11 Apr Instructor Spotlight – Kaitie
The instructor spotlight is a monthly Q&A blog piece that focuses on why the instructor loves teaching at Aveda Institute Madison, advice about joining the industry, and more.
INSTRUCTOR: Kaitie PROGRAM: Cosmetology
Q: WHAT PROGRAM DO YOU TEACH? HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE BEAUTY/WELLNESS INDUSTRY?
KAITIE: I instruct the full-time cosmetology program. I have been in the industry for a little over 5 years.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF BEING AN EDUCATOR?
KAITIE: I love being able to work with such amazing and driven students. My students keep me inspired!
Q: IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST POINT OF DIFFERENCE THE AVEDA INSTITUTE MADISON OFFERS?
KAITIE: I love AIM’s location! You really feel the city’s spirit since we are right on the college campus. The students also get such a wide variety of guests to meet and work with.
Q: WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST FUN EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD AT AIM?
KAITIE: I love our end of the day dance parties! We love to dance and celebrate a successful week by being silly and doing a little happy dance.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE CONSIDERING THE BEAUTY OR WELLNESS INDUSTRY AS A CAREER OPTION?
KAITIE: A career in the beauty and wellness industry is so incredibly rewarding! I love that there are so many different opportunities that are open to us in this industry. My advice would be to keep educating yourself with classes and workshops, don’t ever be afraid to ask questions, and make sure you’re incorporating wellness in your daily routine.
Q: WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT AROUND AIM?
KAITIE: I love the sushi at the Fresh Market! YUM!!
Q: WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
KAITIE: My biggest source of inspiration is our students! I also find inspiration just from the different people I meet. Whether I am inspired by someone’s sense of fashion, the way they wear their hair/ makeup, or even just their kindness to others.