You're a mom and you're still thinking about being 'fashionable'? That's the kind of response I got from someone I went shopping with. All I did was go shopping with this mom and when we passed a fashion outlet selling fashionable clothing and apparel, I commented that I wanted to get that frilly pink top with splashes of lime green that is flying off the shelves with a 70% discount tag!
Is it wrong to be a mom and still want to be fashionable? In my personal opinion, there's absolutely NOTHING WRONG with wanting to be a fashionable mom! Being mom doesn't mean that we have to give up our rights to being fashionable, beautiful and healthy. Being mom doesn't mean that our lives and the entire focus of living has shifted from 'us' to 'family'. Of course, without a smidgen of a doubt, being mom zaps your energy and any mom with a sense of fashion can tell you that it takes a lot to be a fashionable mom.
It already takes so much effort to dress up the kids...imagine trying to find time matching fashionable tops with fashionable skirts...and then find the blasted fashionable handbag with the same color and tone to go with the same-colored fashionable shoes! What an effort!
When we used to be single, trying to be in fashion didn't used to be such an effort, did it? In fact, pulling out fashionable clothing off the shelves and donning them seems to come so naturally to most of us when we are young and LOOKING! Now that we're not looking anywhere else but at our kids, we find it such an effort just to be fashionable?
And yet, being a fashionable mom is still possible! ABSOLUTELY! All it takes is some effort, planning and some common sense. And work at it!!
It's a common saying, but the people-in-the-know will always tell you that fashion moves in circles. Trends will come and trends will go; but they never go away completely. It's no different for your beauty therapy uniforms. In other words, even though a particular trend is on its way out, you can bet your bottom dollar you'll be seeing it again in a few season's time. Designers have always borrowed ideas from the past to create next season's must-have look. And even though there are some trends you never expect to see again, after a few years it'll reappear on the catwalk and begin to make it's mark on the high street. Leggings and puff ball skirts anyone?
Thankfully this Autumn and Winter has an altogether more sophisticated feel, and it's all about channeling the understated glamour of the early 1960s. Whether it's down to Mad Men fever or having a new fashion icon in The White House, we just can't get enough of the pretty tailoring and lady like separates that are all over the catwalk at the moment. At Stella McCartney it was the Katherine Hepburn inspired wide-leg trousers, while Dior have resurrected their classic two-piece skirt suit as modeled by Marion Cotillard and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
And where fashion leads we all follow. It should come as no surprise that when a trend hits it makes a much bigger impact than just on what people wear. Interiors, branding, advertising and entertainment will all feel the effects. And as a beauty professional or hairdresser you will be expected to be bang up to date with what's happening on the high street. So with that in mind it makes sense to find beauty therapy uniforms and beauty uniforms that reflect current trends.
The timeless 1960s look is all about the tailoring; simple shapes cut beautifully. And the go-to garment to recreate this look is the simple asymmetrical tunic. Think about the cut - it's nipped in at the waist, creates a sleek silhouette and has a strong, structured neckline. Team it with flat front trousers or a neat skirt and you'll instantly have beauty therapy uniforms that capture the glamour, simplicity and chic of this current trend perfectly. The classic beauty uniform colour palette is in effect here. Monochrome will work well - but why not experiment with new shades? A rich burgundy will capture this early 60s vibe, as will camel, orange and chocolate brown. And if wearing a colour head to toe is too bold don't forget you can always team a strong shade with black trousers or a skirt. And don't feel you have to follow trends to the letter. This year's 1960 revival isn't about pastiche, so there's plenty of pretty details including ribbon trims, mandarin collars and fastening options to give the look a twist and keep it fresh. So for the most fashionable beauty uniforms around we recommend tipping your hat to the past while keeping your eye on current trends - don't be afraid to mix old and new; after all it's what fashion designers have been doing for decades.
You are feeling good about yourself and you want to show the world that you have something to offer. You feel that way inside but you look says something totally different. How to get the outside to match how you feel on the inside? Well you have got to 'Dress for Success'.
But how do you accomplish this? Number one you have got the dress the part and by dressing for the part I mean that you have got to dress for the job, career, or business that you want, not for the one that you currently have. Example if you wanted to be a successful Hair Stylish, you have got to look like you have your hair in order. Would want to go to a Hair Stylist whose hair was always a mess? I don't think so. This analogy could be used in just about every profession.
Now this does not mean that you have got to go out and spend an exceptional amount of money to get a whole new look. This new look can be accomplished by adding a few pieces of accessories to your existing wardrobe.
Some of the simple tips that I find useful are:
1) Add a piece of jewelry to an outfit. It can be a nice bracelet, a simple necklace, a pair of earrings or even a nice watch. Don't over do it with the jewelry. Just add something simple to your already existing outfit.
2) Dress up a pair of jeans. I know we dress up for work five days a week and we want a day where we can just tone things down and relax. Dressing up a pair of jeans can be as simple as changing from an old t-shirt to a nicer shirt or maybe a blouse. You can even add a simple jacket depending on the outing.
3) Update you current handbag. By adding a simple handbag you can create a totally different style in the way that an outfit looks and the way that you feel. Handbags are an accessory to any outfit and you should think of it as such.
4) Incorporate some simple beauty tips such as drinking plenty of water. Water promotes rejuvenation of the skin to gives the skin a natural healthy glow.
5) Take some time out for yourself. Every one needs time to unwind and relax. In a previous article that I wrote "Finding Time to Pamper Yourself," I outlined some tips to follow to assist in taking and making the time for yourself.
Remember that the key to looking and feeling your best is to take care of yourself. If you incorporate some of these tips that I mentioned you can be on your way to build up your self confidence while creating or updating your style.
New Jersey - The beacon for fashion and beauty studies:-
New Jersey is a great place for fashion, beautician and cosmetology education. The State has one of the best public education systems in the United States. About fifty-four percent of high school graduates take up higher education and career-oriented courses in New Jersey. Many of New Jersey's colleges and universities offer beautician / cosmetology degrees. In addition to the two famous universities Rutgers & Princeton, there are 19 county colleges in New Jersey, and a number of beautician / cosmetology technical schools. In particular, Fashion Beauty Academies impart a perfect combination of creativity in fashion technology, state-of-the art technical know-how and above all skills to handle people.
Courses include Hair Care Techniques, Aesthetics, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Color theory, Nail Care and Skin Care. Few Beauty Academies, with a step ahead to make their students a successful person to operate independent business include professional management requisites like bookkeeping, marketing, and other aspects of business training in their curriculum
A study in a beauty School may be widely classified into three branches:-
To appear before the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling for a license to practice in this field, the candidate should have taken up 1200 clock hours of theory and practical training in all phases of Cosmetology. Reputed Cosmetic Schools impart the necessary theory and practical exposure for the candidate to start practicing on receipt of the license in an entry level in all phases of Cosmetology
Artistic Beauty Schools give equal importance to this branch which includes facials, body procedures and make-up artistry. The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling prescribes 600 clock hours of learning to make the candidate eligible for taking up the licensing examination
Student Teaching Course:-
An NJ State Cosmetology License holder with a High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 6 months salon experience, shall take up the Student teaching Course with 500 clock hours of training and 30 clock hours exclusively in Methods of Teaching.
The professional approach to the subject, practical exposure to teaching, lesson planning and methodology are the quintessential requirement for this career.
A trained cosmetologist applies the present trend in beauty technology in a creative and imaginative fashion to satisfy the needs of a discerning clientele. Few of the career opportunities available for a graduate from a cosmetology academy include
• Entrepreneur by becoming a Salon Owner • Specialist in Facial Skin Care/Spa/Salon Management/Body Treatment • Manicurist • Pedicurist • Nail Artist • Make up Consultant • Freelance Artist • Representative of the Manufacturer/ Marketing Manager of the Salon • Marketing Manager of a Salon • Therapist • Aesthetician in Dermatologist/cosmetic Surgeon
Conclusion:- An artistic beauty school by its curriculum does not only educate students with the state-of-the-art technologies available in the field but also gives hands-on experience with clientele and takes them a mile ahead in the competitive market. New Jersey houses many such cosmetology schools and academies which train candidates and prepare them to become knowledgeable, respectful, accountable and professional...
The increased aesthetic awareness across the globe, the available expertise in the field and the perennial demand in the market has made this Cosmetology a commercially viable product. The commercial viability of this field has made this avenue a lucrative one for Candidates to take up this course for their Career.
It's official, glam is global. We've uncovered some timeless classics and the hottest trends, with influences that span the world. Pack your shopping bags this winter and beat the crowd to next year's hottest items.
Eastern European Flash - Do as the Russians do and show off a little. It's time to feel rich and beautiful. High heels, long hair and unapologetic brand loyalty are all you see on the Moscow streets. Think Italy in the 1980's, and add a little more fur. Gold, silver, leather and satin - this is no time to be shy. Pull out that designer bag you've been hiding and pair it with your very best cocktail dress and all the gold you can find.
English Floral - Pin it up and press your seams, English florals are back with a pretty, precise vengeance. Think of a garden party, with white gloves, pearls and windblown curls. The modern, conservative summer look has swept through the fashion industry with sweet florals gracing the runways of several top designers. Those girlish summer dresses are back in fashion, along with your twinset, grandma's vintage jewelry, cardigans and crocheted scarves.
Indian Slippers - Timeless, inexpensive and chic, you can wear a pair of Indian slippers with nearly anything - your jeans, your weekday suit or your sleek Sunday dress. Heeled or flat, in a rainbow of colors you are sure to find a pair that suits your mood. This princess-perfect look has been happening for thousands of years, and it shows no signs of stopping. Pretty is pretty, no matter what century this is.
Chinese Silk - Robes, dresses, blouses or shoes, Chinese silk is a masterful, rich statement that evolves and tantalizes year to year. There is more to Chinese silk than mandarin collars and peacock prints - think about luscious, rich silk trousers and skirts with a luster and quality that can rival any couture house in the world.
Canadian Winter Wear - Easily the coziest country to imitate. Throw on your flannel shirt, grab a pair of woolly socks and jump under that fleece blanket. Lumberjack plaids and heavy knit sweaters are the mainstay of winter-wise Canadians and should be added to any chic-seekers list for winter. North Dakota is part of Canada right?