Trends to WatchIn the future, people might just refer to 2018 as the year of the lashes. From lash-boosting mascaras to extensions, everyone is going to be after longer, thicker, and fuller lashes. On top of better lashes, here are some other trends that are going to be big:
- Beauty oils—This year, oils are going to be a go-to for smoothing unruly and dry hair.
- Extreme hairstyles—While long and short bobs may have been huge last year, think extreme styles, like pixie cuts and long, shiny hair, when it comes to hair.
- Graphic nail designs—Geometric prints, minimalist accent nails, and negative space on nails are going to be big this year.
- Bright eyes—Eyeliners and shadows in bright colors (think bright blue from the 1980s) are going to be on-trend in 2018.
- Classic lipstick bullets—For years, liquid lipsticks have dominated the market, but this year, the humble ballet is making a comeback.
- Glitter—Think rhinestones, gems, and sequins adhered to the eyelids to make any look sparkle.
Get Started on Your JourneyIf you have a knack for staying on top of the latest beauty trends and you want to put this skill to use by attending makeup school, […]
Enigmatic Purples in CounterculturePurple shades like Ultra Violet have made their mark in counterculture for years. Symbolizing artistic brilliance and unconventionality, the following musical icons were known for bringing shades of violet to the front of the pop culture scene:
- David Bowie
- Jimi Hendrix
Beauty and Ultra Violet ShadesThis year, you’re going to see Ultra violet used on the lips and nails to give off statements of non-conformity. You might also see purple hues blended with shimmers and metallic to use on the eyes for a futuristic look. When it comes to hair, using purple shades can give off a look of boldness and creative expression. Since purple is on the spectrum for every beauty medium, thanks to its complementary and bold traits, it will pop up everywhere this year in clothing, makeup, nail colors, and hair styles. This purple color also works well with hazy and smoky hues, like lavender and mauve, to create timeless, effortless looks.
Put Your Skills to UseWhether you’re new to the idea of makeup school or you’ve wanted to attend for years, now is the time to put your knowledge of current design trends, like […]
This week we got to interview a very special student, who is excelling with talent: Megan Burroughs. She is currently at about 1500 hours, which means she will soon complete our Cosmetology School day program. She invited us into her life, sharing that she has a one-year-old daughter. She told us that she is eager to learn and grow in this industry that she loves. She considers herself to be very hardworking, artistic, and easy going. She is always wanting to better herself in everything that she does. Before starting in the industry, she was a competitive cheerleader and also competed in California teen beauty pageants. When she completed high school, she became a mother. Her favorite subject here at Lu Ross Academy so far is Wella Color Theory. She says it was a bit tricky at first, but learning the fundamentals of mixing, enhancing or canceling different tones is something that peaks her interest. She loves that Lu Ross Academy is so diverse. All the students are different, but they all love and want the same things in different ways. Everyone has unique personalities, but are all interested in pursuing the same career path.
She says that all the instructors and students have taught her so much. Everyone helps each other and gives constructive criticism. You can see some of Megan’s incredible work on her Instagram page @megs_buurr, she has explored in the balayage technique and really strives to advance in color. Megan says she gets most of her inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest. Social media is a big plus in the hair industry. She says she would love to meet @riawnacapri and @larisadoll […]
This week we had the privilege of getting to know one of Aestheticians who came with great reviews from her instructor. Bianca is a 27-year-old Capricorn living in Solvang. She enjoys going out to dinner, cocktails, movies, spending time with her niece, a good laugh and trips to Vegas with her best friend. Before her days here at Lu Ross, she was bartending on the weekend. She continues to work at a spa in San Yanez doing lashes. Bianca enjoys every aspect of school, and is always happy to be here and learn new things. She mentions that she especially likes waxing and really enjoyed the PCA facial peels class. The PCA peels class is an extra provided by Lu Ross, it is an outside educator who comes in and all the students get a kit special from PCA and a certification when they complete the course.
When asked what her favorite quality about Lu Ross is, she told us: “I love that Lu Ross offers so many certifications. We are constantly learning something new and I love that! That is the main reason that I decided to come here. None of the other schools I looked at offered this much.” Our aesthetics program especially comes with a lot of added extras exclusive to Lu Ross. Including the PCA peel, Minky’s lash extensions, Dermalogica training and field trip, and South Seas Spray Tanning just to name a few. We do everything we can here at Lu Ross to keep our training fresh and modern. These are all extras that are a big part of the Aesthetics world and it is great for our students to have a chance […]
We had such a wonderful time with our very own Lizette from Wella last week! She came in to educate our students on the many wonderful variations of color that Wella offers. Lu Ross Academy is a Wella signature school, giving all of our students’ exclusive access to the wonderful world of Wella. Lizette went over the details of the entire line here from Color Touch, demi-permanent hair colors, to Innocence that is recommended for people who have sensitivity to color. Our Wella Innocence line offers an extreme advantage to our clients as it is permanent hair color without the worry. Innoscence is great for clients who develop an itchy scalp or color sensitivity. Because it is permanent it is great for clients who are looking for full or grey coverage without worrying about being uncomfortable while the color processes. She also talked a lot about the popular color trends like balayage and how to choose the correct lighter and or toners to achieve the perfect result!
After some intense note taking with lots of important color theory for our up and coming colorists it was time to go down to the floor and put what our students had just learned into action! Lizette went to each student individually. Each had a specific color goal for their client, or doll head, and Lizette formulated with each student for amazing results. She had all of them trying every aspect of Wella from toners to our beautiful Instamatic color line. One of our students had a washed out yellow bleach he had done on himself. Lizette formulated a “quick lift”, followed by an application of Instamatic “Ocean Storm” giving him a frosty blue look! Another […]
This week we had the pleasure of catching up with our former manicuring student Lanette. She is currently working at Cibara Salon Spa & Boutique, here in Ventura. At 19 she started doing nails out of her house as a hobby and managed to turn it into a full time career. She says, hypothetically speaking, she has never had to work a day in her life! She loves what she does and wouldn’t have it any other way. She speaks of her humility and how her struggles in life got her to where she is today. This gives her a sense of overwhelming gratitude for all she has overcome and accomplished.
Her enrollment at Lu Ross was a leap of faith. When she completed the program she left her weekly paying job to rent a booth at the salon she is currently working to do nails full time. She insists that anything is possible as long as you push through the bad to get to the good. Her favorite part about attending Lu Ross was the preparation for the State Board Exam. She learned so much from her instructor and the manicuring course which lead her to where she is now. She wanted to be in the industry because she liked the idea of being able to provide a service everyone would be happy about.
The celebrity artists who inspire her the most are @malishka702_nails @nailsbyly @nailsbymztina @leximartone. She insists that Lu Ross is a great school! Having the time to get to know her through her Instagram page, it is clear she is exceptionally creative. All the nail art on her page has intense attention to detail and incredible color choice. Her work is neat […]