Professionals


The most recent posts just for HAIR PROFESSIONALS by Confessions of a Cosmetologist! You’ll find real advice, tips of the trade, pro secrets, and more!




Bleach and Heat

This post was originally intended for professionals, and has been viewable only to subscribers that were verified as licensed cosmetologists or cosmetology students since May 2013.

I decided to unlock this content because our clients can benefit from this information too!

Bleach and heat…the never-ending controversy among stylists nationwide. We all have […]

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Hairstylist Weekly Planner

Most of you know that i’m obsessed with organization…to include color coding everything, and I get especially out of control when it comes to my planner! I just ordered a new hairstylist weekly planner online and I’m super excited to start using it!

If you’re like me, you have trouble finding the perfect planner…or the […]

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Permanent Makeup 3D Microblading

Are you interested in permanent makeup 3D microblading? Whether you want to keep up with the latest trends in our ever-changing industry, or expand your service list to cater to a larger client base…this information will help you grow!

Evon’s Beauty College is located in Southern California and is only […]

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Cosmetology for Women and Men

Just as some fields of work were once reserved exclusively for men, the field of cosmetology used to be viewed as a women-only zone. Times are changing, though—increasingly large numbers of men are enrolling in cosmetology schools across the nation.

Now that the beauty industry is roaring, talent is no […]

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Paul Mitchell Hair Color Competition

Color Outside The Lines is the first ever Paul Mitchell Hair Color Competition!

I’m so excited because I was taught a lot about creative hair color at Rudy & Kelly Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School. We experimented with block coloring techniques, formulated “outside-of-the-box” color combinations, replicated dimensional hair color designs from diagrams, […]

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5 Secrets to Mixing Hair Color

I was inspired to share some of my hair color mixing secrets with you while making a banana pudding pie! I know, it’s totally irrelevant but you never know how things might relate to each other in your daily life. I found myself using the same method of mixing hair color to mix the banana […]

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When I Was a Deaf Hairdresser

There was a short period of time when I was a deaf hairdresser.

I know that sounds odd, but it’s possible. I’m completely deaf in my right ear and that brings along it’s own challenges.

I was “deaf” in both ears for just over a month and it made me see so […]

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What Do I Need for the ABCH Exam?

If you’re preparing for the ABCH exam you may be feeling a little overwhelmed! Luckily, I was super focused on passing and I really dove into the details when it came to studying and preparing for exam day.

Becoming an American Board Certified Haircolorist is no walk in the park…you will need to dedicate […]

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Joico Lumishine Color Swatch Chart

In this post you will find all of the information you need to accurately formulate with Joico hair color. Included are the Joico Lumishine color swatch chart, manufacturer instructions, color to developer ratios, shade descriptions, underlying pigment of levels, etc.!

If you’re new to hair color formulataion- don’t worry! There’s also a color wheel with […]

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Pravana Vivids to Joico Color Intensity

If you’re like me then Pravana Vivids have always been your “go to” for vibrant and trend hair color, but Joico Color Intensity now has more shades and is growing in popularity. Sometimes it can take a little trial and error when switching to a different color line(this is often true with fashion colors because […]

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Erika

Professional Hairstylist | American Board Certified Haircolorist | Makeup Artist | Beauty Blogger

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