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4 Tips You Need to Know Before Starting Beauty School

Beauty school is your opportunity to use your creativity in an amazing career. During beauty school, students learn the basics on hair cutting, coloring and styling, as well as skincare, business techniques and marketing – and this is just within a single program. It can be a bit overwhelming when you start, though. To get […]

VICI Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer at Pink Lemonade Salon

Our students are amazing, and they don’t stop being amazing after graduation. Every month, we catch up with one of our alumni to see what they are up to. We’re so excited to show you how our graduates are succeeding in the beauty industry. Jennifer Volkert graduated from VICI Beauty School’s cosmetology program, and now […]

4 Ways Esthiology Can Take You Far

Estheticians focus on skincare, waxing, facials and makeup. You might think the only way to earn a living as an esthetician is by working in a spa, but actually the career possibilities far exceed that. Esthiology can take you far in your professional life in more ways than one. 1. You Can Work for Yourself […]

Own A Salon: Here’s How

For many cosmetologists, the dream is to eventually own their own salon. It seems like a big dream, but with the right goals in place, it is totally attainable. If you want to own your very own salon one day, here’s what you need to know. Get Your Start by Working in a Salon Before […]

Becoming an Esthetician While Being a Mom

When you’re a mom, your kids are the most important thing in your life. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go after your goals or dreams. In fact, having a rewarding career would be beneficial for your family! If you love skincare, waxing and makeup, esthiology could be the career that works best for you […]

VICI Alumni Spotlight: Erin at Stella’s Salon & Spa

Our students go on to do amazing things. We want to catch up with our alumni and see what they are up to, so VICI Beauty School is launching the VICI Alumni Spotlight on our blog! We’re so excited to show you how our graduates are doing in the beauty industry. Just over a year […]

How to Budget for Beauty School


Paying for beauty school can feel like a big obstacle, but with the right budget plan in place, you can do it! There are plenty of resources and tools available to help you attend beauty school without going broke. Look Into Beauty School Scholarships Scholarships can help a lot with your beauty school budget. The […]

Beauty School Information You Need to Know


There’s so much information when it comes to applying for beauty school. Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know it all at once! When you try to cover everything all at once, applying for school can feel really overwhelming. However, there are a few pieces of beauty school information that will get you started […]

How High Schoolers Can Plan for Esthiology School

As a high school student, you may not have your entire life figured out, but you probably know what your interests are and the type of career you want. If you love helping people feel better and caring for their well-being, esthetics could be the career path for you. In esthiology school, you’ll learn about […]

5 Careers for Moms You Can Start In a Year


Moms are some of the busiest people around, and trying to find the time to go back to school seems impossible. The good news is that moms no longer have to attend four-year universities to get a career they’ll love. There are lots of amazing job options for mothers who are ready to start their […]

Quick Guide to Cosmetology School Financial Aid

Paying for beauty school may seem scary at first, but with the proper plan and resources, you can do it! What you may not realize is that federal aid is available for beauty school students. If you’re interested in hair or makeup, you could be eligible for cosmetology school financial aid, scholarships and more! Federal […]

4 Beauty School Resources to Check Out

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There’s a lot of info when it comes to beauty school. It can feel a little overwhelming! If you look in the right places and have the right resources, planning your future at beauty school is much more manageable, though. Check out four of our favorite beauty school resources. 1. Professional Beauty Association If you’re […]

How to Open a Salon

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For many hair stylists, owning their own salon is their dream goal. Those with the entrepreneurial spirit want to be their own boss and create their own business. It takes time, patience, a variety of skills and a lot of effort to get there, though. If you know owning a salon is what you want […]

5 Skills a Beauty Writer Should Learn

Many stylists and beauty lovers take their cosmetology careers to the next level by starting beauty blogs or writing for magazines and beauty companies. To be a successful writer, you will need to know more than just beauty tips and tricks, though. These are the skills you’ll need to be the best beauty writer around. […]

The Ultimate List of Creative Careers in the Beauty Industry


Looking for a creative career? You’ve come to the right place! The beauty industry thrives on creativity, and the career possibilities are practically limitless. If you’re fond of painting, you’ll study color theory and application as a hair colorist. If you love sculpture, you could master updos and hair texture. Those handy with brushes go […]

What Should Cosmetologists Put on Their Resumes?

Applying for cosmetology careers can feel overwhelming, but a sparkling resume helps take the stress out of applications. Your resume is your first impression at a salon or spa, and you want it to be a good one. Here’s how to make your resume amazing. Include a Career Summary A career summary is a snapshot […]

The Hottest Beauty Trends for 2017


It’s a new year, and with the new year, come brand new trends! We’re ready to try them all! Light Contouring The days of the cake face are over! You’ll see far less heavy contouring in 2017. This year is more about strobing, light blush or light bronzer. You’ll want glowy, fresh skin this year. […]

Here’s What You’ll Learn in Esthiology School

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They say beauty is more than skin-deep, but beautiful skin makes that beauty even more radiant. In esthiology school, you’ll learn international trends and specialized techniques to purify, balance and renew skin, as well as techniques in makeup application. Hands-on training will also teach you how to perform facials, waxing, body treatments, and makeup application […]

Should I Be a Makeup Artist or Hair Stylist?

There are so many careers available to cosmetology school graduates, but most students who enroll are interested in being either a hair stylist or makeup artist. The two are definitely not mutually exclusive (you can be both!), but if you’re sure you want to focus on one area, we will help you figure out which […]

VICI: The Story Behind the Milwaukee Beauty School

Fun Fact: VICI Beauty School has been in Milwaukee for over 40 years! Tons of amazing hair stylists have studied at our Milwaukee beauty school, earned their license, and made the world a more beautiful place. We’re proud of our history, and we want to make the next 40 years even better! VICI Beauty School […]