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December 3, 2012

Meet Phagans Instructor Keilee Hoag

Welcome to Phagans Keilee, how long have you been with us?

It’s been three and a half months now.

How did you get started in this industry?
It’s always been a passion. I was involved in dance recitals when I was younger and always liked the hair and make-up part of it. This was something that carried with me through High School, and I started in beauty school with Paul Mitchell at 17, while I was still in school.

Tell me about going to beauty school.
It was a lot of fun. I went to a platform artist school, which was a really cool experience. I liked the upbeat environment and the teachers were amazing. I found out that I really liked to cut hair. I was …

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October 22, 2012

Meet Elisa Simko, Phagans Director of Financial Aid

I help students apply for financial aid and understand their financial aid options. I also help prepare them to support themselves through school and beyond.

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August 27, 2012

Peek a Boo: Brighten Your Look with Fashion Highlights

Peek-a-boo highlights in fashion colors give you work-friendly conservative color, but with enough splash for nightlife.

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July 5, 2012

Let Phagans Rescue Your Ailing Nails

FINALLY, warm and sunny days are here, but beware that all that fun in the sun can wreak havoc with the nails on your hands and feet.

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June 14, 2012

Q&A with Jerry Kallioinen, Phagans’ Director of Education

Be willing to make a lifestyle change and don’t get discouraged by the challenges.

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April 1, 2012

How to Use Hairspray to Achieve Your Best Style

The first step in using hairspray is to choose just the right type of spray for your hair type and the style you are going for.

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March 30, 2012

Interview with Nancy Ripp, Director of Education, Phagans Clackamas Campus

I learned a lot about myself…good and bad! I learned that I liked doing hair, and the instructors meant business. I had a good education. It was physically and emotionally taxing – it wasn’t easy. I had to grow up because this was the real world!

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February 28, 2012

Phagans Success Story – Former Student Opens Her First Portland Salon

When Heidi Aldana worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant one of her favorite parts of the job was working on patients’ hair and makeup.

Phagans graduate Heidi Aldana's first salon, Studio 90.

So when the native Guatemalan found herself unemployed she decided to follow a dream that began in her native country and enrolled at Phagans School of Hair Design in Portland. Now, less than 2 years after graduating, Aldana has her own salon.

Phagans was a name that rose to the top during her search for a school, Aldana said. The 30-year-old mother of 4 decided to enroll in the full course after she made an appointment with admissions and visited the school. Since English is her second language she was at first …

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February 27, 2012

Facial Facts: Top 5 Reasons You’ll Love Getting a Facial

How long has it been since your last facial? Can you even remember the last time you indulged in this ultimate spa experience? If not, read on for a little reminder of why facials are so fantastic.

1. Clean, clean, clean: Whether you’re diligent about your nighttime routine of makeup removal, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing or you’re simply slapping your face with cold water and Ivory soap, getting a facial can help your skin reach a new level of clean. With a variety of facials to choose from, you can select the one that is right for your skin type and will offer the optimum in a deep-pore clean.

2. Soothing: Day-to-day life is taking a toll on your skin. Environmental agents, …

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December 9, 2011

Phagans: A look back and a look ahead

You know when I started to look back at this year I was amazed at all we accomplished. But before I take that look back I think it’s important to send some thoughts to those out there who are really struggling in these economic times.

Earlier in the year it did look like we were, as a nation and as a community, going to see recovery. Yet we still have double-digit joblessness, shrinking home prices, a banking system in crisis and no real end in sight.

Yet we are fortunate in the cosmetology industry because there really is no better time to make an investment in yourself and in your future. Cosmetologists are working and making money and many, because they work for themselves, have control …

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Happy Valley, OR
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