Get Ready! The Trends for 2018 Are Coming!

Were you on top of the trends in 2017, or did you find yourself missing the boat?

Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to step up your game! Trendsetter or trend follower, the time to embrace the new year is now.

From runways all over the world to magazine covers from the biggest brands, we have already seen some of these become faves. Whether you love them, or want them to fade away like a bad dye job, here are the biggest trends of 2018 so far. Continue reading

Meet Christen, the Admissions Coordinator at ESI Chubbuck

With a history that spans over decades, the culture at Elevate Salon Institute(ESI), Chubbuck is one that has created a family. We’ve built generations of cosmetologists, and what’s more, we have also built a family within our walls.

You see this sense of camaraderie and dedication in our current students as they support and build each other up. We see it in the students that follow in the footsteps of their mothers and grandmothers. We also see it in our past students as they return to a school that feels like home to help build the next generations of beauty professionals. Continue reading

Interested in Esthetics? Here are the Career Possibilities Awaiting You.

An education in esthetics starts with skin.

At its core, esthetics is the study of the cleaning and care of the skin. Because esthetics is a specialized training that includes the anatomy of the skin and its conditions, it is important for you to gain a state approved education that addresses not only the science of the skin. In addition you should also gain a knowledge of the corrective treatments, techniques and products used that are necessary in order to assist you with your career growth.

At Elevate Salon Institute(ESI), Chubbuck we are passionate about creating an esthetics curriculum that works seamlessly with state licensing regulations. By expanding upon these foundational requirements, we strive to help our students gain a depth of knowledge that can help them stand out. Continue reading

Can You Get Your Holiday Shopping Done by the End of This Post?

Are you ready for the holiday shopping season?

Ready or not, it is upon us, and if you have a few hard to shop for people on your list, never fear! We have you covered!

At Elevate Salon Institute(ESI), Chubbuck we have compiled some of our favorite boutiques, specialty stores, and confectioners both in Chubbuck and in nearby Pocatello. Not only will you find some of the most eclectic and personal gifts for those you love, but by keeping your shopping local you are supporting the economy of your town and city. Continue reading

Thinking About Beauty School? Take a Tour!

Are you thinking of a career in beauty?

No matter if you have known this is your future for a while, or if it is a newer idea that has taken hold, one of the first things you will need to do when pursuing a career in beauty is find a school. A good school will do more than just give you the knowledge you need to sit for the state boards, a school should empower you to reach your dreams and arm you with the skills to accomplish them. The right school may even feel like a home surrounded by staff and students that will quickly become family.

Finding all of that from websites and social media can sometimes feel impossible, which is one of the reasons we suggest all potential beauty students take a tour of their top schools. Continue reading

Cosmetology? Esthetics? What’s the Difference?

The beauty industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.

If that statement doesn’t get you excited, it should. Expanding at a rate 3% more than the national average, jobs in cosmetology and esthetics are in demand! If you have thought of a career in beauty, there has never been a better time to pursue your dreams!

But which branch of the beauty industry will you go into, and what are the differences between them?

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Snapchat Halloween Filters that will Get Your Tongue Wagging!

Halloween may be quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have time to create the perfect Halloween costume! If you are looking for something that not only screams you, but gives a little pop to your Halloween party appearance, consider these Snapchat inspired designs.

Not only do they share your Snapchat obsession with the world, but they are super easy and (best of all) hassle free.

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Cosmetology. A Passion for the Generations.

A career in cosmetology often leads to a lifelong passion for beauty, and one that turns into a love for the craft that gets passed on from generation to generation. It is estimated that 30% of cosmetologists grew up in the industry, playing on the floor of their parents salon floor and learning to cut the moment they were old enough.

They grew up with that passion. Being witness to their parents’ joy for their jobs, seeing all the success and freedom that it gave them inspired them to follow in those footsteps and receiving their own education, and create their own beautiful future. Continue reading

From Student to Owner: Meet Elevate Salon Institute’s Linda Mottishaw

There’s a long tradition of beauty in Pocatello, Idaho. It’s a tradition that extends back more than fifty years and recently has spread across the road to nearby Chubbuck. There’s been a long history of growth and success in this cozy part of Idaho, and one person has been there through it all: Linda Mottishaw

Not only is she the owner of Elevate Salon Institute, Chubbuck but she is a passionate beauty maven with over fifty years of experience.

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Applying For FASFA For Beauty School

Student FASFA Guide For Applying To Beauty Schools That Offer Financial Aid.

The application process for financial aid can be exciting, intimidating and confusing all at the same time. That’s why we have created an informational financial aid guide for beauty schools that demystifies what financial aid is, who qualifies, student aid types & options, when, and how to get started. You will find informational videos and links to important sites that are core to your qualification process and success.

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