The Fastest Ways To Heal Sunburnt Skin

 Your Clients Will Love You For Sharing This Secret With Them. Sunburnt skin can be tricky to heal. Not only that you look swollen and red, but you are actually experiencing pain & an itching sensation. Here are the top 6 tips on how to prevent redness & calm down the sunburn.

  1. Cool Baths

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Frequent cool baths or cold showers will calm down the redness of the burnt skin. You should only pat dry your skin once you’re out of the shower, but leave some bits of water on top. They will soak in a lot faster & will leave you feeling hydrated.

  1. Aloe Vera

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A moisturizer which contains Aloe Vera or almond oil will calm down the redness. Try to use as much as possible of natural products before you reach for pharmacy solutions.

  1. Drink A Lot Of Water

Restore back the hydration by drinking at least 2 liters of water daily. Your skin will crave moisture in every way shape or form. Also, use a lot of skincare items which are filled with water.

  1. Don’t Pop The Blisters

Although you may be tempted you should never pop a blister. These are actually second degree burns which are protecting your skin from other environmental factors. Leave them as they are and maybe settle for some ibuprofen if you are experiencing real pain.

  1. Natural Remedies

Don’t apply perfumes on top of the sunburnt skin, even though you may be craving them. Scents & fragrances can further irritate you, and this also applies to soap & scented shower gels. Instead leave them aside and make some remedies for your skin, such as the lavander & chamomile oil. Add a few drops of these to your bath and let them relieve your pain. Not only this, but lavender will also leave your skin smelling refreshed.

5 of the Hottest Hair Trends this summer on Social Media

This Summer many celebrities have shown us how to get some unusual hairdos and wear them in the heat. If you want to follow the latest hair trends and enjoy chic looks, here are your options: Some of the Hot Hair Trends Which You’ve Seen On Instagram

  1. 90’s Accessories

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Incorporating either a ribbon, a clip, or even some giant ties and scrunchies is back! This trend looks very high-fashion, and it looks great no matter the hair length. When paired up with several bobby pins in the back it screams luxury.

  1. Tendrils

Tendrils will actually frame your face. This is another throwback look from the 90’s which looks amazing on women who have layered hair. This look is easy to achieve since it demands only a bit of texture spray, and it looks the best on bob cuts.

  1. Modern Knots

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Top-knots will hide away dry shampoo residue, as well as unwanted oils. This hair can look high-end once thrown into a twisted and messy bun. It looks the best on straight or wavy hair which hasn’t been washed for 3 days.

  1. Long Extensions

Kim Kardashian West brought back the inches and had inspired many celebrity artists to do them. If you aren’t afraid of extensions (no matter if they are in a form of weaves or clip-ins) you should strive for long locks. These are a bit high-maintenance, but they can change your hairdo in a heartbeat.

  1. Glossy Hair

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Shiny hair or ”glass hair” is the perfect runway/ formal choice. It is the biggest and most modern among the hair trends in 2019 which women of all ages have been loving. It is done with straight blow-drying, but also with locking out the frizz with some serums. This hairdo looks great on anyone, no matter the hair length.

Find our government funded hairdressing courses here: CPBA Courses

Red hot careers in Hairdressing

Wondering what and where exactly you can work after completing your hairdressers qualification? Your options aren’t limited, that’s for sure, so don’t be stressed about being stuck in one field for far too long. In fact, there are some highly-paid job positions in hairdressing which might interest you.

Salon Hairdresser

A hairdresser should do anything which is related to female hair. This means hair colouring, cutting, and styling.

You can also go for a fast track version of a hairdressing course at CPBA. If you do, you will end up with VTCT Level 3 Diploma in less than 6 months! No reason to attend college or any other special schools, since you get to learn everything right here.

If you do, you will be given the opportunity to work:

  • In a commercial salon
  • In a Specialist African type hair salon
  • On your own, aka from home, freelancing etc
  • Work in product manufacturing
  • Work on TV & Film
  • In theatres
  • In hospitals and care homes

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Salon Stylist

A salon stylist works with some prestige brands on interesting positions. They work with models, fashion designers, photographers, as well as stylists on some sets. They colour the hair, curl it, do some finishing touches, and help with the creative process when it comes to picking out the perfect shoot for the albums, cover magazines etc.

Barber

Barbers are in charge of men’s hair. They do cuts, styling, as well as highlights. They are in charge of any hair texture, as well as trimming of the facial hair and connecting it to the hairstyle. Barbers can also enjoy a faster course at CPBA, and can end up with their diploma in 4.5 months. They can also work on television, can run their own salons, or can work as home-based barbers.

Editorial/ Advertising Stylist

Editorial and advertising stylists prep models for editorial or commercial photo shoots. While most people in hairdressing start out represented by an agency, it becomes easier to strike out independently after building up a great portfolio and industry cred. These stylists must be very versatile, organised, and able to execute a wide variety of looks from sweet girl-next-door to über-freaky.

Celebrity/ Personality Stylist

Doing hair and makeup for big names seems like a glamour position, and in some ways it is — but make no mistake, it’s a very demanding role! Whether you’re styling Kate Upton for the red carpet, getting Florence Welch ready for a live show, or prepping your local TV anchor for the six o’clock news, you’ll need a lot of patience, flexibility, time management skills, and the technical expertise it takes to make temperamental personalities happy when their pictures pop up on TMZ.

Have a look at our available courses at CPBA.

Fast-track to a new career in beauty! How to keep your job and learn a new trade quickly

Your first day when you start your new career in beauty can be stressful. This also applies when you are a new employee at a beauty salon, trying to understand and get along with so many different people daily. You will probably work mostly with women, and you will need to understand all of their demands, even though you may sometimes not agree with their visions. It can be hard to work in a dynamic surrounding and let’s not forget that you need to have the capacity to pick up new trades easily. Luckily, at CPBA you will enjoy learning, and you will enjoy working!

CPBA gives results faster

CPBA has many different courses, one of them is related to nail shaping, painting, and transforming. You won’t need previous work experience for any of their courses. Yet, you will go through the entire course for free. You will need to invest one day per week to attend the course and you will be financially secure by the end of the year.

Why go with CPBA if you want a career in beauty?

When you attend training at CPBA, you are allowed to have unlimited guidance with a specialist. They will help you plan out your future, while also making the sessions ideal for your spare time. You can ask as many questions as you want, and you will have them answered either online or in person. Not that many companies, schools or colleges are as flexible, which makes CPBA ideal for part-time workers.

In less than 4 months, you will end up with a VTCT Level 3 Diploma certificate.

This is way faster than if you were attending some specials courses, or if you went to college. It takes around one year to get the campus degree, and you will still end up with the same Level 3 degree diploma.

If you want to start your career in beauty, have a look at our government funded courses: Click here

Most important things to do when you are self-employed in the UK

Being self-employed in the UK has a lot of benefits and is recommended if you feel like you have the potential to run your own business. Here is how to become successful, what you need to sort out before starting your company, and some of the most frequent questions.

Sort your taxes

Being self-employed means paying taxes as well as your National Insurance. Everyone can do this but only up to 5 October of your business’ second tax year.

The tax year starts on April 6 and lasts till the 5 of April of the following year.

You will need to calculate on your own how much tax you need to pay, or you can higher an accountant to do this for you. Nowadays there are also some online accountants which may be a bit more affordable.

Self-employed FAQ

 What is NICs?

NICs stands for National Instant Criminal Background Check System which checks a person’s background to see if they are eligable to start their own business.

You should pay £2.95 a week for the 2018/19 tax year. Only those business which make less £6,205 in the 2018/19 tax year will not have to pay for the NI contributions.

If you are self-employed you will also need to pay the 4 NICs. For the 2018/19 tax year, this is 9% on your annual profits which you make anywhere between £8,424 and £46,350.

What is VAT?

VAT stands for value-added tax and is something which you should register if your business makes more than £85,000 annually.

Should you open a business bank account?

Try to keep your business records and finances separate from any personal affairs. Try and open a business bank account where you will pay around £6-£10/month.

Do I need insurance?

You are actually obligated by law to have an insurance policy. The fees will be different depending on the type of business you are, so it is different for everyone.

Have a look at CPBA’s government funded beauty courses here: OUR COURSES

Red hot careers in beauty industry

The beauty industry is constantly changing, developing, and is coming out with new & innovative treatments. In 2019 you can pursue your career in some of the most unusual beauty fields. Here are our 4 different and unique suggestions.

 

  1. Mortuary makeup artist

 

If someone is off to an open-casket funeral, most of the times you will notice that the deceased is wearing makeup. This application is done by the mortuary makeup artist who knows how to bring back life & color to the body & face. They usually stick with something natural, with a hint of blush, as well as a subtle lip color.

 

  1. Airbrush tanner

 

Spray tanners usually work at the salons, but they can also do private home visitations. This way of fake-tanning is safer than actual tanning, or even sun-bed tanning. This is because you are not exposing yourself to getting skin cancer. The tan is applied with a spritz, and when done the right way it looks very natural & shimmery. You won’t look uneven or patchy, as if you would if you were spray tanning on your own.

 

  1. The follicle tattoo artist

 

Permanent makeup sounds scary, but it is ideal for men & women who have thin hair, or any hair loss issues. By getting Scalp micropigmentation you can get a tattoo of your hairline in less than 3 sessions. These are done and achieved by doing dots on the scalp and are a better solution than hair transplants.

 

  1. Face feeler

 

This profession is exactly what it sounds like! There are some people who evaluate how some products smell, feel, taste, and sound. This job requires you to have strong senses, as well as sensory evaluation. This person feels someone’s legs, face, skin, lips, or any other body part just after they’ve applied the product on top of the skin. After that they give their opinions and contribute to the development of the product.

Have a look at our beauty therapy courses! Just click here.

 

How to master your skills as a nail technician faster?

The nail industry is a fast-growing industry which hops on and off new trends daily. Sometimes we can get lost in these, and we can have a hard time mastering some skills. However, at CPBA, you will gain all the knowledge (most of the time without paying a penny) to become a nail technician! No reason to attend special courses, colleges, or even online-classes. CPBA brings everything one could wish for, at one place.

You will easily master your skills as a nail-tech if you have patience and if you are willing to learn. Also, you should have a steady hand, as well as an amazing eye for details!

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You can master the basic nail course even if you had no previous training at CPBA. All you need is some time, patience, and a will to learn.

What does the nail technician do?

Nail tech does manicures, nail extensions, as well as gel nails. They maintain a safe & hygienic workplace and carry out client consultations. They can often do paraffin wax, deal with ingrown nails, fungi infections, as well as nail art.

Why CPBA helps you learn faster?

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Everyone gets to be tutored by an experienced nail tutor who guides you through practical lessons while you get to practice on yourself! You will also do manicures and pedicures on real clients in a small surrounding with 12 other students.

You can get an accredited nail diploma for £30, and you can complete your course in just 3 days! This is a gel nail extensions course, but you can also take an intense 4-month journey and be fully qualified level 2 nail technician!

The 4-month course is also simple & practical. Simply invest one full day and half of the day for 16 weeks straight. Later on, you will be left with a VTCT Level 2 Diploma certificate which is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association. It is also recognised by the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

To learn more about our Nail Courses, click here.

How to become a barber? Courses that jump-start your career in Barbering

If becoming a barber has been your dream call why not pursue your choice? Did you know that you can get your diploma in less than 4 months?! CPBA helps you achieve your goals in the shortest time possible, especially when compared to other school, colleges, and courses.

Who should become a barber?

If you feel like you are creative enough, you love to chat with people, and you are always open to new techniques – this is the job for you. Barbers often have an amazing eye for detail, and they can transform and fix-up many different hairstyles. They work with male clientele mostly, and they love precise and defined looks.

What does becoming a barber entail?

With the CPBA course you will learn to cut, style, as well as layer hair. You will cut-free hand, using clippers, as well as trimmers to give a precise and stylish look. Detailed techniques will also allow you to do many different hairdos, while also framing the face and styling the beard, as well as the moustache.

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Barbers also know how to work with straight and curly hair, and will give their client exactly what they want in a timely reasonable matter.

Why take the CPBA course?

With this course, you will have unlimited guidance with a set of professionals. Once done you will get an internationally recognized VTCT Level 2 Diploma certificate. With this certificate, you will be able to work as a hairdresser right away, or you can develop your skills by proceeding with other training.

You can graduate from this course in 16 weeks only!

The total cost of the course is £1,800, but as previously mentioned, you can get it for free.

This applies to both men and women who are between the age 19-23 and are getting their first level 2 qualification. You can also be above the age of 23 but you should either be unemployed or earn less than £15,736.50 per year.

You can find our barbering course here.

Have a look at our other courses as well, just click here.

 

Mum who was homeless at 17 becomes nail technician of the year

A mother who was living on the streets when she was a teenager has now been named nail technician of the year. She has only recently started her own business.

34 year old Samantha Hart described how she ended up in a “bad crowd” during her late teens and found herself homeless for four years, having no idea where her next meal would come from. Since than everything has changed. She has 3 kids and has been named nail technician of the year in the British Hair and Beauty Awards which is a dream come true for her.

“I ended up finding myself homeless for around four years and got into a bad crowd and bad habits. I had homes and flats intermittently and I didn’t know how to look after myself and wasn’t shown how to be a grown up. I didn’t know there were places to go for help. I spent some time on the streets too. I didn’t know where I was going or where the next meal was coming from.”

Samantha who admitted she was “a bit of a one” growing up, was taken in by her friend’s mum after three years of struggling to find her place in the world.

“A friend’s mum took me in and gave me a good start. I’d been best friends with her daughter since I was 11 and she helped. I was there for around six months. When you’re depressed and don’t want to be in the world it’s a hard start.”

Samantha, who is in a long-term relationship with partner Mike Hall, left the country for a new start and became an au pair in Germany. While she was over there, she became pregnant with her first child. But, by the time her third child was on the way, she found herself a single, pregnant mother, with a one year old and a six year old. Now back in Hull and determined to support her family, she enrolled onto a four-month course with nail flairs and before long started her nail technician training.

“I’d always watched make-up videos on YouTube which led to nail videos and thought, ‘I’d really like to do that’ and enrolled on a course and found I had a talent for it. I tried working in other salons and just never found my niche. I thought the only place I will fit in, is working for me. I spent every last penny I had getting it sorted and it took three months to get it up and running. I’m not a typical girly-girl and wanted the salon to look different to any others. I didn’t want the pink or the glittery things.”

“I wanted other people to feel comfortable coming in so it’s kind of like an anti-nail salon. We have two staff members at the moment but are looking for more. My clients have followed me everywhere I have been and they’re what have kept me in business.” – she said.

Samantha has become a national winner at the British Hair and Beauty Awards 2019 as Nail Technician of the Year.

“It really means a lot to me to be a finalist at the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards looking at the hundreds of entries is brilliant.

“The Grit Award is to celebrate people who have come through a lot of adversity and it means a lot to me to be nominated. Winning the Nail Technician Award was absolutely brilliant. I was watching it at home and was waiting hours for it to refresh to say who the winner was.

“I’m over the moon but I still wouldn’t think I’m the best in the country because I have my idols. There were also others there from Hull which was fantastic as the city is coming an epicentre for beauty now. Tracey Westmorland was there and Stephanie Tomlinson from Simply Nail and both women are brilliant.”

Samantha is now determined to pass her wisdom on to others with the help of a course she is putting on. It is usually priced at £500  and altogether has four sessions over a two week period and is run by Samantha in partnership with Incandescent Shine.    Mirror