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The Skin Microbiome: A Brief Introduction

The “Micro” What? We all have that friend who, seemingly every month, announces their new miracle diet. They use language like: “this new [insert trendy diet here] has absolutely changed my life in only 4 days!”  This friend is constantly sharing (unsolicited) advice about the perfect diet for your body type that is guaranteed to

The Science Behind Hair Color

Is hair color really a science? Turn on E! News, browse a few articles in Vogue, or scroll down your Instagram feed, and you will find an abundance of hair colors.  From platinum blonde to midnight black, from mermaid teal to rainbow ombré, we often use hair color as an accessory. When done right and

How Google Chromebooks Make Online Learning More Effective

Concerns over the ongoing pandemic have caused schools and training programs across the country to close their doors and engage in distance education. Programs like cosmetology, esthetics, and massage have been forced to adapt to the online world and educators have continued to arrange remote support for their students. Partners like Google have created a

8 Life-Changing Tips From the 2019 Create and Cultivate Conference in New York

We had the amazing opportunity to attend the Create and Cultivate Conference in New York during spring — yes, NY in spring! Create and Cultivate is an online platform and an offline conference where women inspire one another to turn their lives into their dream careers. We learned SO much and were so inspired by

What is the Difference Between Accredited Beauty Schools and Non-accredited Programs?

Avenue Five Institute is an accredited beauty school in Austin, Texas. But what does that really mean, and what sets us apart from a non-accredited cosmetology program? In order for a school to earn accredited status, the institution must meet national standards of educational performance. These standards are set by an impartial non-government agency, such

How Many Product Lines Do You Work With At Esthetician School?

At Avenue Five Institute, our Esthetician school program is specially designed to offer extensive hands-on experience. As a student, it’s important to obtain relevant experience to excel in your field. Part of that experience comes from working on different people and skin types, while experimenting with various product lines. While other schools rely on one line

What are the Benefits of Obtaining a Dual License in the Beauty & Wellness?

Obtaining a dual license is increasingly popular in the beauty industry. For instance, take a look at top-trending barber Fernie Andong (@fernthebarber), he has a cosmetology and barbering license.  “When I was a cosmetology instructor, a student needed help with a skin fade. It was my job to help get the student out of the

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