January 12, 2017

Social Promoter of the Month: Catherine Cortez Porter

We love to celebrate our students’ success! This month, we’re happy to announce that one of our amazing esthetics students has been named the Social Promoter of the Month! Congrats, Catherine Cortez Porter!

catherine cortez porter

About Catherine

All of our students enjoy school for different reasons. Some really like to learn new skills, some like to help clients gain confidence, and some like it all! Catherine shared with us her favorite part of school, “My favorite part of the Esthetics program [is] learning to perform facials and hair removal. I love the specific steps of a facial, the customized products for each individuals skin care needs and amazingly enough it was relaxing for me to perform them. Hair removal with wax and sugar [is] my second favorite. There’s something satisfying about removing hair and achieving smooth hairless skin!”

We are happy that Catherine finds personal rewards in client services. Client communication and satisfaction are some of what we cover in our esthetics program. We asked Catherine why clients should book with her and how she makes her clients feel comfortable, “Clients should definitely book appointments with me because they will always receive a prompt, professional and relaxing service. If you happen to need someone to just vent to or talk to as well, I’m an excellent listener.”

catherine's eyebrow service

“I always approach everyone with a smile and handshake or a hug if I know you. We then do a thorough client consultation so I know exactly what the client is looking for and expects from the service. Confidence and trust always make the client feel at ease and comfortable.”

Why Catherine Chose Summit Salon Academy

“After looking at 3 other schools Summit Salon and Academy was the best choice for me because of the location and the curriculum. They’re one of the only schools to offer a sugaring certification. Karen Shea also did a great job answering all my questions and was very informative.”

It is always encouraging to hear our students’ thoughts about Summit Salon Academy. With feedback from our students, we can continue to grow and improve for future students!

“My favorite assignment at school was right in the beginning of [] the course. We had to create models/pictorials in any medium of our choice, of the anatomy of the skin and the bones of the skull. I have a BA in Graphic Design so it was nice to apply some of those art skills.”

catherine's esthetics service

What the Future Holds

We wanted to give Catherine a chance to do a little bragging about her skills. She said, “My specialties would be facials, peels and hair removal. Again I love facials and peels because they’re very step specific. In order to have a successful facial or peel it’s essential to perform every single step of the that service, to achieve the desired end result.”

Catherine also commented on what sets her apart from other estheticians.

“I’m confident, knowledgeable, professional and have a strong work ethic. My ultimate goal is to provide my client with a relaxing, stress free, results oriented service that they’re completely satisfied with. Happy clients guarantee a return appointment!”

Catherine graduates in February 2017. Make sure to stop into our student spa and salon* and book with her before she’s gone!

“I’m ready to tackle the Esthetician industry and continue my education. Esthetics has so much to offer and I’m ready for the journey. You can check me out on Instagram at @ckc46.”

*All services are performed by students supervised by licensed professionals.

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