Cosmetology Student Success Story: Emily Corona
Our Renton campus was excited to award one of their future professionals, Ms. Emily Corona, as she was recognized for her successful marketing techniques this past month. Emily not only exudes Evergreen’s culture and successful habits being apart of the staff team but has taking those learned tools into the student body by working her business in the cosmetology program.
Like many others, Ms. Emily took different paths in her past which are aiding in the fruits of her labor since enrolling into Evergreen Beauty College. “I chose the cosmetology industry because it is the perfect mixture of all the things that I love. I have always loved science and art, I have even earned my bachelors in Fine Arts. I also have years of experience working in customer service. Every step of the way in school, things I have done or have learned in the past have helped me in some way or another. All the pieces of my life are falling into place and I am so excited to see where it leads me. Before I started school, I was actually already working for Evergreen Beauty College at the Everett Campus at the front desk as a Guest Coordinator (I still work there), and at night working freight, service desk and paint department at Home Depot. I would even teach monthly painting classes on any weekend I had off,” Emily Shares.
“When it came time to enroll for cosmetology, I had already worked for the company for two years, so there was no other place really that I would rather spend my time. I wake up excited to go to work, and now I am excited to go to school! The educators and staff are such a special group of people that are all passionate about the success of their students and their general well being. I know that they care about their students, as much as I adore mine. I call my students ‘my squishies’ because I love them!” Emily expressed.
Since starting the cosmetology program with us Ms. Emily has shared some of her highlights of what she has enjoyed, what has helped her so far and what sets her apart from other cosmetologist:
“Since starting school I have found that I enjoy everything I’ve learned so far, men’s and women’s cuts, color, and styling… but if I had to highlight one thing, right now I love blow outs. I feel like giving the cut or color that final polished look is so satisfying and makes the client feel great as they leave the salon”.
“During school I have had assignments that have helped me the most, test outs, these test outs are required in order to show our understanding of the services learned prior to advancing. Being able to showcase what we have learned or trying something for the first time on a real person really helps with that nervousness of taking a client for those said services,” stated Emily.
“Even in school I would say that my strengths would be my coachability, that I am goal driven, and that I have a passion for what I am doing. You wouldn’t do well in your work if you do not truly enjoy what your doing,” shares Emily.
“Something that sets me apart the most would be my drive and my degree. Being apart of the staff at the Everett location, I see students come through our doors all the time. I have coached them through tough times, tough clients, and tough attitudes. I have also witnessed what our super successful students have done and where their careers have taken them which personally motivates me to follow suit. Now, having my bachelors degree also give me an edge. I have advanced training in color theory, shape, and sculpture for fine arts. Since cosmetology is an artform, I am able to use the skills I’ve learned at the University towards the services I am providing now. I have all the tools in my toolbox to succeed, and I am making sure to use them!”
“I can also offer solid PK; product knowledge, to anyone I see. I have been working with the products that we have for years now and now I am able to use them effectively to educate my clients on why they are important, what they will do, and how to use them to get that fresh salon look at home,” Emily stated.
Emily shares some advice for the future students to come as they begin a journey similar to her own: “My advice to the new ‘squishies’, take every opportunity that you can to learn EVERYTHING that you can! Your knowledge is what will set you apart from the rest. Don’t waste time in school. Hustle the best you can because the habits you create in school are the habits you will carry into the industry, whether they are good ones or bad ones.”
We asked Emily what her plans are after she graduates and she shares, “I am working towards a thriving career as a stylist, as well as becoming a Cosmetology Educator. One of the thing I love about my position at Evergreen is that I am able to support the students in such a transitional time in their lives. I can give advice, be a shoulder to lean on, and be that extra family that they need. I get to make a difference in people’s lives everyday, and having that kind of purpose in my life is amazing. My goal is for them to succeed, and as a stylist/educator I can be a better resource for my students.” Emily’s dedication to her future and her students shows through her words! Emily is in it to better lives, and what better way to do that other than to ‘better lives thru beauty’.
“The same goes for being a stylist, I get to make people feel beautiful, heard, and important. As a Guest Coordinator for Evergreen I get to build relationships with the clients that come in. The students tell me all the time that I have a lot of favorites. Some have become like family and I look forward to building a family like clientele in my professional career,” added Emily.
Ms. Emily graduates next November 2019 and what better way to support her other than to stop in and see her at our Renton campus! And if you are interested in continuing to follow Emily throughout her cosmetology program, you can check her out on Instagram: @coronacosmetology . Congrats Ms. Emily, Evergreen wishes you success, both personally and professionally.
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: Everett, Renton, Shoreline Yakima, and soon to be Mount. Vernon as well.