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7 Hairstyles Inspired by DeKalb College Students


Ask any beauty professional: there’s a million awesome reasons to work in the beauty industry. One thing that many beauty pros will tell you is that they love the ability to be creative. It’s one of the most exciting parts of the job.

Being creative isn’t always easy. Sometimes even the most creative people hit roadblocks. Luckily there’s lots of places to look for creative inspiration. A few great places to look are Pinterest, Instagram, your favorite fashion magazines, or just people watching at the mall. Students at our Sycamore, Illinois campus have a unique source of creative inspiration: DeKalb, Illinois

DeKalb the College Town

Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, Illinois which is only a few minutes from our Sycamore campus. NIU students and Hair Pros students can often be found hanging out in the same places. Because our Sycamore campus is so close to the college campus, we get students visiting our salon. They always want the latest looks and styles. It’s important for the DeKalb kids to be on top of the latest trends.

7 DeKalb Inspired Hairstyles for 2018

Because we are so close to a college campus, we thought it would be a good idea to create a list of some of the latest and greatest college looks. Here’s 7 looks inspired by the students of DeKalb:

  1. Silver Strands

    Pastel hair stain is a thing of the past. Going platinum silver is where it’s going to be at in the new year!

  2. woman with platinum silver hair

  3. Bangs are Big

    Bangs are a big hit! They’re going to be huge in 2018. Make ‘em short and choppy and you’ll be right on.

  4. woman with short, choppy bangs and red hair

  5. Short Hair is a Homerun

    For some industry leading stylists, it’s all about the short cuts. These looks are going to be huge in 2018!

  6. woman with short black hair

  7. Short & Messy

    For the dudes, having really short sides is going to be where it’s at in 2018. Short on the sides, messy on top is going to be awesome and easy, a win win.

  8. man with short, messy hair

  9. Short & Tidy

    If you’re one of our sharp NIU students in DeKalb, maybe you want to keep it a little more clean looking. Go short on the sides and tidy on top.

  10. man with short, tidy hair

  11. Let It Grooooow

    Not looking to keep it short and styled. No worries. Let it grow. Men with long hair is going to be great in 2018, no doubt. Just beware, the man bun is a cliche now. If you grow it out, do something else.

  12. man with shoulder length hair

  13. Don’t Forget to Accessorize

    No matter what style you choose to go for, hair accessories are going to be huge in 2018. Have fun and get creative with them!

  14. woman with hair accessories

Nail Your Back to School Look

Whether you’re starting a new semester, a new week, or a new day at NIU, come visit our Hair Pros student salon and spa. Our students perform services under the supervision of a licensed professional and can help you get your look just right. Whether it’s a new haircut, color, nail design, or glowing skin, our students can help you out! Not only can our students help you nail your new look, but our services are at a college student price point. Schedule your appointment today.

Want to Become a Beauty Pro?

Are you dreaming of becoming a beauty industry all-star? If you’re ready to follow your passion and start building a career that you can love, contact us! Because our Sycamore campus is so close to DeKalb and NIU, you can get the full college life experience while going to beauty school. We’re excited to help you begin your journey to becoming a beauty professional.