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:

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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

      What can I do as an Esthetician
      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.

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!

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