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August 22, 2023

JD Academy The Business of Bridal

Contests, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Events, Giving Back, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, Student Stories, The Experience, The Industry

JD Academy hosted a series of classes, The Business of Bridal, followed by a “Styling Brides” scholarship contest that was a huge success! The Business of Bridal was created to give students an overview of the Bridal Business, emphasizing thorough consultation and effective listening skills to design a bride or bridal party’s desired look. In…

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August 2, 2023

Getting started as a make-up artist – by Denise Gaston

Contests, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Events, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, The Experience, The Industry

As a student and/or licensed professional, you will have a myriad of choices when purchasing makeup products and supplies. What are your favorite brands? Most offer “pro cards,” which allow you to purchase at a discount. If you want to see multiple brands under one roof, plan on attending “The MakeUp Show.” Visit for…

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July 27, 2023

The Wedding Budget: by JD Academy of Salon and Spa

Contests, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Events, Giving Back, Local News, Newsletter, Student Life, Student Stories, The Experience, The Industry

Start your planning with a budget that won’t break the bank. Explore options for each category below by obtaining a few estimates for each item. This will help you determine how much you want to do yourself and what you want to contract out. Other budget forms are available at and VENUE SELECTION…

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July 9, 2023


Cosmetology, Esthetics, Local News, The Experience, The Industry

LET’S TALK SCHOLARSHIPS Yes! There are scholarships available to those who wish to put in the energy to investigate and submit the requirements. This year so far, two $5,000 and 12 $200 scholarships have been received by JD Academy students. The $5,000 awards were sponsored by SportClips and Dermalogica. Below are a few scholarship opportunities….

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June 24, 2023

Your Next Beauty School Tour – What to Ask

Cosmetology, Esthetics, The Experience

If you’re interested in starting your beauty education, chances are you may have scheduled a tour with a local beauty school already. These tours are a great opportunity to see the campus, get a feel for the school community, and also have your questions answered. A lot of information can be given to you, which…

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May 2, 2023

How to Balance Beauty School and Life

Student Life

Adding beauty school to your already-busy schedule can feel overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to find a healthy balance between school and your personal life. Learn how to do that on our blog!

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September 9, 2022

How to Find the Best Beauty School Near You

Cosmetology, Esthetics

There are a lot of great beauty schools out there and so many to choose from in the San Francisco East Bay area. If you are looking for the best beauty school in California, then we have a few helpful ways on how to get started on your search.

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August 1, 2022

What Will I Learn in Esthetician School?

Esthetics, The Experience

Esthetician school is a perfect choice for anyone who is passionate about skincare and helping others feel their best. But you may be wondering what exactly esthetician school can teach you! Read our blog for more information about what you can learn at JD Academy!

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10 Questions To Ask On Your Next Beauty School Tour

Cosmetology, Esthetics, The Experience

An education is the first stop on your journey into beauty, so it’s important that you book tours to visit different schools. Here you can have all your questions answered and understand the feel of the school. Read our blog for a list of questions to ask on your next tour!

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June 3, 2022

How to Nail Your Esthetics Interview


The beauty industry is on the rise and there is always competition! Learn how to stand out from the crowd and impress future employers. By developing positive habits and skills now, as well as getting an education and more experience, you are able to become more successful in your esthetician interview.

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