Tag: hair

September 8, 2017

Getting a License in Kansas

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How to get a Kansas Cosmetology License Kansas Board of Cosmetology requires 1500 hours of completed training and the passing of a written exam and practical exam in order to become licensed. Over the course of 1500 hours, which generally takes a student 10.5-12 months, students are exposed to proper sanitation, Kansas State Laws, haircutting,…

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August 24, 2017

Graduate Showcase- Ember Pfeifer

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Graduate Showcase- Ember Pfeifer  Ember is a graduate of Hays Academy of Hair Design in Hays, Kansas! We are excited to feature her in this blog and look forward to seeing her successes in the salon! 1. Where are you from?  Hays, Kansas 2. What was the defining moment in you choosing to attend cosmetology…

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August 18, 2017

Nail Art? Why YES, Please!

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 Nail Art? Why YES, Please!  What is something everyone loves to look at but most people do not get done? You were probably thinking along the lines of high fashion hair colors or bold makeup, but in my opinion it’s nail art! We look at Pinterest and watch the relaxing, mesmerizing videos on every social…

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August 11, 2017

Student Loan Debt Anxiety

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 Student Loan Debt Anxiety Acquiring student loan debt and preparing yourself for an education is a scary event in anyone’s lives. Going to school to acquire a skill or degree has become more important over time as the demand for qualified professionals rise nationally. There are endless articles online about how to be financially successful…

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August 8, 2017

Cosmetologist Resumes

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Cosmetologist Resumes Resumes are not something that people tend to look forward to creating. There is a lot of stress about what to include, where to include it and how it will be perceived by a salon owner/manager. Regardless of if you are a student in cosmetology or a salon and spa professional, resumes are…

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August 1, 2017

The Power of Competition by Ms. Ashley

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 The Power of Competition by Ms. Ashley Ashley Paulson NATVA 2017 Finalist Hays Academy of Hair Design-Salina Campus Manager When I was in hair school at Hays Academy, I was introduced to the opportunity of competition. I remember being on the clinic floor after doing a peer’s color and Mr. Melvin saying, “Have you thought…

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June 21, 2017

Graduate Showcase- Jess Hail

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1. Where are you from? I was born in North Carolina. I was an army brat, so I moved a lot. I would have to say that Waynesville, Mo is my home.  2. What was the defining moment in you choosing to attend cosmetology school? Always having had passion for the cosmetology field. One day, I just decided…

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June 9, 2017

The truth about going lighter

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The truth about going lighter by Kirstin Bertram It’s no secret that one of the many summer trends is to lighten your hair. We love all shades of hair, but if you are wanting to go lighter for the summer here are some things you may need to think about: Lightening is a process.  When…

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June 8, 2017

Graduate Showcase- Ali Harper

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Where are you from? I was born and raised in Colby, KS. What was the defining moment in you choosing to attend cosmetology school? You know, when I was younger (middle school age) they gave us “career days” each year, where we could go shadow a career we were interested in. I always chose cosmetology….

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Graduate Showcase- McKenzi Maska

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 Graduate Showcase- McKenzi Maska Where are you from? Hays, KS What was the defining moment in you choosing to attend cosmetology school? I would go to the salon with my grandma as a little girl and I can remember admiring all the hair stylists.  I knew from early on this is what I was born…

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