Summer is upon us and the heat is no joke. If you have medium to long hair, you are probably ditching the hot tools and opting for a style that keeps your hair out of your face and off your neck. Braids are the perfect solution! Whether your hair is curly or straight, braids are so versatile that you can always find something to fit you.
Avoid the dreaded ponytail headache! For really thick hair, a side bride or crown braid are great for getting all that hair contained without having a heavy ponytail weighing you down.
If you are looking to just spice up your everyday look, then these small cornrow braids are perfect. They aren’t time consuming so they are great when needing to switch from a day look to night look in a hurry.
For those of us that aren’t born with thick textured hair, box braids and crochet twists are a good option. While these take more time to complete, the end results are absolutely stunning. Very 90’s Janet Jackson-esque.
Whether you are looking for something simple or a completely new look, braids are the way to go! With so many options, there is no need to just settle for one look.
This Monday, Federico students spent their day off cutting hair for the women of Maryhouse. Maryhouse is an extension of the Loaves and Fishes of Sacramento and is often considered a place for starting over. These women are often young, without family support of any kind, and often dealing with issues of domestic violence, mental illness, evictions and substance abuse.
Our cosmetology students & Outreach Manager Tammy L. did amazing work! They powered through to make sure the women who signed up for hair cuts all received them. The goal was to make sure all the women where happy and satisfied with their new cuts.
One of the ladies shared her story with our students. She had become homeless after retirement then due to her age (77), it has been difficult to find work. She is an avid participant in the Right to Rest movement and is working towards getting a home again. It’s stories like these that remind us why we give back and love volunteering our time at these types of events.
It was really an eye opening experience. We can’t say enough good things about the volunteers at Loaves and Fishes.
Please visit the Loaves and Fishes of Sacramento website to see how you can help these women.
We have some seriously talented barbers enrolled at Federico Beauty Institute doing hairstyle’s we would’ve never imagined you could achieve with just clippers! One barbering trend that has seemed to grow in popularity the last few years is shaved hair designs.
Shark hair design done by alumni Keith Zagg
One of our first times seeing shaved hair designs in the school was when barbering instructor DC showed our barbering students the power of detailed trimmers and GraffEtch pencils.
Hair designs are typically done with different types of hair clippers. The barber will shape the hair and draw on it by creating dents by using clippers or a special clipping tool known as a T outliner.
For a subtle look, you can choose to go for a geometric pattern at the back of the neck or even behind the ear.
If you are looking for more intricate designs, you can get your favorite sports team logos, words, or even portraits. These looks are so versatile and can be worn by both men and women.
If you interested in getting some shaved hair designs done, you can book an appointment with our barbering students. We offer design work as an add on enhancement for only $4!
One of the more popular hair trends this year is the Color Bleed. You can see this look on various celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry. The colored hair trend has transitioned! It is no longer just for the rebel teen. You can now spot it on basically every “IT” girl we know.
This trend is perfect for anyone looking for a fun change but not wanting to go as far as Rainbow hair (a trend we will also blog about soon).
Using a balayage like technique, the color is painted on to look as if the top and bottom colors transition into each other. The ends of hair look like you literally dipped them in paint with fashion-forward colors. The hair painting technique is also perfect for those who can’t always make it to the salon.
Our students are always looking for ways to stay on top of what is in and this trend proves to be one of the more creative looks. In these photos you can see how our cosmetology students and alumni have created jaw dropping color, inspired by the color bleed trend.
Once it fades from the everyday elements, it becomes a pastel version of the original color which is equally stunning! In the past, dark roots were an absolute fashion no-no, but this 2016 hair trend has turned that around. Color care shampoo can help keep your bright color from fading which you can always find in our Federico Beauty Boutique.
It looks like the color bleed movement has no end in sight.
Our AM esthetics class recently went through their fantasy makeup course. The completed looks blew us away! The girls did sugar skulls, fawns, mermaids and many other fantasy themes. Student Megan N., who also has a photography company called Dapper, Dainty & Posh Studios, shared some awesome photos that she captured from the class.
Our esthetics instructor (and Federico alumni) Miss Jasmine, taught the students how to make their visions come to life. The morning consisted of color theory and after lunch the students welcomed their models and got busy transforming them!
The fantasy make up course is one of the more creative “no rules” classes and we are always amazed to see what our students come up with when they are free to create!
April was a month full of events and career fairs! Our Federico Outreach manager, Tammy L., was in the greater Sacramento area with our students doing everything from cuts and styling to fashion shows.
Crocker Art Museum had a party themed “Studio 54” and invited Federico students to host a 70’s themed eye shadow bar. Esthetic student Chelsea G. was an amazing greeter and definitely the most spirited of the bunch! If there was an award for the most shadow applications, esthetic student Gabby H., would have won!
For the Yolo Community Children’s Alliance Fashion Show our students were styling hair and make up for this annual fundraiser for child abuse awareness. Cosmetology student Marissa P., was the hero of the night, she stayed late and helped cover other designer teams.
Cutting and styling hair was on the menu at Capitol Heights Academy’s “Student Day”. Cosmetology student Tatiana C. had to get out of her comfort zone and once she did, she killed it! Our barbering students improvised by sitting down while cutting since they didn’t have salon chairs.
At the Japanese Cultural Fashion Show our cosmetology and esthetic students styled hair and make-up in accordance with Japanese fashion. Esthetic student Jacey D., had the most makeup applications of the day.
Our students even got a chance to compete in the 4th annual Hair Wars! The competition was between local schools and salons. Federico Beauty Institute rocked the show with our Rat Pack Team ensemble. Although we didn’t win, we are so proud of our students who participated!
10th Annual Family Fun Day & Health Fair at the Valley High Community Center was such a challenge! Cutting, styling and chalking hair proved to be quite a task in the 40+ mph winds! The wind blew away our canopy but that didn’t stop barbering student Fausto C! He kept his cool and his chair was never empty.
Our Ambassadors represented us at multiple career fairs this month. We attended the Elk Grove and Roseville Career Fair, American Legion and Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary School.