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How to Edit Your Photos with a Smartphone

10
04.2018

Not all bloggers with thousands of followers use online editing programs to edit their images, most people get away with the apps on their phones. If you’re ready to up your Instagram game and take your images to the next level, then get your phones ready and follow along.

How to take Insta-Worthy Images: 

First things first, stay clear of cameras within apps. Chances are the resolution isn’t as good as your phone’s camera, after all, you can always import pictures into the app you choose to edit with. Don’t forget to focus! This is very important to acknowledge because you could be one click away from either a really clear image, or stuck with a low-quality image. The way to focus your photo is to tap on the screen of your camera to where you want the main focus to be on.

Always remember to take as many pictures as you can from multiple angles. This way you have a variety of images to choose from when editing. Always shoot in natural light and turn off that flash!

The Must-Have Apps on your Phone and How to Edit:
AfterLight

The AfterLight app offers many filters and adjustment tools for you to brighten and sharpen your image before posting to Instagram. This app is also available in a second version, AfterLight 2, for $3.99.

This all-in-one photo editing app allows you to get creative with your photos by blending multiple images together, adding powerful effects and overlays, and customizing filters. Get started with importing an image from your camera roll and follow the icons listed to edit from left to right.

Click here for tutorials on how to edit your photos with Afterlight

A Color Story

A Color Story is every blogger’s design kit. With over 100 filters, 40+ effects and 20+ tools, this app allows you to enhance your images and the colours, from bright whites to rich colours.

Click here for tutorials on how to edit your photos with A Color Story

FaceTune

FaceTune is equivalent to Photoshop. This app is perfect to use for editing portrait images as it offers smoothing tools, to make your skin look smooth and clearer than ever, re-shaping tools, and tons of filters. You can use your finger to paint on effects including whitening/brightening an image, detailing, de-focusing, and more. The detail tool can be used to sharpen your eyes, lips, or even piercings to allow them to stand out more in your image.

Need to get rid a pimple? No worries, FaceTune’s patching tool removes all blemishes from your image, including pimples, wrinkles or even hair that might be in the way. (Tip: always use the patching tool before smoothing skin.)

Click here for tutorials on how to edit your photos with FaceTune

Snapseed

Snapseed is a free app that is known for its healing tool. If you have an image with a lot going on in the background that you’d like to get rid of, the healing app does just that. Drag your finger across the screen just like a magic eraser to get rid of unwanted details in your image.

Snapseed allows you to adjust your image exactly how you’d like with the touch of your finger! Your finger is equivalent to a paintbrush, allowing you to scroll your finger up for brightness. The icon ‘Tune Image’ offers contrast and saturation details to your image. With the right amount of filter and tuning done to your image, you will notice the quality going from 0-100, real quick.

Click here for tutorials on how to edit photos with Snapseed.

VSCO

VSCO is a free app used by many bloggers to theme their images in order for their Instagram feed to look cohesive. This all-in-one editing and photo sharing app has many filters for you to choose from.

Click here for tutorials on how to edit photos with VSCO

What are your favourite editing apps? Let us know!


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Hair

10 JCI Hair Graduates That Will Give You Spring Hair Goals

02
04.2018

Our Instagram feed has been blessed with amazing hairstylists trying new Spring hair colors and styles. These John Casablancas Institute Hair Art Design graduates are experimenting with colors that are perfect for Spring. From freshened up blondes to fun Avant Garde inspired hairstyles, our Hair graduates aren’t afraid to try daring looks on their clients.

It’s the perfect season to play with unique colors and new hairstyles. With Coachella around the corner, there are many looks to try, including rainbow colors, deconstructed french twists, and all other looks that make you feel “extra!” Whether you’re debating between chopping your hair off or testing out new colors, here are 10 JCI Hair graduates that will give you Spring hair goals.

SAMANTHA ST JOHN / @STJOHNHAIR

JENNA PRETZER / @BEAUTYBYJPRETZ

AMRIT CHOHAN / @AMUCHOHAN

ROBYN RENTE / @HAIRBYROBYNRENTE

ELISSA WOLFE / @ELISSAWOLFE

JERICKA LOS / @JERPODHAIR

JANELL BYE / @NELLIE.DOOZ

MANDY / @HAIR.BYMJ

DANNA RADONS / @HAIRBYDANNA

STEVEN VAN HORN / @STEVENVANHAIR


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision, and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Hair

Beauty Innovations: Your Guide to Achieve 2018 Hair Goals

23
02.2018

Do you dream of luxurious and healthy hair? Was your resolution this year to learn proper hair care and maintenance? It’s time to step up your hair game! We’ve got you covered with the latest trending salon products that you need to keep your hair looking fresh, healthy and fabulous this year.

Ouai Products

Ouai, pronounced like “WAY”, is a popular emerging brand that sells hair products. Founded by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, these products have been trending all over Instagram and have been used by popular Instagram bloggers and celebrities, including the Kardashians.

“With OUAI, I wanted to create a “breath of fresh hair”—a line for real life, for real women. Luxury products that are simple, affordable, and classic in a world full of loud noise.” – Jen Atkin 

Ouai products include shampoos, conditioners, hair mists, oils, and more, focusing on repairing damaged hair. The Ouai hair styling products can be used for blow-dried hair and are guaranteed to leave your hair looking fresher than ever.

Coconut Oils

Coconut oils are popular hair products and there’s a good reason for that. Not only does it contribute to hair growth, but it also removes sebum build-up from hair, promoting scalp health. This Spring, try coconut leave-in oil products from L’Oreal, IGK and OGX.

Hair Treatment Sheet Masks

Hair masks are the latest trending products in the hair industry. These styling products are perfect travel-size and are now offered by many hair companies including Ouai and L’Oreal.

Volumising Products

Volumising hair products including conditioning mousses from Herbal Essences and Pantene offer hydration for fine hair. These products are great for quick and easy styling techniques.

Take care of your scalp and hair by investing in good quality products, and consult with the experts at your salon to find the best selection for your specific hair type.

Make your next hair appointment at John Casablancas Institute.


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision, and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Hair

S/S18 Hairstyles You Need

09
01.2018

A new year calls for new changes, so get your hair ready for the upcoming 2018 spring/summer season. There are many daring and unique hairstyles for you to choose from in 2018. Check out the latest trending looks for you to try:

The S/S18 Colours 

From tropical tones to shining silvers, s/s18 hairstyles are all about standing out in the crowd.

The Electric Colours 

As we mentioned, spring and summer is your time to stand out. Electric blues and violets will be the two popular tones of this season, according to WGSN. Can’t decide between the two? Blend them together! John Casablancas Institute Hair Artistry graduates have mastered the art of electric hair colours.

Silver and Grey Colours 

Not interested in vibrant hair colours? Don’t worry. For those of you that like dark hair, it’s still safe to stick to silver and greys this season. This winter inspired hair colour is not fading away quite yet. The silver/grey ombre hairstyles are still trending and we are in love!

All hair colours are created by JCI Hair Artistry graduates.

Flames and Flashes

Go brighter and bolder for spring/summer with these daring colours done by JCI graduates.

The S/S18 Cuts and Styles

Be prepared to see sharp and chopped textures and rebellious styles this season. Take a look at some of these creative hairstyles that will definitely have heads turning!


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision, and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Fashion / Hair / Makeup

2018 Pantone Color of the Year

18
12.2017

A new year calls for a new theme. According to Pantone, the color of the year for 2018 is ultra violet, a dreamy and beautiful color. Get prepared to update your wardrobe and surroundings with hints of ultra violet.

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet.” 

FASHION

Purples such as ultra violet will definitely be seen in stores and the streets next year. Get ahead of the game and prepare how to intigrate this colour into your wardrobe.

More looks: 

“For 19 years, Pantone’s color of the year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.” – Bath Chronicle 

MAKEUP

Stand out with these ultra violet makeup looks:

DESIGN/SPACE

Change up your space with this daring shade of purple.

HAIR

If you’re looking for a bigger commitment to the colour of the year, start the year with new hair!

This bold color is exactly what we hoped for. We can’t wait to see this color trending in the new year.


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision, and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
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