Cosmetology School Scholarships Available

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The National Inter-state Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) aims to promote the protection of health, safety, and welfare of the public and the professional workforce by actively pursuing excellence in cosmetology and related fields. And, lucky for all of you aspiring cosmetology students, they are also committed to awarding four $1,250 scholarships that will be announced in August at the annual NIC conference.

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Formaldehyde in Nail Cosmetics


Formaldehyde in cosmetics, especially for nail treatments, has been a long standing controversy. It sounds scary, but what exactly does it mean for you? Formaldehyde, which is made up of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon, is also produced by plants and animals. Even when we breathe air, it’s one of the byproducts. It was used as a biological preservative, but it is most known for its use in embalming. Because of its preserving properties, some cosmetics have incorporated Formaldehyde-releasing chemicals into its makeup.

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How to Become a Special Effects Makeup Artist

special effects makeup as a career

Fall has arrived and every makeup artist’s favorite holiday is fast approaching… HALLOWEEN! All the ghouls and goblins will be coming out. Time to break out the liquid latex and spirit gum!

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Get Creative with Your Manicure

get creative with your manicure

Aspiring manicurists and makeup artists can be considered modern day artists. Coloring, shadowing, mixing are not just for watercolors anymore. A huge amount of creativity goes into the world of cosmetology.

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Pennsylvania Beauty School Goes Hollywood with New Special FX Training

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They may be far from Hollywood, but for students who attend Douglas Education Center in Monessen, Pennsylvania, a 16-month program can bring them closer to the “horrific” side of show business. A new Special FX Training curriculum, called the Tom Savini Special Makeup Program, is designed to help them develop the make-up effects and show design skills they’ll need to make it big in movie makeup.

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