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

Acrylic Nails: Regular or Odorless?

Performing Manicure on Client

The difference between regular and odorless acrylics lies in more than just the level of smelliness! In this informative piece, Green Bay Nail Tech student Vanessa discusses the pros and cons of each type, and offers some helpful tips, too! Which type will you prefer? Read on to find out!

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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

5 Benefits of Scalp Treatments

Scalp Treatment

 

Why Get a Scalp Treatment?

Scalp treatments are one of the most underrated services at any salon. Think about it: if you want healthy hair, doesn’t it make sense that you need to nourish the foundation at the scalp? So many people live with poor scalp health, but there are plenty of ways to treat and prevent that while also indulging in the pampering aspect of visiting a salon! There are so many benefits to getting a scalp treatment – here are my top 5 reasons:

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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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DIY Zombie Face Mask

Written by: Lindsay Berceau

Halloween Mask

If you have an appreciation for the theatrical and you’re interested in taking your makeup skills to the next level, then this project is for you! One of the really fun career paths for Estheticians and Cosmetologists is working on movie sets as a Makeup/Prosthetic Artist. This is the kind of thing you could do for a living! Can you believe how awesome that is??

Or maybe you’re just looking for a last-minute Halloween costume, look no further – this DIY Zombie mask project will have everyone at your Halloween party shivering with goosebumps! Green Bay Esthetics Student Lindsay Berceau walks us through the steps. Here’s how to get started…

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