We know that starting your career in the beauty industry is nerve-racking for some and exciting for others. Our Future Professionals (students) are here to tell you their personal stories on why they chose the beauty industry and what challenges they had to overcome to start their cosmetology journey. Here at Paul Mitchell The School Columbus, we have the opportunity to meet some amazing Future Professionals. Each one of our Future Professionals has a life story and a passion for this industry, we are delighted to share some of the stories in this blog.
Say hello to our Future Professional @Ryan_Does_Hair 👋 Ryan is a student in our Cosmetology Program! We wanted to interview Ryan to discover his why and his passion for the beauty industry here is what he had to say:
What is your favorite service to perform?
“Elaborate updos (prom, wedding, theatre with a focus on historic and fantasy looks) …I also love coloring and styling wigs!”
What made you choose Paul Mitchell The School Columbus?
“I did in-depth research on the local school options and received advice from numerous stylists with diverse backgrounds and experiences, both of which led me to make Paul Mitchell The school of my choice. Not all of the stylists I spoke to went to Paul Mitchell but the ones who did speak very highly of the experience they had during their time here. They gave the school a glowing recommendation.
In addition, I was very impressed when I learned that there is such an emphasis put on job placement. A job lined up coinciding with getting my license is extremely important to me! I feel confident that this will be the case with Paul Mitchell The School Columbus.”
What do you plan to do after graduation?
“My immediate plan after graduation is to start at a boutiquey/specialty salon local to Columbus. My long term goals are less specific but equally if not more exciting. With a cosmetology license, the possibilities are so many. I can see myself having my own loft or even owning a salon on my own or with a partner eventually. I can see myself doing hair for wedding parties and proms. I can see myself continuing my education in the beauty industry, getting certified to do extensions. I can also see myself becoming an instructor. I can see myself making high-end wigs. With my experience in the photo industry and theatre, I can also see being part of that world again but on the creative side rather than production. What is exciting to me is that there are so many routes I can go with my cosmetology license and I am excited to experience all of it!”
“I am extremely lucky to be surrounded by so many people who support me, wholeheartedly. My partner, my family, and my friends have all shown overwhelming support in my decision to make this leap into the beauty industry. I have also received complete support and encouragement from the AMAZING PMTS Columbus Staff as well as my classmates. I look forward to coming to class every single day!”
What advice would you give to other Future Professionals or others who are interested in joining the beauty industry?
“It is never too late to make a change. Take that chance, make the leap…you only live once so live life to the fullest. Although it will require a lot of time and hard work, following my heart to make this career change was the right choice for me to make and I would pass that along as a sound piece of advice to anyone.”