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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 the occasional celebrity. simple up-dos by Caitlyn Caitlyn’s up-dos are so impressive, we recently asked her to teach an up-do styling class to her classmates. It’s safe to say everyone had a great time learning from our up-do queen. The workshop inspired Caitlyn to teach again in the future. She said, “I am hopeful to come back to teach after I graduate!”

Caitlyn is best known for her beautiful up-do styles. In fact, she’s styled the hair of celebs like the Bachelor’s Alexis Waters and American Horror Story’s Cathy Marks. Not to mention, she’s been featured in Style Me Pretty, Love Wins USA, and

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Caitlyn has already encountered a great deal of success for a young hair artist, but she’s just getting started! In fact, she’s busy building on her skills and is enrolled in Avenue Five Institute’s Cosmetology School program. “My instructors have helped me to find my passion for color and I’ve become the go-to stylist for balayage, highlights, and color correction,” she shares.  

The future is looking bright for Caitlyn, as she was recently awarded with the Arnold Miller Find-A-Way Scholarship with the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation! She will also be appearing in the July issue of American Salon Magazine! “A huge thank you goes out to my instructors at Avenue Five Institute & Pamela Villegas for their support and encouragement. I am SO incredibly thankful for this amazing opportunity and can’t wait to see what doors this will open for my career! ” – Caitlyn. Click here to watch part of her application!

Are You Ready for It? Tutorials for Simple Up-Dos are in the Making!  

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? Stay tuned… we are about to launch a series of simple up-do tutorials (coming soon to this blog!) in collaboration with Caitlyn—and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

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Grow, Learn, & Share at Avenue Five Institute

“Love my school fam,” Caitlyn captioned a recent photo on Instagram. We love you too, Caitlyn!

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Avenue Five Institute operates like one big family, and like any solid family unit we are always there for each other. Helping one another grow, learn, and share our talents with the world.

Join Our Family & Reach Your Goals  

You too can become a qualified cosmetology professional. No matter if you are passionate about simple up-dos, nails, makeup–or all three, the sky is the limit. Especially with support from your classmates and teachers.

Our Cosmetology School provides hands-on-training designed by master educators and beauty industry professionals. No matter how busy your schedule is, we offer flexible program hours and are here to help you accomplish your goals any way we can.

Learn more about enrolling in Cosmetology School in Austin, TX