Evergreen Beauty College: Business School of Beauty

About seven years ago, a man name Jim Yates approached Evergreen Beauty College with an industry-changing program and the opportunity to improve not only the college and its students, but the industry as a whole. As important as it seems now, business courses are not usually associated or included in beauty school programs, even though being business savvy is so essential to being successful in this industry!

So, in January 2007 Evergreen Beauty College officially became a Nuts and Bolts school. And only four short years later, some of Evergreen’s top retail Future Professionals were chosen to compete for International Business Student of the Year, held down in Long Beach, California. There they competed against students from all over the country, Canada, and Australia! As winners were being announced, Evergreen Beauty College was hearing it’s name. A lot! So, when it came down to the biggest award of the event for Cosmetology, who would have thought that a small school from Washington was going to take home the top prize? Steven Thompson, an Evergreen student, was name International Business Student of the Year for Cosmetology in 2011.

Ever since that amazing IBSY debut in 2011, Evergreen students have been working hard to keep that legacy alive. Darian Lewis, a Cosmetology student at the Everett campus said, “Why wouldn’t you want to go? It’s a great way to sell yourself, put yourself out there, people will notice you. It’s a great business opportunity!” Students at all the campuses realize how important the business side is to the beauty industry, and with the right training, skills and knowledge, they can maintain a career in the beauty industry with longevity.

So, what does it take to be invited to the International Business Student of the Year competition? Karla Kanode, an Esthetic student at the Renton campus, knows how important the ‘complete retail experience’ is. She said, “I need to read up on Dermalogica. I think it’s very important to be really informed about the products that you are using on your clients. The more you can educate yourself, the more you’ll be able to educate them and if they have a better understanding of the skincare products that are being used on them, then they are for more inclined to actually purchase those products.”

Sounds like we have an excellent shot for another top title at the International Business Student of the Year competition! Long Beach, here we come!

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the beauty industry, please contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more details! Evergreen Beauty College has three campuses and serves the greater Seattle area. Including Everett, Bellevue, Renton, Lynwood, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Snohomish and Mountlake Terrace.

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.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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Charu Bangalore
Charu Bangalore
10 years ago

I appreciate great effort by Jim.