Cosmetology Student Success Story: Ariana Pisano

About Ariana Pisano

Beautiful is just one of the words that comes to mind when describing Ms. Ariana Pisano, a student from our Yakima campus. We can attribute that beauty to many things, from her bright hair color to her bubbly personality. “Before I started with Evergreen I was working and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, I always had a passion for the beauty industry but never thought it would be my reality,” Ariana shares. Ms. Ariana was finding the love for this industry long before she started her journey with us. “I had always cut my own hair or my friends’ hair growing up so it felt an obvious choice for me. I chose Cosmetology school because I love working with people and making them feel better than they did when they first sat in my chair. Cosmetology school has also let me spread my wings and show my creativity! I came into the program with some previous knowledge and the amazing teachers helped me gain more along the way,” added Ariana.


Ms. Ariana Pisano, a Cosmotolgy student, created a beautiful fashion color peek-a-boo and style for a client.

The Evergreen Experience

Ms. Ariana shares with us what made her choose to belong to our Evergreen family, what she likes most about our Cosmetology program, and what strengths she has gained as a cosmetologist.

“I chose Evergreen the first time I walked into the campus. The school is very clean and the structure of the phases was appealing. The staff is very friendly and the students I saw working seemed to be enjoying it. I also knew that I would be helped to the best of the educators knowledge and I knew that I would be getting a quality education if I started at Evergreen Beauty College.”

“As for something I’ve like and enjoyed most in regards to the Cosmetology program would be coloring hair. This is where my creativity can come out the most. When a client says that they want color in their hair it really excites me because I like to see their transformation and I like making them feel better than when they first walked into the salon. I also like practicing the techniques I’ve learned and I also like when I can step out of the box and customize the hair color to the needs of a specific client. Hair color can make or break someone and after the reveal of the finished styled look the expression on the client’s face gives me the best feeling, that’s another reason why I joined Cosmetology school.”

Not only is Ms. Ariana passionate about hair coloring, she also feels very strongly about her women’s haircuts and how they have become a great strength for her in this industry. “I feel as if my women’s cuts are my strong suit right now, which wasn’t always the case. I am now able to do any haircut my clients ask for due to the techniques of layering, stacking, elevation and movement that Evergreen has taught me. I have learned the different names of haircuts and what cut is best suited for each individual’s hair type. I also have learned that face shapes have haircuts and styles that compliment and flatter their shape best. Evergreen has given me so much more insight to a haircut than what I had originally known,” shares Ariana.


A beautiful transition in this blonde melt finished with soft curls was executed by Ms. Ariana on a client.

The Next Step

At this point in our post about Ms. Ariana we hope that we have been able to capture enough of her spirit for you to be invested in where this journey will take her, “I want to work for a chain salon for a couple of years to build skill and confidence that I can give my clients the best result. After that I plan on moving to Colorado, where I can rent a booth at a higher end salon and specialize in fashion color. During this time, I also plan on becoming a part of the #riotsquad as an educator for pulp riot and travel and teach about hair color along with the awesome techniques that you’d never think of!” excitedly expresses Ariana.


Ms. Ariana knows that it will be her interpersonal know-how that will contribute to the building of her clientele, “What sets me apart from other stylist’s is that I have a strong personality and I have an open mind to every person with every background that could come sit in my chair. I’m also very energetic and I have a bubbly personality that draws people to me which makes me easy to talk to because I have a way of making things light and funny.”

For others debating taking that big jump into something new Ms. Ariana has these words of advice for you, “My advice for incoming students would be to never stop pushing and to bring lots of clients in, it can get boring or un-motivating when you’ve been doing the same mannequins hair everyday. It is a totally different experience when you’re working on a live clients hair. In the end, remember to never give up on what your striving for.”

Ms. Ariana gives trending hair accents with these feathers to fellow students that will leave them with a pop of uniqueness.

Ms. Ariana is set to graduate this June, 2020. If you are interested in following Ariana throughout the rest of her program and into her career, you can check her out on Instagram:@holy_snip.

Congratulations Ariana! We are so excited to see where your drive and ambition take you. We are so happy you choose to believe in yourself enough to make that step to belong to our Evergreen family and become a fantastic cosmetologist!

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 VernonEverettNorth SeattleRenton, and Yakima.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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Doug Hausske
Doug Hausske
3 years ago

What a nice article. I’ve known Ariana for a year or so and she is going to be great for the industry. She has an upbeat personality and is easy to talk to and be around. I’m excited to see her career begin and blossom. Great job at portraying her character traits and strengths in your article.