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The Lashes Have It – Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry right now. You no longer have to pile on layer after layer of mascara to achieve bold and noticeable lashes or deal with the eye irritation that comes with that. Not only will the lash extensions last a long time and look phenomenal,…

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Tips For Success As a Makeup Artist

Want to turn your passion for makeup into a career? The key to succeeding in the makeup industry and becoming a professional makeup artist is building a rock-solid foundation. While the Internet is full of makeup tutorials, beauty blogs, and resources galore, these cannot replace the value of professional beauty education! When you attend beauty…

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Beauty Inside and Out – Why Beauty Matters

Beauty professionals do more than cut hair and apply makeup. Working on someone’s outer beauty can help them become more confident and truly reflect the person they are inside.

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Meet Our Staff – Lisa Linkous

American Institute of Beauty (AIB) would be nothing without our incredible faculty and staff. Lisa Linkous, often called “Mama Lisa” by her students, is one such member of the AIB family who works tirelessly to help students and clients alike feel special. She has been with AIB for over 15 years, and brings a wealth…

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Tips for Retaining Current Salon Clients

So you’ve been attracting clients, but how do you get them back in your door? Here are our tips for retaining your clients and turning them into loyal customers.

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Meet Our Staff: Kristine Marcum

This month we had the pleasure of interviewing one of our talented cosmetology instructors, Kristine Marcum. She’s a wizard with hair color and has a tangible passion for the beauty industry. She’s an integral part of the AIB family, and makes a noticeable impact on the lives of our students. We hope you enjoy hearing…

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What Careers Can a Cosmetologist Have?

You may associate becoming a cosmetologist with being a hairstylist, and while this is the most well-known career option, it’s definitely not the only choice! American Institute of Beauty, Inc. students often graduate from our cosmetology program with education in hairstyling, esthetics, barbering, manicuring, and even makeup. If you’re more passionate about makeup than hair,…

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Turning Your Hobby Into A Career

Do you spend hours watching makeup tutorials on YouTube and Instagram? Are you a fan of online shopping at stores like Sephora and Ulta? Or maybe you’ve been giving your friends amazing hairstyles and makeup looks for as long as you can remember? Although hair and makeup may seem like just a hobby for you,…

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Hair Trends To Keep An Eye On for 2018

Hey Future Professionals if you are looking to stay on trend and recommend new styles to your guests, consider some of these up-and-coming hair trends. Top 5 Hair Trends for 2018 Boyish Bangs — Choppy bangs that accentuate pixie cuts have been all over the runways this season. This simple and easy style can perfectly…

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Women in Barbering

Female barbers do more than cut hair—they must cut through traditional stereotypes. Unfortunately, there is a long-standing assumption women can’t cut men’s hair properly because of their gender. The truth is women can find major success in the field and build a very large and faithful client base. At American Institute of Beauty, Inc., our…

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