Our Favorite Summer Movies, and The Hair That Inspired Them

Summer is officially here! The temperature is rising, the beaches are filling up and everyone is getting ready to celebrate the heat with their favorite past time: watching movies!

You may not believe it, but it’s true. Americans watch an amazing amount of movies each summer, many of these inside a nice, air-conditioned movie theatre. It makes sense why, with the stories, the popcorn, and of course the movie wardrobe.

There is no better place to see some amazing hair, makeup and costuming than in the movie theatre.

Don’t believe us? Here are some of our favorite summer movies and the hair and makeup that inspires us.

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Hair How To: Perfect Beach Waves – Without the Beach!

Are you ready for summer? Is your hair?

No matter how close to a beach you find yourself, or how far away, you can still show your beach babe side with some perfectly crimpy beach waves. Best of all? You don’t have to live near a beach to accomplish this look!

Dry hair. Wet hair. Hair that gets everywhere – we have the tips you need to bring the beach to you!

First, let’s cover the basics…

What is Sea Salt Spray?

This handy dandy little product is pretty much a must-have for creating the perfect beach wave look, and it makes sense. Sea spray is filled with salt after all. But what is it, and why does it work so well? Continue reading


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5 Hair Trends and Styles to Help Your Hair Shine This Summer!

Are you ready for summer?

As the weather gets warmer you may be feeling the itch to update your look. Shorter hair, brighter color. Summer is the time for fresh, fun, and beautiful!

If a cut or color is on the horizon, we can help you build that perfect look. If you aren’t quite sure what you want, we have some great ideas to help fuel your inspiration. Continue reading


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Phagans Loves Lashes! See What Our Students Are Mastering!

It’s been a great month at Phagans School of Hair Design!

With every class that begins their training with us, we strive to help create opportunities for our students to grow and expand. Personal growth is a huge part of our culture, as well as mastering the skills for your program.

Beyond that, we want our students to grow in the skills that are in demand, and help them create a portfolio that could help keep their client books full! Continue reading


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How to Grow Facial Hair Faster

You can help your facial hair grow faster with a combination of lifestyle, diet, and skin care changes. Facial hair has been trending for a while and shows no signs of slowing down. Growing a beard can be a commitment and many of our barbering clients* that desire a bigger, more burly beard often ask us for tips on how to grow their facial hair faster.

When growing out your beard, time can be all it takes, but if you are looking for ways to stimulate growth you can give your beard a boost with simple tips for faster facial hair growth. Find out how facial hair grows and get the tips you can combine together to get the growth you want.

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Ready to Start Beauty School? Here’s What You Need!

Just like preparing for any other life-changing decision, you need to get some things together to start your journey at beauty school. Use our beauty school starter kit to put together your tools!

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5 Ways to Get Glowy Skin for Spring 2018

If you know anything about current skin care trends, you know that glowing skin is good. A radiant complexion not only looks beautiful, it serves as a direct reflection of your health. Unlike a pixie cut or a bright orange lip, fresh, glowing skin looks great on everyone. To get that glowing goddess look, keep these five tips in mind.

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How to Get a Cosmetology License in Oregon

You’ve just completed the enrollment process for cosmetology school. You are probably pumped to begin your training, right? We feel you. We love our programs here at Phagans School of Hair Design, and we are so excited that you are either considering signing up to begin your training with us, or have already done so and are looking forward to classes. Because we are always trying to look ahead and prepare our students for the future, we wanted to help you succeed by laying out the process for getting your cosmetology license in the state of Oregon. If you follow these steps, we are confident that you can become a licensed beauty professional in Oregon.

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Can a Cosmetology Student Receive Financial Aid?

Going to beauty school means financial commitment, and we believe that it’s totally worth it to pursue something that you love. Don’t let dollar signs be a deterrent from an education you’ve always dreamed of pursuing. Financial aid could be the answer to some of your questions about funding your future.

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Phagans All-Star: Dinah Ritchey

We can’t think of anything better than when a Phagans graduate follows their dreams and has a successful career. It was an obvious choice to have Dinah Ritchey as our first choice to be our Phagans All-Star! Dinah is a wonderful example of chasing your dreams and never giving up on yourself. Dinah graduated from Phagans in 2003 with a full cosmetology license, and right after dove into her career that led to her owning her successful salon, Urban Colorz. It was awesome to be able to take some time out of the our day and chat with Dinah about how she turned her passion into a successful career.

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