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Every month, VICI Beauty School features a student who goes above and beyond at school. Leah, a cosmetology student at our Milwaukee campus, is amazing with her clients, always looks professional and even mentors other students with her positivity. We wanted to learn more about Leah, so we sat down for a chat.

VICI Beauty School: Why did you decide to go into the cosmetology field?
Leah: I’ve always been interested in it. I taught myself to French braid from an American Girl book when I was little. I also love music. I almost went to school for that, but I always had the feeling I would come back to this. I would do my friends hair for prom. Updos and special effects makeup is what got me into it.

VICI: Why did you decide on VICI Beauty School, an Aveda Institute?
Leah: Actually it was the location. I was looking in this area. I’ve also heard a lot of good things about it. My friend said she had heard good things about this Aveda school. I’m very happy with choosing it.

VICI:You graduate soon! In your year here, what have you come to like the most?
Leah: I like the clients. It’s really hard to say goodbye to them. The other students were great too. The students in my class are awesome. I love spending time with people who have the same passion as me.

VICI: What challenges have you faced so far, and how do you overcome them? How do you stay so positive?
Leah: It’s a super intensive program. Being accountable for yourself is intense. Make sure you can get here. Being accountable for me was a challenge. It helped me become more professional.

VICI: What advice would you give to a student just entering this program?
Leah: Don’t get caught up in the drama or any of the unimportant things. Remember why you started. This is your passion. It’s only a year and it’s going to be worth it.

VICI: What are you goals after your graduate?
Leah: I would love to work in an Aveda salon, and maybe rent a chair and open a salon somewhere down the road.

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

VICI: What is your favorite color?
Leah: I like lavendar.

VICI: If you could any animal, what would you be?
Leah: A sloth – they are my favorite.

Leah has the drive and positivity to make her a success in this industry. She gets along so well with her clients here at VICI, and we know wherever she goes, she’ll take care of her guests. We’re proud of hard working students like Leah at our beauty school. If you’re interested in cosmetology, chat with our Admissions department. Check out some of Leah’s work below!

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