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Beauty School Education gets a Makeover

Trade schools have often had the unfair reputation of being less-desirable educational institutions when compared to four-year colleges. However, in an ever-changing economic landscape with evolving student needs, non-traditional schools have become a unique path to career opportunities for many.

Jill and Burt Kohler, founders of Scottsdale’s Penrose Academy, a school for cosmetology and esthetics, have led the charge in giving the image of specialty education an overdue makeover. Seeing a desperate need for a level of real-world training beyond what beauty schools were teaching at the time, these 19-year beauty industry veterans launched what is now Penrose Academy in 2006.

Penrose Academy’s revolutionary approach to education goes beyond the industry status quo that in the past had left students ill-prepared to enter the beauty field. Seven years after its inception, its unique hands-on programs and business management training have reshaped the career options available to graduates.

“The advanced skills our students gain during their experience at Penrose prepare them for an endless number of jobs they never realized they could pursue,” Jill Kohler said. “In addition to working in spas and salons, careers in beauty industry marketing, PR, runway work and education are all at their fingertips at graduation.”

The Kohler’s groundbreaking educational style, which focuses on improving students’ lives on both a personal and professional level, has set them apart in the industry. Most notably, students receive a long list of résumé-boosting opportunities before they even graduate. From editorial work to runway shows, trade show demonstrations to traveling abroad, Penrose Academy students do not just learn the business … they live it.

Penrose Academy’s push to inspire students to achieve more than simply earning a license has garnered it national attention and positioned the school as a respected industry leader. Most recently, the academy was recognized with the Business of the Year and Overcoming Adversity awards at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 IMPACT Awards.

Penrose Academy offers a 4-day schedule for cosmetology students and a 3-day schedule for esthetics students. Convenient weekly schedules and year-round start dates give students the valuable flexibility to gain an education and dedicate time to family, work and other responsibilities outside of school. For more information on Penrose Academy’s programs, visit www.penroseacademy.com or call (480) 222-9540.

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Scottsdale Beauty School Education gets a Makeover

Trade schools have often had the unfair reputation of being less-desirable educational institutions when compared to four-year colleges. However, in an ever-changing economic landscape with evolving student needs, non-traditional schools have become a unique path to career opportunities for many.

Jill and Burt Kohler, founders of Scottsdale’s Penrose Academy, a school for cosmetology and esthetics, have led the charge in giving the image of specialty education an overdue makeover. Seeing a desperate need for a level of real-world training beyond what beauty schools were teaching at the time, these 19-year beauty industry veterans launched what is now Penrose Academy in 2006.

Penrose Academy’s revolutionary approach to education goes beyond the industry status quo that in the past had left students ill-prepared to enter the beauty field. Seven years after its inception, its unique hands-on programs and business management training have reshaped the career options available to graduates.

“The advanced skills our students gain during their experience at Penrose prepare them for an endless number of jobs they never realized they could pursue,” Jill Kohler said. “In addition to working in spas and salons, careers in beauty industry marketing, PR, runway work and education are all at their fingertips at graduation.”

The Kohler’s groundbreaking educational style, which focuses on improving students’ lives on both a personal and professional level, has set them apart in the industry. Most notably, students receive a long list of résumé-boosting opportunities before they even graduate. From editorial work to runway shows, trade show demonstrations to traveling abroad, Penrose Academy students do not just learn the business … they live it.

Penrose Academy’s push to inspire students to achieve more than simply earning a license has garnered it national attention and positioned the school as a respected industry leader. Most recently, the academy was recognized with the Business of the Year and Overcoming Adversity awards at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 IMPACT Awards.

Penrose Academy offers a 4-day schedule for cosmetology students and a 3-day schedule for esthetics students. Convenient weekly schedules and year-round start dates give students the valuable flexibility to gain an education and dedicate time to family, work and other responsibilities outside of school. For more information on Penrose Academy’s programs, visit www.penroseacademy.com or call (480) 222-9540.

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Anti-Aging Foods: A List

The U.S. market for anti-aging products – estimated at about $80 billion – is expected to climb to more than $114 billion by 2015. But perhaps mid-lifers who have that “forever young” mindset should save their money. Experts say you can eat your way to a younger, healthier you. In general, you should replace fattening starches with whole grains and cover at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Exercise doesn’t hurt too – as we know, it does quite the opposite. Interested in the fountain of youth? Read below for foods that will help you find your way there. As provided by Dr. Suneil Jain of Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics, the following foods have anti-aging qualities:

• Blueberries – incredibly rich in an antioxidant called anthocyanin which may help protect against free radicals that damage cell wall and DNA that can lead to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; anti-inflammatory properties protecting against heart disease and cancer; very hydrating for the skin and body due to high water content; rich in fiber and manganese

 

• Kale – the most nutrient dense food that’s rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, lutein, iron, beta-carotene, manganese and Vitamins A, C, and K; contains over 45 different flavonoids; antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits protect against heart disease and cancer; rich in Omega 3 fats

 

• Avocado – one of the most nutrient dense foods; rich in monounsaturated fat, oleic acid, lutein, fiber, folate, potassium, Vitamin E, magnesium and one of the most important antioxidants, glutathione; keeps skin healthy, protects against heart disease, cancer, degenerative brain diseases

 

• Chia seeds – “chia” meant “strength” to the Mayans; this nutrient dense seed is rich in Omega 3 fats, protein, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium, sulphur and zinc; excellent source of energy; regulates blood sugar, thus, curbing appetite; great for hair, skin and nails

 

• Quinoa – this gluten-free grain is both fiber rich and a complete protein (contains all nine amino acids); it contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, such as B6, magnesium, folate, iron and phosphorus; has anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and small amounts of Omega 3s helping to prevent diabetes and heart disease

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Scottsdale-based PCA SKIN Recognized as Exporter of The Year

PCA SKIN, a leading clinical skin care company in the development of professional chemical peels and advanced daily care products for more than 20 years, has been selected as the national recipient of the ThinkGlobal Inc., 2013 Exporter of the Year Awards in the health and beauty/fashion category. The Exporter of the Year Award recognizes the export success of small to medium-sized businesses that account for 97 percent of the American export community.

PCA SKIN was selected by ThinkGlobal based on outperforming others in the total number of documented export deals completed in 2011, total percentage increase in sales in 2011 compared to 2010, and exports as percentage of total sales. In fact, PCA SKIN has experienced significant international growth, entering China, Russia, Greece and Australia in recent years, with exponential international revenue growth last year.

“It is a great honor for PCA SKIN to be recognized for success in exporting, as we are driven to provide the best skin health options in now more than 80 countries,” said Jamie True, PCA SKIN International Business Development Director. “We look forward to continued domestic and global growth, underscoring the importance of world-class products and care through our licensed skin health professionals.”

ThinkGlobal Inc., the publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is honoring Exporter of the Year Award winners in 13 industry categories. PCA SKIN, along with the other winners, will be recognized at a special program in Washington, D.C. this March 2013.

PCA SKIN is recognized for its innovations in skin health, and is a trusted global leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional treatments and daily care products, partnering with physicians to provide a proven process combining aesthetics and science for healthy, beautiful skin that begins at the cellular level.

For more information about PCA SKIN, visit www.pcaskin.com or call 877.PCA.SKIN.