2015 Spring is Here!

Forgot to Winterize Your Skin?  

Snow, Ice, Wind, Rain, Slush….it really seemed like we got it all this Winter.  Cold outside and dry heat inside is the perfect mix to dry out our skin, hair and nails.

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So, what can we do to get ourselves back into a healthy hydrated look again?  Hydrate with lots of water both internally as well as externally, and then moisturize to seal in that wonderful hydration.

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If you skin has become rough, dry and parched looking, then you probably need to add a little exfoliation to the mix.

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We can help with a micro-dermabrasion treatment to slough away that dead, dry tissue and let you new skin come to the surface.  Ask us about the wide variety of facial services we have to suit your particular needs.  We have a wonderful European Facial  Machine that can do treatments specialized to your individualized needs.

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Have you noticed your nails chipping, cracking and splitting?  Well, this is another sign of the harsh winter effects the weather has on us.

With a professional paraffin manicure we can get your nails back on the road to recovery.  If the nails are not healthy and hydrated they will not hold polish as well.

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We start the manicure with a shaping, sugar scrub, and then a wonderful massage followed with a dip in a warmed paraffin mixture that is packed with nutrients and oils to re-hydrate those thirsty nails.  After the oils are soaked in we follow with the polish of your choice.

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You don’t have to have artificial nails to have healthy looking nails.  With the proper care and a little at home maintenance you nails can be looking great in a very short time.

Sometimes that special affair requires an instant solution.

If you don’t have time to wait for your nails to grow out and recover from the winter blues, we can help you with a quick fix, such as nail wraps, or even artificial nails to give you the instant lift and length you need.  We are here for you.  Talk to us and we can help you find a solution to your beauty issues.

 

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Now For The Hair.

Flat, life less hair, dry and brittle from the inside heat and the outside cold, can do wonders with a deep moisturizing treatment with a little added shine or gloss.  Just one treatment and your hair will immediately look and feel better.  Shiny hair with a soft touch is always attractive.

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What about the Tools You Use at Home?

If you use Hot Tools, such as curling irons, blow dryers and flat irons, then it is highly recommended that you use a thermal protection spray.  With all of the new hot tools, some get as hot as 450 degrees – Your hair will suffer from dryness, and possibly breakage if not protected from this severe heat.  Ask about our full line of CHI Products to help you with your conditioning needs.

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Do I Have to Cut if All OFF if it is damaged?  NO!

We love long hair and we are here to help you.  If you don’t want to cut your hair that is fine.  Regular trims are recommended to help keep your locks in shape, but a trim is a trim…Your stylist should not be taking too much off.  If you only want 1/16th of an inch off, then that is what should only be removed.  If you want only a split end trim, we can help with that.

How Do I Select the Right Products?

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It is more important to select the right shampoo and conditioner, so you don’t over strip your hairs natural pH balance- and then get into a regular maintenance routine to keep your locks in check.

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With all of the new hair cosmetics on the market, we can cover and correct a lot of issues, but it is very important, as a client, that you don’t complicate those issues with so called “home remedies”, that could cause more damage to that beautiful hair of yours.

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Come in, let us check out those lovely locks, and help you with the “Hair Candy” you need.  This is when a true Professional comes in handy!  We are happy to help!

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Enroll NOW for Savings at Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy

 

 

attitude 8You don’t have to break the bank to get a Wonderful Education!

We are a small school in a lovely community called Pauls Valley.  We offer a big education at a very reasonable price!

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We are offering specials right now on our Cosmetology Course, if you attend full time.  Please contact us by phone at 405-238-3426 and we can schedule a tour of our school and tell you all about our programs.  We have been here in Pauls Valley, in the Beauty Industry since 1989 and our school has been here since 2003.  We still hold 100% pass rate on State Testing.  We know the beauty business and can help you on your career path!

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HANDS ON EDUCATION!  Do you learn how to service a client properly from a blog or a youtube video?  NO- You need hands on practice.  Our day consists of one hour in the class room and then the other seven hours practicing the skill.  YOU NEED HANDS ON to get the Education you need to become a success!  Believe me no one is going to get a great haircut or beauty service over the internet!

OUR GRADUATES EXCEL!   Many have gone on to open and operate their own businesses here in Oklahoma!  You can go to our article “Where are They Now?  Graduates from P.M.C.A.” and read more about a few of our graduates.

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Success is Easy at P.M.C.A.  Yes, you have to work for it, but doesn’t work make it all worth it?  Do you really want something just given to you, or do you really appreciate something when you have to put forth the effort, make the grade, and be willing to go the extra mile to make your work special???  We will teach you how to apply yourself, and make yourself better so you can achieve greatness.

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Your education doesn’t end when you graduate!  We are here for you!  We will help you find the resources you need to achieve the career goals you are seeking!  Whether you choose to work behind the chair, on stage or in r&d, we can help.  There are so many, many opportunities out there, don’t let your education or lack of education hinder you.

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We are partnered with CHI.  CHI is a wonderful company, who can add a lot to the mix.  We can get advanced education, and network with platform artists, event coordinators, major educators, designers, fashion industry leaders and many many more to help to take your education to the next level.  The sky is truly the limit, and there are no glass ceilings.  You can achieve greatness and demand the pay you deserve.

Let Us Help You!  WE CAN AND WILL DO OUR BEST TO GET YOU THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE!

GIVE US A CALL 405-238-3426

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Penny Miller – Owner and Educator of P.M.C.A.

Fun New Techniques

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Quick & Easy Up Styles

Upstyles don’t always have to be difficult. Warm weather is just around the corner, finally!  Prom time is here.  We just had a wonderful Up Style Class & Beauty Bash this last weekend and we thought …..  “We need a few styles that are quick and easy for our clients to do at home.  These styles don’t replace a hairstylist’s special touch, but they do give long hair some quick and easy fun variety.  We hope you enjoy them. The first one is the Princess Braid.

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CHI has Wonderful Products for all types of hair.

To maintain a great style it is always very important to prep the hair first.  A good cleanse with a stylist recommended shampoo and conditioner is very important to address the needs of your hair to get it to perform the way you would like.  I love CHI because they have so many different systems to work with different hair types, one of my favorites for fine hair is the Magnified Volume System.  It has a wonderful fragrance, & it give you wonderful volume without a stiff feel.  I love this for my clients with fine hair.  I think BIG HAIR is always in and this product does the trick!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!

Check out this Video Clip on How to Volumize Your Hair!

 

When styling the Hair – Up or Down, it’s always important to give it a soft set first. Prep and dry the hair with your choice of wonderful CHI Products, then curl or style hair into the desired shape for the volume and control you desire. Then you can move on to this Sexy Style that Anna is about to show. I hope you enjoy this clip from Anna Cantu, platform artist for Farouk Systems.

Career Day & Open House

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Career Day 2015

What a Wonderful time we had with CHI Educator and Artist, Kewonia Grimes.  Kewonia is very knowledgeable about CHI Products and how being a CHI Partner School helps the student during school as well as after graduation.  Kewonia stayed after Career Day and helped us with our first Beauty Bash – Up Style Class to give stylists and educators the tools we need to help others with the latest trends in “Red Carpet Hair” and “Prom Hair” for 2015 season.  We look forward to more events like this in the future.  We would love to get salon owners, stylists, and students together for some local workshops.  If you think your salon would be interested, please just give us a call.

 

Being a CHI Partner gives us access to the latest and greatest new technologies with wonderful, professional tools and beauty products that are the highest quality on the market.  These tools will last students for many years after graduation.  Farouk Systems has in their corner world renown educators, scientists and advisers, to help us be the best we can be.  Want to work behind the chair, that’s great!  Want to work all over the world, we can help you make it happen!

Penny Miller, owner and Master Instructor at Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy has been in the beauty business since 1982.  Miss Penny, has a wealth of knowledge to share with her students about the beauty industry.  There is no better education around than to get real life experience from someone who has worked and lived the business.  This is a major advantage!  Small classes means a lot of hands on experience and one on one education.  I can tell you, that Ms. Penny really cares about the quality of student that she turns out.  She has a real passion for the business and really knows her stuff!

Environment – Education & Ethics

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The New CHI Student Kit.

Professional Kit for students to work with and then take with them when they complete their course and start their new careers in Cosmetology.  Quality Tools and Mannequins from CHI to get them started on a successful career path.

In order to do quality work- we believe you need quality tools and products.  This is why we provide only the finest to our students at Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy.

We are so excited about our Partnership with CHI!

 

The Company
Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston based company that manufactures high quality professional hair care products with major brands including CHI® and BioSilk®. Farouk Systems was founded in 1986 by Farouk Shami, a hairdresser, with the mission to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon ‘Education, Environment and Ethics’. Farouk Systems now has more than 2,000 employees and product distribution in over 100 countries worldwide.

“I began Farouk Systems on a mission and a dream. My mission and dream was to provide my fellow hair artists with a safer workplace environment free of harsh chemicals, advanced knowledge through education and new professional-only systems that could not be duplicated at home. This is why Farouk Systems’ mission statement has always been and still is: Environment, Education and Ethics.” quote from Mr. Shami.

Healthy Products and Tools, Quality Educators, Advanced Technologies- what could be better?  Join us at Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy & let us help you get Your Beauty Career on the Fast Track to Success!

What’s New with CHI Products?

 

MISS UNIVERSE STYLE ILLUMINATE

As you have seen CHI Products are always fresh and innovative on the technology they bring to us. With the launch of the New CHI Miss Universe Collection, you will see an array of fun new products including a MORINGA & MACADAMIA OIL, RE-STAGE DRY SHAMPOO, ROCK YOUR CROWN FIRM HOLD SPRAY, SET THE STAGE BLOW DRY SPRAY, AND SPOTLIGHT SPRAY.  These products are formulated with the young at heart in mind, they help your hair to style faster and easier, with loads of shine and illumination.  Hair stays in place without any sticky residue.  Re-stage dry shampoo is great for added volume, without a heavy product feel.  Did we mention the beautiful packaging?   We love, love, love these new products from CHI!

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MORINGA & MACADAMIA OIL

Miss Universe Style Illuminate Moringa & Macadamia Oil is a protective oil blend infused with Moringa and Macadamia Oil for natural hair rejuvenation.  This ultimate oil is instantly absorbed, weightlessly infusing hair with moisture and nutrients for silky, smooth, healthy looking hair while providing natural UV and thermal protection.  Great for adding smoothness and shine before blow dry styling or using as a finishing agent to smooth flyaways.

SET THE STAGE BLOW DRY SPRAY

Miss Universe Style Illuminate Set the Stage Blow Dry spray provides intense heat protection from damage and breakage while eliminating frizz and resisting humidity. The lightweight formulation detangles, smoothes, and softens, while dramatically decreasing blow-dry time.

ROCK YOUR CROWN FIRM HAIR SPRAY

Miss Universe Style Illuminate Firm Hair Spray is a firm hold aerosol hair spray designed for ultimate control and shine. The fast drying, weightless formula offers all day hold and support with no added build up.

 

 

First Annual Career Day & Open House at P.M.C.A.

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We would love to invite each and everyone of our followers to our first annual Career Day and Open House.

Saturday February 7th, 2015 –  

12:00 Noon till 4:00

If you are considering a Career in Cosmetology

THIS IS FOR YOU!

Career Day is a day of education for prospective students and their parents and or spouses to help them learn about the Cosmetology Program at Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy.

We will have Guest Speakers on hand from our Partners at CHI Environmental School Program to answer questions about CHI, and other guests to talk about Careers in Cosmetology.

This will be a day of fun filled knowledge and activities to help prospective students understand more about the field.

Refreshments will be available, we will have a short presentation at 12:30, then we will follow with questions and answers about the field.  Later we will be doing demonstrations and tours of the facility.

We hope you will take this opportunity to drop in and learn facts about the Cosmetology Field, see our school and find out more about Careers in Cosmetology.

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Private Lenders are Now Available!

Are you ready to begin your New Career in Cosmetology, but not sure how to start?

NEW FINANCE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

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Well, here are some easy steps to get you enrolled in school and started on your new career path.

We, at Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy, have searched to find some private lenders to help you finance your education.

The first thing you need to do, is to give us a call at 405-238-3426 to set up a tour of the school, and fill out a school application.

Please bring in the following documentation:

1.  Current Driver’s License   2.  Social Security Card      3.  Proof of education– diploma, GED, or high school transcript.

After we take the necessary information with the application, we can help you apply for a loan online.  If you are new to credit, you may need a sponsor, so if this is the case please bring your sponsor with you.  We will know within just a few minutes if you qualify.  We are very excited about offering this new service to our students.  No need to wait, we can get you started and on your new career path now at Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy, a CHI Partner School.IMG_0833[1]

Hope to see you soon!

Penny Miller

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Motivation…..Where can we find it?

Look around us each and every day and we can see a lot of people, facing difficult decisions, tough life choices, bad times, and needless other troubles that just seem to pound and pound on them. Why is it so difficult to get by today? Many people have many thoughts on these life long questions, but trouble has be around us, in this world forever and more likely than not, will continue to be here.

So, what can we do to survive in these difficult times? Keep the faith, and keep trying. I truly believe that God has a plan for each and every one of us, and we are all special. We all have special gifts and talents, that we can use to help us and others to get by.

Join me this season, in finding special motivational information that we can share with others. We never know who might need a little extra help, and may gain something from the smallest of gestures.

Here is a short video I found on Youtube, that I thought might inspire you. Don’t Give Up! God always has a plan!

2015 is Here! Trend releases for Spring/Summer.

Join us for a look into the Spring/Summer Fashion Collections for 2015.

Farouk Systems, CHI and Biosilk recently attended and worked on the models for this wonderful fashion show.

Check out the looks, styles and designs and let us know what you think about these designers.

As always the Artists from Farouk Systems stepped up and did a wonderful job on all of the hair.

Enjoy!

In this collection, Biosilk, another one of Farouk Systems wonderful products were used on these lovely models.

Last but not least, here are the New Pastels by CHI. Pastel shades that will add shine and variety to your new look.

As you can see CHI, is always innovative, fashion forward, and looking for new ways to help fellow hairstylists stay inspired and motivated to make the world a more beautiful place. We can’t wait to try some of these new looks on our clients at the Academy. Hope to see you soon,
Penny

Who Inspires You?

Today in our society it is sometimes very hard to find positive role models. If you look toward celebrities it is usually fowl language and crude gestures, if you look toward our politicians, you see people arguing and throwing a fit when they don’t get their way.
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Parents, it all starts with us.

I still believe that hard work and a good attitude will take you a long distance in life, and that honesty is the best policy. There is a reason for the Golden Rule.

When our children see us working hard, sharing with others, trying to help others through difficult times, looking for the positive in our friends, relatives, and co-workers. They see positive role models at work. We have all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not give our children a picture of happy, honest people helping others.
Have you ever noticed a small child at play? Do they mimic your words, actions, and thoughts? Let us all step up and help a young person be a little better.

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Does this mean we need to be perfect all the time? NO! But when you notice that you have done something dishonest, mean, or petty in front of your child, own up to it and let them know you were having a bad moment, and you need their help to be better. We all need to be needed, and we all feel the need to help others.

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Let us all do better in this New Year, to gain back the values, character, ethics, and the integrity that our children deserve to see. They need us to guide them into a better tomorrow!