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

Mentor Spotlight: Dream Maker Joan

Cosmetology InstructorThis Mentor Spotlight is all about Ms. Joan, a Coach and Dream Maker at the Academy of Beauty Professionals – Green Bay!

 

We asked Joan a few questions about her experiences in the Beauty industry. Here’s what she said!

“I attended Martin’s College of Cosmetology in Manitowoc after we moved form the St. Paul area. The first day of school I told one of my classmates that I wanted to be an instructor. All through school that was a goal I wanted to achieve. I was very fortunate that Don, my sister, and my family always supported my plan. After graduating from school I worked at Mid-Cities Barbershop. Again I had Master Barbers there who helped me and Continue reading

Mentor Spotlight: All About Eve

Esthetics Instructor with Student

This Mentor Spotlight is all about Miss Eve!

 

 

Eve has been an ABP Coach at our Madison school since March of last year, but her relationship to the Martin family dates back to the days of Martin’s College of Cosmetology, previously operated by the Martins. She acquired her Beauty education at the IBA Beauty Institute in Madison, WI, Harlod’s Salon in London, England, Gimbels Styling Salon in Madison, Marshall Fields Salon in Madison, J.C. Penny’s in Charleston, SC, Tropical Hair Hut in Goose Creek, SC, Lord & Lou’s Barber Shop in Madison, ETC Master Barber Shop in Madison, Madison College, Martin’s College of Cosmetology, and Regency Beauty Institute.

 

 

We wanted to hear Eve’s story, so we had a Q&A with her and learned a lot! Here’s a summary of that interview:

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What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You??

Have you ever wondered why your favorite color is what it is? Believe it or not, there are psychological reasons why certain colors appeal to us more than others! Check out the infographic below to find out what your favorite color says about you!

 

 

What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You Infographic

Eucalyptus: The SUPER-Essential Oil

Essential Oil

Eucalyptus is one of the most versatile and multi-purposeful essential oils out there! In this blog post, Madison Esthetics student Allison Schade will go over some of the basic properties, the historical value, and some fun ways to use it, including a DIY body scrub recipe!

Eucalyptus: The SUPER-Essential Oil

Written By: Allison Schade

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Nisha’s Take on Inner Beauty

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While we certainly spend a lot of time studying how to look beautiful on the outside, it’s far more important to understand the concept of Inner Beauty. When we feel beautiful on the inside, we feel inspired to reflect that beauty onto ourselves and onto our clients through hair and makeup styling. Once we understand and truly internalize what it means to be beautiful on the inside, only then is it possible to make someone else feel beautiful. This kind of self-discovery is what enables our students to channel their creativity, individuality, and passion for the work that they do. Without an understanding of Inner Beauty, their work is impossible.

Nisha Windom is an Esthetics student at our Madison school – here’s her take on Inner Beauty:

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