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Every month, VICI Beauty School features a student we think is top notch. Arianna, a cosmetology student at our south campus, is one of the nicest, kindest people we’ve ever encountered. We wanted to learn more about Arianna and what she does well, so we sat down for a chat.

VICI Beauty School: Why did you decide to go into the cosmetology field?
Arianna: I decided to go into cosmetology because my mom is a stylist, and I saw how happy she made other people feel. I wanted to do the same thing. I’ve always wanted to make people happy. That’s how I got a passion for this. I was a junior in high school and I was already enrolled in beauty school. I knew this is what I wanted.

VICI: Why did you decide on VICI Beauty School, an Aveda Institute?
Arianna: VICI had a lot more to offer. I travel 45 minutes here and back. I make the trip because I’d rather be here than anywhere else. The instructors and administrators are awesome. It’s comfortable here. Other places are dark and they have no clientele. I wanted clients. I wanted to be ready for the salon.

VICI:When did you start and what have you come to like about VICI?
Arianna: I started in July, and I like that I can take the additional courses like the Advanced Waxing Class. I look forward to taking more.

VICI: What challenges have you faced so far, and how do you overcome them? How do you stay so positive?
Arianna: I’ve struggled with some clients. Sometimes you can’t always give a client what they want. But I try to get on their level and send them home happy. I’m learning new problem-solving techniques. You learn more and more with every experience. If you stay with a negative mindset, you can’t better yourself. If you’re negative, other people get that energy and when you’re trying to make others happy, that can’t be their experience.

VICI: What advice would you give to a student just entering this program?
Arianna: Keep going through theory weeks. Don’t let it get to you. I know how frustrating theory can be, but afterwards you get to use your knowledge with clients.

VICI: What are you goals after your graduate?
Arianna: Right now I’d like to travel and see how other countries use styling. And then I’ll come back and settle somewhere I enjoy.

Arianna will be awesome no matter where she goes! She’s already found a way to cross cultural borders. She took 7 years of German in school and she was able to converse with a German client who visited VICI. How cool is that?

We thought it would be fun to learn a little more about Arianna. We asked her some “just for fun” questions:

VICI: What is your favorite color?
Lorraine: I like purple.

VICI: Where did you go to high school?
Lorraine: Oconomowac High School.

We’re proud of hard working students like Arianna at our beauty schools. We know students like her will go on to do great, one of a kind things. If you’re interested in cosmetology, chat with our Admissions department. Check out some of Arianna’s work below!

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