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Student talent unveiled at IBSY 2015

America’s most outstanding students were celebrated at the Nuts and Bolts International Business Student of the Year (IBSY) Awards and the Sassoon Academy School Connection Awards, held this January in a joint ceremony at ISSE Long Beach. Every year thousands of students compete in the IBSY and Cut|Color Awards, now [...]

Educator Burnout: How to Avoid It

Being an instructor in a fast-paced cosmetology school can be emotionally, physically, and mentally consuming. Often, educators find themselves worried about how to reach students or guilty because their work/life balance isn’t balanced at all! Long hours teaching, evaluating students and planning classes take a toll. [...]

Are you a Beauty School Hero?

As the owner of a beauty school, you may feel anything but a hero. But as the person helping to build the future of hundreds of young students, many would say that exemplifies the definition of 'hero.' Being a true mentor for students is a few steps [...]

Using Questions in the Classroom

Posing questions in the classroom is a known practice to help encourage participation, increase active listening and expand on the subject matter. It's a staple part of what we teach our Team Leaders at Nuts & Bolts to engage their students in planning their careers. Here are [...]

5 Essentials of Customer Service

In any business, servicing the customer is of the utmost importance. In a school, it's even more paramount. Why? Because you're teaching the new generation how to interact with their clientele. Teaching through example, your students will learn how to properly answer the phone, take appointments, that they need [...]

Student Loans: Unfortunate Necessity

There's a lot of talk in the news about student loans and the issues of financing our education with debt. According to, the United States now holds $1.2 trillion in collective student loan debt and graduates in 2014 are leaving school with an average debt of $33,000. [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: Textbooks Less Effective

It's been a topic of heated conversation over the past couple of years - mobile vs. no mobiles in the classroom. Whatever way you swing on the debate, it's obvious that digital learning is on the rise. Our latest curriculum release embraces that shift to help schools [...]