November 2, 2011
Sandwiched between the lazy, hazy days of summer and the crazy holidays, fall is a great time to take stock, to harvest the fruits of your labor and prepare for the long, dark winter to come. As the days grow shorter and the weather turns crisp, we have time to revel in all the bounty of the season. Wrap up in a warm, cable knit sweater and pull on your leather boots for a trip to the pumpkin patch.
As you revel in all the luxuries of fall, don’t forget to pamper your skin, too. Falling leaves should signal to everyone that it is time to rejuvenate your skin and repair all the damage you’ve done during the previous months by scheduling a facial. According to …
November 1, 2011
Fondly known as Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday is famous for being a day to rack up holiday bargains. Die-hard shoppers rise early to get the best deals on gifts of all sorts, from electronics to accessories and books to beauty.
Research: Stores all across the Portland and Vancouver area will be boasting about their “can’t miss” Black Friday specials, so it is important to know exactly what you’re looking for. Check out websites like blackfriday2011.com, bfads.net, and Read More
Phagans is expanding their course offerings at the Clackamas location. Beginning on January 3, 2012, Phagans will be offering an evening track for SE students.
October 4, 2011
Celebrity makeup artist and Phagans student M’chel Bauxal has seemingly done it all, but when she saw an opportunity to work at the Emmy’s, she jumped at it.
October 3, 2011
Nicely groomed nails are one of the best accessories in a girl’s closet. With new trends in nail color and nail art, it is easy to choose a fingertip expression that highlights your personal style and adds that something special to your look.
But when nail polish chips, peels, or smudges, it can ruin your overall appearance. Like a run in your pantyhose (thank goodness we don’t wear those anymore) or lipstick on your teeth, a messy manicure can become the focus of attention for all the wrong reasons.
If you’re tired of spending time at the salon having your nails done only to see chipping and cracking a few days later, a gel manicure may …
September 29, 2011
When you think October, most people generally think of the orange and black of Halloween. But this month we’re all going to be green with envy since Opi’s Nail Envy line is our product spotlight of the month.
Based out of Hollywood, California, Opi is right at home amongst the movie stars since they are a star in the world of fashion nails. Founded in 1981, Opi’s founder and CEO George Schaeffer was originally developing a lacquer that would help teeth maintain their bright white color. While the long-lasting lacquer didn’t work well on teeth, Schaeffer discovered that it took color well, resisted chipping and worked perfectly on nails. And thus, the Opi empire was born. Now, 30 years and more than 200 colors later, …
September 8, 2011
For Fall 2011, brunettes have it best. Luckily, brunette hair compliments nearly every complexion, so it is easy to make the shift to darker hair in an array of shades from caramel to chocolate to black.
Kenra’s Platinum Blow-Dry Spray can help you cut your drying time in half, helping prevent blow drying damage and giving you that just-from-the-salon feeling – you’ll look great and feel great too.
August 29, 2011
Although Sexy Hair Products has swapped its normal red packaging to blue for its REINVENT Color Care Shampoo, you can still expect the same kind of quality from this West Coast brand.
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Sexy Hair products can be found in more than 60,000 licensed salons throughout the United States. The brand often markets to beauty professionals and has a strong following in Hollywood.
We’re going to take a close look at the REINVENT Color Care shampoos, which claims to help repair, strengthen, hydrate and prolong the color in overprocessed and color-treated hair, transforming if from the inside out. The shampoo comes in two varieties, one for fine, thin hair, and one for thick, coarse hair.
How it works:
REINVENT uses …
August 9, 2011
This month’s spotlight is the TIGI Catwalk Your Highness Firm Hold Hairspray, which we offer for sale in our retail outlets in Clackamas and Northeast Portland.
TIGI was originally founded in London, UK by brothers Giuseppe (Toni) and Gaetano (Guy) Mascolo as a hairdressing and education business. It spun off a haircare product company called TIGI Linea, which is based here in the US. The company features a number of product lines, including Bed Head, S-factor, and Rockaholic.
The Catwalk line is designed to give salon hairdressers, including our students at Phagans’ Portland hair salons, the tools they need to recreate the latest runway trends. There are three collections: Your Highless, Curlesque Curl, and Sleek Mystique Curl.
How it Works:
The Your Highness …
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One common challenge our students face is deciding how to pay for their beauty school program. There are various ways to pay for school and our admissions team is here to help. Phagans School of Hair Design is an accredited beauty school, which means that financial aid is available to students who qualify. We strive to make the application process as easy as possible for our students because we believe nothing should stand in the way of pursuing your dream career!