Wella Professionals has launched Color.id and take created a lookbook for you to peruse to find new creative inspiration. The lookbook covers everything from the sides of the brain to various steps to color, cut, and style. How has Color.id changes your style vision for the summer?
Are you wondering what comes next after school?
Do you want to learn about how your skills can transfer into the real world?
Jennifer Blackwell shares her experience from Bellus Academy and how the education translates to the professional world!
Jennifer attended Bellus in a time when they were really ramping up the program and moving everything in a great direction. The program was getting better and her excitement matched the movement. Jennifer has been involved in the clinical side of massage as well as massage therapy. She is a TA for Bellus and works as a massage therapist for a chiropractor.
After her education she was prepped and ready to communicate with the doctor in terms of findings in client sessions with her medical background. Bellus gave her great information about the field she was interested in.
Jennifer speaks highly of the Bellus Academy career director. The department is always receptive to helping with resumes and looking for different types of jobs. She has continued to find immediate help from all of the offices and was supported by staff members who helped her get where she wanted to go.
She encourages students to check out the alumni posted career options on a consistent basis. It is important to always look past the education piece of it and find where your passion lies in the end goal of a career. It is not just about passing a final, but about what the final is going to help you know in the future. With that, Jennifer advises students going through program to keep an open mind and work hard. Students may start out wanting to work on the clinical side, but perhaps the physical demand of it may change your mind. There is a lot to know but also a ton of resources so you must keep at it!
Moving forward in life, Jennifer always has a plan B in mind. She loves massage therapy but knows that one day her body will break down. She would love to teach and she might become an instructor for massage therapy with her experience as a TA. She knows what it is like to go through the program and how important it is to implement the hands on job experience. The students have a wonderful opportunity to grow together with their ideas
Jennifer is so happy to be where she is now. She can go to work having a bad day and leave so happy. It does not even feel like it is a job as she enjoys every second in such a fulfilling job.
Bellus Academy’s Autumn Macias Talks Trend Vision
Our very own Autumn Macias from the Poway Campus took Bronze in the Student category at the 2014 North American Trend Vision! Read up on her experience as a finalist.
Autumn had not been signed up for any advanced academy so it was fantastic to have this great extra training as she prepared. She gathered inspiration from last year’s trends and saw this as a chance for more education and training.
The process was a wonderful one in terms of finding a model. The trend she had chosen to go with was Borderline Beauty which is full of an organic meets mechanic feel. She planned to go with the darker, more muted tones that were textured. Often the stylists will find a model and base the look off the model as well as the trend. However, Autumn had a vision first and wanted to find a model to fit it. She found a student at Bellus who was understanding and supportive of her vision for extreme crazy colors and exploratory hair styling.
Autumn started off on this journey just barely out of color and cut without any client experience behind her. She worked away on her doll head and stayed extra hours to get ready. She would bring Diego drawing after drawing for feedback and advice. He would say that he saw what she was going for but that she could do better. She was evolving her work with more than twenty drawings a day. They finally chose one and started working on the cut.
Autumn talks about how exciting it is to have people behind her to encourage her to do better. She put in the hard work with her doll heads and focused on making the look the best it could possibly be. She knew that being so young with a small amount of experience meant she was here for a reason. She asserts that beauty school is tough. There are a lot of girls going for similar dreams. Autumn has felt overwhelming support and acceptance, especially from the staff. She says she wouldn’t have made it this far without them.
Her advice to other students is to remember that it is all about how you present yourself. It makes a big impact on people who judge you and interview you. It matters who you are and how you want to be known to stand out in the industry. Be confident and show the world what you want them to see.
A career in health care is very rewarding and there are also many opportunities to be a healthcare worker in Vancouver, BC with more seniors aging and a growing general population. For students that want to ensure their success upon completion of their healthcare worker courses it is essential that a highly regarded school is selected to begin training as a critical fundamental of success. It’s important to note that building a career on a strong foundation is the best way to guarantee a lasting career in a position that is fulfilling and pays a comfortable wage.