My Wish, Beauty for a Cure 2

My Wish, Beauty for a Cure I’ve struggled with how to best begin this chance to share my story, then it came to me as I was reading a recent article in Time magazine.  There was an entire section dedicated to thought provoking questions, with opinions being uttered by experts with opposing views.  The question that grabbed my attention the most, ‘What common practice will horrify our kids someday?’  I thought for a moment, and then I knew exactly what I wish the answer to this question would be for my daughter when she is an adult.   Before I […]


Laura Neville

Phagans’ Educators Win Chicago JAM Scholarship! 1

CONGRATULATIONS to Phagans’ Team Members DONNA JOHNSON, DEBBIE PATRICK & LAURA NEVILLE who are 3 of 25 beauty educators to receive the inaugural BCL | Leo Passage Endowment Fund Postgraduate Scholarship. Funded by the Leo Passage Endowment Fund and administered by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, the scholarship awards continuing education opportunities to beauty educators in North America. Donna, Debbie & Laura are among the first class of BCL | Leo Passage Endowment Fund Postgraduate Scholarship recipients and will travel to Chicago, November 15-16, to participate in Pivot Point Creative Jam Chicago. Funded through a generous $1 million grant by […]

From Small Town Girl to Traveling the Country & Meeting Industry Icons

Ruth Rogers is a 2015 graduate of Phagans’ and this past spring, while still a student, won the National Junior Styles Stars Bridal Competition.  Ruth won over $50,000 in cash and prizes, including some amazing trips to national industry events.  Ruth has agreed to share her story and adventures with us through a series of guest blogs.   Following is her first entry:   Where it all began…. I am a small town girl, originally from Gallatin Gateway, Montana. My Grandmother and Mother were both Cosmetologists before I was born. So I guess you can say cosmetology runs in my […]

Ruth Rogers Phagans Graduate with winning Jr Styles Stars Mannikin

How the Sun Sees Your Skin

How the Sun Sees You

We all know that sun damages skin.  What you may not know is that often sun damage is not yet visible on your skin – unless you can see what your skin looks like through an ultraviolet camera. In this startling video from Thomas Leveritt, see what sun damage really looks like – AND – the amazing difference that sun screen can make. Or click here to see the video: Protect your skin… wear sunscreen.  Everyday.  Stay Beautiful. Find Dermalogica Sun Screen at Phagans’ Cosmetology Colleges   Read on for important sunscreen information from the Skin Cancer Foundation: What […]

Watch the NAHA’s Live Online!

Watch the live broadcast of the NAHA’s (North American Hairstyling Awards) on Sunday, July 12 at 6:30 pm. The 2015 event will feature amazing artistic presentations, special celebrity guests, the hottest runway trends and endless amounts of inspiration!   Visit     To learn more about the NAHA’s and see the finalists in all categories, visit: The star-studded NAHA awards ceremony will feature amazing artistic presentations, special celebrity guests, the hottest trends on the runway and endless amounts of inspiration! MODERN Salon will be reporting LIVE from the Red Carpet and the Awards Ceremony at NAHA 2015. The […]

Watch the NAHA's Live Online

Samantha Morrow, Bend Campus Graduate

Bend Grad Named “Esthetician of the Year” 1

Congratulations to Samantha Morrow, who was named “Esthetician of the Year” by her company, Massage Envy. Samantha graduated from our Bend Campus and we are so proud of her great work and this amazing accomplishment!   Recognizing best-in-class service across the network, Massage Envy Spa’s Therapist of the Year program is an annual award encompassing a network of more than 1,000 Massage Envy Spa locations in the United States. From a group of dedicated and caring staff of more than 25,000 professional massage therapists and estheticians, winners were recognized for their high levels of professionalism, exceptional client care and consistently […]

Jr. Style Stars 1st Place Winner! 1

CONGRATULATIONS RUTH ROGERS! Our very own Ruth at Phagans’ Central Oregon Beauty College in Bend was just announced as the FIRST PLACE WINNER in the Jr. Style Stars National Bridal Competition! Ruth is the recipient of $50,000 in cash and prizes! We’re so proud of you!


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Open House Special Event! 1

Please join us! • September 10, 2015 • 5 – 7 pm Drop in during the OPEN HOUSE at one of our six locations and learn about CAREERS in the Professional Beauty Industry. We’re passionate about what we do, and we want to show you what we’re all about. Come and see our campus for yourself, meet our staff and students and find out what it takes to get started. Hair Design, Barbering, Nail Technology, Esthetics – we’ll have booths where you can explore our programs. We’d love to meet you, and we want to hear why you’re interested in […]

Beauty Changes Lives Honors Leo Passage 2

We’re proud to be Pivot Point member schools and we’re very pleased that this past weekend, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation posthumously honored Pivot Point Founder, Leo Passage with the 2015 Legacy Award. The event, hosted by Cosmetologists Chicago, America’s Beauty Show, and Pivot Point International, Inc., commemorated the outstanding life and accomplishments of Leo Passage, the founder of Pivot Point International, Inc., for his contributions to the beauty industry and his remarkable vision in cultivating NextGen talent. His wife Lenie and son Robert Passage received the Legacy Award from Beauty Changes Lives founder Lynelle Lynch, and explained how Leo […]

Beauty Changes Lives Honors Leo Passage

BCL Nail Scholarship

Nail Program Scholarship – Win $5000 Tuition! 4

Up to $50,000 in Student Scholarship Funds Available- Applications Due March 23, 2015 Applications for the BCL | CND | Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Program are due March 23, 2015. This scholarship program is for prospective and newer students entering a nail program at an AACS member school. Ten winners will receive 100% of their program tuition costs funded (up to $5,000). The scholarship, offered through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, is for all students with program start dates between January 12, 2015 & June 8, 2015. Eligible enrollment dates: Jan 12, 2015 – June 7, 2015 Ten winners will […]