Jenks Beauty College

Pell Grants: What You Need to Know

Intimidated by financial aid? Don’t worry. We’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know about Pell Grants and how to apply for them.

Jenks Beauty College offers financial aid to those who qualify.

What is a Pell Grant?

Pell Grants are a form of federal aid that do not have to be repaid (see exceptions here). Pell Grants are given to undergraduate students and those who are expanding their education by enrolling in a teacher training program.

That means, at Jenks Beauty College, only students who qualify in our Cosmetology and Instructor programs may receive a grant.

The money you can receive from a Pell Grant varies by year. This year, there has been a change in how much a qualifying student can receive.

Updated Pell Grant Information

This award year, (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018), eligible students can receive 150 percent of their Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award. In order to qualify for these additional funds, you must already qualify for Pell Grants for the year, and you must be enrolled in at least part time courses.

For more information on the updated Pell Grant information, please see here.

How to Apply

First start off by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). You can start your application by clicking here.

What You Will Need to Apply

  1. Create an FSA ID. This is the username and password that you will use to apply.
  2. Documentation including: your social security number (SSN), your driver’s license, federal tax returns, any other information about income.

Try using this resource to walk through filling out the FAFSA®.

Why Should You Apply for Financial Aid?

Whether you think you qualify or not, you should apply to get more information on what is available. Aid can ease the financial burden that can come with education. Our dedicated staff members here at Jenks Beauty College are here to help answer your questions and help you get started.

Financial aid isn’t something to be scared of. It can be a great resource in helping you get the education you’re dreaming of!

Contacting Jenks Beauty College

If you’re interested in getting your education at Jenks Beauty College, contact us. For more info on what is required for admission, click here. We can’t wait to help you get started!

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!

Why We Love Dermalogica

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Why We Love Dermalogica

At Jenks Beauty College, we aim to provide the best experience for our esthetics students and guests. To be great, we need great products! That is why we choose to work with Dermalogica. The list could go on but we want to point out a few of the most important reasons why we love their company and products!

Industry Leaders

Dermalogica has been in the industry of beauty for more than 25 years. They are aware of the ever-changing industry of beauty. Therefore, they continue to grow and develop their products to stay relevant in the industry and to continue to meet the needs of their consumers. Knowing that they have 25+ years of industry experience provides our students with the confidence to fully embrace their education and future career.

We take pride in our partnership with the prestigious skincare company. They are widely acknowledged as the preferred choice for skin professionals across the map. Not only do our future professionals love using the brand, our student-salon guests love our choice in product, too. Our students are thoroughly trained in the utilization of Dermalogica products and all of the benefits that they hold.

The Products

No one would want to put harmful chemicals and additives on their skin knowingly. Just because it’s sold as a skincare item doesn’t necessarily mean it is good for your skin. Dermalogica chooses to leave out common ingredients that can often lead to breakouts and irritation including lanolin, SD alcohol, artificial colors and fragrances, and mineral oil.

There are no two people with the exact same skin needs. Everyone’s skin is going to be slightly different and we understand that! Our students use their knowledge and training in Dermalogica to create a plan of action to achieve every guest’s skin goals. From consultations and recommendations to personalized treatments and systems, our students are here to provide people in the Tulsa area with the perfect option for taking care of their skin.

Education

They make sure that anyone who is using their products has the proper training and education provided to them. Learning should never cease so they provide a network for learning students to continue to grow and learn throughout their careers in the industry.

By incorporating Dermalogica products and education into our Esthetics curriculum, we are able to provide the Tulsa area with reputable educational opportunities for potential students and affordable skincare treatments for potential guests.

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Are you in dire need of some professional skin treatment? Show your skin some love and contact us today to schedule a skincare appointment! If you’re a potential student that loves the thought of getting to work with such an established brand like Dermalogica, schedule a tour of our school to learn more about our Esthetics program!

Remedies for Dry Winter Skin and Hair

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Winter is a tough time for our skin and hair. The cold Winter air is incredibly drying, and if you are outside a lot, the wind also takes its toll. We compiled a list of the best solutions for treating dry skin and hair and how to prevent it from happening!

Dry Hair Prevention

There are several ways to prevent dry hair from happening, and while sometimes they don’t always work for everyone, you should give them a try to see what’s best for you!

Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil locks in moisture. Keeping your hair moisturized (but not sopping with product) is good to do before Winter hits. This should always be in your hair routine.

Don’t Use Products Containing Alcohol

Alcohol is a diuretic. Diuretics speed up the process of dehydration. Not only will it dehydrate your hair if you use products that have it in their ingredients list, it will dry out your hair if you consume too much of it leisurely.

Handle Your Hair With Care

Rubbing your hair in a towel and jerking a comb or brush through it with force will break your hair. This will cause your hair to dry out quickly. Always handle your hair with care. Use a t-shirt or microfiber towel to pat your hair dry, not rub. Gently use a wide-tooth comb to detangle.

Deep Condition

Deep condition often. Whether you have dry hair or not, this is a step that shouldn’t be missed! Once a week is ideal, depending on your hair condition. A deep condition helps your hair repair from heat damage and other traumas.

Chill With the Heat

Give your hair a break every once in awhile. Using the flat iron or blow dryer everyday can leave your hair feel brittle and dry. ALWAYS use a heat protectant spray.

Dry Hair Remedies

We’ve all been there. Not everyone is taught the ways of dry hair prevention when they first start styling their own hair. Here are a few remedies to help you repair dry hair.

Apple Cider Vinegar

This vinegar is basically an MVP for your body. Create a hair mask using olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and eggs to treat dry hair. Do this once or twice a week depending on your hair’s condition.

Coconut Oil

Massage virgin coconut oil into the hair and scalp, and let it sit for a few hours. Rinse and enjoy. This will help repair your hair. Continue treatments to keep your hair looking happy.

Avocado

Avocado is jam packed with all sorts of vitamins. Avocados are known for making hair stronger and healthier. Create a hair mask to use once every few weeks.

Dry Skin Prevention

Some people have had dry skin their whole lives. Others see their skin changing with the weather. Whatever type of person you are, you can use these prevention techniques to keep supple skin all Winter long.

Take Warm Showers

Be sure to limit your shower time and use warm water. Hot water is known to dry out your skin. While a steamy shower can open your pores and allow your skin to be cleansed, you should not be taking 30 minute steam showers. Steam your face every once in awhile for a thorough cleansing and keep your daily showers at a warm temperature.

Use Gentle Face and Body Soaps

Some body washes contain harsh drying chemicals. You will want to avoid any that contain alcohol and other diuretics. Look for sensitive or dry skin labels when shopping for soaps.

Use a Lotion

Use a lotion after showering. Make sure this moisturizer is for dry or sensitive skin and is gentle, like your body wash. A light coating on the body will help prevent flakey skin.

Dry Skin Remedies

You may not be able to prevent dry skin, but there are certainly ways to treat it and lower its intensity.

Olive Oil

Use olive oil as a natural moisturizer. Rub it into your skin and let it sit. Wipe off excess oil to remove grease.

Greek Yogurt

Yogurt helps slough off dry, dead skin cells and promotes cell growth. It is also very moisturizing and cool, which helps heal and comfort dry patches.

Be Gentle

Like your hair, your skin can be roughed up very easily. Make sure to pat and not rub your skin dry after showers. Don’t scratch or pick and dry patches, and make sure to eat well!

Remember, these remedies and prevention tips are not meant to replace advice from a hair specialist or dermatologist. Always be sure to consult an expert in hair and skin for the best advice.

If you’re interested in becoming an esthetician or cosmetologist, contact us or visit the esthetics or cosmetology program pages!

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