My name is Kylie Lebedeff, I am 22 years old. Hair school was not my first post-secondary institution I attended. Straight out of high school I attended university pursuing a degree in education. After 3 years I decided that education wasn’t for me. After talking to different schools and universities I decided Delmar College is where I wanted to be.
I started my education at Delmar in August 2016, and have loved each day. There is never a dull moment at school; each day is filled with new theory and practical. Even when we are practicing finger waves and perms all day long, I never feel that I am not enjoying my day at Delmar.
Getting better at the things I struggle with is all part of growing as a stylist. Cutting has so far been my favourite part of school. Andrew is a great instructor and has always pushed me to do my best and beat my goals.
Now that I have found the career path I feel most confident in I am thriving. My grades are the best they have been, my passion is growing every day and I love coming to school. I am confident this is where I should be and I cannot wait to grow further.
Kylie is our December Student of the Month. She was nominated by her instructors because of her contagious positivity and her reliability. She is truly a Delmar ambassador!
We live in a world where we want reality. Look at our choice of television shows, and celebrities who are famous for being themselves. We want the truth behind things, and I think, more importantly, we want to know how others experience something.
So why not get a taste of what it is to be in one of our Esthetics classes?
Today is the first of several posts to come that will follow our evening Esthetics program (or the Evening Esthie’s as they like to be called), basically from the end of their first module to the end of their program. Each month, or more, we will hear it from one of their perspectives. Their success stories and their struggles.
Who are the Evening Esthie’s? They are Teneika, Lacy, Kasandra, and Cathy. Our first blogger from the group is Cathy. So, without any further ado…
Cathy here from the Evening Esthie’s, taking a minute to look at my journey so far in completing my Esthetics Diploma. I just finished Module 1! As the course began I was sure I would wax off someone’s eyebrow. Not sure if this is a common nightmare for anyone first learning to wax, but it was mine. I apologized to my models when I first waxed A LOT! Now I am speedy and efficient. My first customer actually fell asleep. Her feedback was that I was gentle.
Pretty clear on my professional image and how to carry myself. My previous work experience has given me lots of practice. I really like working with, and for, people. I have a great class, and we are becoming fast friends. Our instructor Vanessa is amazing. She is so comfortable to be around, and is a great communicator. She has so much experience and I love her teaching style.
Besides waxing and professional image, I have learned about Infection Prevention Control. Covering the fungi, parasites, viruses, and bacteria we carry and can be exposed to; products I will use to protect myself and my client from infection; how important sterilization of tools is; and how important it is to be consistent and follow rules and regulations of the spa. Follow all safety precautions for yourself and clients.
Currently I am working on manicures and pedicures in the student spa. Slowly seeing an improvement. Studied hard to know all nail disorders and diseases. A lot to know, but bottom line, sure do not want a fungus!
So 4 tests, 1 project, filling all my quota’s, and mod 1 is done. I look forward to class and learning something new, making new friends, having clients and model days, and so much more.
The Evening Esthie’s work hard, but we play hard too. Lots of laughs and life experience in this class. Let’s face it… we are the best!!!
Thanks Cathy! Stay tuned for more posts from the Evening Esthie’s in the new year.
We started November on a high note and welcomed our November Nail Technician class on the first of the month.
We hosted another graduation ceremony and reception on November 2. Congratulations to all of our graduates in attendance, and thank you to guest speakers Lina Chammoury of Edges Salon & Spa, and Lisa Coombs of Joico.
The $100 Gift Card for $50 Sale launched again!
Student of the Month, Jamie Osaka, was featured in our last blog post (click here to read it), and she won an awesome prize for, well, being awesome! She is our first ever school-wide student of the month recipient. How do you get this title? Simple. Just be a Delmar ambassador and your instructors could nominate you. From all those nominations, one name will be chosen per month.
Some of our students and staff spent a Sunday getting creative with some amazing presentations and demonstrations at the Grey Eagle Casino for the IBS Beauty Roundup.
Congratulations to our March Hair Design class on their graduation! We wish you all the success in the world.
We extended another huge Delmar welcome to our new November Hair Design class! They are doing some amazing things, and we cannot wait to feature some of their work.
We caught up with Delmar alumni, Morgan McLaren. She took over our blog and shared a piece with us about what inspired her to become a hair stylist. (Click here to read it)
MAKE UP FOR EVER stopped in and held an amazing class with our Esthetics and Makeup students. A huge thank you to Pro Business Manager Jacqie for coming in and sharing so much with us. All of our Makeup students receive an amazing kit from MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Pro line, and we are proud to be partnered with them.
Our Esthetics department held another Industry Scavenger Hunt day. Our esthetics students are paired up into teams and sent out into Calgary to complete some beauty industry related tasks. They win some pretty cool prizes, but more importantly, they get to meet people in the industry.
Congratulations to first period Apprenticeship grads! We look forward to seeing you all in second period.
We held another highly successful Eyelash Extension course. Here is one of our recent students Sarah, working on her lashing skills. For those who are interested, we will have another class running in January.
What an amazing month we had! Thank you to everyone who made it so. December brings the holidays, and all the cheer that goes with it. We can’t wait to showcase all the glitz and glam that will happen around the college! December also brings a giving spirit, and all of us at Delmar would like to embrace that and help our fellow Calgarians during what can be a hard time for so many. For the month of December we will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Calgary Food Bank. If you bring in a minimum of three of those items to your next appointment in December, you will receive 20% off your services that day.