From School to Salon: PBA to Host Employment Webinar

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 12 p.m. EST

Upon graduation, most cosmetology students cannot wait to take part in the excitement of professional styling and make their mark in the beauty world. To help students continue their creativity and achievement and to make the transition from school to the professional salon as seamless as possible, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announces a new webinar, Transition in Style: From School to Salon. This webinar will provide students and recent cosmetology graduates with tips and strategies to make this transition from school to employment confidently and in style.


Featuring beauty industry super stars Damien Carney, Winn Claybaugh and Steve Gomez, this 60-minute webinar will be tackling:

  • Get noticed in school and translate that into future opportunities
  • Find your passion and avoid burnout
  • Create a resume and portfolio that stands above the rest
  • Prepare for interviews with proven results
  • Identify with salons, work environments and job descriptions that are made for you!
  • Ensure your first job is the beginning of an exciting and fulfilling career


Think of it as someone handing you a manual to help navigate the #HairNerd lifestyle for FREE.   To register, go to


We interviewed Damien Carney almost a year ago and he gave us this insight:

The great thing about hair – is once you understand the limitations or boundaries, then you can take off in all the ways that are boundless. Practice and practice, and you will figure out on your own what works and what does not. I always play freely with a concept by myself to explore ideas. When I’ve mastered it, then I’ll expose it to the real world. It’s important that you find something unique about your creative self, your vision, your business, your team, etc.

Doing what every other salon around you is doing does not make you special. I know you’ve heard this before, think outside the box! REALLY!  Take your time at creating quality work that stands out from others.  Clients will pay for it even in a slow economy.  I hope my work helps stimulate stylists to grow technically, creatively and emotionally. A little push here and there does amazing things for ones mind, soul and career

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About PBA Education

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) develops and offers progressive, relevant and quality education for our members. Our live and online education and resources meet the needs of today’s busy professional and cover a range of topics. Along with our Education program, PBA provides our members with Government Advocacy, Signature Events, Charitable Outreach, Research and Business Resources. Visit probeauty.orgfor more information