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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 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, you…

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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, our barbering…

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The Upside of Starting A New Career 

It’s a new year, meaning it could be high time for a new you. One of the biggest sources of dissatisfaction in our lives often stem from our jobs. When you’re stuck in a work rut, you can feel trapped and despondent. The start of the year is the ideal time to get a fresh…

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Pantone Color of the Year 2018 in Beauty

Pantone’s Color of the Year selection is always on point when it comes to reflecting current trends. This year’s choice is Ultra Violet—meaning we are bound to see this gorgeous deep purple shade appear in products throughout the beauty industry. Pigmented Makeup Products One of the foremost places you’ll notice the ultra violet shade appear…

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Make’em Look Twice This Holiday! 

The holidays are all about going glam. Unless you’re invited to an ugly sweater party, you’ll want your makeup to be on point to match your stunning outfit. The following are holiday look inspirations to consider for your very busy winter calendar. Matte Makeup If you haven’t heard about matte makeup looks, then you may…

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Top Gifts For Your Hairstylist  

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start making your shopping lists for the people you care about. Considering the important role that your hairstylist plays in your life, it’s nice to remember them during the holidays. No matter your budget, you can show your appreciation with one of these top gifts for your…

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How Salons Can Increase Revenue Through Gift Card Sales

With the holiday season right around the corner, you’ll want to look for ways to draw in more shoppers to your salon. One surefire way to boost revenue for your salon is to offer gift cards. Besides bringing in new and established customers with gift cards, you’re promoting your brand. Gift Cards 101 You have…

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Largo Campus
3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164
Largo, Florida 33771
727.532.2125

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

St. Petersburg Campus
2800 34th St. North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
727.826.0969

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*