Every month, VICI Beauty School features a student who works hard and embodies the ideals we have here at VICI. Kevin is a student at our north campus, and he is the only student on Honor Roll. His grades are impeccable, and he’s only been here since August! We spoke with Kevin to learn how he succeeds in cosmetology school.
VICI Beauty School: Why did you decide to go into the cosmetology field?
Kevin: I’ve cut hair for 8 years and started young. I got better as time went on, and so I looked into cosmetology. I had to decide between barbering and cosmetology, and I went with cos because there’s more in it. I want to take my career to the next level.
VICI: Why did you decide on VICI Beauty School?
Kevin: Location – a big reason. I also came here for a tour and Thao showed me around, and it drew me in.
VICI: You started in August, so we know you haven’t been here too long. But is there anything you really like about school yet?
Kevin: I’m learning new techniques every day. Every day is a new day here, and I’m being taught stuff I never knew about. I was a visual guy. I’d cut hair and if it looked nice, it looked nice. But hair, to break it down like we do here, is really cool.
VICI: What challenges have you faced so far, and how do you overcome them?
Kevin: The curling irons and air forming with a blow dryer and round brush. And manis and pedis because I can’t paint. But I do what I can. I just try. It’s all you an do.
VICI: What advice would you give to a student just entering this program?
Kevin: Come in with an open mind. Be ready to learn. Even if you think you know it all already, open your mind and take it all in.
And to get on the honor roll just like Kevin, he recommends studying and filling out the study guides. Those study guides are helpful!
And then we thought it would be fun to learn a little more about Kevin. We asked him some “just for fun” questions:
VICI: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Kevin: I’d be a gorilla because they are big and strong.
VICI: Where did you go to high school?
Kevin: Madison High School.
We’re proud of hard working students like Kevin at our schools. We know students like him will go on to do amazing things. If you’re interested in cosmetology, chat with our Admissions department.