accessories
Who needs clips and ties when you have braids? Skip the traditional hair accessories and use braids to create beautiful new styles for your clients. Separate the hair into different sections. Choose one or more sections to put into braids and then separate each of those sections into three to create traditional braids. Use these braids to create crown-inspired up-dos, pull braids into bow designs, or find other ways to use braids in place of traditional hair accessories.

Learn how to stay on top of hairstyle trends and techniques by enrolling here at Long Island Beauty School in Hempstead. You can take a look at our website or call us at (516) 483-6259 to discover the courses offered at our Hempstead cosmetology school and find out if we are the right choice for you!

A Look at Nail Trends in 2013

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Getting a manicure isn’t just relaxing; it also enhance a client’s beauty. As a cosmetologist, you can help clients feel beautiful from head to toe by providing the very best in manicure and pedicure service. That includes staying on top of the latest trends. Check out some of this year’s top nail trends to prepare for your upcoming appointments:

Metallic Embellishments
Nail art has become popular among women of all ages. This includes manicures featuring multiple colors as well as nails featuring unique accessories. Make sure you can give your clients what they want by experimenting with metallic embellishments. Use metallic nail polish to create cool designs on manicured nails and look for small metallic pieces that are easy to add on top of painted nails.

Dark Colors
Fall and winter both call for dark accessories. Help your clients keep the tradition up during these two seasons by investing in a variety of dark nail polish. Offer shades ranging from flat black to navy blue to allow clients to find the perfect dark shade to match their favorite fall and winter outfits.

Pale Shades
Not all of your clients will want to show off their dark side during fall and winter; some will prefer lighter colors to pair with their seasonal attire. One of the biggest nail trends for the end of 2013 involves pale colors that invoke feelings of innocence, purity, and beauty. Look for light shades of pink, gray, and other soft hues that will add just a touch of color to clients’ nails.

If any of your clients want to show off their adventurous sides, show them how edgy and fashionable texture can be when added to a manicure. Invest in nail polish featuring small beads and other textured pieces. You can also add embellishments on top of nail polish for an edgy look.

Learn how to provide the best manicures and pedicures as well as other beauty services by enrolling here at Long Island Beauty School in Hempstead. Take a look at our website to discover our courses or call us at (516) 483-6259 or more information about our cosmetology school.

A Look at the Upcoming Make A Difference Awards

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Long Island Beauty School loves being a part of the Hempstead community. That is why we give back and celebrate deserving community members whenever we can. Our instructors and students stay in the know about community events, allowing us to interact with our neighbors and do our part to maintain a strong and friendly town.

One of Hempstead’s most exciting upcoming events is the Annual Make A Difference Awards. The Hempstead Town Board recognizes and honors Hempstead community members who have volunteered and helped others throughout the year. This event will take place in the Nathan LH Bennett Pavilion at Hempstead Town Hall and all community members are invited to attend!

If you would like to learn about the cosmetology courses offered here at Long Island Beauty School in Hempstead, call us today at (516) 483-6259.

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