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5 Ways to Steer Clear of Dry Skin

Sir Winter has arrived and he brings along harsh winds, which are not-so favorable to our precious skin. Every time we go outside, our skin has to endure the drastic changes in temperature and humidity. So, what does a girl have to do? Thankfully, a lot. Start your battle against Winter with these tips you can follow to avoid flaky dry skin!


Avoid using soap

A lot of typical, cheap bar soaps can cause a drying effect on our skin, so it’s important to use them more considerately during winter. If you have moisturizer-soaps or oil-based soaps, then there’s nothing to worry about.

Avoid taking hot baths

It may seem natural that once you feel the cold outside, you want to just relax in a hot bath tub during the Winter night. Well, this is actually bad. Hot water strip away our body’s natural oils, leaving our skin dry and tight. What’s better is to shower on the right temperature, not too warm and not too cold. Think Goldilocks.

Get soaked

It’s important to moisturize your skin. The most literal way to do that? Relax in a tub of tepid water until you see your fingertips slightly wrinkled. Our skin naturally has a great capacity for keeping water. So, however long it takes, it’s important to get rehydrated!

Bring in the oil

5 Ways to Steer Clear of Dry Skin

With this season, it’s a good time to join the Flaxseed oil fad. Flaxseed oil products have wholesome Omega-3s which are good for you; they help keep the skin lithe (not lit, ok?). More so, they can reduce the pain of stiff joints caused by the Winter cold.

Use Ceramides once you need them

During the cold season, our skin can lose lipids which are essential to how our skin keeps water. How to get them back? We’ll have to turn to ceramides. Ceramide products contain the same balance of lipids as our skin does. In doing so, they help keep our skin moisturized. Studies show they help treat eczema, but it can also be used by anyone with dry skin.

Remember, Winter doesn’t have to mean flaky dry skin. Taking a few simple steps and choosing the right products can help you look your best all season long!

New Tricks for the Old You

Can y’all believe it’s 2017?! What! Where in the world has the time gone?!

The best way to start the new year right is to try a new style! Refresh yourself by letting go of your old 2016 look and find ways to improve your dress up routine. It’s time to TREAT YO’SELF for getting through the past year, so here are a few tips to help you get started! >>>

Learn new makeup techniques

I am truly in love with Danielle Mansutti on YouTube! She is here in the video below giving you an Everyday Makeup Routine tutorial for 2017!! Enjoy!

Makeup, like art, always evolves through time. There will always be new styles coming up, and it’s good to experiment on them and choose what you think fits you the best. In the process, you might also want to buy new cosmetic items to add to your collection to keep you armed and ready for a new year.

We use YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics here at Creative Images and are in LOVE with all of their products. You can always come in to try them out anytime!

Restyle your hair

New Tricks for the Old You New Tricks for the Old You

Get updated on the latest hair trends. Above are just a couple AMAZING new hairstyles done by our crazy talented students.

If you don’t want to change your hairstyle completely, you may add small touches to your current look such as bangs, highlights, and extensions. Even if they are just small changes, they can still give big improvements on your appearance.

To see more student work, follow us on Instagram> @creativeimagesschool

Try new nail designs

New Tricks for the Old You

Although not as bold as changing up your hair, new nail designs are still a little crazy but totally worth it! A tint for the season or a sparkly mauve on your hand might bring a smile to anyone catching a glimpse of it. Breakout something you’ve always wanted to try but never got to! It’s a new year for goodness sake!

Update your wardrobe

BookMyStyle put out this amazing 2017 fashion trends video from a celebrity stylist! It doesn’t get much better than that!!

Now you probably already have a lot of staple pieces because 2016 has just ended, but a creeping feeling always comes back where you think “Hey, I don’t have anything to wear today” and that sucks. Maybe it’s just the right time to update your wardrobe and buy some new clothes fresh off 2017! Be it a major or minor haul for your style, it’s never a bad thing to have many choice of outfits!

Never be afraid to try something completely new. The new style that you’re scared to try just might be the perfect one for you.

Now let’s kick 2017’s booty 🙂 



New Year’s Eve Plans in Dayton

You don’t need to go to Times Square to have fun on New Year’s Eve. There are a lot of events and parties coming up on the 31st, so buckle up and enjoy the last day of the year right here in Dayton, Ohio!

Harlem Globetrotters

New Year's Eve Plans in Dayton

The much loved basketball team returns for its annual NYE game!

When: 2 pm

Where: Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Fairborn

Glostik Willy

New Year's Eve Plans in Dayton

The Indiana rock band brings its tunes for a full night with special guests Subterranean, the Bath Salt Zombies, and Flow Poetry.

When: 6 pm. Doors open at 5 pm.

Where: Oddbody’s Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton

NYE Dinner Dance

New Year's Eve Plans in Dayton

This event features dinner, dancing, and music from the Frank Moravcik Band. The menu includes roast park, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, vegetable salad, bread, desserts, beer, wine, soda, and coffee.

When: Dinner begins at 7-8:30 pm. Dancing starts at 9 pm to 1 am.

Where: American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St, Dayton

American Vistas

New Year's Eve Plans in Dayton

A special program to celebrate the coming of the new year with music and dance. The Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents this tradition every year and it nearly always sells out!

When: 8 pm

Where: Mead Theatre section of the Schuster Center, Dayton

Contact: 937-228-3630

NYE at Rue Dumaine

New Year's Eve Plans in Dayton

Rue Dumaine will be celebrating the arrival of 2017 with their public dining! Six courses will be served to every attendant. The menu is a variety of crudo, pink peppercorn, sacerre braised oxtail, frizzled leeks, and more. The options available for your entrée include Halibut, fingerling confit, Jamestown pea shoots, grapefruit-pecan beurre noisette, Lambchop and crepinette, creamed spinach, Maitake mushrooms, red swine shallots, and Cabernet gastrique. There is so much more offered such as desserts, salads, and drinks! There’s no better way to end 2016 with their last course of meals.

Where: 1061 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.

Contact: 937-610-1061

Scene 75 NYE Bash

New Year's Eve Plans in Dayton

Wanna see the countdown to 2017 while surrounded by an arcade with lots of games? The Scene’s event at midnight should be the perfect place! There are a lot of things you can do in the afternoon, from 10am to 2pm, such as go-karting, virtual reality arcade, and laser tagging. It’s for people of all ages!

The festivities bagin at 9pm and there is a bar in the center of the arcade.

Where: 6196 Poe Ave, Dayton

Contact: 937-619-3200

There are other events you can check out here! Celebrating New Year’s with your friends and family is a fun tradition and these events just make everything better. Enjoy all the festivities with a bang in the Dayton area!

1 Choice That Will Change Your Life Forever

1 Choice That Will Change Your Life Forever

On the week of Christmas, I decided to take the leap before the big day and apply for Cosmetology school.

Aside from having a passion for hair, makeup, and fashion, there are other things I know I will love in the cosmetology world.

Cosmetology is a hot job market right now, and it will take more than a thousand years for it to cool off. People will always have a need to look good & feel good, therefore a cosmetologist will always be needed.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics have projected that overall employment in the field of cosmetology will increase by 10% during 2014-2024, which is faster than the average of all other occupations.

The demand comes from the ever increasing population; so I know I will have job security & stability after graduation!

Nothing is more attractive to me than a profession that allows me to be free, creative and have fun! Cosmetology allows that and so much more! Once you receive your license and whether you be a barber, esthetician, hairstylist or any other, you get to make your own schedule. Full-time or part-time, dayshift or nightshift all depends on your preference.

This also comes into play during cosmetology school! Since I’m a full time mom, I decided to be a part time cosmetology student. Yes, it will take a little longer, but I can still spend time with my kids while also working on myself!

The variety of specializations is endless; you can be in waxing, hair styling, make up, skincare, management and so on. While in cosmetology school, Creative Images makes sure students go through different phases, with the last phase being working in their salon and making real clients beautiful! Real experience on real people! 

I’ve been sort of prospecting Creative Images for a while now and by looking at their social media and reading up on the website, I can see that this is the right place for me. I know that when I start cosmetology school here, I will be joining a family. A group of men and women who genuinely care about my success. I also came across this video:

If you’re a creative person with a passion for style and glamour, want a career that’s stable and flexible, and a working environment that’s enjoyable and lets you socialize with people, LISTEN UP!!

With dedication and commitment, it’s a fast track to finish cosmetology school! It’s even possible to obtain a license within one year! If you’re looking to pursue a profession in cosmetology, check out our courses here at Creative Images!

Are you ready to change your life with a new, exciting career? APPLY TODAY 

Merry Christmas, everyone! 

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2 Inspiring Student Testimonials

“On the 2nd week before Christmas, I’ve been feeling a bit stressed and down lately and am in need of a little inspiration. I’m a little lost on what I want to do for the rest of my live and I feel like my options are running out!”

2 Inspiring Student Testimonials

If this sounds like you, believe me, your options are not running out. There are truly endless options for your career, and there are even endless options when it comes to a degree in cosmetology! See here.

At Creative Images, we have the most modern education because it is SO important to becoming an amazing cosmetologist. We make sure the students are well-prepared after graduation so they have a large clientele who will follow them to their new salon! It’s so great to be a part of something that nurtures student’s development as a person with goals in mind and that gives true experience rather than classes that don’t have anything to do with your degree!  

Megan is a former student from Creative Images that is now a successful cosmetologist! Let’s see what she has to say!

2 Inspiring Student Testimonials

Nothing beats learning when you’re having fun, and when you’re in a positive atmosphere every day, there’s no escaping the feeling of determination!

Check out what another former student, Amanda, says about her time here:

2 Inspiring Student Testimonials

I don’t know about you, but if I was feeling down about my career before reading this, I definitely  feel pumped with motivation now!

Seeing other people’s glowing commendations really tells a lot about a school, that is really more like a family. Creative Images is exactly that, a family that cares about you and wants you to succeed in your endeavors.

I hope these testimonials have helped you get back up on your feet for the holiday season!

OH! And if you’re looking for a great gift for a friend or family member, check out December’s secret gift!

Four Unique Christmas Gifts


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3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails

On the 3rd week before Christmas, I want to think of something holiday-esque to put on my nails for all the ugly Christmas parties coming up soon! So I’ve got the BEST list of different ways you all can wear holiday nails this year!

#1 Wearing the Perfect Color of the Season

Sometimes, a girl just needs the ideal shade to last through the holidays! A few selections to spark some ideas won’t hurt!


3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails

Brunswick green

3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails


3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails

I could totally go for ALL of those colors! Ugh, what to pick, what to pick….

#2 Go for Glitter

Want to take the next step after a base color? GLITTER GIRL, GLITTER ALL THE WAY! These sparkly traits give an elegant vibe to your nails. Pair that with the season’s color and it’s a perfect duo for the holidays!

Midnight blue

3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails

Reverse Gold

3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails

On Negative Space Nail3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails

#3 Add Festive Designs

Done with the base color & sparkle? All you need is an idea and stamping polish and you’re set for some fun nail designs! This part is really what gets your creativity going. To help with that, here are a few designs that show what the holiday spirit is about.

Christmas Sweater

3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails



3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails

Abstract Holiday

3 Different Ways to Wear Holiday Nails

I hope you’ve found your pattern; I know I did! With all these awesome choices, the holidays are going to be a fun season for our nails. If you’re ready to get your holiday nails done at a price you’ll LOVE, give us a call this week to book with one of our many talented students!

And now, what you have all been waiting for – your SECRET GIFT!! 

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