Cosmetology Student Success Story: Katelyn Morgan
About Katelyn Morgan
Prior to enrolling in the Cosmetology program at Evergreen Beauty College Katelyn was spending her twenties working in the behavioral health field advocating for the needs of individuals living with a behavioral health diagnosis. While gaining work experience, she realized how important it was for people to better their lives and love themselves while understanding the true need for self-care. Tapping into what drives her creativity, Katelyn says, “I have always had a passion for hair and makeup since I was a young girl. Not only do I love exploring my own creativity with hair and makeup, but I really have a passion for listening to people and helping them become their best selves.”
“I chose Evergreen Beauty College because it gave a single mother of two, a chance at going back to school at 27 to start a new career. I would have never been able to financially go to school full time and raise a toddler on my own. The hybrid program has given me the opportunity to start a new chapter doing something that I truly love and enjoy.” Before enrolling in the Cosmetology course Katelyn’s plan was to, ultimately, just survive. She recollects, “I realized it was time to put myself first and find something that I was going to enjoy doing for the rest of my life.”
The Evergreen Experience
Since starting the Cosmetology program with us Katelyn Morgan 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.
When we learn, we grow! Since beginning the Cosmetology program, Katelyn has grown to love color and blonding. “I enjoy blonding! Both foiling and balayage! Brightening up my clients is my favorite! As a student, the opportunity to work in a group and complete a photoshoot is by far my favorite assignment.” – Katelyn states. She also says, “It gave the opportunity to explore our creativity. We were given the task to complete a photoshoot while completing the hair and makeup of our model. During this task, not only were we able to be as creative as can be, but it also gave us a taste of different areas and opportunities our new careers can take us!” The 5-star customer service Katelyn’s clients receive is what sets her apart from others.
“From the beginning of the consultation to their walk out the door, I ensure that every single one of my clients are comfortable throughout their entire service. With every shampoo service I give a scalp massage, paying special attention to my massage techniques leaving them feeling relaxed and refreshed. My client never leaves with wet hair, ever. I pay close attention to detail during color formulating. I educate my clients on at home upkeep on their hair and show them ways to style at home. My favorite part is including my clients in the transformation process and showing them what we achieved together. I treat my client’s hair with love as if I were walking around with that haircut or hair color. My clients represent not only my artwork but my business, which one day will fully support my family. I am grateful.”
The Next Step
Looking ahead to graduation and licensure, Katelyn’s plan is to spend time at a local salon that will give her the opportunity to sharpen and expand her skills and build clientele. After gaining some industry experience, she wants to make the shift to a salon that will allow her to run her own chair, which will be the start of building her own business. Katelyn’s ultimate goal is to become a salon owner right in the comforts of her own hometown.
To all new students Katelyn would like to share, “There is never a dumb question. Use this time with your instructors and get the most out of your education experience. Jump out of your comfort zone because you can’t grow unless you’re uncomfortable! Keep exploring your creativity!” Katelyn shares.
We wish the best to Katelyn as she continues her journey to licensure. Her graduation date is August 11, 2022. If you’d like to follow her on her journey, please go follow her on Instagram: Kate.lynscreations Congratulations Katelyn! Evergreen looks forward to seeing your dreams flourish.
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