Though it was certainly a tough two years—working by day, going to school at night (something many students have to endure in order to fund their education), studying for exams on weekends, traveling to hair shows and events, and trying to maintain some work/life balance—it was the absolute best decision I could have possibly made. I gained so much knowledge about this industry—knowledge that only could have come from years and years of experience as an editor—not to mention the amazing friends I gained and experiences I had at school.
Different life choices and paths have led each of us to a career in beauty. FIRST CHAIR strives to serve as students’ navigation system as they begin their journeys and pave their way to success. As they begin to build their book and develop best practices, MODERN SALON will continue to guide and inspire.
I am SO proud to say, FINALLY, that I am a beauty school graduate!
The blog, located at www.beautychangeslives.org, is an extension of the Beauty Changes Lives initiative launched by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. The initiative raises awareness of careers in the beauty industry and provides beauty school scholarships.
The Beauty Changes Lives blog is a forum where anyone with a passion for beauty can converse, collaborate and inspire others. A team of guest authors including beauty bloggers, salon and spa professionals, and students share first-person stories of transformation, giving back, and inspiring others.