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Are Facials Good for Acne?

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Everybody hates acne. When your face breaks out and you get a cluster or two of red and white dots, it can ruin your day. There’s a lot of different ways to fight back against […]

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How to Change Your Makeup Game for Fall

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The cooler temperatures and changing colors of autumn have arrived. You may have already broken out your warmer wardrobe items in preparation for the changing of the seasons; Scarfs, long pants, sweaters, and closed toe […]

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Fall Fashion: Which Trend Is for You?

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The fall season is one of the most exciting times in fashion and style; It’s when all the greatest styles in hair, clothes, and makeup are trending. This year there are sure to be some […]

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Hollywood’s Latest Westerns and Their Makeup Artists

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Hollywood is usually about the glamour and shimmer of sparkly new dresses and suits. But in the Old West, you had to be gritty and not afraid to get dirty. These makeup artists had their […]

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5 Tips for Researching the Right Barber School for You

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Going to barber school is a great way to start a fulfilling career in a short amount of time. Before you sign up with a school, you need to do some research to make sure […]

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Cosmetology School Grads: Here’s How to Open a Salon

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Living the Dream
Opening a salon is a dream come true for many graduates of cosmetology school. Advantages include working in a field you love, creating your own schedule, and investing in yourself. For some, the responsibility […]

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After Graduating Beauty Academy: Tips for Renting a Booth at a Salon

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After Beauty School
The next step for many who finish at a beauty academy is looking into a booth rental to get their careers up and running. This can be an exciting time, but also a […]

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Go to Esthetician School and Travel the World After Graduation!

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Did You Know?
Did you know esthetician school is a great choice if you want to travel the world? It’s true. Most people think of a diploma from a beauty school and picture working at a […]

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4 Time Management Tips for Cosmetology Students

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If you’ve made the commitment to go to cosmetology school, you need to think about time management. The program is meant to take 13 months to complete in the state of California. It’s so important […]

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Barbering and Cosmetology: How Having Both Can Help You

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If you hold a cosmetology license and are looking to expand your skills, barber school may be a good next step. Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy offers a barber crossover program. The program is ideal for […]

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Expanding Your Horizons with Advanced Esthetics

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Completing an Advanced Esthetician program can open up many more doors for employment. If you have already finished the 600-hour basic esthetician program, you are eligible for the advanced courses. You can receive training in advanced […]

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Why Getting Your Cosmetology License Is a Great Move

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At Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy we pride ourselves in helping you to fulfill the necessary requirements to obtain a cosmetology license. The first step to finding a career in the beauty industry is going to […]

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Things You Learn as a Makeup Professional

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One of the great characteristics of becoming a professional makeup artist is that it can take as little as six months to complete the necessary education. That time spent in school can be quite a […]

Sign up for the Barber Program at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy

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Enrolling in the barber program at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy can have you on the road to a new career. In a little over a year, graduates should have the skills necessary to excel in […]

Go to Esthetician School at COBA to Find a Great Career

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Enroll in the esthetician school at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy and start a new career path. The perfect complexion is readily sought after. And a career as an esthetician can be both impressive and lucrative.

Colleen O’Hara’s […]

Get Ready for a New Career at Colleen O’Hara’s Cosmetology School

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Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy offers a complete and nationally accredited program for cosmetology school. Enroll to discover the possibilities for a rewarding career in a local salon or nail parlor. After graduation you could start […]

Barber School Gets You Career Trained

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In less than a year and a half, you could finish barber school. That’s right, the training program at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy takes about 15 months to complete. The entire program requires 1500 hours of practical […]

What to Know Before Getting Loans for a Cosmetology License

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If you’re thinking of getting a cosmetology license, you are probably researching beauty school options. One of the biggest factors to think about is the cost. The cosmetology program at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy costs […]

Take Barber Classes and Start a Fun, Flexible Career

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Taking barber classes is a great way to start an interesting career. A barber license can give you a lot of flexibility for work. There are lots of options. Working in a salon is a […]

Get a Cosmetology License and Do the Barbering Crossover Program

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A cosmetology license is a great way to start a new career. Cosmetologists are able to do manicures, skin care, and makeup. They also learn to cut and style hair. The cosmetology program takes around […]

After Special Effects Makeup Training – Where to Find a Job

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So you’re considering getting a makeup artist diploma and focusing on special effects makeup training. It’s always been your dream, but you wonder what sort of job you can find at the end of the […]

Take Special Effects Makeup Classes at COBA and Create a Portfolio

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One of the best reasons to take special effects makeup classes at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy is the practice students get. Almost every class has both a classroom section and a practical section. Students get […]

Special Effects Makeup Training is Your Ticket to a Creative Job

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For many people, going to beauty school is the first step to a fun and interesting career in makeup design for photography, in the movies or the theater, or for fashion shows. Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty […]

Take Special Effects Makeup Classes for Exciting Career Opportunities

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The makeup artist certification at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy can be your ticket to a wide world of entertainment industry jobs. The program is only 600 credit hours. It takes only about six months to […]

Plan Well and Make Time to Finish the Esthetician Class on Time

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Once you’ve decided to take the esthetician class at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy, you have to figure out how to organize your time. Going to COBA is a great way to start working quickly. The […]

Get Financial Aid for Esthetician Certification at COBA

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Anyone looking for a fun job that offers lots of flexibility should check out esthetician certification. There are many benefits to the program. Earn your diploma in just seven months. Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy offers […]

Take COBA’s Advanced Esthetician Class

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Many people wonder what they will do once they complete their basic esthetician class. Many grads want to jump right into working. However, others want advanced training. Extra training can make an esthetician more competitive […]

Esthetician Program at COBA Opens Doors for Students

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Living in Southern California, you know that many people take body care very seriously. People involved in the entertainment industry have to look their best at all times. This means that certified estheticians are in […]

After Barber School, How to Find a Job

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Most people think of working at a salon or opening up their own shop after barber school. These are two great routes. Attending a school like Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy can give you connections to […]

How to Make Your Barber Program Fit in with Your Life

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Most people checking out the barber program at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy know that they will have to juggle a lot in order to go to school. Barber classes take about 15 months to complete. […]

Want to Get a Barber License? Financial Aid is Available!

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If you’re dreaming about opening a barber shop, the first step is to obtain a barber license. At Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy, classes for barber certification can take as little as 15 months. Not only […]

Barber School Prepares Students for a Dynamic Career

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Attending barber school is a practical option for finding long-term, satisfying employment. The program at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy requires a total of 1500 hours of coursework and takes around 15 months to complete. Students […]

Time Management Tips While Working on Your Cosmetology License

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Deciding to go for a cosmetology license is a big commitment. Beauty school takes 10 months to complete for full time students. The most important thing a cosmetology student can do for success is to […]

Finishing School, Getting a Cosmetology License, and Getting Hired

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There are two routes to obtaining a cosmetology license in California. One is to do an apprenticeship program. The other is to go to beauty school. One of the major benefits of going to school […]

Hands-on Training is Key for Cosmetology School

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One of the reasons to choose Colleen O’Hara Beauty Academy for cosmetology school is the amount of practical, hands-on instruction. Students do get a solid technical foundation. Of the 1600 hours required to graduate, 270 […]

NOW is the Time to Start Beauty School

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You’ve probably heard the saying that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step. This means that to get to your destination, you have to start with just one step, and then another, and […]

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How to Build Your Professional Hair Stylist Portfolio

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We’ve got some great tips on how to create a portfolio that will showcase all the Hair Styling skills you’ll master by attending Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy Hair Program. If you’ve chosen to attend Hair […]

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How to Succeed as a Hairstylist in Orange County

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Choose the Top Hair Styling School in Orange County
The most important part of setting yourself up for a successful career as a Hair Stylist is to start with the right knowledge and to master the […]

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How to Grow Your Clientele as an Orange County Nail Technician

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Hands down, the number one way to secure your career as a successful up-and-coming Nail Technician in Orange County is to gain a faithful and satisfied clientele. A Nail Technician is nothing without clients in […]

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How to Become a Successful Makeup Artist in Orange County

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Choose the best Cosmetology School in Orange County
The first step to becoming a Makeup Artist in Southern California is to gain the skills required to be successful and learn all the tricks of the trade. […]

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Becoming a Licensed Esthetician

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How would you like to spend every day at the spa? Imagine it, lights dimmed, soft music playing and the smell of essential oils relaxing your cares away. As a qualified Esthetician, this could be […]

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Destined for a Career as a Nail Tech in Orange County

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You can wield a nail file like nobody’s business and you phone regularly autocorrects man to mani. Friends and strangers alike are constantly admiring your latest flashy nail designs and you don’t dread a chip […]

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How to Build Your Clientele as a Hairstylist in Orange County

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Five Ways to Build and Keep Your Clientele as a Hairstylist in Orange County
The most important thing to ensure a long and successful career as a hairstylist in Orange County is a faithful and satisfied […]

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Never a Better Time to Go to Makeup Artistry School in Orange County

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Have you always thought of yourself as an artist? Do you love to play with makeup, constantly trying new colors and creating new looks? Then you should definitely consider a career as a professional Makeup […]

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Becoming a Makeup Artist in Orange County in the New Year

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The New Year is sure to be one of the strongest for the cosmetology industry! We have been on a steady upswing and if you’re like the many people who have always dreamed of becoming […]

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Owning Your Own Nail Salon in OC

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Anyone who’s been to Orange County knows: we have A LOT of Nail Salons and boutique nail technicians that line our crowded streets and small plazas. If you have visited anywhere in Orange County, you’re […]

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How to Start Your Own Barber Shop in Orange County California

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If you have been researching owning your own Barber Shop in Orange County, and are wondering what it takes in order to kick start your life and get a career in the ever-changing and always […]

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Going to Cosmetology School in The New Year

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It’s a brand new year here at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy in Orange County, CA. First and foremost, we’d like to wish a Happy New Year to all of our awesome students as well as […]

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Becoming a Cosmetologist in Orange County in 2016

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Happy New Year to our current cosmetology students and our new prospective students that are considering a career in Beauty in 2016! If you’re considering becoming a cosmetologist in the New Year, you’ll be pleased […]

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How to Choose the Best Beauty School in Orange County

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There’s never been a better time to become a Professional Beautician or Hairstylist in Orange County. Visualize achieving your lifetime goal of becoming a beautician in Orange County and doing what you have always wanted […]

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Making it as a Makeup Artist (MUA) in Southern California

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Picture living your dreams and doing what you want for a living – earning a high-paying salary while using your creative makeup artistry skills in order to make your clients look and feel great! Welcome […]

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Becoming a Skincare Specialist in Orange County

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If you have always dreamt of a career in Skincare and Dermatology and not exactly sure about how to go about becoming a Skincare Specialist in Orange County, read on! With so many choices in […]

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OC Cosmetology School Info & Insights

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If you have decided that you want to attend Beauty College or Cosmetology School in Orange County, California, there are several things to consider in order to not only find the best beauty academy in […]

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How to Get a Job Teaching at a Beauty School in California

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For years, students who complete their given coursework at a certified and California approved cosmetology school will go on to become some of the best cosmetologists in the entire country. Whether they ultimately decide to […]

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Next Steps: After Graduating from Cosmetology School in California

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Life is great for graduates of Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy in Santa Ana, California. Our fun and fast-paced program allows cosmetology students to succeed in their chosen field and move on to a successful career […]

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Becoming a Successful Freelance Cosmetologist in California

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If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a Freelance Cosmetologist in Orange County, you’re probably attracted to the flexible schedule, being able to choose your own hours as well as landing some really great private clients […]

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Becoming a Professional Manicurist in Orange County

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When it comes to some everyday luxuries and things that both men and women seemingly can’t get enough of, many things come to mind – from lattes and massages, to mud masks and body wraps, […]

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Medical Esthetician & Master Esthetician Schools in Orange County

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It takes a unique person to want to become a Medical Esthetician or Master Esthetician in Orange County, California. For starters, you may have a lot of questions before you begin your new career within […]

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Making a Living as a Freelance Men’s Barber

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When you think of a barber, you often think of the guy working down the street – providing hot shaves and clean cuts to the town’s male population, ones that probably wouldn’t set foot into […]

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Why Estheticians Need to Go to Cosmetology School in Orange County

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If you’ve decided that you want to be a Esthetician in OC – either cutting & styling hair and providing hot shaves or providing other Esthetician services for a living, you may have a lot […]

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Becoming a Barber in Orange County: Cutting Men’s Hair for a Living

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If you’ve decided that you want to be a barber in Orange County – either cutting & styling hair and providing hot shaves or providing other barber services for a living, you may have a […]

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The Growing Popularity of Nail Art

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Nail art is extremely popular right now! From Hollywood’s top talent and TV personalities to your average stay-at-home moms and high school students, there’s never been a better time to learn how to become a […]

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How to be a Successful Freelance Hairstylist

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Working as a freelance hairstylist has its perks. You’re able to do what you love for a living, you get paid to make people feel and look their best, and of course there’s always the […]

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How to Choose the Best Esthetician School in Orange County

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So the big day is finally here. After years of hard work, focus and determination, you’ve finally graduated and are ready for the next big step towards choosing a career. Some of your friends are […]

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Do I Need to Get Licensed in Order to Do Nails or Become a Nail Technician?

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Many people who are thinking about becoming a professional manicurist or those seeking a career as a pro nail technician or nail salon owner often ask us if it’s actually important to go to school […]

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Earning Higher Pay as a Makeup Artist

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Working as a freelance makeup artist has its perks. You’re able to do what you love for a living, you get paid to make people feel and look their best, and of course there’s always […]

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Choosing the Best Hairstylist School

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If you’ve been considering a career in cosmetology – cutting & styling hair for a living, you may have a lot of questions and might be wondering what it takes to kick start your career […]

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How to Choose the Right Barbering School in Orange County

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So you’ve been working hard for the last 4 years in high school your big day is finally here. You’ve finally graduated and are ready for a lifelong commitment in choosing the career of your […]

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How to Become a Freelance Makeup Artist (MUA) in California

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For those who of you who are interested in a career doing makeup as a makeup artist or freelance MUA, you probably already know that SoCal and especially Orange County are some of the best […]

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Steps to Owning a Beauty Salon

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So you want to own a beauty salon and are wondering what it takes in order to kick start your life and get a career in the ever-changing and always paying cosmetology and beauty industry. […]

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The More You Know

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At Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy, your success is our number one priority. If cosmetology has ever peaked your interest, you could start an exciting at Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy.

Lets start with the basics; the Cosmetology […]

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Beauty Tips 101

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You asked, and we answered. Here are three tips to keep your hair looking healthier and silkier than ever.

You know your hair best, if you tend to have oily hair, you should wash it […]

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ABOUT US

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Beauty Academy for Skin, Hair, Make Up and Nail Care in Orange County, CA and Surrounding Areas Although the specific requirements may differ, all states require that cosmetologist obtain a license to practice. You must […]