Entries by Lenore Gibson

Tips for Long-Lasting Hair Curls

For the stylish among us in terms of hair, curling is one of the most popular techniques out there. In Collectiv Academy’s cosmetology program, we’ll show you every little detail and trick to help clients with all hair curling needs. In particular, a common question you’ll hear from clients is how they can go about […]

Foundation Type: Liquid Vs. Powder

For those who wear makeup every day or most days, one of the first big choices to make revolves around foundation. There are many different types of foundation out there, and which is right for a given person will depend on a number of factors. At Collectiv Academy, this is just one of many areas […]

Fighting Off Foot Pain in the Salon

Many areas of cosmetology require more physical demands than you might think. Much of the industry spends plenty of time on their feet, frequently moving around and performing physical tasks that may not be intense, but are still repetitive. At Collectiv Academy, part of our mission is to prepare you for this. Our beauty school […]

Benefits of Deep Conditioning Treatments

Hair care is different for everyone, and as such, you’ll learn a variety of techniques and practices in Collectiv Academy’s Cosmetology / Barbering program. One such practice is a deep conditioning treatment, one of the most common services offered in a given salon. Deep conditioning is designed to support the health, hydration, strength and overall […]

Managing the Salon’s Physical Demands

Many areas of cosmetology are relatively demanding physically, and at Collectiv Academy, our beauty school program includes preparation for this reality. Especially for future hair stylists or anyone working in the salon, you’ll spend plenty of time walking, bending, standing and moving in a variety of ranges of motion. During our programs, you’ll learn tactics […]

Dealing With Client Complaints

The goal of our cosmetology program at Collectiv Academy is to prepare you for the real-life demands of a salon, and a big part of that is client interaction. Your performance at important tasks is vital, of course, but clients can find several options for stylists who can handle their requests – how you separate […]

What to Tell Clients Growing a Beard

Ladies aren’t the only clients in a given salon – guys come in as well, and at Collectiv Academy, our cosmetology school programs will keep you fully prepared for both genders. One big item that’s often unique to men? Beard care. A beard is a growing style element for men these days, and an increasing […]

Caring for Highlighted Hair

Hair coloring is a big part of the salon experience for many people, and at Collectiv Academy, our program will give you all the expertise and knowledge you need to serve customers in this area for your entire career. We’ll take you through everything from the basics to the complex details, making you a hair […]

Tips for Proper Salon Etiquette

If you’re interested in attending a beauty school like Collectiv Academy, it’s because you have a passion for a career in the salon. You want to help people look and feel their best, in an atmosphere where you control your work hours and can spread your social wings. One of the biggest elements of this […]

Dealing With Clients Sensitive to Chemicals

You’ll meet many kinds of people in your career as a cosmetologist, and one group of clients you’ll become familiar with is those who are overly cautious about health concerns in the salon. It’s true that there are a few chemicals and ingredients in common hair and beauty products that aren’t entirely healthy in large […]