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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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December 2, 2011

5 ways to make your holiday style sparkle without breaking the bank

What if you’re on a budget (and who’s not as we wrap up 2011) and you want to sparkle this holiday season? Never fear. There are lots of ways to get the glistening look you’re after without breaking the bank.

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November 2, 2011

Why Fall is the Best Time to Schedule Your Facial

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 …

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October 4, 2011

Major Star Power: Phagans student works behind the scenes at this year’s Emmys

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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.

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October 3, 2011

Pros and cons of gel nail polish for manicures

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.

The manicure and pedicure stations at Phagans Clackamas Town Center Location.

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 …

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