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What has Mentorship done for Usher?

February 21, 2017/0/0/

Usher on Mentorship What has Mentorship done for Usher? As a stylist, you work hard to learn new trends, provide excellent services to your clients and strive to become the best at your trade. These ideals are very important in any career, but in cosmetology, they are the lifeblood of your existence and relevance as [...]

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How to Avoid Test Anxiety

October 25, 2016/0/0/

How to Avoid Test Anxiety It is estimated that 1/3 of all students in post-secondary education suffer from anxiety over testing. The fear of failure, not measuring up to your standards, and the thought of being underprepared are a few examples of real-life fears many students experience in schools across the country. At Hays Academy [...]

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Breaking Stereotypes

October 7, 2016/0/0/

Breaking Stereotypes There are assumptions made about every industry that exists that are completely false. For example, all lawyers aren’t alcoholics, all mechanics aren’t dishonest, and all cosmetologists aren’t poor. These outright lies damage reputations and promote false understandings of hard working and dedicated professionals. As the student services person for Hays Academy of Hair [...]

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What it takes to really make it through cosmetology school.

October 23, 2015/0/0/

What it takes to really make it through cosmetology school. Cosmetology school is an exciting and upbeat place where one can gather the needs to build upon a career that knows no ends.  It is a fun time, but it is also a challenging one!  Knowing what it takes to make it assists in your […]

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Customer Service Anyone? by Len Melvin

October 8, 2015/0/0/

Customer Service Anyone? by Len Melvin What does customer service even look like anymore?   I think it’s safe to say that over recent years the level of customer service has dwindled.  Maybe we can attribute it to living in a world full of entitlement.  Maybe the general public is becoming lazy.  Maybe we just […]

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Three Skills to Make it in Cosmetology

October 1, 2015/0/0/

The cosmetology field is wide open with possibilities and career options that will allow for individuals to pursue their dreams and aspirations in ways that evolve on a regular basis. This is an exciting time to be in the industry, but it is also a very highly competitive time period.  Your stylist skills are important, […]

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If you desire a new career, you really should read this!

September 1, 2015/0/0/

If you desire a new career, you really should read this! Are you working in the job of your dreams? If you could do anything else, if money were not an issue, what would you be doing? Sometimes we get caught up in the fact that where we are in our professions, we are comfortable. […]

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Introvert…Extravert…Ambivert—Doing Right by Your Clients

August 28, 2015/0/0/

Introvert…Extravert…Ambivert—Doing Right by Your Clients Introverts are known to be reclusive, and appreciative of their own space. Often times, they are not into making small talk, but will prefer in-depth conversation if any conversation at all. More often than not, these are quiet, shy, or passive people who aren’t overly expressive in their opinions unless […]

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Hays Academy of Hair Design at Wella Trendvision 2015

July 28, 2015/0/0/

Wella Trend Vision by Kirstin Holliday Competition, by definition, is the act or process of trying to get or win something (such as a prize or a higher level of success) that someone else is also trying to get or win. At Hays Academy we encourage students to enter many competitions while they are in […]

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Successful Careers Begin with Job Shadowing

July 19, 2015/0/0/

  Successful Careers Begin with Job Shadowing Hays Academy of Hair Design students seeking jobs in the Central and Western Kansas areas will often times find themselves with a list of their top ten salons in hand and may have been contacted by a few of them. This is a phenomenal situation to be in, […]

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