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The Five Traits Of A Great Hair Stylist

If your younger self routinely chopped not only your dolls’ hair but also your own, your little brother’s, and that kid’s from down the street, you may always have felt destined for a career in cosmetology. But success in this industry is about more than just early-childhood scissor wielding. Do you think you have what it takes? All stylists are different — and that’s part of what makes this industry…

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Seven Reasons Why Aveda Institute Grads Have An Advantage

All cosmetology schools are NOT created equal! Certified beauty schools or cosmetology programs are all required to prepare their students for the state licensing exam — teaching foundational haircuts, color, and chemical processes. But Aveda Institutes offer so much more than prepping…

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Why (And How) To Become A Cosmetology Instructor

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How A Hand Massage Can Bring Positive Change (Why we do Aveda Rituals)

As an Aveda Concept Salon group, Douglas J is committed to Aveda’s vision of connecting beauty with well-being and with the environment. Part of the way we make this connection is through complimentary Aveda Rituals of Renewal as part of every salon service.

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Top Ten Tips to Kill It in a Hair Competition

So you’re lurking on the sidelines, wondering whether it’s worth it to put your pride, time, energy and cash on the line and enter a hair competition. Our answer: Abso-flippin-lutely, it’s worth it! Hair competitions are amazing outlets for you improve your technique, step up your styling game, and flaunt your mad creativity.

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Celebrity Stylist Ryan Cotton

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Much More Than Wearing Pink

During October, when everyone from the NFL to major airlines turn pink, we’re feeling especially proud that Douglas J Aveda Institutes and Salons — and our brand partner, Aveda Corp. — have a long and strong history supporting breast cancer research, prevention, and awareness.

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The High-End Salon Training You Won’t Get Anywhere Else (Why we teach Aveda Rituals of Renewal)

When you’re attending Douglas J (or any other Aveda Institute) you’re learning an insane amount of information. That should come as no surprise. Aveda Institutes prep their students for jobs in super upscale salons and spas (not to mention in fashion shows, photo shoots, theater, film — wherever your ambitions take you).

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Ten Outside-The-Box Jobs You Can Pursue With A Cosmetology License

Congratulations on choosing to enter one of the most marketable fields in today’s economy! There are so many things you can do if you hold a cosmetology license. Working as a stylist in a salon is the most common career path directly out of school — and while that’s a great gig, there are other ways you can trade your cosmetology skills for a paycheck. Here are our top 10 alternative ways to use your cosmetology license, and the types of personalities that excel in them.

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Five(+) Ways A Hairstyle Can Change A Person’s Life

Yes, beauty professionals make it their mission to improve their clients’ appearance, but that doesn’t mean the positive change they can make stops there. Here are five ways that a hairstyle can make an awesome, so-much-more-than-skin-deep difference in a person’s life.

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