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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

Becoming a Barber in Texas: Here’s What You Need to Know

Considering becoming a barber in Texas? We don’t blame you! After all, barber shops are rapidly gaining popularity, especially in hip urban regions like Austin. Plus, barber salaries in Texas outpace the national mean annual salary for barbers. One of the first steps to becoming a barber in Texas is to attend a licensed school

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 &

Meet Teela Spears, Cosmetology Instructor at Avenue Five Institute!

Get To Know Our Rock Star Team Here is another feature in the series we’re calling, Get To Know Our Rock Star Team, where we’ll get a chance to pick our Instructors’ brains. Proudly introducing Teela Spears, a very special cosmetology instructor that has been sharing her love and passion for the industry since 1988. Q: Why do

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