21 Feb Student Spotlight – Brooke
Student: Brooke Program: Cosmetology Instagram: @brooke_wenkman
Q: WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO ENROLL AT THE AVEDA INSTITUTE MADISON?
BROOKE: Cosmetology school has always been a plan in my future, since I was a little kid and AIM has only made it such a fantastic experience for me. After hearing such good things and touring Aveda schools in Austin TX, Houston TX and Madison WI, I just knew this was the school for me to follow my dreams and become a cosmetologist.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING YOU HAVE LEARNED SO FAR IN YOUR PROGRAM?
BROOKE: Definitely hair color! I’ve finished all my classroom time learning color and already with my few color clients on the floor I have been so pleased and excited to see the transformations I’ve completed. I’m excited to continue using hair color and learning more techniques as I go.
BROOKE: I have a few salons in Madison I am interested in, while I work at a salon after graduation I want to get my manager’s license and build up my clientele. I also want to travel and expand my education with makeup courses around the world. I’m not quite halfway through my education so I’m currently working on my plans for after school and still have some time for final decisions.
Q: WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN THE BEAUTY/WELLNESS INDUSTRY?
BROOKE: I would say if it’s your passion I think you should follow your dreams. Aveda Institute Madison is a great school with amazing instructors and students. I’ve bonded so well with the instructors and have made some friends also. If you’re thinking about attending, come in and tour the school or come in and get a service to get the full experience. Even attending one of the Aveda Mixers!
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE AVEDA PRODUCT?
BROOKE: My favorite Aveda product has to be Air Control hairspray. It is a light mist hairspray that doesn’t feel heavy on your hair and gives it just that right amount of texture. My favorite way to use it is on my hair after I curl it to hold my curls all day and give it a little grip without feeling heavy. To use Air Control, simply hold the can 6-8 inches away from the hair and move in motions while your spray.
Q: ANY OTHER THOUGHTS/COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR PROGRAM AT AIM?
BROOKE: I would say while thinking about your future, something I have always said is “work shouldn’t feel like work”, and my time so far at Aveda Madison has been so fun. I know this is what I am meant to do with my career because it doesn’t feel like work.