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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

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

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

How to Choose Models for Your Hair Portfolio

When building your portfolio as a hair student, it’s important to carefully consider who you use as a model to make sure that your work is represented well. While many people may volunteer, not everyone who wants a great hairstyle is going to be a good hair model. That said, finding the right model can


#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

Cool Summer Hair for Smooth Summer Tunes

The days of the Gen X-ers are gone. Enter the Millenials; we’re independent thinkers and always set the tone for the newest and coolest trends in all things beauty and fashion. This summer, it’s not enough to have the hottest tickets in town to the summer’s best music festivals, but we gotta’ look the part.

Building Your Career Path: How To Become a Hair Stylist

The hair stylist career path is interesting and fun, but there is some planning involved! Unlike many more conventional career paths, where you get hired, show up to work, do well and advance, the hair stylist career path is much more self-motivated. There’s education, licensing and apprenticeships to work out, and that’s before you even

Are Hair Styling Games Helpful or Not?

With advancements in technology, there are now seemingly millions of different things we can do to explore and improve our creativity, and one of them is playing games, in this case, using hair styling games. Hair styling games allow individuals to spend time thinking about how they want to change their appearance, allure and appeal.