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It’s hard to believe, but summer is coming to a close. As we head into this fall season, we can’t wait to see what new opportunities are waiting. From starting a new school year to trying out all the new fall trends, there’s a lot to be excited about. One thing you may not be looking forward to is switching up your hair care routine. Transitioning into something new is often overwhelming and that’s no exception for your locks. We’re here to help ease your hair’s transition into Utah’s fall weather with some tips on how to keep your hair healthy and glowing even in the cold!
We know that this is likely the last thing you want to think about when the temperature starts to get cooler, but it’s all for the sake of your hair’s health. Taking a hot shower can strip your hair of its natural oils that keep it protected and moisturized. To prevent dry hair, try to keep the water at a warm or lukewarm temperature while you wash your hair. The cooler water is not only good for your hair, but your skin as well. Just make sure you don’t go outside with your hair wet. The cold, dry air could cause breakage and split ends.
If you’ve just washed your hair with cooler water and you’re wondering what else you can do to protect your hair, look no further than moisturizer. We can’t stress enough how important is to keep your hair moisturized in our dry climate!If you’re wondering which moisturizer would work best for your hair type, then getting advice during an appointment at a salon could be a great idea. Everyone’s hair is different and what works for your friends may not be the solution you need. Getting professional help on your specific hair care routine could be your start for a new season of healthy hair!
You should always be drinking enough water throughout the year, but sometimes it can be hard to remember during fall and winter when you don’t feel as hot. Your body still needs the benefits that drinking enough water can give you. Those benefits include helping with your hair by hydrating your scalp and preventing split ends! Drinking water plays a big part in moisturizing your hair and with Utah’s dry weather, it’s definitely going to need it.
You may think that once you’re inside, you don’t have to worry about protecting your hair anymore. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. As the hot summer months end, it’s time to turn on the heater! While that may feel great, the hot air could cause your hair to dry out and irritate your scalp. Your hair deserves a break, which is why investing in a humidifier could be a great solution. This way you can relax with the temperature set to what you want and know that your hair is getting the treatment it needs!
Like our other suggestions, this tip is something that could help your hair no matter the time of year, but is especially useful during cooler months. The cold, dry air can be bad news for your hair by causing your ends to become brittle and break. With the cooler temperatures, we recommend getting trims more often than you would in the summer. This can help your hair grow faster and look healthier!
Do you love learning about hair care? Are you interested in learning more about it and other exciting techniques in the beauty industry? Students in our cosmetology program learn all about the latest beauty trends, proper hair care, and more! Contact us to get more information and how you can start the application process.
Maybe you don’t like thinking about cleaning your brushes because deep down inside, you know it’s been over a month since they got a good scrub. Or are you the type of person who has a weekly brush cleaning ritual marked on the calendar? Whether you’re team clean brushes or team pretend-they’re-clean brushes, these brush cleaning facts could improve the quality of your life.
If you wear liquid foundation, then you know that your foundation brush is the hardest to clean. They’re also the type of brushes most likely to hold onto bacteria that can cause acne or worse. Foundation brushes often have dense bristles, and many types of liquid foundations are oil-based. What type of soap is formulated to fight oil? Dish soap!
Your DIY Brush-Cleaning Solution
Don’t leave your brushes to soak, but swirling in this solution and massaging the suds on your palm can work wonders. Just make sure you’re only using this trick with synthetic-hair brushes: dish soap is unnecessary and too strong for natural-hair brushes.
Do you have a brush so fluffy you’re afraid to get it wet? Babying your soft, natural-hair brushes is a good idea, but they do still need to get cleaned. Try these 3 methods for a perfect gentle cleaning:
If you are planning to clean an entire collection with 15+ brushes all at once, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and put it off. Also, you’re probably over-washing some brushes and going too long without washing others. Set aside a few minutes once a week to turn on your fav YouTube beauty guru and clean those brushes! Your skin will thank you.
Every Week: Brushes used with liquid, oil-based products
Remember our dish soap trick? Those foundation and concealer brushes will need to be washed the most often. If you use a cream blush, bronzer, or highlight, toss those brushes in too. If they’re not dirty enough for dish soap, use a regular shampoo.
Every Other Week: Other face brushes
This includes setting powder, powder foundation, contour and highlight, and any other face brush you don’t use with an oil-based product. It’s important to keep these clean because they absorb excess oil from your foundation and your skin. As the oils build up in the brush you won’t get as smooth of a powder application and your skin may become irritated.
Every Month: Powder eyeshadow brushes
Even if you’re using a mesh sponge and a brush cleaner, your delicate eye brushes still need to be shampooed every so often. If you don’t use a germ-killing brush cleaner between washings, shampoo your eye brushes twice a month. Washing is the most thorough way to clean brushes, and you don’t want to take any risks with dirty brushes around the delicate eye area.
You don’t need to go out and buy a ton of supplies to get your brushes cleaned. Many of these are household items! The others can be found at beauty stores or online.
Bristles – the fluffy part
Ferrule – the metal ring
Handle – usually made of wood or plastic
Each part of the brush has an important role to play, but you might be less familiar with the ferrule: no, that little metal part is not just for decoration. It connects the bristles to the handle. If water, especially hot water, gets inside the ferrule, the glue will loosen and bristles start to shed. That’s why you don’t want to submerge brushes or leave them to soak in water.
To keep water out of your brushes’ ferrules, don’t let them dry upright. Instead, shape the bristles into place and lie them flat on a towel to dry overnight. It’s a good idea to wait until your brushes are completely dry before using them as they are more prone to shedding while wet. And no, speeding up the process with a blow dryer is not a great idea. The heat will damage the brush. The bristles will be more likely to shed, rougher to the touch, and not shaped correctly.
If you only have a small collection of brushes you use every day, organizing them is pretty simple. You can sort them by eye and face into jars on your countertop or vanity. If you’re someone with tons of brushes, don’t try and cram them all into a few jars as this can damage the brushes. Instead, store the brushes you use less frequently in a drawer. They will be protected from dust and out of the way.
If a brush happens to get dusty, you can use an alcohol-based brush cleaner on a paper towel to disinfect and remove dust.
Licensed cosmetologists learn all about proper sanitation in their beauty school courses. If you can’t get enough of beauty and want to learn more, you should think about beauty school! We’d love to get in touch and answer your beauty school questions.
Back-to-school season is just around the corner! Even though we’re going to miss the fun summertime mood, we can’t wait to get back into the new school year. If you’re looking to start an education that you can be passionate about, then this is the perfect time of year! Maybe you’ve always wanted to apply for beauty school, but you weren’t sure how to feel prepared for this big change. Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of ways you can start getting ready for your beauty education. Read more to find out what they are!
The beauty industry is growing! Trends are always changing and especially with the internet, there are beauty careers that wouldn’t have been possible before. It’s an exciting time to explore what’s available in this growing business. With all the career opportunities that could be waiting for you, it’s a good idea to research more about the industry before you apply for beauty school. Finding out which area of beauty you want to specialize in can ensure that you get the most out of your cosmetology program. This also allows you to ask your educators for advice on which skills can help you prepare for your dream beauty career.
Now that you’ve researched the beauty industry in general, it’s time to look up more about your specific beauty school experience. Starting an education you love is an amazing feeling, but it may feel overwhelming to figure out your finances. When preparing for your beauty education, it’s important that you look up the financial aid options that you may be available to you. Pell Grants, Stafford loans, and the GI Bill™ are just some examples of financial aid that could help finance your education.
Life can be busy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your beauty dreams a priority. You deserve the opportunity to pursue what you’re passionate about when it’s most convenient. Maybe you want to focus on your beauty education and apply for a full-time cosmetology program so you can practice what you love sooner. Or you may need to balance your beauty education with jobs or other responsibilities. A part-time schedule could help you finish beauty school while also allowing you time for other important life obligations.
Finding out as much as you can about the beauty industry is a fun part of your preparation, but it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Even with all your preparation, you may still wonder if beauty school is really something that’s possible for you. It’s normal to have these thoughts, which is why telling a friend or family member should be part of your preparation.
They know this is something you’re passionate about and they also know that you’ve worked too hard to doubt your abilities. Helping you with research, encouraging you to keep going, and being with you for important milestones of your journey are just some ways they can make your preparation easier.
There’s only so much you can learn about a beauty school when you’re looking on their website. The next step is to schedule a tour and find out for yourself if the beauty school fits you. Touring a school is a great way to ask specific questions about your unique beauty journey and receive immediate answers. Come with your support system to make learning about your beauty education even more fun. They may even come up with questions you hadn’t considered before. Both your research and support system can be a great resource for this important step of your beauty school preparation.
We suggest that you write down your questions and bring a pen and paper with you. This will help you remember all the information, so you’re ready for the next stage of your beauty education. Here are some questions that could be important to ask on your tour.
Not only is this is a great opportunity to ask questions from your research, but it’s also where you can see if this is a school that fits your unique personality. Seeing how instructors, clients, and students all interact with each other is a big part of your beauty education. Paying attention to the school’s atmosphere could help determine if this is the school for you.
Now that you’ve figured out the specifics of your beauty school education, all that’s left to do is apply! Contact us to find out more about our cosmetology program and how you can get started on the application process. We can’t wait to help you pursue your goals this back-to-school season!