December 9, 2011
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 …
December 2, 2011
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.
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 …
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 …
January 25, 2011
In winter, the near-constant cloud cover lulls Northwesterners into thinking we don’t need protection. Suns damaging rays can break through the clouds so it’s important to protect yourself in all types of weather. But you can do it with style.
December 27, 2010
Designers of the new Phagans School of Hair Design in Clackamas Town Center included a hidden gem – a stage to highlight the rising stars of cosmetology who graduate from Phagans.
December 7, 2010
With a myriad of types and colors, not to mention so many different brands, you may not know where to begin when choosing a foundation. But following these guidelines can help even the most inexperienced makeup wearer quickly find the right one.