Tommy Zee Kelley

About Tommy Zee Kelley

Tommy is the Author of The Game: Whole Hearted. She has a passion for writing and is inspired by those around her. Most of her short stories are either true or based on truth. Some are simply creative tales inspired by a photo or object. Please enjoy and share!

Barbering Is Different Than You Think

When many people hear the word “barber,” they think of someone who works in a salon that cuts hair and trims beards all day. But a barber is about a lot more than these basic tasks. A Rewarding Career Aside from the basic salon work, barbers can use their skills to prepare clients for fashion shows, weddings and portrait photos, and carry out a variety of other tasks associated with the profession. So is becoming a barber the right fit for you? Here’s a look at five reasons why you should consider this career path: Sociable: Are you a people person? Being a barber is a great way to interact with people on a daily basis. Unlike a conventional 9-5, where you sit at your desk and interact with a limited number of people each day, you’re always interacting with your clients in the barbershop. This is a great way to form friendships, build a clientele and – perhaps most importantly – have fun on the job. Potential: There’s a lot of room for growth as a barber. Aside from working in a salon – or owning your own – you can become talented enough to prep actors and actresses before movie scenes. Creativity: Being a barber is about more than just cutting hair. That’s because while some desire a haircut, others desire actual design work on their hair. Laid back: Being a barber doesn’t come with the same demands that a 9-5 does, allowing barbers to work in a more laid back atmosphere compared to the typical workplace. Job security: Everyone needs their hair cut at one time or another, so you’ll never run out of clients. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the profession is actually […]

The Cutting Edge: 3 Exciting New Trends in Cosmetology

An Industry That is Always Changing There’s one constant in the cosmetology industry: the trends are always changing. At Lu Ross Academy we pride ourselves on keeping our students on the “cutting edge”. Read on to learn what’s hot right now in the world of beauty. 1.) Skin Is In The quest for the fountain of youth is nothing new, but scientific progress is making it easier than ever to get that youthful glow. From collagen building to firming, advancements in skin rejuvenation techniques are pushing the boundaries of skincare. Because of this, skincare specialists are increasingly in demand, and the trend is expected to continue: in fact, the field is predicted to grow by a whopping 40 percent between 2012 and 2022! 2.) More Than Makeup Beauty products are also getting in on the anti-aging action. New concealers and foundations offer coverage that perfects skin as it conceals. Whether you’re looking for the wet-finish dewy look or a creamy matte finish, today’s BB and CC creams are less about covering up and more about revealing the beauty of “minimalist” skin. Many companies are also focusing on using gentle, non-toxic ingredients which are good for people and the environment. Recent improvements have enhanced the texture, efficiency and affordability of green products. 3.) Talking Texture There’s no reason to stick with the same old familiar finishes.The latest trends show off a variety of unexpected textures which add visual interest and dynamic appeal. From mega-matte liquid lip colors to crackle nail polish finishes, the options are almost endless. Geometric designs, color-blocking and the Ruffian manicure are all poised for big moments. An Exciting Career Awaits You But it doesn’t stop with lips and nails. Even sparkly arches are making a comeback in the form of mineral-encrusted brows. Cosmetology […]