Kim Kowal – Full Time, Cosmetology
September’s full time Artistic Academy Student of the Month Kim has a lot of aspirations. She is due to graduate shortly and loves to do color. Kim hopes to start out as an assistant in a salon and eventually get her own chair. Further down the road, she would like to take her salon experience and apply as a cosmetology retail professional, selling quality cosmetology products.
At Artistic Academy Kim says she loves the excellent support she receives from the educational staff. She also feels that the organization of the program helps students make the most of their experience. She says that a key to success is to “Be determined and make the most of every opportunity.”. Artistic Academy cannot wait to what opportunities this talented and determined young cosmetologist will encounter. Congratulations Kim, from everyone at Artistic Academy!!!
Today and last night the students of Artistic Academy in Morris Plains, New Jersey showed off their creativity and skills with hair and make up to raise money for City of Hope in a contest to see who could be the “greenest”. The students raised $650.00 for the City of Hope Cancer and Diabetes Research Center. Everyone got into the spirit especially the daytime class’ winner, Chloe Malfitano.
In a letter to the editor of USA Today (please find the full letter here ), Jim Cox, the Executive Director of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools cited the uncertainty of certain occupations the current job market versus those that offer stability and growth; jobs in the beauty industry are in demand and offer a tremendous amount of potential growth. The article, posted on USA Today’s website January 13, 2011, states there is expected growth in many positions under the umbrella of health and beauty professionals, specifically citing “skin care specialists”. Mr. Cox says “In bad times, people still want to look good in order to find, or keep, a job. And until someone can get a facial on the Internet or a haircut from a call center, these jobs won’t be outsourced.”
The article also mentions that many Americans are also able to start their own businesses and still be successful, with a record number of start-up businesses in recent years. The ability of many beauty professionals to operate as their own employers or to start their own small business, the demand for beauty services offers a lot of opportunity. Jim Cox believes this leads to rewarding careers in beauty because the industry offers such a rich “work/life balance” that allows individuals to get exactly what they want from a career in beauty.
Artistic Academy in Morris Plains, New Jersey offers full time and part time courses in Cosmetology or Aesthetics (Skin Care Specialty) designed to meet the demands of today’s beauty industry. With financial aid for those who qualify, the opportunity for a rewarding career in beauty is only a phone call away.