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A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE
Lancaster School of Cosmetology and Therapeutic Bodywork
BEAUTY SCHOOL AND entrepreneurship are family traditions for Zach Sheaffer. He’s currently enrolled in the same beauty school his mom graduated from, while working full-time in his dad’s automotive business. Zach recently shared his perspective on the beauty school experience.
But after a year of college, I knew beauty school was where I wanted to be. Both my mom and dad couldn’t be more supportive of my decision to enroll.
Q: What part of the beauty school experience do you most enjoy? A: I love doing color, especially color ﬁ xes. A client can come in with one look and through the right color enhancement I can create a 180-degree change in her overall look.
This is a career where I can not only do what I love, but also make a very good living at it!
Q: What do beauty school students worry about? A: The world of fashion and beauty changes so
quickly and new trends are constantly appearing. It can be overwhelming to think about all of the new techniques and methods that will be required to meet future trends. I guess it’s the challenge of keeping up in a constantly changing industry that can be a little intimidating but also inspiring.
Q: What makes a great instructor? A: I love learning from someone who has had lots of
practical experience and is willing to share it with me. I love it when a teacher shows us “what the pros know” to create a certain look. Seeing a look in the book is one thing; but learning from someone who has created the look in a salon makes it much more real. It’s also important for instructors to be good communicators. Each teacher at our school has their own way of presenting the information so that the material comes alive.
Student: Zach Sheaffer, 21 School: Lancaster School of Cosmetology and Therapeutic Bodywork Enrolled Since: August 31, 2010 Hobbies: Hiking and hockey Study Area: Cosmetology
Q: What is your long-term career goal? A: I love doing hair and that’s what I want to focus
on in the salon environment. Maybe in 15 or 20 years I’ll think about opening my own salon, but I want to learn from some of the best before I think about starting a business.
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a hairstylist? A: My mom went to beauty school, so maybe it’s
Q: What advice would you give to a friend who was considering beauty school? A: You have to be open-minded. I’ve had friends
ask me about the old stereotypes surrounding guys who do hair. I just laugh and don’t let it bother me. This is a career where I can not only do what I love, but also make a very good living at it!
Does your school have a student you’d like us to interview for a future “Student’s Perspective” in BeautyLink? Write to us at editor@ beautyschools.org.
genetic! I’ve always been interested in creativity, but I couldn’t draw. In junior high I became really interested in women’s hair and was inspired by all of the different looks that could be created.
Q: Have you ever done your mom’s hair? A: She’s let me do a little highlighting work, but
she’s pretty loyal to her long-time hairstylist. Earning client trust is a big part of a hairstylist’s job, but we’ll get there!
Q: What did your family think about your decision to enroll in beauty school? A: At ﬁrst my dad thought it was something I’d lose
interest in and he encouraged me to study business.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3
Message From the AACS President and CEA Chair
Workings Of Washington
Network, Innovate, Grow: AACS Annual Convention & Expo 2012
Attending a Convention: 10 Tips for Success
A Teacher’s Safari: Managing the Zoo of Personalities
Sticking it Out: 10 Threats That Keep Students from Surviving and Thriving in the Real World
Data Disaster: Protecting Sensitive and Important Records
Mixing Generations in the Classroom: Can They Coexist?
Beauty Changes Lives
Every Vote Counts: Encouraging and Emphasizing the Importance of their Vote
Hip-Hop Haircuts: Curtis Smith Sets Trends
AACS Listserve Q & A
Now We’re Talking: An Education in Communication
Health & Wellness for Educators: Tips for Being Healthy
A Student’s Perspective NEW!
And Then There’s Compliance
Remembering Two Beauty Legends
Beauty Before Boarding: Airport Salons Take Flight
Voices From the Classroom
CEA Annual Convention Photo Spread
Quiz Time: How Well Do You Know Your Association?
Associate Member Profiles: Makeup/Cosmetics
People & Places
New Products & Services
New School Members
Upcoming 2012-2013 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3