BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2 - (Page 48)
BY BEAUTYLINK STAFF
"As a student
I felt like
and I always
times that my
end goal was
to help people
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Cheyanne Birchall: Fueling
Inspiration in the Nail Industry
STEPPING OUT OF her comfort zone is becoming habit
for Cheyanne Birchall, a December 2013 graduate
of Marinello Schools of Beauty and a 2012 Beauty
Changes Lives Celeb Mentor Competition winner.
When Cheyanne's instructor told her about the
scholarship and mentoring competitions, her first
response was to say no. "The idea of capturing a
video and uploading it was intimidating to me,"
Fortunately, her instructor didn't take no for an
answer. "She really pushed me to see that if I didn't
open the door, other doors might not open in my
future," Cheyanne recalled.
Since that moment, Cheyanne has walked through
one door after another, pursuing her goal of eventually traveling the globe as a CND Education
Ambassador. Her first career travel opportunity
occurred while she was still a student. As a BCL mentorship winner, Cheyanne traveled to Detroit to assist
the CND team at the Motor City Beauty Buzz. The
opportunity turned out to be a networking bonanza
for Cheyanne as her passion for the career shone
through to CND's team. CND educator Jan Zanettini
has continually kept in touch with Cheyanne, alerting
her to learning experiences.
In spring 2013, Cheyanne traveled to Chicago
where she participated in America's Beauty Show.
A few months later she appeared onstage in Las
Vegas with CND at the AACS Spring Conference
in a Beauty Changes Lives presentation. Her visibility caught the eye of beauty and wellness media
and Cheyenne has been featured in Modern Salon/
First Chair, American Salon and NAILS Magazine.
Cheyanne frequently turns to traditional and social
media to fuel her inspiration. "I read Nail Pro, Nail
It, and NAILS Magazine to get ideas. Then I pull the
looks I like and create sample nails to display at the
Reno, Nevada, salon where I work," Cheyanne said.
She also turns to Pinterest and Instagram to help
spark design ideas, but says that listening to customers is an important part of creativity. "Sometimes
someone will be bring in a piece of vintage clothing
or jewelry and ask me to create a design around it. I
love working with the client to create a unique nail
statement," Cheyanne said.
Even the most accomplished professionals occasionally find times when the creative well runs dry.
Cheyanne says it's important to work through those
moments. "As a student there were times when I felt
like giving up, and I always remembered during those
times that my end goal was to help people feel better,"
she said. Nail students' challenges don't stop after
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CND Co-Founder Jan Arnold and Cheyanne Birchall at Motor
City Beauty Buzz in 2012.
passing the board exam. "There are always puzzles
and challenges, like a client whose nails won't hold
product. I love trying to figure out how to find a solution," Cheyanne said. She advises students to realize
that education does not stop in school and says that
nail trade publications are a great tool for staying on
top of developments in the industry.
As she works toward her ultimate goal of being
a CND Education Ambassador, Cheyanne has set
her sights on some near-term steppingstones. In
April, she participated in California's Wow event
that introduces legislators to career opportunities
in the beauty industry, while providing complimentary beauty services. She is also working toward
completing CND Master Pro requirements to earn
certification in various aspects of nail design. In
2015, she hopes to qualify for CND's Boot Camp, a
week of intensive education.
Cheyanne says energy is key to accomplishing her
dreams, so she commits to personal fitness including
hula hooping, jump rope and outdoor activities. "If
I don't take care of myself, I can't fulfill my goal of
helping others feel their best," she said.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2
Message From the Aacs President & Cea Chair
The Workings of Washington
Creating a Recipe for the Future
Voices From the Trenches
Creating Harmony in the Classroom
Living an Integrated Life
A Student’s Perspective
And Then There’s Compliance
This Hairstylist Is on Fire!
Keeping the Enrollment Funnel Flowing
Beauty Changes Lives
Battle of the Strands
Cyber Liability and Data Security
Plagued by More Delays
Voices From the Classroom
Launching a Blow Out Career
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Distributors
New School Members
Upcoming 2014-15 Events
Index to Advertisers
BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 2