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August 5, 2013

Boy’s Cuts for School: Throw Away the Bowl

Moms of little girls have it easy. There are lots of choices in clothes, hairstyles, and accessories to help your little fashionista or sporty sue or tiny princess find just the look she’s pining for.

But what about the boys? For decades it has been far tougher for a boy to express his personality though clothes or hairstyle. Just check out this modern hairstyling poster from the early 60s – not much choice between styles.

Luckily, boys these days aren’t relegated to the bowl cut or the Gomer Pyle. Read on for some of the hottest styles for boys heading back to school in 2013.

Spiky – A spiky cut works great for boys with straight, thick hair. This style …

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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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March 20, 2013

Phagans 65th Anniversary: Hairstyles of the 1940s

The Phagans name has always been associated with style and cutting edge fashions. After 65 years of training stylists, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the hair styles that were popular when Phagans was in its infancy.

1940s hairstyles for women were the epitome of femininity. Their round, soft edges contributed to the curvy, soft image of women at that time. To achieve the look, women used bobby pins to create curls and waves and also to pin up hair for additional height. Long hair and bangs were curled under to complete the smooth look.

Hats were all the rage during the forties, and women’s hairdos were constructed to accommodate the latest trends in haberdashery. Many styles were asymmetrical so …

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March 7, 2013

What is color glossing?

Color glossing is a process that infuses your hair with semi-permanent color for a short period of time. The process uses less damaging ingredients than traditional color processes. It helps seal the cuticle, adding a healthy shine to the hair.

You can choose a pigmented gloss to slightly darken hair, change tonality like from ash blonde to golden brown, our tone down color or highlights that are too brassy or bright. Or if you want just added shine without altering color, you can choose a clear gloss. The gloss usually lasts 2-3 weeks.

During the month of March at Phagans, you can try a free color glossing when you get a touch up color and a weave. Make an appointment today by calling our Clackama location …

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February 19, 2013

Alumni Spotlight: 2009 Graduate Brian Pham

Phagans graduate Brian Pham is a hairdresser and district trainer for Regis.

When did you attend Phagans?
I graduated in 2009 and was a full-course student. I chose Phagans after looking at several other schools and decided Phagans was the best out of all of them and also had financial aid available, which helped me get through school, because I didn’t have much money.

Why did you choose the beauty industry?
I changed because I was bored with my job, which was electrical engineer. I’d been doing it for about 2-1/2 years and I realized that I was more of a people-person. A few people in my family did do nails and that’s why I came to school, but then I fell in love with hair.

What …

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December 27, 2012

Barbara Climaldi: Looking Back on 2012, Looking Forward to 2013

It’s amazing to me that we get to contribute to our students’ success and that this small contribution is reflected in our school’s success.

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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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