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Celebrity stylist Sally Hershberger, Meg Ryan’s stylist, once told Ben Mollin that Ben could charge hundreds of dollars for one of his haircuts. But after finishing as a runner-up on Bravo network’s hairstyling competition series “Shear Genius,” the ‘93 Cameo graduate decided against Hollywood’s high price tag and returned to the Midwest to style – and teach – his faithful clients back in Indiana.  On a Thursday afternoon in March, immediately after finishing a haircut, Mollin carved out ten minutes to tell us what continues to make Cameo Beauty Academy unique.

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At Cameo, we recognize and value the fact that each student is different. (Seriously, our instructors and clients would get really bored if all of you were the same.)  And while our staff is here for you to answer questions about your individual cosmetology career, we’ve noticed that prospective students have a lot of the same initial, burning questions on their mind. So here they are, in no particular order. This information (and more!) is all available on our website, but we’ve laid it out here, plain and simple, in our Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions:

 

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Enroll in February or March and Your Down Payment for Registration/Equipment Fees are Waived!

 

 

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Choosing to continue your education is a big step, no matter what institution you attend or what you study. The following eight factors are critical to successful training in several career fields, but they’re especially important  in the beauty and cosmetology industry.

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Stand resolved to make a real, impactful and immediate change in your life this year.

Stand resolved to begin growing your skill set immediately.

Stand resolved to take charge of your career. Stand resolved to use your creativity to build confidence in others.

Stand resolved to improve your life and the lives of others.

Stand resolved to try something new.

Stand resolved to take on new challenges and learn new techniques.

Stand resolved to learn from instructors who care about you and your individual goals.

Stand resolved to stay on the cutting edge of trends and styles in a fast-paced, exciting career field.

Stand resolved to see the outcome/results of your work and receive the client satisfaction you deserve.

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This holiday season and New Year, give yourself the gift of expert, hands-on cosmetology training – and we will give you !00% off enrollment/registration fees!

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Winter here in Chicagoland means early-onset of whiplash winds and moisture-sucking indoor heating. If we winterize our homes, cars and wardrobes for the colder months, why not winterize the skin and hair that also helps to keep us warm? (Ok, yeah. We’d like to keep it attractive-looking too. Hiding under a hat and scarf until May isn’t exactly an option, especially with holiday parties approaching.) Here’s how to stay one step ahead of winter damage this season:

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What’s on your holiday wish list this year? Warm sweaters or shoes in the latest styles? A shiny new tablet or iGadget? How about a brand new Rusk DeepShine Blow Dryer? Or a new Babyliss Pro Nano-Titanium Digital Flat Iron?

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Are your nails discolored, damaged or just in need of a color intervention? Just as with your hair, the faster your nails grow and the more damage they endure, the more they will need professional maintenance.  This is especially important to remember as the weather gets colder and the air indoors gets more hot and dry.

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On November 1, Cameo Beauty Academy will enter into its 25th year under the ownership of Susan Rock and Herman A. Harrison. To commemorate this milestone and celebrate Halloween in style, Cameo will host a Halloween Costume Contest, which will be held October 31 and November 1, and is open to all students. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place on each day.

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"Have your friends ever told you that you have a knack for hairstyling, hair color, makeup or nails? Do you see your beauty routine as a chance to be creative with your own hair color, hair style and appearance? A career in cosmetology and the beauty industry is a rewarding opportunity for driven, artistic individuals."

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