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Why Should I Study Cosmetology?

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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

Top 5 Beauty Trends In Skincare

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Top 5 Beauty Trends In Skincare  

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 the top five trends you need to have on your radar.

Custom Skincare

The one size fits all model for skincare is no longer acceptable. Skincare products are being custom tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. Beauty brands such as Curology, Bioclarity, and Blend and Boost are using analysis tools to match each person with the exact product they need to address skincare issues. All-over skincare is becoming popular too with clients looking to have beautiful and healthy skin, not only on their faces but from head to toe.

Microbiome Products

For years and years, the majority of skincare products have focused on moisture restoration to fix issues like dry and flaky skin. However, the latest products take things a step further by helping the microbiome on the skin’s surface stay balanced. The microbiome on the skin is made up of microorganisms that work together to keep the skin healthy but can be adversely affected by environmental factors. Working to re-balance the microbiome can reverse common skin problems.

Crystal Skincare

Crystals such as ruby, citrine, and amethyst are popping up in more and more formulations of skincare products. The crystals are being used to create skincare products that have anti-aging and revitalization benefits. Crystal facials are also becoming a highly requested service with applications having a detoxing and purifying effect.

Earth-Friendly Treatments

The popularity of products and treatments that don’t contain harmful ingredients has increased substantially. Natural skincare is very trendy right now and involves the avoidance of ingredients such as parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, silicone, and artificial fragrances. Clients want to use products with labels that state they are non-toxic, all natural, and organic. Popular skincare product brands with natural skincare products include Farmacy, Eminence, and Acure.

Rubber Face Mask

Rubber face masks are a beauty trend that has been popular in Korea for some time but has only recently become more well known stateside. The masks may start out in powder form and then once water is added, they take on a rubber texture. The texture allows for the mask’s ingredients to penetrate the skin’s surface deeper.

Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy offers challenging and exciting beauty programs that will teach you all about the newest skin trends to keep your eye on. Programs of study include focuses on skincarespa therapist, and full specialist. Reach out today for more information.

What does an Esthetician Do?

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What does an Esthetician Do?


An Esthetician is a skin care specialist that assess the condition of your skin and performs such treatments as facials, hair removal, and makeup application. Facial services include massaging and treating the face with lotions, creams, and oils. Estheticians not only work on the face but the body as well, including waxing, body wraps, and sugaring.

Esthetician vs. Aesthetician

We see the word Esthetician and Aesthetician used to refer to skin care specialists. So what is the difference between an esthetician and an aesthetician? The two terms are interchangeable (link”).

The word Aesthetician started, and is used, mostly in Europe, whereas Esthetician is the Americanized version of the word. You will see salons and spas use Aesthetician for branding purposes, usually to elicit a sense of “European Luxury”.

What Do You Need to Become an Esthetician?

Estheticians are required to obtain training at a qualified school. Each state has different requirements. In the state of Florida it takes about 9 – 15 weeks to complete, depending on whether you attend full-time or part-time.

Skin care education includes studying and obtaining knowledge about skin analysis, facial treatments, waxing, and makeup techniques. Esthetician students also need practical experience, that is, they need hands-on experience working on real clients.

Is A Cosmetologist An Esthetician?

A cosmetologist can perform hair, nail, and skin care services. With a cosmetology license the beautician can do everything an esthetician does. A cosmetology license encompasses skin care. A person interested in skin care could choose to become a cosmetologist to give themselves and the flexibility to change their specialization in the future.

  • Advanced Skin Care Education
  • An esthetician has many opportunities for career advancement. Besides stepping into a management position at a spa or salon, estheticians can focus on other areas of service to become specialists.
  • Advanced education or techniques include:
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser and Light Therapies, such as LED & Microcurrent for fighting wrinkles.
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist
  • Permanent Makeup
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Medical Esthetics

Is A Career As A Skin Care Specialist Right For You?

If you have been considering a career as a skin care specialist the best way to determine if it is a good fit for you is to do two things.

First, interview someone who already works in the field and ask them questions related to their daily schedules, what they like best, what they like least, and what advice would they have for someone entering the field.

Second, go in and speak with a school representative. Take a tour, ask questions directly related to what is expected of you as a student, and see if you like the environment in which the skin care education takes place.

Tampa and Lakeland Summers – Protect Your Skin This Season

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Tampa and Lakeland Summers  – Protect Your Skin This Season

ampa Lakeland Summer - Protect Your Skin This Season

With the sun-kissed skies always beaming in Tampa and Lakeland, it’s time to implement strategies to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Here are some tips to put in your arsenal to prevent premature aging, skin cancer, sun spots and leathered looking skin.

While there’s no such thing as complete protection from UV rays to prevent skin cancer, using a sunscreen with SPF 15+ that provides both UVA and UVB protection will reduce the risk of skin cancer. Apply it liberally and let it dry for about 30 minutes before going out in the sun, even when you’re just driving to work. If you’re swimming at the pool or beach, reapply sunscreen every two to three hours. Clothing can also help block the sun from getting to the skin. Dark, woven clothing is best or clothing with UV protection is another choice. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using the laundry additive SunGuard, as it gives clothes an ultraviolet protection factor of 30.

Take extra care from sun’s rays by sitting under an umbrella while at the beach and pool or lounging on your patio. Don yourself in a wide-brim hat and sunglasses that block both UVB and UVA rays. And don’t forget to wear a protective lip balm.

Cosmetics can go a long way in protecting your face from UV damage. Keep in mind that these products must have the right ingredients and be applied properly. Look for moisturizes that are labeled “broad-spectrum SPF 15+.” The moisturizer should contain avobenzone, and zinc oxide. Use an eye cream that has an SPF of 15. The next line of defense is in your foundation. Choose a foundation with an SPF rating between 8 and 15. Then, top it off with a powder. Face powder has tiny pigmented talc particles that deliver more sun protection and will help your sunblock and moisturizer stay on longer. Don’t forget your lips either. Opaque lipsticks provide better protection than high-gloss lipsticks. Choose one with an SPF rating of 15 or higher.

Living in the Sunshine State comes with a lot of perks – white powdery beaches, sunny skies and outdoor adventures all year long. Just be sure to take steps to protect your skin from the sun.

How To Become An Esthetician

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How To Become An Esthetician

How To Become An Esthetician

As summer approaches we can’t help but think about skin care, especially here in sunny Florida. Taking care of your skin in the summer months is critical and the more time we spend outside, the more we increase our chances of problem skin. Even with the application of the proper sun screens and moisturizers, there is nothing like getting a facial.

Have you ever wondered about the person giving you that facial? How would your world look if you were an esthetician? Well, hopefully we can show you what it’s like and how you can become a skin care specialist.

What Do Estheticians Do?

The esthetician field provides a number of treatments designed to improve skin. In the beauty business this discipline is focused on skin care and has grown rapidly in the past few years as more and more people are finding it important to improve the appearance of their skin. Some of the following are procedures you will learn and perform as an esthetician:

  • Facials
  • Exfoliation Treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Waxing
  • Facial Massages
  • Body Wraps
  • Hair Removal


Most importantly you will be providing skin care regimes to your clients and helping them understand how to properly care for their skin.

How To Become An Esthetician

Now that you know what estheticians do, how do you become an esthetician? There are three simple steps.

  1. Apply to a school with an esthetician program.
  2. Complete the program and earn your certificate.
  3. Apply for your state license.

Florida Estheticians’ Requirements

In the state of Florida applicants must successfully complete a minimum of 260 hours of education.

Starting Your Career

Now that you have the information on how to become become an esthetician the question remains – do you want to become an esthetician? If the answer is yes and you would like to take a tour of our school, book an appointment with one of our admissions representatives. For Lakeland call (863) 682-Hair (4247), for Tampa call (813) 654-4529 or complete our online request.

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