Entries by Lenore Gibson

Proper Shear Maintenance Tips

For any barber, shears and scissors are like an artist’s brush. They’re your foundational tools, an element of your business that’s absolutely vital. At Collectiv Academy, one of the first things you’ll be introduced to upon beginning your barber school program is our Professional Pack, featuring scissors, shears and numerous other important salon items. Once […]

Barber Beard Styling Tips

The salon is for men just as much as it’s for women, and for many men, one of the primary reasons they visit is for beard services. At Collectiv Academy, our barber school program includes all the knowledge you need to shave, trim and style the various beards you may see in the field. What […]

The Basics of Cosmetology Licensing

At Collectiv Academy, our cosmetology school is backed not only by our unmatched level of expertise and passion for educating new students, but also by the proper licensing and training. The cosmetology industry requires a strict set of standards be upheld to bring new members into its ranks, and our status here helps count us […]

How to Maximize Your Beauty School Experience

At a cosmetology school like Collectiv Academy, you’ll get all the tools it takes to succeed over a long career in the salon. You’ll learn everything from techniques to safety concerns, and we’ll teach you not only how to be a good stylist, but how to market and present yourself professionally to clients. Entering one […]

Skin Care Tips for Clients

A big part of a career in the salon involves giving advice. Your clients come to you for your skills and techniques, but also for a professional opinion on many different elements of beauty. At Collectiv Academy cosmetology school, we’ll mold you into a stylist who not only provides the right services, but provides the […]

How to Succeed as a Hair Stylist

At Collectiv Academy, our hair school is designed to give you all the knowledge and techniques you need for a successful career in the field. Our program prepares you not only for the technical requirements of the job, but also the marketing and client-related considerations you’ll need to be on top of. Some of these […]

Nail Care Tips to Give Clients

Most people naturally think of hair and makeup when they hear the word “salon,” but as we frequently remind our students at Collectiv Academy, there’s another important area to consider: Nails. Many people come to the salon solely for care and design on their nails, and this is a big part of our cosmetology school […]

The Benefits of a Hands-On Cosmetology School

The goal of our cosmetology program at Collectiv Academy is to help mold you into an innovative and respected member of the cosmetology community, and we wouldn’t be able to accomplish that without hands-on learning approaches. You aren’t just sitting in a classroom, taking notes and waiting for the bell to ring – you’re actively […]

Quick Makeup Techniques on the Go

A big part of the salon world involves clients on the go who need quick services, and as a student in our cosmetology program, you’ll learn how to properly manage these clients within your schedule. One of the most common areas of need here is generally makeup – many clients may just need a quick […]

Is Cosmetology Your True Calling?

You’ve heard friends or family members bragging about how their life’s work was their “true calling,” and we all know that just as often as not, this is a nice story that probably isn’t entirely true. Many of us stumble into our careers for one reason or another, and there’s nothing wrong with this! Many […]