Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” -Bette Davis
I call it the Bette Davis Fohawk. I incorporated products and style tips we learned in our Sebastian products class.
“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” -FDR.
Today we had a Up-do competition in class. We had to incorporate braids (visible, invisible, fishtail, or ropes), curling irons, flat irons, and a French twist. After we finished we lined our “ladies” up by the mirrors under anonymous numbers and the class across the hall came in to judge who get top three. I got second place! My prize was the three step process Nioxin treatment. It had to be fate. Because I have the flattest and most thin hair on the planet! Lol.
“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.” - Fred Shero
Today, I start my first day at Avenue Five Beauty Institute! I can’t begin to describe how this makes me feel. Lol, well I guess I can begin, but I don’t know if I’ll do a good job of it. I’m firstly nervous, of course. I’m twenty-four years old and I feel like a 14 year old freshman walking into her first day of highschool. That is thankfully balanced out with a healthy dose of excitement! I toured several of the beauty schools here in Austin: Regency, Aveda, and Paul Mitchell. None of them made an impression on me like Avenue Five did. The week of my appointment, the admission’s officer, Coty, had a death in her family. Instead of rescheduling me, Avenue Five’s owner, Brandon, took time out of his day to give me a full tour and answered all of the questions I had. The facility is beautiful with open space, high ceilings, and walls of windows. They kept the decor very clean with a black, white, and mirror scheme. There are several amneties for the students. My favorite is the student kitchen and break room. Housed with glass walls, it has everything your kitchen at home would have minus a stove and at least two of everything for convenience. That made me feel like I was more at home or visiting a friend than in a school. Brandon introduced me to every teacher and they were, all of them, welcoming and friendly. This school works with three different name brands. They teach Vidal Sassoon Cuts, Wella Color, and Kevin Murphy Style. There are several fun things and monotony breakers in the 10 months I’ll be in school too! Fashion shows working the Kevin Murphy styles, lash extension certification classes, hair extension classes, optional community work (like Haircuts for the Homeless), and at the end of the year they participate in two national competitions. They submit two students, one esthician and one cosmetology student to the National Nuts & Bolts ‘Most Successful Business Minded Student.’ And then, there is the National Vidal Sassoon Cut Competition. If you make the top ten in either competition, nationally, the school sends you on an all expense paid, week long trip to Long Beach, Cali to find out who one over all. HOW COOL IS THAT??
Brandon did not rush my tour, even though I’m sure that he had more important things to do. Like I said, he answered all of my questions which I had many of. And then asked plenty of his own. He was actually interested in getting to know me rather than keeping an eye on the clock. He gave me his email address in case I had anymore questions and told me to be sure to let him know if I enrolled. Again…HOW COOL IS THAT?? I enrolled the day Coty got back into town.
Anyone can teach you how to do something if they know how, but very few people can make you feel instantly at home. The staff at this school seems more like a family and team than they do coworkers. And I could feel that. I can’t wait to be included!