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A cosmetology license offers various skill sets to perform male hairstyling services, skin services, and nail services. However, if you are willing to uplift your cosmetology career, a barbering license is an ideal option.

Holding a barbering license accompanied by a cosmetology license diversifies your professional standing and allows you to get hold of extensive clientele.

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What if you could have a lucrative, flexible career in as little as three months? Designing Beauty Academy is Northern Colorado’s premier resource for entering the beauty industry and launching hairstyling and barbering careers. Our new barber program is ideal for aspiring professionals who are passionate about male grooming, male hairstyles and taking care of clients.

If you already have your Cosmetology License, you're eligible for our crossover program, where you can get your Barber's License in 3 months! If you're at the beginning of your stylist career, we recommend our traditional Barber Program for 10 months, where you'll also earn your Cosmetology/Hairstyling License.


Are you interested in learning the art of male grooming? To become a barber in the State of Colorado, it is necessary to attend a professional barbering school and pass a state exam from the Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensing. At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we can help you pass your barbering licensure course with flying colors, thanks to our cutting-edge barbershop program.

When it comes to barber colleges, not all schools are created equally. In this blog post, we share with you six things to look for in a quality barbershop program, so that you can begin your dream career in the art of male grooming. There are many reasons why becoming a barber is one of the best decisions you can make for your livelihood, your lifestyle, your creativity, and your happiness, but it’s important to start your career on the right foot. We hope that this post helps you determine that Designing Beauty Academy’s state-of-the-art barber program is the right choice for you....


Designing Beauty Academy is proud to announce the latest addition to our school — our barber program! This new, state-of-the art program will teach students how to master both basic and advanced techniques in barbering, including hair and scalp treatments, facial massages, shaving, haircutting, hairstyling, permanent waving and chemical relaxing, hair coloring, and safe work practices. Students will also gain invaluable business and legal knowledge, including management ethics, interpersonal skills, salesmanship, and more. At the end of the course, all barbering students will take the state licensing exam from the Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure, and begin their exciting new career in the barbering industry.

In this month’s blog post, we share five reasons why you should consider a career in men’s grooming. If, by the end of the article, you’re ready and raring to get started, then get in touch with Designing Beauty Academy today! We’re happy to give you...


Today, being an acclaimed cosmetologist requires more than just having great skills. You’ll also need to market yourself, and one of the best ways to do this is through creating an Instagram profile where you can showcase your latest work. In this blog post, we discuss seven celebrity hair stylists and their profiles, so that you can start gathering ideas for your own professional account. Even if you’re still considering whether or not a cosmetology career is right for you, it’s never too early to start thinking about how to succeed in the professional world.

Designing Beauty Academy is your source for hair stylist, nail technician, and esthetician training in Northern Colorado. There’s no time like the present to embark on an exciting new career. Read on to discover seven celebrity cosmetologists to look up to during your beauty school experience, then...


At long last, 2020 is drawing to a close. With a new year comes new beauty trends, and as leaders in the beauty industry, we can’t wait to see what 2021 has to offer in terms of hair, nails, skincare, and more. In this blog post, we highlight five of the hottest beauty trends you can expect to see in 2021. If you’re interested in enrolling in Northern Colorado’s best beauty school, get in touch with Designing Beauty Academy now. We offer courses in cosmetology, esthetics, hair styling, and nails so that you can start a career at the forefront of the beauty industry. Read on to discover the biggest beauty trends of 2021, then contact our Windsor beauty school today!


If you’ve decided that you want to begin a career in makeup artistry then you’re in the right place! Designing Beauty Academy is Northern Colorado’s premier choice for beauty education. Since 2006, we have been providing aspiring hair stylists, nail technicians, estheticians, and makeup artists with the skills they need to succeed in the exciting beauty industry. We offer small classes and flexible schedules so that anyone with the desire to succeed in cosmetology — from working moms, to part-time students, to those looking for a midlife career change — can have a beauty school experience that works for them. In this blog post, we share five essential supplies that every aspiring makeup artist needs as a part of their tool kit. Read on to learn more, then schedule a free tour of our Windsor beauty school today!


While most of the students who attend Designing Beauty Academy go on to work in hair salons, nail salons, spas, or medspas, every once in a while a graduate uses their cosmetology license to do something utterly unique. In this blog post we explore four unusual ways that you can use your cosmetology license if you’re looking for an outside-the-box career. With these four fun opportunities you’ll never have to worry about getting stuck behind a salon chair again!

For the best cosmetology training in Northern Colorado, turn to Designing Beauty Academy. We offer comprehensive education for hair stylists, nail technicians, and estheticians to help students become leaders in the thriving beauty industry. We’re not your average beauty school — we offer small, personalized classes of one to four students so you can get hands-on experience with industry professionals, as well as a flexible scheduling, which is perfect for moms and other busy people. Best of all, we have a 100% job placement rate, meaning that you don’t have to worry about leaving Designing Beauty Academy with...


Whether you are looking to add some dimension to your hair or you are enrolled in cosmetology courses, you may not know the differences, processes, or results of the various hair lightening techniques. Fret no more! We are here to help you learn how to distinguish between the highlights, babylights, ombre, and balayage hair lightening techniques.


We all want smooth and more youthful-looking skin that glows. While we try different facials, skincare products, and treatments to keep our skin looking as good as possible, some things work better than others. A chemical peel is a unique treatment that can provide amazing results.

At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we offer chemical peels as one of our skincare services. A chemical peel can help smooth and improve the appearance of your skin. While the name may sound intimidating, this is a treatment that could give you the skin benefits you want. In this blog, we are going to talk about what a chemical peel is and what it can do for your skin. Read on to learn more and schedule your appointment today!


Winter in Colorado can be brutal. The cold, dry days take a toll on our hair and skin, leaving our lips cracked and our hair frizzy. While lotion and lip balm can help keep our skin and lips moisturized and healthy, it can be difficult to figure out how to keep your hair healthy and hydrated during these colder months.

At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we are a beauty school that also offers great salon services to our clients. From hair services to skincare services, we can provide you with the services you need at an affordable price.


Dermaplaning has become one of the most popular skincare treatments in recent years. While you may have heard of dermaplaning before, there are some out there who still do not know what it is. Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that removes dead skin and peach fuzz from the top layer of your skin. A doctor or medical aesthetician will use a surgical scalpel to gently scrape the surface of your skin and remove the dead skin cells.

At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we are a beauty school that offers a variety of high-quality hair, nail, and skincare treatments. When you choose to get your beauty treatments done at our beauty school, you can expect high-quality services at an affordable price. One of the skin care services we offer includes dermaplaning.


Many women (and some men) love getting manicures as a “treat yourself” activity that leaves them feeling bold and beautiful. This is a great way to pamper yourself that will add some fun style and color to any look. While manicures can keep you looking as good as possible, there are actually a number of benefits that manicures can provide.

At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we are a beauty school that offers nail services to clients all across Northern Colorado. Our students learn the best techniques to perform services you will absolutely love.


To many, facials seem like high-end spa services that are more of a treat than a beneficial treatment. A facial is something relaxing and pampering but it doesn’t offer any real benefits, right? Wrong. Facials are actually extremely beneficial in more ways than one. While some facials may seem a bit extreme, a classic facial with professional-grade products can leave your skin glowing and feeling great.

At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we offer a variety of skin care services including spa facials. Our students are taught the best techniques to perform professional facials that will benefit your skin. We also use the best products in our facial services, allowing you to get the most out of this service.


Even though it is currently snowing in Northern Colorado, it is time to start thinking about your summertime hairstyle! Summer is a great time to change up your look and get a fresh new haircut or color that you can rock all season long.


When most people think beauty school, they picture women learning how to cut and color hair, apply makeup, and give the best manicure. But beauty school is not just for women. Cosmetology school and classes have become more and more popular for men and for a simple reason, some men want to become cosmetologists.

Whether you are a man who wants to become the best barber or you are an aspiring makeup artist, you will need to attend beauty school to learn different skills and make it in this industry. At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we offer cosmetology classes in all different areas of beauty.


As you begin your career in cosmetology, you will quickly discover that not all of your clients are going to be easy to work with. While some may be picky about the way you cut their hair or do their nails, others may be beyond picky. Just like every other industry and many different aspects of life, there are always people who are more difficult to deal with than other, for whatever reason.

Knowing how to handle those clients in the beauty industry will help you maintain a good reputation, keep your sanity, and make your clients happy. At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we want to help give you advice on how to handle difficult clients. We offer programs for cosmetologist, esthetician, hairstylist, and nail technician. In our courses, you will learn all of the skills you need in your beauty career and so much more!


As we have talked about many times before, there are so many different career paths you can take after cosmetology school. From a hair stylist to a nail technician to an esthetician, the options are endless. One career that we have not discussed in great detail is a makeup artist.

Being a makeup artist seems like the dream job, especially if you make it big and work with celebrities. All you do is work your makeup magic on other’s faces, right? While it is technically as simple as that, there are some things you should know about being a makeup artist before you choose this as your career path. These tips can help make the path simpler for you.


When someone says they are going to beauty school, most people picture them as a hair stylist or a makeup artist. But there are many fun and different careers that you can pursue after heading to beauty school.

One fun career choice that you may not have considered is a nail technician. Being a nail technician means that you are free to be creative and provide people with a service that they will love.


Sometimes change is needed. We have all been there. When our life has been moving through the same mundane routine day after day with the same lunch, the same clothing, the same everything. It is during times like these when change is suddenly a necessity.

When you find yourself in need of change, don’t do anything extremely drastic like quit your job or buy a puppy that you are not ready for (even if it is so tempting). Instead, trying something that can be fixed and forgotten overtime — like a fun and funky hairstyle.


Choosing to pursue cosmetology opens the door to many different career paths. You can become a hairstylist, a nail technician, or start a career as an esthetician. Estheticians are another group who have many different career options.

We wanted to talk about estheticians for a while and give you more information about this focus in cosmetology. When most people think about beauty school, they are likely to picture a hairstylist, but it is so much more than that! Cosmetology school offers so many options to choose from, so if becoming a hairstylist isn’t for you, you have other options!


When it comes to beauty, many people (especially women) choose to stick with the best of the best. Once women find a stylist that gets what they want, knows how their hair works, or understand the exact length on acrylics they want, they stick with them. Rarely do people venture outside of their favorite salon, unless of course, they are still on the search for that salon.

While we understand that finding the perfect stylist, nail technician, or salon, in general, can be challenging but rewarding, there are many benefits to heading to a beauty school for your beauty services.


Making a major life choice can be stressful. Whether you are starting a new career or heading to school to follow your passion, it can be scary and hard to know if it will be right for you. But sometimes you have to take that leap and challenge yourself, push yourself to do something that you think you will love.

If beautician school is something you have been thinking about for a while, but you are not sure how to take the next step or if it is right for you, there are a few things to consider.


As you get started in the hairstylist business, you will realize that you need a lot of different items to do your job as well as possible. You can’t simply show up with a pair of shears and create beautiful haircuts or styles.

Whether you are just getting started in cosmetology school or you are starting your career in a salon, there are certain tools that every hairdresser needs. You may be able to borrow them from other hairdressers, but having your own hair styling tools can make your job easier and allow you to do more for your clients.


For some people, getting a haircut is a huge ordeal. They know they need to cut the dead ends off of their locks but they don’t trust others with their hair or they are afraid it will not turn out how they had imagined.

We have all been there. Even if we like getting our hair cut, it is discouraging getting a haircut only to see results that you weren’t expecting. Or perhaps you are not the type that styles their hair daily, meaning that it may look good when you leave the salon, but once it comes time to do your own hair, it looks completely different and not at all what you wanted.


The beauty industry is always growing and changing. It is a fun industry full of creative people, unique styles, and cosmetologists who love their job. If you have been considering a career in beauty, now is the time to start! Whether you want to be a hairstylist, a esthetician, a nail technician, or want to dabble in each area of beauty, Designing Beauty Academy can help.


The beauty industry is growing rapidly and styles are ever changing. That is why we love beauty so much! There is never one look or style, people can create and change the game and make new looks. Whether it is the new trendy hairstyle, a gorgeous new makeup look that everyone wants to try, or nail art that everyone falls in love with, there is always something new in beauty.

And now getting into the beauty industry has never been easier! At Designing Beauty Academy, we offer programs in cosmetology, esthetics, hairstyling, and nail techniques, allowing for our students to test the waters in many different beauty industries and learn the skills needed to pursue a beauty career.