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How the Sun Affects Your Skin (and What You Can Do About It)

It’s All Fun in the Sun, Until…   … You spend a tad-bit too long on a comfy, Adirondack chair reading that historical fiction novel you desperately need to finish while sipping a refreshing beverage. You reached the tantalizing end of your novel, but you also gained a painfully irritating sunburn on your face, shoulders,

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

The Skin Microbiome: A Brief Introduction

The “Micro” What? We all have that friend who, seemingly every month, announces their new miracle diet. They use language like: “this new [insert trendy diet here] has absolutely changed my life in only 4 days!”  This friend is constantly sharing (unsolicited) advice about the perfect diet for your body type that is guaranteed to

The Science Behind Hair Color

Is hair color really a science? Turn on E! News, browse a few articles in Vogue, or scroll down your Instagram feed, and you will find an abundance of hair colors.  From platinum blonde to midnight black, from mermaid teal to rainbow ombré, we often use hair color as an accessory. When done right and

Where will the Cosmetology Jobs be in 2016?

As a cosmetologist, it’s your job to help people make the most out of the looks they were given through a variety of different treatments and methods. Some of your clients need help with their makeup, soliciting your services to analyze their skin while suggesting the most appropriate makeup solutions. For other clients you provide

#IamAVisualArtist

#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

Vidal Sassoon: The Man behind the Brand

When you mention the name Vidal Sassoon, it has become almost synonymous with hairstyling. Starting from the famous wedge bob to internationally known hairstyling salons and popular hairstyling products flooding the market, there’s no doubt that the name has become a brand unto itself. But who is the man behind the brand? How did he

How Long Does Cosmetology School Take in Texas

It takes between 1000 hours to complete a typical cosmetology course in an accredited cosmetology school in Texas.  For students attending the Hybrid Cosmetology Program at Avenue Five Institute, it takes approximately 9 months to graduate.  Of course, the actual course duration in terms of days and weeks depends on a number of factors including

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