May 18, 2011

Artistic Academy’s April 2011 Students of the Month

Azreta Halilovic

Part Time Cosmetology Student

Azreta’s drive to become a great colorist and eventually even own a salon has helped her be successful in the classroom and become April’s “Student of the Month” at Artistic Academy.  She attributes the positive attitudes of her cosmetology educators with teaching her the skills necessary to become a great cosmetologist.  Her hard work in the classroom has helped her to be comfortable and confident in the student clinic where she especially enjoys using Lakme to color her clients hair.




Amanda Conforti

Full Time Cosmetology Student

Amanda’s outgoing personality makes her an ideal candidate for “Student of the Month” for the month of April at Artistic Academy.  She enjoys learning something new everyday and is not afraid to step up any tasks in the classroom.  Amanda especially enjoys doing finish work on her clients, giving them blow outs and up-dos.  She eventually would like to become a full time stylist in a salon.


March 18, 2011

Artistic Academy is Gorgeously (and Generously) Green

Today and last night the students of Artistic Academy in Morris Plains, New Jersey showed off their creativity and skills with hair and make up to raise money for City of Hope in a contest to see who could be the “greenest”.  The students raised $650.00 for the City of Hope Cancer and Diabetes Research Center.  Everyone got into the spirit especially the daytime class’ winner, Chloe Malfitano.

January 19, 2011

Beauty Careers Open Doors For Opportunity in the US

In a letter to the editor of USA Today (please find the full letter here ), Jim Cox, the Executive Director of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools cited the uncertainty of certain occupations the current job market versus those that offer stability and growth; jobs in the beauty industry are in demand and offer a tremendous amount of potential growth.  The article, posted on USA Today’s website January 13, 2011, states there is expected growth in many positions under the umbrella of health and beauty professionals, specifically citing “skin care specialists”.  Mr. Cox says “In bad times, people still want to look good in order to find, or keep, a job. And until someone can get a facial on the Internet or a haircut from a call center, these jobs won’t be outsourced.”

The article also mentions that many Americans are also able to start their own businesses and still be successful, with a record number of start-up businesses in recent years.  The ability of many beauty professionals to operate as their own employers or to start their own small business, the demand for beauty services offers a lot of opportunity.  Jim Cox believes this leads to rewarding careers in beauty because the industry offers such a rich “work/life balance” that allows individuals to get exactly what they want from a career in beauty.

Artistic Academy in Morris Plains, New Jersey offers full time and part time courses in Cosmetology or Aesthetics (Skin Care Specialty) designed to meet the demands of today’s beauty industry.  With financial aid for those who qualify, the opportunity for a rewarding career in beauty is only a phone call away.