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    Understanding the Reading Labels on Beauty Products

    Last updated 19 hours ago

    Beauty products are hugely important in the cosmetology industry. If you want to start working in a salon, it is essential to understand how to read the labels on these products so you can find the right ones to use for your clients. Keep reading for some help on understanding labels:

    Pay Attention to the Order of the Ingredients
    Ingredients are listed on labels in a certain order. This means that when you look at a label, the first ingredient is used the most in the product. Take the time to learn about different ingredients and what they do so you can read a label and clearly see how well it will work on a client’s hair or skin.

    Figure Out Which Ingredients Actually Work
    During cosmetology school, you will study chemistry as part of your curriculum. This gives you an inside understanding of what ingredients work well together and which ones you should avoid. As you learn about chemistry, you should spend some time studying labels of different beauty products to see which ones include certain ingredients. If you keep studying the labels of beauty products as you complete your schooling, you will be fully prepared to use them when you start working in a salon.

    Show Your Clients How to Read Labels
    Once you become comfortable reading labels of beauty products, you should share the knowledge with your future salon clients. If you can give them advice about which hair products to use to maintain their new styles, they are more likely to return to you for more services in the future.

    Do your cosmetology school training at Hair Design Institute’s Manhattan campus to learn the skills and information that you need to succeed in the beauty industry. With one of the most comprehensive beauty programs in New York City, we make it easy to start working in a career that you love. To learn more about our courses and our student services, visit us online or call (212) 868-7171.

    Visiting Central Park in the Summer

    Last updated 6 days ago

    After a long, dark, and very chilly winter, New Yorkers are openly embracing the warmer temperatures and longer days that spring has brought with it. If you're looking for ways to make the most of the great weather in the city this spring and summer, be sure to check out everything that Central Park has to offer. A sunny summer day offers the perfect setting for a romantic paddleboat ride around the lake or a stroll through the famous Central Park Zoo. Another must-see site in the park, Belvedere Castle, is also a great place to get the most out of the season, as it offers fantastic views of the park's foliage and is a prime spot for bird-watching.

    Graduates of Manhattan’s Hair Design Institute will agree that in addition to the fantastic education we have to offer, one of the biggest perks of enrolling in our cosmetology school is that it offers the opportunity to study in one of the most exciting cities in the world. If you're interested in learning more about enrolling in cosmetology school in NYC, call us today at (212) 868-7171.

    Creating DIOR's 2014 Pink Marquise Look

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Make-up trends come and go, which is why it’s important that your cosmetology training gives you a solid foundation in creating modern as well as classic looks. Take a look at this video to see how a make-up artist creates DIOR’s pink marquise look for 2014.

    The pink marquise look is at once timeless and modern, emphasizing soft pink hues on the cheeks and forehead. In this video, the model’s eyes are highlighted by soft pink, green, and chocolate, and set off with black eyeliner for a bold look. The make-up artist gives the model’s lips a flashier tone of fuchsia to contrast with the pale hues of the rest of the look.

    At Hair Design Institute of Manhattan, you’ll learn how to create a wide array of different looks for your cosmetology clients. With the training and education you receive here, you’ll be setting trends, not just following them. Call us at (212) 868-7171 or visit us online to learn more about becoming a student here. 

    Protecting Your Hair from Summer Damage

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Summer is in full swing across the country, which means it’s time to break out your sunglasses and sandals to soak up the warm weather. You probably know that you need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin, but you may not know that your hair needs special attention during the summer, as well. When you attend cosmetology school, you’ll learn how to teach your clients to care for their hair in all seasons. Keep reading to learn how to protect hair from summer damage.

    Deep Conditioning
    Hairstyles in the summer range from beach-inspired waves to the wet look. As it turns out, the wet look can be good for your hair as well as fashionable. Before you head out to the pool or the park for a picnic, use deep conditioner in your hair and comb it through so it’s evenly applied. Leave it in when you go out, as the warmth from the sun will open the hair so the conditioner is absorbed better.

    Regular Trims
    The heat from the sun can do a lot of damage to your hair, even if it is relatively humid outside. If you have long hair, keep an eye on your ends to look for splitting. Split ends start at the ends of your hair, but can travel up the hair shaft and lead to damaged, broken hairs. It’s generally a good idea to schedule a trim with a cosmetologist every four to six weeks to keep split ends at bay. These trims will also keep your summer hairstyle looking fantastic.

    Styling Tools
    Blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons may be a part of your regular hair routine throughout the year, but it’s best to put them down for the summertime. Humidity in the air will cause your hair to take longer to dry and be styled, which means longer times of exposure to these high-heat tools. Look for hairstyles that don’t require heat styling tools for healthier summer hair.

    You’ll learn all about taking care of your clients’ hair at Hair Design Institute of Manhattan. Call us at (212) 868-7171 to learn about our New York City cosmetology school. Our admissions representatives will walk you through the steps you need to take to apply. 

    Common Makeup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Last updated 27 days ago

    From glamorous and bold to feminine and classic, there are countless styles that you can achieve with a little help from the right makeup. As any NYC cosmetology school graduate can share, however, it's not always easy to execute a desired look. Here is a look at some of the most common makeup mistakes and how to avoid them:

    Foundation that Appears Caked On
    Whether you use powder foundation or a liquid version, it's important that you apply it in a smooth and even manner in order to avoid the much-dreaded “cake-like” appearance. Before applying your foundation, blot away any excess oil, and then use a primer to create a matte finish. Next, simply apply a small amount of foundation to the skin and smooth it out until all areas of the face are covered. Make sure you blend down to your neck to maximize the natural look.

    Poorly Applied Blush
    Another common mistake to avoid is poorly applied blush. Consult with a cosmetology school stylist to first determine which shade of blush is right for you. Once you've found the perfect blush, swirl it directly onto the cheeks using a blush brush. Different blush application styles complement different face shapes, so experiment to find a technique that best enhances your features. Be sure to add just enough blush to brighten your face, and not so much that you appear older.

    Unnaturally Arched Eyebrows
    Achieving beautiful, thick eyebrows can be tricky. In order to make them appear as beautiful and natural as possible, brush them at a 45-degree angle before setting them with a gel and pencil. The pencil shade should correspond to your natural hair color—blondes should opt for brows that are slightly darker than their hair, while brunettes should go a bit lighter than their hair color with their brows.

    If you're interested in enhancing your knowledge of makeup application techniques, come visit Hair Design Institute of Manhattan today. Our hairdressing and cosmetology graduates enjoy exciting careers as makeup artists, hairstylists, and salon owners. To learn more about admissions, call (212) 868-7171.


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