February 8, 2012

Mannequins Now Required For State Board Exam

Licensing Tips

There’s another change coming to the State Board exam that you need to know about! The use of live models has been eliminated for candidates taking the licensing exam. Starting on March 1, students will have to bring a mannequin head with at least 6 inches of hair all the way around the head to the exam.

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January 25, 2012

How To Decide: Work in a Salon vs. Rent a Booth

Career Advice

The Beauty Buzz wants to get your ready for life after graduation. That’s why we’re writing a five-part ‘Get Hired Series’ that’s dedicated to giving valuable career advice to new stylists. In this fourth post, we’ll examine the differences between working in a salon versus being an independent contractor, so you can make an educated decision when it comes to your career path.

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January 18, 2012

How to Impress During Your Salon Interview

Career Advice

The Beauty Buzz’s five-part ‘Get Hired Series’ is dedicated to giving valuable career advice to new stylists. To get hired at a salon, you’ll have to impress the owner during a standard interview. For this third installment, we’ll cover everything you need to do before, during, and after your interview to wow the owner and leave a lasting impression.

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November 23, 2011

State Board Exam Goes National! What This Means For You

Licensing Tips

Starting in October, the practical portion of the cosmetology state board exam was upgraded to the national version of the exam. The change is good news for beauty school students, who previously had to train on outdated services in order to obtain a cosmetology license. The new version is much more modern and relevant to…

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