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Beauty and Cosmetology Programs: The Complete Guide to Beauty School and Enrollment

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by SEM Tribeca

TABLE OF CONTENTS Beauty and Cosmetology Programs: Areas of Specialty Advanced Hairstyling Cosmetology Barbering Esthetics Facials and Skin Care Nail Tech Enrolling in Beauty and Cosmetology Programs The Future for Beauty and Cosmetology Careers What is a Career in Cosmetology Really Like? What Exactly Are Beauty and Cosmetology Programs? What Are the Requirements to Enroll? How You Can Fit Beauty and Cosmetology Programs into Your Busy Life How Long Does it Take to Complete Beauty and Cosmetology Programs? How to Get Started Now in Beauty and Cosmetology Programs If you have always loved makeup or doing your friends’ hair, if you always keep up with the latest beauty trends and you get excited when you see the newest line of nail polish colors, a career in beauty and cosmetology is for you. To get into this exciting career, all you need is the expert training of beauty and cosmetology programs. Of all the cosmetology schools in Florida, you can’t beat the expert instructors, flexible schedules, or hands-on training that you get at Florida Technical College. Here you can learn skills in all the branches of beauty and cosmetology programs and decide which one you want to focus on for a career. With this complete guide, we’ll show you what all these major beauty branches are,how you can specialize in any one of them and what you need to do to get enrolled in the beauty training program that will get you through the doors of a great salon and a new career in beauty. Beauty and Cosmetology Programs:Areas of Specialty Beauty and cosmetology is more than just hair and makeup. There are so many different skills to learn and different areas in which you can choose to specialize. You can also choose to simply learn them all. Be a specialist, or a well-rounded professional. To help you decide, here is all you need to know about the top beauty and cosmetology programs’ specialized branches.     Advanced Hairstyling “Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts” – Jim Morrison The Mistake Preventer! With a diploma in advanced hairstyling you will learn the latest trends and hands-on techniques for cutting, styling, and coloring hair. This is more than just learning basic cuts and classic styles. This is advanced work, which means mastering the hair trends that women and men are asking for in salons right now.   Career Options With advanced hairstyling courses, you will have a lot of career options. By understanding and having experience with the latest techniques in styling and coloring, you will be in high demand in top salons throughout Florida, and anywhere else. You can work as a stylist; you can work as a freelancer doing hair for individuals or wedding parties; you can work as a personal hair stylist; and you can even use the skills you learn, along with coursework in managing a salon to go into business for yourself.  Latest Trends Trends in hair are always changing, but one thing always remains the same: people need haircuts and styling. Even during an economic downturn, you can expect that people will be paying for their hair care. The hair styling techniques you will learn in beauty and cosmetology programs will help you keep up with trends in style as they change, but as a professional you’ll want to do your own research as well. Looking forward to the next fashion season will always tell you what’s hottest right now. And now in hair, that means big, natural texture, messy-looking knots that actually take a lot of skill to achieve, retro ‘80s volume, and colors ranging from bronze ombré to baby blonde to low-key pink and purple highlights.   Cosmetology  Cosmetologist: The Image TRANSFORMER! Cosmetology courses cover a little bit of everything beauty, but mainly focus on hair, makeup, and salon strategies. Coursework covers administering beauty supplies, managing a salon, applying makeup, hair styling and cutting, and hair coloring. Career Options A cosmetology specialty in beauty and cosmetology programs will prepare you for a variety of careers. With this diploma you could work in just about any kind of salon or even a barber shop. You can work in the beauty supply industry or get into managing a salon or even running your own salon. You can also work as a professional stylist for hair, makeup, or both.  Latest Trends According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, cosmetology is a growing field, with the number of careers increasing faster than average. This means that people are spending more on hair, makeup, and beauty, and that’s good news for you. Even when the economy isn’t doing well, people tend to spend money on beauty and hair care. As for the fun beauty trends in cosmetology this season, start looking for more intense makeup with dark lips and serious eyeliner, textured and curly hair, and difficult, labor-intensive hair styles that require trained cosmetologists to achieve.     Barbering  I’m a barber, what’s your superpower?” Barbering is all about styling for men, and it may seem a lot less complex than what women need, but barber training is essential to do this work. Barbers not only cut and style men’s hair, they also shave and shape facial hair, provide facials and esthetician services, color hair, and often manage and run salons and barber shops.  Career Options With barbering courses during your beauty and cosmetology programs, or even as a specialty by itself, you will gain the skills you need to work as a barber. You might work in a dedicated barber shop, or as a specialist in men’s hair in a salon. You can be a salon or barber shop owner or manager or work as a personal, professional stylist.  Latest Trends The good news about barbering is that there is a growing trend in men spending money on beauty products and services. The trend is still considered new, but is expected to keep growing for many years. It goes beyond barbering in the traditional […]

5 Hot Makeup Trends for Spring 2016

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 by SEM Tribeca

5 Hot Makeup Trends for Spring 2016 The arrival of spring means more than just warmer weather; it also means new trends in beauty. If you’re a makeup fanatic, you are going to love the fun new ideas for spring 2016, straight from the runways. As someone who loves makeup and style, why not use your talents in a new career? With a diploma from Florida Technical College’s esthetics program, you could become a professional makeup artist. Here are five of the coolest trends for this spring, which you can learn how to apply with the right training:   1. Glitter, glitter everywhere. Nothing about this spring’s makeup trends are subtle, and glitter is not just for little girls anymore. The runways for this season were covered in glittery makeup and glitter as makeup. For a toned down version, try a glitter eyeshadow or a shimmery, all-over face powder to give just a hint of glitter and sparkle.   2. Fun French manicures. A manicure is like makeup for your fingertips. A French manicure is a classic, but can also be a little boring and conservative. Think fun and festive for this spring. French manicures have gotten a makeover with tips done in bright colors, metallic, and even glitter. You can even add nail art to the neutral base of a French manicure to make it more fun and trendy.   3. Bright blue for eyes. For anyone who missed this favorite eye shadow shade of the 1980s, it’s back. For spring this year, bright blue hues, applied thickly, are becoming all the rage. From rich cobalt blue and teal eye shadows to shimmering royal blue liner, blues that catch attention are big right now. To go bold, try a bright blue shadow, but for a more subtle take try navy eyeliner.   4. Outlandish eyelashes. Models on the runway this spring were sporting some wild eyelashes. Some were super think, while others were extra-long. Some faux lashes were even trimmed into unique shapes or came in bright colors, especially blue. You can try this trend without looking too outrageous by trying slightly longer lashes or go bold with colored lashes with toned down shadow and liner. 5. Bronze skin. With warmer weather and sunny skies, tanned skin is always popular. This spring, look for a light touch. A light bronzer on the places the sun naturally touches is just perfect. Another technique seen on the runways this season has been a mix of shimmery bronzer with face cream for an all over, subtle glow. Makeup this spring is all about having fun and taking risks. Why not do the same for your career? If you love makeup and have an eye for trends, you could be a makeup artist or esthetician. At FTC, you can earn a diploma in esthetics that will train you for any career in beauty, from working in a salon or spa to being a freelance makeup artist. Choose from two convenient Florida campuses, take courses that work with your schedule, and take advantage of financial aid assistance and you could soon be working in the career of your dreams!   RELATED ARTICLES : New Fall Runway Makeup Trends 2015

10 New Beauty Trends To Try This Spring

Posted on March 17th, 2016 by SEM Tribeca

10 New Beauty Trends To Try This Spring Looking for a little beauty inspiration? While spring may still be a few weeks away, these top new beauty trends are sure to leave you saying goodbye winter and hello spring. Whether you love a full glam look or a total bohemian vibe, there’s something for just about everyone. In fact, the only problem you may have this spring when it comes to beauty is deciding which new look to try first. Check out these 10 new beauty trends to get your creative inspiration flowing. 1.) Tropical Eyes Top beauty trends for Spring 2016 is all about vibrancy. Bold and striking colors are going to characterize this season’s hottest look. Colors such as turquoise and yellow will be primary eye shadow colors, so be sure to stock up now! 2.) Faux Freckles Great news for the freckled ladies among us, freckles are expected to be all the rage this spring. For those who love the look but are not blessed with these beauty marks can achieve the look by using a brown eye pencil. Simply dot the freckles along your cheeks where they naturally would arise, and voila, your face is now freckled. (Time in the sun is not even required!) 3.) Cherry Red Lips While a classic red lip is always in style, this spring be on the lookout for hot cherry red lips. For daytime and nighttime wear, red lips are a must this spring. Looking for a bolder look? Don’t forget to add liner to really make your lips pop. 4.) Blue Liner Love color? If so, be warned, you might become obsessed with this beauty trend! Especially stunning on brown eyes, blue liner is a bold new beauty look for this spring. Simply line the bottom of your eyes and you’ll instantly be rocking a cooling and refreshed look. 5.) Blushing Bronzers This beauty trend is the perfect way to show a little color without spending time in the sun. If you’re looking for that perfectly peachy glow, look no further than this spring’s hottest bronzer. Blend a light pink with a dab of bronzer and watch your face glow. 6.) Rose Eyelids This spring your cheeks will not be the only thing looking a little rosy. If the runway was any indication, rose infused eyelids are going to be a hot beauty trend this spring. Simply dash a bit of pinks along the eyelids or up until the brow for a bold new look. 7.) Abstract Liner Tend to be conservative when it comes to eyeliner? In spring 2016, it’s all about thinking outside of the lines. How to get the look? Play up the corners. Don’t be afraid this season to extend your liner beyond the corner of your eyes to add a dramatic flair. Or, opt for under eyeliner only for a subtle and seductive look. 8.) Full Brows Think twice before tweezing those eyebrows away. While perfectly thinned brows were once the hottest trend, it’s all about full, sleek brows this year. To give your brows a lift, simply use a light pencil to shade for a sophisticated look. 9.) Lined Lips Whether you’re rocking a natural beige or a bubblegum pink, you won’t want to forget the lip liner this season. Adding volume and sheen, lip liners are the perfect way to make any pair of lips pop while also keeping the color looking fresh. In fact, lip liner is the ideal tool for making sure your lip color lasts all day long. 10.) Nail Art Looking to make a statement this spring? If so, look no further than this season’s eye-catching nail art. Featuring vibrant colors, and glam galore, nail art is a simple way to make a bold statement. Whether you prefer ruby reds or orange hues, there’s a nail color for you this season. Love all things fashion and beauty? If so, you may also love a career in cosmetology. Offering a cosmetology diploma program, Florida Technical College can help you turn your passion into a reality. Ready to learn more? Click the link below to get started today. Request Information RELATED ARTICLES : The Hottest Hair Trends for Summer 2016 8 Simple Yet Stunning Nail Trends You Should Try This Spring  

Choosing Cosmetology Schools in Florida: What to look for

Posted on August 14th, 2015 by Nathalie Turotte

Choosing Cosmetology Schools in Florida: What to look for Good morning, class! We’re going to start the day with a one-question pop quiz! Don’t you just LOVE pop quizzes? What is the one obstacle that stands in the way of anyone who wants to become a cosmetologist in Florida? a) An education b) Money c) Time d) None of the above The correct answer is d), “None of the above.”   The one thing that stands in the way of anyone who wants to become a cosmetologist in Florida is passing the licensing exam. Understanding this fact will help in the selection of the right cosmetology school. Will the School Prepare Me to Pass the Licensing Exam? Don’t ever think of education as an obstacle. It is preparation. In this case, it is preparation not only for a specialized career in cosmetology, but to pass the licensing exam. Therefore, your initial consideration when choosing a cosmetology school in Florida is being certain that the school you choose will prepare you to pass the exam. For Florida Technical College, the answer is “Yes.” Course COS2006 is entitled Occupational Seminar/Board Exam Review. The exam is easy when you are prepared. Is Financial Aid Available? Here is an amazing statistic. “100% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs” for the FTC Cosmetology program. Money is available in the form of grants, scholarships and loans – and FTC will help you get it. Give FTC another “Yes.” Financial aid is available. We’ll help you find it. How Will I Find the Time? Finding a school that offers both day and evening classes, as well as flexible scheduling, is important for anyone who may have significant responsibilities outside of school. Does FTC qualify? Yes, it does. Is There Hands-On Training? Training in practical, hands-on skills is not really training if it does not include actual hands-on training. Nearly 25% of the Cosmetology program at FTC is hands-on lab or on-site experience. That’s the equivalent of seven 40-hour work weeks. Again, that’s a “Yes” for FTC. Real training on real people. Will I Get Personalized Attention? One of the biggest fears of students in any area of study is the fear of failure. It’s important to find a school that offers small classes that allow for the kind of personalized attention that transforms fear into confidence. That transformation is one of the most critical components of preparation. Rack up another “Yes” for FTC. Do the Instructors Have Expertise and Experience? The best teachers are the ones who have “been there/done that” experience. Only they are equipped to go beyond theory and technique and add the lessons that can only be taught from real-world experiences. FTC instructors are “industry experts with real-world experience.” Will I Be Able to Gain Practical Business Skills? This is especially important for those who hope to own and operate their own business. That’s why the best cosmetology schools in Florida offer courses in ethics, legal compliance and salon design and management, just like FTC does. There is nothing like being a cosmetologist and owning my own business. What Are My Chances for Finding a Job After Graduation? No one can answer that question, and ultimately, the level of success you achieve in school or after graduation is largely up to you. Nonetheless, the best cosmetology schools offer job placement services and their students have a high statistical rate of success. In the 2013-2014 school year, the job placement rate for students at our Deland campus was 100%. FTC qualifies again. May I Visit the Campus? Yes! Most definitely, “Yes!” In fact, we urge you to visit our Deland and Kissimmee campuses to see our modern facilities and meet our staff. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Not to mention that you will be impressed. Click here to contact us. We would love to show you more about how we can prepare you for a successful career in Cosmetology. You will be amazed at the opportunities that await you at Florida Technical College.   RELATED ARTICLES : Cosmetology Schools in Florida: Hair Care and More Learn about Face Shapes at Florida Technical College