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04.2016
Blog / Features / Makeup / Profiles

JCI Grad Spotlight: Jenny Ruth of Mink Makeup & Hair

   What inspired you to get into the makeup and hair industry? I had been around makeup artists growing up and modeled for my cousin while she was in school and pursuing the film industry. I was drawn to makeup early on and loved to play with it! I was interested in skincare as a teen since I had been dealing with acne and wanted to do it right. I was a teen in the 90's and I was asked by many friends if i could do makeup for them before class. This was so much fun and I was so flattered that they came to me to do this for them, it was then when I rea...

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26
04.2016
Blog / Hair

JCI Hair Blog: Hairdressing – Hobby or Career?

I am often asked by my clients and students alike,WHY did you become a hairstylist? I always quickly follow that up with "because I just knew that's what I wanted to do!" Just over ten years later, I am still so sure and happy with my choice in the beauty industry to become a hairstylist. I have had opportunities to travel, compete, teach, mentor, and be taught by some of the greats at JCInstitute and Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California. Every day in the salon brings me new challenges, stories and experiences. Now, who can say that about being in...

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25
04.2016
Blog / Body Spa

Happy Mani Monday: Nail Art Ideas for Short Nails

Nail art has taken up a storm in the last few years. It has come a long way from traditional french tips to now intricate designs, sometimes even in 3D! Whether nail art is the star of the show or a way to add flair to a look, having creative nails is for everyone, even for those with shorter, natural nails! Popsugar.com recently published an article with nail art ideas for those with short nails which inspired us to find some quick and easy ideas for all you shorties! Adding a little glitter and shimmer can turn any plain manicure into a fancy one! ...

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19
04.2016
Blog / Hair

JCI Hair Blog: Every Hair Has a Silver Lining

For those of you who are wondering if silver hair is still in style- it is. Silver hued locks are still trending this Spring/Summer, but the range of hues, tints, shades, and highlights continue to expand. From deep gunmetals, to soft silvery lilacs all things silver will be the 'hot' colour this summer on the festival scene. Silver is the new blonde and the mixed metallics look is an easier way to step into the grey tones. By mixing warm and cool tones into brown and blonde bases, you can experiment with the silver hues and still have a soft bronze or be...

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18
04.2016
Blog / Hair / Makeup

JCI Makeup Talk: Castor Oil to Grow Lashes and Brows

Makeup Trick: Use Castor Oil to Grow Lashes and Brows Over-tweezing and the ever popular eyelash extension trend can be less than kind to your natural hair. If you are looking to repair some of the damage consider a natural way of growing out brows and lashes. Castor oil is rich in Omega-9 fatty acids, which nourish the hairs and help growth that has been inhibited. Just apply a few drops every night to your brows and lashes using a disposable mascara wand or a Q-tip and watch as they become longer and stronger. Check the label and stick with a 1...

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