How to Find Hair Models: 6 Resources for Hair Students, Assistants, and Apprentices

How to Find Hair Models: 6 Resources for Hair Students, Assistants, and Apprentices If you are a recent beauty school graduate and are starting off as an assistant or apprentice at a hair salon that offers advanced training, this post is for you. Why? Because as part of your training, you will most likely be required to find hair models for whom you’ll provide free … Continue reading How to Find Hair Models: 6 Resources for Hair Students, Assistants, and Apprentices

A Cosmetology Short Story: The Examination

This is a fun little thing: a writing exercise using a certain set of words. I used cosmetology-related words and wrote a short story using those words. At just under 1,000 words, it’s a bit of flash fiction that only takes a few minutes to read.  So, here you go. Enjoy! 🙂 The Examination The music came on suddenly, awakening me from a deep sleep. I heard … Continue reading A Cosmetology Short Story: The Examination

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #46: Sweat It Out with a Ginger Bath

Ginger is an amazing root that has been used since ancient times for its medicinal — and tasty — qualities. Cooking it, pickling it, and using it in teas and tinctures are just a few ways to take advantage of its many healthy properties. But it’s also a great ingredient in skin and body care, because it is both soothing and stimulating. One time-tested way … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #46: Sweat It Out with a Ginger Bath

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #42: Make a Tennis Ball Massager

If you’ve been following my tips all year, by now you’re well aware of the benefits of massage. You’re probably already giving yourself a daily hand massage and a daily foot massage, but when it comes unkinking other chronically tight areas of your body, you might wonder if you have to become a contortionist first. It’s practically impossible to knead your own shoulders, back, and … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #42: Make a Tennis Ball Massager

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

Springtime is here! Which means summertime is right around the corner…and that means sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet. If your tootsies have been gathering dust ~ and calluses ~ over the winter, you can prepare to bare them easily with a simple vinegar soak. Of course, if you’re a runner or dancer and want to keep your calluses, go ahead and skip this section, or bookmark … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar