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April 3, 2019

The Beauty and The Beast: The Ugly Side of Cosmetology Education

The Beauty and The Beast: The Ugly Side of Cosmetology Education

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The beauty industry is booming, and the cosmetology school industry has grown by 2.7% over the past five years. But with one third of cosmetologists self-employed, and client retention rates declining, are beauty school students graduating with the right business skills? “No,” says Marquetta Breslin, Licensed Cosmetologist, educator, and author of Fully Booked. “And it’s not just about the numbers and the administrative stuff. Getting clients is a real struggle…

Alena Akhmadullina

Alena Akhmadullina Spring 2019 Collection

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Alena Akhmadullina is a ready-to-wear and accessories label born out of St. Petersburg in 2001. Creating a world that blurs the lines between the natural and imaginary, Alena’s collection romanticizes nature through richly colored illustrations of flora and fauna printed onto luxurious silks like crepe de chine and satin. From oversized metallic leaves sewn into delicate organza and portfolio clutches with floor-length fringes, Alena uses storytelling as a lasting inspiration…