Jenks Beauty College

Protecting Your Skin and Hair For The Summer Season

Summer has finally rolled around! Sunshine, warmth, pool days, beach trips, and festivals are all here. The changing of the seasons brings great things, but it can be hard on your skin and hair. Increased exposure to heat, sun, salt, and chlorine can really do some damage. Even turning on the air conditioner can cause your skin and hair to dry out because in addition to cooling things off, it also dehumidifies the air quite a bit. So, what can you do this summer to protect your skin and hair? Here are some tips we have gathered to help you keep your skin and hair looking as beautiful, lush, soft, and smooth as possible:

Hair

Keeping skin and hair safe in summer
Everybody knows that you should protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. But what about your hair? A lot of people don’t think about taking protective actions for their hair when they are going out to lay by the pool or play on the beach. Chlorine from pools, salt from the ocean, heat, and sunshine can all dehydrate and damage you hair, making it frizzy and unmanageable. There is a myriad of things you can do to protect you hair from the summer elements.

    1. Cover it up!– If you are planning on spending a lot of time out in the sun, wearing a hat is good idea. Hats help protect both your scalp and hair from the elements and will help keep it healthy.

Keeping skin and hair safe in summer

  1. Keep it up!– Put your hair in an updo, braids, or a messy bun instead of leaving it down and parting it. The bun helps trap moisture and also protects your scalp from burning where the part in your hair would normally be.
  2. Clean it up! (or not)– Shampooing your hair too much can be counter productive during the summertime. Your body produces oil for your hair naturally that will protect it from the sun. Instead of washing your hair with shampoo everyday, try using a cleansing conditioner or a dry shampoo a few times a week. Rotate between these different types of products to help your hair keep some of its natural oils.
  3. Smooth it out!– There are a lot of products out there that you should use to help keep your hair in amazing condition during the brutal summer months. There’s masks, leave in conditioners, dry shampoos, mists, and sprays that can all help rescue your hair from the summer elements. Research the variety of products out there and how they protect your hair from the sun and heat. Find ones that will work best for your hair and the conditions you live in.

Skin

The most obvious thing you can do to protect your skin from the sun is to apply sunscreen. But choosing the right sunscreen can be tricky because there are so many options. SPF stands for “sun protection factor” and refers to how much protection from the sun’s UV rays the sunscreen offers. Using a higher SPF sunscreen will provide better protection.

Keeping skin and hair safe in summer

Some other good things to do when using sunscreen is to apply it often. Sometimes the sunscreen won’t last very long because of water, sweat, or using a towel to dry off. Reapplying sunscreen every two hours is a good practice to adopt. Also, you need to give your sunscreen time to work. It takes at least 20 minutes to absorb into the skin and work effectively. Applying sunscreen with the other lotions or skin creams that you use on a daily basis already is a good way to make sure it soaks in and works well. It’s also important to be cautious when using a tanning bed. Just like the sun, tanning beds can burn your skin and cause a lot of damage.

In addition to using sunscreen, wearing clothes that effectively block the sun is a good way to protect your skin. Long sleeve shirts and pants that breathe well are a good choice. This will protect you from the rays of the sun, but still allow you to stay cool in the heat.

Now you’re ready to head out and enjoy the great weather! If you’re interested in learning more about how to make your hair and skin beautiful check out our cosmetology and esthetics programs. You can also contact us to learn more. Have a great summer!

Who is Beauty School For?

You have been contemplating being a cosmetologist for years. Since the day you “accidentally” cut your younger sister’s hair and tried to blame it on the dog, in fact. It has been a dream that has been heavy in your mind since that fateful day, but now that it is finally here and you are steps away from enrolling, you are wondering if it’s right for you.
Will you fit in? Is this career a good fit? Are you good enough?
Do not fear. Everyone has these moments of worry, and if you find yourself here take a look at our five points that will help put them at ease.

  1. Your Creativity Shines!

    Beauty School PathYou have always been a creative person, you find yourself watching the hairstyles in movies or videos on DIY hair masks and successfully replicating them. You are always begging your friends to let you try the newest color technique and making masterpieces on their hair, or hosting your own spa night. That creativity is begging for an outlet and pursuing a career in cosmetology can give you just that.

  2. You Aren’t Afraid To Fail!

    Anything you do in life is going to be a trial, and sometimes you will fail. But with every little “fail” you experience, you grow twice as much in the other direction! While fails may be scary, you are ready to embrace each one to become a master in your field. Whether you are a hair cutting master, or a waxing maven – you are ready to fight.

  3. You Love Making Friends!

    Beauty School PathTalking to people doesn’t scare you, and making friends comes easy. You love getting to know people and hearing their stories, whether they be in your chair, or sitting next to you in class. Learning together with a group of amazing friends seems like a dream come true, and that’s exactly what is going to happen in cosmetology school!

  4. Hard Work Doesn’t Scare You!

    Beauty School PathWhile some people shy away from digging in deep, you are always the first to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done. Getting messy doesn’t scare you, whether it’s mixing hair dye, applying mud masks, or anything in between. You are ready to tackle it, and have baby wipes and paper towels ready to manage any messes.

  5. Your Passion Runs Deep.

    Even though you worry about if you will fit in in beauty school, you are driven by a heavy need to follow your dreams, and to make this your everyday. You are ready to wake up every morning and do something you love, and you know this is it. You are ready to follow your dreams.

Feeling better? We hope so, because our next cosmetology class starts soon and we would love to have you join us! That career in beauty is calling, don’t make it wait any longer.

What Can You Do With an Esthetician’s License in Oklahoma

If you are thinking of pursuing an esthetics license in Oklahoma, you are probably wondering what you can do once you have sat for the state boards and have that shiny license in hand. The answer is easy: a lot more than you think. A quick online search found over 200 job listings for estheticians local to Jenks – that’s a lot of need!
If you are looking into pursuing esthetics as a career, here are some amazing things you can do with it.

    • Waxing Salon

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      While waxing may seem like an add on to an ordinary day at the salon, many waxing specific salons have begun popping up, offering specialized hair removal services including traditional waxing, sugaring, and threading. Waxing is a steadily growing offshoot within esthetics that is in need of some talented individuals to help it grow.

    • Day Spa

      What can I do as an Esthetician
      This is perhaps the career path that most people associate with an esthetics future. Working in a day spa will allow you to utilize all of the expertise you learned in school, from waxing to facials to makeup. And as the spa industry continues to boom and grow at a rate of 59% per year, positions are always opening up as the demand increases. Esthetics truly is a hungry industry, looking for well trained players to fill their ranks.

    • Management

      What can I do as an EstheticianIn order to receive your esthetics license you will be training in the basics of business and salon management. These are valuable courses that can open up a wide variety of doors for students in the future, creating the possibility to manage a spa, or even own one. If you dream of owning a spa and bringing a custom experience to customers, you can make that dream come true.

Are you convinced? We wouldn’t blame you, esthetics truly is a future full of possibility, with hundreds of job opportunities that could be available to you.
Ready to get started? Contact our admissions office today and get ready to change your life.

Male MUAs Who Are Paving the Way

Some of our favorite makeup artists are new and trendy male MUAs who are showing off their skills on social media. If you’re not following these guys, you’re missing out! Check out our top 5!

1. Manny Gutierrez

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2. James Charles

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3. Patrick Starrr

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4. Bretman Rock

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5. Michael Finch

Who are your favorite male MUAs? Share with us in the comments below!

Cosmetology: The Perfect Career for Moms

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Being a mom is a job in and of itself. Adding a full-time job to the equation seems nearly impossible. Between the soccer practices, theater rehearsals, and the dreaded parent/teacher conferences, where is the time for a career? We admire that moms always seem to put their children first, but we think it’s possible to have the best of both worlds. How, you ask? Cosmetology! A future in beauty could be the answer to your inner career debate. Here are some reasons why we think that cosmetology is the ideal career for moms.

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Flexibility

Who doesn’t love to choose their own schedule? Trying to fit in a 9-5 while being the glue of your family is not ideal for most women. As a cosmetologist, you can build your work schedule around your mom schedule.Cosmetology allows you to put what really matters first, and that’s your family! Never miss another ballet recital or family dinner again.
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It’s a Growing Industry

The world of cosmetology is on a path of continual upward growth. It’s predicted that between 2012 and 2022, cosmetology jobs are expected to grow at 13%. Growth is something that one should always look for in a career choice. Without growth, your career could easily become stagnant and that isn’t something that anyone wants. With such high rates of growth and progress in the world of beauty, your career options are countless! The best parts are that there are cosmetology careers offered across the globe! Once your kiddos grow up and decide to attend college across the country, no problem! You can pack your bags and tag along. Is being an overbearing mama bear really a bad thing? Yeah right!

Adult Interactions

We aren’t saying that you don’t cherish each and every moment with your children because we know that’s not true. As an adult, though, as much as you enjoy the in-depth discussions of Dora The Explorer and nap time, it’s normal to crave adult interactions. In cosmetology, you get to mingle with various crowds ranging from CEOs to school teachers. You will get to meet all different types of people throughout your day! Each day will consist of new people and new conversations. Aw, just imagine the intriguing and mind growing conversations that are to be had. By the time your day comes to an end, you will actually look forward to an extensive, Scooby Doo convo.

You Become a Role Model for Your Kids

As a cosmetologist, you wear more than one hat and answer to more than one title. You are a saleswoman, an artist, a trendsetter, and not to mention, an entrepreneur. Your kids will learn that they can be anything they want to be if they put their minds to it! You can lead by example and become an inspirational figure for your children to look up to.

It’s Never Too Late to Start

More often than not, as a maternal instinct, moms choose to put themselves last and always place their family before them. They slowly push their goals further and further behind until they seem utterly unattainable. At that point, they are usually put away and forgotten. We have good news, though, there is no age limit in cosmetology. There is no timeline as to when you can become a cosmetologist.

“Even if you think the tentacles of security have already wrapped themselves around you and you can’t move because of your obligations, it’s never too late-there are always unlimited ways to follow your dreams, and it is much easier than you think.” – Rhonda Byrne

We know how intimidating starting something new can be. You owe it to yourself to follow your dreams, so don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back. As we mentioned before, we truly admire the dedication and hard work that goes into being a mother. That is why we offer flexible class schedules like night classes to accommodate your motherly obligations! If you want a way to express your creativity and you need flexibility, then check out our cosmetology program and see if a career in beauty is the right path for you! You can also learn more about what your journey through cosmetology school will look like by clicking here.

Your Journey Through Cosmetology School

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So, you’ve decided to go to cosmetology school, and you are a little curious about what your next year is going to look like as a student. Surely you have read all the technical descriptions you could find about what you’ll learn in the classroom and what it’s like on the floor, but we have a hunch that if you talked to a cosmetology student, they will describe their journey as much more than technicalities. That being said, we have broken down the rollercoaster of feelings, emotions, and thoughts that you’ll ride through during your time as a cosmo student. So, put on your seatbelt and prepare for a ride through twelve months of cosmetology school.

Month one


Starting something new is always nerve racking and even a little scary sometimes. But don’t let that hold you back from jumping right into cosmetology school and giving it your all. We know that it’s hard not to have some preconceived notions when the constant thought of starting school trumps most of your other thoughts. It’s okay to have those notions but it’s important to keep an open mind and acknowledge the fact that everything may not be exactly how you imagined. Embrace change, accept the new and adapt to the unknown. After all, this is what you’ve been waiting your whole life to do!
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Month two


Take a deep breath and know that you can do this. Now that you have some weeks under your belt, you should realize that by now that you have the skills it takes to become a cosmetologist! Like we said before, we know that starting something new can be scary sometimes you may even feel a little unsure if you’ve even made the right choice. Trust in yourself and remember that you made this choice for a reason and it is the right choice!
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Month three


By now, some things may still be a little fresh, but one thing is for sure and that is the realization that you are starting to make some amazing new friends. In the Jenks cosmetology program, you are going to be spending anywhere between 23 and 30 hours a week with your classmates. It’s no secret that you are going to build some amazing friendships in that time. You will watch each other grow, support one another’s dreams, and help each other when you run into a roadblock. You may lose touch with some after graduation but some of them may turn into lifelong friends.
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Month four


By the time month four rolls around, you’re feeling pretty good about the talent you’ve perfected and the new skills that you have learned. Then, you hear that your time has come to start taking clients on the floor. Suddenly, all of that newfound confidence dwindles and you start to question if you’re really ready for the floor. Good news, your excitement will most likely overtake that fear, and you’ll walk on the floor like you own the place.
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Month five


Now that you’ve adjusted to being on the floor, you are absolutely loving it. You get to practice the skills you’ve learned with real-world clients and still continue to obtain more knowledge. With the help of your instructors and your guests, you will learn ways to enhance your technical cutting, coloring and styling techniques. You’ll start to express your creativity through your services and personalize each of your guest’s experiences. The more you continue to learn the more confidence that you build within yourself. You can finally rid your mind of those pesky thoughts of not being ready to be on the floor. We’ve already established that change and progress can be scary but be sure to keep your mind filled with positive thoughts and reassure yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to!
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Month six


Now that you have had the opportunity to be on the floor for a while, you’ve probably built some great relationships with your guests. You’ve maybe even had the privilege of returning guests that pre-book or specifically request to see you. Isn’t it a great feeling knowing that you provided such an amazing service to your guests that they want to see you again? Your guests are what make everything you do so worthwhile. Something most cosmetologists have in common is their internal desire to make others feel beautiful and you have definitely chosen a wonderful career to do just that. Maya Angelou once said,

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Be sure to keep that in mind when you have new and even returning guests in your chair.
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Month Seven


You’ve been in school a while now and you’ve been presented with the endless paths that your career could take. Appreciate that! You’ve chosen a career that opens so many doors for your future. From makeup artistry and hair coloring to salon ownership and so much more, you have the power to choose what is right for YOU. Modern Salon wrote a great article that discusses some career opportunities for cosmetologists and it’s important to use resources like this and consider all of your possibilities before you set your mind to just one!
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Month Eight


Wow, you’ve made it 8 months already, can you believe it? Time really does fly when you’re having fun. You’ve covered most of the basics by this point and now you are really focusing on perfecting your skills. The last few months are going to fly by so be careful what you wish for. Before you know it, you are going to be signing up for your state board practicals!
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Month Nine


Just when you think you know it all, you still have more to learn! It’s easy to get overly confident in your abilities, but it’s important to remember that learning should never stop. The minute you decide you know everything is the minute your talent goes dormant. Always keep your mind open to new things and take a minute to appreciate your cosmetology school education.
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Month Ten


It’s finally starting to sink in that you get to do this for the rest of your life! How awesome is that? You get to make a career out of your passion. The thought of all your possibilities will probably give you butterflies every now and again. Get used to it because this is your life!
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Month Eleven


You know that terrible feeling you get towards the end of your senior year of high school? You are probably starting to feel the same thing now that you are just weeks away from graduating cosmetology school. We don’t care what the medical journals have to say, Senioritis is a real thing. Symptoms may include: daydreaming of your future in the world of beauty, imagining the amazing feeling you’ll get when you ace your boards, and reflecting on all you’ve learned. It also features a strong urge to fast forward time to graduation. You have to hang in there, though. Graduation is just around the corner, and it’ll be here before you know it.
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Month Twelve


What did we tell you? Graduation is finally here, you did it! Take a moment and pat yourself and your fellow graduates on the back. No one ever said that it would be easy, but it is worth it! Now that you are done, and you’ve taken the appropriate time to celebrate this momentous achievement, it is time to start thinking about your boards. Study, study, study! Once you pass the necessary tests and obtain your official license, it’s finally time to start the next chapter of your life as a professional cosmetologist. Congratulations!
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Now, we understand that every school is different and each month may vary depending on what school you are at. Most importantly, though, we just want to make sure that you realize the amazing experience you are about to embark on by enrolling in cosmetology school. You should be proud of yourself and the action you’ve taken to create a great future.

We want to hear about your journey through cosmetology school! Share with us in the comments what cosmetology school was like for you. If you are thinking about a career in cosmetology and this journey sounds like something you’re ready to start, then visit our cosmetology page to learn more about our program and see if this is the right choice for you!

2017 Resolutions: Better Hair & Skin

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With 2017 upon us, it’s always a great time to start thinking of ways to improve your beauty routine. If your hair and skin have a good year, so will you! So, we have some must-do resolutions to make your hair and skin happy this new year.

Lay Off The Heat

Please, your hair is begging you: stop with blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons! Make 2017 the year that you go a little more natural.

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Take Your Makeup Off At Night

We understand that by the time 10 o’clock rolls around, the last thing you want to do is spend another 15 minutes a skin regimen. But listen, you can skip the 4-step regimen and simply use some makeup removing wipes. That way, you spend a quick 60 seconds removing your makeup and your skin is happy and so is your sleep schedule.

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Get Regular Trims

It’s rumored by many that if you get your hair cut more often, it will grow faster. FALSE! Although regular trims don’t actually make your hair grow faster, what they can do is rid your ends of any splits or damage alleviating breakage. So, get your butt into a salon at least every five weeks and keep those ends looking healthy. You’ll be thanking us this time next year when you’ve finally accomplished the length you’ve been working towards.

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Drink More Water

Remember when your mother would always tell you to drink more water? Well, she was right. Water can remove toxins from your body which can result is healthier skin and hair! So the next time you feel like your skin or hair is dry, take that as a sign to make the resolution to drink more water!

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Stop Hoarding Product

We know how hard it is, when you are constantly buying new hair and skin products, to not throw away the olds one but it is so important! Check out this list and you’ll be surprised at the life-span of some of your products. You’ll miss them, but your skin and hair will thank you!

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Master A New Technique

Trends are constantly coming and going but if you want to hop on the trend train, please, master the trend first! You don’t want to be that person that jumps prematurally. Check out our programs page and learn more about how Jenks Beauty College can help keep you up-to-date on the latest beauty trends.

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Do you have some beauty resolutions of your own, this year? Share them with us in the comments!

What Are You Giving Thanks For?

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Jenks Beauty College Wants to Say Thank You.

We want to make sure that all of our partners, students, and staff know how much we appreciate them. The holiday season only comes around once a year, and we want to take this time to let everyone know what they mean to us!

Here are a few things we are grateful and thankful for this year:

Our Students

Without our students, we wouldn’t have anything to keep us going. Thank you 2016, and past, students!

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Our Staff

Our students wouldn’t thrive without our dedicated staff! It takes a special type of leader to take their knowledge and pass it on to the future generation of beauty professionals. We couldn’t do this without you!

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The Beauty Industry

The industry is booming. We are grateful that we live in a time that we can pursue our passions and make a living. We think it is amazing how much you can accomplish in 2016 as a hairstylist, hair colorist, hair designer, makeup artist, or any other beauty professional who works hard. The industry has grown so much, especially for cosmetologists, barbers, and hairdressers, and it only continues to grow!

Trends

It might seem silly to say that we would like to give thanks to this year’s trends, but we really are. Without hair and fashion trends, our ability to be creative in our careers would be limited. We want to thank grey hair, cotton candy colored hair, highlighter, and cut creases for making a statement this year.

Makeup Artistry

This year, we’ve seen makeup artistry flourish as a highly-respected profession. We want to acknowledge the fact that makeup artistry is, in fact, an art. You have to take the time to learn the craft well. We love makeup artists! We also love all the different makeup items that have hit the shelves this year, from rainbow highlighter to unicorn brushes.

Our Community

The Oklahoma community is an amazing place. We want to recognize them as a part of our success. Our students have the opportunity to practice on real clients because our community allows them to! Our guests are always one of our top priorities. To help give back to our local community, make sure to check out our blog on all the things you can do this giving season.

What are you thankful for this year? Make sure to tell is in the comments below!

Love Your Skin! Skincare Tips to Make You Shine!

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At Jenks Beauty College, we love the skin we’re in! Our esthetics students are here to learn how to make their clients feel the same way. That’s why we’ve partnered with skincare leader Dermalogica. We know that, at every age, skin problems can be a burden. Here are a few things you can do for your skin at any age.

For every age, skin needs a good SPF, exfoliation, a good cleanser for your skin type, and you need to drink lots of water. These rules will reign true for each of these age groups!

Teens to Late 20s

Remember to wash your face. It may seem trivial, but washing your face twice in a day, once in the morning and once at night, will help keep oiliness at bay.
Hands off. Avoid touching or picking at your face. This can clog pores and create acne.
Avoid a diet that is high in sugar. Sugar causes bacterial growth on your skin, resulting in acne.
Find an esthetician that can help you achieve your goals.

Late 20s to Late 30s

Moisturize. The sun isn’t the only part of mother nature that can wear your skin down. Protect your skin from a variety of other environmental factors by using a moisturizer.
Start adding anti-aging products into your routine.
If you don’t have one already, get yourself an esthetician you can trust. They can help you get the right products and treatments for your skin.

Early 40s to Late 50s

Create your own skincare routine. Every age requires a new skincare routine. Your skin is growing and changing just like you. Your needs in your 20s will differ from the needs in your 30s. Make sure to find a product that fits you. As we’ve mentioned before, find an esthetician who can help you make the right skincare decisions.
Collagen. Keep your skin supple and wrinkle free by adding a moisturizer with collagen to your routine.
Focus on your under-eye area. The skin under your eyes is delicate. Find a product that will help you keep that area moisturized and firm.

Late 50s and Above

Antioxidant rich moisturizers and eye creams. This will help keep down inflammation.
Add a retinoid to your nighttime routine. Retinoids help pores become smaller. They also boost collagen.
Moisture! Finding a moisturizer that is also an SPF is a bonus!

There are several products you can purchase to help accomplish the skincare goals you want, but there are also a few DIY options out there, too! Check out these recipes for easy-to-make masks to use when you can’t get to our student spa! Do you have any skincare tips? Share them with us on social media!

The best tip we can give above all is to love your skin! If you love the skin you’re in, you will have a youthful, inviting glow that comes from within. Make sure to check out the services we offer in our spa, and see what one of our student estheticians can do for you. If you’re interested in helping people look their best, check out our esthetics program!

Love Where You Live

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The holiday season is almost in full swing. There are many opportunities to give and receive gifts from family and friends, but have you given back to your local community yet? Jenks and Tulsa have several volunteer and charity events happening throughout the months of November and December. Get ready to fill other’s hearts with joy (and yours too)! Here are a few of the events you can participate in:

Bell Ringing in Tulsa

Interested in raising money for The Salvation Army and The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Tulsa? Volunteer to become a bell ringer on Saturdays from November 17-December 24. The donations go to the surrounding Tulsa community. See more information about volunteering here.

Christmas for Kids

Help sort and organize gifts for kids in the Tulsa foster care system. This volunteer opportunity is hosted by OKDHS Christmas for Kids Program. This event starts on December 2 and goes until the 21st. Ready to make a difference in a child’s life? Volunteer here.

Reading Partner

From now until May of 2017, you can help Tulsa Legacy Charter School students learn to read at their grade level. As a volunteer, you could be a part of a child’s learning foundation. See their volunteer page for more info on signing up.

Hospice Friend

Assist terminally ill patients by being a companion. Rivercross Hospice is looking for volunteers in Tulsa to spend time with patients doing things like reading aloud, running errands, making phone calls, and doing household chores. You can also help them do fun activities like painting their nails and writing letters. Find out how to sign up and integrate this event into your schedule by checking out their volunteer page.

Foster an Animal

Animals in Tulsa are looking for couches to sleep on! ARF’s German Shepherd Rescue and Dooert.com are looking for loving homes to house foster animals. See how you can be a part of this great opportunity in Tulsa.

Hospice Volunteer

Miller Hospice is on the hunt for loving volunteers who can assist end-of-life patients and families with everyday tasks and events. If you want to help a Tulsa family handle the stress of end-of-life care, this might be the perfect match. See their event page to sign up.

Jenks Beauty College encourages all of our students and neighbors to do good to feel good! Interested in attending a school that gives back to the community? Jenks may be the perfect place for you! Check out our programs or contact us today.

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