The physical environment of a school is an
often-overlooked area when it comes to creating a place where students can
become motivated. We must create a
positive learning environment where everyone feels safe, stimulated and
The design of our school is an important part of this
You may look at your school and wish you could do a
complete remodel. New paint, floors,
images, equipment, etc. But you don’t
have to pull a Joanna Gaines to liven up the image of your school.
Look at the images you have hanging around, are they
inspiring? Do they represent the
industry well? Are they current? Are they from this century?
Milady has a new poster gallery
You can choose from a variety of images, purchase them, have printed and mailed to you. Check it out!
If you are looking to enhance the quality of the images hanging around
the school, consider holding your own photo shoot.
Have students work in groups. One can be the stylist, one for makeup, one
as the model. Have them create the style
and then hold a photo shoot.
This doesn’t have to be expensive. You can invest in a backdrop and lights from
Amazon for as little as $89. The student
can then conduct their own photo shoot using the camera from their cell phone
or you could invest in a basic camera. Take these images and have them printed
as posters and you have your new wall art.
This is a great solution because it involves
students. Don’t you think they are going
to be more inspired and motivated if they can see some of their own work
hanging on the wall?
Another idea would be to contact a local college and
find photography students who are looking to build their portfolio. They might
be willing to work just to have the images.
Just one more option for getting high-quality images
made into posters for your school.
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.