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How Do You Know if Distance Learning is Right for You?

  Distance Makes the Brain Grow Smarter…  Decisions used to be simple, didn’t they? Wide ruled or college ruled paper. Peanut butter and banana or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Rollerblading or biking.  As adults, we have to make seemingly monumental decisions that feel as if they could crush our entire world or elevate our

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


#TeamAve5 is a united family. We support each other and we applaud our successes and accomplishments, and that is why we’re coming together, along with the entire industry, to support the #IamAVisualArtist campaign. This empowering campaign aims to petition the Bank of England to add Vidal Sassoon’s name BACK onto the nominations list of those

Get To Know Our Rock Star Team – Emmanuel Aguilar

It’s no secret that Avenue Five is super proud of our talented team of highly experienced educators. We always say that they’re not here because they have to be but because they want to be. And we’re not kidding. Our Instructors are rock stars (#TeamAve5!) and they’re fully dedicated to our students. They give them

Here's How Much You Can Make as a Cosmetologist

On average, a cosmetologist can expect to make close to $28,000 a year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that, out of almost 350,000 hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists employed in the US, their most recently calculated median annual wage was $27,940. The mean hourly wage was $13.43. Hawaii (with an average mean wage of $39,130),

Comparing Cosmetology School to Traditional Colleges

If you have an interest in the beauty industry, particularly hair, nail and skin care, you may find great satisfaction in attending a cosmetology school to become a cosmetologist. Cosmetology covers such career options as hair stylist, manicurist, esthetician, cosmetics expert, massage therapist, salon manager and more. As cosmetologists work primarily with people, you’ll do

How to Become a Licensed Cosmetologist in Texas

To become a licensed cosmetologist in Texas, one must meet the Texas State Board of Cosmetology requirements. Here are the necessary steps to accomplishing this goal. Training Required to Become a Licensed Cosmetologist in Texas First, you must undergo training in an approved and licensed cosmetology school. Enrollment requirements vary from one institution to the