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July 18, 2013

Student Spotlight: Brandon Eska

Why did you decide to go to beauty school?

I didn’t know what I wanted to do in high school. I had no idea that I would end up going to beauty school, but I knew that I was really passionate about beauty and the ability to change your appearance.

How did you end up at Phagans?

I was always on the web and looking at beautiful people. This made me realize that so many of them were hairdressers. I remember the exact moment at the gym and I was looking on the web and realized this was what I was passionate about. When I was young, I loved being in my mom’s makeup and doing her hair and it took me a while to connect all …

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July 7, 2013

Product Spotlight: Hempz Touch of Summer Self Tanning Lotion

If you’re looking for that golden summer glow without tanning beds or hours baking your skin in the sun (your dermatologist thanks you!), a self tanning lotion may be just the answer you’re looking for. Hempz, one of the most trusted brands in skin care, has a product that could be just right for you.

Hempz Touch of Summer Self Tanning Lotion

Hempz Touch of Summer is made with 100% pure hemp seed oil which hydrates and conditions your skin while your are tanning. The tanner is gradual and subtle. It enhances your skin’s natural color and gives you a natural – not orange – look. Over time, the tan will fade, just like a real suntan. To maintain the look, simply apply Hempz Touch of …

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July 5, 2013

Gel Pedicures: Top three reasons to “gelicure” this summer

It’s sandal season! Are you feet ready?

After months of cold, rainy, grey weather, it is finally summer in the Pacific Northwest. The sun is shining and temperatures are rising. We’ve already endured our first heat wave of the season.

With all this warm weather, we’re shifting into shorts, sundresses, and sandals for the next few months. And while we’re ready for the change, our feet may not be. Get your tootsies ready for summer with a skin-smoothing, professional gel pedicure. Here are three reasons why gel pedis are the way to go for sandal season.

Long-lasting look: Just like with a gel manicure, gel pedicures are the longest lasting type of treatment for your toes. Baked on with UV light, the gel …

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June 10, 2013

Dry Oil Lotion for the Dry Months of Summer

Don’t let summer fun make you untouchable. Take care of your skin this summer quickly and easily with dry oil spray.

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June 6, 2013

Nine Tips for a Terrific Waxing Experience

“You’re going to do what? There?”

Let’s face it. Waxing, especially the first time, can be a little frightening.

The truth is that in addition to the obvious result of smooth sexy skin all summer long, waxing has other benefits. Hair in the armpits and bikini region trap natural oils that can produce unwanted odor, especially during the warmer summer months. Waxing eliminates the hair and can therefore reduce odor. Also, regular waxing changes the texture of hair and thins the follicle, making future waxing less painful.

Once you’ve wrapped your head around the process of having your hair removed from the root using hot wax, popsicle sticks, and cloth strips, the next steps to smooth summer beauty are as easy as 1-2-3. Read on for tips …

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June 4, 2013

Jerseylicious Star “Olivia” Demonstrates Smokey Eye at Clackamas

On May 31,  celebrity makeup artist and Style Network Jerseylicious cast member Olivia Sharpe held a series of workshops on how to create a flawless smokey eye. Each of the four workshops were about an hour long and featured both Olivia and fellow cast member Michelle DeCarlo, who was the “smokey eye” model. Both women were a joy to work with and stayed after each class to take photos and chat with fans.

“Olivia Sharpe is passionate about the beauty industry and sharing her creative talents with other artists,” said Barbara Climaldi, owner of Phagans School of Hair Design. “After watching her work on the past five seasons of Jerseylicious, we’re excited to host these educational events and bring a little East coast …

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May 18, 2013

Barbering Program Coming Soon to Lloyd Campus

If you want to gain an understanding and love of sculpting hair and get satisfaction from performing quality services for clients, this program is for you. Call 503-239-0838 to learn more.

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May 10, 2013

Fashion Shoot Provides Hands-on Experience for Students

A few months ago we decided that we wanted to update all our marketing materials with new women and new looks. We loved the previous images from our last fashion shoot, but it was time to give a new batch of students some hands-on experience with styling models for the camera. Portland photographer Lavenda Memory and award-winning make-up artist and Phagans alum M’chel Bauxal led a team of students during two days of photography and videography for the April shoot, titled ETHOS.

These are the kinds of experiences we try to give our students every year and it makes us proud that they are so willing to step up and show their talents. Here’s a sneak peek at a …

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May 3, 2013

Phagans Selected to Style Rose Festival Princess for Third Year

We are very proud and honored to announce that Phagans School of Hair Design has been invited to do the hair and make-up for the Rose Festival Princesses, for the coronation of the Queen, on Saturday June 8, 2013. This is the third year our students have been styling the Rose Festival Court.

The 2013 Rose Festival Court (below) made their first public appearance in April at Royal Rosarians Blessing of the Festival at Grace Memorial Church in Notheast Portland. The annual Blessing is both a memorial service and a preview of the upcoming Rose Festival.

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May 2, 2013

What Mom Really Wants This Mother’s Day

Phagans is offering a couple of specials this month just for Mom, including a gift certificate that costs $50 but gets your Mom $75 worth of services. We’re also offering a Mother’s Day Package, including a manicure, pedicure, shampoo, and style for $25.

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