March 27, 2017
At Summit Salon Academy Tacoma, we pride ourselves on building our students into successful beauty pros. One of the ways we do this is by focusing on marketing skills and future career planning within our curriculum. This enables us to give students a steady foundation to build a successful career after they sit for the state board exam.
One student this month has gone above and beyond, taking these lessons and beginning to apply them both in her everyday floor and course work but also in her future planning as well. Because of this work, the social promoter for the month for March is Stephanie Thomas! Congrats, girl!
Stephanie is a hard worker who loves anything with a challenge! When asked what her favorite part about our program was, she answered with “foil highlights” and “balayage” – some of the hardest techniques!
“It takes a lot of creativity to place each foil or stroke in the EXACT placement necessary for the look you’re trying to achieve. I love a challenge, and a challenge it is.”
We love this! It truly shows what kind of a student Stephanie is and the extent she will go to to make each client happy. This genuine pride in her work is echoed with her response to client care:
“I don’t look at them like clients, but as a future friend. I listen carefully, educate, and explain each step as I go to ensure we are always on the same page. At the end of the day, I just want more people walking around with beautiful hair. Beautiful hair leads to a boost in confidence, which then leads to a happy soul.”
Why Stephanie Chose Summit Salon Academy
“I was referred to this school by a hair dresser in my area. She highly recommended I pay the extra money for the toll and drive the few extra miles for a better education and experience, and boy am I glad I took her advice!”
That is so great to hear, Stephanie. We love that our past students have found a career that they love, and that they are passing on that passion to others by recommending the school that got them there!
We know you have found the same love and passion for your new career path behind our doors and are excited to welcome you to our family. Every student, past and present, of Summit Salon is family, and we are proud to welcome each and every one of them home.
What Lies Ahead For Stephanie
At Summit Salon we strive to assist each our students toward the career paths that will help them build a life that they love, full of joy and success. Stephanie definitely has her eyes on the prize, and when asked what she plans to do with her training in the future she answered:
“I plan on working part-time in a salon in the Gig Harbor area for a while, build my skills, meet new people and soak up every bit of education I can. Then, one day, build a salon on my property and work from home.”
What a perfect plan! It sounds like she has it all worked out and is ready to jump in feet first when she graduates this May! You can do it, girl! And your Summit Salon family will be right here behind you!
Check out more of Stephanie’s work on her Instagram page:@hair_by_mrs_thomas
Want to schedule an appointment with Stephanie? Give us a call at our student salon*! We can help you book your next appointment.
*Services are performed by students supervised by licensed professionals.