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Tips On Making Your Two Stranded Twists Last I've been wearing two stranded twists in my naturally coily hair for well over 10 years now--almost as long as I've been wearing my hair in its natural texture. Needless to say, twists are my staple hairstyle. They fit in perfectly with my active lifestyle and they are very easy to maintain. There are many ways to wear twists--small or large, wet set or dry, blown out, curled, flat, twisted out, with extensions, etc. How you maintain your twists will surely depend on what type of twists you're wearing. The following tips will help you maintain your two stranded twists done on natural hair without the use of extensions. 1) Lessen manipulation: The less you bother your twists, the longer they will last. If your twists are long enough to tie back, then do so to keep your hands out of it. When you wash your twists, use the pads of your fingers to rub your scalp-not the hair. Grab the twists in bunches to squeeze the shampoo and water through the twists to



clean them. After washing, avoid using a towel to dry the hair. Instead, continue squeezing the twists gently to remove any excess water from them. Wrap the damp twists with a satin scarf if needed to aid in the drying process. 2) Moisturize your twists: In order for your twists to stay healthy, they need moisture. Use a spray bottle to spritz your twists with distilled or purified water--preferably mixed in with aloe vera gel or your favorite oil--at least once daily. Doing this refreshes your twists in between washes, giving them the moisture that they need. If your natural hair is as porous like mine, meaning your hair absorbs water and moisture like a sponge would, then spritzing them with water is absolutely necessary before applying any moisturizers as our hair will only absorb moisturizers when it's a little damp first. When applying moisturizers use a squeezing or patting motion with your hands. This way, you avoid pulling out any hairs from your twists, which may create


a fuzzy look. 3) Tighten your twists: As you begin to reach week 2 or 3, your new growth will become more noticeable. This is when you will need to begin the process of re-twisting the grown out twists to keep your twist style looking fresh and to remove dead hairs that may have been collecting since you first did your twists. Use your fingers to unravel the twist from the ends and separate the two sections of the twists to remove dead hair and to smooth the sections out for re-twisting. If you are in a time crunch, perform this on a small section of your twists such as your hairline (since that's the most visible part of your hairstyle) and continue on to tighten other sections over the next few days or as needed until all of your new growth has been re-tightened. 4) Sleep with your hair covered: The best way to keep your twists in tact is to protect them by wearing a satin or silk scarf when you sleep. This not only prevents manipulation but it also preserves your twist style. Whether you have a part or a hairline you want to keep smooth, putting on that scarf at night will cut your morning styling time in half. 5) Dust your ends: It's important to keep your ends in check while wearing two stranded twists. Dusting your ends requires the use of a professional grade hair trimmer which you can purchase at any



beauty supply store. Every once in a while, run your fingers through your twists to feel for any knots or look for split ends. If you feel any at the tips of your hair, use your scissors to cut then off the ends of your hair. This shouldn't be more than 1/4th of an inch (use a ruler as your guide). Anything more than that should be considered cutting and not dusting, which I would not recommend doing on your hair while in its twisted state--for accuracy sake. A final note about 'staying power': Generally, the longer the hair, the less likely your twists will unravel. This may also be true based on the size of your coil--the tighter the coil, the less likely it is for the twists to unravel. The same goes for the state of your hair texture. A naturally coiled hair texture can hold and lock in a twist much easier than heat damaged or looser coiled hair. Finally, small and skinny twists will have much more staying power than thicker or chunkier twists. For more help with your two stranded twists or to find more natural hair care tips, visit's Two Stranded Twists Directory and subscribe for updates. Article Source: 5 Tips On Making Your Two Stranded Twists Last

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Grocery Store Goddess:

A Review of Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel By: Nneka Iheama


It’s Saturday morning and I wake up feeling content. I get up, make breakfast, and follow my usual Saturday routine. As my Saturday morning ritual comes to a halt, my mind is suddenly notified that I have to pick up some cooking utensils from the local grocery store. Of course this was an interruption in my Saturday expedition, but I remind myself that it will be a magnificent day. The confidence I possess becomes my anchor and my strut seems comparable to Naomi Campbell’s. As some like to say, I was definitely feeling myself. I look around for the items I was searching for, but unexpectedly I encounter “her”. This “her” creature looks like she just arrived from a Covergirl commercial. Her makeup compliments her flawless skin, her outfit caresses her shapely body, and as this angelic woman floats by, every man and woman is mesmerized by her attractiveness. Her physique combined with her Beyonce countenance, has all the men in the room pondering, “Do I sacrifice a peak, for a slap from my wife?” The men try the corner of the eye tactic, but it seems like their wives have caught on to their plans. These women convert into cerebral cortexes and dominate their men’s eye movement by the harsh stares planted on their faces. As I witness the entire ruckus commencing from one woman, I being the content one internally compliments her. I think, “Wow, she’s really pretty.” I’ve never been the one to practice “Word Vomit” as said so casually by the former stabilized Lindsey Lohan in the movie “Mean Girls”. I am mature and secure enough to understand when flattery is necessary.


And then, there it was, the anger spewing like a fresh wound leaking out blood on an injured elbow. At last, I observe something that frustrates me about this woman. My anger starts to plague my inner body, my once confident stature starts to sink, and I begin to participate in an event I call “hating on someone who is beautiful.” Oh, but before you condemn me and point out how tremendously confident I was or how I seemed to compliment this woman two seconds ago, just remember I am only human. So this thing, which massively aggravated me about this woman (yes here it is), was that her edges were “laid for the gods” (I know petty, but her edges were so perfect and it annoyed me). I know many of you have heard that expression before; nevertheless, if you have not let me give you some insight. When a woman’s edges are “laid for the gods” that means her edges are smooth, appear relaxed, and even resemble baby hair. Her edges were so immaculate; it’s almost like she took an odyssey to her adolescent years and stole the edges from her younger self, which so beautifully framed her face. When I declare her edges were laid, I mean they appeared as if she had formulated this one of a kind leave-in relaxer. I believe her hair was the result of a good beautician, great hair care, or even better genes. This is the type of hate where something is so perfect and it becomes quite exasperating because you have not established a method to achieve that form of perfection yourself. However, then a bell rang in my head, which strangled my thought process. This bell was an internal reminder that I could achieve the same look.

I recognized that my hair texture was 4b, but I considered that there could be an alternative to a relaxer to attain the smooth edges like the “grocery store goddess”. It was possible! My confidence soon climbed back in my psyche. I was relieved because the frustration I felt was not accomplishing anything. I quickly obtained all the items I needed from the grocery store and navigated toward the local beauty supply store. When I entered the local beauty supply store, I asked the store clerk, “What do you have for edges?” He replied, “We have edge control, regular gel, and hair moose.” Unfortunately, I had tried those products before and strongly abhorred them all. They either damaged my hairline or caused flakes. As I despondently told the store clerk “no thanks”, I did an independent search before I left the beauty supply store empty in hand. I wanted one last investigation to ensure that I had wholeheartedly searched for an edge product. As my eyes gazed for something to comfort myself from thinking this was a worthless trip, I saw a product in a green container. I thought “Where have I seen this product before?” I quickly delved into my past activities and attempted to retrieve this event that was clouded by college papers and times I spent as an After School Care teacher. My mind screamed, think, remember, think…Then it came to me. It was Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel. I guess yelling at myself helps me figure things out. Nonetheless, I recollected the countless times I had watched YouTube videos and the Hair Gurus had praised


and professed their love for this product. That memory was enough to convince myself to consider the product. I quickly grabbed the $4 Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel (which was the last one) and read the content boldly written on the product. I read things like maximum hold, anti-itch, and healthy shine. I know what you are thinking, “What gel products don’t promise these things? What makes this product any different?” I had the exact same feelings. I wanted a quality product that would have my edges “laid for the gods”. I thought, why not, I am already here and the image of the “grocery store goddess’ edges” kept creeping in my vision. Finally, I bought the product and I was on my way home. The first night I combined the Eco Styler with Castor oil. I put the Castor oil as a base for my edges and applied the Eco Styler Gel thoroughly over the oil, followed by tying my hair scarf before I went to bed. To my surprise, this incredible invention was probably the most effective Gel I’ve ever used. First and foremost, the Gel did not flake, which made me exceptionally happy because I hate seeing white flakes on the edges of my hair as if it were dandruff or dry scalp. My


edges were not only smooth, but much laid. Also, the hair did not turn hard like other Gels had done in the past. The only extra step I had to employ was brushing out my edges so they were extended along my forehead. I was wearing a sew-in with little leave out as well. The hair was Virgin Brazilian deep wave; the Eco Styler product made blending my natural hair with the weave much easier. My experience with this product has been absolutely remarkable. I’ve always searched for a product for my edges; however, I was very unsuccessful in finding a quality product. Now any time I want to have some sort of hair leave out, I buy the Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel in advance. I even wonder whether the “grocery store goddess” was a hair blessing in disguise. If I had never experienced her alluring presence, I never would have embarked on such a journey down the street to the hair store. Regardless of the situation, I think people should always be open to trying different things. I think sometimes we have to experience trial error in order to discover the best outcome. As a result, I encourage everyone to keep on searching. If you’re searching for great hair, don’t let your pre-


vious negative experiences dictate your approach. If you’re looking for quality cheap hair, continue to search and do not give up. If you’re exploring the best edge products, do not let one bad product influence you into giving up completely. Finally, evade hate and “Word Vomit” and allow an individual like the “grocery store goddess” to inspire you.

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There's probably no more delicate or widely used part of your body than your lips. And just as your skin is prone to dryness and even damage from exposure to the elements, so too are your lips. In fact, your lips are a lot more sensitive than the rest of your skin because unlike your skin, which has the ability to hydrate and regulate moisture, your lips have no sebaceous glands or lipids (fats) to help them retain moisture. There are many factors that can lead to dry, chapped, cracked or sore lips. Some of the more common include: 1. Overexposure to wind, sun, and hot or cold dry air

2. Obstructed breathing that results from chronic congestion due to colds, flu, and allergies, forcing you to breathe through your mouth rather than your nose 3. A habit of frequently licking the lips Some of these factors are simply unavoidable -- especially during the winter months, or for folks living in arid desert climates. So what can you do to keep your lips soft, supple and eminently kissable even under these types of conditions? Well the first and most obvious solution is to use a lip care product that helps lips retain moisture and elasticity. This sounds deceptively simple. There is no shortage of lip products out there that claim to do the job, but caveat emptor (buyer beware)! If you don't know what's

in your lip balm or lip care product or how it actually works, you could be adding to the problem rather than solving it! One type of ingredient could be cancelling out the effect of another --radically decreasing its efficacy. Emollients vs. Humectants: Sealing vs. Drawing Moisture In The same principle applies to your lips as to the rest of your skin: use products made with ingredients that impart lasting benefits by hydrating and improving your skin's ability to retain moisture. You need a good balance of emollients (softeners) and humectants (moisturizers that attract and hold water to the skin). There are a wide variety of emollient ingredients, but the ones found in petroleum-based skin and


lip products work via "occlusion" which means the act of closing off. They are spread onto the skin to slow or prevent moisture evaporation and are made up of oils and waxes that can't be penetrated by water. Rather than assisting or improving your skin's ability to draw and retain moisture, petroleum products claim to achieve the desired result by "sealing in" whatever moisture may already be present. They coat, soothe, and soften until they wear off (or in the case of lip balm, are licked off) and then must be re-applied to continue working. Even worse, when substances like mineral oil get under the top layer of the skin they create an impenetrable barrier leading to perpetually chapped lips. There is no lasting benefit from using this type of lip product --only a lifetime of guaranteed replenishment sales for the manufacturers! Waxes: Is Less More? Don't be fooled into thinking that lip balms with a lot of wax are better for your lips. Although waxes can act as emollients, their purpose in your lip balm is more functional than beneficial. Waxes are added primarily for texture and to solidify or emulsify the other ingredients. A larger proportion of wax is often needed simply to stiffen the product so it can be dispensed in a push-up tube --a form preferred by many people.


Whatever form you choose, make sure your lip balm is made with natural waxes like beeswax or carnauba wax and not petrolatum or you exacerbate the problems of occlusion. Eat What You Wear or Wear What You Eat! There's another good reason why you should strictly avoid petroleum-based lip products. When we lick our lips, eat, and drink while wearing lipstick or lip products, or kiss someone who is wearing a lip product, we can ingest some of the product's ingredients. By one estimate, women in the United States ingest up to 4 pounds of lipstick a year! If you are a habitual lip balm user, imagine how much product you are consuming internally. Licking your lips can increase their dryness and lead to chapping, but licking the stuff that's on your lips can ultimately lead to even more unpleasant outcomes. Keep your lips in tip-top shape year-round by sticking to lip products made with only the best natural ingredients. If it's not safe to ingest then it's probably not safe to put on your skin either. Copyright 2009 Dropwise Essentials Donya Fahmy, is a green business owner and the creator of Dropwise Essentials’ spa-quality aromatherapy body products that help you safely relieve stress, increase vitality, improve confidence, or simply manage your emotional state any time or place without popping a pill. For more free tips and valuable information visit and subscribe to the Dropwise Health & Beauty News ezine or blog feed. Article Source: Dry Chapped Lips Is Your Lip Balm Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem





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MWBH Directory KANSAS Reflections 8255 Craig St Indianapolis IN 46250 317.596.9200 http://www.reflectionsindy. com/index.html Bourgeoisie Hair Gallery 2707 N. Tibbs Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46222 Brunette Salon 6531 Ferguson Street Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 253-9540 Divine Hair Design 3673 W. 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46268 Do or Dye Hair Studio 916 N. Shadeland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46219 Phone: 317-375-1008 Natural Solutions by Kristy 4460 Keystone Ave Indianapolis IN 46205 Phone: 317-541-9600 Cheveux Hair Salon 1315 Mishawaka ave South Bend, IN 46615 574.234.1455 http://www.itsallaboutthecut. com/Cheveux/Welcome.html Salon Fabulous 4102 E Michigan St Indianapolis IN 46201 Phone: (317) 357-4322


Black Panther Beauty Salon 926 North West Street Wichita, KS 67203 (316)943-3327 Girlfriends Salon 2059 East Santa Fe Street Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 764-8988 Double Take Stylist- Rashida Bonds 13459 Switzer Road Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 814-7200 http://doubletakesalonandspa. com/ KC Braids 4301 State Ave Inside Midway Shopping Center Kansas City, KS 66102 Meika 347-404-4070 Tanisha 816-695-2667 Braid Creations 2862 W. 47th Ave Kansas City, KS 66103 (913) 362-9858 Khadim Afircan Hair Braids 6249 E. 21st Street North, Suite 104 Wichita, Kansas 67208 316-618-0515


Maasai Braids & Gift Shop 122 Grant Avenue Avenue Junction City, Kansas 66441 785-238-1677 Center Stage Unisex Kuts & Style Salon 606 Washburn Ave Topeka, KS 66606


Happy To Be Nappy Salon & Spa 18945 Livernois Ave Detroit, MI 48221 313-340-HAIR Rooted Salon & Spa 22313 Kelly Rd East Pointe, MI 313-587-6000 The Hair Diva 2956 W. Davidson Detroit, MI http://www.facebook. com/pages/Detroits-HairDiva/318046111548410?sk=wall Shades of Ebony 15153 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, MI 48205-1324 (866) 462-9659 Everette’s Cornrows 16094 E. 8 Mile Rd. Detroit, MI 48205 313-527-2884 Locks 4 Life 26125 Greenfield Rd Southfield, MI 48076 248-552-6288

Riccardo’s Place 10333 West 8 Mile Road Detroit, MI 48221 (313) 342-330 Weave Got You Covered Southfield, MI 48075 249-688-5683 B Unique Hair Boutique 21700 Greenfield Suite 412 Oakpark MI 48237 248-967-9383 Sy’s African Hair Braiding 20761 Kipling St Oak Park MI 48237 (248) 254-2189 Harold’s Place The Hair Salon for Children and Families 2663 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48208 (313) 972-4141

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Babe’s Beauty & Barber Salon 20359 Conant Detroit, MI 48234 (313)779-3246

MISSOURI Tresses Au Naturale 3914 Indiana Kansas City, MO 64130 816-778-5414 BestTresses Barber Salon 1656 E. 63rd Street Kansas City, MO 64110 (816)-500-0740


MWBH Directory Your Natural Image 216 West 39th St. Kansas City, MO (816) 695-3563 http://www.yournaturalimage. com/ Leons Cutting Edge 621 Mock Unit – B Blue Springs, MO 816) 878-8229 Beauty by Design 2951 Patterson Rd. Florissant MO 63031 (314) 830-3222 Creative Cuts & Locks Barber & Style 1723 S New Florissant Rd Florissant, MO (314) 524 –4266 Head Turners Hair & Nail Designs 6342 Lucille Ave St. Louis, MO 63136 314-381-8880 http://www.headturnershair. (for retail) Jeannine’s Hair 4211 Virginia Saint Louis, MO 63111 (314) 353-7807 Napps 6267 Delmar Blvd. Saint Louis, MO (314) 727 -0312


Natural Hair Reigns N Style 2944 Derhake Rd. Florissant, MO 63033-3900, (314) 838-9990 Salon Indigo 2319 Woodson road St. Louis, MO 63114 314-374-7124

MINNESOTA Realistic Manes Salon Concepts 2020 Nicollett Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-827-8117 Malobe Natural Hair Salon 915 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-823-8626


Catrynas Braiding Studios Nebraska (402) 578-7747 http://www.catrynas.blogspot. com/

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The Loc Shoppe 3700 Avalon Shaker Heights, OH (216) 921-5410 DJ’s Image Beauty Salon 500 Ross Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45217 (513) 641-3333 Salon Favor 7370-G Kingsgate Way West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 779-2147 Reverence Salon 3649 Lee Rd, Upper Level Shaker Heights, Ohio (216) 921-4242 Jennifer Wells - Stylist 3138 Lee-Washington Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 216-320-9675 The Hair Cafe 3964 Mayfield Road Cleveland Heights, Ohio (216) 644-5431 Exquisite Barber & African Hair Braiding 3140 S Hamilton Road Columbus, OH 43232-5657 (866) 632-3561


Phat Headz Salon 4528 S.E. 29TH Street Del City, OK (405) 741-7006

Platinum Salon 6808 S. Memorial Dr., Suite 206 Tulsa, OK 74133 (918) 286.8634 http://www.platinum-salon. com/

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WISCONSIN New Waves Hair Styling Studio 4481 N 76th Street Milwaukee, WI 53210 (414) 464-7780 Oluchi, LLC 5010 N. 26th Street Milwaukee, WI 53209 414-610-5646

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COSMATOLOGY PROGRAMS Dudley Beauty College 1756 West 95TH Street Chicago, IL (773) 445-5765 Empire Beauty School 3810 E Southport Indianapolis, IN (317) 489-5656 5750 Crawfordsville Road, Speedway Super Center Indianapolis (317) 204-4562


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COSMATOLOGY PROGRAMS CONTD. House of Heavilin Beauty School 5720 Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64110 (816) 523-2471 ERIC FISHER ACADEMY 6727 W. Central Wichita, KS 67212 Phone: 316-440-5555 Fax: 316-440-4985 http://www.ericfisheracademy. com/ ACADEMY OF AESTHETIC ARTS, LLC 10316 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 800-996-7335 or 913-397-7546 FAX: 913-962-7560 MARINELLO SCHOOLS OF BEAUTY - LAWRENCE 1601 W 23rd St Lawrence, KS 66046 Phone: 785-832-2600 Fax: 785-856-0619


BELLUS ACADEMY 1130 West Loop Place Manhattan, KS 66502 785-539-1837 & 1-800-6961765 Fax: 785-539-1651 MARINELLO SCHOOLS OF BEAUTY- MANHATTAN 512 Poyntz Ave. Manhattan, KS 66505 Phone: 785-776-4794 Fax: 785-776-4482 Bill Hancock, Owner manhattan.asp MARINELLO SCHOOLS OF BEAUTY – OVERLAND PARK 10324 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: 913-492-4114 Fax: 913-492-2597 overland-park.asp MARINELLO SCHOOLS OF BEAUTY –TOPEKA 3602 S Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66611 Phone: 785-267-7701 Fax: 785-266-7411 topeka.asp MARINELLO SCHOOLS OF BEAUTY- WICHITA 1675 S. Rock Rd., Ste 101 Wichita, KS 67207 Phone: 316-681-2288 Fax: 316-681-2368 wichita.asp


COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 125 S. 2nd St. Arkansas City, KS 67005 Phone: 620-441-5315 - 800-5932222 Ext. 5284 Fax: 620-441-5350 DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COSMETOLOGY DEPT 2501 N. 14th Avenue Dodge City, KS 67801 Phone: 620-225-0288 Fax: 620-225-2353 ENTOURAGE INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY & ESTHETICS 12004 W. 95TH Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: 913-888-2800 Fax: Fax: 913-322-0747 FT SCOTT COMM COLLEGE – FT. SCOTT COSMETOLOGY DEPT 7 S. National Fort Scott, KS 66701 Phone: 620-223-5220 Fax: 620-223-5240 FT. SCOTT COMM COLLEGE PITTSBURG Associate Dean Judy Collins 813 N. Broadway, Suite B Pittsburg, KS 66762 Phone: 620-231-4497 Fax: 620-235-1754

GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 801 Campus Drive Garden City, KS 67846 Phone: 620-276-8713 Fax: 620-276-9630 HAYS ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN 1214 E. 27th St. Hays, KS 67601 Phone: 785-628-6624 Fax: 785-623-4870 INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COSMETOLOGY DEPARTMENT 200 Arco Place Suite 308 Independence, KS 67301 Phone: 620-332-1410 Fax: 620-332-1412 JOHNSON COUNTY COMM. COLLEGE COSMETOLOGY DEPT 9780 West 87th St Overland Park, KS 66210 Phone: 913-469-8500 or 913469-2390 Fax: 913-649-1050 LA BARON HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY 8119 Robinson Overland Park, KS 66204 Phone: 913-642-0077 Fax: 913-642-0077 - Call First

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COSMATOLOGY PROGRAMS CONTD. KANSAS CITY KS COMM. COLLEGE TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER 2220 North 59th St. Kansas City, KS 66104 Phone: 913-627-4100 Fax: 913-627-4109 MITSU SATO HAIR ACADEMY 9062 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: 913-341-7286 Fax: 913-341-3411 NORTHWEST KANSAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE 1209 Harrison PO Box 668 Goodland, KS 67735 Phone: 785-890-3151 Fax: 785-890-5711 PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL – OVERLAND PARK 8731 W. 95th Street Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: 913-381-5757 Fax: 913-381-5858


PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL - WICHITA 3242 N. Rock Road, Ste. 106 Wichita, KS 67226 Phone: 316-630-0600 Fax: 316-630-0602 Clint and Schrene Davis, Owners REGENCY BEAUTY INSTITUTE - OLATHE 12517 South Rogers Rd. Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: 913-538-5087 Toll Free: 800-787-6456 Fax: 913-538-5088 REGENCY BEAUTY INSTITUTE - TOPEKA 1930 SW Wanamaker Rd, Suite A. Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785-272-0784 Toll Free: 800-787-6456 Fax: 785-272-7586 REGENCY BEAUTY INSTITUTE - WICHITA 8227 E. Kellogg Dr. Wichita, KS 67207 Phone: 316-681-0950 Toll Free: 800-787-6456 Fax: 316-681-9943 SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1801 N Kansas Liberal, KS 67901 Phone: 800-1373-9951


SIDNEY’S HAIRDRESSING COLLEGE 200 E. 3rd Hutchinson, KS 67501 Phone: 620-662-5481 FAX: same number - call first TRENDSETTERS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY 1957-1961 N 63rd Dr Kansas City, KS 66104 Phone: 913-514-2827 VICTORIA’S SCHOOL OF NAIL TECHNOLOGY 1813 N Broadway Wichita, KS 67214 Phone: 316-264-4663 Fax: 316-264-1070 XENON INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 3804 W. Douglas Wichita, KS 67203 Phone: 316-943-5516 Fax: 316-943-7244 XENON INT’L ACADEMY 1215 E. Santa Fe Olathe, KS 66061 Phone: 913-782-4004 Toll Free: 800-998-9645 Fax: 913-782-0449 Z HAIR ACADEMY, INC 2429 Iowa Street Lawrence, KS 66046 Phone: 785-749-1488 Fax: 785-749-6070

Z HAIR ACADEMY, INC 14471 Metcalf Overland Park, KS 66223 Phone: 913-402-4700 Fax: 913-402-4790 Vatterott Coloege 3550 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 Toll Free: 888-553-6627 3131 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Toll Free: 888-553-6627 11818 I Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137 Toll Free: 888-553-6627 3609 North Marx Drive, Quincy, IL 62305 Toll Free: 888-553-6627

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