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Nail Technology Student Success Story: Alicia Figueroa

“My interests have always been focused on anything artistic – I’ve sketched, painted, sculpted clay, made costumers and done special effects makeup for years.” After falling in and out of the hobby for a little bit, Alicia ended up picking it up, and falling back in love. “After working for four years after high school graduation, I decided I needed to get back to doing something I loved…”

Cosmetology Student Success Story: Heather Sutherland

“Originally I moved to the area due to its internationally known craft program. I was busy working on my art practice, working with other artists.” However, like so many during the Pandemic shut down, “I lost everything and realized I needed to find a more stable career without sacrificing my creativity. Looking to my art I saw the thing that made most sense; helping others and the glitz & glam…”

Cosmetology Student Success Story: Abryle Lopez

“Before I enrolled in school I had just moved to Washington and was in between jobs due to Covid-19. I took it as an opportunity to put down my serving aprons for good and provide for my family in a way that was fulfilling for myself. I had been waiting tables for years. I was finally ready and able to put myself first. I knew taking this step meant time away from my family but, I also knew it was a chance to show my kids that it is never too late to follow your dreams…”

Esthetics Student Success Story: Jocelyn Martinez

“Before enrolling into Evergreen Beauty College, I was going to Yakima Valley Community College. I had entered my 2nd year of college still having no clue what I wanted to do in the long run, but I knew I wanted to help others… I adore knowing that one day I will become the Esthetician of my dreams. I will be the Esthetician that everyone wants to book with because I love my career…”

Cosmetology Student Success Story: Cierra Phillips

“Before deciding to become a cosmetologist, I was headed towards a career in entertainment. I love singing, dancing, and making people laugh. After studying music and audio production in college, I realized I wasn’t as passionate as I thought I was. That’s when I started thinking about a different path. All aspects of beauty have always interested me, which is why I ended up enrolling into beauty school…”

Nail Technology Student Success Story: Celena Xiong

“I was an infant teacher for 3 years. I have always loved caring for people and wearing my heart on my sleeve. Although I have lots of love caring for and teaching young children, I decided to close my chapter for my early childhood education career and move on to grow elsewhere.” I wasn’t happy with my day to day job and just felt like I didn’t belong. I wanted and craved for something new and different but also wanted something I could look forward to. I wanted to be in a positive environment to thrive and blossom.”

Cosmetology Student Success Story: Cassidy Chambers

“I have always been interested in Cosmetology when I was younger. It wasn’t until I was almost completed with my first quarter at Skagit Valley College that I realized I wanted to go to school for hair instead. I started at Evergreen the following fall.” “I have heard great reviews from some past graduates which really peaked my interest. Also it helps that the Mount Vernon campus opened up…”