Thursday, December 19, 2013

Dear Santa, Love A Beauty Student

Hello again everyone, this months blog is written by junior student Daira Guerra. Daira is a vibrant and talented student who has a passion for this business and a passion to shop. Those two combined make her an expert on the hottest products on the market so who better to give us gift giving advice for the holidays!

Well folks, we are officially on the countdown to Christmas! As a hairstylist, make up artist and skin care specialist I must say we don't really care too much for turtle doves or a partridge in a pear tree! In order to help you be a great gift giver this year allow me to suggest a few items that can put a smile on your loved ones face.

Let's begin with the hottest trend among hairstylists. The Chi Touch Screen blow dryer. This blow dryer is made of a smooth material for a great feel on the hands. It's features include a quiet motor, ceramic heater, and Chi's infrared technology. It works well to hydrate hair and eliminate frizz. The touch home screen has buttons that will allow you to change the speed, the ion settings and the temperature setting to suit different hair types for a flawless finish. This can be found at for the cost of $199.95.

To satisfy a makeup artist wish, grab the new Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. This palette contains beautiful hues of pinks and purples. The 12 colors can be combined with each other or with the hues on the other 2 Naked series to create gorgeous faces. There are eight shimmery shadows and three matte colors. The palette provides you with a free sample of potion primer to help pigmented color shine and last. It also comes with a double ended application brush for easy application. Look for it on for the cost of $52.00

Lastly, help a skin care specialist take care of their own skin by gifting them with Carol's Daughter Almond Cookie Shea Souffle. This skin lotion  provides great relief to dry skin without feeling heavy or thick on the skin. It is made with coconut, grapeseed oil to moisturize and soften skin and Vitamin E to aid in our daily fight against aging. It carries the scent of Tonka beans and Vanilla. In my opinion, the best thing about this product is the fact that it contains NO paraben, petroleum or mineral oil. This wonderful product can be purchased at The regular price ranges from $13.50-$18.00.

Those are my favorite products for this year's Christmas season. Be sure to check them out and surprise a loved one with any of these. I am sure you will get many smiles and hugs. After all, it is better to give than receive.

Thank me later :o)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Journaling a Juniors Journey

As the chair turns....

Starting the journey to a license in cosmetology can be such an exciting time. There is so much that happens with the first few weeks of this 40 week adventure, from new friendships, overcoming struggles with difficult material, getting into the routine of wheeling around "the big black bag", and of course the first haircut! I recently had the chance to catch up with 3 of our new junior students to find out how things have been going since they started on September 4th.

  • First I spoke with Julianna a student from Ms. Shanas group and here's what she had to say:

My experience so far has been absolutely amazing to say the least. I met a ton of new people and made a lot of new friends. When I first came to the school I was very nervous yet excited. My favorite part about this whole experience is that everyone is so different yet we all get along so well . Everyone is so nice and helpful.  Not only were the girls great but I was lucky enough to have  two awesome teachers Miss. Shana and Miss Theresa.

I asked her how she is handling the material so far:

 I've learned so much already. We started cutting hair the first week of school which was very cool. I like how everything is so hands on, it makes it fun to learn. We learned multiple hair cuts and multiple ways of how to style hair.

Ms. Shana's positive attitude creates a great learning environment! She is awesome we agree Julianna!

  • I then swung by Ms.O's classroom to talk to Amanda. I asked Amanda if she has encountered any struggles so far and here's what she had to say:

We've learned several haircuts, roller sets, thermal straightening and curling and air forming, just to name a few. And trust me, not all of these are what you would consider a 'piece of cake.' Roller sets did not come easy for me or a few of my friends AT ALL. My classmates and I even joked that we would post signs up that say, 'No roller set clients welcomed!' when we have our own salons. But of course, with the individual attention and care from the amazing staff at our school, we are all now comfortable doing everything we learn. Now that I have made it through the first month of my training, I am 100% sure I've found my niche in the world.

Roller sets can be tough, but Amanda is right some one on one with a great teacher like Ms.O (who has a way of making everything fun) is a fast fix to any problem!!

  • Last but not least I checked in on Ms. D's group and chatted with Keya about her overall feeling of being at the school.

The Best decision I ever made was to attend P.B Cosmetology school. I’ve always been a creative human being, however I strongly believe P.B broadened my outlook on not only hair, but in every aspect of cosmetology. I must say the instructors, staff as well as the school exceeded my expectations of what I believed the whole experience would be.

Ms. D is such an energetic and creative person so we are sure Keya is in the right place to help further develop her creative side!

We are so proud of all our new students! We are here cheering them all the way!
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Torianna talks about her first week at PB!

As the chair turns....

This week we have a new junior student Torianna P writing for us about her first week here at PB. I first met Torianna through the scholarship program we offer here at the school for current highschool seniors. She came in with so much excitement and a contagious smile that stretched from ear to ear! Below she shares with you the Top three highlights of her first week. We will check back in with Torianna throughout her journey to keep you up to date! - Ms. Jill
Torianna and Miss Jill
Top Three Highlights of my First Week at PB..

Leading up to my first week at PB, I was both excited and nervous, but kept a positive mindset. I already knew Miss Jill was the best, but I had no idea what to really expect walking in on my first day. As I entered the room, I felt a sense of belonging. The staff greeted me with open arms and guided me through the first day jitters with ease. I can't believe the first week has already ended, it flew by but I learned so much in such a short amount of time. While I could write forever about everything this week, the top three highlights were: Getting Advice from Experts in the Field, Being Chosen as a Makeup Model, and Receiving my Tools to Complete my Career.

1) Getting Advice from the Experts. I'm surrounded by top-notch professionals day in and day out at PB. Miss Jill, my instructor shared her expertise on the tough challenges we will encounter on our journey. I learned to ALWAYS stay positive and never doubt myself, confidence is key!

2) Being Chosen as a Makeup Model. On Tuesday, August 6th, Professional Make-Up Artist and Owner of Spa Dress, Christine Dress was invited to join the evening Makeup Certification class at PB. As a scholarship winner, I was given the opportunity to model for the class. I was recreated into the "Bubblegum Pop Queen" Christine had done for Dior's spring runway show at NYC Fashion Week 2 years ago. The makeup was great and really made me feel like I was part of this industry.

3)Receiving my Tools. One of the most exciting parts of the week
 was getting to open my big bag of goodies. It was like Christmas! As I dug in, I became so overwhelmed with the amount of tools and supplies, from combs to curlers,
 I didn't know where to start. Hopefully I will learn, later down the line, 
how to properly use all of the tools in my bag.

Well, one week down and only 39 more to go. I'm anticipating the events, activities, and much more in the weeks to come, can't wait to share what's going on next!

Thanks for reading. We are currently "turning the chair" one client at a time, helping people look and feel their best. Please leave us a message at the "post a comment box" and we will get
 back to you as soon as we hang up our stylist aprons for the day! For more information please visit us at!