Cosmetology Blog

May 11, 2022

5 Easy Ways to Figuring Out Your Skin’s Undertones

Why Do You Need To Know Your Undertone? Knowing your skin’s undertone is the best way to determine whether a hair color will be flattering or not, what type of makeup will look best, and even which clothing hues will look the best.  This information is so often underrated and overlooked. Once you find out…

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January 26, 2022

Business and Art

From being students at the Aveda Institute Des Moines, to becoming integral parts of Serenity Couture Salons, to winning countless awards, to now being featured by Aveda Corp;  Sam Watson and Matthew Rouse are the culmination of hard work, dedication, clarity, and creativity. Check out’s blog post on how these two former Aveda Institute…

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December 17, 2021

Massage Therapy Licensing Requirements

Once you have decided to embark on a new career as a massage therapist, the next steps are learning the requirements for obtaining a massage license and creating a plan to complete these requirements. The checklist varies by state, so if you plan to obtain an Iowa massage license, you must complete various steps, including…

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Esthetician Licensing Requirements

An esthetician is a licensed professional specifically trained to help clients keep their skin healthy. People may seek the services of an esthetician when they want to minimize the effects of aging and sun damage. Estheticians have numerous techniques and skills to improve skin wellness, remove unwanted hair, and give therapy to the body through…

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November 16, 2021

Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

If you’re looking for a cosmetology school and wondering how to jumpstart your career in the field, there are a few things that you should know. Nothing can match the confidence of graduating from a top Iowa beauty school. In order to better understand the licensure and testing requirements for cosmetology in Iowa, read this…

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The Benefits of Attending In-Person Beauty Schooling

Online cosmetology school has been receiving more attention as students seek convenient ways to learn from home. Attending esthetics schools online can certainly be a way to do so, but if you’re weighing online cosmetology classes against in-person cosmetology courses, there are a few key differences that you should take into account. In-person beauty school…

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Financial Aid for Beauty Schools

If you have dreams of working as a cosmetologist, owning your own salon, or working as a stylist for celebrities, don’t let the cost of beauty school keep you from accomplishing those goals. Thinking about how much cosmetology school costs can feel overwhelming, but rest easy – student loans for cosmetology school are available. Some…

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August 26, 2021

Erin’s Non-Traditional Start

Erin Steinhart knew she wanted to do hair since she was a little girl… and at age 27 she finally decided to follow her passion. Like many of us who have passions that do not require a college degree, Erin was turned away from hers because of what society deems as the “right” way to…

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June 21, 2021

5 Steps to Achieving The Ultimate Blonde

The weather is getting warmer and you know what that means…bright days and brighter hair! With summer vacays, beach days and road trips ahead, there couldn’t be a more perfect time to take a walk on the lighter side. But how do you choose your blonde? With all the different shades, methods and products on…

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April 28, 2021

Five Self-Care Gifts Any Mom Would Love

Coming up with a thoughtful gift for a favorite mom can feel like an impossible task. There’s never a one-size-fits all gift for mothers, and this is a demographic notorious for taking care of everyone else first and putting themselves way down on their priorities list. (The phrase “You don’t have to get me anything!”…

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