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August 4, 2015

Presidents Update with Barbara Climaldi

We’ve decided to change up our newsletter to provide information in a way that coincides with our busy daily lives. Each month I will provide insight and keep you updated on what is new in our industry, the achievements of our students, and the successes of our graduates. We will also spotlight students, instructors and administrative staff at both locations as well as a few stories.

At Phagans, we are deep into the summer and preparing for a busy fall enrollment. You can feel the excitement on the clinic floor as many of our senior students are preparing for their final senior exams and completing their required lab operations and preparing to take their state board exams. This is an exciting time for our senior …

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June 23, 2015

Save the Date: Diabetes Fundraiser to be Held July 23

On Thursday, July 23, Phagans will hold a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association at our NE location. We will provide haircuts and manicures for a minimum donation of $5 throughout the day with all proceeds to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The salon will open for extended hours –  5 a.m. to midnight. Please save the date on your calendar and plan to join us for this great cause!

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June 12, 2015

Who’s That Photo-Bombing Bombshell?

If you pay attention to the Phagans Facebook page, you will see one person, more than any other, end up in many of the photos. You can’t miss Miss Betty striking a pose with her hand on her hip and a leg pushed in front of her. But she’s  more than a pretty face and perpetual photo-bomber. Let’s get to know her:

Position and Number of Years at Phagans?

I have been with Phagans for 13 years and am a fully licensed instructor for both day and night classes. I mentor my students and let them job shadow me at JCPenny’s hair salon. I am the artistic team director at both campuses.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Phagans?

I love it when a student sets a goal, then I …

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June 6, 2015

Phagans Students Apply Streaks for Stroke Awareness

On Saturday, May 9, Phagans students set up at Clackamas Town Center for the Streaks for Stroke event, organized by Providence to highlight stroke awareness. For the third year in a row, students put colored streaks in people’s hair to help raise awareness for stroke prevention methods.

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June 5, 2015

Phagans Gives $14k in Scholarships to High School Seniors in Cosmetology

Phagans School of Hair Design gave $14,000 in scholarship funds to four students at the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center in Clackamas on Monday, May 18.

Eligible students needed to be seniors with a 2015 graduation in the Sabin-Schellenberg cosmetology program.  To apply, students also needed to get a reference from a cosmetology instructor, then write a one page essay on, “Why I Want To Be A Cosmetologist.”

Phagans Owner, Barbara Climaldi, read each essay and picked the winners: Holly Richardson, $5,000; Shemika Claborne, $3,000; Diana Hernandez, $3,000; and Katelyn Kiker, $3,000. Phagans has been awarding scholarships with Sabin-Schellenberg students for 10 years.

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May 5, 2015

Q&A With 2014 Rose Festival Queen Emma Audrey Waibel

Since Phagans School of Hair Design has provided, the hair, make-up, and styling for the Portland Rose Festival Princesses during the Queen’s coronation for several years, we thought we catch up with 2014 Queen Emma Audrey Waibel for a quick Q&A on her experiences.  This year’s coronation is Saturday, June 6, 2015.

How did you get involved with the Rose Festival?

I attended the 2012 Queen’s Coronation and then also went to one of the metro coronations and was inspired by the confidence and civic involvement of the girls who applied.

What was it like being crowned Rose Festival Queen?

It’s incredibly overwhelming being surrounded by close friends and family and also being recognized as a leader by the city of Portland.

What are some highlights you’ve had over the last year …

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Anti-Aging Tips for Moms of Every Age

As Mother’s Day approaches, husbands, children, grandchildren, and well-wishers of all stripes are scurrying to find the perfect present for mom. For busy moms, Mother’s Day may be little more than a reminder of the steady march of time. If you’re anything like most moms, you’re probably sick of anti-aging tips that don’t work and products that fail. We’re ready to change all that, with your complete guide to Mother’s Day anti-aging by age. Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a luxurious anti-aging treatment, we’ve got you covered.

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April 9, 2015

Alumni Profile: Samantha Borenheim

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I started off in the industry close to 20 years ago doing hair and makeup at Glamour Shot back in the 90’s and managed to salon in high school. Then I went in a very corporate direction. … I really feel like I finally found my home when I started with Phagans.

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April 7, 2015

Primp for Prom: Do Up the Updos

As prom season gets into full swing, we wanted to give you look into what can help you stand out on your big day.

Updos Still In Vogue

Whether you like the messy look of a textured updo or the intricate geometry of a style full of braids, you’ll find an updo that can suit every taste. The students at Phagans practice updos constantly and can really come up with some cool styles. And we’re offering updos in our prom packages.

Nails That Won’t Fail

There are so many choices out there, it’s hard to go wrong provided your nail look matches your overall look. Phagans is offering a manicure with our prom packages this year so leave it to the experts to take care of you. Want some tips …

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March 14, 2015

An Early Look at Prom Trends for 2015

This season’s prom trends are all about mega-glamour in a wearable package. There’s good news for early birds: start planning your look now, and you may find yourself saving a pretty penny before stores increase prices on prom-related goods.

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