SUMMER IN THE BUFF!

Pick up some cool summer gear and support a great cause. From June 1st to August 1st we will be selling a fun and versatile summer stretchy scarf or “buff” like the ones you’ve seen on the tv show Survivor. They can be worn more than a dozen different ways and are the perfect summer accessory! They only cost $5 and all of the proceeds from your purchase go toward support of Step Up Durham.   Get them for you, a friend, and the kids and know that you are doing your part to support a great cause.

HAVE FUN IN THE BUFF AND MAYBE WIN A GREAT PRIZE TOO!

Elevate is running a fun contest that could make you “Insta-famous” and hook you up with a fabulous prize. Simply follow the steps below for a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift basket.

The contest is simple:

  • Purchase an Elevate Buff at the school
  • Take a fun, creative selfie prominently featuring you wearing the buff. (keep the images appropriate please 😊 )
  • Post it to your Instagram account using these two hashtags: [#esiinthebuff] & [#esidurham]
  • Post your picture by August 1st
  • Check back with the school, our social media accounts, and/or website to see if you won and to claim your prize.

CONTEST DETAILS: Employees, currently enrolled students, and direct account contacts from vendors/companies affiliated with the school are ineligible to win the grand prize. All posts need to be of an appropriate nature. Lewd, profane, discriminatory, or inappropriate posts will be disqualified. Winner must claim prize by September 1st, 2019 or it will be awarded to the next selected post winner. Contact this school with any additional questions you may have. The use of the word “buff” is a play on words as well as the colloquial, generic term for a stretchy, tubular-sewn scarf and not meant to imply the product being sold for charity is the trademark brand BUFF®.

The Time to Change Your Future is Now

We can’t believe it, but 2019 is almost here! The beginning of a new year is an amazing time because it can feel like a new start to accomplishing your dreams. We love the incredible feeling that you’re ready to take on your goals, but we also know that it can be hard to stick to your New Year’s resolution. It may have happened before where you’ve been so excited to start, but you later convinced yourself that it wasn’t the right time. Here at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Durham we believe that you shouldn’t wait another year because you can achieve your goals whenever you want. It can often feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, but we think that you can make the time and energy to follow through on the dreams you’ve always wanted to achieve. Here’s how you can make sure you follow through on your New Year’s resolution in 2019!

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Starting Cosmetology School: Excuses You Tell Yourself (and What You Should Be Saying Instead)

Where do you see yourself in five years? Let us rephrase that. Where do you want to be in five years? If cosmetology is your dream, get over those hurdles and turn your dreams into goals! Your beautiful future may not be as far away as you think. Take a look at a few excuses you may be making and what you should be telling yourself instead!

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5 Ways to Protect Your Hair This Winter

Some might be dreading the incoming winter, but there’s no denying that colder temperatures will be here sooner than we think. With the colder season coming up, many are wondering what that means for their hair. One thing all of us are grateful for here in NC is the decreased humidity that comes with the lower temperatures. Of course, that doesn’t mean that humidity is gone completely and now we have to worry about the potential damaging effects the cold air could have on our hair. Don’t worry! Here at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Durham, we want to make sure that people are caring properly for their hair in all seasons. Here are five ways you can protect your hair from this upcoming winter.

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Why Cosmetology and Halloween Go Great Together

Ah, Halloween is coming, but of course, you knew that already, September and October are the definition of sensory overload. You can’t walk into a store without seeing piles of decorations, candy, and haunted house promos, and every breath of fresh air you take, it seems, is laced with pumpkin spice and the cheap fabric from the (wayyy too expensive) costume you ordered on Amazon.

To us over here at Elevate Salon Institute, Durham, though, the sights and smells are much different. We see stacks of makeup brushes, hair products, and selfies on the salon floor, all complemented by the ever present scent of a beauty salon (you know which one we’re talking about).

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