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What is a Dual License Shop?

A dual license shop specializes in and holds a license in two areas, such as barbering and cosmetology. This grants the salon the ability to offer services that fall under multiple categories, opening up the doors to a greater range of clients. A dual license shop may employ both cosmetologists and barbers, or it may

Cosmetologist vs Esthetician: What is the difference between cosmetology and esthetics?

Cosmetologist vs. esthetician – what’s the difference between these two beauty service providers?  While these two dynamic fields share some of the same qualities and are often interrelated, there are key differences that set them apart. So, what’s the difference between cosmetology and esthetics? Before we get into that, let’s break down what a cosmetologist

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

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

Are Barber Shops Profitable? Barber Salaries Vs. Barber Shop Owner Salaries

Are barber shops profitable? In other words, can you make good money owning a barbershop in Texas? Or, would you be better off working as a barber in someone else’s shop? Today, we are going to dig a little deeper into these questions. To start, how much does the average barber make? Average Barber Salary

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