“Cosmetology is always something I’ve liked since I was little. I always wanted to do things to my hair, and my mom would tell me no. I even did my hair and makeup for prom.
I toured every school in Huntsville that offers Cosmetology. But I liked the homey feeling here. My mom was with me for every tour. She’s my biggest motivation.
I started June 6, 2016, and am a little over halfway through the program. After you get the hang of it, it’s a blast. It’s like a family, you just learn from each other. I’ve made friends here that I’ll keep forever.
“I know I just have to keep practicing until I get better.”
The most challenging part of the program is meeting with clients to understand the styles they want and also learning about the chemicals used for all the different types of services. It’s good because you get to learn how to work with different people, but at first, it’s definitely a challenge.
My goal would be to work under someone after getting done here and learn more from them, then open up my own place back home. It’s hard, but I know I just have to keep practicing until I get better. You just have to force yourself to do it until you see your progress.
Have patience, tons of patience, and just be strong and set goals for yourself. Come with the drive to learn something every day. Don’t come in moping around or tip-toeing like you don’t want to be here. Just come in and take it head-on. It’s challenging, it’s real challenging at times, but once you get past it, you’re like, ‘Oh, hey, I’ve done this.’ If you get frustrated, take a break, walk to the side, come back, get started again.”