Are Barber Shops Profitable? Barber Salaries Vs. Barber Shop Owner Salaries

Are barber shops profitable? In other words, can you make good money owning a barbershop in Texas? Or, would you be better off working as a barber in someone else’s shop? Today, we are going to dig a little deeper into these questions. To start, how much does the average barber make? Average Barber Salary

Avenue Five Graduate Bekah Parker Shines at Raw Artist Showcase

Congratulations Bekah Parker! The looks you created for the Raw Artist showcase are an inspiration to us all. What is life like after graduating from cosmetology and make-up school at Avenue Five Institute in Austin? Take one look at our former student Bekah Parker and you’ll see life is looking fabulously floral. In fact, we want

Becoming a Barber in Texas: Here’s What You Need to Know

Considering becoming a barber in Texas? We don’t blame you! After all, barber shops are rapidly gaining popularity, especially in hip urban regions like Austin. Plus, barber salaries in Texas outpace the national mean annual salary for barbers. One of the first steps to becoming a barber in Texas is to attend a licensed school

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship Opportunities: How to Score a Scholarship

Around here, Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship opportunities are a big deal. After all, the awesome non-profit organization plans to award hundreds of dollars on Scholarships that can be applied towards Cosmetology or Esthetics programs at approved schools, such as Avenue Five Institute. All students who have completed less than 50% of their program are encouraged to apply.

8 Social Media Tips for Small Business Owners 

Many of our Austin beauty school students aspire to, or already own their own businesses. Social media is a valuable tool to help you advertise and market yourself. It’s the perfect platform to show off your work and style, while connecting with clients and industry experts. The following social media tips and tricks can help

What Do You Learn from Level II MUD Makeup School?

Level II MUD makeup school students at Avenue Five Institute recently had the opportunity to work with professional photographer Maja Buck. Click here to check out photos from the awesome experience sprinkled throughout this blog for a great example of hands-on real-world learning at its finest. An important component of our Level II Program is

5 Unexpectedly Wonderful Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Our massage therapy school in Austin, TX, is obsessed with prenatal massage. Why? Simple, because of all the benefits it offers moms-to-be. Getting a prenatal massage is a drug-free way to reduce pain, feel better and shake off stress and anxiety.  Furthermore, studies have shown regular massage can even reduce the risk of complications during

8 Benefits to Getting a Swedish Massage in Austin at Avenue Five Institute

Avenue Five Institute offers a relaxing Swedish massage in Austin that’ll refresh your mind, body and spirit. Read on to learn more about the health benefits of getting a Swedish massage. A Swedish massage is a common type of massage in Austin, Texas, and all around the world. It combines light to medium pressure with long

6 Things You Need to Know About Aromatherapy Massage & Essential Oils

When you hear the term “aromatherapy massage” it can relate to a wide variety of massage styles if they incorporate essential oils. Massage is an ancient form of treatment but using essential oils as a natural remedy dates back even further. By pairing the benefits of massage with the benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils,