Digital Marketing Award: Justin Kapitula
We are so excited to share with you February’s Digital Marketing Award winner for the Bellevue campus, Justin Kapitula! Justin, like many of us, struggled with not knowing what he wanted to do with his life — sometimes the hardest part is just figuring out what it is you want to do! For Justin it took a few weeks off of work and some time to reflect on his life that it finally hit him that he wanted to join the beauty industry.
So many times I hear about Esthetics as a career: ‘I’ve always been interested in taking care of my skin and doing make-up but I didn’t know what that meant or what kind of job I could look into.’ For Justin in particular, “Before Esthetics school I was working at Starbucks (still am) and going to community college. In school I always struggled with knowing what I wanted to do. I’ve always been interested in skincare and make-up and one day it all clicked. I had a few weeks off work due to a procedure on my shoulder. During this time I took some moments to reflect on my life and where I wanted to be. This is when I made the decision to enroll in esthetics school.”
When you enroll in school (no matter what it is you decide to do) people either have a plethora of experience and knowledge already or they have an interest but perhaps lack in experience. Some are naturals at what they do and others have to work a bit harder. “I feel like my strength is eyebrow shaping and make-up. I love being creative with make-up and creating new and fun looks. I love to transform people and their day a little better. I also feel very confident in eyebrow waxing/tweezing.”
Way to go, Justin! We can’t wait to see what other talents you discover as you continue through your program.
The Evergreen Experience
At Evergreen, one of our main goals is to make sure our students feel comfortable here and that they have made the best choice for themselves….that we are the best fit for them! Everyone will have their own personal reasons for why they chose Evergreen, but for Justin, “I chose Evergreen because of recommendations from other estheticians I’ve worked with.” He also said, “I mostly was interested in skin care and make-up, however, I realized there’s more to this career that I love. I love every part from make-up, skincare, facials, waxing and lashes. This gives me hope that I will never get bored of this career.”
Students learn best in multiple different ways: hands-on, visual, audio, project based, systematic, group or individually. We asked him what assignments have been the most helpful, “definitely group work. I work well with others and I love hearing other perspectives and learning from other classmates.”
Along with a well-rounded education, Evergreen offers hands-on experience on our salon and spa floors. Clients can book with students they click with just like they would at any other professional business. We asked Justin why should clients book with you and his response, “I’m confident in what I do, I love people and making their day. I feel I have wonderful customer service and I always have fun with everything I do.”
The Next Step
Justin is set to graduate this upcoming summer 2017 — what a perfect time of year to start your career! His plans for after graduation? “My plan for after graduation is to work in a spa, preferably one where I’m able to perform many different services. I eventually would like to build a brand and have my own organic, natural, vegan, cruelty free cosmetics and skincare line.” Our students have done some really amazing things have graduation and we have no doubt, Justin, that you will be able to accomplish all of your goals in the beauty industry 🙂
And I think Justin had great advice for any incoming students, “I would say my advice for incoming students is always remember why you are here and just try your best, no one is perfect so don’t be too hard on yourself.”
Thank you for sharing your wisdom with all of us! We are anxious to see what you accomplish in the industry this upcoming year!
Check out more of Justin’s work and why he was the winner for this month’s Digital Marketing Award @jus_tinkap! If you are interested in pursuing a career in the beauty industry, you can check out our program or contact us at one of our three locations: Bellevue, Everett or Renton!