Community Involvement: Day Maker Program

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The Academy of Beauty Professionals is proud to give back to the community through the Day Maker Program. The Day Maker program is all about helping members of the community in need. We partner with non-profit organizations in the community as a means to reach people in need. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we welcome those who are unable to afford salon or spa services into our salon for complimentary services.

 

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Why Choose Beauty?

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We asked students at ABP why they decided enrolling in beauty school was right for them and why they want to be a cosmetologist – here is what they had to say…

“When I first started here, I wanted to go into this program because it sounded fun. Now that I’ve been here for a few months I want to do this program for the satisfaction of making the client happy. I enjoy the instant gratification that comes with a job well done. The client just gains so much self-esteem when they feel good about their appearance. I’m going into this field not just for me, but for them!” – Erica

“I enjoy making people feel beautiful and I know how important it is to need a confidence boost when you’re feeling down on yourself.” – Makayla

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Ridiculously Sweet Valentine’s Day Manicure!

Valentine's Day Manicure

Written by Amber McKendry

Hi Guys! Today I’m going to be demonstrating how to do some simple nail art. One that will be perfect for anyone wanting to get their tips ready for Valentine’s Day.

Tools and Supplies: Nail File, Nail Art Dotting Tools, Alcohol, Zip-Top Baggie, Base Coat, Multiple Pink and Purple Nail Polish (2 of each, a pastel and a darker shade), and Top Coat Polish.

 

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Testimonial: Caitlyn Smyth

Student with Cosmetology Degree

Caitlyn Smyth, 2017 Graduate

I’ll start it off by saying that I definitely think I chose the correct school to go to.

I didn’t want to attend a school that was going to shove a specific brand in my face, and say that this is my only product and only information I’ll learn from. I’ve got friends who are going to different schools, and they don’t like the one brand deal. ABP isn’t that way. It’s a family-run school and that’s what makes it great.

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Written by: Brianna Lindvig

Makeup brushes are used every day by many people, but with every use there is product buildup. This leads to bacteria buildup, which can result in unwanted breakouts. Makeup bushes should be cleaned at least once a week. However, if you are doing makeup on clients the brushes should be cleaned after every use.

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A Lesson in Contouring

Contoured Face

Written by Samantha Chesley

Continue reading if you love a free makeup lesson! When applying foundation I have found it is best to use a sponge. Although some prefer a brush (which works just as well), I have found that sponges are helpful for acne prone skin. I find that sponges cover the skin perfectly by filling in enlarged pores for a flawless finish.

After the face is covered, apply a powder. For contouring, you could use a liquid or powder. I do like liquid, but with my acne problems I learned powder works best. With the liquid it clogs my pores too much, resulting in breakouts.

Right now my favorite contour palette is Shade and Light, but I wanted to try other things, so I recently purchased the Anastasia palette. I do like the Anastasia palette, it blends great. I just wish it also had highlighting colors like Shade and Light does. So when it comes to contouring, personally, I like to use three separate brushes:

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Mentor Spotlight: Miss Elaine

Cosmetology Instructor Teaching

This week’s Mentor Spotlight is all about one of our most experienced Educators, Miss Elaine. Elaine not only has decades of experience in the salon industry, but she is truly born to do exactly what she’s doing at ABP – coaching students to success. A natural leader on the floor and in the performance area, Elaine has a very special talent for working with the students. Her philosophy is to encourage hands-on learning as early as possible, and to guide the students through services as a coach on the sidelines, rather than doing the services for them. And I must say – it really works! Read on to find out more about Miss Elaine and what inspires her!

 

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Mentor Spotlight: Miss Laura

Instructor Teaching ManicuresThis week’s Spotlight shines a light on a very hard-working Educator, Ms. Laura. Laura serves as a Mentor and Coach at our Appleton and Green Bay schools. We wanted to tell our readers a little more about who she is, her beginnings in the world of beauty, and what inspires her, so we decided to interview her on these topics to learn more! Read more to find out all about Miss Laura!Continue reading