Monday, October 13, 2014

5 Blogs Full of Children's Hair Styles You Can Do at Home


School is back in full swing, and the holiday season is fast-approaching! It's about to be the season for children's hair styles. So do you have a plan of action for the next pep rally or school dance? If you don't, we've got you covered! Here are some bloggers and vloggers that offer great step-by-step tutorials to hook your kids up with a hot style for the party!


  • Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care- This blog offers great tutorials with lots of pictures. There are styles for boys and girls, as well as lots of basic hair care information and tips to develop a regular regimen for your child.
  • Natural Hair Kids- As the name suggests, this blog focuses on caring for children with natural hair, but most of the styles will work on children with relaxed hair as well. The tutorials are geared towards teaching basic skills, but the style galleries are full of  hair inspiration!
  • Baby Big Hair- This blog is a great starting point for parents with a child with A LOT of hair. This family project has collected various tutorials and tips from around the net and organized them all in one place for your consumption.
  • Beads, Braids, & Beyond- The tutorials here assume that you already have some basic styling skills, but the styles are incredibly creative. If you have any formal events to attend, this is certainly a great place to look.
  • Our Daughter's Hair- This is a YouTube vlog that offers quick video lessons on different hair techniques. The founders are on a mission to grow a community of parents who are equipped with the skills to style their children.

Monday, October 6, 2014

How to Get a Braider's License in less than a Week!

The New Florida legislation requires all braiders to be licensed and registered with the State. This action protects consumers and industry professionals by putting everything under one umbrella. HIV/AIDS education is a mandatory feature in Florida legislation because of infection and disease control standards. ADU School of Cosmetology has set up fast track courses to get braider's on board to avoid excessive fines and legal issues. So what do you need to know?

1. What is a braider's license?
                 A Braider's license is a license for hair braiders and some natural hair stylist. It consist of a 16 hour registration course. The state of Florida has approved the ADU curriculum for our school to license braiders to perform braiding, locs and similar services. Students seeking sew in weaving, coloring, cutting and more should apply for full cosmetology.

2. How do I register?
                You can register for our basic cosmetology program at our Orlando location only. Our advanced and braider's licensing courses are offered at our South and Central Florida satellite locations based on event availability. Call the salon location nearest you.

3. What if I have an out of state license?
                ADU School of Cosmetology works with all licensing scenarios. We may be able to help you transfer a license from out of state or even out of the country. Contact our Orlando location for your specific situation. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

How to Vote in Florida



This week, the blog is taking a departure from our usual hair talk to share information that we feel is incredibly important. One of the biggest ways to effect positive change in our communities is to vote. Get your voice heard! We just wanted to take a moment to share with you some key information on how to get registered so that you can influence what happens in your local community.

In order to register to vote in Florida, you must:

  1. Be a Citizen of the United States of America (a lawful permanent resident is not a U.S. citizen);
  2. Be a Florida resident;
  3. Be 18 years old (you may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old, but you cannot vote until you are 18 years old).
  4. Not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored;
  5. Not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored; and
  6. Provide your current and valid Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not have a Florida driver’s license number or a Florida identification card number then you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have any of these items, you must write “none” in the box or field.

Voter Registration Process:

  1. Fill in the Voter Registration Application online. If you wish, you can print the application and write your information in with a black ballpoint pen.
  2. Print the application out.
  3. Verify that all of the information on your application is complete. The office where you register, your decision not to register, your Social Security Number, your Florida driver’s license number and your Florida identification card number will remain confidential and will be used only for voter registration purposes.
  4. Sign your application. The application requires an original signature because you are swearing or affirming to an oath.
  5. Place the application in an envelope with a first class stamp.
  6. Mail the application to your county Supervisor of Elections. You may also opt to mail or hand deliver the application to any Supervisor of Elections’ office in the state, a driver’s license office, a voter registration agency including an armed forces recruitment office, public library, or the Division of Elections.
  7. If your application is complete and you qualify as a voter, the Supervisor of Elections will mail you a voter information card as official notification that you are registered to vote. Make sure all of the information on your card is correct. If you do not receive your card within 2 weeks, or if you have any questions, call your Supervisor of Elections.
  8. You must be registered for at least 29 days before you can vote in an election.

***If the information on the application is not true, the applicant can be convicted of a felony of the third degree and fined up to $5,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 5 years.***

The deadline to register for the 2014 November midterm elections is only a week away! You have until October 6 to send in your application! Please, get out and vote!

For additional information on the voter registration process, click here.
To check your registration status, click here.
For further information, such as absentee voting, early voting, and what offices will be up for election, click here.