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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

Cosmetology vs Makeup Artist: What’s the Difference?

Do I need a cosmetology license to become a makeup artist? This is one of the most common questions we hear! We are here to break down the Cosmetology vs Makeup Artist debate, highlighting the differences between the two programs to help you find the right path based on your goals. Cosmetology and makeup artistry

Step-by-Step Up-Do Tutorial for Beginners

Meghan Markle’s stunning up-dos are inspiring women all around the globe to ditch the messy bun and get creative with their up-dos. Not sure how to make your up-dos look fab? We got you covered!  Are you ready? Here’s what you will need:  Prep hair with 1/4′ curling iron, curling away from the face. Clip away

Meet the Rising Star Behind These Beautiful Up-Dos

Caitlyn Draper has mastered simple up-dos that look anything but basic, and she’s about to teach all of us how it’s done. Meet a very special Avenue Five Institute Cosmetology School student and up-do extraordinaire, Caitlyn Draper! When Caitlyn isn’t busy learning alongside her peers, she does hair and makeup for weddings, photo shoots, and

5 Benefits of Attending Barber School in Austin

Are you searching for “barber school near me,” all the while wondering—do I really need to attend barber school to become a professional barber?  In Texas, you must obtain and currently hold a Class A Barber license to legally style, cut, and color men’s hair. To accomplish this, you’ll need to: Earn an active Texas

Cosmetology School in Austin Receives 4 Modern Salon Awards in 2017

What makes a cosmetology school in Austin, or anywhere else in the world, a great place to advance your artistic and professional abilities? In order to uncover just that, MODERN SALON Media joined forces with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) to create an annual Excellence in Education campaign. The goal is to create and

5 Personality Traits of Hair Stylists That’ll Make You Say, “Yep, That’s Me!”

What are the most common personality traits of hair stylists?  Future hair stylists at our cosmetology school in Austin see firsthand how hairdressers play a vital role in their clients’ lives—providing everything from great hair styles to personal advice. As a result, hairstylists tend to develop the following personality traits. 1. Great at Listening &

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