No More Excuses! Evergreen Students Overcome Obstacles to Fulfill Their Dreams of Going to Beauty School
Have you ever found yourself contemplating whether or not you should go back to school? You start the process, take that first step, and then talk yourself out of it? Either you can’t find childcare, or your parents don’t support your decision. Or financially it’s just not the right time. Well, here at Evergreen we truly try to guide our prospective students through those tough decisions, whether it be about starting school or while they are currently enrolled. For some people the process can be much simpler, and for others nerves and other feelings can get in the way of pursuing your dream career.
James Smith, a Cosmetology student at the Renton campus, said, “the support wasn’t fully there and it should be. In my opinion.” James started the program in March despite what his family’s thoughts were about him going to beauty school. “They don’t really think that this was the career choice that I should have made, but to each it’s own.” He hopes to start his own business after school, and a rather unique business it will be. James’s goal is to start up a boutique where, on one side of it you can get your hair done and on the other side, it’s a shoe and apparel store! He has a huge passion for shoes and owns 659 pairs of shoes (and counting)! He also hopes to carry all local brands in what is sure to be his very own trendy and up-and-coming salon/boutique.
Some Evergreen students have even gone to the extreme lengths of leaving their jobs in order to focus on school. “One thing for me was not letting my job decide my schedule for me and I would say if your job is an issue just look for another one and don’t back track on your dreams and what you want to do because you’ll be happy when you take that extra step when you do do it.” Said Nicole Gutierrez, another Renton Cosmetology student.
Randy Luong (pictured) has taken the act of making sacrifices above and beyond what anyone would have ever thought. He said, “I didn’t have any money and so I raised chickens to sell and earn money to use towards gas every day to get to school.” Randy also took it upon himself to do something most teenagers (or adults for that matter) would ever consider doing: he sold his car. He sold his car so that he could go to school. “[I] sold my car to be able to pay my $1,000 down payment and buy myself new clothes for school.” Randy now drives his mom’s car to school and lives over an hour and a half away from the Everett campus.
No matter what your dreams may be, there may be times when you have to overcome obstacles and to not let those obstacles obscure your dream. At Evergreen Beauty College we pride ourselves in being able to help our students get through those rough times and to help them realize that it will all be worth it in the end! The beauty industry truly can change lives. Whether it’s a client who has a new found confidence in the way they look and feel, or a freshman student just starting their career in this beautiful industry.
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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.