Master Esthetics Student Success Story: Anya Gandasaputra
Our Renton campus has recently awarded one of our talented Master Estheticians, Ms. Anya Gandasaputra! Marketing her skills this early on in her career shows her hustle and motivation to succeed in the beauty industry. We are excited to share her journey through school as she builds her business.
About Anya Gandasaputra
Before enrolling into the Master Esthetic’s program, Ms. Anya was in and out of Interior Design school and eventually dropped it to later explore the world of Business Management for the restaurant industry. Realizing this too wasn’t something that was bringing joy to her life she eventually obtained a degree in Event Planning where she would specialize in weddings. However, after months of taking classes she still found herself unhappy and unmotivated. Not knowing what career path to take next, Anya decided to take some time off from school to work full time at Evergreen Beauty College in Everett as a Guest Coordinator. As she watched the future professionals build a career out of something they love, something clicked for her! Anya then realized her passion for self care, make up and skin care. So she made the call to enroll and start school!
The Evergreen Experience
“School has been unlike any other experience I’ve ever had,” Ms. Anya shares. Loving all aspects of the Master Esthetician program, Anya has gained a lot of experience in facials, waxing, chemical peels, and lasers. “Once school is complete I want to specialize in Laser Hair Reduction and IPL treatments,” Ms. Anya added.
Ms. Anya has found it helpful in school when her educators give out reviews and practice tests to go over as a class. “If anyone is confused about a concept, our educators will take the time to explain and make sure everyone understands,” Anya explains. A popular ‘Kahoot’ game is a favorite, which is a multiple choice game where all the students participate to try and answer as many questions accurately in a designated amount of time, “This makes class fun and competitive!” Aside from theory, Anya also gets a lot of hands on practice which has allowed her to get comfortable with the variety of services she offers. “I’ve had family and friends support me by coming in for appointments. It gives me the chance to show them all the different things I’ve learned,” says Ms. Anya. Learning alongside her peers and the friendships she’s built along the way has made her time at school more fun and memorable.
Not only was Ms. Anya trying to win the Digital Marketing Award which focuses on social media connection, but she was also competing for Business Student of the month which are just a couple of the awards Evergreen recognizing the future professionals for. Falling a little short on requirements to be eligible for Business Student of the month, she got busy on her phone connecting with her clients. Whether it was educating her clients on skin care products they needed to achieve their skin goals or reaching out to fill her books. That alone shows the dedication Ms. Anya has towards the success she’ll have in the industry. This is only the beginning of many accomplishments she plans on achieving in school.
The Next Step
Jumping from degree to degree, Ms. Anya refused to settle for anything that she wasn’t passionate about and guarantee’s all of her clients that they can put their trust in her. Dedicating her time and effort to every service performed, she lives up to that guarantee! As for current plans after graduating, Ms. Anya is looking to either join a Medical Spa or work under a Cosmetic Dermatologist. Loving what she does, Anya also wants to dedicate her time to practice, learn and experience Lashing in the industry.
We love asking our future professionals what advice would they give any incoming future professionals, Ms. Anya stated “If your heart is in it, go for it! Don’t waste time doing things that you don’t love and never settle for anyting less.”
Ms. Anya Gandasaputra is set to graduate June 2020. If you are interested in continuing to follow Anya throughout the rest of her program, you can check out her IG: @estheticsbyanya. Congratulations Ms. Anya! We look forward to watching you blossom in this beautiful industry.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in the beauty industry take the Beauty Biz Readiness Quiz, you can also check out our programs or contact us at one of our five locations: Mount Vernon, Everett, North Seattle, Renton, and Yakima.