Caring for your Nails Between Appointments


Written by: Alisha Westberg

You get your nails done at a salon and they look perfect after your appointments, but how do you keep them looking that good until your next appointment? There are a few key things you can do at home to maintain your nails while you’re waiting for your next trip to see your nail technician.





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DIY Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

DIY Body Scrub


This DIY Body Scrub recipe is an easy, at-home way to exfoliate your skin, while also hydrating and moisturizing! You can customize this recipe so that it ends up being exactly what YOU need. Keep reading for instructions!


Written By: Allison Schade


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The Modern Barbershop: An Emerging Trend

Barbering Equipment

Written by: Hannah Moran

Some people talk about barbershops as a thing of the past – a distant memory of a place where men could gather and get a quality haircut, a close shave, a spotless shoe shine, a glass of scotch, and the neighborhood gossip all in one place. This is what barbershops used to be, but they experienced a big decline over the second half of the 20th century. Well, good news on that front: I’m here to tell you that barbershops are BACK, baby. And now, they’re a hip place for men and women to get modern, trendy cuts and shaves. It’s a great time in history to open a barbershop! Here’s why…

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Testimonial: Alisha Westberg

It is truly inspiring to watch people follow their passion and make a career out of it, and Alisha Westberg is a wonderful example of this.

Alisha is one of Green Bay’s current Nail Tech students. In this blog, she writes about how she became interested in nails and the journey she took in deciding to follow her passion and become a certified Nail Technician through the Academy of Beauty Professionals!

This is her story…

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Testimonial: Lauren Stefanek

Cosmetology StudentEveryone has a story. Each student decides to join the community of beauty professionals for different reasons. Sometimes it’s driven by sheer passion, sometimes there is a true entrepreneurial spirit at work with a vision for a business, and sometimes it’s a spectacular combination of the two!

We asked Lauren Stefanek – a current cosmetology student in Green Bay – about her decision to get licensed through the Academy of Beauty Professionals, and here’s what she had to say!

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The Axioms: Our Philosophy Behind Everything We Do

Here at the Academy of Beauty Professionals, our mission is to help you succeed. We will always be 100% committed to helping you grow as a beauty professional and as a person. Over the years, Founder and Best Practices Coach John Martin has come up with 10 statements which form the framework of our philosophy. He calls them “The Axioms.” Our 10 Axioms serve as a guide to success, if you will. These principles are internalized by our instructors and students alike, and we try to live by them while we are teaching, learning, and growing together at the school. They have evolved over time, but stayed true to their purpose all the while. Below, read about each unique Axiom and the purpose it serves us.

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DIY Tallow Balm: All-Natural Moisturizer!

All-Natural DIY Text

Written by: Amy Vandenlangenberg

Many lotions and balms on the market today contain preservatives and all sorts of chemicals and oil byproducts. It can be hard to find a good product with good ingredients… Fortunately, tallow balm is a nourishing and all-natural product that you can make at home, and it’s so easy!

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Testimonials: Teryn and Por

Teryn Romero and Por Vang are current Nail Tech students at the Academy. These two have big dreams! We are so happy to be able to help them work towards those dreams. Here’s what they had to say about Nail Tech, their goals, and their experiences at the Academy of Beauty Professionals…

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