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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

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Be a Part of the Skin Cancer Awareness Month at Austin Beauty School If you’ve long been part of the beauty industry or have just gotten out of an Austin, TX beauty school, then you should be aware that there’s more to your profession than just acquiring as many clients as possible. Not only is it

New Beauty Innovations for 2017

Get the Lastest Insights from Austin’s Leading Beauty School Every year, there seems to be a buzzword when it comes to popular beauty products. If you’re still a student of a beauty school in Austin, TX or even if you’re already part of the beauty industry, you might have heard about “anti-pollution”, organic, or green skin

Impress Your Clients with the Styles and Hair Trends of 2017

There was a time when overly-done hair was all the rage. Stick-straight locks also became in fashion at one point, prompting women to fry their hair from chemical straightening processes. For 2017, the trendy look has thankfully gone to something that’s subtler and a lot more natural. If you hate using a straightening iron or

Facial Treatments to Use for Your Skin during the Winter Season

Those who are graduates of a beauty school in Austin, TX would know how important it is to learn about skin care when they’re doing a client’s makeup. Aside from familiarizing yourself with the different types of skin and determining which product ingredients are suitable, it’s also important to give clients advice about how to

Wedding Hair and Makeup Forecast for 2017

Professional makeup artists; fresh graduates of a cosmetology school in Austin, TX and similar learning institutions; and other workers in the beauty industry look at the fashion runways for clues on upcoming trends. If you’re a makeup artist who works with brides and women attending special events, you simply have to catch these shows or