Career press release: Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

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Written Exclusively for Winnebago County News
By: April Cauthen, Education Supervisor with
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, Rockford Campus

While we are a little sad to see the summer end, we can’t help but love this time of year because the most exciting part of going back to school (in our minds) is showing off new hair, makeup and fashion trends.  We’ve pulled together some of our favorites to help you be a trendsetter this 2013-14 school year. 

Top Hair Looks
Messy is still “in” so don’t fret, your hair shouldn’t look perfect.  Whether your hair is long like Shainlene Woodley’s or shorter like Zendaya’s, this look works for anyone. 

·       A fishtail (i.e. loose braid) is one of the hottest messy looks this season.  It is nothing more than a two strand braid- right to left, left to right.  Once you secure it, pull loosely throughout the braid to mess it up a bit. 

·       Half-up styles are another quick and easy way to add a little fun to your look.  Use bobby pins, a cute barrette or a braid to pull back half of your hair and secure.  Remember, unintentional is in, keep it messy.

·       Fall and winter is the perfect time to rock full fringe bangs.  For an edgier look, choose a dramatic and shorter line like Willow Smith and for a softer and breezy look, keep a little more length and curl slightly under like Taylor Swift.  Fringe looks good with straight, wavy, short and long locks.

Top Makeup Looks
Makeup is all about color this season and there are so many ways to go with this.

·       For a more natural, everyday makeup look at school, try applying some light pink or peach to your cheeks, fresh mascara and a light gloss.

·       To jazz up your look on the weekends, or for special occasions, experiment with fake lashes, a thin line of black eyeliner to upper lid line and a coral colored lip.

·       More than anything, be sure to have fun with lip colors this fall.  Play around with what looks good on your skin and try something red, or bright that you’ve never done before. You will be surprised at how much this can transform your look and you will be sure to turn heads.

Top Fashion Trends
We can’t talk about hair and makeup trends and not mention fashion. 

·       Glasses are one of the latest fashion accessories for the kids, teens and tweens.  Whether you need the prescription or not, glasses are an awesome way to add a little flavor to your look.  Tons of celebs and models are wearing them- why shouldn’t we? 

·       Leather and faux leather is everywhere these days whether featured as a tuxedo stripe down your pants, or as an added pop to jackets and shirts.  Rock it.

April Cauthen is an Educational Supervisor at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Rockford campus.  Examples of April’s back-to-school beauty tips can be found on the school’s Instagram and Facebook pages.  The beauty school is also gearing up for its own back-to-school kick-off.  For students interested in enrolling, the school offers full time courses beginning September 24th or part time courses beginning September 16th.  Call 630-373-1893 for more information on enrollment at the Rockford campus location or visit