Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2 - (Page 44)
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R ACHEL STIAWALT: RFACTOR SALON OWNER
AFTER GRADUATING FROM HAYS ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN IN HAYS, KANSAS, IN OCTOBER 2009, RACHEL BEGAN CONSTRUCTION ON HER NEW SALON R-FACTOR. LOCATED IN HER SMALL HOMETOWN OF NESS CITY, KANSAS, SHE OPENED HER DOORS IN DECEMBER 2009. IN HER VERY FIRST MONTH THE BOOKS WERE NEARLY FULL. PRODUCTION CONTINUES TO GROW DRAMATICALLY MONTH-TO-MONTH. RACHEL SAID THE NUTS AND BOLTS BUSINESS TRAINING PROGRAM, PART OF THE CURRICULUM AT HAYS ACADEMY, HAS HELPED HER BECOME VERY BUSINESS SAVVY. HERE’S WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY:
I have always had a passion for the cosmetology industry. It fuels my enthusiasm and makes me want to be an unstoppable force. This opportunity is a blessing and has given me the chance to better myself, my family and the life of others. In this industry there is no limit to what you can do. As a salon owner I ﬁnd myself in control of the image and experience I want to portray to my guests. It has been an awesome and very rewarding experience. Even though starting a new business in a small town is very risky, I felt I had something special to offer my guests that no one else could: ﬁve-star customer service. I remembered a quote that stuck with me, “To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.” TO GET WHAT YOU’VE While in NEVER HAD, YOU MUST DO WHAT school, Hays YOU’VE NEVER DONE. Academy of Hair Design introduced the Nuts and Bolts Business Program. They gave me the tools and the skills to become business savvy. Paying attention to detail and listening to what my guests want keep them coming back and satisﬁed. Embracing change and educating my guests is the number-one reason I think I am successful. If I had to do anything different, it would be to Do you know a superstar have had the chance to begin this path a lot earlier. graduate? Send a brief bio What other career can change the lives of others? along with the graduate’s I believe that you should always set new goals and contact information to learn from your mistakes. You must have healthy email@example.com. work habits, discipline, perseverance, integrity, comYour superstar could be passion, accountability, knowledge, motivation, take featured in the next issue risks, strive for excellence – and most important, of BeautyLink! have a great attitude!
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Rachel a her and husband, Nathan Stiawalt, at R-Factor .
My advice for students pursuing cosmetology is simple: Follow your heart. Do you want to own a salon? Do you want to be a part of a runway show? Do you want to educate? Do you want to be the next Nick Arrojo? You just have to have the passion, desire and drive to make your dreams come true. Also, knowledge is power! Learn everything you can from your instructors. They are there to help you. Talk to salon owners, go to hair shows and always keep a positive attitude. Use persistence and passion to bring your ideas to life. Motivation and goal-setting are essential to have a successful career. Details are the difference between mediocre and magniﬁcent. I believe I am successful because I am following my dream. My guests are like family, and I know that I can make a difference in their life. I am so happy and grateful to do what I love every day. Remember that we are in the industry to change lives. It might be a physical change, but it also can be an emotional change. Treat others the way you want to be treated, and have fun! This industry provides endless opportunities, and it is up to the individual to determine how far his or her goals will take them.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2
Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
Letters to the Editor (New!)
Professional Photo Shoots
2010 Annual CEA Convention: Riding the Winds of Change
Beauty Schools 101
Burned: Mixed Messages Can Erode Client Loyalty
The Workings of Washington
AACS Listserve Q&A
Voices from the Classroom
Leadership Lessons: How to Motivate Employees in a Tough Economy
The Three Laws: How to Make Your Leadership Journey Rewarding
Beauty Changes Lives
Nuts and Bolts | Sassoon Academy Student Competition
Associate Member Profiles
New Products & Services
People & Places
Upcoming 2010 Events
New School Members
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2
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