Category Archives: News

Student Spotlight: Rahil

We love getting to know our students, especially when we know they are super passionate about this industry. Rahil loves the spa and salon industry. She worked in this industry when she lived in Iran, and she wants to do the same in Wisconsin. She took time out of her busy schedule to meet with […]

Getting a Job in the Beauty Industry

So you want to work in the beauty industry! That’s awesome! It’s a growing workplace with lots of opportunities, many of which you can turn into a lifelong career.You just need to know how to get started. Here are a few ways that will prepare you for getting a job in the beauty industry. Take […]

Aveda Holiday Hair Styles You Need to Try

aveda hair styles

The holidays are upon us, and we all want to look our best for family and friend gatherings, but between Christmas shopping, baking desserts, cooking meals and participating in any of the other million holiday events, it can be tricky to come up with a new hairstyle. There are actually tons of easy ways to […]

Alumni Spotlight: Leah Anne at Scottfree Salon

Our students go on to do incredible things, but more often than not, it takes some time working in the industry before they have the opportunity to do something really amazing. However, Leah Anne has been at Scottfree Salon for less than a year, and she’s already got television makeup in her portfolio. We were […]

5 Reasons Why People Love Cosmetology School

5 Reasons Why People Love Cosmetology School

Thinking about going into the beauty industry? There are lots of amazing reasons to work as a hair stylist, eshtetician or makeup artist. There are lots of great reasons to start cosmetology school, too! 1. The Course Only Takes a Year Cosmetology school only takes about a year. Many people want to start a new, […]

The Science Behind Beauty School: Hair Texture

HAIR TEXTURE: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL You’ve likely heard hair described as straight, wavy or curly, but the salon professional has to know texture above and beyond these descriptions. To give clients the texture designs they love, hair stylists have to get up close and personal with hair texture. Straight texture has multiple straight lines […]

5 Ways You’ll Succeed in Beauty School

5 Ways You'll Succeed in Beauty School

It takes more than just being good at hair to succeed in beauty school. If you want to be successful while attending cosmetology school, you need to be prepared to study, work on communication skills, learn business practices and more. Here are 5 ways you can succeed at beauty school! 1. Do Your Homework and […]

Should You Be a Hair Stylist? Find Out!

Sometimes we make choices we aren’t totally sure of, and other times, we just know. If you’re destined to be a hair stylist, there are probably tons of signs pointing to this career path. Think cosmetology and you are a perfect match? Let’s find out! You watch a lot of hair tutorials online. Is your […]

VICI Alumni Spotlight: Cecilia, Owner of Aesthetics by Cecilia

Some students choose to work for a salon or spa after graduation. Others choose a more independent route and go into business for themselves. This was the case for Cecilia, who began her career as a freelance makeup artist almost immediately after graduating from VICI Beauty School. We recently caught up with Cecilia to find […]

The Biggest Women’s Hair Trends for 2017

Whether it’s a brand new color shade, extra-short or long layers and fringes, or the recreation of an old celebrity’s hairstyle, each year invariably brings new hairstyles and trends – as well as the rehashing of old ones. Here are the biggest women’s hair trends for 2017 so far: 1. Platinum blond: seen in celebrities […]

5 Ways to Succeed in Beauty School

5 Ways to Succeed in Beauty School

Ready to start beauty school? Beauty school only lasts a year, so you’ll want to make the most of your time. With drive and passion, you can succeed as a cosmetologist. Make sure you’re putting in effort in order to get the most out of your education. Check out these five ways to succeed, and […]

VICI Alumni Spotlight: Chelsea at Legacy Salon

We love seeing how students succeed in the beauty industry after graduating from VICI Beauty School. We recently caught up with Chelsea, who graduated in December of 2016. She now works at Legacy Salon and Day Spa in Hales Corners, and we are so inspired by her color work, we wanted to learn more about […]

6 Answers to Your Questions About Makeup Artistry

Do you have questions about makeup artistry? There’s a lot to be said about the makeup industry, and while we can only touch on a few things right now, we want to answer 6 of our most asked questions! If you want to learn even more, come in for an esthetics program tour. 1. Do […]

How to Get Hired in the Beauty Industry

how to get hired in the beauty industry

Thinking about getting a career in the beauty industry? It’s a growing field with lots of opportunities you can easily turn into a life long career, as long as you know how to get started. Here are some tips to help you get hired in the beauty industry. Take Extra Classes in Beauty School Everyone […]

5 Myths About Beauty School: BUSTED

5 myths about beauty school

So you think you know everything there is about beauty school? We hope you’ve been doing your research (or you’ve checked out our other beauty blog posts) but there’s a chance you still believe one or two myths that are floating around. Let’s nip those in the bud and bust some beauty school myths! Myth […]

5 Beauty School Tools You’ll Need

5 beauty school tools you need

Did you know every stylist has a tool kit? No, it’s not filled with hammers and screwdrivers, but it is filled with everything a hair dresser needs to succeed. When you start beauty school, you’ll receive a kit filled with all kinds of tools and products. These will help you journey through beauty school. Here […]

10 Quick Tips about Cosmetology School

10 Quick Tips about Cosmetology School

Thinking about attending cosmetology school? There’s a lot of amazing information available to help you decide on a school and career path, but all of that info at once might feel a little overwhelming. Here are 10 quick tips that you need to know when you start your research into cosmetology schools! 1. Cosmetology Careers […]

10 Signs You Should be a Cosmetologist

10 Signs You Should be a Cosmetologist

Sometimes we make choices we aren’t totally sure of, and other times, we just know. If you’re destined to be a cosmetologist, there are probably signs pointing loudly and clearly to this career path. Think cosmetology and you are a perfect match? Let’s find out! 1. The only channels you watch on Youtube are hair […]

Student Spotlight: Sarah

sarah student spotlight

When VICI Beauty School is trying to decide which student should be featured on our blog, we talk to our staff for ideas. Jen, the head of Admissions, knew exactly who deserved a little time in the limelight this month. She told us about Sarah, who thoughtfully gets candy for her children clients, volunteers to […]

5 Amazing Hair Stylists We Admire

There are so many amazing hair stylists who inspire us. It’s hard to choose just a few, but several make us want to become the best stylists possible. From color and marketing to innovation and influence, each of these amazing hair stylists has done something to break the mold. We hope our students can be […]