Deep inside of everyone lies a creative vein that thrums and sings along with the beat of our hearts. They pulse and pull and guide as we create beautiful things. Whether these beautiful things be painted masterpieces, computer code, an amazing marketing plan, a hand sewn dress, spreadsheets, or a novel about the American dream – they are all art. Anything you create is a masterpiece guided by the amazing passion that thrums through your heart and soul.
It pulls you.
It is you.
And it drives you as you create a life, a future, and a career.
So why then is one of the most creative industries out there often considered a place for the outcasts, for the deadbeats, for the do-nothings and for the wanderers?
Why are we, the beauty professionals of the world, caged in a stigma that paints us as anything but what we are?
We are not the cast-offs. We are not the stepchild of creativity.
What we are is passionate fighters who have risen above walls and barriers to create art and build futures.
It may start as the child obsessed with her Barbie’s fashion sense, but it goes so much deeper.
These amazing peoples are everywhere, they are everyone. We see ourselves in the struggling high schooler who just doesn’t fit in. In the single mom who is just trying to make a better life. The college student who found life outside a desk. We are the passionate teen who has thousands of Instagram followers and is ready to take it to the next level, and the artistic boy with a vision being squashed by stereotypes. Our creativity fights through us – building up the woman looking for a change from the office monotony and the ex-addict wanting a fresh start.
Do not let the negativity that surrounds beauty school keep you from this dream or from achieving your potential in a career the ignites you. Let it fuel you, let it push you forward.
Scream it from the rooftops, for we are a culture that accepts all, that supports, that builds, and that has risen above the negativity.
We are the determined business professionals who work for years to open our own salon and build our own success.
We are the spunky marketer who builds a book of clients that stays with us for years.
We are the imaginative artists who created the pastel hair you love.
We are the visionaries who dared to cut womens hair short and pull off a man bun.
We are the beauties who fuel You Tube tutorials and Instagram fodder.
We are the backbone of beauty and fashion.
You may think that beauty school is for the cast-offs, the deadbeats and the drop outs.
But you would be wrong.
It is for the artists, the hard workers, the mothers, the fathers, the people who are rebuilding their lives. It is for the dreamers, the does, and everyone with a tenacious fire that burns in their bones.
Yes, we cut hair. But we do so much more. We style, we color, we mold, we create, we build.
And we dream.