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Influences of Beauty

June 16, 2015/0/0/

Influences of Beauty A blog post by Kirstin Holliday, Instructor at Hays Academy of Hair Design-Salina Campus “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As kids we are asked this numerous times throughout our years until we finally grow up and have to decide just what we want to do with our […]


Would You Hire Yourself?

June 9, 2015/0/0/

Let me ask you a question. The answer choices you have available are simply ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you were an employer, would you hire yourself? If you answered no, it is essential that you increase your skill set. From technical skills to customer service skills a successful stylist is always learning new ways to […]

Career in Beauty

One habit that has proven to make you more successful by Danielle Markley, Co-Owner of Hays Academy of Hair Design

June 7, 2015/0/2/

Would you like to know one habit that will make you more successful in life? One habit that the most successful people in the world like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Warren Buffett all have in common….READING! Yes reading! Cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, credits his success to books. Investor Warren Buffett estimates that 80% […]

Values and Culture

Through a Stylists Eyes by Lana Carmona of Hair Loft Salon and Spa

June 2, 2015/0/0/

6AM: Wake up, shower; yes you do have to do your hair and makeup, yes you should always look 100% 8:30AM: Order color, training for 2 hours with my associate to help build her career 11:00AM: Start my clients for the day… 11:45, 12:30, 1:15 and so on, taking a different guest every 45 minutes. […]

Stylists Insights

If money were no object… by Ashley Paulson

May 31, 2015/0/0/

    ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ This is a question parents, grandparents, teachers and friends are eager to ask children starting at a young age. Oftentimes the child answers with what seems to be ‘far fetched.’  An astronaut. The president. A quarterback in the NFL. Their dreams are big […]

Career in Beauty

From the Hays Academy Family, to You!

May 27, 2015/0/3/

As another class graduates and leaves Hays Academy, I can’t help but think of all the students who have come through our doors, and left. Some are eager to leave and get out into the real world, some wishing they could stay forever, most are grateful for the time spent with us over the last […]

Students & Alumni

Memorial Day- One Veteran’s Perspective by Hays Academy of Hair Design team member Tyler Paulson

May 24, 2015/0/0/

I don’t tell of my own experiences in war to non-combat veterans unless they are people in my small circle and ask about them. I often tell of my post-war struggles with addiction, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the physical issues I’ve encountered since my honorable discharge to groups of people as an advocate for […]

Values and Culture

Finding the RIGHT Salon to Begin Your Career

May 12, 2015/0/0/

“If you fail to plan, plan to fail!” We have all heard this phrase before, and many of us have probably experienced it in one way, shape or form. This doesn’t have to be the case with your career in cosmetology! Often times, students find themselves in a position to discover more about the salon(s) […]

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What is your Title? by Len Melvin

May 6, 2015/0/0/

What is your title? Does it define who you are, or is it just the workplace norm. It seems like our title has taken on a whole new worldly importance these days. I have been called a lot of things in my professional career, and yes, some are not appropriate for this blog! Mr. Melvin […]

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What Students Really Need to Hear

May 5, 2015/0/0/

A tremendous blog post from Affective Living that describes what our teachers and staff, as well as other compassionate educators feel towards and about students.

Students & Alumni