Hello 2023!

Goodbye 2022, hello 2023! Now that the holiday season is over, everyone is setting their goals and resolutions for the new year. Have you been thinking about what you want to accomplish this year?  We are tired of the same New Year’s resolutions that end up getting swept under the rug. We want to encourage…

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Winter Skincare

As we get closer to the end of the year and the days are getting colder, we must remember to take care of our largest organ…the skin!  Utilizing a skincare regimen is something that we should do year round, but during the winter our skin may need some extra love. When the temperature and humidity…

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Academy Thanksgiving

It’s the season of giving, and this week we are giving thanks. The Academy staff served our students a Thanksgiving meal to show how much we appreciate them. We are so thankful to have such amazing and talented students here at our school. Without the students, our school would be an empty vessel. The students…

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No Shave November

Halloween was a few weeks ago, but there was, what seemed to be, a sasquatch checking out in front of me at the grocery store this morning…Ahh, hello November. No Shave November is officially in full effect. It’s the one month of the year that it is deemed acceptable for people to look a little…

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Academy Legends: Amee’ra Fuller

“Helping people love themselves inside and out.”  The hope, the dream, and the vision behind Austin nonprofit, Hairapy. A mobile salon designed to provide therapeutic hair care services to those who have experienced physical, emotional, or mental health hardships.  A dream, 5 years in the making, coming soon to the streets of Austin. Founder, Amee’ra…

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Academy Legends: Stacy Brown

Get to know Stacy Brown Living to serve and empower others one stylist at a time, Alumni Stacy Brown is working tirelessly to share her experiences with freshly graduated stylists. She knew from a young age that this was going to be her career. From braiding her classmates’ hair in elementary school to giving her…

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Academy Legends: Ashlee Holley

Get To Know Ashlee  At the Academy of Hair Design, we want to celebrate the amazing students who enter our doors. We have some of the best talent and every day we are truly amazed by their stories. You see, we have students from all sorts of backgrounds looking for their next right step, whether…

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Celebrating 25 years at the Academy of Hair Design

When Jerry BeVelle and David and Christie Gonzales started the Academy of Hair Design in 1996, they saw a need for high quality education and preparation for prospective barbers and cosmetologists in Springfield. The business side of cosmetology and barbering was very important to them. They knew from the beginning that pairing business classes with…

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The Comeback of 70s Hair

Pull on your bell bottoms, zip up your go-go boots, and break out the Aquanet because the seventies are back! As the 2020s march gleefully on, a 50 year nostalgia cycle is coming right back around. What was old is new again, and people all over the world are discovering the joys of big, bouncy,…

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Exposed to the Elements

“Take care of your skin now, your future self will thank you.” Ah, skincare… The challenge, the myth, the legend… The penultimate concern of my teenage life. When I was fourteen years old I went on a whirlwind weekend to Arkansas with my parents. My mother decided facials would be a nice treat and took…

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