Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Become A Cosmetology Instructor At Health And Style Institute

The future of cosmetology relies on passionate, skilled instructors who can pass on their knowledge and skills to the new generation of cosmetologists. Cosmetology instructors have the opportunity to improve the beauty industry at large. With every class they teach, instructors have a platform to impart wisdom, inspire a vision, minimize bad habits and train students to perfect the details that many stylists overlook. Are you ready to start your new adventure as a cosmetology instructor? Health and Style Institute offers a Teacher Training program that can help prepare you to become a cosmetology instructor.

Where Do I Start?

To begin your training at Health and Style Institute, you must have a high school diploma, or a GED and you must possess a cosmetology license. Our training program prepares students to pass the State Board exam to become a licensed teacher and find fulfilling careers passing on their knowledge of all things beauty.

The Teacher Training curriculum requires 800 clock hours for graduation and upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a Teacher Training certificate. The program includes 150 hours of instruction on teaching methods and laws governing cosmetology. The remaining 650 hours include practice teaching under the supervision and guidance of a licensed cosmetology teacher in a real classroom with real students. You will learn through lectures, step-by-step methods, hands-on projects, group activity coordination, objective based learning, demonstrations and clinic/student salon activity management.

Qualities of a Cosmetology Instructor

Cosmetology instructors should possess a thorough understanding of the cosmetology industry, hair, nail and skin services. You should be able to effectively communicate and deliver lessons while practicing patience with students as they learn new skills. Other qualities and skills successful cosmetology instructors include:

  • Creativity
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Credibility and authority as an expert in the beauty trade you’re teaching
  • Ability to lead class lectures and discussions
  • Ability to coach and critique hands-on skills
  • Mentorship
  • Comfortable interacting with many personality types
  • Understanding inventory management and budgeting for required materials

Career Opportunities

As a cosmetology instructor or licensed cosmetologist, you have the distinct opportunity to become a leader in this exciting field. Career opportunities for licensed graduates include (but not limited to):

  • Lead Instructor
  • Specialty Product Educator
  • Teacher
  • Director of Education
  • School Director

Enroll in Health and Style Institute’s Teacher Training Program

Health and Style Institute provides the hands-on training you’ll need to become a good mentor and our coursework prepares you to pass the state licensure exam. Are you ready to take the next step in your cosmetology career? Contact Health and Style Institute at 1-844-94-STYLE for more information on our Teacher Training program.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

5 Reasons To Become A Makeup Artist

The beauty industry is a perfect place to be creative and express yourself through making someone else feel beautiful. Health and Style Institute offers multiple cosmetology programs, including a Makeup Artistry program. Do you think you want to join the beauty industry? Here are five reasons to become a makeup artist.

1. Opportunities are Endless

The great thing about makeup artistry is that you can work anywhere. With a job in makeup artistry, the whole world is open to you. You can work anywhere because makeup artists are needed everywhere. If you want to work in California on movie and production sets, you can. If you want to live in New York and work with brides on their wedding day, you can. The opportunities are endless.

2. You’re in Demand

With the beauty industry always growing, there will always be a demand for makeup artists. If you become a makeup artist, you will never have to worry about not being able to find work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the beauty industry is expected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028 – faster than the national average.

3. There is Always Room for Growth

Makeup artists don’t live routine lifestyles. Each season brings new trends so you constantly have the ability to grow. As soon as boredom kicks in, then you can develop your skills and learn something new.  While it is common to have very simple jobs at the beginning, such as doing someone’s makeup for a dance or special event, you can eventually grow into the higher-paying jobs. If you put all your effort into bettering your skills, you could even get access to doing the makeup of celebrities.

4. You Can Always Be Creative

Makeup artists have the freedom to be as creative as they want. You can choose what you want to specialize in. Weddings and special occasions, photo shoots, TV and movie productions, the options are endless. Each model is a fresh new canvas that allows you to express yourself as an artist.

5. Good Income

As a makeup artist, you have control over how much money you can make. The longer you’re working, the better your portfolio will be. This shows the type of work you can do and how experienced you are. If you network and communicate your business with any and all potential clients, you will always have work – meaning you can always get paid.

Makeup Artistry Program at Health and Style Institute

Are you ready to become a makeup artist? The first thing you’ll need to do is get your license. Health and Style’s Makeup Artistry program teaches students both the fundamentals and advanced techniques to master the latest industry trends. Contact Health and Style Institute at 1-844-94-STYLE for more information on our Makeup Artistry Program.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

How Should You Market Your Salon And Spa?

Health and Style Institute offers a Salon and Spa leadership program that will prepare you for numerous career opportunities including: Salon and Spa business manager, style consultant, hair stylist, product account representative, color specialist, platform artist, freelancer, makeup artist, independent contractor and a salon and spa owner. The career opportunities are endless, but they have one thing in common, clients. In order to have a successful business you need to be able to market yourself or your salon and spa in order to gain new clients.

The marketing world is changing every day. As a salon and spa owner, it is not enough just to deliver the best salon services, you also have to let people know you offer the best services. So how should you market your salon and spa?

Make Sure You Are Visible

Besides word-of-mouth, the quickest way to gain more clients is to make yourself visible online. Searching for products and services is shifting to online platforms like Yelp and Google and salon and spas rank highly on these listing sites. So, if you have not set up or claimed your listings, it is time to do so. It’s very simple. All you have to do is have a Gmail account.

How Does a Listing Work?

Remember the last time you Googled something? The chances are that you selected one out of the first three options Google offered. Listing sites work the same way. If your spa or salon ranks highly on the listings, you will receive more views, which means more customers.

Remember to provide as much information as possible about your business with high-quality photos of your business in order to rank highly. Social proof goes a long way and positive ratings from previous clients will help bring in more potential clients.

Create a Website

Having a website is crucial for any business. A good website is the heart of all your marketing. A good website will allow you to be open 24/7 for both new and existing clients. Your website is also the first impression you have with new clients.

Website building platforms like WordPress and Wix make it possible for anybody to set up a professional-looking website.

You can also use your website to accept online bookings, give free hair styling tips, display your work or send our monthly newsletters to your loyal customers. All these functions of your website will help you reach a broader market and come off as a professional.

Optimize on Social Media

Majority of people today have a social media account of some sort. Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok – and there are new platforms being created every day. This makes social media a factor you cannot overlook when planning to market your spa or salon successfully.

Different social media platforms also have different uses. For example, Instagram and Pinterest are visual platforms where you can post pictures of your work. However, if you plan to share a few words or tips, Facebook is more suitable. Using the right social media platform allows you to reach a broader market, which means more customers.

Health and Style Institute’s Salon and Spa Leadership Program

Marketing your salon and spa can be tricky. However, with the right marketing mix, everything is doable. To become a salon and spa leader, you need to develop your skills and learn as much as you can about the industry. That is why Health and Style Institute’s Salon and Spa Leadership program could be a perfect fit for the next step in your career! Contact Health and Style Institute at 1-844-94-STYLE for more information.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

5 Types Of Makeup Artists

Within the beauty industry and makeup design world, there are several types of makeup artists who specialize in different fields or create beauty looks for certain kinds of clients. Each type of makeup artist has unique skills in makeup artistry that help them excel in their chosen career and beauty genre. If you are embarking on a makeup artist education or are wondering what makeup artist specialties are out there, then read below to explore five types of makeup artists.


Makeup artists who work in the cinematic field of beauty create makeup looks for television and films. On the television side, makeup artists can work on television shows, doing the makeup of actors and actresses or can work in the news world where they do the makeup of on-air personalities or anchors. Usually, to work in these fields you need a mix of makeup skills, including basic makeup artistry skills to create everyday looks and FX makeup skills, if you’re working on shows or films that include fantasy, sci-fi or horror elements.


A very lucrative field of makeup is the wedding industry. Makeup artists in this realm of beauty offer makeup services to brides and bridal parties. You will need to be able to work one-on-one with brides in order to create a special look that fits the theme of their nuptials and their personal preference. This type of makeup career requires that you be available for consultations and specific dates.

Beauty Brands

Many big beauty companies and brands have makeup artists in residency who are responsible for promoting the brand and showing off specific products. Usually, those in the beauty makeup world start small, such as working for department stores or working lower-level positions for makeup companies. From there, they are able to move up in the beauty world, and some even start their own companies.


Fashion makeup artists work in the fashion industry where they might create looks for fashion shows or photoshoots. As a fashion makeup artist, you must be adaptable in order to work with other fashion professionals, such as designers or photographers, to bring an artistic vision to life.

Face and Body Painting

Some makeup artist jobs can be a little out there, including jobs that include face and body painting. This type of special effects artist creates fantastical, magical and cool looks right on the human body through the use of makeup and paint.

Become a Makeup Artist at Health and Style Institute

If you’ve always had a love of makeup and have gone as far as you can learning on your own, then now is the time to invest in a makeup artistry program. A proper makeup education can help you develop your artistry skills and makeup knowledge so that you will be ready to take on the makeup artist specialties career of your dreams. To learn more about Health and Style Institute’s Makeup Artistry Program and makeup artist jobs, fill out the form below or call us at 1-844-94-STYLE.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

What I Learned About Myself by Becoming a Cosmetologist

A cosmetologist’s work is to enhance their client’s appearance. The journey of becoming a cosmetologist starts with Health and Style Institute. This is the place you get to learn the fundamentals of styling, permanent waving, manicuring, makeup and all other skills you need to become a professional. Having worked as a cosmetologist for some years now, I can assure you that it’s enjoyable, rewarding and very fulfilling.

To become a cosmetologist, the States of North Carolina and Georgia require you to enroll for a cosmetology program that takes 1500 clock hours – with the first 300 hours spent in class. After successful completion and a lecturer’s recommendation, you are allowed to proceed to the adaptive stage where you start practicing on guests in the student’s salon. The creative phase test is the last stage where you sit for your final exams. As a licensed cosmetologist, you can now work in the salon and spa industry. I am a practicing cosmetologist, and my journey has been so exciting. I have learned many valuable things that no one ever told me.

1. I Am Very Creative

Generally, cosmetology is an industry that is made of creative minds. From the way you apply makeup on a client’s face to the way you create an elaborate braid, everything is out of creativity. I had no idea that I had such a creative mind until I started my cosmetology program. I was worried if I could master even the basic things a cosmetologist needs to know. To my surprise, at the end of my course, I was that one person who wanted to try every trending style. I even had my own ideas in mind that I wanted to work on.

2. It’s What I Am Cut Out For

Who could have thought that one day I could fall in love with styling hair? I had never even given much attention to my own, let alone someone else’s. Today, when my clients look at themselves in the mirror and smile, my heart melts with joy. I know they are happy with my work and this gives me so much satisfaction. I pride myself in meeting my client’s expectation. If you love to make people smile and enjoy being appreciated, then you should consider becoming a cosmetologist.

3. I Will Make Lifetime Friends

I met my friend Emma a few months into my cosmetology program and this lady has stood by me through all times. Who knows? You, too, could meet lifetime friends at Health and Style Institute as you commence your journey of becoming a cosmetologist. Your noisy classmate could be the person you will be calling every time you feel like the world is falling apart. Of course, making friends will not end here. As a cosmetologist, you interact with so many clients, some of whom may end up being perfect friends too. When you go the extra mile to make your clients feel important and cared for, you truly connect with them and that is what hatches friendship.

4. I Have Freedom

I always knew I wanted a flexible job that could allow me some free time to go about my personal life. Cosmetology careers are quite flexible. Whether you are a barber, hairstylist or esthetician, you can often choose your own hours. I am not forced to adhere to work schedules that I do not like and I’ve always had the freedom to choose where I want to work.

5. No Boredom

If you are that person who finds doing repetitive tasks mundane like me, then cosmetology is a beautiful escape. The beauty industry is among the sectors that are constantly changing. You will always see a new hairstyle, a new way to apply makeup, some modern art on nails and so on. Every day comes with something new to try.

Begin Your Cosmetology Career at Health and Style Institute

Cosmetology is very diverse. You can specialize in many options, such as being a makeup artist, fashion show stylist, nail technician or beauty business consultant. Are you ready to take the first step toward your cosmetology career? Contact Health and Style Institute at 1-844-94-STYLE for more information on our cosmetology programs.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

What Type Of License Does A Makeup Artist Need?

Makeup artistry is a large part of the beauty industry. With the popularity of social media influencers specializing in makeup design and celebrities with specially branded palettes and makeup lines, it might lead you to wonder how you can break into the beauty industry. Health and Style offers multiple cosmetology programs including a Makeup Artistry program. Are you considering becoming a professional makeup artist but unsure what the requirements are? What type of license does a makeup artist need?

Do I Need a License to Become a Makeup Artist?

Makeup artists specialize in makeup application. Before pursuing your journey to becoming a makeup artist, it is important to do research on determining the best path for you. Depending on which state you live, you could be required to pursue a Cosmetology license or an Esthetician license. Each state will have different requirements, so be sure to check with the Health and Style Institute for the most accurate information.

Where Can I Study Makeup Artistry?

Health and Style Institute offers a Makeup Artistry program that is tailored to teach students fundamental makeup skills and techniques as well as industry trends and other aspects of makeup artistry. This program is an intensive and comprehensive educational experience that immerses you in practical learning and allows you to explore career opportunities of a makeup artist including:

  • Bridal
  • Freelance
  • Film
  • Television
  • Runway
  • Production
  • Multimedia
  • Print
  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Theatre
  • Costume
  • Retail
  • Educator
  • Brand Platform Artist

Our program also equips you with informative materials and a student makeup artist kit to keep as you are beginning your career. The learning opportunities range from the traditional lecture, demonstrations, practical experience application on classmates, mannequins and live clients, student portfolio development and optional field trips.

Health and Style Institute’s Makeup Artistry Program

Are you ready to take the next step toward becoming a professional Makeup Artist? Do you have more questions about obtaining a license? Contact Health and Style Institute at 1-844-94-STYLE for more information on our Makeup Artistry program.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

8 Skills That Will Make You A Successful Salon And Spa Owner

A salon or spa is one of the most relaxing places to be, and as successful salon and spa owners know, it can also be quite profitable. Health and Style Institute offers a Salon and Spa Leadership program that provides advanced courses in esthetics, makeup artistry, salon business administration and management. If you have decided to make your dream a reality and open a business centered around the beauty industry, here are eight skills that will make you a successful salon and spa owner.

1. Stay Independent

Even when it comes to advice from your closest friends and family members, it is important to remember that this is your salon, and it is there to make a dream come true. Continue to stay independent and listen to yourself.

2. Approach Everything with Passion

Passion is what makes you get up every morning and continue your business in the salon and spa industry. It is why you decided to enter into a cosmetology career in the first place. As a successful salon and spa owner, you will need to bring passion to everything that you do.

3. Learn to Delegate

Part of being a salon and spa owner is having a schedule that is just jam-packed. You will need to have people that you can rely on to do their jobs. Split large tasks into smaller, more easily manageable ones.

4. Be Able to Bounce Back

As a licensed cosmetologist, you have probably already figured out that having a tough skin and being resilient are both necessary for a cosmetology career. When owning your own salon or spa you might encounter many setbacks, but it is always important to learn from them and grow.

5. Never Stop Learning

It is important when owning a salon and spa to never stop learning. The beauty industry is constantly changing. You should always be scouring the latest styles and never cease to amaze and satisfy your customers. If you’re keeping up with the trends or even ahead of the trends, your customers will keep coming back.

6. Look into New Forms of Promotion

While advertising your services through advertisements in the newspaper or through yellow page ads is a tried and tested method for successfully promoting your business, you also want to look into new forms of promotion. Establishing a web presence for your brand can open you up to a whole new clientele.

7. Be Confident

Everything that you do, do it with a positive and confident mindset. Confidence will show in your face and your posture, making an impression on all who do business with you. Remain confident and you’ll continue to be a successful salon and spa owner.

8. Keep Things Neat and Tidy

Your salon or spa is dealing with some pretty sensitive issues to do with the human body, so a certain amount of order is expected. Not only will organization come in handy as a licensed cosmetologist, but as a business owner to juggle all the aspects of your life.

Health and Style’s Salon and Spa Leadership Program

Many of these successful salon and spa owner skills can also have a beneficial impact on your life apart from your business. These eight skills will make you a successful salon and spa owner. Are you ready to maximize your potential in the salon and spa industry? Then Health and Style’s Salon and Spa Leadership program is for you. Contact Health and Style Institute at 1-844-94-STYLE for more information on our Salon and Spa Leadership program.