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

Austin Deep Tissue Massage: Answers to 5 Commonly Asked Questions

The Austin deep tissue massage offered at Avenue Five Institute applies the pressure you need to relieve serious knots and tension. The soft to medium touch applied during a Swedish massage doesn’t always offer enough pressure, that’s where the power of a deep tissue massage can make all the difference. A deep tissue massage reaches

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

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

Avenue Five Graduate Bekah Parker Shines at Raw Artist Showcase

Congratulations Bekah Parker! The looks you created for the Raw Artist showcase are an inspiration to us all. What is life like after graduating from cosmetology and make-up school at Avenue Five Institute in Austin? Take one look at our former student Bekah Parker and you’ll see life is looking fabulously floral. In fact, we want

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

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship Opportunities: How to Score a Scholarship

Around here, Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship opportunities are a big deal. After all, the awesome non-profit organization plans to award hundreds of dollars on Scholarships that can be applied towards Cosmetology or Esthetics programs at approved schools, such as Avenue Five Institute. All students who have completed less than 50% of their program are encouraged to apply.

8 Social Media Tips for Small Business Owners 

Many of our Austin beauty school students aspire to, or already own their own businesses. Social media is a valuable tool to help you advertise and market yourself. It’s the perfect platform to show off your work and style, while connecting with clients and industry experts. The following social media tips and tricks can help