16 May Student Spotlight – Chesney
The student spotlight is a weekly Q&A blog piece that focuses on why the student chose Aveda Institute Madison and a handful of fun things they do in school, guest experiences, product tips, and more.
STUDENT: Chesney PROGRAM: Cosmetology
Q: WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO ENROLL AT THE AVEDA INSTITUTE MADISON?
CHESNEY: I have worked in a spa and salon for four years now. I went away to college for a year and it was not my thing. I really missed working at the salon so I decided I wanted to go further with it. I have always enjoyed painting nails and doing people’s hair so I thought this would be a good fit. I grew up using Aveda products and wouldn’t have wanted to go to any other school! I love their mission, everything that goes into making their products, and how they strive to provide a one of a kind experience to every guest.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING YOU HAVE LEARNED IN YOUR PROGRAM SO FAR?
CHESNEY: I love color! It’s always different! People may want the same things but no two hair colors will ever turn out the same. It’s so fun when someone comes in with a picture or telling you what they want to do, then you have to formulate and measure out exactly what to put in to give them their desired outcome. Then, after all your hard work, when someone loves their color is the best feeling ever!
Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AFTER GRADUATION?
CHESNEY: I see myself working in the Aveda Concept salon where I work now. I love the atmosphere, the size and location of the facilities and of course my coworkers! They will all be very welcoming to me when I start on the floor and will always be willing to help when I need it.
Q: WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS THINKING ABOUT COMING TO SCHOOL AT THE AVEDA INSTITUTE MADISON?
CHESNEY: Do it! Don’t let people discourage you about going to cosmetology school. People were asking me, “why would you give up nursing to do hair?”. If it’s something you have a passion for, don’t let anything stop you. And cosmetology isn’t just limited to doing hair. You can go so far in this field.
Q: ANY OTHER THOUGHTS ON YOUR PROGRAM AND TIME AT AIM?
CHESNEY: I’m so happy I chose Aveda Institute Madison and wouldn’t want to go anywhere else! I also love the 3-day program that is offered here, it makes it a lot more affordable since I commute 45 minutes to school and also gives me time during the week to work. I couldn’t be more excited for the rest of my time at Aveda Institute!