Posted on July 18, 2014

Regency Beauty Institute & Refinary29 #ShareBeauty

Beauty/ Hair

Thanks to Regency Beauty Institute for sponsoring today’s discussion

I cannot recall a time in my life that I wasn’t enamored with the beauty industry. I can still remember being so so nervous when I walked into the kitchen one evening to ask my parents if I could enroll in Cosmetology school. I’ll be honest they were not thrilled with the idea at first, but we talked it over and knowing that I would still attend college they gave their permission for me to enroll. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend Cosmetology school while simultaneously completing high school. My parents knew I was into hair styling, makeup, and nails, my friends were always coming over to get their nails done or hair highlighted. My supportive brother even let me practice my clipper skills on him. His fade turned into a buzz cut but he took one for the team. It’s funny because my family always considered this interest of mine just a hobby, they never took it serious as a possible career, well until they saw how well I was doing. I went on to be inducted into a Vocational Honor Society and participated in State Competitions, later graduating at the top of my class. 
I put my dreams of opening a salon on hold and went to college, later joining Corporate America. Eventually I want to get back into the industry but for now, Beauty Blogging helps fill that void and keeps me in tune with the industry. The sheers in this picture are the ones I used for my first haircut on a client. Sixteen years later I still have them, they are a reminder of a dream I left behind.

#ShareBeautyContest One beauty enthusiasts will win a VIP Beauty Treatment from R29 & Regency Beauty Institute valued at $2,000.

When I think back on some of the reasons I wanted to have a career in the beauty industry was to help people. When we look good, we feel good, and beauty industry professionals can help us get there. They have an ability to bring to the outside a little of what we feel on the inside. Check out this cute video sharing a girl with a gift, and how the beauty grew all around.

 
 

Let’s see how creative you are with this summer’s hottest trends. Each Monday a Refinary29 editor will introduce one of her favorite summer trends, show how YOU would wear the look by uploading a photo to Instagram using hashtag #SHAREBEAUTYCONTEST. Select submissions will also be featured on the Refinary29 website. After the contest one beauty enthusiasts will win a VIP Beauty Treatment from R29 & Regency Beauty Institute valued at $2,000

 
Get your camera out and start snapping pics. For all the deets on the contest click here
 

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  • Katherine Gilbert

    You are awesome! I enjoyed reading your story. Good luck to everyone who enters the contest.

  • Katherine Gilbert

    You are awesome! I enjoyed reading your story. Good luck to everyone who enters the contest.

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