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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: Amber Ahyakak-Yazzie

“Before I enrolled in school I was a stay at home mom, who had a passion for makeup. This passion turned into me originally enrolling into the MUA program with Evergreen Beauty College. When the start date got pushed back for that particular program, I reached out to my Admissions Counselor to see if there were any other programs that had makeup incorporated in the curriculum. That’s when I got introduced to Cosmetology…”

Hair Design Student Success Story: Laura Garcia

“After 7 years in the medical field as a nursing assistant, Laura decided to change her career path during the COVID pandemic. Overwhelmed by the amount of work she was doing, on top of raising her daughter, Laura saw an opportunity. “I see this opportunity as being able to be my own boss and managing my own salon, whether it be a small or big one…”