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We always recommend that our students get connected with their potential clients through social media and blogging before they graduate so they can form a relationship with their future customers. There is an opportunity to build clientele before they graduate, and take that clientele base with them as they move into the field. If you are a client of Phagans School of Hair Design we encourage you to ask your student if they are participating in social media or have a blog. If you are a student, we have compiled some wonderful examples of beauty blogs to inspire you. Build a fan base, start blogging and posting to social media!
AlisonLovesJB – This blogger averages over 100,000 views per video! Wow!
Pretty Proof – A nice beauty product review blog.
Beauty Bets – Founded in 2009, this beauty blog is filled with gorgeous product reviews.
Miss Maven – Awesome blog with hints of fashion, style and glamour.
Tanya Burr – Tanya confidently lets her readers into her beauty world and its products.
It’s February and love is in the air! I see red hearts and flowers everywhere I go. At Phagans we are celebrating the “love” month by reminding ourselves to be kind and loving to everyone we see.
My family and friends are always at the top of my list. And of course our wonderful, amazing students! I run into our students everywhere I go. I love seeing our alumni! This week I saw Lindsay and Angela, who is developing her own fashion show! I am so proud of all of them. And of course, our current students are so impressive! A special shout out goes to Matthew Ames from our Northeast Campus and all the other great students at both campuses. It’s wonderful to watch their progress, as they become the true beauty professionals they are working so hard to be.
Stop in and see us this month. Our Northeast Campus is continuing to have 25% off all services in February. Our Clackamas Campus has men’s haircuts for $5.00 each, and if you bring a friend in for a service of equal or lesser value then your service will be 50% off.
Happy Valentine’s Day and remember to ask for me when you come in.
25% off all services
Superbowl Men’s cut $5
Bring in a friend and receive 50% of their service (equal or lesser value of first service).
Patty Drexler is a familiar face at our SE campus. She is a Financial Aid Administrator for Phagans SE, and is very much a part of our students academic life by helping them negotiate the task of funding their education. Patty is a champion for their success, and cares about each and every student past and present. Just a couple quick questions so you can learn a little more about Miss Drexler.
We’ve decided to change up our newsletter to provide information in a way that coincides with our busy daily lives. Each month I will provide insight and keep you updated on what is new in our industry, the achievements of our students, and the successes of our graduates. We will also spotlight students, instructors and administrative staff at both locations as well as a few stories.
At Phagans, we are deep into the summer and preparing for a busy fall enrollment. You can feel the excitement on the clinic floor as many of our senior students are preparing for their final senior exams and completing their required lab operations and preparing to take their state board exams. This is an exciting time for our senior students, as they are on the cusp of becoming professionals in the beauty industry! We are so excited to send them off into the world to start their careers.
If you are a graduate or former student planning to return to school and need any help please feel free to contact us at Phagans. We always have something going on with regards to industry for our graduates, and can certainly help students that want to continue their education. We are here to help in your success any way we can!
For our customers, we will post monthly specials that can include both services and products to both the newsletter and the blog. We always want to hear feedback and comments for improvement, and if you have any suggestions, feel free to send me an email!
I hope this newsletter can create a conversation between students and clients with Phagan’s School of Hair Design.
Wishing you the best, Barbara
On Thursday, July 23, Phagans will hold a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association at our NE location. We will provide haircuts and manicures for a minimum donation of $5 throughout the day with all proceeds to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The salon will open for extended hours – 5 a.m. to midnight. Please save the date on your calendar and plan to join us for this great cause!
If you pay attention to the Phagans Facebook page, you will see one person, more than any other, end up in many of the photos. You can’t miss Miss Betty striking a pose with her hand on her hip and a leg pushed in front of her. But she’s more than a pretty face and perpetual photo-bomber. Let’s get to know her:
Position and Number of Years at Phagans?
I have been with Phagans for 13 years and am a fully licensed instructor for both day and night classes. I mentor my students and let them job shadow me at JCPenny’s hair salon. I am the artistic team director at both campuses.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Phagans?
I love it when a student sets a goal, then I get to work with them to make it happen. I love watching them exceed their dreams!! Many of my past students are business owners. One is a celebrity makeup artist. Another is a hair stylist for the International Opera. Some are now educators themselves. I get to be a part of their journey and see their transformation, watching them grow their businesses! I take pride in that.
What do you think makes a successful Phagans student?
One word: PASSION!!!
Who’s your favorite stylist working in the Portland area?
I do not have ONE. I love all the stylists who take pride in themselves and the work they do. It’s all about making your clients feel beautiful!
How do you end up in so many of the photographs on Phagans’ Facebook page?
I spend a lot of my time volunteering at events such as the Rose Festival, Streaks for Strokes, Portland Fashion Show, America’s Next Top Model, and Mani’s for Grannies. I love giving back to the community and to the industry! This is not only my job and career it’s my passion and hobby!
Tell us about the pose you strike in the photos.
I am small in stature and am always photo ready. I stand tall with my head up and always stay positive!
What else would you like to add?
I am proud to be a hair stylist, mentor, instructor and a peer of all the successful stylists!
On Saturday, May 9, Phagans students set up at Clackamas Town Center for the Streaks for Stroke event, organized by Providence to highlight stroke awareness. For the third year in a row, students put colored streaks in people’s hair to help raise awareness for stroke prevention methods.
Phagans School of Hair Design gave $14,000 in scholarship funds to four students at the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center in Clackamas on Monday, May 18.
Eligible students needed to be seniors with a 2015 graduation in the Sabin-Schellenberg cosmetology program. To apply, students also needed to get a reference from a cosmetology instructor, then write a one page essay on, “Why I Want To Be A Cosmetologist.”
Phagans Owner, Barbara Climaldi, read each essay and picked the winners: Holly Richardson, $5,000; Shemika Claborne, $3,000; Diana Hernandez, $3,000; and Katelyn Kiker, $3,000. Phagans has been awarding scholarships with Sabin-Schellenberg students for 10 years.