I’m currently in the Esthetics program at The Aveda Institute Portland. How amazing is that? I’m taking this passion of mine and turning it into something I can do professionally to help more and more people! I get a lot of questions about why I enrolled in this program and I wanted to share a tiny portion of that with you. Of course, you may ask as many questions as you’d like–I’m an open book.
I have always been interested in beauty and skin care. I started a beauty blog a while ago (tiffanyfajen.com) which has given me an outlet to place my ideas, recommendations, and curiosities in the beauty field. It’s been fun! I discovered my favorite beauty brand Glossier and their motto is “Skin First, Makeup Second, Smile Always.” I loved that! So I began focusing on skin care rather than just makeup and it was so empowering. If you take care of your skin, you don’t need as many makeup products.
About 6 months ago I was approached by an owner of a sugaring/skin care studio and they said they loved my blog and offered me free services to check the place out. How could I resist?! So I went in and had such an amazingly inspiring facial, when I got home I gathered all of the skin care products I had in my cabinet and gave a facial to my husband! I loved the feeling of helping someone relax and feel amazing and see results.
At the same time, I had taken an interview at Aveda for a front desk retail position and the interviewer asked me how serious I was about starting school and really made me rethink my path. What was I waiting for? I wanted to begin my journey as a professional as soon as possible! So I traded my resume for a financial aid form and I was on my way to become an Aveda Institute Esthetician.
Seriously thank YOU, the reader, supporter, cheerleader, general amazing human being, for being on this ride with me. Thank you for suggesting things I should try, things I should look more into and of course thank you for your encouragement and wonderful words. I love you for that.
Until next time,