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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

What Makes a Good Massage Therapist? 5 of the Most Important Qualities

What makes a good massage therapist? This is a question many of our students ask when they begin massage therapy school. There are certain qualities in a massage therapist that can make them stand out against the competition, causing clients to seek them out and stick with them over the years. First and foremost, it’s

Massage Therapy Schools in Austin: 5 Questions That’ll Help You Find the Right Program for You

Enrolling in massage therapy school in Austin is a big (and exciting) endeavor, but it’s also a huge (and important) decision. The program that you choose can impact the course of your education, as well as your future career. Some schools will naturally offer a better fit than others, so you want to take time

A Look at Men’s Hair Trends for 2019

Men’s hair trends for 2019 are looking pretty promising. Fashion is loud and playful right now and the modern male is rather fashionable. Purple streaks may be the norm, but over the top hair isn’t for everyone. The following hairstyles can be worn simple and sleek, but all it takes is a tweak or two

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

How Long Does It Take to Become a Barber in Texas?

It generally takes around 1,500 hours of training to become a barber in Texas. If you put in 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, it would take you a little over 9 months. Not everyone can train full time, perhaps you have kids or another job. That’s why for the average person it

Medical Esthetician School – The First Step to Become a Medical Esthetician

  Medical esthetician school gives you the necessary skills to pursue a career in esthetics. As an esthetician, you’ll work with all different types of people and skin types in a spa or medical environment. There are many different services you may offer, from facials to laser treatments to skin care tips for tricky conditions.

How to Succeed as a Massage Therapist: 6 Inspiring Tips from Licensed Massage Therapists

Want to know how to succeed as a massage therapist? It starts by enrolling in massage therapy school, earning a solid education and gaining hands-on experience, but it doesn’t stop there. We talked to several Avenue Five Institute graduates who now work full time as massage therapists to discuss their careers and how their education

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