Beauty Articles Archive

Skin Allergies

BSD Staff - 10/18/2021

: Causes, Reactions, and How to Avoid Allergens Skin allergies—like all allergies—are on the rise. Allergic reactions on the skin can range from mildly annoying to potentially deadly, so it's essential to know how to recognize, treat, and avoid them as much as possible. This guide will describe skin allergies, the common categories…

Cosmetology School Accreditation

BSD Staff - 07/28/2021

Beauty School Accreditation and Licensure When committing substantial time and money to beauty school training, you want to ensure you get both value and quality from your education. It’s important to choose an accredited or state-approved beauty program. For some beauty practitioners, an accredited or state-approved program is imperative; in…

Look at any early beauty advertisements from the 20th century, and you'll likely see a white housewife extolling the virtues of some revolutionary new blush or life-changing lipstick. However, what you're far less likely to encounter is representation outside this population—until recently, that…

English Language Learners' Guide to Beauty School Fast Facts About English Language Learners in American Schools

Nurse Esthetician

BSD Staff - 01/25/2021

How to Become a Nurse estheticians are vital parts of many medical or salon and spa teams. They provide services most other esthetics professionals can't, allowing their employers to promote their facilities in unique ways. If you're a nurse who wants to specialize in this field or an esthetician hoping to advance your career,…

Body Image: The 2021 List of Facts, Figures, and Statistics Body image is becoming an increasingly well-known topic, between online campaigns about loving your body, television shows about weight loss, and celebrities being more open about their own struggles with this topic. But how widespread are body image issues? And what contributes to them?

Side Hustles for Beauty Professionals

BSD Staff - 05/11/2020

If you work in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist, esthetician, or other professional, you could likely use extra cash. Who couldn't? This is probably especially true now, what with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the beauty industry so hard. During the pandemic, many beauty professionals are finding success…

Reinvest in Your Cosmetology Business

BSD Staff - 05/06/2020

How to When the Economy is SlowFrom the financial crisis of 2008 to the more recent COVID-19 shutdown, history has given plenty of reasons not to believe the common claim that the beauty industry is recession-proof. Cosmetologists, like everyone else, occasionally experience lean times during which business…

Cosmetology Students and COVID-19

BSD Staff - 03/26/2020

How Cosmetology Schools and Students Are Affected by COVID-19 April 22, 2021 Update Many states are relaxing their COVID restrictions. Refer to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools' excellent Guide to Re-Opening for state-by-state information.

Top Trends of 2020

BSD Staff - 02/20/2020

As a beauty professional, you take pride in knowing about the latest beauty trends and products—but are you ready for an entirely new decade? Whether you prefer science-based beauty products or want to chill with CBD-infused lotions, there is a new trend to satisfy every beauty lover. In 2020, beauty is all about experimenting,…