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Tips for Making Your Nail Polish Last

Nail polish is the perfect way to finish off your look, but it doesn’t always last as long as you’d like. At beauty school, you can learn how to perform a professional manicure that lasts. In the meantime, pick up a few helpful tips by watching the accompanying video.

This beauty expert recommends trimming or filing the nails first, as shorter nails are less likely to chip. She also demonstrates how to use cuticle oil, base coat, nail polish, and top coat. Don’t forget to seal the tips of your nails with the top coat to prevent chipping.

At Long Island Beauty School, you’ll learn lots of helpful tips during your beauty courses in Long Island. Give us a call today at (516) 483-6259 to discuss enrolling in our cosmetology school.

All services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.

How to Fight Back Against Warm Weather Frizz

Summertime might bring welcome sunshine and days at the beach, but for hair, it also tends to bring a lot of frizz. In hair school, you’ll learn techniques that will help you answer those inevitable questions from clients about how to fight frizz, and you may come up with some tricks of your own as you work on more and more heads of hair. These tips will give you a head start in the war against warm-weather frizz.

Forget the Hair Spray

You’ll find that clients want to shellac their hair with hair spray when it’s warm outside. One thing you’ll learn in beauty school is that hair spray isn’t the fix-all that many people assume it to be. When you spray hair, part of what you are doing is infusing it with a large amount of alcohol. Alcohol makes hair cuticles swell. Swollen hair cuticles cause hair to get frizzy, especially along the hairline.

Use a Heat Protectant

Just because summer arrives doesn’t mean that you won’t want to style hair with a hair dryer and other heated instruments, but when you’re fighting frizz, introducing more heat into hair isn’t always a smart strategy. Before you reach for any styling tools, spritz hair with a heat-protective spray. This spray will help hair hold up under the demands of styling and is particularly important for people with fine hair.

Go for Heavy Moisture

Dry hair is more likely to get frizzy than well-moisturized strands. That is because dry hair tries to replenish itself by sucking moisture out of the air, and hot, humid summer days, that means frizz. Rich conditioners, styling creams, and hair serums will all keep hair nourished, so it will stay smooth and silky even when temperatures soar.

Learn more tricks of the trade you can use on your clients in hair school at Long Island Beauty School. Contact our beauty institute near Long Island today to find out more about starting your career by calling (516) 483-6259.

FAQs About Caring for Naturally Curly Hair

Naturally curly hair is eye-catching and enviably voluminous, but it requires special care to maintain its health and style. If you have a passion for styling curly hair, or if your friends always turn to you for hair care advice, consider taking hairdressing courses at a cosmetology school. Here, you’ll build on your repertoire of styling and hair care expertise.

How often should you shampoo?

Although curly hair is beautiful, it can be frustrating when it develops frizz. Fight the frizz with more conditioner and less shampoo. Use a very mild, sulfate-free shampoo, as sodium lauryl sulfate is a harsh detergent that lifts the cuticles of the hair. This leaves it prone to becoming dried-out and frizzy.

How much conditioner should you use?

Conditioner is a curly haired girl’s best friend. Use a super-hydrating conditioner while in the shower, and rinse with lukewarm or cool water to seal the hair cuticle. While styling, use products that contain built-in, leave-in conditioners. If you have soft curls, look for lighter spray products. Medium to big curls do well with thicker gels, and tight, springy curls will soak up thick creams.

Should you brush curls?

Curly hair doesn’t respond well to aggressive brushing. If you need to untangle your hair, use a wide-tooth comb. Otherwise, treat your hair to some gentle tousling and combing with your fingers.

Will head coverings hurt your curls?

The more curly hair is handled, the more prone it is to frizzing up. If you usually wear coarse winter scarves and wool sweaters during the chilly months, this might be the reason why you’ve noticed frizz. Instead, look for winter hats and hoods lined with satin, and choose a softer, less coarse scarf.

Long Island Beauty School is a friendly, welcoming learning community with a diverse student body and staff. Our beauty academy offers flexible scheduling, so you can work toward your future career while continuing your current employment. You can get in touch at (516) 483-6259 to inquire about upcoming hairdressing courses in Long Island. All services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.

How to Choose the Right Foundation Shade

Foundation is among the most essential of beauty products—and also among the easiest to get wrong. Even when it looks perfect in the morning, foundation has an unfortunate tendency to look blotchy, cracked, or non-existent by the afternoon. Fixing these problems starts with selecting the right shade. Cosmetology school instructors recommend skipping the drugstore and heading for the makeup counter at a department store so you can try the products before you buy them.

Smear a little foundation on your hand wait a few minutes for it to absorb. Then, examine how it blends in with your skin. You can also walk outside to examine it in natural sunlight. If you opt for a color-match reading, you should exfoliate your face first and moisturize very well. Foundation can be affected by accumulations of dead skin cells.

Students at Long Island Beauty School love our makeup classes! Give us a call today at (516) 483-6259, and let our beauty institute on Long Island help you launch your future career as a beautician. All services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.

Techniques for Making Your Hairstyle Last

It’s frustrating when you’ve spent precious time out of your morning routine to create a flawless hairstyle, only to discover that your hair falls flat or frizzes up by the time you reach the office. So how do the beauty experts overcome this conundrum? If you choose to enroll in hairdressing courses at a beauty school, you’ll learn that preserving the perfect hairstyle requires more than just hairspray.

Preserving Your Curls

To keep your curls throughout the day, start with the right barrel size. Skip the largest barrels and instead choose a one-inch or 1.5-inch barrel. If you use a larger barrel, your curls will just fall apart more quickly. Set the temperature at about 300 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set it at 250 degrees if you’re curling extensions. (Don’t forget the heat protectant product first!) Once you’ve curled a section of hair, pin it up to keep it curled while it cools.

Keeping It Straight

Only straighten completely dry hair, and always apply a heat protectant to your hair before using a straightener. After straightening, apply a serum spray to reduce frizzing. Avoid any water-based products, as moisture will make straightened hair lose its style faster. Pack a travel size bottle of dry shampoo in your handbag to help reduce moisture buildup throughout the day, and if it’s cloudy, don’t leave home without your umbrella!

Coping with Frizz

Dry or damaged hair has a slightly uplifted cuticle. This lets moisture get inside, which subsequently causes the hair strand to swell. The end result is frizz, and it’s the bane of beauty college students and clients alike. It can also cut short the lifespan of an otherwise perfect hairstyle. Taming frizzy hair starts with using the right shampoo and conditioner. Avoid anything with sulfates, and look for products high in glycerin. Tuck an unscented dryer sheet into your handbag each morning. Run it over your strands to banish static and frizz without excess product buildup.

As a student at Long Island Beauty School, you’ll gain lots of practice with real clients at our student salon. Our hair academy on Long Island offers all the styling services you’d expect at a commercial salon, along with specialties like styles for special occasions. Call us today at (516) 483-6259 to find out how you can become our next success story! All services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.

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