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Dream Big - Achieve Success


Dream Big - Achieve Success   When you decide to pursue a career within the beauty industry, don’t be afraid to dream big. Like you, the top stylists and makeup artists in the world started out as newbie beauty school students. Before they conquered the industry, they all had Read more

Halloween Inspiration and A Beauty Career Choice


Halloween Inspiration and A Beauty Career Choice   Do you wait all year to flip your calendar to October so that you can begin planning your Halloween costume? If you are the type of person who goes all-out for Halloween, including a homemade costume, expert makeup and perfect hair, Read more

Top 5 Beauty Trends In Skincare


Top 5 Beauty Trends In Skincare   To be successful in the beauty industry, you need to consistently stay on top of trends. When new clients call to request the latest and greatest skincare craze, you want to have the know-how to put them on the books. Here are Read more

The Power of Giving Back  


The Power of Giving Back Working in the beauty industry, you play an important role in the community. Not only do you provide your clients with the services that they want, but you also give them an opportunity to connect with someone and communicate with them. Many times, you Read more

The Power of Giving Back  

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The Power of Giving Back

The Power of Giving Back

Working in the beauty industry, you play an important role in the community. Not only do you provide your clients with the services that they want, but you also give them an opportunity to connect with someone and communicate with them. Many times, you are not just a hairstylist or a barber. You also are a friend, a confidant, a trusted advisor. You provide the community with an essential service, and it’s always a good idea to give back to the community when you have a chance.

Recently, the hairstylists and barbers from Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy gave haircuts at a local homeless shelter. In addition, they collected food, blankets, and personal care items to donate to the shelter. This event is just one way that Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy routinely gives back to the community that it serves. Here are a few reasons why we feel it’s important to give back:

Community Services Promote a Team Environment

When individuals who are part of an organization work together for the greater good, they feel more like a united team, rather than a bunch of separate people striving to meet personal goals. This sense of camaraderie and dedication extends beyond the immediate circumstances and stays with the group long after they have completed their community service project.

Giving Back Shows Your Dedication to Your Community

Professionals who want to succeed in a given neighborhood or city need to prove to their clientele that they aren’t just in it for the money. They need to showcase their commitment to the area around them and give back to the people who make the community what it is.

Donating Goods and Services Helps Individuals Feel More Connected with the People They Serve

Community service projects help get people out of their place of employment or their educational facility, and into the community they serve. It gives them a chance to meet new people, to learn their stories and to understand their unique perspective. It allows them to develop a personal connection that will stand the test of time.

Power of Giving Back Students

At Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy, we strive to train the next generation of hair stylists, barbers, skin care professionals, nail technicians and massage therapists. Our goal is not only to create highly-qualified professionals but also entrepreneurs who understand the value and importance of community. For more information on our school and our programs, contact us today.


How To Become A Barber

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How To Become A Barber  

Become A Barber

When a woman needs a fresh hair style or an updated color, she heads to the salon where she enjoys a luxurious experience with her favorite hairstylist. A man, however, is more likely to go to the local barber for a hair cut, a beard trim and a great conversation with the guys.

The barber shop is more than just a place where men go for a quick cut and style. It’s a gathering place where the barber himself is often the center of the community. Have you ever thought that you might like to be a part of this camaraderie and community? Here’s how to become a barber in Florida.

The Job Description of a Barber

A barber is often defined as an individual who cuts hair for men. A barber often also provides clients with beard trimming or shaving services, if they so choose. A barber also may be responsible for:

  • Shaping hair into a desired style.
  • Providing facial treatments in order to properly maintain facial hair.
  • Sterilize and maintain equipment needed to perform job responsibilities, such as razors, scissors and clippers.
  • Maintain the barber shop facility by sweeping and cleaning.
  • Massage the head, neck, shoulders and scalp to complete the experience.
  • Conduct financial transactions and manage the books for the shop.

How to Become a Barber

Those who are aspiring to become a barber must first begin with learning more about the field. A hands-on educational program is necessary to develop the skills needed to perfectly execute the cuts, styles and shave services that clients expect from their barbers. The barber program at Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy is 1,200 clock hours. The average student completes the program within 10 to 14 months, and is prepared to pass their licensing exam at that time.

Florida Requirements for Barbers

In Florida, a barber must be at least 16 years old and have completed 1,200 educational hours at a barber school in the state in order to take the licensing exam. In addition, all applicants must complete a 2-hour HIV/AIDS course for barbers. The course must be completed within two years of taking the exam.

Begin Your Career Today

Kickstart your career by enrolling at Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy. We offer a program for aspiring barbers that will allow them to develop the technical, business and social skills necessary to be a licensed barber in the state of Florida. For more information, contact us today.


3 Tips to Becoming a Successful Barber Student

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3 Tips to Becoming a Successful Barber Student

Successful Barber

Whether you’re interested in enrolling in barber school or are already in the midst of your program, one thing remains: This is an exciting and fast-paced industry. Fortunately, there are steps you can take while you’re in barber school to set yourself up for success, not only to complete your program, but to thrive in the industry afterwards as well.

Have a Plan and Stick With It

First of all, take some time to become familiar with your barber program requirements and how you’ll complete the program on the specified timeline that is required. For example, if you’re working a full-time or part-time job while attending school, you’ll want to plan your study time accordingly. Build in time that is solely dedicated to studying and preparing for your barber courses.

Get Your Foot in the Door

It’s never too early to get involved in the industry. Even if you can’t start working as a barber right now, you can seek out a position at a barber shop as an assistant. Another opportunity is to get involved with student barber and hair competitions. This is a great way to meet others and become known in the industry.

Further great options are career fairs. Your barber school probably has yearly or semi-annual career fairs where barber shops will come to recruit. Bring your resume, along with your passion and portfolio, and you just might find your next dream job.

Show Off Your Talent

You can begin making a name for yourself while you’re still in barber school. As you learn new techniques and develop your talents, why not set up social media accounts on which to show off your work? Posting your work on YouTube, Instagram, or even having your own professional blog, can be great ways to develop a following while you’re still in school. From there, you’ll have an opportunity to connect and get clients once you finish your program.

Completing barber school and setting yourself up for success takes discipline and planning, but by following these tips, you’ll be in great shape.

For more information on barber programs near you, check out Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy today.


How Hair Competitions Can Help Your Career

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How Hair Competitions Can Help Your Career

Barber Competition

As a beauty and barber school student, have you ever attended a competition event? If you have, you may have had a chance to see or participate in a “barber battle” or hair competition at a show. When you are in school learning the hair trade, it can be valuable to show off your new found skills at a hair competition. Don’t be nervous! These events can truly take your skills to the next level, have you immersed in a super creative environment, and get you used to some of the pressure that comes with being a top tier stylist or barber. Plus, you can actually win some really great prizes and gain valuable experience that you can use in the real world, when you head into your career path after school is over.

Hair Competitions Are Great For Your Career

By getting out there and signing up for a well known competition, you are putting your face and your name directly on your work for people in the industry to see and admire. You can gain exposure this way, which might even lead to the job offer of your dreams. When salons are hiring, they are going to look for students who weren’t afraid to put themselves out there to showcase their skills. Winning some of these competitions is going to look great on your resume, that’s just a given.

Hair Competitions To Consider

There are a good number of hair competitions you can enter. Our students just participated in the FACTS Barber Battle which focused on clipper design. The work done in the competition was absolutely top notch and very exciting to witness.

Here are some additional competitions you might want to consider:

FACTS Updo or Barber Battle: facts-edu.org/events.html
Junior Style Stars: juniorstylestars.com
Beacon: probeauty.org/beacon
NAHA:  probeauty.org/naha/
Premiere Orlando: www.premiereorlandoshow.biz/
Hair Battle Tour & Sneaker Battle: hairbattletour.com/miami-fl-sunday-june-11th/

Being part of a competitive event can truly sharpen your skills, so you can even perform better under pressure. If you are interested in competing next time around at any kind of hair competition, by all means… go for it. You’ll love the feeling and the experience you’ll come away with. It’s a perfect way to learn and showcase your skills as a beauty and barber student, new graduate, or even as a seasoned professional.


Are You Ready for a New Career in 2017?

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Are You Ready for a New Career in 2017? 

A New Career in 2017

If you’re tired of feeling like you’re stuck in a dead-end job that you don’t feel passionate about, then it’s time to make a change. 2017 is just around the corner, and there’s never been a better time to re-evaluate your career options and set goals to get started in a career you love. After all, don’t you deserve to feel a sense of excitement and pride each day when you head into work?

Are You a Candidate for a Beauty/Barber Career?

If you’re the type of person who enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest hair and beauty trends, then perhaps a beauty/barber career is right for you. The people who work in this industry are passionate about hair and beauty, and they enjoy helping people look and feel their best. If you’re the person your friends and family already turn to for help with their hair and beauty needs, and if you’re interested in a job where you get to help others and experience something new every day, then it may be time for a career transition!

Potential Beauty/Barber Career Options

There are so many different job options to explore when it comes to a beauty/barber career. Some of the most common positions include:

  • salon/spa owner
  • hair designer/stylist
  • hair color specialist
  • barber/barber shop owner
  • cosmetologist
  • cosmetology instructor

These are just a few of the career options to consider, but the possibilities are truly endless.

How to Get Started on the Path to a New Career

Does a job in the beauty/barber career path seem like something you might excel in? If so, then you may be wondering what steps to take next. First of all, it’s important to obtain the necessary formal education and training for your desired career path. This means getting enrolled in a reputable and accredited beauty/barber school. Here, you can learn all the specific skills and techniques you’ll need to practice in the field, and you’ll get to enjoy hands-on experience as well.

Specific beauty/barber programs can vary in their required completion time based on whether you plan on enrolling part- or full-time in classes, as well as the number of hours required to complete the program. However, if you want to get started in attending classes early in 2017, it’s important to plan a visit to the beauty school of your choice as soon as possible. By setting up an appointment in December, you can register for your classes and be ready to go by January!

Pursue a more fulfilling and exciting career path in the coming year; consider a career in the beauty/barber industry, where you can make people feel great about themselves on a daily basis!


Famous Female Barbers

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Famous Female Barbers

Tina Sapia Famous Female Barbers

Being a female barber is an unusual occupation. You would normally think of barbers as male, but not anymore. There are a variety of amazing female barbers that are taking the world of hair by storm. As a graduate of our beauty and barber school, the list of alumni is growing everyday. Some of those are achieving fame for their amazing work in the art of hair, doing barber style cuts that are anything but ordinary. Exceptional work is their specialty, and no one personifies this more than Tina Sapia. As a graduate of our school, we are proud to bring you her profile. You can even see her do live barber events on her Facebook webpage, cutting hair in a way that you’ve never seen before.

Tina Sapia grew up in the Lawrence, Massachusetts area, but now makes her home in Florida. She came to barber school a little later in her life, only finding her true passion in her 30’s. As a member of The Barber Society, Sapia is able to gain inspiration and experience from others in her field. Coming up with new artistic designs to give to her clients is part of her passion in this chosen field of work that she excels in. Her motto is “work harder and smarter!” In order to get her hair license she managed to go to work a full schedule and juggle school all at the same time. No one can ever accuse Sapia of not being a hard worker.

The artistic detail in her barber work is incredible. Her background has always been as an artist who loved to put pencil to paper, drawing amazing designs. Realizing that she could apply this to barber work is quite an accomplishment. She’s able to buzz those same intricate designs into that fine layer of hair along a person’s scalp in a manner that is nothing short of genius. Her shop “Sapia’s Barber Shop” in Clearwater, Florida, is routinely booked well in advance with happy clients going in and out all day long. You can check out some of her fine work in photos that are listed on her website, make an appointment, and even see a full list of services her shop offers. They are open five days a week, being closed on Monday and Sunday like most salon establishments.

Her online presence is also strong. More than 3000 people follow her on Facebook. Sapia also posts videos and still shots of some of her hair design work. If you see a style she’s done that you like, she can easily replicate it for you, or come up with something completely new. That’s part of the benefit of her work, endless creativity that keeps her fresh in the game of hair styling. As one of the notable few female barbers in the industry, she’s paving the way for fellow females to follow in her footsteps. You’ll feel lucky if she gets her hands and tools on your head! Her unmistakable style is unique. Those trademark black rimmed glasses, the pompadour hair, and of course her winning smile are just a few things that make Sapia one of the most sought after barbers in the industry.


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