When VICI Beauty School is trying to decide which student should be featured on our blog, we talk to our staff for ideas. Jen, the head of Admissions, knew exactly who deserved a little time in the limelight this month. She told us about Sarah, who thoughtfully gets candy for her children clients, volunteers to help others when she has downtime, and manages to be an extremely successful student and mother at the same time. Sarah is one of our busiest students. Thankfully, she squeezed us into her busy schedule, so we could learn about what makes her such an amazing student.
VICI Beauty School: Why did you decide to go into the cosmetology field?
Sarah: It was something I always wanted to do and for the last few years I was the bread winner in my family, so I wasn’t able to go to school. But now I had the opportunity to and I took it.
VICI: Why did you decide on VICI Beauty School, an Aveda Institute?
Sarah: A few of my girlfriends went here, and it seemed like a good fit for me. I toured with Jen and she sold me on it.
VICI: You’ve been attending VICI Beauty School for almost a year. What do you like about VICI now that you’ve been here for a while?
Sarah: I like the atmosphere. Everyone is nice and has very outgoing personalities. All the instructors are very helpful.
VICI: How do you successfully manage family life and school life?
Sarah: So I have a two year old girl and I’m a single mother. I just try to find balance. I try to dedicate an hour of the day to myself. I always remember that my daughter is my goal and providing for her is my main goal.
VICI: What would you like to do after you graduate?
Sarah: I’ve actually already got a job set up at Raw Salon & Spa in Burlington, WI. I’ve been shadowing since January. You have to put yourself out there to salons and make it known that you’re a student and you want to work.
VICI: What advice would you give to a student just entering this program?
Sarah: Stay focused. Make sure that you stay on the right path. Don’t let simple distractions deter you. Its hard to be here every day and not get paid, especially if you ere used to working full time, so you gotta stay focused and keep your eyes on the horizon.
When Sarah isn’t at VICI, she’s spending time with her friends and family, just trying to relax. Her drive and dedication to this craft is going to take her far. We are so excited to see where life takes her!