About 30 some years ago I earned my diploma from the IBA School of Cosmetology in Eau Claire WI. From there I returned to my home town Racine WI and started my career. Having worked for several salons while building my clientele allows me to share some wonderful experiences with the students.
While working in the salon I decided I needed a challenge, so I enrolled in the Horticulture Marketing program at the technical institute in Kenosha WI. I earned my associates degree . I have worked in 3 different floral shops and love working with flowers and gardening.
My life took a turn and my husbands job brought us to Wausau WI. It was here I decided to change my course and was hired to work in management with the Aerial Company now know as Cosmaprof. Learning about all kinds of products, hair color, nails was just half the fun. Meeting salon owners, stylists and traveling all over for education was exciting! Our store started out as a B store and after 5 years we earned top sales becoming an A store earning me Manager of the Year!
It was then I met Andi Burns, owner of SCBC. I love change so I accepted her offer. In a short time I earned my Master Educator through constant educational events. Again my husbands job took us in a new direction, to Oshkosh WI. There I worked for a Cosmetology school in Appleton, WI for 6 1/2 years teaching Cosmetology, Aesthetics, the Managers program and Team Leader for their Customer Service program.
Life took a turn and this brought us back to Wausau WI. I am back working for SCBC as a cosmetology instructor. I am teaching Junior classroom and coaching on salon floor. I love teaching! I enjoy watching a student learn, grow and become a confident stylist. Making people feel and look good makes my day. Do your best, keep learning and developing your skills, education is key! Love what you do and it will become your hobby not a job.