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If you have passion for senior care and love to work with people, our Personal Support Worker Diploma offers you the opportunity to join a growing Personal Care industry. National Institute’s PSW diploma program can lead you to the career of your dreams.

  1. You have a chance to help your community People often wish they could “make a difference.” As a PSW, you really can. From helping clients bathe, eat and take the proper amounts of medication, to being the all-important person they confide in and trust, you’ll play a major role in restoring your clients happiness, health and dignity.
  2. It’s rewarding, and makes you feel good Ever noticed how good it feels to help friends and family, or even a stranger? It’s proven that helping others helps us feel our best too and it is an important part of a PSW’s daily routine.
  3. There is a growing demand in the field Ontario’s baby boomers are aging, our hospitals are full and the home care sector is one that – as The Globe and Mail’s Tavia Grant puts it – “can’t keep up with demand” (2012).
  4. You can work alongside medical professionals in a range of health care settings, like long-term care homes, hospitals and individuals’ homes, restoring well-being and dignity to the sick.
  5. You won’t waste time with four-years university programs take a long time to complete, and there’s often no defined job at the end of the tunnel. National Institute’s Personal Support Worker diploma program has its graduates fully prepared to enter the PSW field in 22 weeks.

There’s no better time to become a PSW. Check out National Institute’s PSW Diploma program and support your community now! Contact us today for a program brochure or to book a tour 905-463-2006 or email us at info@nationalinstitute.ca.

 

How to Achieve Brighter, Bigger Eyes

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Be ready to hear: Your eyes look beautiful all the time

There’s something so playful and beautiful about big doe eyes—but you don’t have to be genetically gifted to get them. Just use these tips from National Institute Esthetics class makeup advice:

Go Light In The Corner

For eyes that pop, focus a light shadow on the inner-third of your eyelid, closest to your tear duct. The lighter color acts as a highlight to create an open appearance to the eye, making your eyes look larger, fresher, and more awake.

Highlight The Brow bone—But Not with Highlighter

Adding a highlight under the tail of your eyebrow on the highest part of your eye socket—the brow bone—will give mega-lift to your eye by drawing the attention up. While you can definitely use the same shadow you would use on the inner corner of your eye. Go for a shade slightly lighter than your natural skin tone to illuminate the eye area.

Use a Layered Approach to Make Dark Circles Vanish

When it comes to big, bright eyes, any and all dark shades are the enemy. Darkness around your eyes will make them look smaller. Start with a pink-toned concealer before layering a yellow-toned concealer on top.

Visually Extend Your Eyes

White liner opens up your eyes instantly. Use it on the inner rim of your lashes to extend the whites of your eyes and make them look larger and more awake with one stroke.

Double Up on Falsies

Always layer two sets of lashes, one for length and one for thickness. This means serious drama in the eye area.

Lash Curlers Are A Must

Creating length coming up and out of the eye draws the focus away from the lash line, making the eye look wide open. To achieve this effect, invest in a pair of lash curlers, and curl before applying mascara.

At National Institute, our training techniques provide graduates with the balance of theory and practical experience with Esthetics clients. Our class sizes are small which ensures quality instruction and individual attention. Established in 2005, National Institute is Registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005 fully Canadian owned and operated. Our professional instructors, modern equipment and in-depth training will thoroughly prepare you for employment or your own massage therapist business. Contact us today for a program brochure or to book a tour 905-463-2006 or email us at info@nationalinstitute.ca.

5 Ways that Massage Therapy Benefits Clients

Studies of the benefits of massage therapy has demonstrated that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Here are 5 ways that massage therapy benefits clients:

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Relieves Stress

Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels¬–all of which help reduce daily stress.

Improves Posture

Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be relaxing to correct. Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can get your posture back on track.

Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has more misconceptions than nearly any other medical condition. But one effective way to stave off high blood pressure naturally is massage therapy.

Relieves Headaches

45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Massage helps ease the pressure and pain, which can also reduce the chance and frequency of headaches.

Strengthen the Immune System

Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity–the activity level of the body’s natural “killer cells”.

Massage therapy is increasingly being offered as part of holistic and alternative medicine and has become standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Massage therapy today is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. Now is the time to seize the opportunity in this growing industry!

At National Institute, our training techniques provide graduates with the balance of theory and hands-on experience with Massage Therapy clients. Our class sizes are small which ensures quality instruction and individual attention. Established in 2005, National Institute is Registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005 fully Canadian owned and operated. Our professional instructors, modern equipment and in-depth training will thoroughly prepare you for employment or your own massage therapist business. Contact us today for a program brochure or to book a tour 905-463-2006 or email us at info@nationalinstitute.ca.

Winter Hair Care Tips

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Winter season is officially here and our hair needs to look its very best despite the toll of the harsh winter weather. To help you sparkle this season, National Institute is here to share six hair care tips:

  1. It is essential to invest in a moisturising shampoo and conditioner to add more moisture to the hair during the winter months.
  2. Include a hair mask into your weekly hair care routine. Leave it in overnight if you can and always remember to towel dry your hair first to rid of any excess water.
  3. Argan Oil is a great product to use during cold spells as they moisturise the hair instantly. Make sure the oil is not too heavy for your hair type. Ask your hair stylist who can recommend a light version.
  4. During the winter months we tend to use heated appliances more. Too much heat on the hair can cause further moisture loss, so by adding a little extra effort into your blow dry, this will cut down the amount of times you will apply heat to your hair.
  5. If you do use heated appliances frequently, the best way to keep your hair in the best shape is to use a good quality heat protect spray.
  6. Regular trims are essential. The most effective way to keep your hair healthy is to get rid of those dry ends.

Hair styling can be one of the most rewarding and amazing careers that can provide flexibility and the ability to have control over your income. If you find that you do not wish to work behind the chair, or just want to diversify, there are many career avenues you can take as a stylist. You may become business owner, salon manager, brand manager or educator for a product line, work in editorial/fashion, teach in a cosmetology school, and so much more.

At National Institute, our training techniques provide graduates with the balance of theory and practical experience with Hairstyling clients. Our class sizes are small which ensures quality instruction and individual attention. Established in 2005, National Institute is Registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005 fully Canadian owned and operated. Our professional instructors, modern equipment and in-depth training will thoroughly prepare you for employment or your own massage therapist business. Contact us today for a program brochure or to book a tour 905-463-2006 or email us at info@nationalinstitute.ca.

Light Make-up for an Everyday Look

Quick Steps:

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  1. Moisturize your face. It’s also a good idea to conceal tricky spots.
  2. Prime your eyes if you want to do eye-shadow. You can use foundation, an eye primer, concealer, or a sticky cream eye-shadow as a primer.
  3. Put on your foundation. You can use liquid or powder but just do it very light and not too heavy.
  4. Dust a neutral or light coloured shadow onto your eyelid. This will be your “headlight” and brighten up everything. Make sure it’s not very noticeable. You want people to notice your face, not your makeup. Sweep something darker into the crease to create dimension.
  5. Curl your eyelashes. Some girls don’t have to, though.
  6. Put on your favorite mascara. It’s recommended that you use black because that contrasts so nicely against the light eye-shadows, but if black is too “harsh” for your complexion, opt for a browner shade. One light coat should be enough.
  7. Use a gloss or a soft coloured lipstick your choice. If you’re more of a lipstick girl, use a color that complements your complexion and still looks natural. Great colors are light pink, a sheer red, a sheer gold, and fuchsia. It can’t be too bright!
  8. If your cheeks are pale, wake them up with blush and/or bronzer. Don’t use too much, or else!
  9. Finished. Enjoy your day!!

 

Weddings Weddings Weddings

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A very special and well planned day for every woman. Apart from having the best dress, jewelleries, makeup, and shoes; every woman wants to make sure that her hair is on point. The hairstyle will define the whole appearance. Normally, the dress choice will depend on the hair style of the braid. For such a busy and fun day, the number one choice of hairstyle for most women is up-do’s. Feel free to take some hairstyle ideas from our Hairstyling students and also check out their great work in our Photo Gallery:

Interesting Fact on Braids

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Hair braiding has long been thought to have originated in East Africa. The oldest known image of hair braiding was traced back to a burial site called Saqqara located on the Nile River during the first dynasty of Pharaoh Menes. It was a means of communication so that at a glance one individual could distinguish a wealth of information about another, blog7whether they were married, mourning, or of age for courtship, simply by observing their hairstyle. Certain hairstyles were distinctive to particular tribes or nations. Other styles spoke to an individual’s status in society.

By: Alexandra Eliyahu: Hairstyling Student 2015