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Winnipeg Technical College launches two new certification preparation courses

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Winnipeg Technical College launches two new certification preparation courses

Posted on 16 December 2013 by DELCommInc

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Winnipeg Technical College (WTC) has had a long-standing relationship with the hairstyling industry in Manitoba. Over the last 27 years, WTC has provided apprenticeship-accredited programming, which allows stylists to enter the trade and build a foundation for future success. Continue Reading

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How to raise salon prices without losing business

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How to raise salon prices without losing business

Posted on 27 November 2013 by DELCommInc

By Meg Crane

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It’s important to raise salon prices, but it can be tricky to decide when, by how much, and how to let clients know. There are a few ways to go about this and salon owners must decide what works best for them. Continue Reading

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Bigger is always better – Schwarzkopf Professional presents award-winning OSiS+ Refresh Dust in triple size for a limited time

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Bigger is always better – Schwarzkopf Professional presents award-winning OSiS+ Refresh Dust in triple size for a limited time

Posted on 06 June 2013 by DELCommInc

SKP Osis RefreshDust Texture Shampoo 300ml Render_SKPNo time to wash your hair before the party? Greasy roots and lack of volume getting you down? Updos simply not staying up? A high-quality dry shampoo is a quick and simple solution to all these daunting hair woes, and beloved the OSiS+ Refresh Dust by Schwarzkopf Professional is second to none! Just named “Best Dry Shampoo” in Salon magazine’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, and available soon in triple the size for a limited time, OSiS+ Refresh Dust can be used either to refresh hair in between shampoos, or to instantly add more volume, grip, and structure to hair before styling – making it a beauty essential for stylists and style-conscious women alike! Continue Reading

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Schwarzkopf Professional introduces three new 10 minute permanent colour services by IGORA COLOR10

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Schwarzkopf Professional introduces three new 10 minute permanent colour services by IGORA COLOR10

Posted on 25 February 2013 by DELCommInc

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This May, triple your colour services while servicing triple the clients with Schwarzkopf Professional’s three new 10 minute permanent colour services by IGORA COLOR10. If three is your lucky number, consider yourself a winner! IGORA COLOR10 is the first colour service in the industry to deliver permanent colour, perfect coverage and outstanding care – in only 10 minutes! Continue Reading

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Excellence in education: The Salon Professional Academy opens up their first Canadian location in Winnipeg

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Excellence in education: The Salon Professional Academy opens up their first Canadian location in Winnipeg

Posted on 21 October 2012 by DELCommInc

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The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), an innovative training centre and the only cosmetology school endorsed by Redken for excellence in education, is now open in Winnipeg. Continue Reading

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Making things run smoothly A Q&A with Melinda Vandenberg, the chair of the Provincial Hairstyling Technical Committee

Posted on 18 May 2012 by DELCommInc

Every year, students in the skilled trades and technology sectors compete for their chance to win gold at the Skills Manitoba Competition, a competition where students participate in challenges designed to test skills required in their respective trades and technology careers.

Clippings managing editor Shayna Wiwierski spoke with Melinda Vandenberg, who is the chair of the Provincial Hairstyling Technical Committee, about Skills Canada, the committee itself, and why students should compete. Continue Reading

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M.C. College launches online learning

Posted on 18 April 2012 by DELCommInc

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M.C. College, Canada’s leader in hairstyling and esthetics education, is very excited to announce the launch of a new online learning system for its hairstyling students.  M.C. College is the first hairstyling school in Canada to offer its students this innovative system.  The system was created by Pivot Point International, a world leader in cosmetology education.  The online Designers Approach system offers students access to information at anytime and from anywhere. Continue Reading

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Beauty School Breakdown

Posted on 29 November 2011 by DELCommInc

By Donna Pawchuk

As the owner-operator of Systems Beauty College I am writing this article to help salon owners and stylists understand what beauty school is like today. We all know there are many gifted and caring salon owners who value the fresh ideas new stylists bring to their clients and, unfortunately, a few who need to give these graduates a chance to demonstrate the skills they learned in school. I have had several students visit after graduation to tell me the great news that they have started a new job. They are excited to begin their careers after nine months of school but too often their employer have told them to basically forget what they were taught. Perhaps the student is applying techniques that are different than usual so, without even being asked why they do it that way, they are told it is wrong and that the salon owner will teach them what they needed to know. Apprenticeship is an important phase in the development of a stylist but it needs to be a supportive and encouraging experience that builds on skills learned at college. Beauty colleges use adult education to ensure students go beyond knowing how to perform a skill to also understand why something is done in the manner chosen and what effect it has on the outcome.

I think I can speak for most modern-day beauty colleges and certainly for mine: they are not what they used to be. I remember taking cosmetology back in a time when the school did not allow men as clients and all the ladies were elderly with curly perms and roller sets. There was an entire wall of hood dryers that were in constant use. In the colour department, students learned some of the theory, however, they were not allowed to think on their own and formulate colour. Teachers provided the formula and had the student mix and apply it to the client without really learning why this mixture worked. Nail Technology was taught in the same way. Gel nails were barely done and students mostly learned to do acrylics by making balls. Students were able to do quite a few manicures and some pedicures, though were forced to use inferior tools. The emphasis was on basic skills and not learning the science and systems. It was expected that the student would learn more while on the job later though many had to start as shampoo girls and receptionists.

Today’s beauty colleges take a different approach. At Systems Beauty College we have a large diverse clientele which allows students the experience to be more “salon ready” upon graduation. Both the Hairstyling and Nail Technology programs have specific systems that are followed during many services that are provided to ensure consistent results. Students are taught to ask, analyze, and assess the task at hand. They formulate colours and know what types of chemicals are necessary to complete the job in the best possible way. We now have practice hands and fingers to learn and practice on, along with quality tools that will last for several years in the industry. Students are now trained in both male and female services. Advanced techniques are taught within a learning system that understands you must learn to walk before you can run, so not everyone advances at the same pace. The focus is on giving the students the skills and the understanding of how to use those new skills as a salon-ready professional stylist.

Graduates from beauty colleges have good basic skills and some more advanced techniques. The industry needs salon owners that will allow them the freedom to demonstrate what they know and guide them in progressing to the next level of knowledge and experience. There are a few government programs in place to assist employers with wages when hiring apprentices. If you want to know more about the modern educational systems and student curriculums feel free to pop into Systems Beauty College and check us out anytime. Please know that these colleges are the future of our industry and depend on your support for our graduates. Colleges and salon owners can work together to encourage new stylists and guarantee great services to our clients.

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