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July 3rd, 2013

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Review: Free Cosmetology Practice Exams Online

February 20th, 2010

Are there any free samples of practice cosmetology exams online to prepare for the written state board cosmetology test? The answer is YES! But not very many…





Number One:

www.onlinecosmetologyexam.com

Website Title: Online Cosmetology Practice Exam Test Free Sample Exams Tests


Search Engine Description: Practice for your cosmetology licensing exam -review and unlimited attempts, plus Free Sample Exams.


Review:There are actually 7 free sample cosmetology exams immediately available on this webpage. Each free sample cosmetology test has 10 questions. So, you can actually access 70 cosmetology multiple choices questions and answers for free on this site (and you don’t have to talk with any sales people or tutors first!). These questions are from actual subjects that will probably be on most state board written exams! The free samples are on the following cosmetology subjects: Anatomy and Physiology; Chemistry; Hair Cutting and Styling; Hair Coloring and Texturing; Nails, Skin, and last but not least Trichology. The site also offers a la carte’ exams starting at $5.99 and up. Total Unlimited Access to all exams on this site is only $29.99. (as of 10/27/2012). I say WOW!

Other sites that are affiliated with this one are (and they ALL have FREE samples):


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The free beauty quizzes are fun, informative and challenging, too.


Search Engine Keywords: free cosmetology exam samples


Result from keyword search: This site is honest about offering free samples. Quality multiple choice questions are available immediately without a download to your computer and without having to speak with a sales person first. My top pick.




Number Two:


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Website Title: Cosmetology


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Review: There is nothing deceptive in this search engine result. What you get is a free three day trial version of their cosmetology practice exams. I think that is fair and reasonable. The purchased version is downloadable to your computer and costs $19.95. (as of 02/20/2010). My second pick.


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Result from keyword search: 3 day free trial




Number Three


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Review: Well, I did not actually find a third website that really did offer a free online cosmetology exam or sample or free trial. However – If you would like to see what the Milady’s book Exam Review for Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2008 looks like, (it doesn’t cost anything to look) then you can visit the above link and consider purchasing this book. I have had this book in my hands. For those who need something in print – this is probably the way to go. There are 124 pages of multiple choice questions and answers taken from the Milady’s curriculum. Price: $26.82 new, or buy it used and save.



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Review: When doing a search on Google with the keywords – free cosmetology exam – you may find this site. However, after searching the content of the webpage, I could not find a single free cosmetology test sample as stated in the description of the search engine results. They do offer cosmetology flashcards for $39.99 (as of 02/20/2010). Which I do think is a great idea. I didn’t buy the flashcards, but maybe you would like to give them a try?


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Result from keyword search: Did not find a free cosmetology exam or exams



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Review: This webpage has the words – free cosmetology practice exam online – in its title. The search engine description I found on 02/20/2010 (above) didn’t have any reference to cosmetology at all. In a search box on the webpage link there are the words – free cosmetology practice exam online. But there are actually no free cosmetology practice exams on this webpage! You can connect to an online tutor according to a big blue button toward the top of the page. If you type a question to the tutor then you will be redirected to a new page where you will be asked for your name. You will also see a BIG red subscribe button to your right on that same page. I didn’t want to get involved in a recruiting chat with a tutor and spend my valuable time subscribing to something (most likely a tutoring service) just to find out if they really have a free cosmetology practice exam online. Anyone else want to give it a try?


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Result from keyword search: Found a page to connect to a tutor, which takes you to another page with a big subscribe button. That’s as far as I got.




Help Choosing Beauty Schools – Ask the Right Questions

December 14th, 2009

If you are considering becoming a cosmetologist, you must first select the best beauty school to attend. there are thousands of beauty schools/cosmetology colleges in the United States. So, how do you go about determining which school would be the best cosmetology school for you? The following questions are great ideas for you to ask beauty school recruiters…

What To Ask the Beauty School Recruiters
or Admissions Directors



(1) Is your college accredited?

(1) Why you should ask this question: Accredited colleges follow high standards and keep track of important statistics such as how many students pass their state board exams; how many of their students actually finish college; and how many students get jobs within 6 months after graduating.



(2) How many students who complete your course pass the State Licensure exam?


(2) Why you should ask this question: A high percentage would mean that the college in question will focus on helping you not only to graduate, but to pass the licensure exam in your state as well.



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(3) How many of your graduates who pass their Licensure exam obtain employment?


(3) Why you should ask this question: Many cosmetology colleges don’t place individuals with an employer. However, if it is an accredited college, they still have to keep statistics on how many graduates find employment. A high average indicates that the college in question has a great reputation among employers in the area. A high average would also indicate that graduates were trained well in interviewing and people skills.

(4) What are your enrollment requirements?

(4) Why you should ask this question:
There may be different enrollment and entrance requirements for many schools. Some will require that you have your high school diploma or GED, while others will require that you have completed a certain amount of your high school education. Some colleges will require an enrollment fee up front, while others will not. Even if you have all ready made up your mind as to which college to attend it is good to have a list of these requirements so that you will be prepared on the date of your enrollment.




(5) Can I come for a tour of your college?


(5) Why you should ask this question:
You can find out many things over the telephone about a college. But don’t make up your mind until you have toured 2 or 3 colleges that you have narrowed your choices down to. A simple 10 to 20 minute visit will give you knowledge a telephone conversation could never offer. Such as: is the college in a good location (easy access, crime rate, etc) Do the students there look busy – content – professional – ethnically diverse? Is there a display of the books you’ll be studying, and equipment you’ll be using? How old or new is the facility and equipment? Is the clinic floor busy with customers? As you can see, this list could go on and on. The visual information you will acquire on a tour is incredibly valuable. A tour could change your mind.




client getting a service at a beauty school

More Questions You May Want to Ask

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative Are all costs included in the tuition?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative Is there financial aid available?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative Are there any up-front fees I need to know about?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative Is there an entrance exam?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative What grade average do I need to maintain to graduate?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative Do you have an attendance policy?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative What would be my weekly schedule?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative How large are the classes?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative What can you tell me about the instructors?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative When was the college established?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative What curriculum do you teach?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative Can you mail me information on your school?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative Do you have a website?

What to ask a Beauty School Recruiters - Admissions Representative Do you have part time and evening classes?

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(Question) Who Else Can Provide You
With Crucial Information?



(Answer) Local Salons and Day Spas.

Call Salons, Day Spas, and Beauty Corporations and ask:

What to ask Salons and Spas about Beauty School Which cosmetology schools do they recommend?


What to ask Salons and Spas about Beauty School Which cosmetology schools do they prefer to hire from?


What to ask Salons and Spas about Beauty School Why do they prefer to hire from specific schools?


What to ask Salons and Spas about Beauty School Where did they attend school?


What to ask Salons and Spas about Beauty School Did they feel they received sufficient training?

Aging and the Skin

November 5th, 2009

As an aesthetician in cosmetology college, you will learn all about the skin which is the largest organ of the body. Everyone has skin! You know what that means? There should always be jobs in the esthetics industry. You will also learn product knowledge and learn how to promote retail sales during your time in the student clinic environment. These skills are important to develop while you are attending school, because after you graduate a decent amount of your commission can be made through retail sales! Don’t ever be timid about selling to your clients. It isn’t hard. Just mention how great their skin would look with a certain product, how someone else you knew used it and they were elated with the results… Little hints here and there during their visit – then you can leave it up to them to suggest their own purchase (that is a soft-sell)!

A great deal of your clients are going to be over the age of 35 in the spa environment. Many of them will be concerned with the effects of aging on their skin. They will look to you for advice on skin care, product knowledge, and you will keep them coming back week after week as long as you took all of your training seriously while in school.

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At www.finallywhatyouneed.com, we are firm believers in getting started early in obtaining knowledge about the beauty industry. So? You are not over 35 yet and don’t feel the need to learn all about the effects of aging on your skin? You might want to rethink your strategy if that is so. Look around. How many people do you know all ready who are over 35? Your mother, aunts, co-workers, and don’t your friends have mothers, aunts and co-workers all over 35, too? Get started researching skin care now, if you are going to be an esthetician and be ready to impress your instructor in beauty school! Besides, it is never too early (never-ever) to begin to protect your beautiful young skin from the brutal onslaught of the aging process.

The aging process begins when we enter the world and the effects of aging are evident in our bodies through out our lives. Beginning in our 20’s, the signs of aging start to become noticeable. Genetically programmed chronologic aging causes changes in collagen and elastin, the connective tissues that supply firmness and elasticity to the skin. The genetic program of individuals is different, so the loss of skin firmness and elasticity occurs at different rates and different times in one individual as compared to another. As skin becomes less elastic, it also becomes drier and underlying fat padding begins to disappear. With the loss of underlying support by fat padding and connective tissues, the skin begins to sag; it appears less supple and wrinkles form.

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Although wrinkles, lines and age spots are formed by the natural effects of getting older, one way to prevent them from appearing early on in life is to avoid direct sunlight and use sunscreens with SPFs 15 or higher. And, although most of us have some form of sun-damaged skin, there are ways to regain healthy, smooth skin. After many years of research, scientists, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have discovered that a variety of natural ingredients and vitamin extracts significantly help slow down and even reverse the signs of aging skin. These ingredients are now found in many physician developed and physician recommended anti-aging skin care products, which are specified below.

Vitamin A (Retinol) – Topical Vitamin A has been suggested to help build collagen fibers within the skin in addition to its more superficial exfoliating property. This is the basis for its use in minimizing the appearance of fine wrinkle lines. Vitamin A or Retinol is the main ingredient found in TYK Young Again, M.D. Forte, DDF and SkinScience products.

Vitamin C – Vitamin C or ascorbic acid acts as an antioxidant and is considered vital in wound healing because it aids in stabilizing collagen. When applied topically, vitamin C can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and may lessen the severity of sunburns. This healing ingredient is found in SkinCeuticals, Cellex C and Obagi Cffectives skin care products.

Vitamin E – Vitamin E is another antioxidant that shows to have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. When applied topically, vitamin E has been shown to improve moisturization, softness and smoothness and also provides modest photo protection. Vitamin E is found in Cellex C, Exuviance and MD Forte products.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) – AHAs are designed to smooth fine lines and surface wrinkles, to improve skin texture and tone, to unblock and cleanse pores, to improve oily skin or acne, and to improve skin condition in general. AHAs are the main ingredients found in MD Forte, TYK Young Again, Super Skin and SkinScience products.

Glycolic Acid – Glycolic acid is the most active and beneficial of the Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (AHAs) in skin care. Once inside the cells, the acid triggers new formations of collagen to plump cells and the ground substances in the skin to reduce wrinkles on the skin’s surface. Glycolic acid is proven to be very effective in the treatment of acne as well as in cosmetic uses. Glycolic acid is found in products by Gly Derm, MD Forte, Z. Bigatti and Super Skin.

N-6 furfuryladenine (kinetin) – The nature-identical plant growth factor, furfuryladenine, retards the aging of plant cells as well as in vitro human skin fibroblasts. This natural, anti-aging ingredient has been proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and is exclusively found in Kinerase creams and lotions. This is a proven alternative for people with sensitive skin or people who are sensitive to products containing Retinol and Vitamin C.
Copper Peptides are the latest scientific breakthrough in skin rejuvenation. Copper has been found to naturally firm the skin, enhance elasticity, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Copper is the main ingredient in products by Neova and Osmotics.

Pal-KTTKS – Pal-KTTKS is an effective ingredient for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s found to promote a smoother, younger complexion quickly, without with out expensive and painful chemical peels, surgery or injections. This patented peptide solution is found in StriVectin-SD.

Green Tea Extract – Green tea’s anti-inflammatory and anti-growth qualities are found in many skin care products designed to reduce the appearance of puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines and large pores. Green Tea is found in the Dr. Brandt skin care line, Z. Bigatti and Gly Derm products.

TNS – The biotechnology of the skin’s natural healing process has arrived with the first tissue repairing complex containing growth factors found in normal, healthy skin. Unlike anything else currently on the market, TNS is the next level of skin rejuvenation that delivers dramatic results, for smoother, softer, younger looking skin. TNS is found in SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex.

Many customers ask which anti-aging product is best and we always respond by saying that there is no best product. Since every individuals skin is different, the results of using anti-aging products will be different as well. We recommend that you consult with a skin care professional prior to use of any new skin care product to determine your skin type, skin condition and possible sensitivities to active ingredients. Your skin care professional may recommend specific products, or you can try a few on your own based on your consultation. If you are not happy with the first product you try, try another one. It’s important that you choose a product and skin care regimen that makes you feel 100% comfortable with the look and feel of your skin.

Massage in the Salon and Spa

November 1st, 2009






The Benefits of Massage in the Salon and Spa

There are several types of massage taught in cosmetology colleges. There is hand and arm massage during a manicure and foot and leg massage during a pedicure. Scalp massage is offered in many salons and barber shops – not to mention a person’s scalp is being massaged whenever they are at the shampoo bowl in a salon. In some states, Estheticians can perform massage due to being licensed to treat the full body, (however, they cannot call themselves massage therapists without that certification) allowing them to perform manual facial massage, reflexology, Swedish full body massage, Acupressure massage, aromatherapy massage, lymphatic drainage massage, chair massage, vibratory massage and some more creative services like stone massage. Those services are fast becoming a part of courses offered at many beauty colleges due to the easy integration of massage services with cosmetology services offered in salon/day spas.


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Sports massage, deep tissue massage and therapeutic massage should not be performed without a massage therapy certification. In some territories and states, beauty schools can offer massage therapy courses.

Of course, there are some safety cautions to consider when performing massage in the Salon and/or Spa. Do not massage if the client has high blood pressure, heart condition, or has had a stroke. Massage increases circulation and may be harmful to this type of client. Have such a client consult with their physician before performing massage. Also, be careful to avoid vigorous massage of joints if a client has arthritis. Be certain to communicate with the client throughout the massage and adjust your touch to the client’s needs. Some clients will need a softer touch, while others will not feel relaxed unless more pressure is applied.

Some of the benefits of massage are listed below:

The Benefits of Massage It is possible for massage to relieve pain because of the relaxing effect the massage has on tense muscles.

The Benefits of Massage Massage nourishes, strengthens and firms muscle fiber.

The Benefits of Massage Massage soothes nerves making the client feel regenerated and invigorated.

The Benefits of Massage Massage promotes warmth by increasing blood supply and circulation.

The Benefits of Massage Massage reduces fat cells in the subcutaneous tissue which helps firm the client’s skin and underlying tissue.

The Benefits of Massage Massage nourishes the skin, by bringing oxygen by way of stimulation of blood circulation. Oxygen is vital to cell growth, and carries away waste products and carbon dioxide.

The Benefits of Massage Massage makes the skin softer and more pliable.

The Benefits of Massage Massage manipulations can aid in depleting fluids in tissues.

The Benefits of Massage Massage can help to reduce puffy or sagging areas.

The Benefits of Massage Massage improves the appearance of the skin. It increases the production of sebum, which helps to regulate moisture content of cells. The moisture helps the skin retain a dewy, youthful appearance and improves the skin’s texture.

The Benefits of Massage Massage loosens and helps to clear away dead surface cells and other debris, revealing healthier skin underneath.

The Benefits of Massage And my favorite: Massage retards aging of the skin!

To obtain proper results from a massage, the Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Pedicurist, Massage Therapist, or Esthetician must have a thorough knowledge of all the structure involved. They must study the anatomy of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Almost every muscle and nerve has a motor point. Clients have different body structures – so the position of motor points will vary on different clients. Your course of study will enable you to understand massage and the proper application of massage in order to maximize the Salon or Spa experience and keep them coming back week after week.


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Hair Removal Techniques

October 24th, 2009





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When studying hair removal techniques in cosmetology college, you will probably learn about the structure of the skin and hair; the stages of hair growth; the functions of the skin; skin diseases and disorders; allergy based skin diseases, hormonal induced skin disorders; skin cancer, and more. You will also be taught how to perform a professional consultation; hygiene treatment; postreatment care; product chemistry and, well – you get the picture. There is more to hair removal than you had previously realized, isn’t there? What a person perceives about cosmetology as a client is vastly different than what a licensed cosmetologist knows. You will be extremely proud of your new-found comprehension when you leave beauty school!

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Of course, you will obtain a large amount of hands-on training in beauty school, also. One of your subjects studied will most likely include hair removal. You will learn methods of Depilation and Epilation. Depilation is removal of hair to the level of the skin which lasts several hours to several days and can be achieved by shaving, depilatories (chemicals) and Friction (buffing). Epilation includes tweezing, waxing, sugaring, threading, electrology and laser hair removal, to name a few. Most beauty schools have hands-on training in tweezing techniques and waxing. You may also have a little theory that includes information on the other techniques listed. A few schools may even offer a course in electrology (you may have to travel to another state for electrology training). Usually laser hair removal is taught by the company marketing the laser machine, and only after you have obtained your esthetician or cosmetician license. A brief look at several different hair removal techniques performed by licensed beauty or barber school graduates follows:

Shaving:

Shaving is the most traditional method of removing unwanted hair. Whether hair removal is done with a straight razor or a triple-blade Schick, only Barbers are licensed to shave in this industry.

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Tweezing:

Tweezers are metal forceps used manually to pull hairs out by the root. Tweezing will be taught in beauty school. You will learn to arch eyebrows and tweeze other unwanted hair. The cosmetology student will learn to always make sure their tool is sharp and sanitary to prevent infections and ingrown hairs. Tweezing can be a tedious procedure for large areas.

Waxing:

It is very possible you will learn to wax in beauty school. Waxing is the longest-lasting temporary hair removal technique available. When wax is warm, it enters the follicle, allowing the hair to be pulled out from the root. You will probably learn to perform the waxing technique on other students. Eyebrows, armpits, arm hair, and leg hair are all areas you may practice on your peers – and they will practice on you – before you begin performing waxing in the student salon. If your skin is hyper-sensitive, or prone to breakouts or allergic reactions, be certain to alert your instructor before student partners are assigned.


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Threading:

Threading, also called fatlah or khite, involves a twisted thread that catches hairs as it is rolled across the skin. The threading method is very popular in Middle East countries as well as India and Pakistan. Thread, usually cotton thread, is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin. As the thread twists it entangles the hairs, pulling them out of the follicle. Your cosmetology book on hair removal techniques may include some information on threading. Hands-on training may not be taught for this method in beauty school.

Sugaring:

Sugaring is an ancient middle-eastern practice which uses an all natural paste or gel made from food-derived ingredients like sugar, water, and lemon juice to remove the hair follicle from the root. The results can last up to six weeks. While there are many recipes, only natural ingredients are used in real sugaring. Sugaring with the paste is considered the traditional technique. A thick, warmed mixture is applied, using the hands, first in the opposite direction of hair growth and next in the direction of hair growth. It’s then flicked off in the direction of hair growth.
Sugaring with the gel is similar to waxing. The gel is applied in the direction of hair growth and removed in the opposite direction. Your cosmetology textbook on hair removal techniques may include some information on sugaring. Hands-on training may not be taught for this method in beauty school.

Electrolysis:

Electrolysis is a time-tested method that was invented more than 100 years ago to remove irritating, in-grown eyelash hairs. Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis, including the eyebrows, neck, legs, abdomen, breasts, and bikini line. This procedure uses low-level electricity and a very fine needle-shaped electrode or metal probe inserted into each hair follicle to kill, or render inactive, the hair follicles. Multiple sessions are needed to attack the hair in the growth phase for electrolysis hair removal to be most effective.
Electrolysis has the best overall results, versus any other method, in ridding hair for long periods of time- or even permanently. Many different hair and skin types can benefit because it doesn’t target hair pigment (color) like laser, but attacks the follicle itself. People that aren’t good candidates for laser can still get electrolysis. Very few beauty schools offer instruction in electrolysis, but there are some.

Laser:

Laser is the most modern technique for hair removal. The ideal candidate for laser work has fair skin and dark hair, but darker-skinned women can have good results with an experienced laser practitioner. For the most part, laser hair removal is not very effective on light blonde or white hair. This service is usually performed in dermatologist and plastic surgeon’s offices or medi-spas where a physician or nurse is always present. Beauty consultants and estheticians can perform laser treatments for hair removal while working under the physician’s license. Training is usually provided by the physician or the company that markets the laser machine used in that office.


Although laser hair removal is often billed as permanent, a more realistic expectation is that your client will see a 50 to 70 per cent reduction of hair after three treatments, performed six weeks apart. On facial areas, maintenance treatments are usually necessary for complete removal. Because laser rays can penetrate deeply, this type of hair removal treatment should be avoided on the eyebrows and in between the eyes. Tweezing, waxing or electrolysis are the choices for that particular area.


Hair Removal – Quiz

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Hair Removal - Quiz