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Conversations with Kelsea Miller

Sep 02 2022

This article originally appeared on voyagemichigan.com Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelsea Miller. Hi Kelsea, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today….

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What is a Cosmetologist?

Aug 02 2022

What does it involve and what are the career paths? If these are the types of questions you are asking yourself, read the article below to find out if a career in cosmetology at Douglas J Aveda Institute might just be the journey you’re looking for. Cosmetologists by Definition Cosmetologists are trained and licensed to…

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How to Become a Barber

Mar 14 2022

Barbering is an exciting career path that can cater to both your creative side and your entrepreneurial spirit. Unlike cosmetologists who build a comprehensive background in hair, nail and skin care, barbers focus exclusively on hair care and styling, often with a specific mastery in short hairstyles. If you are passionate about helping others feel…

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Our Schools Support Healthcare Workers

Feb 11 2022

Douglas J Aveda Institute in Knoxville held a special event to give nurses, doctors – anyone who has been working in the healthcare industry during the pandemic, a complimentary haircut and other services.  View the original story here

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My Bridal Stylist Career with DJ Grad Kim Nguyen

My Bridal Stylist Career with DJ Grad Kim Nguyen What path did you take? I have been a bridal hairstylist in the wedding industry since high school. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago, I worked in education while being a bridal stylist on the weekends. My love for the beauty…

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From Business to Beauty: Changing Careers After 35

Sep 17 2021

Most total career changes are challenging—but when it involves balancing school, a day job, parenthood, relationships and other commitments, it can seem too overwhelming to even try. We talked to new esthetician Jamaica Williams about her decision to enroll at the Aveda Institute at age 35 to pursue a new career in skin care, while…

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Work The Runway: Seven Tips To Achieve Success Behind The Curtain

Sep 17 2021

Dreaming of call sheets and first looks? We are, too. With New York Fashion Week quickly approaching, we have one thing on our minds: how to get backstage. Whether you are a burgeoning stylist or looking for a career change, there’s one thing that’s for sure—runway styling is for everyone. To find out what goes…

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How [Douglas J Grad] Kierra Lanice Wray went from Sexton High School to the BET Awards

Before she was a regular on the Hollywood awards show circuit, makeup artist Kierra Lanice Wray earned spending money stitching up jeans at Sexton High School. “I was turning people’s bootcut jeans into skinny jeans for, like, $20,” said the Lansing native, now 27. “My parents are like, ‘how are you making $200 every week?’ Little do they know, I’m…

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From Aveda Student to North American Student Hairstylist of the Year

Most hairstylists have to graduate cosmetology school before they become a Very Big Deal in the beauty world—but not Jesse Ervin! While attending the Aveda Institute Toronto in 2016, Jesse made a splash in the industry as one of the winners of the Professional Beauty Association’s North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). The category: Student Hairstylist of the Year….

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Beyond the Chair: Alternative Careers for the Cosmetologist

Sara Pestella, creative director and educator for Level 10 Education and owner of Level 10 Salon. We all know about the benefits of a cosmetology license working behind the chair…but what about alternative paths for the beauty professional? We asked Sara Pestella, creative director and educator for Level 10 Education and owner of  Level 10 Salon, to chat…

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